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Team Liquid
Team Liquid logo.svg
Short nameLiquid, TL
Call of Duty: Blackout
Clash Royale
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Dota 2
Heroes of the Storm
League of Legends
StarCraft II
Street Fighter
Super Smash Bros.
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege
Tekken 7
Founded2000; 19 years ago (2000)
LocationUtrecht, Netherlands
United States (LOL team, CS:GO Team)
ManagerVictor Goossens (co-CEO)
Steve Arhancet (co-CEO)
Marvel Entertainment
Monster Energy
Parent groupaXiomatic
EarningsUS$26.84 million[1]

Team Liquid is a multi-regional professional esports organization based in the Netherlands that was founded in 2000. With the release of StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty, Team Liquid signed their first professional players.

In 2012, Team Liquid recruited a North American Dota 2 team, marking their first venture into multi-genre management.[2] In January 2015, Team Liquid officially merged with Team Curse under the Liquid banner, bringing on Steve Arhancet, his supporting staff, and former Curse League of Legends, Street Fighter, and Super Smash Bros. teams. Team Liquid's website was originally started in 2001 as a news site focusing on StarCraft. As of June 5 2018, Team Liquid has also created a Fortnite team.[3] Currently, the Team Liquid Fortnite squad has been practicing and placing in the top of the leaderboards throughout numerous events.

Their European Dota 2 squad won The International 2017, which had one of the largest prize pool for any esports tournament in history.[4] Their League of Legends team had won LCS 3 times.


The website was released on May 1, 2001 by Victor "Nazgul" Goossens and Joy "Meat" Hoogeveen under the domain[5] On September 22, 2002, the website was moved to the address of A day later the very first poll was posted as a vote for the website's name with the name winning over other suggestions such as On April 5, 2019 it was announced that the website would be moving to the domain, with becoming an alias for in the future.[6]

Although Team Liquid was known as primarily a StarCraft news site, there are many sub sections on the forums dedicated to other games as well. It was announced on August 30, 2012 that Team Liquid would be expanding to also including Dota 2 as one of their main coverage games. On December 8, 2012, Liquid expanded their eSports franchise for the first time, with the announcement of the recruitment of a North American Dota 2 team.[2]

On January 6, 2015, Steven "LiQuiD112" Arhancet joined Victor Goossens as co-owner of Team Liquid, officially commencing the merge between former Team Curse Gaming under the Team Liquid banner.[7]

On September 27, 2016, Team Liquid sold its controlling interest to aXiomatic Gaming, an investment group including Golden State Warriors co-owner Peter Guber, entrepreneur Ted Leonsis, motivational speaker Tony Robbins, basketball Hall of Famer Magic Johnson, and AOL co-founder Steve Case.[8]

On December 16, 2017, Team Liquid dropped their Halo roster.[9]


IndustryEntertainment and sports
Key people
Bruce Stein (CEO)

aXiomatic is an entertainment and sports management company. Investors for the group include businesspeople Peter Guber, Tony Robbins, sports Magic Johnson, Ted Leonsis, and technology Steve Case, Eric Lefkofsky.[10][11] The CEO is Bruce Stein, a former CEO and COO of Mattel Toys, Sony Interactive Entertainment and Kenner Products (Hasbro).[12] On September 27, 2016, aXiomatic announced that it had acquired controlling interest of esports team Team Liquid.[13][14][15]

Other investors include Dodgers executives Lon Rosen and Tucker Kain, Warriors executives Rick Welts and Kirk Lacob, the Washington Nationals owners at Lerner Enterprises, Chicago Cubs president of business operations Crane Kenney, Donn Davis, co-founder of Revolution and managing partner of Revolution Growth, Zach Leonsis, VP and general manager of Monumental Sports Network, Mark Ein, chairman of Kastle Systems, CEO of Capitol Acquisition Corp, and founder and owner of the Washington Kastles,[16] and former NFL player Dhani Jones.[17]

