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Team Liquid
Team Liquid
Location Utrecht, Netherlands Netherlands
Owners Victor Goosens (Nazgul)
Steve Arhancet (Liquid112)
Player manager Robin Nyman (Bumblebee)
Sponsors/Partners HyperX
Barracuda Networks
ShinyThings
Razer
Twitch
NEEDforSEAT
Other games Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Hearthstone: Heroes of WarCraft
Heroes of the Storm
League of Legends
StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void
Street Fighter
Dota 2

Team Liquid (Liquid or TL) is a professional esports organization based in the Netherlands. Owned by Victor Goosens (Nazgul), the team began as a StarCraft: Brood War clan in 2000 and was initially centred around the video games of StarCraft II and Dota 2.

In March 2014, the sponsor entered the community of professional Super Smash Bros. by forming a Melee team[1] of Ken and KDJ and became the first team with a major esports pedigree to enter the Smash scene. On January 6th, 2015, it was announced on Twitter that Team Curse was merging with Team Liquid under the Liquid banner, which means that Team Liquid signed Team Curse's rosters, including Hungrybox and Chillin, alongside Ken and KDJ. [1]On August 11th, 2015, Team Liquid signed Nairo as the fifth member of their Smash Bros. division, but leave a year later. On July 9th, 2016, Crunch was signed by the team as Hungrybox's official coach. On February 9th, 2018, Salem was signed to be their new representative for the Smash 4 scene, but they parted ways a year later, a short time after the beginning of the Ultimate scene. A few days before the beginning of Smash Ultimate Summit, on March 7th, 2019, Team Liquid announced Dabuz's arrival to represent Liquid on the Ultimate scene.

Current smashers[edit]

Professional smashers[edit]

ID Name Game Main(s) Join Date
United States Ken Ken Hoang Super Smash Bros. Melee MarthHeadSSBM.png 2014-03-18
United States Chillin Kashan Khan Super Smash Bros. Melee FoxHeadSSBM.png 2015-01-06
United States Hungrybox Juan Debiedma Super Smash Bros. Melee
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
JigglypuffHeadSSBM.png
Jigglypuff's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.
JigglypuffHeadSSBU.png
2015-01-06
United States ChuDat Daniel Rodriguez Super Smash Bros. Melee
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
IceClimbersHeadSSBM.png
KirbyHeadSSBB.png
2017-06-14
United States Dabuz Samuel Buzby Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Rosalina and Luma's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.
OlimarHeadSSBU.pngRosalinaHeadSSBU.png
2019-03-07

Other smashers[edit]

  • USA Crunch FoxHeadSSBM.png (Hungrybox's coach, joined July 9th, 2016)
  • USA L4st BylethHeadSSBU.png (Community Tech Coordinator)

Former smashers[edit]

Professional smashers[edit]

ID Name Game Main(s) Join Date Leave Date
United States KDJ Daniel Jung Super Smash Bros. Melee SheikHeadSSBM.pngMarthHeadSSBM.pngFoxHeadSSBM.png 2014-03-18 2015-09-28
United States Nairo Nairoby Quezada Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
MetaKnightHeadSSBB.png
Zero Suit Samus's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.
2015-08-11 2016-08-16
United States Salem Saleem Akiel Young Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
ZeroSuitSamusHeadSSBB.png
BayonettaHeadSSB4-U.png
SnakeHeadSSBU.png
2018-02-09 2019-02-27

Trivia[edit]

  • The decision to form a team for Melee stemmed from The Smash Brothers documentary that was filmed by Samox, who also produced the announcement video for the induction of the duo to Team Liquid.
  • Peter Nguyen (Waytosexy) welcomed Ken and KDJ on behalf of the Dota 2 team and revealed himself to be a Smash enthusiast, while Jens Aasgaard (Snute) did the same on behalf of the StarCraft team while himself revealing that he had played Melee extensively in 2002, especially as Yoshi, and equated high-level Melee play to high-level StarCraft micro (the RTS shortening of micromanagement, meaning unit control.)
  • Outside of its professional gaming endeavours, Team Liquid hosts the most-visited StarCraft-related website in the world (TeamLiquid.net); both Ken and KDJ actually had registered and used the forums prior to joining Team Liquid. Since then, it has opened its own Smash Bros. forums and has also added Smash Bros. to its wiki, Liquipedia, which already includes sections for StarCraft II, StarCraft: Brood War, Dota 2 and Hearthstone: Heroes of WarCraft.

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Liquid Smash Bros. Melee TeamLiquid.net