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Team Liquid’s Dota 2 team was so successful they’re striking out on their own

One of the vital profitable groups in Dota 2 is shifting into a brand new discipline: staff possession. At present, e-sports group Group Liquid introduced that its championship-winning Dota 2 squad will likely be leaving the group to kind their very own.

“After 4 years beneath the Group Liquid group, our Dota staff has determined to pursue this new dream: to construct a staff of their very own,” wrote Liquid founder Victor “Nazgul” Goossens. “Whereas it fills me with nice disappointment to half methods with the most effective Dota roster we ever may have dreamed of, I am happy with the unforgettable years we’ve got spent collectively, which embody innumerable championships, information, and recollections.”

Liquid’s Dota division was shaped in 2012, however the core of the present squad started taking form in 2015 and is most notable for successful the 2017 version of Dota 2 championship The Worldwide, pulling in additional than $10 million in prize cash. It adopted that up with a fourth place efficiency in 2018 and completed as runner-up on this 12 months’s version of the event, which featured the most important prize pool in e-sports historical past.

“We are about to start our own project,” staff captain Kuro “KuroKy” Salehi Takhasomi defined in a video posted on Group Liquid’s website. “It comes with a lot of uncertainty, but we are very ambitious people and it’s been one of my passions that I’ve had to set aside.” He added that “we will give you guys updates as soon as possible.”

Whereas it could be shocking information, given the success of the staff, significantly financially, it is smart that the Dota 2 squad would need a higher diploma of possession over their careers. The information comes at a time when e-sports organizations are more and more turning into giant, multifaceted enterprise.

As for Group Liquid, Goossens says that the group plans to stay in Dota 2, although there are not any concrete roster bulletins but. “We are here to stay,” he wrote. “It is hard to predict the future and it is by no means a given that we find the right fit immediately when we look for a roster, but I can definitely say that we love this game and want to be a part of it.”

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