Team Liquid are regarded as one of the largest esports organisations to ever exist. Having been founded in 2000, the organisation has tried to get their hands everywhere in the esports scene, ranging from MOBAs like Dota 2 & League of Legends, FPSs like CG:GO & PUBG or even smaller esports divisions such as FIFA & Street Fighter.
While the organisation has branched out, signing various players and teams competing in different esports titles, Team Liquid tend to invest the most resources in the big three games (CS:GO, Dota 2 and LoL).
Team Liquid in Dota 2
Liquid began their journey in the competitive Dota 2 scene even before the official launch of the game, picking up some of the best players at the time in late 2012. For around three and a half years, Team Liquid found some success, occasionally taking a few minor tournaments, raising the team’s reputation. However, the organisation wanted much more. This lead to TL taking a major risk in completely overhauling their previous roster, introducing five new members. Luckily for Liquid, the risk paid off, with the team later qualifying for major international tournaments, even managing to take second place in the Shanghai Major 2016. Ever since then, Team Liquid has remained a strong force in the Dota 2 scene, securing multiple other tournament wins, eventually going on to take first in Dota’s biggest tournament in the world, The International 2017.
Team Liquid in LoL
They have had a rough run in the League of Legends scene. Starting out in early 2015, the team was fairly strong for a new competitor, managing a 9-9 run in their first split. This allowed them to qualify for Spring Playoffs, where they further improved, securing third place in the 2015 NA LCS Spring Playoffs. Astoundingly, Liquid returned even stronger in the 2015 Summer split, taking first place! However, shortly after, Team Liquid started to decline, eventually becoming one of the worst teams in the NA LCS 2017. To save them from relegation they decided to poach Team Solomid’s ADC, who at the time, had decided to take a short break – Doublelift. While that did temporarily save them, Team Liquid’s performance has remained fairly poor to this day.
Team Liquid in CS:GO
TL has always been a strong force in competitive CS:GO. That said, while they have secured their position as one of North America’s top teams, they tend to fall short in international events. Team Liquid CS:GO divison, while created in early 2015, only gained traction later in the year with their strong performance in the iBUYPOWER Cup and ESL ESEA Pro League Season 2 (NA), attaining runners up and the win respectively. More recently, Liquid managed to claim the cs_summit 2, toppling Cloud9 3-2, cementing their position as one of the best teams in North America.