Team Liquid has today announced their acquisition of The Life of Hanzo. Currently ranked as 11th in the world by GosuGamers, the team brings together top players from Quake, Team Fortress 2, Counter-Strike and ShootMania.
Finally joining the increasing ranks of elite eSports organisations staking their claim in Overwatch, Team Liquid had plenty to say:
We have a big announcement today as we are officially making our way into Overwatch. After having been on the look out for some time now, we have found the roster that we want to work with. We have been exploring our options over the past couple of months because, as you know, we will always look at Blizzard games with a particular interest. In Overwatch we see a fresh and entertaining approach to shooters (at the very least among the major esports) that we feel will really take off with the right support.
During our search we eventually got in touch with dummy from The Life of Hanzo. Upon talking to him we immediately felt we had found a strong leader and a team with great potential. As with any team game, so much about advancing yourself into a winning position is about having the right attitude. This roster has an abundance of that, and they combine it with an incredible amount of talent.
The press release goes on to tackle head-on the issue of AZK's involvement in matchfixing scandal in CS:GO that saw him banned from competition.
You can catch their first official fixtures wearing the Liquid blue in less than an hour in the ONOG Invitational.
The roster for Team Liquid currently is:
- Kevin "AZK" Lariviere
- Tim "DaHanG" Fogarty
- Tim "dummy" Olson
- Cody "Frisco" Day
- Adam "MESR" De La Torre
- Jacob "vee" Calderon