Team Liquid
United States
To play for Liquid at Katowice
February 10, 2018
jdm64 has revealed that he will play for Team Liquid one last time before seeking open offers.
ANALYSIS
The organization announced that jdm64 will be replaced by Renegades' NAF, following several offline exits, including The New Legends stage in Atlanta. jdm64 spent nearly two years with the organization after his year-end career with CLG, where he finished runner-up at ESL One: Cologne, ESG Tour Mykonos, and ESL One: New York. The news comes as NAF will be ineligible to play for Liquid due to qualifying with Renegades for the same event, allowing jdm64 to play once more. After the event is over, jdm64 will return to streaming and will be open to offers "for any teams that might be interested."
Removed form active roster
February 5, 2018
Team Liquid has announced that jdm64 has been replaced by NAF on the team's active roster.
ANALYSIS
With the signing of NAF now made official, jdm64 will now be placed on the inactive roster for Liquid. jdm64 joined Liquid in June of 2016, off the brink of time with CLG where the AWPer has appeared in six Majors, with the best showing being a second-place finish at ESL One: Cologne 2016. During the era of jdm64, the team has had mixed results with runner-ups at ESG Mykonos and ESL One: New York being the only best finishes of 2017 while dropping out of most offline tournaments early. Despite qualifying for StarLadder and IEM Katowice, jdm64 fell off the radar during the ELEAGUE Major with a sub-1.00 rating, which led to a 12-14th place finish. Now, jdm64's future is up in the air as the player nor organization has made comment on his next move.
Taking over AWP duties for Liquid
February 5, 2018
nitr0 will be taking on the primary AWPer role for Team Liquid, the team announced Monday.
ANALYSIS
With the signing of NAF, Liquid has decided to shuffle around the roster a bit for the rest of 2018. NAF is taking over jdm's spot, which means that nitr0 will be assuming the primary AWP for the team. This will be in addition to his role as in-game leader. The team further added that both NAF and twistzz will be available as situational, hybrid AWPers. The new roster will debut in just a few days at cs_summit 2, which starts up on Feb. 8.
Completes transfer to Liquid
February 5, 2018
Renegades have announced that NAF will be joining Team Liquid's active roster.
ANALYSIS
NAF is speculated to replacing Liquid's jdm64, according to a report from dbltap.com. NAF has only been on the Renegades roster since September serving as the lurker. His five-month tenure with the team was everything positive despite some of the close losses the team suffered, winning the Asia Minor Championship over TyLoo and the StarLadder i-League Invitational over Virtus.pro. His worst finish with the team recently came from the New Challengers stage where his former team lost to AVANGAR, resulting in elimination. His final match with the team came just two days ago when the team was swept by Team Liquid for a spot at the StarLadder i-League.
Unable to break FaZe in loss
December 17, 2017
jdm64 collected a 16/24 KD on Friday in a 16-12 loss to FaZe Clan at the ECS Season 4 Finals.
ANALYSIS
A pistol and then following with an anti-eco round win contributed by jdm64 help the team take the 2-0 lead on Mirage. However, FaZe contested in Round 3 but jdm64 stole the following round with a triple kill to even the 2-2 score. jdm64 had a hard time controlling the offense from taking the mid-control with the late rotations as well as an aggressive presence on the catwalk. Although jdm64 managed to get the AWP to help retake the A-bombsite to secure the 9-6 lead at the half. However, he struggled in the second half to find different ways to win rounds with a limited economy, resulting in a tough loss with only three rounds won in the half.
Current Roster
Upcoming Events
  • ESL Pro League Season 7 - NA
    2/25/2018 - 4/26/2018
    SK Gaming emerged victorious at the end of Season 6, besting FaZe Clan in a 3-1 series to bring the Pro League crown back to the North American region. Will history repeat itself? Or will someone else from NA rise to the occasion?
  • IEM Katowice
    2/27/2018 - 3/4/2018
    What a difference a year makes. For the 2017 edition of IEM Katowice, Astralis were on top of the world after winning the ELEAGUE Major: Atlanta. Their prowess led to a big win over FaZe Clan in Katowice. Ever since, however, Astralis has failed to win a single event (outside of the Clash for Cash rematch with VP). Who will come out on top this time around? Will Astralis get back in form? Will Cloud9 follow the trend of Major win and then IEM Katowice win? Or will FaZe Clan or SK Gaming rise to the occasion with a big win? Only time will tell who'll come away with the crown at $250,000 top prize.
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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.
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
EliGE set to exit
August 15, 2017
Team Liquid plans to move forward with long-term member, EliGE, who is expected to join the ex-ibp roster, reports Jarek "DeKay" Lewis of Slingshot Esports.
ANALYSIS
Team Liquid is set to transfer long-term member, EliGE, as the player is set to join the ex-iBuyPower squad. However, if the transfer goes well, EliGE would be joining a team that will be limited to the amount of events attended due to the restraints on the core members still indefinitely banned in other leagues due to the match-fixing in February 2015. A direct comment has not yet been made from the organization.
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Invited to ESL One New York
August 9, 2017
The organizers of the event have announced Liquid as the sixth and final invitation spot.
ANALYSIS
Team Liquid have now been invited to ESL One New York filling in the final invitiaton. The North American squad has been through a rough roud during the 2017 year with recently finishing 5-6th at ECS Season 3 Finals, failed to qualify for the PGL Major Krakow finishing 9-11th at the Main Qualifier, and finally placed 5-8th at ESL One Cologne. However, the team is looking to make a return after their 2016 run finishing 3-4th, before s1mple departed the team. The event will kick off September 14-17 as two Qualifers have yet been detemined from either EU or NA region.
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Liquid release Pimp
July 9, 2017
Team Liquid has announced via Twitter that they have released Pimp from his contract and is now a free agent.
ANALYSIS
The 21-year-old was moved to a backup position in late March after stepping down to field out better options that met his expectations in his career. During that time the organization mentioned that they were negotiating Pimp's transfer with several interested teams, however, a deal was never set in stone. Since late March, Pimp has been seen standing in for Team Dignitas and ex-Tricked in the Farmskins Championship and in ESEA Premier, performing well in both line-ups. Today Team Liquid released his contract due to not meeting negotiations with other organizations in hopes he finds a new home.