Team Liquid has dominated the North American LCS with an iron fist for quite a few seasons now. They were largely expected to do it again in 2020, in spite of the influx of talent and experience for Cloud9 and the other top teams. While their archrivals are thriving, the reigning champions and the most successful American team of all time are struggling. The delays experienced by the two players Broxah and Shernfire have caused a great deal of pain for Team Liquid who had the worst seasons starting years.
Jungle Difference Sent Team Liquid Crashing
Team Liquid have retained their core players and were definitely not expecting the change made to their jungler to matter that much. The departure of Xmithie who was with the team since 2017 wasn’t supposed to be a problem, simply because new talent was on its way. Mads “Broxah” Brock-Pedersen and Shern “Shernfire” Cherng Ta joined the team in November, but visa delays prevented them from arriving on time. Shernfire was the first to join and he played in the first three weeks but Team Liquid only won twice over the span. As the team sinks in the LCS standings, everyone is anxiously waiting for Broxah’s arrival. He is one of the most coveted Fantasy LCS players, worth a spot in any draft that can afford his price tag.
Cloud9 is the dominant force in the North American championship right now, with a revamped bottom lane and a new jungler. The decision to promote Blabber from Cloud9 Academy worked wonders for the new LCS leaders who now have a significant advantage over the pack. They took full advantage of Team Liquid’s struggles and the absence of their head coach Jang Nu-ri, also caused by visa issues. Things are, however, about to change as Broxah recently broke the good news on social media and esports news websites.
Broxah is Ready to Join Team Liquid in February
The wait seems to be finally over, as the lengthy visa approval process has ended for Team Liquid’s new super star. Broxah will be joining the team in the second half of February and with him in the jungle, things should take a turn for the better. This versatile player has been with the Fnatic franchise since 2016 when he played for their Academy and was promoted to the main team one year later. His commitment to the European LEC team earned him the praise of teammate and fans alike and he’ll be entirely missed.
Broxah is a highly active jungler, famous for his ability to roam the map and provide assistance to all three lanes. He displayed extraordinary synergy with Bwipo, Fnatic’s top laner and is expected to provide Impact with just as much help. His presence in the North American LCS should level the playing field and bring Team Liquid back into the spotlight. The upcoming match against Cloud9 will be the main test for the new roster in general and Broxah in particular. Equally exciting will be the match against Team SoloMid, given the tremendous respect that Broxah has for their mid-laner Bjergsen.
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