It was announced that Victor Goossens and Steve Arhancet would continue their roles as co-CEOs of Team Liquid after the acquisition.[18]


Main websites[edit]

  • – Originally branded as "Team Liquid", the website primarily provides StarCraft II coverage but also has some coverage for StarCraft Brood War, Counter-Strike Global Offensive, Heroes of the Storm, and Super Smash Brothers Melee. With the launch of StarCraft II, TLnet has grown into the largest StarCraft community on the internet, with over 220,000 active members and over twenty four million total posts. The website employs four person full-time staff at their New York City office to work on the site.[19]
  • – Website focusing on Team Liquid esports team coverage.
  • – Is a volunteer-run wiki covering various eSports, beginning with Starcraft: Brood War and later expanding into titles such as Starcraft II, Dota 2, Hearthstone, Counter-Strike, Overwatch, Rocket League, and League of Legends.[20]

Tournaments and events[edit]

In addition to running a community site and team, Team Liquid also hosts a variety of tournaments and events.

Team Liquid Starleague[edit]

  • The two iterations of the TeamLiquid Starleague (or TSL for short) have been the biggest "foreign" (non-Korean) StarCraft: Brood War tournaments.[citation needed] The first TSL sponsored by Razer in 2008 was highly anticipated at the time, sporting all of the world's top Brood War players. It was topped one year later with 2009's TSL 2, which featured a total prize pool of over $20,000 and remains the largest non-Korean Brood War tournament to date.
  • With the release of Starcraft II, Team Liquid announced a third installment, sponsored again by with a prize pool of $34,700.[21] The tournament took place between March and May 2011. On April 25, 2012, a fourth installment was announced (TSL 4).

Team Liquid StarCraft II Open[edit]

  • The TL Opens are one-day open single-elimination tournaments alternating between the NA and EU servers. The eight TL Open events that lead up to the TSL 3 also served as a qualifier for the TSL.

Team Liquid Legacy Starleague[edit]

  • Announced on January 1, 2013, Team Liquid would be hosting a series of online tournaments for "foreign" players of StarCraft: Brood War.[22]

Community events[edit]

  • TL Attack: Modeled after a Korean TV show called Bnet Attack, a professional player plays games against non-professionals while chatting with the hosts.
  • Liquibition: A King-of-the-Hill that is played in Bo7 mode.
  • TL Arena: A professional player will be matched up with inferior opponents. With each win he gains, another handicap is added that limits his game play options, until he loses or he has defeated a certain number of opponents.

Esports team[edit]

The gaming clan "Liquid" was founded by Victor "Nazgul" Goossens near the end of 2000 after deciding to leave his previous clan. Liquid started with four members for the first months and grew to eight players over the following year. The members of the Liquid clan are handpicked by Goossens based on both personality and talent.[citation needed]

Becoming a pro-team[edit]

With the arrival of StarCraft II, Team Liquid announced plans to become an active Pro-Gaming Team. Shortly after, sponsorship by The Little App Factory was announced,[23] which qualified them as a sponsored professional team. This allowed Team Liquid to pay their players a salary and send the team to events around the world. The team got a dedicated news site separate from the more community oriented site at, announced and released on May 10, 2011.[24]

On August 13, 2012, three players traveled to Korea in order to live in the OGS training house and compete in GOMTV's Global StarCraft II League (GSL).[25][26][27] Of the three players entering the preliminaries, only one, Dario "TLO" Wünsch qualified for the first two GSL events. He was eliminated out in the Second and First rounds respectively.

The third GSL was the strongest showing of Team Liquid thus far. Three players, Hayder "Haypro" Hussein, Jos "Ret" de Kroon and Jonathan "Jinro" Walsh qualified for the main tournament. While Hussein lost first round and de Kroon in 2nd, Walsh made to the semi-finals, losing 0–4 to the eventual winner Jang "MC" Min-Chul.

