Team Liquid have parted ways with the Belgian Brothers, Adil “ScreaM” Benrlitom and Nabil “Nivera” Benrlitom. ScreaM, who was the in-game leader of the franchise’s Valorant roster, and his younger brother have become free agents and will entertain other offers ahead of the 2023 VCT season.
The Dutch esports franchise took to their Twitter page to announce ScreaM’s departure to their fans using a two-minute long video clip. They thanked ScreaM for his contributions to the team and spoke about his loyalty.
“ScreaM, we’ll never forget all you’ve done for us – from the one taps, to the frags to the motivational speeches,” the tweet read.
“From the first moment until the very last, we could always count on you.
Thank you, @ScreaM_”
The franchise also bade Nivera goodbye and appreciated him for one year of amazing clutches and quality plays.
“One year ago you joined Team Liquid, where your teammates became your brothers and your brother became your teammate,” Team Liquid wrote.
“Thank you for all the clutches, your 200 iq plays and your SIUUUUUUU’s
Thank you, @Nivera__”
A few weeks ago, reports linked the Belgian with a move away from Team Liquid. They suggested that the franchise were looking to make some changes to their Valorant roster as they looked to build towards the upcoming season.
Aside from ScreaM, the report also revealed that the franchise will release his brother, Nivera. Nivera was linked to possibly signing with French esports franchise Karmine Corp. in September.
ScreaM joined Liquid in August 2020, a year after Nivera made his way to the franchise to reunite with his brother. Both players have always wanted to be a package deal, as they intend to stick together.
Prior to their competing within the Valorant scene, both players had been professional gamers on the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive esports title. While ScreaM spent a decade on the Counter-Strike scene representing an array of teams including GamerLegion, Fnatic, Team Envy and G2 Esports, to mention a few. Nivera, on the other hand, spent three years on the scene under the banners of top teams like Team Heretics and Team Vitality.
Team Liquid are yet to announce the replacements for both players. However, the franchise are reportedly set to acquire the services of former M3C players Igor “Redgar” Vlasov and Ayaz “nAts” Akhmetshin. They have also been linked to the signing of former Guild player Saif “Sayf” Jibraeel.
Team Liquid’s current roster will include Elias “Jamppi” Olkkonen, Dmitriy “dimasick” Matvienko, and Dom “soulcas” Sulcas. However, according to the report, dimasick, who recently joined the team in August, will not be on the team’s starting roster in order to make way for the three new supposed signings.
ScreaM made a name for himself in the Valorant scene shortly after starting his career in the esports title. He is known to be one of the most iconic FPS players in history, having been a part of the Fish123 roster that reigned supreme in the EMEA region at the time, together with G2 Esports.
The entire roster was acquired by Team Liquid in 2020. With ScreaM out of the team, soulcas is the only remaining player from the old Fish123 roster left on the team.