Karmine Corp Karmine Corp Europe Rank #82 have announced former Team Liquid Team Liquid Europe Rank #3 duo Adil "ScreaM" Benrlitom and Nabil "Nivera" Benrlitom, as well as former MAD Lions MAD Lions Europe Rank #6 member Alexandre "xms" Forté. Karmine Corp have also renewed the contracts of Ryad "SHIN" Ensaad and Alexis "Newzera" Humbert.
ScreaM was a part of the original Team Liquid roster. They made waves in the scene following their top-six finish in Masters: Reykjavik 2021. After missing out on Masters: Berlin, Liquid picked up Nivera ahead of EMEA Last Chance Qualifier; the addition of Nivera helped as the squad went on to qualify for Champions via LCQ, where they ended the year with a top-four finish.
After a dominant latter half of 2021, Team Liquid began their year by taking FunPlus Phoenix FunPlus Phoenix Inactive 's spot in Masters: Reykjavik, where they placed in the top eight in the playoffs. After missing out on Masters: Copenhagen, Liquid earned a spot in EMEA Last Chance Qualifier, the very event they won and qualified for Champions. Team Liquid entered the playoffs as Group A's second-seed, and the roster capped off their year with a top-eight placement following their losses to OpTic Gaming OpTic Gaming Inactive and FNATIC FNATIC Europe Rank #2 . Following the organization's acceptance into the EMEA partnership league, the Benrlitom brothers departed the team.
Following a stint with Alliance Alliance Europe Rank #191 in 2021, xms joined EMEA squad TENSTAR TENSTAR Inactive . The roster did not qualify for the VCT 2022 and instead set their sights on VRL Northern Europe: Polaris — the roster was one match shy from the VCT Promotion tournament. Before Stage 2, the TENSTAR squad was picked up by MAD Lions MAD Lions Europe Rank #6 . The organization relocated to VRL France: Revolution, where they — just like TENSTAR — finished in second place, missing out on the VRL Finals.
Re-signees SHIN and Newzera were a part of the original KCORP squad when the organization entered the scene in Stage 2. During their campaign in VRL France, the roster ended with a 12-6 record and entered playoffs as the third seed. Karmine Corp would get their only victory against beGenius ESC beGenius ESC Europe Rank #202 before getting eliminated by eventual winners Team Vitality Team Vitality Europe Rank #10 .
Karmine Corp are set to compete in the Kickoff Tournament in São Paulo, Brazil, in February, where all 30 partnership teams will debut their squads, including Team Liquid.