Team Liquid disbands Dota 2 roster in shock announcement
Team Liquid have disbanded their Dota 2 roster after finishing second The International 2019.
Liquid's roster of KuroKy, Miracle-, w33, MinD_ContRoL and GH were runners up in the final in Shanghai, losing to OG in the final.
Liquid CEO Victor Goossens said the decision was made after team captain KuroKy shared plans to start his own esports org.
In a statement published on Social Media on Friday, Liquid said: "Today we announce the departure of our TI winning Dota 2 roster. We are thankful for the titles and memories they made with us, and we wish them the best of luck in the creation of their new team.
"We promise to make sure the next chapter of Team Liquid in Dota2 will be a force to be reckoned with."
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An iconic roster
Team Liquid's Dota 2 roster was among the most stable in esports, with relatively few changes over the past three years.
The most recent and arguably high-profile came in June, with the announcement that MATUMBAMAN would leave Liquid, with him eventually being replaced by w33.
Liquid's main lineups
2016: Matumbaman, Fata, MinD_ContRoL, Jerax, KuroKy
2017: Matumbaman, Miracle-, MinD_ContRoL, Gh, KuroKy
2019: Miracle-, w33, MinD_ContRoL, Gh, KuroKy
Team Liquid's glory - and profit
Liquid's total earnings from Dota 2 so far are almost $22m, with more than $4m won by the most recent roster at TI9. Their biggest payday came in 2017, when they were crowned TI7 Champions.
Team Liquid Dota 2 biggest achievements
- The International 2017 - 1st
- The International 2018 - 4th
- The International 2019 - 2nd
- The Shanghai Major 2016 - 2nd
- The Manila Major 2016 - 2nd
- ESL One Hamburg 2017 - 3rd-4th
- DreamLeague Season 8 - 2nd
- ESL One Katowice 2018 - 3rd
- The Bucharest Major - 3rd-4th
- EPICENTER XL - 2nd
- MDL Disneyland Paris Major - 2nd
- EPICENTER Major 2019 - 2nd
Other Notable Events
- ESL One Manila 2016 - 2nd
- EPICENTER 2016 - 1st
- ESL One Frankfurt 2016 - 3rd-4th
- The Summit 5 - 3rd
- DreamLeague Season 6 - 1st
- StarLadder i-League StarSeries Season 3 - 1st
- StarLadder i-League Invitational Season 2 - 1st
- EPICENTER 2017 - 1st
- DreamLeague Season 7 - 1st
- StarLadder i-League Invitational Season 3 - 1st
- AMD SAPPHIRE Dota PIT League - 1st
- Midas Mode Europe - 1st
- ESL One Genting 2018 - 2nd
- StarLadder i-League Invitational Season 4 - 1st
- MegaFon Winter Clash - 1st
- MDL Macau 2019 - 1st
Pictures: StarLadder / Flickr / ESL