The squad is formed entirely of players from unsigned UK team Fish123, who finished second at the WePlay! Valorant Invitational last month.
The UK players from Fish123 are Adam “ec1s” Eccles, Dom “soulcas” Sulcas, James “Kryptix” Affleck and Travis “L1NK” Mendoza, while Belgium’s Adil “ScreaM” Benrlitom, who joined the squad as a stand-in in June, is also on board.
Connor “Sliggy” Blomfield will also remain as head coach in their transition from Fish123 to Team Liquid.
The original Fish123 roster previously included Ardis “ardiis” Svarenieks, who was accused of cheating after leaving the side.
Team Liquid is officially in on Valorant (Picture: Team Liquid)
Speaking about the new squad, Victor Goossens, co-CEO of Team Liquid, said: “With Riot Games’ proven track record of supporting League of Legends, I expect Valorant to continue its exponential rise towards becoming a Tier 1 esport.
“I’m incredibly excited for Team Liquid to enter this vibrant scene, and to support this talented group of players. Fish123 was already one of the top teams in the world before donning the Liquid colours, and together, with our resources, we’ll be unstoppable.”
Team Liquid’s Valorant roster will compete in the European region, and will also become one of the first teams to train at the org’s Alienware Training Facility in Utrecht, Netherlands, which opens later this year.
The entire Team Liquid squad are ex CS:GO players, with all of them having retired from the game following the success of Valorant’s release this year.
You can check out the full roster below.
Adam "ec1s" Eccles
(Picture: Rich Lock/Team Liquid)
Ec1s is a former CS:GO entry fragger who retired from the game in April in order to pursue competitive Valorant full-time. The England native mains Omen and Breach, agents that mesh well with his in-game entry assignments.
Dom "soulcas" Sulcas
(Picture: Team Liquid/Rick Lock)
Soulcas is a former CS:GO rifler from England who played with ec1s on London Esports and Fierce Esports from 2018-2019. Like ec1s, soulcas retired from CS:GO in April to pursue competitive Valorant full-time, and currently mains Sova and Raze.
James "Kryptix" Affleck
(Picture: Team Liquid/Rich Lock)
Kryptix is a former CS:GO rifler who left behind a seven-year career to pursue competitive Valorant full-time. Since switching games, Kryptix has played virtually every tournament match as Cypher.
Adil “ScreaM” Benrlitom
(Picture: Team Liquid)
ScreaM left behind a nine-year Counter-Strike career that spanned Source and Global Offensive to explore competitive Valorant.
After starting his Valorant career as a member of Prodigy, ScreaM joined fish123 in June as a Reyna and Breach player. Belgian by way of Morocco, the “Headshot Machine” is the only non-Brit on the roster.
Travis "L1nk" Mendoza
L1NK is a former CS:GO player from England who was a teammate of ec1s while on Vexed Gaming in 2019. Like his teammates, L1NK switched from CS:GO to Valorant in April 2020 and now mains Sage.