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In an official joint announcement by the organization and the team's captain Kuro 'KuroKy' Salehi Takhasomi, Team Liquid has parted ways with its Dota 2 roster.
Through a video posted to Twitter, Kuroky has thanked Team Liquid and acknowledged their support before announcing that the players will be moving on to create their own Dota 2 team organization. Player-owned organizations have existed in competitive Dota 2 with teams like OG and Team Secret finding reasonable success with such a model. More recently, former Na'Vi player Dendi announced that he has plans to form his own organization as well.
Meanwhile, founder and co-CEO of Team Liquid, Victor 'Nazgul' Goossens has announced that they are on the lookout of individuals and teams who can continue the winning legacy that the five boys have left behind.
Team Liquid secured a splendid second-place finish at The International 9 and it seems unlikely that the roster itself will disband despite moving on from the Liquid brand. No announcements have been made to indicate this just yet.
With the first set of DPC qualifiers due to begin in early October, the Dota 2 roster shuffles are now in full swing. Earlier today, TNC announced that they had parted ways with Carlo 'Kuku' Palad, Nico 'eyyou' Barcelon and former coach Lee 'Heen' Seung Gon while adding Damien 'kpii' Chok and Park 'March' Tae-won to their roster.
More roster announcements are expected to follow over the next few weeks.