Team Liquid Academy

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Team Liquid Academy
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Team Information
Org Location
Netherlands
Team Location
United States
Region
NA
North America
OwnerVictor "Nazgul" Goossens
Steve "LiQuiD112" Arhancet
Head CoachJake "Spawn" Tiberi
PartneraXiomatic
Twitch
HTC
HyperX
Ballistix
Razer
Alienware
Monster Energy
J!NX
AOC
Discord
Crunchyroll
NeedForSeat
History
Created (1)2015-01-16
Disbanded (1)2016-11-22
Created (2)2017-04-26
Disbanded (2)2017-??-??
Created (3)2018-01-03
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Team Liquid Academy is the sister team of Team Liquid.

History[edit]

After merging with Team Curse, Team Liquid formed a second team to compete in the 2015 Spring NACS qualifier. The initial lineup included zig, beibei, Ennui, KEITHMCBRIEF (who switched back to AD carry from support), and JoJo. Nyjacky also joined the team, as a streamer and also as a substitute for both teams.[1]

For the 2015 Summer NACS qualifier, a new lineup was formed. zig and KEITHMCBRIEF remained, but beibei, Ennui and JoJo left, replaced by Grigne, Youngbin, and Matlife, respectively. Warlock joins as coach. [2] After a first-round victory over Zenith, Team Liquid Academy lost to tournament-favorites Misfits and were eliminated. In November, Liquid Academy played in the HTC Ascension tournament, which they won with a finals victory over Team Frostbite.

2016 Season[edit]

After an undefeated NACS Open Qualifier and main qualifier run, including two more series wins over Frostbite, Liquid Academy entered the NACS Spring Season. Prior to the start of the NACS season, but partway through the NA LCS season, Team Liquid shuffled rosters with their Academy team: IWDominate and Smoothie swapped with Dardoch and Matt, with IWDominate retiring after one week in the Challenger Series. He was replaced first by Zary and later by Akaadian. Despite Liquid Academy's position as favorites going into the season, after these roster changes they looked significantly weaker, and the only series they went 2-0 in was in their first week with IWDominate on the team. That victory earned them an automatic tiebreaker win over Dream Team, and they made the playoffs with the fourth seed, but they lost immediately to Apex Gaming.

After the split ended, Team Liquid Academy rebuilt their roster, with Solo, Moon, Goldenglue, and Stunt joining; fabbbyyy was the only player to remain on the roster.

Timeline[edit]

  • 2015
  • 2016
  • 2017
  • 2018
  • 2019
  • 2020

Player Roster[edit]

Active[edit]

Contract Expiration Notice: To prevent over-reporting of changes, we are keeping players with expired contracts listed here until either (a) an announcement is made from the player or the team about their departure; (b) the player joins another team; or (c) the 2021 season begins & the player is not re-added to the GCD, whichever happens first.
Dates:Approx|Exact
PlayerNameRoleContract EndsJoined
NA

JenkinsThomas Tran
Top Laner
2021-11-16
Jan 20192019-01-08
NA

GrigJonathan Armao
Jungler
2021-11-16
May 20202020-05-10
NA

RhinoDouglas Scott Reynolds
Support
2021-11-16
Jul 20202020-07-21
BR

RakinRafael Knittel
Sub/Mid
2020-11-17
Dec 20182018-12-12
Note: Teams are free to switch players between their LCS and Academy League rosters as long as their roster for each game complies with the rules outlined in this article. Therefore, more players are eligible to start than are listed on this page - we will only list those that do play.

Former[edit]

Players are shown for the entire duration of their tenure on the team, with the role and substitute/trainee status they had upon their departure.

