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Team Liquid Academy
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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
Quest Nutrition
Loot Crate
Sister Team (Current): Team Liquid
Created (1): 2015-01-16
Disbanded (1): 2016-11-22
Created (2): 2017-04-26
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Current Roster
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Team Liquid Academy is a North American team, sister team to Team Liquid.


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

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.


  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015

Player Roster


R C ID Name Role
Current Official Residency USA sexycan Brandon Norris 01 Top
Current Official Residency USA ShorterACE Ryan Nget 02 Jungle
Current Official Residency USA Slooshi Andrew Pham 03 Mid
Current Official Residency USA ExecutionerKen Kenneth Tang 05 Support
Current Official Residency Canada Viper Omran Shoura 06 Sub/Top
Current Official Residency Canada Maplestreet Ainslie Wyllie 09 Sub/AD
Current Official Residency Canada Sistar 11

Temporary Subs

ID Name Role Replacing Tournament
News Label - North America.png USA IWDominate Christian Rivera Jungle
2016 NACS Spring Season - Week 1


C ID Name Role Next Team
Canada Cake Tristan Côté-Lalumière 04 AD FLYlogo std.png FlyQuest
USA Solo Colin Earnest 01 Top GCUlogo std.png Gold Coin United
USA Moon Galen Holgate 02 Jungle Liquidlogo std.png Team Liquid
USA Goldenglue Greyson Gilmer 03 Mid Liquidlogo std.png Team Liquid
South Korea Piglet Chae Gwang-jin (채광진) 04 AD Liquidlogo std.png Team Liquid
Canada bobqinXD Boyuan Qin 08 Sub/Mid EUnitedlogo std.png eUnited
USA fabbbyyy Jovani Guillen 09 Sub/AD BGJlogo std.png Big Gods Jackals
USA Painless Eric Fedder 10 Sub/Support Liquidlogo std.png Team Liquid
USA Stunt William Chen 05 Support Dignitaslogo std.png Team Dignitas
USA IWDominate Christian Rivera 07 Sub/Jungle Liquidlogo std.png Team Liquid
USA Lourlo Samson Jackson 06 Sub/Top Liquidlogo std.png Team Liquid
USA Dardoch Joshua Hartnett 07 Sub/Jungle Liquidlogo std.png Team Liquid
South Korea FeniX Kim Jae-hoon (김재훈) 08 Sub/Mid Liquidlogo std.png Team Liquid
USA Matt Matthew Elento 10 Sub/Support Liquidlogo std.png Team Liquid
South Korea chocopie Daniel Suh 10 Sub/Support
Canada zig Derek Shao 01 Top P1logo std.png Phoenix1
Canada Smoothie Andy Ta 05 Support C9logo std.png Cloud9
USA Akaadian Matthew Higginbotham 02 Jungle DTlogo std.png Dream Team
South Korea Youngbin Jung Young-bin (정영빈) 03 Mid
Canada Zary Zaryab Syed 02 Jungle Deniallogo std.png Denial eSports
USA Grigne Jonathan Armao 02 Jungle AKAlogo std.png Also Known As
USA KEITHMCBRIEF Yuri Jew 04 AD Tsmlogo std.png Team SoloMid
China beibei Meng Zhang 02 Jungle AKAlogo std.png Also Known As
USA Ennui Andrew Smith 03 Mid Liquidlogo std.png Team Liquid
USA JoJo Matthew He 05 Support
Canada Warlock Michael Al-Agha 07 Sub/Jungle Coachlogo std.png Coach
Canada Tails Jie Zi-Xing (杰孜兴) 09 Sub/AD AKAlogo std.png Also Known As
China xwind Wang Xiao-Feng (王晓峰) 09 Sub/AD TARlogo std.png Team Ares
China Nyjacky Chenglong Wang 11 Sub Liquidlogo std.png Team Liquid



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 Coach
Canada Varsix David Lim Coach
USA Saintvicious Brandon DiMarco 11 Strategic Coach
United Kingdom Jarge Joshua Smith Head Analyst
USA TeeKhay Kevin Bracken Remote Analyst
USA SnowSpots Keith Torres Analyst
France Caelan Romain Albesa Jungle Coach


C ID Name Position Next Team
Swaguhsaurus Nick Phan General Manager IMTlogo std.png Immortals
Denmark Bumblebee Robin Nymann Director of eSports
Canada Warlock Michael Al-Agha Coach
China Peter Peter Zhang (張藝) Head Coach KaBuMlogo std.png KaBuM! e-Sports
USA Leara Paul Leara Assistant Coach AKAlogo std.png Also Known As

Team Achievements

In Premier Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2016-08-04 NA LCS logo small.png I1ZNQ 2017 NA LCS Spring Promotion 2 : 3 EFXlogo std.png Echo Fox
2016-07-20 CS NA logo.png A22nd 2016 NACS Summer Playoffs 2 : 3 C9logo std.png Cloud9 Challenger $ 7,000
2016-07-07 CS NA logo.png A22nd 2016 NACS Summer Round Robin 2-3-0 Blanklogo std.pngGroup Stage (W/L)
2016-03-09 CS NA logo.png A33 - 4th 2016 NA Challenger Series Spring Playoffs 1 : 3 Apexlogo std 2.png Apex Gaming $ 4,000
2016-02-24 CS NA logo.png A44th 2016 NACS Spring Round Robin 1-2-2 Blanklogo std.pngGroup Stage (W/L)
In Major Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2017-04-29 I1ZNQ 2017 NACS Summer Qualifiers 3 : 1 DFXlogo std.png Delta Fox
2016-01-13 I1Q 2016 NA Challenger Series Spring Qualifier 3 : 0 TFBlogo std.png Team Frostbite
2015-12-06 A11st HTC Ascension 3 : 1 TFBlogo std.png Team Frostbite $ 5,000
2015-06-02 I1ZNQ 2015 NA Challenger Series Summer Qualifier 1 : 2 MSF (NA)logo std.png Misfits NA
2015-02-04 I1ZNQ 2015 NA Challenger Series Spring Qualifier 0 : 2 Clglogo std.png CLG Black
In Minor, Monthly, and Weekly Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2015-06-22 A11st League One North American Cup Week 10 3 : 0 C9logo std.png Cloud9 Tempest $ 800

Highlight Videos


See Also

External Links


  1. Team Liquid Welcomes LoL Academy Team
  2. LoLEsports: Team Liquid Academy page
  3. Steve Arhancet's Tweet
  4. Cake's Tweet
  5. Youngbin's Tweet
  6. Akaadian's Tweet
  7. Smoothie's Tweet
  8. Team Liquid Academy brings on Goldenglue, Solo, Stunt, and Moon
  9. Stunt's Tweet
  10. NME Owner Acquires Team Liquid Academy Challenger Spot
  11. Team Liquid Welcomes LoL Academy Team
  12. LoLEsports: Team Liquid Academy page
  13. LiQuiD112's forum status
  14. Team Liquid | Rebirth EP13 - Roads