Report: daps to replace Rainwaker in Liquid at BLAST Premier Fall Showdown 2023

Liquid's coach Damian "daps" Steele will stand in for Aleks "Rainwaker" Petrov at BLAST Premier Fall Showdown 2023 Americas. reported this information, having added to previously published rumors about benching of the Bulgarian esports athlete.

According to journalists, Rainwaker was indeed excluded from Liquid’s starting five, but there is a possibility of his return to the team. This could happen if the Mareks "YEKINDAR" Gaļinskis-led roster do not find a new player, whom they are currently actively searching for.

As a result of the temporary transition to the player role, daps will take over as Liquid's IGL instead of Mareks "YEKINDAR" Gaļinskis. Under the Canadian's leadership, the roster will compete at BLAST Premier Fall Showdown 2023 Americas, where from October 4 to 8 they will fight against Imperial, FURIA, Complexity, Forsaken, Evil Geniuses, Legacy, and Party Astronauts for one ticket to the BLAST fall season final.

Should the inside be officially confirmed, Liquid's lineup at the upcoming tournament will look as follows:

 Keith "NAF" Markovic
 Josh "oSee" Ohm
 Mareks "YEKINDAR" Gaļinskis
 Robert "Patsi" Isyanov
 Damian "⁠daps⁠" Steele