this thread might be a little late, but I really wanted to know why chokequid was a thing, and why no other ORGS were known for something so integral like choking.
This time, it was nitro that crumbled under the pressure, but it isn’t all his fault
This org was choking even when nitro wasn’t on the team (2021)
So we must ask ourselves, who is the only person who has been with liquid since target started choking in 2016?
The answer is: elige
We’ve all known for a while that elige is an asshole, but never the root of any problems
At least, not in liquid’s eyes, I mean, why would they? He consistently top frags for them.
Now that we have our culprit, let’s look at why he is the problem, and how he causes the now infamous nickname: chokquid
elige has a special type of malding, where instead of lashing out and blaming teammates, he instead goes quiet and presumably, stops giving comms. This creates separation between him and the team/igl, where he thinks he needs to ace every round, without the help of his team
This results in not only more stress among the team, one of your key midround callers stops giving you info
Now, put yourself into the position of nitro
One of his main backup (maldliege) won’t say a word, and you’re too bad to win the round on your own, you swing out, get one kill, then you lose the impending 3v4
tldr: if liquid want to get past quarter finals, -elige