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After a series of roster related rumors, Team Liquid support player Alex “Xpecial“ Chu has confirmed that the team is searching for another support player.

In a video update, Xpecial offered insight into the change, citing personal and performance related issues:

There are two big reasons why this roster change is happening:

The first one is Piglet just doesn’t like me. He doesn’t think I’m that good anymore and he wants a new support. The second reason is the TL staff has been questioning my performance as of late. They don’t know where its heading and they want to look for a new option and because of piglet’s preference, we decided to go with that.

 

Team Liquid considered various options, including trying a new AD carry, before settling on their decision to replace the veteran support. Xpecial says though unsure of his future, he wants to continue competing.

I’m going to make sure people remember why I was one of the best, and once I have a platform to stand on, I’ll show them again why I was one of the best.

– Alex “Xpecial” Chu

 

It is rumored that Andy “Smoothie” Ta will take Xpecial’s place on the roster. NoL will continue to watch the story as things develop.

 

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After Team Liquid’s finish at the top of the standings in the Summer Split, fans were let down when the team faltered in the semi-finals and fell to the Gauntlet, losing a 3-1 series to Cloud 9 and failing to make the 2015 World Championship. Now, a month after the end of the 2015 Summer Split, Team Liquid head coach Peter Zhang has announced that he will be leaving the team and will continue to pursue a career in coaching.

 


 

Peter took to social media to share his thoughts on his departure. Excerpt:

 

Future plan

 

It’s been a long time i write about this. First of all , I want to thank big Steve for helping me
improved as a person also as a coach, and thank mark/joka for helping me all the time managing team.
Thank all 5 player’s and TL staff work with me, especially Dom.Dom helping me lot to coach the team in the beginning of the spring split. Really appreciate the time spend with all of you guys.

Team Liquid
TL is the first foreign team I joined. I have never been to a different language team, it
hurts a lot in the beginning, especially we still have 2 Koreans on the team. But I think we fixed
these issues in the end of spring split which we eventually break the curse. But also there is lot
issues we didn’t fix as a team which I don’t want to mentioned here, I hopefully they will fix in
the next split. They are all talented player, i wish them best of luck and do well in the next split.

 

In more Team Liquid related news, the organization recently shared that on September 21st, AD Carry Chae “Piglet” Gwang-jin’s had his contract extended to November 20, 2016. Co-owner Steve Arhancet said the team will share full roster details after the 2015 World Championship.
 


Full statement by Peter Zhang
Team Liquid has not officially commented on the coaching situation. NoL will continue to provide updates as information surfaces.
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Finishing first place in the regular season yet failing to qualify for the 2015 World Championship, Team Liquid looks to replace veteran support player Alex “Xpecial” Chu for the 2016 Season.

Originally reported on by the DailyDot, one source close to the organization has said that after being handed control of the roster, Jungler Christian “IWillDominate” Rivera wishes to “reinvigorate the line-up with some young blood.” Xpecial has been playing competitively for the past five years, and has been hailed as one of the top supports in North America for a large part of his career.

Off the back of an average performance in the 2015 Summer Split, another source close to Dominate has said that “Xpecial has been around for so long that there’s a feeling he might not be able to perform at the level you need to be the best in North America. Dominate seems to have made up his mind that Xpecial has to be the one to go if they are to improve as a team.”

The player in mind? Dominate is apparently quite fond of the skill in Team Dragon Knights own Andy “Smoothie” Ta, who was just relegated after his first split in the LCS.

It is unclear whether Xpecial would remain with the team, or play elsewhere, or possibly even retire. While nothing has been confirmed, NoL has reached out to both Team Liquid and TDK, and will continue to provide updates as the story develops.

 

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