Team Liquid Announces New Halo Roster
Team Liquid has unveiled the changes that will be coming to their professional Halo roster. After an inconsistent season with a 7th place finish, Liquid is looking towards an almost complete overhaul in order to succeed in the second season of the HCS Pro League.
The only player retaining his spot on the team is Tyler “Spartan” Ganza. Spartan joined the team just after the Halo World Championship to play with them during the Pro League, but previously played under the Liquid banner during Halo 2 Anniversary.
Replacing the former members of the team are Tim “Rayne” Tinkley, Hamza “Commonly” Abbaali and Zane “Penguin” Hearon. Commonly and Penguin are former members of the Renegades/Cloud9 roster, who managed to finish 4th overall during the first Pro League season. Rayne, on the other hand, joins Liquid from Team EnVyUs, who finished 3rd at the Pro League season finals.
Supporting the team is new head coach Kory “Symbolic” Arruda, also coming from Renegades/Cloud9 alongside Penguin and Commonly. The team will also retain the services of their analyst, Tyler “TiberusAudley” Hicks.
In order to make these moves, Team Liquid has opted to surrender their spot in the Pro League. This is because the position is held by the players rather than the organization they represent. However, due to this rule they will actually be able to take over the spot held by the former Cloud9 roster as they now employ two members of the team as well as their coach.
Presumably former Team Liquid members Dan “Danoxid” Terlizzi, Braedon “Stellur” Boettcher and Kevin “Eco” Smith will create a team to take over the former Liquid spot. While there are rumors about where the three will be headed, nothing is known for sure. In the case of them not creating a new team to take over the spot, the current process for bringing in new teams to the league is unknown but will likely be announced by ESL and 343 Industries soon.
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