Team Liquid
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On fire despite loss
July 4, 2018
NAF finished Team Liquid's 2-0 loss to North on Wednesday with a game-high 53/43 KD.
ANALYSIS
Not only did NAF have the highest plus-minus in the lobby, but he also managed the most kills at 53. He was simply unstoppable all throughout this series. There was just not enough support from the rest of his team, especially at the end of Game 1 when they blew a 15-10 lead. In the final 11 rounds of that game, he tallied 12 of his team's final 24 kills. That just about sums up how important he was to this team, but one man can only do so much. Liquid will need to try and figure something out moving forward or end up falling short time and again.
Blows Game 1 lead in elimination loss
July 4, 2018
EliGE put up a 38/45 KD in Liquid's 2-0 loss to North on Wednesday at ESL Cologne.
ANALYSIS
While EliGE is usually the one setting the tone for Liquid, he was a bit worse for wear in this series. Sure, he managed to put up the second-highest ADR (75.1) on his team and fourth-highest overall, but damage can only get you so far. The problem for Liquid here was that they couldn't seem to string together round wins when it counted. This was especially true when they had a 15-10 lead on Train in Game 1. They only managed to win a single round in 11 tries as North forced overtime and then won the game. EliGE will need to try and get his men together in the wake of this event to try and prevent a similar showing at their next event.
One of two members of Liquid with positive KD in loss
July 4, 2018
Twistzz finished Team Liquid's 2-0 loss to North on Wednesday at ESL Cologne with a 44-41 KD.
ANALYSIS
If not for Twistzz and NAF, this series likely would have been even rougher than it ended up being. They were the only two members on Liquid to go positive in this game, which says a lot about how much Liquid faltered here. For his part, Twistzz put up multiple triple kills that kept things going a bit, but without enough help from the rest of his team, Liquid were pushed aside in this series. The loss alone was rough enough, but blowing the 15-10 lead in Game 1 was probably the worst way to lose a game. They've clearly got a ton to work on still moving forward.
Eliminated after loss to North
July 4, 2018
nitr0 went 35/38 in Team Liquid's 2-0 loss to North on Wednesday that eliminated them from ESL Cologne.
ANALYSIS
nitr0 had some singular moments of greatness in this series, like his 1-vs-2 clutch in Round 18, but he couldn't keep a sustained enough rhythm to keep Liquid going. Further, they all dropped the ball towards the end of the first game on Train where they lost 10 out of 11 rounds and blew a 15-10 lead. That loss seemed to throw them all out of wack and they lost 16-11. They'll now have to sit back and watch the rest of the event from the sidelines.
New team, same results
July 4, 2018
TACO put up a subpar 34/44 KD in Team Liquid's 2-0 loss to North on Wednesday that eliminated them from ESL Cologne.
ANALYSIS
TACO was frequently the one to lag behind on SK Gaming and it looks to not have changed much now that he's on Team Liquid. For this performance, in particular, it came at the worst possible time. His worst showing in the series was on Train, a map where they actually held a lead. Despite having a 15-10 lead, they lost five in a row as North came storming back to force OT. In those five rounds, plus all five rounds in OT, TACO only managed three kills as Liquid only picked up a single round win. He might have had a better showing at 18/20 on Inferno in Game 2, but the rest of his team lagged behind a bit this time around. Liquid simply needs to figure out a way to get on the same page or they'll continue slipping.
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Will replace Cloud9 at ESL One New York
May 29, 2018
Team Liquid will be traveling to ESL One New York after taking Cloud9's spot for the event in September, ESL revealed.
ANALYSIS
The news comes as Cloud9 pulled out of ESL One New York to attend BLAST Pro Series Istanbul, due to the new dates overlapping with ESL One New York. A trending upward Team Liquid will be getting the slot to the Big Apple as they recently finished runners-up to Astralis at ESL Pro League Season 7 Finals in Dallas, Texas. Only two out of the eight teams have been confirmed for ESL One New York, which is set to start September 28-29.
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
To attend ESL One Cologne
May 8, 2018
Team Liquid have been confirmed by organizers as the eight-team directly invited to ESL One Cologne.
ANALYSIS
The North American team will be joining the likes of Astralis, Fnatic and FaZe Clan to the $300,000 tournament, taking place on July 3-8. Last year Liquid secured a 3-0 record in the swiss stage, before falling to the European-mixture of FaZe Clan in the quarterfinals. Liquid recently swapped steel for former SK member TACO, but the results have been fair. However, more chances for the team are on the horizon with ESL Pro League Season 7 Finals, StarSeries -League Season 5, and ESL One Belo Horizonte.
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Confirmed at StarSeries Season 5
May 5, 2018
StarLadder has revealed that Team Liquid will be one of the teams competing at StarSeries i-League Season 5.
ANALYSIS
Team Liquid is the fourth team confirmed at the event, following defending champions mousesports was invited and HellRaisers earned a spot by winning Bests.net Masters, while NRG claimed their slit through the North American qualifier. Liquid will return to Kiev after finishing third place at the event in its previous iteration, where they lost to the eventual champions, mousesports.
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
zews to play in EPL S6 Finals
November 26, 2017
Team Liquid will play coach, zews, as their fifth player at ESL Pro League Season 6 Finals, according to a report from Dust2.us.
ANALYSIS
A couple of days prior to IEM Oakland starting its group stage action, Team Liquid brought in former Immortals in-game leader, steel. However, since bringing in the former Immortals member late into the year, steel will now be ineligible to compete in the Season 6 Finals due to the league's roster lock. Although steel will be able to compete offline for ECS Season 4 since Immortals forfeited their remaining matches of the season, allowing steel to complete the last four games for Liquid's regular season. Now, Team Liquid have no choice but to bring forward the team's coach, zews. This won't be the only time zews will have to stand-in as the Brazilian coach will also take part in the ELEAGUE Major Qualifier, which steel cannot attend after playing for Immortals in the online qualifiers for the Americas Minor. There has been no official statement made by the organization.
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Liquid receive Invite to IBP Masters
September 27, 2017
Along with Cloud9, Team Liquid has received a direct invite to the eight-team tournament held at the Esports Arena in Santa Ana, California.
ANALYSIS
Team Liquid will now join the eight-invited teams to the offline tournament held at the Esports Arena in Santa Ana, California with $100,000 up for grabs. Team Liquid has made some noise as of recent with two grand final best-of-five appearances at ESG Mykonos and ESL One New York. Liquid will still have to endure ESL Pro League and EPICENTER before reaching the group stage of the event.