Team Liquid fill-in at MLG Aspen

Team Liquid have been announced as the last minute replacement for the former iBUYPOWER team at MLG X Games Aspen.

As announced earlier today, the former iBUYPOWER lineup withdrew from MLG Aspen at the last possible minute. Speculation continues to strengthen around the fact that the withdrawl is related to the match-fixing scandal.


 Eric "adreN" Hoag and the rest of Liquid to attend MLG Aspen

In the meantime however, MLG have announced that the last minute replacement will be Team Liquid. Liquid recently signed the former Denial squad in a sign of newer organisations investing into the North American scene.

Liquid's lineup is as follows:

Canada Damian "daps" Steele
United States Jacob "FugLy" Medina
United States Eric "adreN" Hoag
Canada Keith "NAF" Markovic
United States Nick "nitr0" Cannella

MLG Aspen will be this lineup's first offline tournament under the Liquid organisation. Liquid will be drawn into group B alongside fnatic, LDLC and CLG.

United States Nick 'nitr0' Cannella
Nick 'nitr0' Cannella
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1207
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
Canada Keith 'NAF' Markovic
Keith 'NAF' Markovic
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1143
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.16
Canada Damian 'daps' Steele
Damian 'daps' Steele
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.87
Maps played:
906
KPR:
0.58
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
United States Eric 'adreN' Hoag
Eric 'adreN' Hoag
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
600
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.15
United States Jacob 'FugLy' Medina
Jacob 'FugLy' Medina
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1037
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.13
#1
Finland snabe 
n1
2015-01-21 20:25
NOT NICE! Torqued ended 2nd on both of the qualifiers. I'm not even gonna watch this shit. I'm not supporting their stupid decisions. -1
2015-01-22 01:34
yes torqued ended second in both qualifers + they won denial 2-0 easy. but they didn't get picked because of steel probably
2015-01-22 03:09
No way, steel is still attending this event as the observer. Liquid was invited because of their notoriety as an organization.
2015-01-22 09:02
yeah wouldn't say because of steel would more say because torqued choked constantly against shit teams and seem to look like a team to throw for skins just like the ex ibp
2015-01-22 12:19
Nope, once again, its because team Liquid has a huge presence in the NA scene, Torqued isn't even an organization, steel runs it.
2015-01-23 00:35
old news xD
2015-01-21 20:26
GLLLLL
2015-01-21 20:26
Better team anyway
2015-01-21 20:26
Na, they lose all their matches
2015-01-21 20:28
Yea and I've lost all my bets on them rip 50$
2015-01-21 20:36
#99
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Greece hekzy 
but they look very promising for a started team, i like them :D
2015-01-21 21:35
NA: They lose all their matches.
2015-01-21 20:42
#91
Xyp9x | 
Cyprus Xeeh 
They just won their match yesterday for ez skins..
2015-01-21 21:22
At least they don't throw.
2015-01-22 00:49
#5
 | 
Malta WATSKy 
COOL :)
2015-01-21 20:26
#8
India n0vaP 
Good replacement! GL Liquid
2015-01-21 20:26
Nice!
2015-01-21 20:26
go nitr0!!
2015-01-21 20:27
Liquid> IBP
2015-01-21 20:27
didnt reach one final in the qualifiers
2015-01-21 20:27
#15
f0rest | 
Serbia dankooo 
expected
2015-01-21 20:27
cool, gl!
2015-01-21 20:27
Oh well...
2015-01-21 20:28
Expected? Most of you expected to see Torqued. HF Liquid.
2015-01-21 20:28
#23
 | 
Denmark fyhn 
Great news :)
2015-01-21 20:28
#24
 | 
Europe midi 
RiP torqued
