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Team Liquid
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Team Information
Location: Netherlands Netherlands
Coaches: Jang "Cain" Nu-ri
David "Varsix" Lim
Brandon "Saintvicious" DiMarco
Analysts: Joshua "Jarge" Smith
Kevin "TeeKhay" Bracken
Keith "SnowSpots" Torres
Managers: Michael Artress
Sponsor(s): HyperX
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Organization
Sister Team (Current): Team Liquid Academy
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History
Created: 2015-01-06
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Team Liquid is a multi-gaming team organization that was founded in the Netherlands in 2010 as a StarCraft: Brood War team. In January 2015, they merged with Team Curse (not the Curse Gaming organization). This page contains information about their primary League of Legends team, formerly known as Team Curse.

The organization also runs the most-visted StarCraft-related website in the world, TeamLiquid.net, which has given to a rise League sub-site, Liquid Legends since Liquid acquired Curse and joined the LCS.

History

2015 Preseason

Team Liquid acquired their League of Legends roster in January 2015 upon merging with Team Curse (not to be confused with the team's former title sponsor Curse Gaming). They inherited Team Curse's spot in the LCS, and their starting roster going into the 2015 season included Quas, IWillDominate, FeniX, Piglet, and Xpecial. At the same time as this merger was announced, Team Liquid launched the site liquidlegends.net, a hub for all of their League of Legends content.[1]

2015 Season

At the start of the season, Piglet was unable to play in the NA LCS Spring Split due to visa issues, and so Team Liquid Academy AD carry KEITHMCBRIEF started in his place for the first week. The team went 2-0. Piglet then returned for weeks 2, 3, and 4, but after poor performances and a 1-5 record, KEITHMCBRIEF (now Keith) was returned to the starting lineup.[2] During this time, to accommodate Keith's high-school schedule, Liquid scrimmed with Piglet in the mornings and then with Keith in the afternoons. The team went 3-1 in weeks 5 and 6, and Piglet was returned for week 7; he stayed on the starting roster through the rest of the split.[3] The team qualified for playoffs with the sixth seed after defeating Team 8 in a tiebreaker game. There, they beat CLG 3-0 in the quarterfinals before falling to Cloud9 3-2 in the semifinals; in the third-place match, Liquid finally broke the "fourth-place curse" that stopped them from placing higher than fourth place in any event that had persisted since they were Team Curse and took down Team Impulse 3-2 (though their third-place finish did average with former sister team Gravity's fifth-place finish to an overall four).

Team Liquid stuck with the same five-man roster for the entirety of the summer split, and they finished the round robin in first place after winning a tiebreaker match over Counter Logic Gaming - the first team other than TSM or Cloud9 to place first in an NA LCS round robin. However, in the playoffs, they lost immediately in the semifinals to TSM, making them also the first team to finish first in an NA LCS round robin but not make the playoff finals. A CLG victory over TSM in the playoff finals sent Team Liquid to the regional finals instead of giving them a direct seed to Worlds via Championship Points, and in the gauntlet they lost to underdogs Cloud9, ending their post-season abruptly.

2016 Preseason

Following a rumor that Piglet was to leave the team published in late September 2015, Team Liquid announced that they were actually extending his contract.[4][5] The next day, Xpecial revealed that it was he who was leaving the team, not Piglet, and in October the team announced Smoothie as their new starting support player.[6][7] Soon after, Xpecial's departure was officially announced as well.[8]

2016 Season

In late December, Team Liquid announced their plans for a 10-man-roster and heavily revamped their coaching staff with Locodoco as new head coach and new support staff.[9] In January, Liquid announced the addition of Lourlo to fill the gap left by Quas and added zig, Dardoch, Youngbin, fabbbyyy and Matt as active subs from their Challenger team Team Liquid Academy.[10] What "active subs" turned out to mean was a permanent roster shuffle, in which Dardoch and Matt joined the LCS team after the first game of the split. IWDominate retired, and Smoothie moved to the Academy team.

