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Team Liquid debut special Avengers-themed jerseys after partnering with Marvel

Published: 27/Jun/2019 21:01 Updated: 3/Sep/2020 15:40

by Alan Bernal

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League of Legends, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Super Smash Bros., and more. Now its teams are going to be backed by the might of the Avengers in an epic merchandise collaboration.

First debuting on the LCS stage during the 2019 iteration of Rift Rivals, Team Liquid’s squad came out of the gates in Captain America inspired uniforms signaling the beginning of the surprising initiative.

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The organization released a full length video showcasing their heroes (players) from all over the world and their winning moments throughout the franchise’s history to announce the partnership.

The video was a slow build up to a stunning reveal for three new jerseys directly inspired by Avengers: Endgame.

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CS:GO pro Nicholas ‘nitr0’ Cannella showed off the Team Liquid x Marvel Captain America design, while Smash sensation Juan ‘Hungrybox’ Debiedma wore the Quantum Realm jersey, and NA’s best ADC Yiliang ‘Doublelift’ Peng donned the Iron Man jersey.

The segment was a masterful buildup to a lasting image of various Team Liquid members marched to battle in their Quantum Realm outfits, mirroring the famous scene in the film.

While the video was nothing short of a spectacle, the best reveal came before Team Liquid’s bout against Eurpoean powerhouse Fnatic, in which the team posed with The First Avenger’s shield.

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To hype up the moment of NA’s best against EU’s top team, the LoL squad showed a uniform resolve in defending the region’s honor in their brand new apparel.

LoL EsportsTeam Liquid’s LoL squad going into their first Rift Rivals match-up backed by Captain America.

How did Team Liquid and Marvel manage to collaborate

It’s no secret that parent entity Disney is interested in reaching into all forms of entertainment. While fans were unexpectedly surprised by the reveal, people had a clue as to how the partnership came to be.

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“Disney owns Marvel,” General Manager of eUnited Daniel Clerke said. “Disney invested in parent company of Liquid. Makes sense to me.”

The org already has a swarm of Marvel-inspired designs available, and it’ll be interesting to see how far this collaboration extends in the future.

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CoD streamers slam Warzone star WarsZ for “pathetic” K/D tanking

Published: 8/Oct/2020 1:16

by Theo Salaun

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Call of Duty: Warzone stars continue to call each other out – this time Tommey is joined by HusKerrs and others in critiquing multi-event champion, WarsZ, for manipulating tournament Kill-Death Ratio (K/D) caps by tanking his account.

With more and more money being piled into Warzone tournaments, the stakes are higher than ever and competitors are understandably adamant about integrity. Many of these competitions have turned to K/D caps, as a way to limit good players from forming super squads that’ll end up dominating the opposition.

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Following earlier condemnations from top streamers like NICKMERCS and Aydan about others gaming the K/D cap limits, Tommey has exposed WarsZ in particular for allegedly partaking in the unfair practice.

Tommey, a former Call of Duty League player and multi-time Warzone champion, did not hesitate to single out WarsZ for a suspicious drop in his kill-death ration just ahead of this week’s leg of the $210,000 Vikkstar Warzone Showdown. 

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Although the caps have been instituted in tournaments to provide for better parity among teams, they can also be manipulated by purposefully delivering uncharacteristically poor performances.

WarsZ has won six Warzone championships across different tournaments, so Tommey’s linked image of the streamer having double-digit zero-kill matches in the past few days is particularly damning.

“People seem to be scared of the repercussions but I’m fed up with the bulls**t,” Tommey tweeted, tagging the rival competitor directly while calling the alleged tanking “pathetic.”

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As for WarsZ’s response, it was not well-received. Suggesting that this notable drop in K/D was spurred by having his “girl” play on his account, a variety of notable Warzone competitors slammed the excuse. Among those wast renowned multi-time champion, HusKerrs, who replied simply, “Brother, c’mon now… nobody is buying that.”

Popular streamer DougisRaw also chimed in, mocking the excuse for how obviously the screenshot goes against the idea of letting an inexperienced player drop in for some games: “Damn, your girl plays solo squads. She’s cracked.”

 

While none of the allegations can be proven, many seem dissatisfied with WarsZ’s excuse and believes it is unfair to competitors like Jukeyz and others who were unable to snag tournament spots because of their high K/D.

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It must be noted, as Tommey mentioned in the tweet above, that Vikkstar’s tournament technically doesn’t prohibit such a tactic, so while WarsZ isn’t breaking any rules, it’s fair to say that the rest of the big-name competitors don’t think too highly of it.

It remains to be seen if other tournaments will begin following NICKMERCS in the way he runs his MFAM Gauntlets, monitoring participants’ past in-game performances to make sure that they’re not trying to circumvent the K/D cap.

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