The new Team Liquid lineup contains the following players that were formerly under Alliance:
- Max "qojqva"Bröcker
- Tommy "Taiga" Le
- Aydin "iNSaNiA" Sarkohi
- Samuel "Boxi" Svahn
- Michael "miCKe" Vu
In a blog post, Team Liquid unveiled their latest acquisition just under a month after releasing their old tenured Dota squad. After finishing as runners-up at The International 2019 to OG, the players asked Victor "Nazgul" Goossens to leave the organisation to form their own. The same team had won TI7 against Newbee in Seattle and was regarded as one of the strongest Dota squads with a big fan following. It is unlikely that they remain orgless for long with their plans in mind, so fans can expect their new identity to be revealed in due time.
The debut of the ex-Alliance players under TL will be in the Europe Closed Qualifier for the MDL Chengdu Major, the first Major event in the Dota Pro Circuit 2019/20. Direct invites apply to organisations and not the rosters, which meansOther teams will be notably absent at this Major including PSG.LGD, due to Xu "fy" Linsen's eye surgery and Team Secret who are skipping the tournament to give their players a break following an intense build-up to TI9 over the last few months.
If Team Liquid qualify, they will fly to China in November for the MDL Chengdu Major that runs 16-24th November. Sixteens teams will battle it out for a piece of the $980,000 prize pool and 15,000 Pro Circuit Points that contribute towards a team attending or being invited to a subsequent TI. The top 8 teams with the most DPC points from each region that didn't get invited to The International and have a full roster in the DPC site will be invited to the Regional Qualifiers, making the points a valuable asset for any team to gather if they can throughout the season.