2015-01-21 20:28
torqued please
2015-01-21 20:28
nice!
2015-01-21 20:28
#28
Poland eiur 
Torqued was twice in finals, i dont unterstand this.
2015-01-21 20:29
#38
flusha | 
Lithuania jiffoe 
steel is a caster, moe "known cheater", dboorn involved in new drama :/// thats why
2015-01-21 20:35
steel is the observer, not the caster.
2015-01-21 23:49
if that was the reason, they wouldn't be invited to the qualifiers in the first place.
2015-01-22 01:59
EXACTLY. I'm not even gonna watch this shit. I'm not helping their stupid decisions.
2015-01-22 01:35
Toxic teenager is toxic
2015-01-22 13:21
+1
2015-01-22 13:58
smooth
2015-01-21 20:29
If IBP are removed b/c of betting scandal surely CLG should be too...
2015-01-21 20:29
Why should CLG be removed?
2015-01-21 20:40
They were aware of the throw
2015-01-21 20:41
Who in CLG was aware?
2015-01-21 21:18
Depending on betting patterns they may well be implicated.
2015-01-21 21:23
First of all they weren't removed, they withdrew. Secondly, even if they were removed, Why CLG? No one from CLG was actually implicated in the scandal.
2015-01-21 20:41
Nice gl Liquid
2015-01-21 20:31
They are not removed. They withdrawn from the tournament.
2015-01-21 20:31
....they didn't bring tourqed?
2015-01-21 20:32
No matches to fix for dboorn.
2015-01-21 20:44
+1 idk why no one realizes dboorn was at the middle of all of this and IS JUST AS GUILTY AS THE PLAYERS THAT ACUTALLY FIXED THE MATCH
2015-01-21 22:37
What? Players lost the game, not dboorn. If they actually thought in the middle of the match that they shouldn't throw, then Derek would've lost all the skins he bet and they would just come out clean. Sure he was involved because he bet with knowing that they are throwing, but he wasn't the one throwing so why not just get in with the betting?
2015-01-22 01:32
did you miss the part where he distributed the won skins back to the players? he didn't just know it and not report it, he actively participated in it, just as guilty
2015-01-22 02:06
Well he's in it but he doesn't carry the biggest blame there, basically they all should be penalized that's 4sure yeah. I doubt CEVO will ban anyone though because if they remove Torqued and ex-iBP from playing CEVO, well you clearly don't have any good teams there and people wouldn't watch it.
2015-01-22 05:22
#35
 | 
France cedd 
lol if I was in Torqued i'd be so pissed right now
2015-01-21 20:32
<3 TL
2015-01-21 20:33
Thx
2015-01-21 20:36
Torqued was in the finals twice, and the only time they played against Liquid, they won. Liquid probably bribed someone :DDD
2015-01-21 20:35
+1
2015-01-21 20:42
Liquid beat Torqued you dumb shit
2015-01-21 20:49
Wow, calm down there, Turd!
2015-01-21 20:50
Dont spread bs around :D
2015-01-21 21:20
What wrong with spreading bs? It helps the fields to grow
2015-01-21 21:24
Torqued is a Joke.
2015-01-21 20:53
why wasn't Torqued invited? they got 2nd in both qualifiers?
2015-01-21 20:36
probably the same speculative reason that ex-iBP pulled out, because of the match fixing scandal
2015-01-21 20:47
steel wouldn't be going to mlg
2015-01-21 23:36
#43
flusha | 
Lithuania jiffoe 
FUCKING SHIT
2015-01-21 20:36
bring hiko!
2015-01-21 20:36
Torqued plzzzz!!
2015-01-21 20:36
money talks
2015-01-21 20:37
wtf is this shit? Torqued over Liquid in any map any time. wtff
2015-01-21 20:37
Except, ya know, when Liquid beat them 22-18 on Season...
2015-01-22 13:36
#49
 | 
Portugal motioncs 
How many teams does AdreN play in ?
2015-01-21 20:37
Oh well at least they will beat kabum.
2015-01-21 20:38
damn.... that should really be torqued... why wouldn't they invite the team that actually almost qualified. mlg fucked up.
2015-01-21 20:41
