Apr 20 2015 - 6:54 pm

Team Liquid finally expands Hearthstone team, adds Sjow

After five months with just two players, Team Liquid has finally added a new name to its Hearthstone roster
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After five months with just two players, Team Liquid has finally added a new name to its Hearthstone roster.

Jeffrey "Sjow" Brusi has made the jump to Liquid from CompLexity, joining up with veteran Janne "Savjz" Mikkonen and Eugene "Neirea" Shumilin.

Brusi was formerly a StarCraft 2 pro, playing for Team Dignitas and Team prOperty before retiring from the game and moving into Hearthstone. He recently won his first Hearthstone title in the Xfinity Invitational and is currently in second place in his division of the Kinguin Pro League.  

The move is the first signing Liquid has made since picking up Shumilin in November, a time period in which it launched a number of unsuccessful bids for players. Jon "Orange" Westberg, 2015's most successful player to date, was one of those targets—Westberg eventually joined Jason "Amaz" Chan's Team Archon.

Mikkonen is the most high-profile player on the Liquid roster, with six event titles to his name including the Seat Story Cup 2.

The loss of Brusi is a second blow to Team CompLexity this month, as the team recently lost Dan "Alchemixt" Walton from its active roster after he was banned for breaking the Hearthstone terms of service. The reason for the ban has never been revealed.

A source close to CompLexity told the Daily Dot that it was actively looking for new players. But with just David "Dog" Caero left on the roster, these efforts might have to be seriously ramped up.

Image via ESL/Flickr

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