This esports team was founded in 2010 in the Netherlands. Initially, it was StarCraft: Brood War team. It later merged with Team Curse in 2015, thus gaining a League of Legends roster. The official creation date of the team is January 6th, 2015. It is currently based in North America. It was founded by Victor Goossens.
Team Liquid’s Current Standing is 4W-2L.
Top Laner – Eon-Young “Impact” Jeong
Impact has a 5.1KDA which places him as #13 in the LCS 2019 Summer. His CS per minute is 7.8 which, like his 62% Kill Participation, is nothing too special. He is a South Korean player whose main champions are Gangplank, Vladimir, and Kennen. Gangplank has the highest KDA of the three (3.7), but most games have been played with Kennen.
The Top Lane is a place for durable players. Impact does well in this regard, holding his own up there when his teammates farm. He is not playing exceptionally this season, but that may turn around soon. He tempers his aggression in order to match the defense of his champion. That is a high-IQ strategy, as they say. Unlike some of his teammates, Impact is not an excellent farmer. So, that might be what he needs to work on in order to ‘up his game’ this season. If he puts more effort into his farming, which he will have to balance with his aggression in order to keep the Top Lane, then we could see a spike in the success of this team.
Jungler – Jake “Xmithie” Puchero
Xmithie has a 4.0KDA. He’s a moderately active Jungler, reflected in his 70% Kill Participation. Additionally, he has a CS per minute of 5.0. This player’s stats are not particularly great, nothing that places him in the top 20 of the LCS 2019 Summer. However, his steady performances make him a valuable member of the team. He is a Philippino player whose main champions are Trundle, Rek’Sai, and Olaf. His KDA with Trundle is a high 6.7, compared to Olaf (with whom he’s played the same amount of games) who has a KDA of 3.0.
Xmithie, I must say, seems to have the most room for improvement. There is a good chance that his Jungling might pick up and improve as this season progresses, but there really is no garuntee. What he needs to work on in his timing and placement. Assuming that his farming will get much better, Xmithie will have to focus on keeping himself out of sight till he is in the exact spot he wants to be in order to ambush his opponent. Luckily, he can expect more-than-adequate support from his teammates and their farming, but that does not give him a pass to slack off on his own improvement. As this season progresses, it would be wise to keep an eye on this player.
Mid Laner – Nicolaj “Jensen” Jensen
Jensen is also #13 in the LCS 2019 Summer for his KDA: 5.1. He has a high CS per min of 9.3 which places him in the top 10 of this season. However, his lacking stat is his Kill Participation (62%) which reflects that he gives more priority to farming than to ganking. Jensen hails from Denmark and primarily plays Sylas, Akali, and Azir. With the one game that he’s played with Azir, which ended in victory, Jensen scored an excellent 9.0 KDA.
Team Liquid is happy to have someone like Jensen running their Mid Lane. Obviously, the central location of that lane makes it very important. Jensen handles this well, putting a halt to any advancement the opposing team tries to make. However, an oustanding skill of his is farming. With the 9.3 CS per min that he has, Jensen is yet another member of Team Liquid that knows how to manage resources. Efficiency is everything. Jensen is the type of player to farm himself up to formidable strength without neglecting his teammates’ ganks. Now, Jensen might (arguably) not be the greatest asset of Team Liquid, but he damn sure is a reliable member.
AD Carry – Yiliang “Doublelift” Peng
Doublelift might be the best player on the team. At least, his performance in this season suggests so. He has the #2 KDA Ration in the LCS 2019 Summer with 8.8. Doublelift has a 72% Kill Participation. His CS per min is his greatest stat (10.3) which is the greatest of the entire season. Overall, all of his core stats rank Doublelift in the top 20. He’s a 26-year-old American player who mains Xayah, Caitlyn, and Sivir. His work with Xayah and Caitlyn is appropriately great, yet his game with Sivir was not so good (2.0 KDA).
Doublelift has a prominence on the team that is difficult to properly articulate. He is extraordinarily smart about his farming. Farming, as we’ve covered in this article about how a League team functions, is the method for gathering momentum. Farming rakes-in experience and provides the resources for purchasing items. It’s apparent by his performance thus far that Doublelift knows when, how, and where to farm in order to optimize the damage output of the team.
