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Team Liquid
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Team Information
Location: Netherlands Netherlands
Coaches: David "Dlim" Lim
Analysts: Mark "MarkZ" Zimmerman
Managers: Steve "jokasteve" Perino
Team Captain: Christian "IWillDominate" Rivera
Sponsor(s): HyperX
Quest Nutrition
Loot Crate
Monster Energy
Youtube: teamliquidnet
Facebook: TeamLiquidLoL
Team Subreddit: /r/liquidlegends
Twitter: teamliquidlol
Sister Team (Current): Team Liquid Academy
Created: 2015-01-06
Current Roster
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Team Liquid is a multi-gaming team organization that was founded in the Netherlands in 2010 as a StarCraft: Brood War team. In January 2015, they merged with Team Curse (not the Curse Gaming organization). This page contains information about their primary League of Legends team, formerly known as Team Curse.

The organization also runs the most-visted StarCraft-related website in the world,, which has given to a rise League sub-site, Liquid Legends since Liquid acquired Curse and joined the LCS.


2015 Preseason

Team Liquid acquired their League of Legends roster in January 2015 upon merging with Team Curse (not to be confused with the team's former title sponsor Curse Gaming). They inherited Team Curse's spot in the LCS, and their starting roster going into the 2015 season included Quas, IWillDominate, FeniX, Piglet, and Xpecial. At the same time as this merger was announced, Team Liquid launched the site, a hub for all of their League of Legends content.[1]

2015 Season

At the start of the season, Piglet was unable to play in the NA LCS Spring Split due to visa issues, and so Team Liquid Academy AD carry KEITHMCBRIEF started in his place for the first week. The team went 2-0. Piglet then returned for weeks 2, 3, and 4, but after poor performances and a 1-5 record, KEITHMCBRIEF (now Keith) was returned to the starting lineup.[2] During this time, to accommodate Keith's high-school schedule, Liquid scrimmed with Piglet in the mornings and then with Keith in the afternoons. The team went 3-1 in weeks 5 and 6, and Piglet was returned for week 7; he stayed on the starting roster through the rest of the split.[3] The team qualified for playoffs with the sixth seed after defeating Team 8 in a tiebreaker game. There, they beat CLG 3-0 in the quarterfinals before falling to Cloud9 3-2 in the semifinals; in the third-place match, Liquid finally broke the "fourth-place curse" that stopped them from placing higher than fourth place in any event that had persisted since they were Team Curse and took down Team Impulse 3-2 (though their third-place finish did average with former sister team Gravity's fifth-place finish to an overall four).

Team Liquid stuck with the same five-man roster for the entirety of the summer split, and they finished the round robin in first place after winning a tiebreaker match over Counter Logic Gaming - the first team other than TSM or Cloud9 to place first in an NA LCS round robin. However, in the playoffs, they lost immediately in the semifinals to TSM, making them also the first team to finish first in an NA LCS round robin but not make the playoff finals. A CLG victory over TSM in the playoff finals sent Team Liquid to the regional finals instead of giving them a direct seed to Worlds via Championship Points, and in the gauntlet they lost to underdogs Cloud9, ending their post-season abruptly.

2016 Preseason

Following a rumor that Piglet was to leave the team published in late September 2015, Team Liquid announced that they were actually extending his contract.[4][5] The next day, Xpecial revealed that it was he who was leaving the team, not Piglet, and in October the team announced Smoothie as their new starting support player.[6][7] Soon after, Xpecial's departure was officially announced as well.[8]

In late December, Team Liquid announced their plans for a 10-man-roster and heavily revamped their coaching staff with Locodoco as new head coach and new support staff.[9] In January, Liquid announced the addition of Lourlo to fill the gap left by Quas and added zig, Dardoch, Youngbin, fabbbyyy and Matt as active subs from their Challenger team Team Liquid Academy.[10] What "active subs" turned out to mean was a permanent roster shuffle, in which Dardoch and Matt joined the LCS team after the first game of the split. IWDominate retired, and Smoothie moved to the Academy team.