Liquid's spring split started out rocky, with an 0-2 first week and cumulative winrates of 50% or worse after each of the first eight weeks. Eventually, their new roster started to solidify, and they climbed into a fourth-place regular-season finish, behind the newly-formed and almost-undefeated Immortals, CLG, and Cloud9. A lot of their success was attributed to Dardoch's jungling, and he was named Rookie of the Split. Team Liquid's quarterfinal series was an easy 3-0 over NRG, but in the semifinals, they lost a narrow five-game series to CLG (the eventual champions). In the fifth game, Piglet was caught out in mid lane by a double-teleport from both Darshan and Huhi at the same time to the same ward and died. While Liquid were already behind in that game, it was this play that sealed the win for their opponents. In the third-place series against the tournament-favorite Immortals who had been knocked down in an upset by TSM, Liquid lost once again, this time 0-3, to finish the playoffs in fourth place overall and continuing their "fourth-place curse."

Despite Dardoch's stellar spring split performance, on May 27th, he was suspended by the team for "behavioral problems and team dynamics issues" ahead of the Summer Split.[11] Liquid Academy jungler Moon was used for the team's first series instead, which they lost, and by the end of the week Dardoch was starting again, where he remained through the end of the Playoffs. Soon after Dardoch's return, fabbbyyy was also traded to the main Team Liquid roster, this time in exchange for Piglet. This roster of Lourlo, Dardoch, FeniX, fabbbyyy, and Matt stabilized, and the team finished in fifth place with a 9-9 series record. In the playoffs, they shook up their roster once again, substituting in Jynthe for their third game against CLG after two losses. Jynthe won his first game, but Team Liquid ultimately lost the series 3-1 and then also lost in the first round of the Regional Finals to Team EnVyUs, this time with both Jynthe at AD carry and former substitute mid laner Arcsecond jungling.

Timeline

  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015

Player Roster

Active

R C ID Name Role Contract Ends
Current Official Residency USA Lourlo Samson Jackson 01 Top 2017-11-20
Current Official Residency South Korea Reignover Kim Yeu-jin (김의진) 02 Jungle 2018-11-19
Current Official Residency Iraq Inori Rami Charagh 02 Jungle -
Current Official Residency USA Dardoch Joshua Hartnett 02 Jungle -
Current Official Residency USA Goldenglue Greyson Gilmer 03 Mid 2018-11-19
Current Official Residency South Korea Mickey Son Young-min (손영민) 03 Mid 2018-11-19
Current Official Residency South Korea Piglet Chae Gwang-jin (채광진) 04 AD 2017-11-20
Current Official Residency USA Matt Matthew Elento 05 Support 2017-11-20
Current Official Residency Canada Viper Omran Shoura 06 Sub/Top 2017-11-20
Current Official Residency USA Arcsecond Lyonel Pfaender 07 Sub/Jungle 2017-11-20
Current Official Residency USA Slooshi Andrew Pham 08 Sub/Mid -
Current Official Residency South Korea Youngbin Jung Young-bin (정영빈) 09 Sub/AD 2017-11-20
Current Official Residency South Korea KonKwon Kevin Kwon 10 Sub/Support -

Formerly On Loan

ID Name Role Loaned From Duration
USA Doublelift Yiliang Peng 04 AD Tsmlogo std.png Team SoloMid 2017 NA LCS Spring Season

Former

C ID Name Role Next Team
USA Adrian Adrian Ma 05 Support Dignitaslogo std.png Team Dignitas
vvian Bryan Kim 06 Sub/Top
None
USA Yusan Alec Chen 07 Sub/Jungle
None
Canada Jynthe Phil Vu 09 Sub/AD
None
South Korea FeniX Kim Jae-hoon (김재훈) 03 Mid GCUlogo std.png Gold Coin United
USA Dardoch Joshua Hartnett 07 Sub/Jungle IMTlogo std.png Immortals
USA Painless Eric Fedder 10 Sub/Support
None
USA fabbbyyy Jovani Guillen 09 Sub/AD BGJlogo std.png Big Gods Jackals
USA Solo Colin Earnest 06 Sub/Top Liquid Alogo std.png Team Liquid Academy
USA Moon Galen Holgate 02 Jungle Liquid Alogo std.png Team Liquid Academy
USA Stunt William Chen 10 Sub/Support Liquid Alogo std.png Team Liquid Academy
Philippines SirhcEz Christopher Enteria 06 Sub/Top Casterlogo std.png Streamer
USA IWDominate Christian Rivera 07 Sub/Jungle Coachlogo std.png Coach
Canada zig Derek Shao 06 Sub/Top Liquid Alogo std.png Team Liquid Academy
Canada Smoothie Andy Ta 10 Sub/Support Liquid Alogo std.png Team Liquid Academy
Canada ChumpJohn Johnson Ranta 06 Sub/Top GGamerslogo std.png Galactic Gamers
China Nyjacky Chenglong Wang 08 Sub/Mid
None
USA Saeca Andrew Smith 08 Sub/Mid
None
Venezuela Quas Diego Ruiz 01 Top NRGlogo std.png NRG Esports
USA Xpecial Alex Chu (朱啓恩) 10 Sub/Support Apexlogo std 2.png Apex Gaming
USA KEITHMCBRIEF Yuri Jew 09 Sub/AD Tsmlogo std.png Team SoloMid

