2018 could have been the year of Liquid.
They had all the tools needed to make it happen and they did hit new peaks in terms of performance. But they had the misfortune of hitting new heights at the same time as one of the most dominant lineups in the history of the game, Astralis. Despite the respectable yet frustrating status of perennial silver medalists, Team Liquid held it together and kept on trying, not giving up in the face of what seemed insurmountable. Eventually, at the turn of the year, a lineup change was in order as Epitácio “TACO” De Melo wished to reunite with his former Brazilian teammates.