Cause they have two players involved in the betting scandal thing. duh Also, why would a team with no sponsors spend their own money to go get fuckin owned in groups?
2015-01-21 20:42
betting scandal lmao stfu you all sound like morons with that shit, ruining players careers over skins and a random ass regular season game that meant nothing.
2015-01-21 20:43
Not a surprise that a person with a toxic attitude like yours would be cheering for torqued. The only people ruining player's careers are the players who throw matches.
2015-01-21 20:45
Oh, okay, teams should just be told that it's okay for them to throw matches. That will surely make the NA scene look even better than it already does!
2015-01-21 20:46
-1
2015-01-21 20:47
Yeah, I'm sure all these new NA teams will do great on LAN. Especially CLG.
2015-01-21 20:43
They have a private sponsor.
2015-01-21 20:52
torqued > liquid this is bullshit imo
2015-01-21 20:42
Wtf Torqued not there :(
2015-01-21 20:44
#65
EAZY | 
Czech Republic baylife 
torqued much better, fck this shit
2015-01-21 20:45
I would rather see these guys there instead of Torqued, frankly. Good luck to them!
2015-01-21 20:51
Better than watching Torqued, but still, RIP Liquid. That group stage is going to be a bloodbath.
2015-01-21 20:53
I think they can still challenge CLG better than watching torqued get their shit pushed in tbh
2015-01-21 21:21
match fixing can't be the reason otherwise CLG would be out too
2015-01-21 20:56
lol Liquid wrecked c9 at lan and also almost beat titan. well deserved ^-^ torqued sucks
2015-01-21 20:57
good to hear.
2015-01-21 20:58
#83
 | 
Finland coswell 
GJ dodging "that train" Nitr0 :D Hope they get good results.
2015-01-21 20:59
#84
GuardiaN | 
Other Darge 
Even if people wanted to see Torqued, until they get a sponsor they will keep missing these kind of tournaments.
2015-01-21 21:00
They don't need sponsors, they probably make a million dollar per thrown on: egamingbets.com/ pinnaclesports.com/ bet365.com/ nitrogensports.eu/ datbet.net/ csgolounge.com
2015-01-21 22:21
That's not the point, a team made up of your friends it's not a pro-team. Even if you're playing at pro or semipro level. If e-sports want to become serious, decissions like these should be made. But none organizer will say it out loud obviously
2015-01-21 22:48
#85
 | 
Brazil mth^ 
really nice :D
2015-01-21 21:03
#89
Poland hqs- 
wow if hiko would join them that would be pretty sick. however daps is their igl so.......
2015-01-21 21:20
lmao @ people thinking torqued when steel and dboorn were two of the match fixers
2015-01-21 21:27
+1
2015-01-21 22:20
gl boyz at least show good tacts and skill cuz no chance again fnatic and ldlcry xD
2015-01-21 21:35
Lets go Nick!
2015-01-21 21:56
SICK, HIKO TO CLG?
2015-01-21 22:10
ouch...what about torqued? RAGE!?
2015-01-21 22:35
I wonder if steel will be affected by this at all
2015-01-21 22:35
If this turns out to be a poor event for them performance wise I hope they kick daps.
2015-01-22 00:55
bullshit move by MLG. I'm sure the team liquid butter machine got to work getting their csgo team invited, highly doubt it was a completely independent decision by MLG. good for the players, actually like them. just never liked team liquid, so wont be supporting them. & it's not even that i like torqued. i don't like the players & the team but they deserved the invite not liquid.
2015-01-22 01:43
they are going to get stopmed so bad ;/ at least torqued had a slight chance
2015-01-22 02:00
Gonna be a pathetic showing for NA, at an NA event. Torqued and iBP gotta eat the consequences and move on from it after this, is what it is.
2015-01-22 02:29
gl Liquid! don't hate guys, let the info come out first.
2015-01-22 03:07
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