Introduction / Team Overview
The Team Liquid LoL team was formed after a merger between Liquid and Team Curse, their League of Legends roster debuted at the NA LCS 2015 Spring Split. Despite an uncertain start, with three of their most talented players being replaced by relative rookies, Team Liquid have shone ever since, becoming one of the most successful LoL teams around. The American based team were founded in 2000, and are managed by Victor Goossens and Steve Arhancet, with a gaming house in Los Angeles where the players hone their skills.
Highlights / Strengths
Despite often threatening on the biggest stage, Team Liquid have regularly come up short when on course for major titles. Having finished top of their group in the 2015 NA LCS Summer Split, they would eventually finish third in the playoffs. Their next opportunity for success came in the North America Regional Finals in the same year, where defeat to Cloud9 in the final meant they had to settle for the runner-up spot. Team Liquid’s LoL teams form in 2017 has also been a disappointment, finishing the NA LCS Spring Split round-robin in 9th position in the standings after a 5-13 record. With Team Liquid looking to bounce back from recent struggles, be sure to head to Twitch for live LoL action.
Branding / Sponsorship / Logo
Team Liquid’s logo and branding is now synonymous with the esports industry, along with their player jerseys, which come in blue, white and pink, depending on their opponents. The logo is dominated by the famous horse of Team Liquid, which was first located on their desktop website wallpaper, and has survived many rebrands over the years. Team Liquid hold a number of lucrative sponsorship deals, the biggest of which are with Monster Energy, live-streaming platform Twitch, and J!NX.
Team Roles / Expertise/ Divisions
American Samson “Lourlo” Jackson is Team Liquid’s top within their LoL roster, with the former Team Storm player having gained accolades for his commitment and motivation towards the team, even during tough times. Meanwhile, Yiliang “Doublelift” Peng is a relative veteran when it comes to esports at the age of just 23, with the American acting as the team’s ADC. Meanwhile, Matt Elento acts as the team support, while the likes of Austin “Link” Shin and Adrian Ma provide back-up in the Mid and Support positions respectively.
Roster & Achievements
The Team Liquid League of Legends roster is currently made up by three Americans and two South Korean players, with Asian duo Gwang-jin “Piglet” Chae and Yeu-jin “Reignover” Kim having both impressed. “Piglet” took home the Summoner’s Cup in 2014, however has had to bide his time in the hunt for further success with Team Liquid, with the youngster even stepping down to play for the academy at one point. Having become Team Liquid’s biggest signing of the offseason, “Reignover” had previously guided Fnatic to an 18-0 record in back in 2015, also collecting MVP honours with Immortals in the 2016 NA LCS Spring Split.