In 2012, during GSL Season 2, members Song "HerO" Hyeon Deok and Yun "TaeJa" Young Seo made it to the Round of 8 of the Code S tournament, with TaeJa being eliminated while HerO advanced to the semi-finals of the tournament.

On March 2014, Team Liquid announced that it had picked up two legendary Melee players: Ken, who is known as the "King of Smash" and KoreanDJ, who is widely considered as the first player to defeat Mew2King ever since he was considered a God, thus starting its Smash team. After acquiring Curse Gaming, it also signed Hungrybox, who is considered to be one of the Five Gods of Melee, and Chillin, who was the first player to defeat Ken during his prime. On August 11, 2015, it picked up top Super Smash Bros. for Wii U player Nairo, who was the only player to knock ZeRo out of a tournament, ending ZeRo's 55 win tournament streak at MLG World Finals.[28][29] On September 28, 2015, Team Liquid announced that KoreanDJ resigned from the organization and retired from competitive Smash, citing persistent hand and wrist pains.[30]

Merge with Curse Gaming[edit]

On January 6, 2015, Liquid acquired the Team Curse's League of Legends roster, which consisted of Quas, IWillDominate, Voyboy, Cop, and Xpecial. The team finished the LCS Spring regular season in 6th place with a 10-9 record. On Week 5 and 6 of NA LCS Piglet was benched and replaced on the starting roster by KEITHMCBRIEF in an effort to try to improve their standings.[31] In the playoffs they beat Counter Logic Gaming 3–0, before losing to Cloud9 3–2 and finishing in 3rd.

One week after the Curse merger, it was announced that Team Liquid acquired a Counter Strike: Global Offensive team that previously played under the title "Denial eSports".[32]

On January 24, 2015, it was announced that HTC had become an official sponsor of Team Liquid.[33]

On September 28, 2015, Team Liquid and Piglet parted ways after another failed qualification bid for the League of Legends World Championship, just a few hours after KoreanDJ resigned from the team.[34] However, this was apparently a fake leak, as just a few hours later, Team Liquid announced on its Instagram that Piglet has extended his contract until November 2016.[35]

On October 9, 2015, it was announced that Liquid would once again be fielding a DotA team, after more of a years absence from the competitive DotA scene. Signing the team formally known as 5JungZ, the new Liquid Dota would consist of a medley of new and old European talent.[36]

Main management[edit]

Victor "Nazgul" Goossens is a founding member and now co-owner and co-CEO of Team Liquid. Nazgul originally competed in Brood War prior to forming Team Liquid.

Steve "LiQuiD112" Arhancet joined the Team Liquid staff when Team Curse merged with Team Liquid. Since the merge, Steve has taken the role of co-owner and co-CEO and primarily manages the League of Legends team.[37]

Current rosters[edit]

