Stewie is the worst player in Liquid Imo. And I'm not saying he's bad.
From all the options, I would remove eliGE, even if he’s prob the one with the highest skill celling(getting great stats as a entry fragger, that’s impressive).
Stew could take his role as he did in C9/MiBR and still be a great agressive player that’s his style of playing
The canadian double are just the main force of the team and it would be stupid to take any of them out of the team, as they are insanely skilled. Yes, NAF’s role is pretty similar to Autimatic’s one, but the first is vastly superior, in my opinion.
Nitr0 is IGL and a great rifler, taking the AWP out of him would unleash his potential to be a actual top 20 player. No one else in TL can take the IGL role if he goes, so replacing him with Auti is as stupid as -zeus +s1mple/-karrigan +adren
Considering all that, EliGE is the one to go if you want to make a move, but I wouldn’t change a shit in this line, tbh
Stewie2k is the second best player in Liquid
in my opinion
you don't really appreciate fully what Stewie brings to a team until you lose him
they're pretty damn good atm, why would u wanna change that
just gotta get over the whole choking thing but ya know, not much to do about that
role/skills wise, I think the best thing to do would -nitr0 +autimatic for a true NA superteam but that's a long shot since that's your IGL and he's arguably playing better than auti rn
Remember when stewie was the problem in MIBR? Now MIBR is a trash tier 10 team losing to tier 20 teams omegalul
I wouldn't make any changes to Liquid if I were them right now, but if I had to pick someone to drop I'd probably say ELiGE. Twistzz, while inconsistent lately, is I would argue Liquid's best player when at best form. NAF is always solid, and nitr0 is a good player and IGL. I wouldn't remove Stew purely for the fact that when he and autimatic play together they're the best duo in the world outside of s1mple and electronic.
>be top2 team
>make changes in roster
stew would be the only one but i dont think it will happen...liquid is still plenty good with him
nitro can rifle + igl better than awp + igl
autimatic - awp
nitro - support / idl
twistzz - entry
elige - support / anchor at retakable sites
NAF - lurker / can secondary awp / good at clutches
Or -ElIGE (he’s annoying)
stewie brings so much to the team though? i think if Liquid wanted to build an astralis 2.0, sure, you take out stewie and add autimatic. But this iteration of Liquid is slightly different in style to Astralis, and that's why we are seeing them consistently taking maps off them now.
In a couple months, Liquid will be top 1
-Elige or -Naf, they are final chokers while Stewie can deliver
TL;DR: Removing Stewie is the best option when considering adding autimatic.
Actually, removing Stewie wouldn't be a problem at all, TL literally has only aggressive players, barring maybe EliGE, and even still he plays as an entry. There would be plenty of room for a passive player. autimatic could take over AWPing duties, and as a player he's passive, smart and clutch. You can't cut nitr0, he's the IGL, and he can take over the hard entry role again with autimatic as an AWPer. You can't cut NAF, he's the best player and super versatile. You can't cut EliGE, he's been very good from a lesser role, which you'd want no one else to play in this team. So it's either twistzz or Stewie2k, and frankly twistzz' ceiling is higher than Stewie's, his consistency is better, he doesn't do as many mistakes and right now he's just the better player. Picking up Stewie never was the best option, they should've always gone for autimatic if the price had been right, which I can't know. Stewie could play in NRG, but even there I wouldn't know who to remove, maybe tarik? He'd have to join Cloud 9 or CompLexity or something.
TL: -stew +adren
C9: -the new guy not named cajunb -golden +tarik+stew
Nrg:-tarik +the new guy not named Cajunb
faze: -adren +golden (igl problem solved)
Who cares, they'll disband soon
take out the 2 KNOWN chokers from liquid, nitr0 or ELIGE and get autimatic in and maybe another guy who's good but i'd keep nitr0 and kick elige tbh
Why would they change the lineup
There's literally zero reason for Liquid to make roster changes.
A bunch of plebs that don't understand Liquid's problems are all in their heads. They are already the most talented group of 5 in the game. Adding Autimatic fixes no fundamental problems with the team.
I can't believe this has spawned 102 responses.
There's also literally dudes in this thread saying TL has only aggressive players. I guess you didn't watch the sixth best player in the world play a single event last year.
If auti comes in for nitro then who will lead their team? As far as stewie is concerned I think if they trade stewie for autimatic then nitro can go into support/igl role and autimatic to entry/awp. Nitro rn is their weakest player. People might be saying stewie is their bottom fragger but he throws a couple of kills for retarded rushes through smoke and is way more focusing on his awp skills atm then aug or ak....dunno why but yeah he can be better. I still believe hes better than nitro in terms of player ability and game sense. Needs a little maturity though.
They shouldn't and won't do this
but in a hypothetical world, they replace elige and let him go to Envy to give them the firepower they lack
they play same roles
twistzz is support now
autimatic second baiter
elige the most underrated