Team Liquid was founded in 2001 in Holland, starting out as a gaming news website. It was not until 2012 that Team Liquid began sponsoring professional players in StarCraft 2, a game that they have went on to dominate over the last few years. As of 2016 Team Liquid are one of the biggest names in e-Sports, hosting teams across many platforms, regions and genres. Team Liquid first entered the world of Pro Halo in May 2015. Since then their roster has changed about a few times, the original line up was notable for their captain, ‘Ninja’ who left for Renegades and MVP ‘Spartan’. Spartan then left for short spells with Winterfox and Renegades before returning to captain the team. Team Liquid qualified for the Pro League by winning the “Last Chance Qualifiers” after poor results in the previous qualifying rounds.
Team Liquid had finally found four players that provided results, proving to be the best of the remaining pro teams, they are:
The captain of Team Liquid is Tyler “Spartan” Ganza. Gamertag: SpartanTheDogg. Age: 21
Spartan is considered to be one of the most entertaining live streamers, drawing a large following on Twitch as well as a successful YouTube channel. This success comes from his high likeability factor and intense fast paced game style. Spartan was voted Halo 2: Anniversary break-out player during 2015 by his fellow pros ahead of ContrA of “Team Allegance”.
The youngest member of the team is Braedon “StelluR” Boettcher. Gamertag: SstelluR. Age: 18
Stellur broke onto the scene at the beginning of Halo 5 by winning many 2v2 and 1v1 tournaments. His success gave him the opportunity to sign on with “Optic Gaming” where he played for a short time without any significant results. He was then picked up by “Leftovers” shortly before they were acquired by Renegades. After the Halo World Championship StelluR followed team mate Spartan to “Team Liquid” to continue their complementary partnership.
Then we have Kevin “Eco” Smith. Gamertag: Liquid Eco. Age: 25
Eco, previously known as UnLegit, is known for his time at eXcellence Gaming competing on Halo 2: Anniversary. Eco joined Liquid in January 2016 in time for the Aspen X Games and has been with them ever since. Eco is the most capped player on the “Team Liquid” roster having represented them in the most matches.
The final member of the team is Clete “Assault” LoRusso. Gamertag: Assault x2. Age: 24
Assault has been on the pro circuit since 2008 and has played for a host of teams, most notably “Status Quo” and “Optic gaming”. He even earned himself a short stint at “Believe the Hype” in 2012. Assault entered the Halo World Championship with MOBA juggernauts “Cloud9” who are yet to crack competitive Halo. After Cloud9 failed to qualify, Assault was picked up by Team Liquid.
Team Liquid have had had the worst possible start to the season, losing all 6 of their matches. Going into week 1 I would have given them the same odds as most of the teams that have had drastic roster changes in the last few months however, Liquid seem to have struggled more than most to find their team spirit. Can these misfits pull together in time to avoid relegation? Find out every Thursday and Friday 5pm (PT) over on Twitch or check them out on Halo.gg.