Team Liquid has seen many different players on their roster for the 2017 Season.  In Spring they tried everything they could to avoid relegations, swapping starting AD carry Chae "Piglet" Gwang-jin for Yiliang "Doublelift" Peng


Now in the Summer, Liquid has embraced the 10-man roster. Their latest addition being former Phoenix1 jungler Rami "Inori" Charagh.

During an interview, Liquid's Co-CEO Steve Arhancet was asked about the team's roster management. He expressed that he felt the reason behind poor performance could be due to how the team gels, the coaching and leadership staff, or even a combination of them.


Arhancet has said in the past that they are giving the players who preform well in scrims stage time. Honestly, this can both hurt and help the team.

This type of selection causes a competitive atmosphere in scrims, each player wanting to out style the other if it will get them to the LCS stage. This is good because it gives them the motivation to preform well. 


However, if a player does not preform well it can demoralize them and give them the mentality of "because I didn't do well I'm just going to get subbed." Players become afraid of messing up and it makes their playstyle weak and timid.


The way Liquid decides to mange their roster is a tightrope, and players can fall either way. Maybe a more solid play/scrim schedule could benefit the roster.