Team Liquid Reportedly Looking to Replace Tactical For 2022
With Team Liquid failing to get out of groups, rumor has it that it’s looking to replace Edward “Tactical” Ra and start 2022 off with a different marksman under its banner. This, in short, should really come as no surprise given his many ups and downs and struggles with motivation throughout the year. This young AD carry is no doubt exceptional at the game (and is probably nowhere near his peak), but we’d be remiss if we didn’t say that he’s been the weakest link on Team Liquid throughout his tenure, and has made numerous egregious mistakes, mostly in positioning. It’s not like his teammates have been perfect (far from it, in fact), but they’re at least grizzled veterans with exceptional highs and, as such, more than worthy of competing for this venerable North American organization.
An Uncertain Outlook
Tactical, on the other hand, still needs a bit of time before he can stand on even ground with the likes of Barney “Alphari” Morris, Lucas “Santorin” Tao Kilmer Larsen, Nicolaj “Jensen” Jensen, and Jo “CoreJJ” Yong-in. For Team Liquid to stand a chance of reclaiming its throne, a more seasoned marksman other than Tactical will have to don its jersey for 2022 — and that has to happen sooner rather than later, too.
This latest rumor comes from Robert Hanes (co-founder of TheGameHaus) and is certainly food for thought. What Team Liquid does next is anyone’s guess, but signing a different marksman — one that is far more consistent — is probably at the top of its list of priorities.
That’s basically the only upgrade this age-old NA titan can make, assuming no one else decides to leave the team which, of course, is far from guaranteed. There’s also an uncorroborated rumor circulating online that Alphari might be looking to switch teams or even return back to Europe, so we’re bound to witness a hectic, drama-filled off-season — as per usual!