Team Liquid roster has finalized and completed. As not much surprise to fans, Maroun “GH” Merhej has rounded out the roster for the Kiev Major season. GH made his debut with the team for DreamLeague Season 6 finals, where they made a flawless run and seized the championship title. GH replaces Sam “BuLba” Sosale who was quietly removed from the squad after they failed to qualify for the Boston Major.
— Team Liquid (@TeamLiquid) January 2, 2017
Team Liquid has announced Maroun “GH” Merhej to complete the Team Liquid roster.
Most fans were expecting the announcement as GH displayed extraordinary performance and synergy with the team in his debut at DreamLeague Season 6 at the end of November. The team had a flawless run through the playoff event, ending with a 3:0 dominance over Escape Gaming in the grand finals.
Great teams are built from a combination of talent and teamwork. GH has undoubtedly shown already that he is an extraordinary player. I’m excited and optimistic about working with GH to build the best team in the world. He has a great attitude as well as the motivation to help bring the team to new heights.
– Seung Gon “Heen” Lee, team coach
Post TI6, the team’s reshuffle bid farewell to both Jesse “JerAx” Vainikka and Adrian “FATA-” Trinks – while welcoming Kanishka ‘Sam’ “BuLba” Sosale and famed 9k MMR player Amer “Miracle-” Al-Barkawi. The fans were hyped for the new roster, but quickly disappointed in the team’s less than prominent presence.
Falling short of qualifying for Boston Major, and struggling through the season the team dropped out of Northern Arena Beat Invitational due to roster changes. Although nothing was officially announced, shortly after Maroun “GH” Merhej began to play the support role in BuLba’s stead.
The reconstructed European team reignited spectacular performances and former grandeur.
Team Liquid roster
Kuro “Kuroky” Salehi Takhasomi
Amer “Miracle-“ Al-Barkawi
Maroun “GH” Merhej
Lasse “MATUMBAMAN” Urpalainen
Ivan “MinD_ContRoL” Borislavov