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 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. 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.