Dates:Approx|Exact
PlayerNameRoleJoinedLeftNext Team
NA

TF BladeAshkan Homayouni
Sub/Top
Jan 20192019-01-17Nov 20202020-11-01Team Liquidlogo std.pngTL
NA

YusuiDavid Bloomquist
Mid Laner
Dec 20192019-12-13Sep 20202020-09-14None
NA

RikaraRichard Samuel Oh
Bot Laner
Mar 20202020-03-03Sep 20202020-09-14None
NA

YamaElijah Kim (김찬영)
Support
May 20202020-05-10Jul 20202020-07-21None
OCE

ShernfireShern Cherng Tai
Jungler
Nov 20192019-11-25May 20202020-05-15Dire Wolveslogo std.pngDW
NA

CaoJohnson Cao
Support
Dec 20192019-12-13May 20202020-05-06Radiancelogo std.pngRAD
NA

TacticalEdward Ra
Bot Laner
Dec 20192019-12-13Apr 20202020-04-28Team Liquidlogo std.pngTL
NA

MikeYeungMichael Yeung
Sub/Jun
Jan 20202020-01-07Feb 20202020-02-29ANEW Esportslogo std.pngANW
NA

MattMatthew Elento
Support
Dec 20182018-12-06Jan 20202020-01-02Eglogo std.pngEG.A
NA

InsanityDavid Challe
Mid Laner
May 20182018-05-01Jan 20202020-01-01Immortalslogo std.pngIMT.A
NA

OddOrangeNathan Ryan
Jungler
Jul 20192019-07-03Sep 20192019-09-03Supernovalogo std.pngSN
NA

ShoryuQuentin Pereira
Bot Laner
Jan 20182018-01-03Sep 20192019-09-03Logo std.pngSAM'
NA

MikeYeungMichael Yeung
Jungler
Nov 20182018-11-26Jun 20192019-06-30Echo Foxlogo std.pngFOX
NA

V1perOmran Shoura (عمران شورى)
Top Laner
Jan 20182018-01-03Nov 20182018-11-27FlyQuestlogo std.pngFLY
NA

HardAnthony Barkhovtsev
Jungler
Jan 20182018-01-03Sep 20182018-09-24Golden Guardianslogo std.pngGG.A
NA

JoeyJoseph Haslemann
Support
Jan 20182018-01-03Sep 20182018-09-24Supernovalogo std.pngSN
KR

MickeySon Young-min (손영민)
Mid Laner
Jan 20182018-01-03Apr 20182018-04-23Golden Guardianslogo std.pngGG
NA

sexycanBrandon Norris
Top Laner
Apr 20172017-04-26≈Apr 2017≈2017-04-??Logo std.png8.2
NA

ShorterACERyan Nget
Jungler
Apr 20172017-04-26≈Apr 2017≈2017-04-??Logo std.pngTAIN
NA

SlooshiAndrew Pham
Mid Laner
Apr 20172017-04-26≈Apr 2017≈2017-04-??Team Liquidlogo std.pngTL
NA

cakeTristan Côté-Lalumière
Bot Laner
Apr 20172017-04-26≈Apr 2017≈2017-04-??FlyQuestlogo std.pngFLY
NA

KenKenneth Tang
Support
Apr 20172017-04-26≈Apr 2017≈2017-04-??100 Thieveslogo std.png100.A
NA

ViperOmran Shoura (عمران شورى)
Sub/Top
Apr 20172017-04-26≈Apr 2017≈2017-04-??Team Liquidlogo std.pngTL.A
NA

MaplestreetAinslie Wyllie
Sub/Bot
Apr 20172017-04-26≈Apr 2017≈2017-04-??V3 Esportslogo std.pngV3
NA

SistarKevin Luu
Sub/Sup
Apr 20172017-04-26≈Apr 2017≈2017-04-??Maryville Universitylogo std.pngMU
NA

RonRyan Ballard
Top Laner
≈Apr 2017≈2017-04-14≈Apr 2017≈2017-04-16Retiredlogo std.pngRetired
NA

ChorongAndy Hoang
Jungler
≈Apr 2017≈2017-04-14≈Apr 2017≈2017-04-16Team Liquidlogo std.pngTL
NA

ArcsecondLyonel Pfaender
Mid Laner
≈Apr 2017≈2017-04-14≈Apr 2017≈2017-04-16Retiredlogo std.pngRetired
NA

YoungbinJung Young-bin (정영빈)
Bot Laner
≈Apr 2017≈2017-04-14≈Apr 2017≈2017-04-16University of California Irvinelogo std.pngUCI
NA

