- One of the winningest teams in Dota history has left their esports organization to create their own team. Team Liquid’s Dota 2 roster made the announcement today via their social media channels.
One of the most shocking news to come out of the Dota 2 esports world is the departure of one of the most popular Dota 2 teams to have played the game. Team Liquid now has no Dota 2 roster and will be looking for players to fill the spot. The old roster which consisted of Aliwi Omar, Ivan Borislavov, Maroun Merhej, Kuro Salehi Takhasomi, and Roman Paley are creating their own team to compete in Dota esports.
The news broke first from Team Liquid’s Twitter account. As of this writing, the post has accumulated 1.5k likes with 504 retweets, and we can imagine that number will increase throughout the day.
A message from Victor “Nazgul” Goossens
Victor “Nazgul” Goossens is a founding member of Team Liquid. He’s currently a co-owner and co-CEO of the organization and also owns TL.net. He gave his official statement via Team Liquid’s website saying that he understands their position and that he also went from being a pro-player to a team owner. So if there’s anyone that can relate to what the teams Dota 2 roster is doing, it would be Nazgul.
I want to briefly also touch on our intention to remain in Dota. We first picked up a Dota team in 2012 and we are here to stay. It is hard to predict the future and it is by no means a given that we find the right fit immediately when we look for a roster, but I can definitely say that we love this game and want to be a part of it. We are on the lookout for individuals or teams who can continue the winning legacy that the five boys leave behind, and we will let you know as soon as we have an update. – Nazgul
In Nazgul’s statement, he wanted to make sure that questions about TL’s participation in Dota 2 would be answered immediately, saying that Team Liquid will still remain in Dota, however, they will need to find a new team. Although there aren’t any more details in regards to that, we can imagine that prospecting has already begun even before the shocking announcement was tweeted today. Stay tuned for more details.