Team Liquid L1NK on LCQ compositions “have fun anti-stratify that”
Team Liquid defeated G2 Esports en route to the EMEA VALORANT Champions Tour Last Chance Qualifying Grand Final. With a 2-1 win, Liquid looks confident, having lost only his first card in the LCQ in that series. Travis “L1NK” Mendoza was therefore relaxed in the post-match interview.
L1NK discussed Team Liquid’s game plan with host Harry âJustHarryâ Russell, but the strategy, it turned out, was pretty straightforward.
“Go to [Oscar âmixwellâ CaÃ±ellas Colocho]the bomb site, âL1NK joked, eliciting laughter from his teammates in the background. âBut no, we just knew we had to play like we’ve always played. We just played the same thing every practice, we do the same things every time. We have to make sure we stay calm because sometimes we are a little too zealous which happened on the third map. “
Team Liquid faces their first loss on the map en route to the LCQ final
Liquid played some interesting compositions, like a non-flash composition on Bind in game 2. G2 took this card, but according to L1NK, the loss was not due to composition issues.
âWe just lost because the difference in the way we played against Guild and against G2 on Bind was huge,â he said. âWe know this has nothing to do with our lineup, we need to play situations better after planting. This is probably our weakest point, so have fun anti-layering.
L1NK kept a straight face as he launched out cheeky remarks. He then spoke about new teammate Nabil “Nivera” Benrlitom, who joined Team Liquid before the LCQ when James “Kryptix” Affleck announcement his hiatus for personal reasons last month.
Nivera has so far proven to be a useful asset to Team Liquid in the LCQ, playing multiple Agents in Viper, Killjoy and Sova. According to L1NK, Nivera’s role with a multitude of agents is exactly how they wanted to use it.
âWe need someone who can do this work and he obviously shows that he can come and do it pretty well,â L1NK said.
With their victory over G2 Esports, Team Liquid makes it to the LCQ Grand Final, where they will face either G2 in a rematch or the winner of Guild and Futbolist for a place at Champions.