Team Liquid announced Friday its intention to create a Civilization team, coinciding with the release of Civilization VI, to help launch the game into competitive esports.
The team will be captained by Stephen “MrGameTheory” Takowsky, Liquid announced.
“The strategic depth required in Civilization is beyond compare,” Liquid owner Steve “Liquid112” Arhancet said in the announcement. “Many feel the game is simply too complicated to break into esports. However, as the gaming community evolves, we are witnessing the rise of elite gamers yearning to display the true level of their skill.”
Liquid also announced it will be launching a tournament for the game “soon.”