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It's official - GH joins Team Liquid

Dota 2 Muhammad “TheHague” Ammar

After a spectacular performance in Dreamleague as a stand in, Maroun 'GH' Merhej officially completes the 9k Trio in Team Liquid.

Having let go of Sam 'BuLba' Sosale after an embarrassing performance in the qualifiers for the Boston Major by the two-time Grand Finalists, Team Liquid had been searching for a final member to join Kuro 'KuroKy' Salehi in the support duo. After trying out a lot of other players, Team Liquid tested GH at a couple of tournaments, including DreamHack where they emerged victorious. The addition of GH to the Team Liquid roster became official at the start of the New Year with Team Liquid's tweet.

The news did not come as a surprise to many because of the results GH had been achieving with Team Liquid and the chemistry he had developed with them. Playing in multiple tournaments after BuLba's departure from the team, GH appeared to be the element needed for Team Liquid's revival after their upset in the Boston Major qualifiers. Placing Top 6 in Elimination Mode 2.0, GH finally met up with the team members at DreamHack, where he was told to "go have fun", since it was his first appearance on the big stage. Fun he did have, as he shone on his cleverly drafted comfort heroes such as Earthshaker and Io and stomped the grand finals over Escape Gaming without dropping a single game. From there on, fans were fairly sure that GH would complete the roster for Team Liquid. 

Since the player is relatively new to the professional Dota scene, Team Liquid conducted an interview with him after their announcement. The interview can be found here, and, among other things, glimpses upon GH's life before joining, his experience at DreamHack, and his views on the new 7.00 patch.

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Muhammad “TheHague” Ammar
16, wordsmith, excessive sleeper, huge TI3 Alliance fanboy (FeelsBadMan), eat sleep dota repeat :D ... Follow me @TheHagueDota

Discussion

  • James "Yared" A ,
    9K Trifecta!
  • "Booncz" ,
    Since there was no dominance they cant reestablish it...They were one of the top teams but by no means they were dominating...
    • Muhammad "TheHague" Ammar ,
      They were grandfinalists of both the Shanghai Major, the Manila Major and ESL One Manila. They also won Epicenter, so that's pretty big imo.
      • "Booncz" ,
        Yeah, they were definitely the top-3 team heading into TI , it's just I feel like "dominating" means at least being the best, maybe even being the best by far...I
  • kev "kevin7da1" mendoza ,
    Guys, i have a serious question. Why does those players with 9k mmr doesnt appear on Dota2 ladderboard? such as these Liquid players
    • Muhammad "TheHague" Ammar ,
      Because when they hit 9k, they stop playing solo ranked to keep their MMR at 9k. A clause of the leaderboards states: At least 15 solo ranked games in the last 21 days in the same division. Hope I was of help :).
      • Mihail "Mokka" Constantin ,
        They don't play because they wait around 30-40 minutes to find a game . I saw MATUMBAMAN wait 83 minutes to find a game . That's the reason they don't play on main accounts.
  • kev "kevin7da1" mendoza ,
    thank you sirs! Anyway, do you know who are those persons with 9k mmr now?

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