Team Liquid withdraws from Battlegrounds
European eSports club Team Liquid has announced the closure of its PUBG: BATTLEGROUNDS division. The organization cites the current state of the professional PUBG scene in terms of business, finance and sports as the reason for this decision.
As an organization and esports team, we’re governed by the financial realities of the scene, and as this industry grows it also changes. Those changes - in esports, business, and even international marketplaces - mean that we have to exit PUBG. We’ve been in PUBG for 5 years, dating all the way back to the days when the Battle Royale was untested, unproven, and routinely doubted. In that time, we worked with players, fans, casters, and others to build a beautiful community within this title and we take no joy in leaving it.
That’s the bitter end of why we’re here. The sweet side is that we’ve had 5 years of great times and achievements with our PUBG team. 5 years truly worth celebrating. With so many adventures and events under our belts, we want to walk through Liquid’s time in PUBG and send this squad off on a high note as they look towards their own futures. And we want to speak directly to the community through letters written by the people in Liquid who fought hard for PUBG and still love it to this day. Last, but not least, we’ll say goodbye with some favorite moments selected by the community members that kept us in PUBG all this time.
Team Liquid signed its first PUBG lineup in 2017. Over the past five years, players who have played under the Team Liquid banner have earned $1.3 million in prize money.
Team Liquid's former lineup:
- Jim "Jeemzz" Gunnar Eliassen
- Anssi "mxey" Pekkonen
- Nikolaj "clib" Haugaard Madsen
- Alex "vard" Gouge
- David "FuzzFace" Tillberg-Persson (coach)