EliGE talks about Team Liquid’s training plans for IEM Rio Major 2022
Team Liquid has managed to achieve the only Legend Status spot available for teams participating in the IEM Road to Rio 2022: American RMR. However, the final game against Evil Geniuses (EG) was a very close affair as both games went to overtime, ending ‘2-0’ in favor of Liquid.
Following this match, Jonathan “Elijah” Jablonowski – MVP of the American RMR, explained how the team plans to prepare during the three weeks of preparation for the Rio Major. EliGE talked about a two-week bootcamp, working on new strategies, and more.
EliGE explains how Team Liquid plans to prepare for IEM Rio Major 2022
Team Liquid may have clinched legend status at the 2022 IEM Rio Major, but the team is on full throttle, ready to do the work necessary to lift the trophy in front of the Brazilian crowd.
In a recent interview with Dust2.USEliGE explained that it was really important for Liquid to win the Legends Staus slot, something the team was aiming for even before ESL Pro League Season 16.
“It gives us an extra week of training where we can see what happens in the first stage,” says EliGE, further explaining that they still have a lot of work to do to revamp their stratbook, “Because things keep developing throughout the season, it becomes more and more difficult as everyone studies you and watches you.”
Talking about preparing for Liquid, EliGE said that for now, all players are taking a few days off after returning to North America, followed by a two-week bootcamp.
Other than that, the team was thinking of arriving a day earlier for the IEM Rio Major 2022 to accommodate the jet lag, “Overall, we have a pretty good schedule for the Major.”
EliGE pointed out that Liquid will focus on redesigning its stratbook, “It’s been a while since we’ve gone through the fundamentals of everything, and how we want to structure our game, what our game plan is, and we really need to focus on adjusting that on all the cards, especially on our weaker ones that everyone is picking on us.”
Liquid works hard to ensure their game is not easily read by opponents and aims to develop their executions when attacking, “That’s it, then we’ll be ready for the Major.”
The talented entry fragger is thrilled to perform in front of a Brazilian crowd as he recalls his time four years ago when he took part in ESL One: Belo Horizonte 2018.