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- 3 Timeline
- 4 Player Roster
- 5 Organization
- 6 Tournament History
- 7 Interviews
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Team Liquid is an American esports organization that fields teams in StarCraft II, League of Legends, Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, Counter Strike: Global Offensive, Dota 2, Heroes of the Storm, Super Smash Bros., Street Fighter and Halo 5.
Team Liquid was founded by Victor "Nazgul" Goossens in 2000 as a StarCraft: Brood War clan. After years as a clan, the organization expanded with the creation of TeamLiquid.net, which became the most visited StarCraft-related website in the world. As time went on, the organization became a cornerstone of the StarCraft community and a very successful team. Until 2015, they were known primarily for StarCraft, but in January 2015, Team Liquid merged with fellow esports organization Curse Gaming, acquiring their League of Legends team.
Halo 2: Anniversary
HCS Season 2
On May 14th, 2015, Team Liquid announced their entry into the Halo scene, with a roster of captain Tyler "Ninja" Blevins, Mason "Aries" Miller, Ryan "Shooter" Sondhi and Tyler "Spartan" Ganza, with coach Kyle "Elamite" Elam. They had a strong showing in their first tournament under the Liquid banner, finishing 3rd in Cup 2. They followed this up with two top 6 finishes in Cups 3 and 4, and improved on these with repeating 4th place finishes in Cups 5 and 6. In Cup 7, Team Liquid was upset by the underdog team Reality Check in the round of 16. Liquid would get their revenge however, defeating Reality Check in the early rounds at HCS Indianapolis. Unfortunately for Liquid, they would then lose to Denial eSports and Winterfox en route to a top 8 finish. Going into the HCS Season 2 Finals as the #7 seed, Liquid had a formidable first opponent in Denial eSports. They were swiftly 3-0d by Denial and sent to the LB where they faced OpTic Gaming. OpTic won a very close series against Liquid 3-2, ending Liquid's event and season with a top 8 finish.
Halo World Championship 2016
On August 21, Spartan confirmed on Twitter that he was no longer a member of the Liquid roster. On August 27th, Liquid announced its new roster, consisting of Ninja, new captain Aaron "Ace" Elam (brother of coach Elamite), Austin "Mikwen" McCleary and Kyle "Chig" Lawson. At Iron Games Daytona 2015, Ace and Elamite of Liquid competed as a part of a team called Liquid Vibe. They finished in the top 8. On November 10, Mikwen left the team in a transfer to Team EnVyUs. On November 16, Team Liquid confirmed the acquisition of Kevin "UnLegit" Smith from eLevate as their new fourth.
Liquid were upset in the quarterfinals of the first Halo World Championship 2016 NA Online Qualifier by a relatively unknown team called OverDrive. Possibly due to this, Chig left the active roster shortly after in favor of an unspecified role in management. For the next two cups, Jacob "Hysteria" Reiser acted as Liquid's unofficial fourth. On January 13th, Liquid made a roster change, releasing Ninja and acquiring Bradley "APG" Laws and Richie "Heinz" Heinz. All of the recent team changes were officially confirmed in a roster update on Liquid's site on January 27th. Due to their performance in the first cups, Liquid was invited to the X Games Aspen 2016 for a chance to compete for $15,000 and a gold medal. Liquid then qualified for the NA Regional Finals as the 4th seed. At X Games, they were 3-0'd by both Team Allegiance and Renegades, ending their chances of advancing to the bracket, but they did earn a moral victory in a 3-0 sweep of Epsilon eSports.
At the NA Regional Finals, Liquid came out much stronger, sweeping Renegades, Astral Authority and SoaR Gaming en route to 9-0ing their group and qualifying for Halo World Championship 2016. In the quarterfinals, they were upset by the 11th seeded team Denial eSports, taking a top 8 finish. At Worlds, Liquid had a perfect record in their group, upsetting the favored Team Allegiance. In the quarterfinals, they were again defeated in 5 games by Denial eSports, ending their event with a top 8 finish.
On April 10, 2016, Ace confirmed that he was leaving Team Liquid to return to OpTic Gaming. On April 29th, Liquid announced its new roster, with APG and UnLegit (now known as Eco) staying on board and being joined by Braedon "StelluR" Boettcher and a returning Spartan.. Their first event together was the HCS Pro League Summer Qualifier 2016, where they finished in the top 8, with APG notably playing through a concussion. On May 13th, APG announced that he was temporarily stepping down from the active roster. His replacement until further notice was revealed to be Clete "Assault" LoRusso, who had served as Liquid's coach at the Summer Qualifier. In the Last Chance Qualifier, Liquid finished 1st with Assault, successfully qualifying for the Pro League. APG made a post on the Beyond forums stating that he intends to remain on the roster as a substitute, with Assault acting as the team's official fourth moving forward.