Player LCS Participation

Player 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 EU NA Total
Spring Summer Spring Summer Spring Summer Spring Summer Spring Summer
# Team # Team # Team # Team # Team # Team # Team # Team # Team # Team
Quas 28 Crslogo std.png 28 Crslogo std.png 18 Liquidlogo std.png 18 Liquidlogo std.png 43 NRGlogo std.png 0 135 135



IWillDominate 28 Crslogo std.png 28 Crslogo std.png 18 Liquidlogo std.png 18 Liquidlogo std.png 1 Liquidlogo std.png 0 93 93



FeniX 18 Liquidlogo std.png 18 Liquidlogo std.png 18 Liquidlogo std.png 43 Liquidlogo std.png 0 97 97



Piglet 12 Liquidlogo std.png 18 Liquidlogo std.png 18 Liquidlogo std.png 9 Liquidlogo std.png 47 Liquidlogo std.png 10 Liquidlogo std.png 0 114 114



Xpecial 28 Tsmlogo std.png 28 Tsmlogo std.png 28 Tsmlogo std.png 28 Crslogo std.png 18 Liquidlogo std.png 18 Liquidlogo std.png 46 Apexlogo std 2.png 41 Dignitaslogo std.png 0 235 235



KEITHMCBRIEF 6 Liquidlogo std.png 1 Tsmlogo std.png 16 EFXlogo std.png 42 EFXlogo std.png 43 EFXlogo std.png 9 EFXlogo std.png 0 117 117



Lourlo 18 Liquidlogo std.png 43 Liquidlogo std.png 47 Liquidlogo std.png 10 Liquidlogo std.png 0 118 118



Smoothie 15 TDKlogo std.png 1 Liquidlogo std.png 28 C9logo std.png 44 C9logo std.png 9 C9logo std.png 0 97 97



Dardoch 17 Liquidlogo std.png 40 Liquidlogo std.png 44 IMTlogo std.png 11 Clglogo std.png 0 112 112



Matt 17 Liquidlogo std.png 43 Liquidlogo std.png 44 Liquidlogo std.png 10 Liquidlogo std.png 0 114 114



fabbbyyy 34 Liquidlogo std.png 0 34 34



Moon 17 NRGlogo std.png 3 Liquidlogo std.png 43 FLYlogo std.png 9 FLYlogo std.png 0 72 72



ReignOver 18 Fnaticlogo std.png 18 Fnaticlogo std.png 18 IMTlogo std.png 43 IMTlogo std.png 47 Liquidlogo std.png 10 Liquidlogo std.png 36 118 154



goldenglue 6 Dignitaslogo std.png 12 T8logo std.png 5 EFXlogo std.png 26 Liquidlogo std.png 8 Liquidlogo std.png 0 57 57



Youngbin 6 Liquidlogo std.png 0 6 6



Doublelift 28 Clglogo std.png 28 Clglogo std.png 28 Clglogo std.png 24 Clglogo std.png 18 Clglogo std.png 18 Clglogo std.png 18 Tsmlogo std.png 41 Tsmlogo std.png 15 Liquidlogo std.png 10 Tsmlogo std.png 0 228 228



Adrian 18 TiPlogo std.png 17 TiPlogo std.png 18 IMTlogo std.png 43 IMTlogo std.png
3
29
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0 128 128
Slooshi 18 T8logo std.png 6 T8logo std.png 10 P1logo std.png 2 Liquidlogo std.png 0 36 36



