Team Liquid is set for a second change in their Counter-Strike: Global Offensive roster in recent months as Jacob “Pimp” Winneche looks set to leave the team.
Pimp’s spell as an active member of Liquid comes to an end after he had been part of the team for over nine months, since June last year. His departure from Liquid was also the second time their active roster had changed in as many months, after Peter “stanislaw” Jarguz replaced Spencer “Hiko” Martin in early February.
Coming in as a replacement for Oleksandr “s1mple” Kostyliev, Pimp could not emulate his predecessor and yielded only mixed results, including group stage exits at the ELEAGUE Major, IEM Oakland, and ESL Pro League Season 4 Finals, as well as a semi-final finish at ESL One New York.
According to the press release for the move, Liquid is currently negotiating Pimp’s transfer with interested parties while they are looking for his replacement.
The 21-year-old will play an active substitute for the team in the meantime.
Liquid’s roster at present looks thus:
- Nick “nitr0” Cannella
- Jonathan “EliGE” Jablonowski
- Josh “jdm64” Marzano
- Peter “stanislaw” Jarguz
- Jacob “Pimp” Winneche (substitute)
Apart from the online ESL Pro League, Liquid have a several offline tournaments up in April, including the cs_summit from April 19 to 23 and DreamHack Open Austin which starts the following weekend. Whether Pimp stays for both tournaments remain to be seen.