- January 3rd, 5th - 8th place in NA Qualifier #2 with Hysteria acting as fourth.
- January 10th, 3rd - 4th place in NA Qualifier #3 with Hysteria acting as fourth.
- January 13th, Ninja is released. APG and Heinz join.
- January 17th, 5th - 8th place in NA Qualifier #4
- January 24th, 3rd - 4th place in NA Qualifier #5. Team qualifies for NA Regional Finals as #4 seed.
- January 27th, Liquid officially confirms movement of Chig to management role, release of Ninja and signing of APG and Heinz.
- January 29th, 5th - 8th place at X Games Aspen 2016
- February 20th, 5th - 8th place at NA Regional Finals. Team qualifies for Halo World Championship 2016
- March 19th, 5th - 8th place at Halo World Championship 2016
- April 10th, Ace leaves.
- April 29th, Heinz is released. Spartan and StelluR join.
- April 30th, 1st place in Online Invitational Qualifier - Group D. Team qualifies for Summer Qualifier.
- Assault joins as temporary coach.
- May 8th, 3rd place at Summer Qualifier - Group B with Assault coaching.
- May 13th, APG steps down from active roster, Assault joins active roster. Elamite resumes coaching duties.
- May 22nd, 1st place in Last Chance Qualifier. Team qualifies for Pro League.
- May 22nd, Assault confirmed as fourth moving forward, with APG acting as sub.
- June 15th, Danoxide joins as emergency sub. Assault placed on inactive roster.
- July 15th, 7th place in HCS Pro League - Summer 2016 Season.
- July 30th, 1st place at HCS Pro League - Summer 2016 Relegation. Team qualifies for HCS Pro League - Fall 2016.
- August 19th, Danoxide, StelluR and Eco are released. Commonly, Penguin, Rayne and coach Symbolic join. Team assumes Cloud9's Fall 2016 Pro League spot.
- October 9th, 3rd place at HCS Orange County 2016.
- November 10th, 3rd place in HCS Pro League - Fall 2016 Season. Team qualifies for Season Finals.
- November 20th, 2nd place at HCS Las Vegas 2016.
- December 11th, 3rd place in HCS Pro League - Fall 2016 Finals.
- December 29th, Commonly and Spartan leave.
- May 14th, Team Liquid announces roster of Ninja, Aries, Shooter, Spartan and coach Elamite.
- May 17th, 3rd place in HCS Cup #2
- May 24th, 5th - 6th place in HCS Cup #3
- May 31st, 5th - 6th place in HCS Cup #4
- June 7th, 4th place in HCS Cup #5
- June 14th, 4th place in HCS Cup #6
- June 21st, 9th - 16th place in HCS Cup #7
- June 28th, 7th place at HCS Indianapolis 2015
- July 24th, 7th - 8th place at HCS Season 2 Finals
- August 27th, Ace, Mikwen and Chig join.
- August 31st, Spartan and Shooter leave.
- November 10th, Mikwen leaves.
- November 16th, UnLegit joins.
- December 20th, 5th - 8th place in NA Qualifier #1.
- Chig leaves active roster in favor of management position.
|Danoxide||Daniel Terlizzi||Assault||HCS Pro League - Summer 2016 - Week 3|
|Spartan||Tyler Ganza||Problem Solvers|
|Commonly||Hamza Abbaali||Problem Solvers|
|Danoxide||Daniel Terlizzi||Luminosity Gaming|
|APG||Bradley Laws||OpTic Gaming|
|Heinz||Richie Heniz||Team eLevate|
|Ace||Aaron Elam||OpTic Gaming|
|Mikwen||Austin McCleary||Team EnVyUs|
|Aries||Mason Miller||Dream Team|
|Spartan||Tyler Ganza||Problem Solvers|
|Commonly||Hamza Abbaali||Problem Solvers|
|LiquidCaleb||Caleb Anderson||VP Sales/Console Manager|
- May 14th - Welcoming Halo to the Liquid Family by Team Liquid
- Welcoming Halo to the Liquid Family teamliquidpro.com
- Spartan's Tweet twitter.com
- Changes to Liquid Halo teamliquidpro.com
- Mikwen's Tweet twitter.com
- Team's Tweet twitter.com
- APG's tweet - twitter.com
- Liquid'Halo: Roster shuffles and X-GAMES Aspen - teamliquidpro.com
- Liquid'Halo changes moving forward... - teamliquidpro.com
- Liquid aPG Steps Down, Replaced By Assault - gamurs.com
- APG's post - teambeyond.net
- Halo Update: Liquid welcomes back Eco and StelluR "teamliquidpro.com"
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- Halo | The Story Continues youtube.com