Grim introduced as Liquid rifler
Liquid has officially introduced Michael "Grim" Vince as the fifth player in the CS:GO line-up. Information about his move first appeared on July 29th when it became known that Nicholas "nitr0" Canella had left, but was not confirmed until a few days later.
The previous team of the 19-year-old American was Triumph, where he spent the last six months. First of all, Vince is known for his shooting and excellent statistics - with a rating of 1.31 in 2020, he is the leader among all professional players on this indicator.
In his first interview Grim set an ambitious goal - to win the major and become the world's top-1 team.
Over the last couple of years you’ve been making waves as one of the best up and coming players in NA. What does it mean to you to have your abilities recognized and be asked to join Team Liquid?
For me it really means the world to me that such an amazing organization and team is reaching out to me, it lets me know that my hard work is being recognized and inspires me to work even harder to accomplish my goals and make sure they made the right choice choosing me.
What are your goals for the future with Team Liquid? What do you want to accomplish with the team?
My goals under Team Liquid is to win as many trophies and tournaments as possible, especially a Major. I want us to be the best team in the world, and a place NA CS fans can call home and rely on to consistently provide results.
How did you decide on your position in CS? Was it a role you chose or did you fill in a position that was needed?
Early on my teams wanted me in the Multi-Frag potential positions/roles because they noticed how good I was at aiming and thought it would be beneficial for the team. Ever since then I have stuck with it and tried to perfect my role(s) as much as possible.
Lastly, is there anything you’d like to say to fans of the team who will be watching you play from now on?
Just want to say thank you all for supporting as much as you do! Without you all none of this would be possible, and I hope that I can be a solid fit in Team Liquid and win another major and many championships for NA!
The first tournament in the new team for Vince will be the DreamHack Open Summer 2020, starting on August 8. In the group stage Liquid will play against Triumph, Chaos and Ze Pug Godz.
Current line-up of Liquid:
Jonathan "EliGE" Jablonowski
Russell "Twistzz" Van Dulken
Keith "NAF" Markovic
Jake "Stewie2K" Yip
Michael "Grim" Vince
Eric "adreN" Hoag (Coach)