As originally reported on by Travis Gafford, the 2022 Team Liquid LCS roster is completed according to sources familiar with the organization.
Sources: Team Liquid have decided on their 2022 roster and plan to field
Core is said to be eligible via green card for next year. pic.twitter.com/mRMQIBrlbI
— Travis Gafford (@TravisGafford) November 4, 2021
As shown in the tweet above, the 2022 Team Liquid LCS Roster includes:
- Gabriël “Bwipo” Rau (Top Lane)
- Lucas “Santorin” Tao Kilmer Larsen (Jungle)
- Søren “Bjergsen” Bjerg (Mid Lane)
- Steven “Hans sama” Liv (ADC)
- Jo “CoreJJ” Yong-in (Support)
For the first time in Team Liquid’s history, TL is running a roster with zero North American players. Thanks to CoreJJ getting his green card along with Bjergsen and Santorin’s residency, this roster is possible. In terms of raw talent, this may be the best possible offseason for Team Liquid. Despite playing Jungle for Fnatic in the Summer of 2021, Bwipo is still an elite Top Laner. Bjergsen is one of the most respected and feared Mid Laners in World, despite his Worlds 2020 Airport Hack. Finally, Hans Sama along with Rekkles were the two biggest ADCs on the market in the offseason. Securing Hans is a huge upgrade for TL, putting an elite talent with CoreJJ.
Team Liquid Moving On:
Of course, these moves will mean that Barney “Alphari” Morris, Nicolaj “Jensen” Jensen and Edward “Tactical” Ra are off Team Liquid. As of now, there are no confirmed new homes for Jensen and Tactical, but rumors are suggesting Alphari to be the new Top Laner for Team Vitality. The Game Haus is unable to verify these rumors, but they are being widely reported on.
Team Liquid seems to be going with a Super Team approach getting the best players on the market for the 2022 season. Many LCS teams want to make Worlds with Worlds 2022 being in North America this year. For sponsorships alone this will be huge, but making a deep run will certainly catch the eyes of the nation. This is probably Team Liquid’s motive, but also, Steven (Hans Sama) is now being paid by Steve.
Time will tell if this is the year Team Liquid will make it out of groups. On paper though, this roster is looking like a serious LCS Title Contender and one of, if not, the scariest international rosters the LCS has ever put up.