Team Liquid picks up Kuroky's 5Jungz after one year without a squad

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Team Liquid have re-entered the Dota 2 scene by recruiting Kuroky and FATA's 5JuNGz

Team Liquid have re-entered the Dota 2 scene by recruiting Kuroky and FATA's 5JuNGz after being without a Dota 2 squad for more than a year. Despite only being created just over a month ago, 5Jungz have started their career as a team off well, with a 31-11 record and a 74% win average. Team Liquid owner Victor "Nazgul" Goossens apologised for keeping the TL fans waiting so long for a new team.

The owner of Team Liquid also mentioned in the official post that there had been "several opportunities" this year to sign a new team but that he was "thrilled to be working with this new Liquid team and can't wait to see what the future brings".

The new squad will be in action as early as today, with the team set to play under the name Team Liquid in their match later today with Virtus.Pro for The Summit. The last time Team Liquid had a Dota 2 squad was back at TI4 where they finished 9-10th with Sam 'Bulba' Sosale and Jimmy 'DeMoN' Ho both part of the roster.

In the aftermath of TI4 almost the entire roster immediately decided to move on in the hope of greener pastures, such as Bulba and de Max 'qojqva' Broecker who left to form Team Tinker. After two years in the game Team Liquid shut down their Dota 2 squad but now finally it has re-opened its doors with an-all European roster.

Adrian 'FATA-' Trinks's statement

"I am proud to announce that the roster of 5JungZ will now play under the banner of Team Liquid. Our relatively new team—KuroKy, JerAx, Matumbaman, Mind_ContRoL and myself (FATA-)—is working hard on becoming one of the best teams in the world and it is a great feeling to be backed up by Team Liquid on this journey.

The organisation has been around for years, marking their stability and experience and I sincerely believe that they will greatly support us throughout the year."

Team Liquid roster (former 5Jungz)

  • Kuro S. 'KuroKy' Takhasomi
  • Adrian 'FATA-' Trinks
  • Lasse 'Matumbaman' Urpalainen
  • Jesse 'JerAx' Vainikka
  • Ivan 'MinD_ContRoL' Borislavov

 

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