Game Nat. Name ID Role
Artifact United States George Maganzini Hyped
Call of Duty: Blackout United States Brenden Marino Casper
United States Gage Meyer Caliburn
United States Thomas Cook Flankxr
Canada Tanner Trebb Rogue
Clash Royale Netherlands Frank Oskam Surgical Goblin
Mexico Diego Becerra DiegoB
United Kingdom Charlie McLaren Boeufmac
Spain Cristian Hernández KaNaRiOoo
United States Erick Benamu Erick Coach/Manager
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive United States Nicholas Cannella nitr0 Captain/AWPer
United States Jonathan Jablonowski EliGE Entry Fragger
Canada Russel Van Dulken Twistzz Rifler
Canada Keith Markovic NAF Lurker
United States Jake Yip Stewie2K Entry Fragger/AWPer
United States Eric Hoag adreN Coach
Dota 2 Jordan Amer Al-Barkawi Miracle- Mid/Carry
Romania Aliwi Omar w33 Mid/Support
Bulgaria Ivan Borislavov MinD_ContRoL Offlane
Lebanon Maroun Merhej GH Support
Germany Kuro Salehi Takhasomi KuroKy Support/Captain
Germany Roman Paley rmN- Coach
Fortnite[38] United States Thomas Mulligan 72hrs
United States Adam Crawford Strafesh0t (inactive)
United States Jake Brumleve POACH
United States Ryan Chaplo Chap
United States Noah Wright Vivid
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft Finland Janne Mikkonen Savjz
France Bertrand Grospellier ElkY
United States David Caero Dog
Sweden Jeffrey Brusi SjoW
United States Frank Zhang Fr0zen
League of Legends South Korea Jeong Eon-yeong Impact Top Laner
Philippines Jake Puchero Xmithie Jungler
Denmark Nicolaj Jensen Jensen Mid Laner
United States Yiliang Peng Doublelift Bot Laner
South Korea Jo Yong-in CoreJJ Support
South Korea Jang Nu-ri Cain Coach
South Korea Kang Jun-hyeok Dodo Assistant Coach
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Netherlands Jord van Geldere ibiza
Finland Samu Kauppinen Sambty
Norway Jim Gunnar Eliassen Jeemzz
Finland Jere Kauppinen Jembty
Quake Champions United States Tim Fogarty DaHanG
United States Shane Hendrixson rapha
StarCraft II Netherlands Marc Schlappi uThermal Player
Germany Dario Wünsch TLO Manager/Player
Norway Jens Aasgaard Snute Player
Poland Grzegorz Komincz MaNA Player. Early 2019, he beat DeepMind's bot (not a human)[39][40][41][42][43]
South Korea Yun Young Seo TaeJa Player
Street Fighter Japan Naoki Nemoto Nemo
Japan Ryota Takeuchi John Takeuchi
Super Smash Bros. United States Kashan Khan Chillindude Melee
United States Samuel Buzby Dabuz Ultimate
United States Juan Debiedma Hungrybox Melee
United States Ken Hoang Ken Melee
United States Daniel Rodriguez ChuDat Melee
United States Luis Rosias Crunch Melee Coach
Tekken Japan Genki Kumisaka Gen
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege Brazil André De Jesus Oliveira Neskwga
Brazil Thiago Dos Reis Castro Silva xS3xyCake
Brazil Luccas Molina Paluh
Brazil Paulo Augusto Arneiro Lourenço psk1
Brazil João Deam HSnamuringa
Brazil Adenauer Alvarenga Silence Coach
Brazil André Kaneyasu Sensi Coach


Notable tournament results[edit]

Dota 2[edit]

Date Tournament Location Placement
2013 The International 2013 Seattle, Washington, U.S. 7th/8th
2014 The International 2014 Seattle, Washington, U.S. 9th/10th
2016 Shanghai Major Shanghai, China 2nd
2016 Manila Major Manila, Philippines 2nd
2016 The International 2016 Seattle, Washington, U.S. 7th/8th
2017 The International 2017 Seattle, Washington, U.S. 1st[45]
2018 China Dota2 Super Major Shanghai, China 1st
2018 The International 2018 Vancouver, Canada 4th
2019 MDL Macau 2019 Macau 2nd
2019 MDL Disneyland® Paris Major Disneyland Paris, France 2nd

League of Legends[edit]

