While the Dota 2 post-TI shuffle has seen some big moves so far, including Pasha moving to Na’Vi, Moon joining Fnatic and much more, one of the most surprising changes so far is that the entire Team Liquid squad has left the organization. The decision to leave Team Liquid seems to have come shortly after TI when KuroKy talked about his plans of going independent to the organization owner for the upcoming DPC season.
First up, it is unclear if the squad will stay exactly the same going into the upcoming DPC season but it would be surprising if they made changes to their roster under a new team name since they came second during TI9. Further, the Team Liquid organization plans to remain in the Dota 2 scene, so we will see them picking up some new players in the future. The Team Liquid Dota 2 squad consisted of:
- Aliwi “w33” Omar
- Amer “Miracle-” Al-Barkawi
- Ivan “MindControl” Ivanov
- Maroun “GH” Merhej
- Kuro Salhi “Kuroky-” Takhasomi
Team Liquid owner, Victor “Nazgul” Goossens, spoke about the departure of the team in a recent post, stating that:
Goosens further wished KuroKy and his team the best of luck going forward and that they are on the lookout for individuals or teams who can continue the winning legacy. Hopefully, they get Matu back.
Check out the announcement video of the Team Liquid Dota 2 squad leaving the organization below and then tell us what you think about the decision to go independent in the comment section.
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