KonKwonKevin Kwon (권구혁)
Support
≈Apr 2017≈2017-04-14≈Apr 2017≈2017-04-16Team Liquidlogo std.pngTL
NA

SaintviciousBrandon DiMarco
Sub/Jun
≈Apr 2017≈2017-04-14≈Apr 2017≈2017-04-16Dignitaslogo std.pngDIG
NA

TheOddOrangeNathan Ryan
Sub/Jun
≈Apr 2017≈2017-04-14≈Apr 2017≈2017-04-16Origenlogo std.pngOGE
NA

SoloColin Earnest
Top Laner
May 20162016-05-05≈Nov 2016≈2016-11-??Gold Coin Unitedlogo std.pngGCU
NA

MoonGalen Holgate
Jungler
May 20162016-05-05≈Nov 2016≈2016-11-??Team Liquidlogo std.pngTL
NA

GoldenglueGreyson Gregory Gilmer
Mid Laner
May 20162016-05-05≈Nov 2016≈2016-11-??Team Liquidlogo std.pngTL
KR

PigletChae Gwang-jin (채광진)
Bot Laner
Jun 20162016-06-03≈Nov 2016≈2016-11-??Team Liquidlogo std.pngTL
NA

bobqinXDBoyuan Qin
Sub/Mid
Jul 20162016-07-13≈Nov 2016≈2016-11-??EUnitedlogo std.pngEUN
NA

StuntWilliam Chen
Support
May 20162016-05-05Aug 20162016-08-29Logo std.pngILYS
NA

fabbbyyyJovani Guillen
Sub/Bot
≈Aug 2015≈2015-08-??≈Aug 2016≈2016-08-??Team Liquidlogo std.pngTL
NA

IWDominateChristian Rivera
Sub/Jun
Jul 20162016-07-08Jul 20162016-07-13Team Liquidlogo std.pngTL
NA

LourloSamson Jackson
Sub/Top
Jun 20162016-06-03Jul 20162016-07-08Golden Guardianslogo std.pngGG
NA

DardochJoshua Hartnett
Sub/Jun
Jun 20162016-06-03Jul 20162016-07-08Team Liquidlogo std.pngTL
KR

FeniXKim Jae-hun (김재훈)
Sub/Mid
Jun 20162016-06-03Jul 20162016-07-08Gold Coin Unitedlogo std.pngGCU
NA

MattMatthew Elento
Sub/Sup
Jun 20162016-06-03Jul 20162016-07-08Golden Guardianslogo std.pngGG
NA

chocopieDaniel Suh
Sub/Sup
Mar 20162016-03-03Jun 20162016-06-03Retiredlogo std.pngRetired
NA

zigDerek Shao
Top Laner
Jan 20152015-01-16May 20162016-05-05Phoenix1logo std.pngP1
NA

SmoothieAndy Ta
Support
Jan 20162016-01-22Apr 20162016-04-30Cloud9logo std.pngC9
NA

AkaadianMatthew Higginbotham
Jungler
Feb 20162016-02-05Apr 20162016-04-22Dream Teamlogo std.pngDT
NA

YoungbinJung Young-bin (정영빈)
Mid Laner
May 20152015-05-20Apr 20162016-04-21University of California Irvinelogo std.pngUCI
NA

LourloSamson Jackson
Sub/Top
Jan 20162016-01-22Mar 20162016-03-01Team Liquidlogo std.pngTL.A
NA

DardochJoshua Hartnett
Sub/Jun
≈Aug 2015≈2015-08-??Mar 20162016-03-01Team Liquidlogo std.pngTL
KR

FeniXKim Jae-hun (김재훈)
Sub/Mid
Jan 20162016-01-22Mar 20162016-03-01Team Liquidlogo std.pngTL.A
KR

PigletChae Gwang-jin (채광진)
Sub/Bot
Jan 20162016-01-22Mar 20162016-03-01Team Liquidlogo std.pngTL.A
NA

MattMatthew Elento
Sub/Sup
May 20152015-05-20Mar 20162016-03-01Team Liquidlogo std.pngTL.A
NA

