Report: Pimp to join Team Liquid

by Dennis Gonzales, Josh Bury Jun 13 2016
Thumbnail image courtesy of Helena Kristiansson / ESL

A report from ESPN's Jacob Wolf states that former SK Gaming player Jacob "Pimp" Winneche is headed to Team Liquid, where he will replace Eric "adreN" Hoag.

According to ESPN, Pimp will join the roster, but will not compete with the team in the Esports Championship Series LAN Finals or the CS:GO Major at ESL One Cologne 2016. Instead, the report says that Oleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev will be playing for Liquid at ECS and the Cologne Major, following adreN's release on June 6.

The report cites unnamed sources, and ESPN say that Team Liquid did not respond to a request for comment.

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SK Gaming's Pimp currently has a 1.07 HLTV player rating from 2016, the second highest rated player on the team.

SK are set to compete in DreamHack Summer which takes place on June 18-21, while Liquid are competing in the ECS LAN Finals which takes place June 24-26 and the Cologne Major which takes place on July 5-10.

Dennis "Tarmanydyn" Gonzales is a news editor for theScore esports who enjoys whiskey, D&D and first-picking Abaddon Slardar Clinkz Medusa Oracle a P90 my Souvenir Negev. You can follow him on Twitter.