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Team Liquid
LOCATION: United States USA
COACHES: David "Dlim" Lim
Jang "Cain" Nu-ri (장누리)
ANALYSTS: Kevin "TeeKhay" Bracken
MANAGERS: Michael Artress
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CREATED: January 6, 2015(2015-01-06)

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.


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 Xpecial had been replaced by Smoothie who in turn was replaced by Matt as starting support.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.


Player Roster

ID Name Contract
Top Laner USA Lourlo Samson Jackson 11/20/2017
Jungler South Korea Reignover Kim Ui-jin (김의진) 11/19/2018
Jungler USA Dardoch Joshua Hartnett Signed
Mid Laner South Korea Mickey Sun Yong-min (손영민) Signed
Mid Laner USA Goldenglue Grayson Gilmer 11/19/2018
AD Carry South Korea Piglet Chae Gwang-jin (채광진) 11/20/2017
Support USA Matt Matt Elento 11/20/2017
Sub Jungler Iraq Inori Rami Charagh Signed
Sub Jungler USA Arcsecond Lyonel Pfaender 11/20/2017
Sub Mid Laner USA Slooshi Andrew Pham 11/20/2017
Sub AD Carry South Korea Youngbin Jung Young-bin 11/20/2017
Sub Support South Korea KonKwon Kevin Koo Hyuk Kwon 11/20/2017

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
Sub Mid Laner USA LiNk Austin Shin
AD Carry USA Doublelift Yiliang Peng
Team SoloMid
Support USA Adrian Adrian Ma
Team Dignitas
Support USA Stunt William Chen
Team Dignitas
Top Laner USA Solo Colin Earnest
Gold Coin United
Mid Laner South Korea FeniX Kim Jae-hun (김재훈)
Gold Coin United
Jungler USA Moon Galen Holgate
FlyQuest eSports
Jungler USA Dardoch Joshua Hartnett
AD Carry USA Fabbbyyy Jovani Guillen
Big Gods e-Sports
Top Laner Canada zig Derek Zhao
Jungler USA IWillDominate Christian Rivera Retired.png Retired
Mid Laner China Nyjacky Chenglong Wang
Top Laner Venezuela Quas Diego Ruiz
NRG Esports
Support USA Xpecial Alex Chu
Apex Gaming
TL Academy


ID Name Position
USA LiQuiD112 Steve Arhancet Co-Owner
Netherlands Nazgul Victor Goossens Co-Owner
Denmark Bumblebee Robin Nymann Head of eSports
USA Michael Artress Team Manager
South Korea Cain Jang Nu-ri (장누리) Head Coach
Canada Dlim David Lim Coach
USA Jarge Josh Smith Head Analyst
USA TeeKhay Kevin Bracken Analyst

ID Name Position Next Team
USA Saintvicious Brandon DiMarco Strategic Coach
Team Dignitas
USA jokasteve Steve Perino Manager
USA Moon Galen Holgate Analyst
FlyQuest eSports
South Korea Locodoco Choi Yoon-sub Head Coach
Gold Coin United
USA MarkZ Mark Zimmerman Head Analyst
Eetu Heiska Analyst
Jim Afremow Sports Psychologist

Team Achievements

2017 Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2017-08-12 NA LCS.png Q 2018 NA LCS Spring Promotion 3 : 2
2017-08-06 NA LCS.png 9th 2017 NA LCS Summer Split 4-14 Group Stage/Round Robin (W-L)
2017-04-01 NA LCS.png Q 2017 NA LCS Summer Promotion 3 : 2
Gold Coin United
2017-03-26 NA LCS.png 9th 2017 NA LCS Spring Split 5-13 Group Stage/Round Robin (W-L)

2016 Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2016-12-15 Esltumbnail.png 3 - 4th IEM XI Gyeonggi 0 : 2
Samsung Galaxy
$ 10,000
2016-09-03 NA LCS.png NQ 2016 NA LCS Regional Qualifiers 0 : 3
Team EnVyUs
2016-08-14 NA LCS.png 5 - 6th 2016 NA LCS Summer Playoffs 1 : 3
Counter Logic Gaming
20 CP
2016-07-31 NA LCS.png 5th 2016 NA LCS Summer Split 9-9 Group Stage/Round Robin (W-L)
2016-04-16 NA LCS.png 4th 2016 NA LCS Spring Playoffs 0 : 3
30 CP
2016-03-20 NA LCS.png 4th 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 NQ 2015 NA LCS Regional Qualifiers 1 : 3
2015-08-22 NA LCS.png 3rd 2015 NA LCS Summer Playoffs 3 : 1
Team Impulse
70 CP
2015-07-26 NA LCS.png 1st 2015 NA LCS Summer 14 : 5 Group Stage/Round Robin (W-L)
2015-04-19 NA LCS.png 3rd 2015 NA LCS Spring Playoffs 3 : 2
Team Impulse
50 CP
2015-03-29 NA LCS.png 6th 2015 NA LCS Spring 10 : 9 Group Stage/Round Robin (W-L)


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  1. Liquid LoL | The Return youtube.com
  2. FlyQuest's Twitter Post twitter.com
  3. Building the Team Liquid Infrastructure teamliquidpro.com
  4. Team Liquid confirm Piglet moved to mid lane, Youngbin taking over as AD carry thescoreesports.com
  5. Team Liquid's Facebook Post facebook.com
  6. Team Liquid's Facebook Post facebook.com
  7. LiQuiD112's Twitter Post twitter.com
  8. Adrian departs Team Liquid, will "fully explore" his options espn.com
  9. Welcome Back, Doublelift tsm.gg
  10. Saintvicious Joins Team Dignitas Coaching Staff team-dignitas.net
  11. Team Liquid's Twitter Post twitter.com
  12. Liquid`Inori and the Return of the 10 Man Roster teamliquidpro.com
  13. [1]espn.com
  14. Team Liquid's Twitter Post twitter.com
  15. Meet Lourlo youtube.com
  16. IWillDominate retires blog.instantesports.com
  17. Dardoch Suspension
  18. Team Liquid's Facebook Post facebook.com
  19. Fabbbyyy announces free agency pvplive.com
  20. [2] thescoreesports.com
  21. Dlim becomes Head Coach espn.com
  22. Team Liquid's Twitter Post twitter.com
  23. Reignover to replace Dardoch on Team Liquid in 2017 thescoreesports.com
  24. Moon Steps Back teamliquidpro.com
  25. Team Liquid's Twitter Post twitter.com
  26. Welcome Back Piglet youtube.com
  27. Team Liquid and Former Curse Become One liquidlegends.net
  28. HTC Sponsors Team Liquid teamliquidpro.com
  29. Namecheap sponsors Team Liquid liquidlegends.net
  30. LCS News: KEITH moved to starting roster for week 5 teamliquidpro.com
  31. Team Liquid management and coaching staff talk Piglet benching - Keith to play for week 6 youtube.com
  32. LCS News: Piglet moved to starting roster for Week 7 teamliquidpro.com
  33. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPZ7FKyJ3A8 TL LoL Update - Xpecial on His Future] youtube.com
  34. Xpecial - Free Agency, C9 Challenger, Future youtube.com
  35. Liquid Life | Locodoco Joins Liquid! youtube.com
  36. Update for the LCS 2016 Season, Diego Ruiz teamliquidpro.com
  37. Team Liquid's Facebook Post facebook.com
  38. Quas' Twitlonger Post twitlonger.com