Team Liquid first got a slot in the LCS in 2015, merging with Team Curse and taking their spot. They also got Curse’s roster, including Diego "Quas" Ruiz, Christian "IWDominate" Rivera, Kim "Fenix" Jae-hun, Chae "Piglet" Gwang-jin, and Alex "Xpecial" Chu.
In the Summer Split later that year, Team Liquid became the first team to finish first in an NA LCS round robin but not make the playoff finals. During the regional finals, Team Liquid faced Cloud9 once again - and lost once again, ending their first season in the LCS.
Going into the 2016 season, Team Liquid announced that they were planning to have a 10-man roster. They also made some major changes to their coaching staff, hiring Choi "Locodoco" Yoon-seop as their new head coach. With the addition of Joshua "Dardoch" Hartnett and Matthew “Matt” Elento, Team Liquid slowly climbed up the ranks throughout the Spring Split, resulting in a fourth-place finish.
Dardoch was named Rookie of the Split for his impressive jungling performance, but he was suspended before the Summer Split began due to “behavioral problems and team dynamic issues.” With a changing roster, Team Liquid saw themselves slip that season, and they ended with a 9-9 record. For the playoffs, they changed up their roster again, but they ultimately lost to Counter Logic Gaming and then later to Team EnVyUs in the Regional Finals.
2017 was an even shakier season for Team Liquid. As they continued to change their roster and coaching staff, the North American organization saw their League team plummet to last place. This led Liquid to announce that they were releasing their entire roster and coaching staff before the 2018 season.
Despite the unfortunate performance, Team Liquid were accepted into the LCS’ new franchising system, and they came to the Spring Split with an entirely new team. Their starting roster included Jake “Xmithie” Pochero, Eugene “Pobelter” Park, and Kim “Olleh” Joo-sung, all former Immortals players. They also added Cloud9 top laner Jung “Impact” Eon-yeong and Team SoloMid’s Yiliang “Doublelift” Peng.
Things were looking up. They were inconsistent throughout the Spring Split, but ultimately earned the fourth seed after entering a four-team tiebreaker. In the playoffs, Liquid defeated Cloud9, Echo Fox, and 100 Thieves, sending them to the Mid-Season Invitational. They underperformed there, and then played poorly once again later in the year at Worlds 2018.
With a new support in Jo “CoreJJ” Yong-in, Team Liquid looked to redeem themselves in 2019. They finished 14-4, claiming the regular season title over Cloud9. The team was invited to the Mid-Season Invitational after reverse sweeping TSM in the playoffs, winning their third LCS championship in a row. This time around, the team proved themselves at MSI, making it all the way to the final after upsetting the reigning world champions at Invictus Gaming. They ended up finishing as runners up after falling 3-0 to G2 Esports.
Despite the loss, Team Liquid also proved themselves at Rift Rivals while taking some revenge on G2 Esports. They became known as the best North American team going into the Summer Split, a title that they were determined to keep. They blew away the competition, earning a first-place playoff bye after a 14-4 regular season record.
After defeating Clutch Gaming, Counter Logic Gaming, and Cloud9 in the Playoffs, Team Liquid became North America’s first seed going into Worlds. They’d also won four LCS titles in a row, further establishing their dominance in the LCS.
While Team Liquid had a strong showing in the LCS, it was another story at Worlds. They weren’t able to make it out of the group stage, getting eliminated with a 3-3 record. This prompted them to make a major roster change, replacing their long-time jungler Xmithie with Fnatic’s ex-jungler Mads “Broxah” Brock-Pedersen going into the 2020 season.