Blitz Talks About qojqva's Work Ethic as a Pro Player
After playing together for about four years, the Dota 2 roster of Team Liquid parted ways with two of its players - Max "qojqva" Bröcker and Tommy "Taiga" Le. While Taiga went on to join OG, qojqva has signed with Team Liquid as a full-time streamer. Team Liquid's coach William "Blitz" Lee spoke about parting ways with qojqva in a recent podcast with commentator, Austin "Capitalist" Walsh, emphasizing his outstanding work ethic as a Dota 2 professional. In describing qojqva, Blitz noted that he was the most punctual person he had encountered in the last two years, and was very devoted to his training and work as a Team Liquid player.
Blitz praises qojqva’s work ethic during his time as an active Team Liquid player
Team Liquid was among the many teams who went through a roster shuffle following The International 10 (TI10). The team parted ways with Taiga and qojqva, replacing them with former Team Secret members, Ludwig "zai" Wåhlberg and Lasse Aukusti "MATUMBAMAN" Urpalainen.
Following this roster shuffle, Capitalist released a podcast with Blitz where he talked about how the roster changes came about as well as his perspective on the two additions and the two exclusions from the team. One noteworthy comment from Blitz was regarding the professionalism and work ethic of the departing midlaner, qojqva.
“I cannot speak enough nice things about Max (qojqva). I think Max is probably the most professional person I have ever met. When I walk in at 10 AM, he has already played two pubs. He is there till 1 AM. He goes to the gym once, eats twice, and otherwise he is playing Dota. The funny story is that he brought his family to one of the DreamHacks. We never met them and I don’t think he met them. He told me that I am here to do a job. I never learned the name of his girlfriend.”
In subsequent comments, Blitz expressed more praise for Qojqva, praising his punctuality as well as his optimism in times of disagreement.
"I would say that we are pretty friendly and close but he came here to do a job and he was never late. He was always on time. In two years, I have never met a person who is more punctual. He never cried once about any condition. He was always appreciative about everything. Sometimes, everybody on our team, including myself, has a tendency to whine about things and he’ll just be like, “Guys, shut up. We have great lives, great jobs.” I mean, fantastic guy.”
After they recruited zai, Blitz mentioned zai was ready to play with qoqjva, but he also provided a list of options that they could consider. MATUMBAMAN was ranked "very highly" in this list by zai, which also included Michał "Nisha" Jankowski, Syed Sumail "SumaiL" Hassan, and Artour "Arteezy" Babaev. After some discussions, MATUMBAMAN agreed to join them, according to Blitz.
While qojqva is now a full-time streamer for Team Liquid, he has not given up on competitive Dota 2. He mentioned in his recent livestream that he would return in the future, possibly as an offlaner. As for Team Liquid, its revamped Dota 2 roster will be beginning its Dota Pro Circuit 2021-22 journey from the Western European Tour 1 on 29th Nov 2021.