Date Tournament Location Placement
2010 Premier League Season 1 United States 2nd
2011 MLG Raleigh 2011 Raleigh, North Carolina, US 4th
2011 Global IEM Guangzhou Online Qualifiers United States (online) 2nd
2011 5v5 Tournament United States 2nd
2011 Go4LoL July and August Monthly Finals United States 1st
2011 NESL IEM NY Online Qualifier 2011 United States 1st
2011 IGN Atlantic City Atlantic City, New Jersey, US 5th
2011 Tournament United States 1st
2011 Premier League Season 2 United States 2nd
2011 Premier League Season 2 Championship United States 2nd
2011 MCB Tournament United States 2nd
2012 IEM Kiev Kiev, Ukraine 5th
2012 5 on 5 Conflict on Crystal Scar Tournament 1 and 2 United States 1st
2012 IEM World Grand Championship Finals Germany 5th
2012 IPL 4 Las Vegas April Las Vegas, Nevada, US 5th
2012 CSN (Cyber Sports Network) 4 Point Cup Tournament United States 3rd
2012 Alienware Spring Season Tournament United States 1st
2012 NESL Pro Series Season 3 United States 1st
2012 MLG Anaheim Invitational United States 5th
2012 Reign of Gaming Invitational United States 4th
2012 Leaguecraft ggClassic United States 2nd
2012 IPL FaceOff in SF Qualifier United States 2nd
2012 MLG Summer Arena United States 3rd
2012 IPL Faceoff San Francisco United States 2nd
2012 MLG Raleigh, NC Raleigh, North Carolina, US 1st
2012 NA Regional Finals at PAX Prime United States 4th
2012 Solomid Tournament #7 United States 1st
2012 MLG Fall Championship United States 7th
2012 2012 World -Esports Masters China 7th
2012 Lone Star Clash United States 2nd
2012 Solomid Tournament #9 United States 2nd
2012 IPL 5 Las Vegas United States 6th
2012 Solomid Invitational Finals United States 1st
2012 Solomid Tournament #12 United States 1st
2013 National Elite Pro League United States 1st
2013 MLG Prize Fight Series United States 1st
2013 IEM Katowice Poland 5th
2013 Riot Season 2 North American Regionals United States 4th
2013 LCS North America Season 3 Spring Playoffs United States 4th
2013 LCS North America Season 3 Summer Playoffs United States 6th
2014 2014 NA LCS Spring Playoffs United States 4th
2014 2014 NA LCS Summer Playoffs United States 4th
2015 2015 NA LCS Spring Playoffs United States 3rd
2016 2016 NA LCS Spring Playoffs United States 4th
2016 2016 NA LCS Summer Playoffs United States 6th
2016 2016 NA LCS Regional Finals United States 4th
2018 2018 NA LCS Spring Playoffs United States 1st
2018 2018 NA LCS Summer Playoffs United States 1st
2019 2019 LCS Spring Playoffs United States 1st
2019 2019 Mid Season Invitational Taiwan/Vietnam 2nd

StarCraft II[edit]

Date Tournament Country Placement Player
2011 North American Star League Season 2 2011 SC2 Championship United States 2nd Song "HerO" Hyeon Deok
2011 North American Invitational United States 2nd Shawn "Sheth" Simon
2011 European Invitational United States 1st Jos "Ret" de Kroon
2011 Sony Ericsson Starcraft II Code-S January 2011 South Korea 3rd/4th Jonathan "Jinro" Walsh
2011 Sony Ericsson StarCraft II Open Season 3 South Korea 3rd/4th Jonathan "Jinro" Walsh
2011 MLG Dallas United States 1st Jonathan "Jinro" Walsh
2011 SC2 EU Championship United Kingdom 1st Dario "TLO" Wünsch
2011 Assembly Winter 2011 SC2 Championship FInland 1st Jos "Ret" de Kroon
2011 DreamHack Summer 2011 Sweden 1st Chris "Huk" Loranger
2011 Homestory Cup 3 Germany 1st Chris "Huk" Loranger
2011 DreamHack Winter 2011 SC2 Championship Sweden 1st Song "HerO" Hyeon Deok
2012 DreamHack Winter 2012 SC2 Championship Sweden 1st Song "HerO" Hyeon Deok
2012 DreamHack Winter 2012 SC2 Championship Sweden 2nd Yun "TaeJa" Young Seo
2013 DreamHack Winter 2013 SC2 Championship Sweden 1st Yun "TaeJa" Young Seo
2015 2015 StarCraft II World Championship Series Season 3 Poland 2nd Grzegorz "MaNa" Komincz
2016 2016 StarCraft II World Championship Series: Winter Poland 2nd Jens "Snute" Aasgaard
2016 StarCraft II World Championship Series Copa Intercontinental Mexico 1st Jens "Snute" Aasgaard
2017 2017 StarCraft II World Championship Series Valencia Spain 2nd Jens "Snute" Aasgaard
2017 2017 StarCraft II World Championship Series Montreal Canada 2nd Jens "Snute" Aasgaard
2018 2018 StarCraft II 2018 World Championship Series Austin United States 2nd Gregorz "MaNa" Komincz