Support – Yongin “Corejj” Jo
Corejj is a skilled Support. His KDA is 6.7, the #5 in the LCS 2019 Summer. His CS per min is 0.6. That is very low, but it reflects how little he prioritizes farming over assisting his teammates. That is shown by his 81% Kill Participation—the second of his stats to put him in the top 5. He is a South Korean player whose primary champions are Karma, Lux, and Rakan. He played an excellent game with Lux, coming away with an aggressive 13.0KDA. More consistently, however, Corejj has performed well with his main, Rakan.
This player is especially valuable. He knows when to back his teammates up and how to do so. Corejj really shows how crucial it can be to support the team. Without his constant back-up and assistance, the more damaging roles would not be able to perform at the level that they do. More importantly, the farming which enables them to build their champions would be at risk.
Victor “Nazgul” Goossens – Founder, Co-Owner, Co-CEO
Steve “LiQuiD112” Arhancet – Co-Owner, Co-CEO
Mike “ThixNation” Milanov – COO
Richard “R1CH” Stanway – CTO, Director of Technology
Ken “Chaobo” Serra – Head of Communities & Engagement
Nicholas “Noxaura” Cleope – Social Media, Community, Travel Coordinator
Michael “Artress” Artress
Jang “Cain” Nu-ri
Kang “DoDo” Jun-hyeok
Christian “IWDominate” Rivera
Christopher “SirhcEz” Enteria
Drew “Midbeast” Timbs
Askham “TF Blade” Homayouni
Rafael “Rakin” Knittel
Jordi “KappaEquiscu” Plana – Athletics Back-End Developer
Jack “Kayys” Kayser – Head of Scouting and Analytics
Kevin “TeeKhay” Bracken – Remote Analyst
|NA LCS 2015||1st||13-5||Round Robin||N/A|
|NA LCS 2018 Spring Playoffs||1st||3:0||100 Thieves||$100,000|
|NA LCS 2018 Summer||1st||12-6||Round Robin||N/A|
|NA LCS 2018 Summer Playoffs||1st||3:0||Cloud9||$100,000|
|LCS 2019 Spring||1st||14-4||Round Robin||N/A|
|LCS 2019 Spring Playoffs||1st||3:2||Team SoloMid||$100,000|
Kim “Olleh” Joo-sung – Support
Eugene “Pobelter” Park – Mid Laner
Son “Mickey” Young-min – Sub/Mid
Gresyon “Goldenglue” Glimer – Sub/Mid
Cody “Cody Sun” Sun – Sub/Bot
Joshua “Dardoch” Hartnett – Jungler
Matthew “Matt” Elento – Support
Samson “Lourlo” Jackson – Top Laner
Andy “AnDa” Hoang – Sub/Jun
Kim “Reignover” Yeu-jin – Jungler
Rami “Inori” Charagh” – Jungler
Andrew “Slooshi” Pham – Mid Laner
Chae “Gwang-jin” Piglet – Bot Laner
Omran “Viper” Shoura – Sub/Top
Lyonel “Arcsecond” Pfaender – Sub/Jun
Jung “Youngbin” Young-bin – Sub/Bot
Kevin “KonKwon” Kwon – Support
Austin “Link” Shin – Sub/Mid
Adrian “Adrian” Ma – Support
Bryan “vvian” Kim – Sub/Top
Alec “Yusan” Chen – Sub/Jun
Phil “Jynthe” Vu – Sub/Bot
Kim “FeniX” Jae-hoon – Mid Laner
Eric “Painless” Fedder – Sub/Sup
Jovani “fabbbyyy” Guillen – Sub/Bot
Colin “Solo” Earnest – Sub/Top
Galen “Moon” Holgate – Jungler
William “Stunt” Chen – Sub/Sup
Chae “Piglet” Gwang-jin – Sub/Bot
Derek “zig” Shao – Sub/Top
Andy “Smoothie” Ta – Sub/Sup
Johnson “ChumpJohn” Ranta – Sub/Top
Andrew “Saeca” Smith – Sub/Mid
Chenglong “Nyjacky” Wang – Sub/Mid
Diego “Quas” Ruiz – Top Laner
Alex “Xpecial” Chu – Sub/Sup
Yuri “KEITHMCBRIEF” Jew – Sub/Bot