ZaryZaryab Ali Syed
Jungler
Jan 20162016-01-30Feb 20162016-02-05Logo std.pngAVAL
NA

IWDominateChristian Rivera
Jungler
(+)
(–)
Temp Sub
Jan 20162016-01-22Jan 20162016-01-27Team Liquidlogo std.pngTL.A
NA

GrigneJonathan Armao
Jungler
May 20152015-05-20≈Aug 2015≈2015-08-??Also Known Aslogo std.pngAKA
NA

KEITHYuri Jew
Bot Laner
Jan 20152015-01-16Jul 20152015-07-01Team SoloMidlogo std.pngTSM
NA

beibeiMeng Zhang
Jungler
Jan 20152015-01-16May 20152015-05-20Team Impulselogo std.pngTIP
NA

EnnuiAndrew Smith
Mid Laner
Jan 20152015-01-16May 20152015-05-20Maryville Universitylogo std.pngMU
NA

JoJoMatthew He
Support
Jan 20152015-01-16May 20152015-05-20Retiredlogo std.pngRetired
NA

NyjackyChenglong "Jacky" Wang
Sub/Mid
Jan 20152015-01-16May 20152015-05-20Wildcard Gaminglogo std.pngWCGB
NA

TailsZixing Jie (介子兴)
Sub/Bot
≈Jan 2015≈2015-01-20≈May 2015≈2015-05-??Also Known Aslogo std.pngAKA
NA

xwindWang Xiao-Feng (王晓峰)
Sub/Bot
≈Jan 2015≈2015-01-20≈Feb 2015≈2015-02-04Team Areslogo std.pngTAR

Organization[edit]

Current[edit]

Note: A complete staff list can be found on the main team's page.
C ID Name Position
Nazgul Victor Goossens Founder, Co-Owner, & Co-CEO
LiQuiD112 Steve Arhancet 80Co-Owner & Co-CEO
ThixNation Mike Milanov COO
John Patterson CFO
R1CH Richard Stanway CTO / Director of Technology / Information Security
Spawn Jake Tiberi 80Head Coach
TeeKhay Kevin Bracken Remote Analyst
Zercei Jeff Prasad Analyst

Former[edit]

C ID Name Position Next Team
Yaltz Evandro de Cerqueira 80Head Coach Team Liquidlogo std.pngTeam Liquid
Artress Michael Artress Team Manager Team Liquidlogo std.pngTeam Liquid
Kayys Jack Kayser 80Head of Scouting and Analytics Origenlogo std.pngOrigen
Hermes David Tu 80Head Coach Misfits Gaminglogo std.pngMisfits Gaming
Timkiro Timothy Cho 80Head Coach Excel Esportslogo std.pngExcel UK
Jarge Joshua Smith 80Head Analyst Riot Games Inc.logo std.pngRiot Games Inc.
Varsix David Lim 80Coach Clutch Gaminglogo std.pngClutch Gaming
Saintvicious Brandon DiMarco 80Strategic Coach Dignitaslogo std.pngDignitas
Swaguhsaurus Nick Phan General Manager Immortalslogo std.pngImmortals
Caelan Romain Albesa 80Jungle Coach Eclypsialogo std.pngEclypsia
SnowSpots Keith Torres Analyst Gold Coin Unitedlogo std.pngGold Coin United
Bumblebee Robin Nymann Director of eSports None
Warlock Michael Al-Agha Coach None
Peter Peter Zhang (張藝) 80Head Coach KaBuM! e-Sportslogo std.pngKaBuM! e-Sports
Leara Paul Leara Assistant Coach Also Known Aslogo std.pngAlso Known As
jokasteve Steve Perino General Manager Team Liquidlogo std.pngTL CS:GO

Tournaments[edit]

This table shows up to the 10 most recent results. For complete results, click here.

