Team Liquid

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Team Liquid
Team Information
Location:
Region:
Coach:
Director:
United States Steve Arhancet
Netherlands Nazgul
Manager:
Team Captain:
Sponsor:
Marvel (Partnership) • Monster EnergyAlienwareSAPHondaHyperXSecretlabTwitchJersey Mike'sHuya 虎牙直播
Total Earnings:
$22,937,634
Links
Achievements
RaidCall Dota 2 League Season 2 EPICENTER 2016 StarLadder i-League StarSeries Season 3 StarLadder i-League Invitational Season 2 EPICENTER 2017 The International 2017 China Dota2 Supermajor ESL One Germany 2020
History
Created:
2000-??-??
2012-12-06
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(Bo3)
Liquid
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May 1, 2021 - 19:00 UTC
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(Bo3)
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Upcoming Tournaments
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Team Liquid is a professional team, founded in the Netherlands in 2000. Originally a Brood War clan, the team switched to StarCraft II during the SC2 Beta in 2010, and became one of the most successful western teams. On December 6, 2012, it was announced that the team had formed a Dota 2 division.[1]

Team Liquid is also strongly associated with its website, TL.net. Launched on May 1, 2001, it has developed through the years into a focal point for StarCraft and Dota 2 coverage, eventually becoming the most-browsed StarCraft-related website in the world, gathering thousands of members (including several professional players) and centralizing news about the global SC2 scene. On August 30, 2012, Teamliquid.net announced expansion into Dota 2 coverage.[2] The website also features a progaming database, the TLPD, as well as a wiki dedicated to Brood War, StarCraft II, Hearthstone, Dota 2, Super Smash Brothers: Melee, Heroes of the Storm and Overwatch, Liquipedia.

History[edit]

This section is an excerpt from History of Team Liquid

Team Liquid would come into The International 2017 as one of the favorites. For the Group Stage, they would be seeded into Group A alongside other such favorites as Evil Geniuses, LGD Gaming, and Team Secret amongst others. After a strong start to the Group Stage, Liquid found themselves in a neck-and-neck race with LGD Gaming for the top seed of their group, which Team Liquid finally were able to secure with an overall score of 13-3. This meant that they would be allowed to pick their opponent in the Upper Bracket of the Main Event from the 3rd and 4th placed teams from Group B: Virtus.pro or Invictus Gaming. Unwilling to face the aggressive Russian squad, Team Liquid chose iG as their first opponent.

However, the first series of the main event did not go as planned and Team Liquid dropped down to the Lower Bracket after losing 1-2 to iG. To make it to the Grand Finals, they would have to make a run similar to Digital Chaos's run at The International 2016. Their first opponent in the Lower Bracket would be Team Secret, to whom they lost the first game of the series. Team Liquid found themselves one game away from elimination, but not for the last time at this event. Beating out the surprise contender Team Empire, fellow favorites Virtus.pro and LGD Gaming, Team Liquid managed to reach the Lower Bracket final, where they faced another surprise contender in LGD.Forever Young. LFY had managed to nearly sweep Group B, after only dropping two games and hadn't dropped a game on the main stage until the Upper Bracket Final against Newbee. LFY quickly proved themselves a formidable opponent and after the first game of the Lower Bracket final, Team Liquid found themselves once again with their backs against the wall. However, they prevailed yet again and turned the series around on the back of MinD_ContRoL's Nature's Prophet. Team Liquid had reached the Grand Final, where Newbee waited. Team Liquid had never dropped a series to Newbee and this time would be no different: Liquid swept the series 3-0 in dominant fashion, claiming their first Dota Major Championship and becoming the seventh winner of The International[3] and over 10 million USD in prize money.

This would be the first time that a TI Grand Final would end in a 3-0 sweep as well as the first time a team made up of 5 different nationalities would win the Aegis. Newbee's Faith, who was part of the Invictus Gaming roster that won The International 2012, was also denied his second TI win. Liquid's victory also continued the tradition of the TI winner alternating between Chinese and Western teams.

