Well, hands up if you saw this one coming. After more than four years playing under the same organization, it has been confirmed that the Team Liquid Members will go it alone.
But what does this mean for the former Team Liquid roster? And what will the now player-less organization do now? Find out below as we cover what will happen now that the roster and the organization have parted ways.
What Will the Boys do now?
After more than four years with Team Liquid, the former roster is parting company with the organization and striking out alone. The members include Amer “Miracle-” Al-Barkawi, Aliwi “w33” Omar, Ivan “MinD_ContRoL” Ivanov, Maroun “GH” Merhej and captain Kuro “KuroKy” Salehi Takhasomi.
So, what is their plan? Well, the Team Liquid organization took to Twitter to confirm the next steps. In a tweet posted on September 13, Team Liquid confirmed that the TI 7 winning roster (albeit without Lasse Aukusti “MATUMBAMAN” Urpalainen) will be moving on to start their own organization.
We don’t have any information on what that organization will be called now that the Team Liquid members will go it alone. However, as soon as that information becomes available, we will let you know right here.
Today we announce the departure of our TI winning Dota 2 roster. We are thankful for the titles and memories they made with us, and we wish them the best of luck in the creation of their new team.https://t.co/9RXz47l73C pic.twitter.com/Os4WIrKfh5
— Team Liquid (@TeamLiquid) September 13, 2019
It looks like the former rosters plan to stay together. In a video posted on the Team Liquid website, former captain KuroKy indicated that the team plans to remain as a unit.
The roster, still headed by KuroKy, is uncertain but ambitious. We wish them all the best for their future and can’t wait to see how they build an organization around a team of talented, successful individuals.
But What About Team Liquid?
In the wake of the former roster’s departure, Team Liquid has been left without a squad with which to compete at tournament level. As seen in the past, this can sometimes be cause for an organization to simply disband. However, not Team Liquid.
Team Liquid founder, Victor “Nazgul” Goossens confirmed that Team Liquid will remain a part of Dota 2. In a statement on their website, Goossens stated the following:
“We are on the lookout for individuals or teams who can continue the winning legacy that the five boys leave behind…”
This marks their position loud and clear. It looks like we might be treated to two new organizations in Dota in the 2019 – 2020 pro season. Here’s hoping for a Team Liquid vs former Team Liquid grudge match (despite the fact they seem to have parted on good terms).
Final Thoughts: Team Liquid Members Will Go It Alone
Not much information has circulated regarding the reason for the split from the organization. However, big things are sure now that we know the Team Liquid members will go it alone. This is definitely one to watch for the future, ladies and gentlemen.
Who do you think should fill the void left by the Team Liquid members? Perhaps Dendi, now that he’s a free agent? What should the boys call their new organization? We’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below.
Featured image courtesy of Team Liquid.
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