Minimum place

Team Liquid Academy Tournament Results - Show Prize as (LocalUSDEuros)
DatePlPrizeEventLast ResultRoster
2020-08-0710 NA Academy 2020 Summer
3 - 15Blanklogo std.pngRR
 Jenkins,  Grig,  Yusui,  Rikara,  Yama,  Rhino,  Yaltz
2020-04-035 - 6 NA Academy 2020 Spring Playoffs
0 : 3Eglogo std.pngEG.A
 Jenkins,  Shernfire,  Yusui,  Rikara,  Cao,  Yaltz
2020-03-276 NA Academy 2020 Spring
8 - 10Blanklogo std.pngRR
 Jenkins,  MikeYeung,  Shernfire,  Yusui,  Tactical,  Rikara,  Cao,  Yaltz
2019-08-025 - 6 NA Academy 2019 Summer Playoffs
0 : 3Team SoloMidlogo std.pngTSM.A
 Jenkins,  OddOrange,  Insanity,  Shoryu,  Matt,  Dodo
2019-07-285 NA Academy 2019 Summer
9 - 9Blanklogo std.pngRR
 Jenkins,  MikeYeung,  OddOrange,  Insanity,  Shoryu,  Matt,  Jack Kayser,  Yaltz,  Dodo
2019-03-293 - 4$4,000$ 4,000$4,000 NA Academy 2019 Spring Playoffs
1 : 3Cloud9logo std.pngC9.A
 Jenkins,  MikeYeung,  Insanity,  Shoryu,  Matt,  Artress
2019-03-153 NA Academy 2019 Spring
10 - 8Blanklogo std.pngRR
 Jenkins,  MikeYeung,  Insanity,  Shoryu,  Matt,  Hermes
2018-08-233 - 4$5,000$ 5,000$5,000 NA Academy 2018 Summer Playoffs
2 : 3Counter Logic Gaminglogo std.pngCLG.A
 V1PER,  Hard,  Insanity,  Shoryu,  Joey,  Timkiro
2018-08-102 NA Academy 2018 Summer
12 - 6Blanklogo std.pngRR
 V1per,  Hard,  Insanity,  Shoryu,  Joey,  Timkiro
2018-03-223 - 4$5,000$ 5,000$5,000 NA Academy 2018 Spring Playoffs
1 : 3Echo Foxlogo std.pngFOX.A
 V1PER,  Hard,  Mickey,  Shoryu,  Joey,  Timkiro
Total Prize:USD 14,000

Highlight Videos[edit]

Interviews[edit]

See Also[edit]

External Links[edit]

Images[edit]

References[edit]

