Jonathan "EliGE" Jablonowski, who previously played for eLevate, will join the Team Liquid roster, replacing Keith "NAF-FLY" Markovic who will take on a substitute role.
In the beginning of this year, eLevate added two new players to its roster: Daniel "roca" Degiovanni and Jonathan "EliGE" Jablonowski. The latter was a relatively unknown-till-then seventeen year old who soon impressed with a high level of fragging ability in numerous online North American tournaments.
It seems many were quietly paying attention to the North American wunderkind as it has now been announced that Jablonowski will join Team Liquid's active roster.
Stepping down from the active roster will be Keith "NAF-FLY" Markovic, who will fill the role as a substitute player for the squad.
|nitr0 & co. add more firepower to their ranks|
In an interview conducted with Team Liquid, Jablonowski had this to say about his background in gaming:
|"I am a 17 year old CS:GO player from the United States. I primarily have a SC2 competitive background, but I played CS 1.6 prior for some of my CS experience. I always played games for the competition of them and will try my hardest to be internationally competitive as well."|
The rest of the interview, and the original press release for the roster change, can be found here.
With this change, Liquid's roster is currently:
Damian "daps" Steele
Eric "adreN" Hoag
Jacob "FugLy" Medina
Nick "nitr0" Cannella
Jonathan "EliGE" Jablonowski
Keith "NAF-FLY" Markovic (substitute)
Liquid did not manage to qualify for ESEA S18 finals and dropped out of the CEVO-P Season 6 finals due to time constraints; in the FACEIT League, Liquid are currently top of the North American division with a 4-0 record.
It is also expected they will attend the next offline qualifier for a major.
The move additionally leaves eLevate with only a four man lineup, which may result in future player transfers as eLevate recently won a consolation qualifier to the CEVO S6 finals (taking place April 13-15) in place of Cloud9 who dropped out.