Team Liquid could be going big in the upcoming offseason, as it is rumored to sign some big names for 2022. But will it be enough to top the LCS once again?
While it’s still early days in the offseason, it’s currently rumored that Liquid will be swapping out players in the top, mid, and bot lane position. These positions are reportedly being taken over by Fnatic’s Gabriël “Bwipo” Rau, who will be returning to top after jungling last split. In mid, Liquid is looking to sign Søren “Bjergsen” Bjerg who will come out of retirement and won’t continue with TSM.
To round out the star-studded roster, Liquid will reportedly buy out Rogue bot laner Steven “Hans Sama” Liv, who would be making his debut in the LCS. If these three players end up signing with Liquid when the free agency period kicks off on November 15, fans might be looking at a new North American super team that could reach the top.
As one of the biggest organizations in League of Legends, it’s by no means a surprise that Liquid is rumored to go all in this offseason.
Liquid has previously been one of the organizations to invest the hardest in its LCS team, importing several star players throughout the years.
The most successful signing has been veteran support Jo “Corejj” Yong-in, who has been with Liquid for three years now and will likely be staying for 2022. According to the report by Dot Esports, CoreJJ is in the process of getting his green card, which could mean that he will be sitting out at the start of the season. Except for that, CoreJJ should be back and play a big part in getting Liquid back to winning ways.
With the new potential additions to the Liquid roster, it’s looking like a team with plenty of talent but also experience to go all the way. Players like Bjergsen, CoreJJ, and Bwipo have won plenty of trophies in their careers and know what it takes to get to the top.
Liquid’s jungler still seems to be undetermined, but the most likely outcome is that Lucas “Santorin” Larsen will resign with the team and add yet another layer to the experienced roster.
On paper, this Liquid roster seems like one that should be going all the way in the LCS and at least compete for the trophies next year. Depending on the other rosters in the LCS and how Bjergsen will adapt to returning to professional play, Liquid should be the team to look out for.
It’s still unconfirmed if this will be the Liquid roster next year, but a lot is pointing towards it. Liquid will be able to sign new players from November 15.