L1NK has been a part of Liquid ever since they were known as fish123 fish123 Inactive . Liquid were a powerhouse in the EMEA region, placing fourth at Masters 2: Reykjavik, nearly qualifying for Masters 3: Berlin, and finishing in the top four of Champions 2021 after their defeat to Acend Acend Europe Rank #3 , the eventual winners.
After a stellar run in the latter half of 2021, Team Liquid hoped to keep the momentum going for Stage 1: Challengers. L1NK and company finished with a 3-2 record and entered as the third seed from Group A. However, Liquid placed fourth after defeats to FunPlus Phoenix FunPlus Phoenix Europe Rank #11 and G2 Esports G2 Esports Europe Rank #7 .
After FPX were unable to attend Masters 1: Reykjavik, Team Liquid were sent as the EMEA third seed. They made their last-minute inclusion worthwhile, finishing as the top seed from Group B after swiftly defeating KRÜ Esports KRÜ Esports Latin America South Rank #1 and XERXIA Esports XERXIA Esports Asia-Pacific Rank # . But Team Liquid were stopped in the upper bracket by eventual finalist LOUD LOUD Brazil Rank # , and ultimately placed in the top eight after their loss to eventual bronze medalist ZETA DIVISION ZETA DIVISION Japan Rank #2 . After Masters, Liquid made the tough decision to cut head coach Connor "Sliggy" Blomfield, citing internal differences as the reason for his departure.
Dreamas recently played for OG LDN UTD OG LDN UTD Europe Rank # , a team which he had been a part of since October 2021. They made their mark on Redbull Homeground, where they finished in the top eight. OGLU were able to qualify in the second closed qualifier of Stage 1: Challengers after defeating EXCEL EXCEL Europe Rank #61 . However, Dreamas and his team weren't able to qualify for playoffs, finishing with a 2-3 record. As a result, Dreamas was dropped from OG LDN UTD for ex- Alliance Alliance Europe Rank #20 member Tautvydas "hype" Paldavicius, just before the second stage.