ScreaM's younger brother is said to join forces with his old teammates.
Nabil "Nivera" Benrlitom is set to join the French organisation Team Vitality. According to a report by 1pv.fr, the young Belgium's organisation Team Heretic and Team Vitality have come to an agreement over the 19-year-old. It is assumed that Nivera will not be replacing anyone on Vitality but will rather become the 6th player on the team to allow for substitutions. The report also states that Vitality had also looked at Bryan "Maka" Canda, Ali "hAdji" Haïnouss, and Nicolas "Keoz" Dgus but ultimately landed on Nivera.
The younger brother of CS:GO legend turned VALORANT professional for Team Liquid, Adil "ScreaM" Benrlitom would join the organisation from the Spanish organisation Team Heretics, who had performed admirably in recent months and for whom Nivera had played since March of this year. Nivera would team up with his brother's teammates of old in the ever-green French core of Dan "apEX" Madesclaire, Cédric "RpK" Guipouy, and Richard "shox" Papillon.
The concept of substitute players has started to enjoy popularity in the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) scene to its strenuous and travel intensive circuit causing several cases of burnout with which high profile players from all around the esport had gone public with. The CS:GO scene is based on an open third-party tournament organiser system with two developer sponsored events a year. With those TOs coming from all around the world, tournaments are hosted all over the globe, requiring extensive travel. Even during the global pandemic COVID-19, an increase in regular league play on top of weekend events and practice has kept the workload to levels that has caused burnout. Organisations like Astralis had reacted to those circumstances by signing substitute players to allow for a rotation of talent to ease the burden.
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