Team Liquid: A Cursed Pro Team
Losing streaks are an unfortunate problem almost every team will eventually have to deal with as time goes by. A losing streak is like a curse that claims the soul of any team it chooses and it does not discriminate based on the potential a team may have. In this season, Team Liquid is the team that is cursed in the Pro League.
This season, Liquid started off with high hopes of being one of the top teams in their league but countless league match losses have slowed their momentum and left everyone wondering “What on earth is going on with Liquid?” Currently, Team Liquid is in eighth place in the standings with an 0-6 record.
Liquid’s losing streak can be blamed on many factors. Forced team changes, emotional chaos, bad luck; you name it and Team Liquid has most likely had to deal with it. So far, Liquid has had to play their Pro League matches with three different players replacing each other. Although the trio of Tyler “Spartan” Ganza, Braedon “StelluR” Boettcher and Kevin “Eco” Smith has not changed since the beginning of the season, their fourth player has changed countless times with their original fourth being Bradley “APG” Laws, then Clete “Assault” LoRusso and now Dan “Danoxide” Terlizzi, although it is unclear if he will stay as their fourth since Assault could not compete in their latest match for “emergency reasons."
Another problem Liquid has had to face is Spartan’s emotional rollercoaster. Spartan has admitted in the past that he sometimes struggles handling his depression and this could definitely be a factor as to why Liquid is not performing the way they were initially expected to perform.
Spartan is one of my favorite players in the scene due to his great personality and extremely strong commitment to the game. This great combination has made him one of the best players in the league and has also molded him into the great Captain he is for Team Liquid. Unfortunately, one of his few problems can potentially be extremely disastrous for his team, but as of right now, this is only speculation.
Only time will tell if Liquid is willing to make the necessary changes to improve this team and give themselves a fighting chance to do well in this league. This 0-6 record definitely hurts Liquid's chances of doing well, but if this team can find some sort of spark to make them play better, they might be able to make a late run for a much better placing.
What do you think about Team Liquid’s horrendous performance this season? Let me know in the comments section below.
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