  1. Team Liquid Welcomes LoL Academy Team liquidlegends.net
  2. LoLEsports: Team Liquid Academy page
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 Team Liquid Welcomes LoL Academy Team liquidlegends.net
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.7 LoLEsports: Team Liquid Academy page na.lolsports.com
  5. 5.0 5.1 LiQuiD112's forum status liquidlegends.net
  6. 6.0 6.1 Team Liquid youtube.com
  7. 7.0 7.1 Youngbin's Tweet twitter.com
  8. 8.0 8.1 Akaadian's Tweet twitter.com
  9. 9.0 9.1 Smoothie's Tweet twitter.com
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 10.5 Team Liquid Academy brings on Goldenglue, Solo, Stunt, and Moon espn.go.com
  11. 11.0 11.1 Stunt's Tweet twitter.com
  12. NME Owner Acquires Team Liquid Academy Challenger Spot pvplive.net
  13. Announcing Nick Phan as our new General Manager! immortals.gg
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 14.3 14.4 14.5 14.6 14.7 14.8 Steve Arhancet's Tweet twitter.com
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 15.3 15.4 15.5 Team Liquid's Tweet twitter.com
  16. Team Liquid's Tweet twitter.com
  17. 17.0 17.1 Golden Guardians' News Article goldenguardians.com
  18. 18.0 18.1 Welcoming Insanity teamliquidpro.com
  19. GCD Archive Pages: before change - - ; after change - NA - 2018-05-07
  20. 20.0 20.1 20.2 Hard's Tweet twitter.com
  21. 21.0 21.1 21.2 Joey's Tweet twitter.com
  22. 22.0 22.1 Timkiro's Tweet twitter.com
  23. 23.0 23.1 Team Liquid's Tweet twitter.com
  24. GCD Archive Pages: before change - - ; after change - NA - 2018-11-26
  25. 25.0 25.1 Viper Graduates from TLA to FlyQuest teamliquidpro.com
  26. 26.0 26.1 FlyQuest's Tweet twitter.com
  27. 27.0 27.1 Team Liquid's Tweet twitter.com
  28. GCD Archive Pages: before change - - ; after change - NA - 2018-12-11
  29. 29.0 29.1 VEM PRO PAI — Welcome Rakin to Team Liquid teamliquidpro.com
  30. GCD Archive Pages: before change - - ; after change - NA - 2018-12-12
  31. 31.0 31.1 Introducing: TL Academy 2019 teamliquidpro.com
  32. 32.0 32.1 Team Liquid's Tweet twitter.com
  33. GCD Archive Pages: before change - - ; after change - NA - 2019-01-24
  34. 34.0 34.1 Team Liquid's Tweet twitter.com
  35. 35.0 35.1 Kayys' Tweet twitter.com
  36. 36.0 36.1 Nothing Odd About It. TheOddOrange joins TLA teamliquid.com
  37. GCD Archive Pages: before change - - ; after change - NA - 2019-07-03
  38. 38.0 38.1 38.2 OddOrange's Tweet twitter.com
  39. 39.0 39.1 39.2 Shoryu's Tweet twitter.com
  40. 40.0 40.1 Team Liquid's Tweet twitter.com
  41. GCD Archive Pages: before change - - ; after change - NA - 2019-11-25
  42. Insanity's TwitLonger twitlonger.com
  43. Team Liquid's Tweet twitter.com
  44. Academy Update: One More Year of Jenkins teamliquid.com
  45. GCD Archive Pages: before change - - ; after change - NA - 2019-12-11
  46. 46.0 46.1 46.2 46.3 Team Liquid's Tweet twitter.com
  47. GCD Archive Pages: before change - - ; after change - NA - 2019-12-13
  48. 48.0 48.1 Immortals' Tweet twitter.com
  49. 49.0 49.1 Evil Geniuses' Tweet twitter.com
  50. 50.0 50.1 GCD Archive Pages: before change - NA - 2020-01-06; after change - NA - 2020-01-07
  51. GCD Archive Pages: before change - - ; after change - NA - 2020-01-07
  52. GCD Archive Pages: before change - - ; after change - NA - 2020-01-08
  53. League of Legends Management Update teamliquid.com
  54. GCD Archive Pages: before change - - ; after change - NA - 2020-01-30
  55. 55.0 55.1 Team Liquid's Tweet twitter.com
  56. GCD Archive Pages: before change - NA - 2020-03-02; after change - NA - 2020-03-03
  57. 57.0 57.1 Coaching and Summer Split - Team Liquid LoL Roster Update | lolesports youtube.com
  58. 58.0 58.1 GCD Archive Pages: before change - NA - 2020-05-05; after change - NA - 2020-05-06
  59. 59.0 59.1 59.2 Team Liquid's Tweet twitter.com
  60. GCD Archive Pages: before change - NA - 2020-05-09; after change - NA - 2020-05-10
  61. 61.0 61.1 Shernfire's Tweet twitter.com
  62. 62.0 62.1 Team Liquid's Tweet twitter.com
  63. 63.0 63.1 GCD Archive Pages: before change - NA - 2020-07-20; after change - NA - 2020-07-21
  64. GCD Archive Pages: before change - NA - 2020-07-20; after change - NA - 2020-07-21
  65. GCD Archive Pages: before change - NA - 2020-07-21; after change - NA - 2020-07-22
  66. Yama's Tweet twitter.com
  67. 67.0 67.1 Team Liquid's Tweet twitter.com
  68. 68.0 68.1 Team Liquid's Tweet twitter.com
  69. 69.0 69.1 Team Liquid's Tweet twitter.com
  70. 70.0 70.1 70.2 Team Liquid's UNSTOPPABLE Coaching Dream Team Revealed youtube.com
  71. GCD Archive Pages: before change - NA - 2020-11-12; after change - NA - 2020-11-13