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Eliana Bollati

Eliana Bollati

Eliana is a freelance journalist from Australia with a passion for esports, especially Dota 2. A casual player of the game for the better part of a decade, Eliana started following the professional circuit avidly during TI5. She brings a casual player and hardcore fan perspective into her commentary on the professional scene.

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Dota 2: Team Liquid part ways with their TI winning Dota 2 roster

A picture of Liquid's TI7 winning roster holding up the Aegis with the words thank you
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The latest news from the Dota Pro Circuit may come as a shock for some fans, so be sure to grab a seat.

Today, Team Liquid say goodbye to their TI winning Dota 2 roster.

The shock announcement came via a series of videos from Team Liquid’s former captain, Kuro ‘KuroKy’ Salehi, and Victor ‘Nazgul’ Goossens.

With teams gearing up for the new DPC, we’ve already seen plenty of roster shuffles, and the departure of CompLexity from the scene completely. But this news no doubt comes as a surprise to plenty of Liquid’s fans. Especially after the introduction of Aliwi ‘w33’ Omar to the team’s roster late last season.

I look back on the past 4 years and am honored that we’ve been able to work with this team, these players, this roster and we’ve achieved the most amazing results that I never thought would have been possible, and I thank them for that and we appreciate that very much. – Victor ‘Nazgul’ Goossens, Founder and Co-CEO of Team Liquid

In his statement Victor wished Kuro and the boys the best in their future endeavors. He also confirmed Team Liquid aren’t going anywhere. So we should expect to see a roster full of new faces in the future.

“We are here to stay… 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…” – Victor ‘Nazgul’ Goossens, Founder and Co-CEO of Team Liquid

What’s next for liquid’s current line up?

But it isn’t the end of the road for Team Liquid’s current line-up.  Kuro ‘KuroKy’ Salehi Takhasomi, Maroun ‘GH’ Merhej, Ivan ‘MinD_ContRoL’ Ivanov, Amer ‘Miracle’ Al-Barkawi, and Aliwi ‘w33’ Omar will be splitting off to form an organisation of their own.

Kuro confirmed the team’s departure, as well as hinting that there will be more exciting news coming soon. Fans of the iconic line-up will have to wait to see what shape this new organization will take. You can watch Kuro’s announcement and Team Liquid’s tribute to their roster HERE.

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