A huge contrast to the previous year.

Smells like pure dominance! As Team Liquid advances to the top four at the ESL One Berlin Major, the team simultaneously secures a slot in The International 2023 (TI12). Team Liquid is the first organization to have a confirmed direct invite to TI12.

A massive glow up

In 2022, Team Liquid failed to get a direct invite to TI11. Not only did they collect insufficient DPC points, they also failed in the Western Europe qualifier. In a final attempt, Team Liquid went through the slippery slopes of the Last Chance Qualifier and secured the twentieth and last slot at TI12.

Team Liquid at the ESL One Berlin Major.<br>Image via <a href="https://twitter.com/TeamLiquid/status/1654561269280653313/photo/1" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener nofollow">Team Liquid</a>
Team Liquid at the ESL One Berlin Major.
Image via Team Liquid

But in this 2023 DPC season, Team Liquid is the first team to qualify for TI12. An immense contrast to the previous year. After parting ways with the retired Lasse "MATUMBAMAN" Urpalainen, Liquid is joined by the Polish star player, Michał "Nisha" Jankowski who formerly played with their European counterpart, Team Secret. Together, they delivered an incredible run - finishing first in Tour 1 and Tour 2 WEU DPC, and a second-place finish at the Lima Major. With these achievements and their incoming DPC points for Berlin Major, Team Liquid secures the TI12 direct invite.

Road to TI12

Team Liquid can take a breather despite one more Tour coming ahead. Eleven more slots are to be filled and it seems like the next closest team to grab one is Gaimin Gladiators, the Lima Major champions.

Check out our article below to find out the top teams in the 2023 DPC ranking.