Super Smash Bros.[edit]

Date Tournament Country Placement Player
2015 Apex 2015 Championship Series Melee Championship United States 5th Juan "Hungrybox" Debiedma
2015 CEO - Community Effort Orlando 2015 Melee United States 5th Juan "Hungrybox" Debiedma
2015 EVO 2015 World Championships Melee Championship United States 2nd Juan "Hungrybox" Debiedma
2015 DreamHack Winter 2015 Melee Sweden 1st Juan "Hungrybox" Debiedma
2015 The Big House 5 Melee United States 2nd Juan "Hungrybox" Debiedma
2015 The Big House 5 Super Smash Bros. for Wii U United States 2nd Nairoby "Nairo" Quezada
2015 MLG World Finals 2015 Melee United States 1st Juan "Hungrybox" Debiedma
2015 MLG World Finals 2015 Super Smash Bros. for Wii U United States 1st Nairoby "Nairo" Quezada
2016 Genesis 3 Melee United States 3rd Juan "Hungrybox" Debiedma
2016 Genesis 3 Super Smash Bros. for Wii U United States 5th Nairoby "Nairo" Quezada
2016 Battle of the Five Gods Melee Invitational United States 1st Juan "Hungrybox" Debiedma
2016 Enthusiast Gaming Live Expo Melee Canada 1st Juan "Hungrybox" Debiedma
2016 Enthusiast Gaming Live Expo Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Canada 1st Nairoby "Nairo" Quezada
2016 Get On My Level 2016 Melee Canada 3rd Juan "Hungrybox" Debiedma
2016 Get On My Level 2016 Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Canada 4th Nairoby "Nairo" Quezada
2016 EVO 2016 Melee United States 1st Juan "Hungrybox" Debiedma
2016 Super Smash Con 2016 Melee United States 2nd Juan "Hungrybox" Debiedma
2016 Super Smash Con 2016 Super Smash Bros. for Wii U United States 1st Nairoby "Nairo" Quezada

Street Fighter[edit]

Date Tournament Country Placement Player
2015 Apex 2015 Championship Series USF4 Championship United States 1st Du "NuckleDu" Dang
2015 NorCal Regionals 2015 USF4 CPT Premier Event United States 3rd Du "NuckleDu" Dang
2015 Combo Breaker 2015 USF4 United States 1st Du "NuckleDu" Dang
2015 EVO 2015 World Championships USF4 Championship United States 7th Du "NuckleDu" Dang
2016 NorCal Regionals 2016 SF5 CPT Premier Event United States 5th Du "NuckleDu" Dang
2016 CEO 2016 SF5 CPT Premier Event United States 5th Du "NuckleDu" Dang
2016 SoCal Regionals 2016 SF5 CPT Premier Event United States 5th Du "NuckleDu" Dang
2016 Canada Cup 2016 SF5 CPT Premier Event Canada 1st Du "NuckleDu" Dang
2016 SF5 - Capcom Pro Tour NA Regional Finals @ Red Bull Battlegrounds United States 1st Du "NuckleDu" Dang
2016 SF5 - Capcom Cup 2016 CPT World Finals United States 1st Du "NuckleDu" Dang

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive[edit]

