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Team Liquid
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Team Information
Location: United States USA
Number of Players: 5
Team Staff
Coaches: David Lim
Analysts: Kevin Bracken
Galen "Moon" Holgate
Managers: Nick Phan
Sponsors/Partners
Twitch HTC PokerStars HyperX Razer Alienware Monster Energy J!NX AOC Discord crunchyroll NEEDforSEAT
Social Media Links
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History
Created: January 6, 2015(2015-01-06)
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In January 2015, Team Curse was absorbed by Team Liquid (TL), a team based in the Netherlands. On its own, Team Liquid, though new to the League scene, had already made a name for itself in global eSports. Beginning as a StarCraft: Brood War team in 2000, it has since expanded into HearthStone: Heroes of WarCraft and Super Smash Bros. while also maintaining its StarCraft division. Aside from its squads, Team Liquid is known for its website - TeamLiquid.net - which is the most-visited StarCraft-related website in the world.

History

Upon merging with Team Curse in January 2015, Team Liquid inherited the former's LCS spot though the starting roster remained the same, which included Quas, IWillDominate, FeniX, Piglet and Xpecial. The team placed first in the 2015 NA LCS Summer/Regular Season and received an automatic bye into the semifinals of the bracket stage. Unfortunately, Team Liquid eventually lost in the semifinals 1-3 to Team SoloMid. TSM's subsequent loss to Counter Logic Gaming in the NA Summer Split Finals led to Team Liquid's automatic placement in the Finals of the 2015 NA LCS Regional Qualifiers – whether or not TL won the 3rd place match against Team Impulse. Team Liquid's 2015 season came to an end when the team lost in a close 1-3 series against a revitalized Cloud9, eliminating any possibility of playing in the 2015 World Championship.

By the 2016 Season, Team Liquid's roster had gone through some major changes in the wake of the departure of 3 of their original players from the rebranding. Xpecial had been replaced by Smoothie who in turn was replaced by Matt as starting support. Quas had been suspended and reevaluated his priorities which led to his retirement and eventual replacement by Lourlo. IWillDominate retired from professional League of Legends in January of 2016 which led to Dardoch becoming the starting jungler for Team Liquid. Despite such major roster changes, the team did well in the 2016 Spring Split, finishing in the top half of the North American LCS.

Timeline

Player Roster

ID Name Role Contract
USA Lourlo Samson Jackson Top 11/20/2017
South Korea Reignover Kim Ui-jin (김의진) Jungle 11/19/2018
USA Goldenglue Grayson Gilmer Mid 11/19/2018
South Korea Piglet Chae Gwang-jin (채광진) ADC 11/20/2017
USA Matt Matt Elento Support 11/20/2017

ID Name Role Contract
USA Arcsecond Lyonel Pfaender Jungler 11/20/2017
USA LiNk Austin Shin Mid 11/19/2018

ID Name Role Replacing Tournament
USA Moon Galen Holgate Jungle USA Dardoch 2016 NA LCS Summer Week 1
USA Arcsecond Lyonel Pfaender Jungle USA Dardoch 2016 NA LCS Regional Qualifiers

ID Name Role Next Team
USA Stunt William Chen Support
Team Dignitas
USA Solo Colin Earnest Top
Gold Coin United
South Korea FeniX Kim Jae-hun (김재훈) Mid
Gold Coin United
USA Moon Galen Holgate Jungle Analystlogo std.png Analyst
USA Dardoch Joshua Hartnett Jungle
Immortals
USA Fabbbyyy Jovani Guillen ADC
Big Gods e-Sports
South Korea Piglet Chae Gwang-jin (채광진) AD
Team Liquid Academy
Canada zig Derek Zhao Top
Phoenix1
USA IWillDominate Christian Rivera Jungle Retired.png Retired
China Nyjacky Chenglong Wang Mid
None
Venezuela Quas Diego Ruiz Top Retired.png Retired
USA Xpecial Alex Chu Support
Apex Gaming
USA KEITHMCBRIEF Yuri Jew AD
Team Liquid Academy
Canada Zig Derek shao Top
Team Liquid Academy

Organization

ID Name Position
USA LiQuiD112 Steve Arhancet Co-Owner
Netherlands Nazgul Victor Goossens Co-Owner
Denmark Bumblebee Robin Nymann Head of eSports
USA jokasteve Steve Perino Manager
Canada Dlim David Lim Head Coach
USA Saintvicious Brandon DiMarco Strategic Coach


USA Jarge Josh Smith Head Analyst
USA TeeKhay Kevin Bracken Analyst

ID Name Position Next Team
USA Moon Galen Holgate Analyst
FlyQuest eSports
South Korea Locodoco Choi Yoon-sub
None
USA MarkZ Mark Zimmerman Head Analyst
None
Eetu Heiska Analyst
None
Jim Afremow Sports Psychologist
None