For a full chart listing all LCS players, click here.
Only regular season games are listed. Last update: after LCS Summer 2017 - Week 2

Organization

Current

C ID Name Position
Netherlands Nazgul Victor Goossens Co-Owner
USA LiQuiD112 Steve Arhancet 11 Co-Owner
Michael Artress Team Manager
Canada JunoTheCat Brittany Lattanzio Player Manager & Project Manager
South Korea Cain Jang Nu-ri (장누리) 11 Head Coach
Canada Varsix David Lim Coach
United Kingdom Jarge Joshua Smith Head Analyst
USA TeeKhay Kevin Bracken Remote Analyst
Brazil Yaltz Evandro de Cerqueira Position Coach
USA SnowSpots Keith Torres Analyst
France Caelan Romain Albesa Jungle Coach
USA IWDominate Christian Rivera 11 Streamer
Philippines SirhcEz Christopher Enteria Streamer

Former

C ID Name Position Next Team
USA Saintvicious Brandon DiMarco 11 Strategic Coach Dignitaslogo std.png Team Dignitas
Swaguhsaurus Nick Phan General Manager IMTlogo std.png Immortals
Denmark Bumblebee Robin Nymann Director of eSports
None
USA MarkZ Mark Zimmerman Content Creator DFXlogo std.png Delta Fox
Canada Warlock Michael Al-Agha Scout/Planner
None
South Korea Locodoco Choi Yoon-sub (최윤섭) 11 Head Coach GCUlogo std.png Gold Coin United
USA Moon Galen Holgate 11 Analyst FLYlogo std.png FlyQuest
Romania Exorant Daniel Hume Analyst LKlogo std.png Last Kings
China Peter Peter Zhang (張藝) Head Coach Liquid Alogo std.png Team Liquid Academy
Portugal Shakarez Renato Perdigão Analyst KStarslogo std.png Keyd Stars

Team Achievements

In Premier Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2017-08-12 NA LCS logo small.png I1Q 2018 NA LCS Spring Promotion 3 : 2 P1logo std.png Phoenix1
2017-08-06 LCS logo 25x25.png A99th 2017 NA LCS Summer Round Robin 4 : 14 Blanklogo std.pngGroup Stage (W/L)
2017-04-01 NA LCS logo small.png I1Q 2017 NA LCS Summer Promotion 3 : 2 GCUlogo std.png Gold Coin United
2017-03-26 LCS logo 25x25.png A99th 2017 NA LCS Spring Round Robin 5 : 13 Blanklogo std.pngGroup Stage (W/L)
2016-12-15 Esltumbnail.png A33 - 4th IEM Season 11 - Gyeonggi 0 : 2 Samsunglogo std.png Samsung Galaxy $ 10,000
2016-09-03 RpPoints.png A44th 2016 Season North America Regional Finals 0 : 3 NVlogo std.png Team EnVyUs
2016-08-14 LCS logo 25x25.png A55 - 6th 2016 NA LCS Summer Playoffs 1 : 3 Clglogo std.png Counter Logic Gaming
2016-07-31 LCS logo 25x25.png A55th 2016 NA LCS Summer Round Robin 9 : 9 Blanklogo std.pngGroup Stage (W/L)
2016-04-16 LCS logo 25x25.png A44th 2016 NA LCS Spring Playoffs 0 : 3 IMTlogo std.png Immortals $ 10,000
2016-03-20 LCS logo 25x25.png A44th 2016 NA LCS Spring Round Robin 10 : 8 Blanklogo std.pngGroup Stage (W/L)
2015-08-31 RpPoints.png A22nd 2015 Season North America Regional Finals 1 : 3 C9logo std.png Cloud9
2015-08-22 LCS logo 25x25.png A33rd 2015 NA LCS Summer Playoffs 3 : 1 TiPlogo std.png Team Impulse $ 15,000
2015-07-26 LCS logo 25x25.png A11st 2015 NA LCS Summer Round Robin 13 : 5 Blanklogo std.pngGroup Stage (W/L)
2015-04-18 LCS logo 25x25.png A33rd 2015 NA LCS Spring Playoffs 3 : 2 TiPlogo std.png Team Impulse $ 15,000
2015-03-29 LCS logo 25x25.png A66th 2015 NA LCS Spring Round Robin 9 : 9 Blanklogo std.pngGroup Stage (W/L)

Highlight Videos

Click here to see videos from Team Liquid's Rebirth series.

