Team Liquid has kicked off their debut at the North American League Championship Series (NALCS) with two major victories. Over the weekend, Team Liquid bagged a decisive 2-0 win over Team Solomid, the current reigning champions at the NALCS and the top-ranked team for pre-season games. Team Liquid also won the following round soundly against Optic Gaming, thus paving a clear path to winning the championship.
Team Liquid on the Way to Championship with Gratifying Wins
NALCS is the pro league championship tournament for League of Legends, the most popular esport in the world. The famous online arena battle game was played by over 100 million estimated monthly active users in 2016. Team Liquid and its management, aXiomatic, has focused efforts considerably on improving performance for this particular game. The team underwent a complete roster overhaul prior to the tournament and the players had intensive boot camp training pre-season before entering the NALCS with a splash. Team Liquid’s management remains highly satisfied with the gamers’ incredible start at the NALCS and remains hopeful about the team’s prospects for the rest of the season.
Team Liquid Adds a New Game and Acquires Pro League Players
Team Liquid continues to forge new pathways in the ever-expanding esports genre. Just recently, the team started on a new game, “Rainbow Six Siege” (R6). Liquid also added a new roster of players, the MOPA Team, to its portfolio. Hailing from Brazil, MOPA Team is a group of highly experienced pro league R6 players. MOPA’s roster of players include the former regional champions of LATAM—Leo “ziG” Duarte, André “neskwga” Oliveira, Lucas “yuuk” Rodrigues, José “Bullet1” Victor, and Thiago “xS3xycake” Reis. With MOPA, Team Liquid will soon participate in the upcoming Rainbow SixPro League championship games in February.
Team Liquid Partners with Ubisoft for R6 Franchise
With R6 league championships on the horizon, Team Liquid will soon become a franchise partner with Ubisoft, one of the biggest video game developers in the industry. The “Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six” is the flagship esports title for Ubisoft, which is currently the fourth largest publicly-traded video game company in North America and Europe. Team Liquid is entering a long-term partnership with Ubisoft as the players will soon debut in the R6 league.
The game is a tactical first-person shooter franchise where players engage in a military-style global counterterrorism operation in game. R6 has a massive following that is growing each year. In 2016, the game had 25 million players on all platforms. As the game becomes more popular, the stakes for the championship title becomes steeper. Team Liquid hopes to beat the odds with the expertise of MOPA at the upcoming high-stakes championships.
Team Liquid last year won the International Dota 2 Championships, bringing home a $10.8 million grand prize. The team and its management hope to replicate this success in 2018 and beyond. The team’s winning chances have been strengthened by the players’ early success at NALCS. With MOPA’s seasoned players on the roster now, Team Liquid has become a formidable force to be reckoned with in the esports field.