Suen is ineligible because he was part of the Enemy side that made it to the qualification event. That restricts him from playing for any other team in the event.
The team had been planning to use Mohamad “mOE” Assad of Echo Fox, who played with Liquid back in December as the ESL ESEA Pro League finals, as a stand-in and announced his participation on Friday.
Assad withdrew this morning, however, leaving Liquid once again on the hunt for someone who is available and not already tied to a team. According to Liquid’s Jonathan “EliGE” Jablonowski, Assad withdrew to avoid falling foul of ineligibility rules in the future.
Ironically, the team’s best option may well be Eric “adreN” Hoag—the player they moved to the bench to bring in Suen.
Suen officially signed with Liquid on Sunday, helping the team secure a place in the £250,000 DreamHack Malmo event.
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