IEM Rio Major 2022: EliGE Reveals Team Liquid Practice Plans


EliGE Talks About Team Liquid's Practice Plans for IEM Rio Major 2022

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Aditya Singh Rawat
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EliGE spoke about the practice schedule and preparation plans of Team Liquid in the build up to the IEM Rio Major 2022.
EliGE said that Liquid had to revamp its stratbook, work on its weak maps, make it tough for their opponents to read them, and build more T-sided executes.
EliGE conveyed that he is excited to play in front of a Brazilian crowd, recalling his experience from ESL One: Belo Horizonte 2018.

Team Liquid has managed to attain the only available Legend Status spot for teams competing in the IEM Road to Rio 2022: American RMR. However, the final match against Evil Geniuses (EG) was a very close affair as both the matches went into overtime, ending with a '2-0' scoreline in favor of Liquid.

Following this match, Jonathan "EliGE" Jablonowski - MVP of the American RMR, spoke about how the team plans on preparing in the three-week buildup to the Rio Major. EliGE spoke about a two-week bootcamp, working on new strategies, and more.

EliGE talks about how Team Liquid plans on preparing for the IEM Rio Major 2022

Team Liquid might have grabbed the Legends Status at IEM Rio Major 2022 but the team is going full throttle, ready to put in the work required to lift the trophy in front of the Brazilian crowd.

During a recent interview with Dust2.US, EliGE explained that it was really important for Liquid to bag the Legends Staus slot, something the team had aimed for even before the ESL Pro League Season 16.

"It gives us an extra week of practice where we can see what's going on in the first stage," says EliGE, further explaining that they still need to put in a lot of work in order to revamp their stratbook, "because as things keep developing throughout the season it gets harder and harder as everyone is studying you and watching you."

EliGE - MVP of American RMR 2022

Talking about Liquid's preparation, EliGE said that for now all the players were taking a couple of days off after coming back home to North America, followed by a two-week bootcamp.

Apart from this, the team was thinking of arriving a day early for the IEM Rio Major 2022 to adjust to the jetlag, "Overall, we have a pretty good schedule coming into the Major."

EliGE stressed upon the fact that Liquid would be focussing on revamping its stratbook, "It's been a decent amount of time since we went over the foundation of everything, and how we want to structure our game, what our game plan is, and we have to really focus on adjusting that across all the maps, especially on our weaker ones that everybody's picking against us."

Liquid is working hard to ensure that their game is not easily read by the opponents and aims to expand on their executes when attacking, "That's it, then we'll be ready for the Major."

The talented entry fragger is excited to play in front of a Brazilian crowd as he recalled his time from four years ago when he competed at the ESL One: Belo Horizonte 2018.

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Aditya is the in-house CS:GO writer at AFK Gaming. While his understanding of the esports space is not restricted by geographical borders, his current focus lies in the Asian region. Understands and follows almost all major esport titles.

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