Team Liquid is not the same team that won five consecutive CS:GO tournaments last year as they currently stand 14th on the CS:GO world rankings by HLTV. They have struggled to beat teams from their region in recent tournaments as they relocate to Europe to take on even stronger opponents.
As doubt begins to pile up against Liquid their in-game leader Jacky “Stewie2K “ Yip has opened up about their goals in the coming time as they focus on the currently ongoing BLAST Premier: Fall 2020 Showdown where they have already managed to defeat the Danish lineup of MAD Lions.
Stewie2K Talks About Liquid’s Future
Stewie2K in a recent interview with Dexerto talked about Team Liquid’s aim moving forward as he said that they want to become a top-ten team in the world while he believes that they can very well be a top-five team as well.
“We’re just keeping our heads down, we’re not really listening to any criticism, we’re gonna make this lineup work and we’re just gonna try to move forward every time.”
He explains that the expectation was high from this lineup when they started out but things have clearly not gone Liquid’s way as they have struggled in their last three tournaments: ESL Pro League Season 12, IEM New York 2020, and IEM Beijing 2020.
Moving out of the region and entering Europe to compete in BLAST Premier: Fall 2020 Showdown Stewie2K says that they are not underestimating any team and just want to improve as much as possible while gauging where they rank up against the European competition.
Liquid has already kick-started their campaign with a close victory over MAD Lions which went down to a decider on Vertigo as they now prepare to take on the new MIBR tomorrow. So far Liquid has had to fight hard in Europe and the renewed MIBR is also shaping up to be a scary opposition having fought hard against FaZe Clan in their opening match.
Let’s see if Team Liquid is able to fulfil their goals while they stay in Europe or are they made to wait a bit longer to breach the top-ten world rankings.