Liquid's spring split started out rocky, with an 0-2 first week and cumulative winrates of 50% or worse after each of the first eight weeks. Eventually, their new roster started to solidify, and they climbed into a fourth-place regular-season finish, behind the newly-formed and almost-undefeated Immortals, CLG, and Cloud9. A lot of their success was attributed to Dardoch's jungling, and he was named Rookie of the Split. Team Liquid's quarterfinal series was an easy 3-0 over NRG, but in the semifinals, they lost a narrow five-game series to CLG (the eventual champions). In the fifth game, Piglet was caught out in mid lane by a double-teleport from both Darshan and Huhi at the same time to the same ward and died. While Liquid were already behind in that game, it was this play that sealed the win for their opponents. In the third-place series against the tournament-favorite Immortals who had been knocked down in an upset by TSM, Liquid lost once again, this time 0-3, to finish the playoffs in fourth place overall and continuing their "fourth-place curse."

Despite Dardoch's stellar spring split performance, on May 27th, he was suspended by the team for "behavioral problems and team dynamics issues. Due to internal conflicts Dardoch was transferred to Echo Fox and Arcsecond was given the starting jungle spot."[11]


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Player Roster


R C ID Name Role Contract Ends
Current Official Residency USA Lourlo Samson Jackson 01 Top -
Current Official Residency USA Arcsecond Lyonel Pfaender 02 Jungle -
Current Official Residency South Korea Reignover Kim Yeu-jin (김의진) 02 Jungle -
Current Official Residency South Korea FeniX Kim Jae-hoon (김재훈) 03 Mid -
Current Official Residency USA Goldenglue Greyson Gilmer 03 Mid -
Current Official Residency USA Jynthe Phil Vu 04 AD -
Current Official Residency South Korea Piglet Chae Gwang-jin (채광진) 04 AD -
Current Official Residency USA Matt Matthew Elento 05 Support -


C ID Name Role Next Team
USA Dardoch Joshua Hartnett 02 Jungle
USA Fabbbyyy Jovani Guillen 09 Sub/AD
Philippines SirhcEz Christopher Enteria 06 Sub/Top
USA IWDominate Christian Rivera 07 Sub/Jungle Coachlogo std.png Coach
Canada zig Derek Shao 06 Sub/Top Liquid Alogo std.png Team Liquid Academy
South Korea Youngbin Jung Young-bin (정영빈) 08 Sub/Mid Liquid Alogo std.png Team Liquid Academy
Canada Smoothie Andy Ta 10 Sub/Support Liquid Alogo std.png Team Liquid Academy
Canada ChumpJohn Johnson Ranta 06 Sub/Top GGamerslogo std.png Galactic Gamers
China Nyjacky Chenglong Wang 08 Sub/Mid
USA Saeca Andrew Smith 08 Sub/Mid
Venezuela Quas Diego Ruiz 01 Top NRGlogo std.png NRG eSports
USA Xpecial Alex Chu 10 Sub/Support Apexlogo std 2.png Apex Gaming
USA KEITHMCBRIEF Yuri Jew 09 Sub/AD Tsmlogo std.png Team SoloMid

Player LCS Participation

Player 2013 2014 2015 2016 EU NA Total
Spring Summer Spring Summer Spring Summer Spring
# Team # Team # Team # Team # Team # Team # Team
Quas 28 Crslogo std.png  28 Crslogo std.png  18 Liquidlogo std.png  18 Liquidlogo std.png  0 92 92

IWillDominate 28 Crslogo std.png  28 Crslogo std.png  18 Liquidlogo std.png  18 Liquidlogo std.png  1 Liquidlogo std.png  0 93 93

Fenix 18 Liquidlogo std.png  18 Liquidlogo std.png  18 Liquidlogo std.png  0 54 54

Piglet 12 Liquidlogo std.png  18 Liquidlogo std.png  18 Liquidlogo std.png  0 48 48

Xpecial 28 Tsmlogo std.png  28 Tsmlogo std.png  28 Tsmlogo std.png  28 Crslogo std.png  18 Liquidlogo std.png  18 Liquidlogo std.png  0 148 148

KEITHMCBRIEF 6 Liquidlogo std.png  1 Tsmlogo std.png  16 EFXlogo std.png  0 23 23

Lourlo 18 Liquidlogo std.png  0 18 18

Smoothie 15 TDKlogo std.png  1 Liquidlogo std.png  0 16 16

Dardoch 17 Liquidlogo std.png  0 17 17

Matt 17 Liquidlogo std.png  0 17 17

For a full chart listing all LCS players, click here.



