Crediit: BLAST Premier
Whilst many still regard him as one of the biggest talents within the professional CS:GO scene, Mareks "YEKINDAR" Gaļinskis is more than just a talented youngster now, he is a superstar. Since joining Team Liquid the explosive yet calculated rifler has proven his weight worth in gold. The Latvian superstar would almost always put up impressive performances, despite the remainder of the Team Liquid roster sometimes falling behind.
The consistency and prowess of "YEKINDAR", however, seems to have taken a hit after the latest addition to the Team Liquid roster. Since parting ways with the iconic name of Jonathan "EliGE" Jablonowski and adding the somewhat unknown Aleks "Rainwalker" Petrov, it seems as if "YEKINDAR" has struggled.
Since joining last month Team Liquid has played four matches at the BLAST Premier Fall Groups event with "Rainwalker" as a part of the roster. In three out of the four Bo3-series, "YEKINDAR" has been the worst performing player within the Liquid roster, and a considerate margin as well. In their final Bo3-series of the event, Liquid faced the new-look Astralis roster and had to see themselves beaten after a performance from their Latvian talisman.
The poor performance at BLAST Premier Fall Groups and the final defeat against Astralis sees Team Liquid knocked down into the BLAST Premier Showdown, instead of the Finals.
You can watch the highlights from the Team Liquid vs. Astralis Bo3-series down below: