Russel "Twistzz" Van Dulken from Team Liquid has revealed during his stream that Jacky "Stewie2K" Yip has taken over the position of the team’s in-game leader. Earlier this role was fulfilled by Nicholas "nitr0" Cannella. Stewie2k confirmed this information during his own stream.
Stewie2k explained that nitr0 was dissatisfied with his personal performance and wanted to focus on its improvement, thus his teammates asked Stewie2k to start making calls within the games. The switch happened few weeks ago, right after the team placed 4th at ESL One: Road to Rio. According to Twistzz, Stewie2k has a different style of leading compared to nitr0 – while the latter used to give players a lot of freedom in their decisions, Stewie2k prefers micro-management.
Currently Team Liquid are competing at DreamHack Masters Spring 2020 – North America. The team already lost two first matches – against Chaos E.C. (1-2) and FURIA Esports (1-2). Their next series against MIBR is scheduled for May 23rd, 9:10 PM UK Time.