Team Liquid Esports Team
Team Liquid is one of the world’s premier esports teams, competing in tournaments for Dota 2, League of Legends, and Fortnite.
AXiomatic, an investment group owned by Magic Johnson and AOL co-founder Steve Case, owns Cloud9 Esports Organization. Forbes ranks them as third most valuable esports organization behind Cloud9 and Team SoloMid.
Team Liquid excels at gaming tournaments for various titles such as Fortnite and League of Legends, winning more prize money than any other team according to esports tracking data.
Victor Goossens, an ex-professional gamer, founded Team Liquid as a website covering StarCraft and hosting discussion forums in 2000. Soon thereafter, it quickly gained momentum, so much so that Goossens recruited volunteers to assist him with running it.
At first, he entered tournaments as an observer but eventually began competing himself – specifically tournaments where prize pools had increased since early-2000s, according to Goossens.
He was soon able to make enough money through gaming to stop playing poker and focus on gaming exclusively, with an added benefit being living in a country where professional “StarCraft” players were available for viewing on television, as he recounts.
Team Liquid is one of the world’s best-known esports teams and operates as an investment firm called aXiomatic which owns numerous major sports teams across North America and internationally.
Their rosters specialize in various games such as Starcraft 2, League of Legends, Super Smash Bros Melee, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and Dota 2.
Team Liquid has taken part in several tournaments since it first started competing, the most valuable being The International. Since 2010, this annual event has boasted one of the biggest prize pools for an esports tournament; Team Liquid earned over $500,000 by finishing third place in 2016 and over $1 Million after finishing fourth in 2019 (both years receiving huge prize pools).
Team Liquid is one of the world’s premier esports organizations and boasts more than 60 championship caliber athletes across 14 esports titles. Additionally, Team Liquid also specializes in apparel design, video production and data-driven fan engagement through its Liquid+ initiative.
Team Liquid’s CS:GO squad is led by one of North America’s premier players ELiGE, who has led them to several victories including ESL One: Cologne and Intel Grand Slam tournament wins.
He joined Liquid Gaming in 2014 and quickly amassed an impressive resume. He won multiple major tournaments in CS:GO and is currently one of HLTV’s Top 10 CS:GO players.
CoreJJ was part of Team Liquid’s LCS Spring 2019 championship-winning squad, and a key contributor since he joined Team Liquid in 2019. Well-known for his skills at supporting positions, CoreJJ has become a familiar face on North American LCS stages for nearly ten years now.
Team Liquid is managed by aXiomatic Gaming, an investment firm which brings decades of traditional sports ownership experience with expertise in esports. Peter Guber and Ted Leonsis, respectively of Golden State Warriors, Los Angeles Dodgers, LAFC, Washington Wizards Capitals Mystics through Monumental Sports & Entertainment are two key figures at aXiomatic.
TL has also formed a strategic partnership with Alienware, providing players globally with high-performance PCs known as Alienware Aurora desktops that deliver unmatched performance in any gaming environment. Equipped with NVIDIA GeForce RTX graphics technology, these high-performance desktops deliver supreme gaming experiences.
Team Liquid, the multinational esports organization, recently made three notable hires to its leadership team. Blair Herter from G4 was named Global Managing Director at Liquid Media while Josie Brown from Hulu becomes Senior Vice President for Brand, Marketing and Content; Jennifer Gares joins as Senior Director of Talent; this announcement showcases Team Liquid’s commitment to “wider content and fandom goals,” according to their statement.