As first reported by Upcomer’s Alejandro Gomis, former Fnatic Top Laner Gabriël “Bwipo” Rau has made a verbal agreement to join Team Liquid.
The move seems to make sense on paper for both parties. Team Liquid is in need of a new Top Laner. Rumors are indicating that Barney “Alphari” Morris wanted to rejoin the LEC and join Vitality along with Luka “Perkz” Perković. Team Liquid, naturally, needed a new Top Laner. Bwipo on the other hand is coming off a strange year. He was replaced in Top Lane, swapped to Jungle and Fnatic fell apart at Worlds. Despite the LEC Finals showing, this year was disappointing for fans of Fnatic and Bwipo, despite his solid Jungle play.
It seems like Bwipo wanted to return to his original role, but Upcomer also reported that he was open to ADC, Mid and Jungle offers as well.
The Future of Team Liquid:
In terms of Team Liquid, this puts them in a slightly strange spot. With Top Lane taking an import slot and Jo “CoreJJ” Yong-In possibly getting residency, this may open up TL for another move. Of course, this is all dependent on CoreJJ.
There are other rumors currently floating around about the 2022 TL Roster. The biggest of one is that Soren “Bjergsen” Bjerg may be joining TL and Nicholaj “Jensen” Jensen may role swap to ADC. This of course means that Edward “Tactical” Ra will be replaced. The Jensen role swap in particular has been rumored to not be working out well putting TL in an awkward spot. The Game Haus is unable to verify these rumors, but they are worth putting out there.
All in all, it is looking to be an exciting year for the LCS and Team Liquid. Stay tuned to The Game Haus for coverage of every offseason trade, acquisition and swap.
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