Timeline[edit]

  • March 26th - Liquid parts ways with FLUFFNSTUFF.[7]
  • April 14th - DeMoN joins Liquid.[8]
  • July 29th - DeMoN's contract expires, and, with no new contract, he leaves Liquid.[9]
  • August 4th - Liquid announces wayto is leaving the team.[10]
  • August 29th - Liquid announces that BuLba and qojqva have been released, and the team would be going inactive.[11]
  • October 7th - Liquid announce that TC has officially left the organization.[12]
  • May 10th - Heen joins the team as coach.[14]
  • August 31st - JerAx leaves the team to join OG.[15]
  • September 1st - FATA- announces that he is taking a break from competitive play.[16]
  • September 16th - Miracle- and BuLba join the team.[17]
  • January 1st - After two months of inactivity, BuLba registers with Team Onyx.[18]
  • January 2nd - GH officially joins Team Liquid.[19]
  • November 14th - Heen steps down as coach of the team.[20]
  • June 12th - Team Liquid parts ways with MATUMBAMAN.[21]
  • June 20th - w33 completes the roster for the upcoming EPICENTER Major.[22]
  • September 13th - The roster departs the organization.[23]
  • October 2nd - Team Liquid announces a new roster consisting of the former Alliance squad.[24]
  • September 28th - Jabbz joins the team as analyst.[25]

Player Roster[edit]

Active[edit]

Active Squad Active Squad
ID Name Position Join Date
Sweden miCKe
(
Michael Vu
)
1
Join Date: 
2019-10-02[24]
Germany qojqva
(
Maximilian Bröcker
)
2
Join Date: 
2019-10-02[24]
Sweden Boxi
(
Samuel Svahn
)
3
Join Date: 
2019-10-02[24]
Norway Taiga
(
Tommy Le
)
4
Join Date: 
2019-10-02[24]
Sweden iNSaNiA Captain
(
Aydin Sarkohi
)
5
Join Date: 
2019-10-02[24]

Former[edit]

The International 2013 Squad The International 2013 Squad
ID Name Position Join DateLeave Date New Team
Canada TC
(
Tyler Cook
)
1/2/3
Join Date: 
2012-12-06[1]
Leave Date: 
-
United States Korok
(
Steven Ashworth
)
1/2/3
Join Date: 
2012-12-06[1]
Leave Date: 
2013-09-22[5]
 
Team Dignitas
United States BuLba Captain
(
Kanishka Sosale
)
1/2/3
Join Date: 
2012-12-06[1]
Leave Date: 
-
United States FLUFFNSTUFF
(
Brian Lee
)
4
Join Date: 
2012-12-06[1]
Leave Date: 
-
United States ixmike88
(
Michael Ghannam
)
5
Join Date: 
2012-12-06[1]
Leave Date: 
2013-09-21[4]
 
Sneaky Nyx Assassins
The International 2014 Squad The International 2014 Squad
ID Name Position Join DateLeave Date New Team
Canada TC
(
Tyler Cook
)
1
Join Date: 
2012-12-06[1]
Leave Date: 
2014-10-07[12]
 
Sneaky Nyx Assassins
Germany qojqva
(
Maximilian Bröcker
)
2
Join Date: 
2013-09-25[6]
Leave Date: 
2014-08-29[11]
 
Team Tinker
United States DeMoN
(
Jimmy Ho
)
3
Join Date: 
2014-04-14[8]
Leave Date: 
2014-07-29[9]
 
Team FIRE
Canada Waytosexy
(
Peter Nguyen
)
4
Join Date: 
2013-09-21[5]
Leave Date: 
2014-08-04[10]
 
Sneaky Nyx Assassins
United States BuLba Captain
(
Kanishka Sosale
)
5
Join Date: 
2012-12-06[1]
Leave Date: 
2014-08-29[11]
 
Team Tinker
Former Players Former Players
ID Name Position Join DateLeave Date New Team
United States FLUFFNSTUFF
(
Brian Lee
)
4
Join Date: 
2012-12-06[1]
Leave Date: 
2014-03-26[7]
 
Sneaky Nyx Assassins
Temporary stand-ins Temporary stand-ins
ID Name ID Name Tournament(s)
 
Lebanon GH
(
Maroun Merhej
)
 
United States BuLba
(
Kanishka Sosale
)
DreamLeagueDreamLeague Season 6
WellPlay_Invitational/6 WellPlay Invitational #6
The International 2016 Squad The International 2016 Squad
ID Name Position Join DateLeave Date New Team
Finland MATUMBAMAN
(
Lasse Urpalainen
)
1
Join Date: 
2015-10-09[13]
Leave Date: 
-
Germany FATA-
(
Adrian Trinks
)
2
Join Date: 
2015-10-09[13]
Leave Date: 
2016-09-01[16]
 
