Adil “ScreaM” Benrlitom is a legend in Counter-Strike. His uncanny ability to lock onto the heads of his opponents in-game earned him a reputation as a one-tap machine, a legacy he has carried into Valorant on Team Liquid.
But what if he was on the same team as another incredibly gifted aimer? In a recent stream, ScreaM teasingly talked about going to North America to play with Sentinels star Tyson “TenZ” Ngo, after his viewers said he should move to NA.
“My home is in Europe,” he said. “Maybe one day I’ll go to NA to play with TenZ.”
While the Belgian player was speaking only in jest, we can still hope that the two superstar players will one day join forces.
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ScreaM had the opportunity to play in North America
ScreaM was a mainstay in the French CS:GO scene in the early years of Valve’s shooter, finding a spot on storied rosters like VeryGames, Titan, G2 Esports, and Team Envy (formerly Team EnVyUs).
Having spent his entire career in Europe, it’s not surprising that the 27-year-old is reluctant to leave the continent.
However, the headshot machine may have come closer to playing in North America than most fans realize. “I had the opportunity but…” he trailed off, when a friend on the call with him hinted that there was additional information that fans were not aware of.
He stopped short of revealing which organization might have approached him.
As in CS:GO, there is not much exchange of talent across the Atlantic in Valorant, with just a few exceptions.
North American CS:GO is also considered far less competitive than the European scene. While NA has proven far more successful in Valorant, winning two out of the last four international LAN events, it’s possible that ScreaM believes that there is still more long-term potential in Europe.
But that hasn’t stopped fans from hoping for a superteam featuring both these players. ScreaM also clearly has a lot of respect for TenZ. After their meeting at Valorant Champions 2021, ScreaM had nothing but praise for the 21-year-old.
“You’re probably the best player I’ve ever faced and you’re still so young,” he said. “Head up king, you’ll be back even stronger.”
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