Following Nairo’s departure from Team Liquid to join NRG, the esports organization took a bit of a hiatus from the world of Smash 4. Now, they are making their grand return by signing the world’s best Bayonetta and current rank two on the PGR, Saleem “Salem” Akiel Young.
A string of huge victories in 2017 — including Evo, 2GGC: Fire Emblem Saga, DreamHack Atlanta and Smash 4 Boot Camp — helped Salem carve out a position as one of the titans of the Smash 4 world. Now that ZeRo is on a competitive hiatus, expect this Bayonetta main to be gunning for that world number one spot.
Salem will be representing the blue and white at Frostbite 2018 this weekend, hoping to rack up his first gold medal of the year. Should Hungrybox hold his position at the top of the Melee foodchain, Team Liquid could have both the Melee and Smash 4 world number ones by the end of 2018.
Source: Team Liquid