Team Achievements

2016 Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2016-12-15 Esltumbnail.png A33 - 4th IEM XI Gyeonggi 0 : 2
Samsung Galaxy
$ 10,000
2016-09-03 NA LCS.png I1NQ 2016 NA LCS Regional Qualifiers 0 : 3
Team EnVyUs
2016-08-14 NA LCS.png A55 - 6th 2016 NA LCS Summer Playoffs 1 : 3
Counter Logic Gaming
20 CP
2016-07-31 NA LCS.png A55th 2016 NA LCS Summer Split 9-9 Group Stage/Round Robin (W/L)
2016-04-16 NA LCS.png A44th 2016 NA LCS Spring Playoffs 0 : 3
Immortals
30 CP
2016-03-20 NA LCS.png A44th 2016 NA LCS Spring 10 : 8 Group Stage/Round Robin (W/L)

2015 Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2015-08-31 NA LCS.png I1NQ 2015 NA LCS Regional Qualifiers 1 : 3
Cloud9
2015-08-22 NA LCS.png A33rd 2015 NA LCS Summer Playoffs 3 : 1
Team Impulse
70 CP
2015-07-26 NA LCS.png A11st 2015 NA LCS Summer 14 : 5 Group Stage/Round Robin (W/L)
2015-04-19 NA LCS.png A33rd 2015 NA LCS Spring Playoffs 3 : 2
Team Impulse
50 CP
2015-03-29 NA LCS.png A66th 2015 NA LCS Spring 10 : 9 Group Stage/Round Robin (W/L)

Interviews

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See Also

Discussions

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Anonymous user #8

one month ago
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why piglet when pray is free?

Anonymous user #11

one month ago
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Probably because Piglet has been around the Liquid organization for a long time, he was on the TLA roster when he wasn't on the main roster.

Anonymous user #7

one month ago
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wtf is this? fenix gone? piglet back? .. ?

Danknado

one month ago
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what happened with Fenix

Anonymous user #10

one month ago
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Fenix wasn't performing as well as previous splits, he was just another average mid laner, besides with the new LCS rules you can't have 3 foreigns in your team, and since Reignover was coming to TL they had to make a change

Anonymous user #5

one month ago
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why not have lourlo, reignover, fenix, PIGLET, and matt as starting lineup -.-.

Anonymous user #6

one month ago
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they only have 2 import slots.

Anonymous user #9

one month ago
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that's 3 import spots right? I don't think piglet or fenix has citizenship yet.

Anonymous user #12

one month ago
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by the way, i knew they would take piglet back with reignover... lcs master right here

Anonymous user #2

one month ago
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Won't Huni follow Reignover?

Anonymous user #3

one month ago
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i don't think that huni will follow this time

Anonymous user #4

one month ago
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Don't think he can this time :(

Anonymous user #10

one month ago
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Huni signed with SKT, he might become world champion this year

Anonymous user #1

4 months ago
Score 1++

TL become weak and weak still weak SAD

References

  1. Liquid LoL | The Return youtube.com
  2. FlyQuest's Twitter Post twitter.com
  3. Building the Team Liquid Infrastructure teamliquidpro.com
  4. Meet Lourlo youtube.com
  5. IWillDominate retires blog.instantesports.com
  6. Dardoch Suspension
  7. Team Liquid's Facebook Post facebook.com
  8. Fabbbyyy announces free agency pvplive.com
  9. [1] thescoreesports.com
  10. Dlim becomes Head Coach espn.com
  11. Team Liquid's Twitter Post twitter.com
  12. Reignover to replace Dardoch on Team Liquid in 2017 thescoreesports.com
  13. Moon Steps Back teamliquidpro.com
  14. Team Liquid's Twitter Post twitter.com
  15. Welcome Back Piglet youtube.com
  16. Team Liquid and Former Curse Become One liquidlegends.net
  17. HTC Sponsors Team Liquid teamliquidpro.com
  18. Namecheap sponsors Team Liquid liquidlegends.net
  19. LCS News: KEITH moved to starting roster for week 5 teamliquidpro.com
  20. Team Liquid management and coaching staff talk Piglet benching - Keith to play for week 6 youtube.com
  21. LCS News: Piglet moved to starting roster for Week 7 teamliquidpro.com
  22. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPZ7FKyJ3A8 TL LoL Update - Xpecial on His Future] youtube.com
  23. Xpecial - Free Agency, C9 Challenger, Future youtube.com
  24. Liquid Life | Locodoco Joins Liquid! youtube.com
  25. Update for the LCS 2016 Season, Diego Ruiz teamliquidpro.com
  26. Team Liquid's Facebook Post facebook.com
  27. Quas' Twitlonger Post twitlonger.com