B)ears
Bulgaria MinD_ContRoL
(
Ivan Ivanov
)
3
Join Date: 
2015-10-09[13]
Leave Date: 
-
Finland JerAx
(
Jesse Vainikka
)
4
Join Date: 
2015-10-09[13]
Leave Date: 
2016-08-31[15]
 
OG
Germany KuroKy Captain
(
Kuro Salehi Takhasomi
)
5
Join Date: 
2015-10-09[13]
Leave Date: 
-
The International 2017 Squad The International 2017 Squad
ID Name Position Join DateLeave Date New Team
Finland MATUMBAMAN
(
Lasse Urpalainen
)
1/2
Join Date: 
2015-10-09[13]
Leave Date: 
-
Jordan Miracle-
(
Amer Al-Barkawi
)
1/2
Join Date: 
2016-09-16[17]
Leave Date: 
-
Bulgaria MinD_ContRoL
(
Ivan Ivanov
)
3
Join Date: 
2015-10-09[13]
Leave Date: 
-
Lebanon GH
(
Maroun Merhej
)
4
Join Date: 
2017-01-02[19]
Leave Date: 
-
Germany KuroKy Captain
(
Kuro Salehi Takhasomi
)
5
Join Date: 
2015-10-09[13]
Leave Date: 
-
Former Players Former Players
ID Name Position Join DateLeave Date New Team
United States BuLba
(
Kanishka Sosale
)
4/5
Join Date: 
2016-09-16[17]
Leave Date: 
2017-01-01[18]
 
Team Onyx
The International 2018 Squad The International 2018 Squad
ID Name Position Join DateLeave Date New Team
Finland MATUMBAMAN
(
Lasse Urpalainen
)
1/2
Join Date: 
2015-10-09[13]
Leave Date: 
-
Jordan Miracle-
(
Amer Al-Barkawi
)
1/2
Join Date: 
2016-09-16[17]
Leave Date: 
-
Bulgaria MinD_ContRoL
(
Ivan Ivanov
)
3
Join Date: 
2015-10-09[13]
Leave Date: 
-
Lebanon GH
(
Maroun Merhej
)
4
Join Date: 
2017-01-02[19]
Leave Date: 
-
Germany KuroKy Captain
(
Kuro Salehi Takhasomi
)
5
Join Date: 
2015-10-09[13]
Leave Date: 
-
The International 2019 Squad The International 2019 Squad
ID Name Position Join DateLeave Date New Team
Jordan Miracle-
(
Amer Al-Barkawi
)
1
Join Date: 
2016-09-16[17]
Leave Date: 
2019-09-13[23]
 
Team Nigma
Romania w33
(
Aliwi Omar
)
2
Join Date: 
2019-06-20[22]
Leave Date: 
2019-09-13[23]
 
Team Nigma
Bulgaria MinD_ContRoL
(
Ivan Ivanov
)
3
Join Date: 
2015-10-09[13]
Leave Date: 
2019-09-13[23]
 
Team Nigma
Lebanon GH
(
Maroun Merhej
)
4
Join Date: 
2017-01-02[19]
Leave Date: 
2019-09-13[23]
 
Team Nigma
Germany KuroKy Captain
(
Kuro Salehi Takhasomi
)
5
Join Date: 
2015-10-09[13]
Leave Date: 
2019-09-13[23]
 
Team Nigma
Former Players Former Players
ID Name Position Join DateLeave Date New Team
Finland MATUMBAMAN
(
Lasse Urpalainen
)
1/2
Join Date: 
2015-10-09[13]
Leave Date: 
2019-06-12[21]
 
Chaos Esports Club
Temporary stand-ins Temporary stand-ins
ID Name ID Name Tournament(s)
 
China shadow
(
Chu Zeyu
)
 
Jordan Miracle-
(
Amer Al-Barkawi
)
The Chongqing Major

Organization[edit]

Active[edit]

Organization Organization
ID Name Position Join Date
Netherlands Nazgul
(
Victor Goossens
)
Founder, Co-owner & Co-CEO
Join Date: 
2000-??-??
United States LiQuiD112
(
Steve Arhancet
)
Co-owner & Co-CEO
Join Date: 
2015-01-06
United Kingdom Elya
(
Chloe Dowdeswell
)
Manager
Join Date: 
2019-10-01
United States Blitz
(
William Lee
)
Coach
Join Date: 
2019-10-12
Germany Jabbz
(
Mathis Friesel
)
Analyst
Join Date: 
2020-09-28[25]