Other Content

  • 2016
  • 2015

Interviews

  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015

Articles

  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015

See Also

External Links

Gallery

References

  1. Team Liquid and Former Curse Become One liquidlegends.net
  2. 2.0 2.1 Keith replaced Piglet for Week 5 of NA LCS Spring Season teamliquidpro.com
  3. 3.0 3.1 LCS News: Piglet moved to starting roster for Week 7 teamliquidpro.com
  4. Piglet and Team Liquid part ways dailydot.com
  5. 5.0 5.1 Team Liquid's Tweet twitter.com
  6. 6.0 6.1 TL Update - Xpecial On His Future youtube.com
  7. 7.0 7.1 Team Liquid Smoothie Challenge youtube.com
  8. 8.0 8.1 Xpecial - Free Agency, C9 Challenger, Future youtube.com
  9. 9.0 9.1 10-man roster and Locodoco to Head Coach teamliquidpro.com
  10. 10.0 10.1 Team Liquid completes 10-man roster, will use Academy team as active subs dailydot.com
  11. 11.0 11.1 Dardoch Suspension teamliquidpro.com
  12. Liquid LoL | The Return youtube.com
  13. Welcome Back Saintvicious youtube.com
  14. Building the Team Liquid Infrastructure teamliquidpro.com
  15. KonKwon to sub for Team Liquid - '[Watching Worlds] re-ignited my passion towards the game' espn.com
  16. Liquid confirm Piglet moved to mid lane, Youngbin taking over as AD carry thescoreesports.com
  17. Goldenglue's Tweet twitter.com
  18. Team Liquid's Tweet twitter.com
  19. TSM Doublelift Update tsm.gg
  20. Team Liquid's Facebook Post facebook.com
  21. LiQuiD112's Tweet twitter.com
  22. Adrian departs Team Liquid, will "fully explore" his options espn.com
  23. Welcome Back, Doublelift tsm.gg
  24. Saintvicious Joins Team Dignitas Coaching Staff team-dignitas.net
  25. Team Liquid's Tweet twitter.com
  26. Team Liquid's Tweet twitter.com
  27. [1] teamliquidpro.com
  28. [2] dotesports.com
  29. Liquid LoL | Meet Lourlo - Top Lane youtube.com
  30. IWDominate Retires from Professional League of Legends blog.instantesports.com
  31. Meet Moon - Jungler youtube.com
  32. Meet 2016 NA LCS Summer Split teams. lolesports.com
  33. Team Liquid's Facebook Post facebook.com
  34. Sources: Dardoch to be replaced, set to join Echo Fox espn.com
  35. fabbbyyy's Tweet twitter.com
  36. Wizards, Warriors, and Magic: A Strategic Partnership teamliquidpro.com
  37. aXiomatic Acquires Controlling Interest in Team Liquid, a Leading Professional Esports Franchise businesswire.com
  38. A New Methodology teamliquidpro.com
  39. Team Liquid's Tweet twitter.com
  40. Moon Steps Back teamliquidpro.com
  41. Moon's Tweet twitter.com
  42. Liquid 2017 Update: Lourlo, Matt, and Goldenglue teamliquidpro.com
  43. kenzi's Tweet twitter.com
  44. Thank you, FeniX teamliquidpro.com
  45. Locodoco to coach Challenger team Gold Coin United thescoreesports.com
  46. Breaking the Curse: Liquid Rising liquidlegends.net
  47. Team Liquid Welcomes LoL Academy Team liquidlegends.net
  48. HTC Sponsors Team Liquid teamliquidpro.com
  49. Namecheap sponsors Team Liquid teamlliruidpro.com
  50. LiQuiD112's Tweet twitter.com
  51. Team Liquid's Tweet twitter.com
  52. Team Liquid | Rebirth EP13 - Roads youtube.com
  53. Locodoco Joins Liquid youtube.com
  54. Update for the LCS 2016 Season, Diego Ruiz teamliquidpro.com
  55. Regarding my suspension from TL twitlonger.com