C ID Name Position
Netherlands Nazgul Victor Goossens Co-Owner
USA LiQuiD112 Steve Arhancet 11 Co-Owner
Denmark Bumblebee Robin Nymann Director of Esports
USA jokasteve Steve Perino General Manager
Canada Dlim David Lim Head Coach
USA MarkZ Mark Zimmerman Head Analyst
USA TeeKhay Kevin Bracken Remote Analyst


C ID Name Position Next Team
Romania Exorant Daniel Hume Analyst LKlogo std.png Last Kings
China Peter Peter Zhang (張藝) Head Coach Liquid Alogo std.png Team Liquid Academy
Portugal Shakarez Renato Perdigão Analyst KStarslogo std.png Keyd Stars

Team Achievements

In Premier Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2016-04-16 LCS logo 25x25.png A44th 2016 NA LCS Spring Playoffs 0 : 3 IMTlogo std.png Immortals $ 10,000
2016-03-20 LCS logo 25x25.png A44th 2016 NA LCS Spring Round Robin 10 : 8 Blanklogo std.pngGroup Stage (W/L)
2015-08-31 RpPoints.png A22nd 2015 Season North America Regional Finals 1 : 3 C9logo std.png Cloud9
2015-08-22 LCS logo 25x25.png A33rd 2015 NA LCS Summer Playoffs 3 : 1 TiPlogo std.png Team Impulse $ 15,000
2015-07-26 LCS logo 25x25.png A11st 2015 NA LCS Summer Round Robin 13 : 5 Blanklogo std.pngGroup Stage (W/L)
2015-04-18 LCS logo 25x25.png A33rd 2015 NA LCS Spring Playoffs 3 : 2 TiPlogo std.png Team Impulse $ 15,000
2015-03-29 LCS logo 25x25.png A66th 2015 NA LCS Spring Round Robin 9 : 9 Blanklogo std.pngGroup Stage (W/L)

Highlight Videos

Click here to see videos from Team Liquid's Rebirth series.

Other Content

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See Also

External Links



  1. Team Liquid and Former Curse Become One
  2. 2.0 2.1 Keith replaced Piglet for Week 5 of NA LCS Spring Season
  3. 3.0 3.1 LCS News: Piglet moved to starting roster for Week 7
  4. Piglet and Team Liquid part ways
  5. 5.0 5.1 Team Liquid's Tweet
  6. 6.0 6.1 TL Update - Xpecial On His Future
  7. 7.0 7.1 Team Liquid Smoothie Challenge
  8. 8.0 8.1 Xpecial - Free Agency, C9 Challenger, Future
  9. 9.0 9.1 10-man roster and Locodoco to Head Coach
  10. 10.0 10.1 Team Liquid completes 10-man roster, will use Academy team as active subs
  11. 11.0 11.1 Dardoch Suspension
  12. Liquid LoL | Meet Lourlo - Top Lane
  13. IWDominate Retires from Professional League of Legends
  14. Meet Moon -
  15. Meet 2016 NA LCS Summer Split
  16. Team Liquid's Twitter Post
  17. Breaking the Curse: Liquid Rising
  18. Team Liquid Welcomes LoL Academy Team
  19. HTC Sponsors Team Liquid
  20. Namecheap sponsors Team Liquid
  21. LiQuiD112's Tweet
  22. Team Liquid's Tweet
  23. Team Liquid | Rebirth EP13 - Roads
  24. Locodoco Joins Liquid
  25. Update for the LCS 2016 Season, Diego Ruiz
  26. Regarding my suspension from TL