Former[edit]

Former Organization Former Organization
ID Name Position Join Date Leave Date New Team
Germany almany-
(
Mohamed Morad
)
Manager
Join Date: 
2015-10-09[13]
Leave Date: 
2019-09-13
 
Team Nigma (Manager)
Germany rmN-
(
Roman Paley
)
Coach
Join Date: 
2018-??-??
Leave Date: 
2019-09-13
 
Team Nigma (Coach)
South Korea Heen
(
Lee Seung Gon
)
Coach
Join Date: 
2016-05-10[14]
Leave Date: 
2018-11-14[20]
 
TNC Predator (Coach)
Denmark Bumblebee
(
Robin Nymann
)
Head of esports
Join Date: 
Leave Date: 
2017-02-01
United States Blitz
(
William Lee
)
Coach
Join Date: 
2016-??-??
Leave Date: 
2016-07-27
 
Digital Chaos (Coach)
Germany Alex
(
Alexander Reinhardt
)
Coach
Join Date: 
2015-10-09[13]
Leave Date: 
201?-??-??

Results[edit]

DatePlaceTierTournamentResultPrize
2020-11-01AA1stA0Tier 1ESL One Germany 2020ESL One Germany 20203 : 1$150,000
2019-08-25BA2ndA0Tier 1The International 2019The International 20191 : 3$4,462,908
2018-08-24DA4thA0Tier 1The International 2018The International 20180 : 2$1,787,252
2018-06-10AA1stA0Tier 1China Dota2 SupermajorChina Dota2 Supermajor3 : 2$555,000
2017-08-12AA1stA0Tier 1The International 2017The International 20173 : 0$10,862,683
2017-06-11AA1stA0Tier 1EPICENTER 2017EPICENTER 20173 : 1$250,000
2017-02-26AA1stA0Tier 1StarLadder i-League StarSeries Season 3StarLadder i-League StarSeries Season 33 : 1$135,000
2016-06-12BA2ndA0Tier 1The Manila Major 2016The Manila Major 20161 : 3$405,000
2016-05-15AA1stA0Tier 1EPICENTER 2016EPICENTER 20163 : 2$250,000
2016-03-06BA2ndA0Tier 1The Shanghai Major 2016The Shanghai Major 20161 : 3$405,000
Complete list of results in any tournament
DateTimeTierTypeTournamentScorevs. TeamVOD
2021-04-0105:25 UTC
A1Tier 1
 OfflineONE Esports Singapore Major 2021ONE Esports Singapore Major 20210 : 2 VGWatch Game 1 Watch Game 2
2021-03-3016:40 UTC
A1Tier 1
 OfflineONE Esports Singapore Major 2021ONE Esports Singapore Major 20211 : 1 [A]
2021-03-3014:30 UTC
A1Tier 1
 OfflineONE Esports Singapore Major 2021ONE Esports Singapore Major 20210 : 2 OB.Neon
2021-03-3010:00 UTC
A1Tier 1
 OfflineONE Esports Singapore Major 2021ONE Esports Singapore Major 20211 : 1 Aster
2021-03-2917:25 UTC
A1Tier 1
 OfflineONE Esports Singapore Major 2021ONE Esports Singapore Major 20212 : 0 VG
2021-03-2914:40 UTC
A1Tier 1
 OfflineONE Esports Singapore Major 2021ONE Esports Singapore Major 20211 : 1 QC
2021-03-2912:15 UTC
A1Tier 1
 OfflineONE Esports Singapore Major 2021ONE Esports Singapore Major 20211 : 1 PSG.LGD
2021-03-2910:05 UTC
A1Tier 1
 OfflineONE Esports Singapore Major 2021ONE Esports Singapore Major 20210 : 2 TP
2021-03-2819:20 UTC
A1Tier 1
 OfflineONE Esports Singapore Major 2021ONE Esports Singapore Major 20211 : 0 ASM.GMB
2021-03-2814:10 UTC
A1Tier 1
 OfflineONE Esports Singapore Major 2021ONE Esports Singapore Major 20210 : 2 VG
Complete List of Matches in Any Tournament

Awards[edit]

Gallery[edit]

Rosters[edit]

Logos[edit]

Highlight Videos[edit]

True Sight Series[edit]

References[edit]

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