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Opinion

The Team Liquid League of Legends problem

Chiu on This
A short and regular opinion blast from Stephen Chiu

‘Chiu on This’ is a short and regular opinion blast

There are a lot of things we can say about the current Team Liquid League of Legends team. It’s hilariously bad despite the amount of money and resources put into it. It’s shocking that they ended up with a similar roster they had last split as last split they got nearly relegated and this time they can’t pay Doublelift to save them.

But let’s think about the team prior to the last split where this all began. Lourlo, Reignover, Link/Goldenglue, Matt, Piglet. On paper, this lineup looked fine. In fact, it was a hyped roster prior to the start of the split. But it then collapsed, and the team tried to douse the fire with bucket loads of money. While I think there are disastrous problems in the players, the infrastructure and likely the coaching, if we look at the entire history of TL, I think it’s fair to say that this team has always tried to be the best possible team. A majority of their changes in team roster has been with the intent to become a better team.

After nearly getting relegated last split, TL should have made drastic changes, but they didn’t. Either they are ignoring the obvious problems to everyone or they were unable to. Based on historical precedent then, I don’t think they are incompetent. I think this is a team that will make the hard choices for improving a team. In that case, the question is why they were unable to. That is the question here, I think.

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