Date Tournament Location Placement
2015 iBUYPOWER Cup United States 2nd
2015 Intel Extreme Masters Season X – San Jose United States 3rd/4th
2016 MLG Columbus 2016 United States 3rd/4th
2016 DreamHack Austin 2016 United States 3rd/4th
2016 ESL One Cologne 2016 Germany 2nd
2016 CyberPowerPC pro series Summer 2016 United States 2nd
2016 ESL One: New York 2016 United States 3rd/4th
2017 iBUYPOWER Invitational Spring 2017 United States 3rd/4th
2017 ESG Tour: Mykonos Greece 2nd
2017 ESL One New York 2017 United States 2nd
2017 iBUYPOWER Masters 2017 United States 3rd/4th
2018 cs_summit 2 United States 1st
2018 ESL Pro League Season 7 Finals United States 2nd
2018 ECS Season 5 Finals United Kingdom 2nd
2018 ELEAGUE Season Premier 2018 United States 2nd
2018 ESL Pro League Season 8 Finals Denmark 2nd
2018 FACEIT Major: London 2018 London 3rd/4th
2018 Supernova Malta Malta 1st
2019 iBUYPOWER Masters 2019 United States 1st
2019 IEM Katowice Major 2019 Poland 3rd/4th
2019 Blast Pro Series Sáo Paolo Brazil 2nd
2019 IEM Sydney 2019 Australia 1st
2019 cs_summit 4 United States 2nd
2019 DreamHack Masters Dallas 2019 United States 1st
2019 ESL Pro League Season 9 Finals France 1st
2019 ESL One Cologne 2019 Germany 1st

Heroes of the Storm[edit]

Date Tournament Location Placement
2016 DreamHack All-Stars - Tours 2016 France 3rd/4th
2016 DreamHack All-Stars - Valencia 2016 Spain 3rd/4th
2018 Global Championship Finals - Anaheim 2018 USA 3rd/4th

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft[edit]

Date Tournament Country Placement Player
2014 DreamHack Viagame Hearthstone Championship Sweden 2nd Jason "Amaz" Chan
2014 Viagame House Cup #1 Sweden 2nd Jason "Amaz" Chan
2014 SeatStory Cup II Germany 1st Janne "Savjz" Mikkonen
2015 2015 HWC - Europe Championship Czech Republic 2nd Eugene "Neirea" Shumilin
2016 SL i-L StarSeries Season 1 Belarus 3rd/4th David "Dog" Caero
2016 Insomnia57 - Truesilver Championship II United Kingdom 2nd David "Dog" Caero
2016 SeatStory Cup VI Germany 2nd Jeffrey "SjoW" Brusi
2017 SL i-League StarSeries Season 3: Finals Ukraine 3rd/4th Eugene "Neirea" Shumilin
2017 2017 Hearthstone Spring Championship China 3rd/4th Eugene "Neirea" Shumilin

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Siege[edit]

Date Tournament Location Placement
2018 Six Invitational 2018 Montreal, Canada 9-12th
2018 Pro League Season 7 Finals Atlantic City, New Jersey USA 1st
2018 Six Major Paris 2018 Paris, France 13-16th
2018 Brasileirão 2018 São Paulo, Brazil 5th
2018 Pro League Season 8 - LATAM Brazil 4th
2018 OGA PIT Season 2 Brazil 4th
2018 DreamHack Winter 2018 Jönköping, Sweden 5-8th
2019 Six Invitational 2019 Montreal, Canada 5-8th
2019 Pro League Season 9 - LATAM Brazil 3rd
2019 Allied Esports Vegas Minor Las Vegas, USA 3rd

Alienware Training Facility[edit]

In 2017 Team Liquid finished constructing its Alienware Training Facility in Los Angeles, which is designed to act as the training grounds for Team Liquid's CS:GO and League of Legends teams, as well as their esports headquarters. The facility houses non-players such as owner Steve "LiQuiD112" Arhancet and 1UP Studios, Team Liquid's in-house production studio, so that all departments of Team Liquid could work together. Team Liquid's sponsor Alienware supplied all the PC's to the Alienware Training Facility.[46]


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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Wings Gaming
The International winner
Succeeded by