Liquid`Nazgul:After some discussion between myself and Amaz, we came to a joint decision to release him from his contract. From today, Amaz is no longer member of Team Liquid. This comes a little sooner than expected, as his contract was to run a while longer. When we sat down together to talk about the future, Amaz let us know that he wants to try to form his own team. As a fellow team owner, this is an ambition I can understand and respect. I've gotten to know Jason as a professional who knows what he wants and how to get there. If he has his eyes set on making this work, I expect him to do just fine for himself.
Under the Liquid banner Amaz took first place at the Millenium House Cup 4, IEM Shenzhen, and VGVN #1. Additionally, he finished second in both Dreamhack Summer and the Viagame House Cup. The months we have had together have been more successful than I could have hoped for. Unfortunately our time working together comes to an end here. We wish him all the best and hope that focusing on his new venture will prove worthwhile.
I’d like to add a short word about our participation in NEL as, without Amaz, we’ll need to make some changes there. We have now signed up as Liquid and Friends and will be playing with Savjz, monk, Thijs, and Neirea. It's a stacked roster of players who can help each other to reach new heights. Look for us in the regular season and hopefully in the live finals in China after.
Amaz:Working with Victor and being a part of Team Liquid was definitely a great experience. I could always communicate with Victor about anything, and he knows how to take good care of his players: I definitely learned a few things from him.
The team behind the scenes is also great and hardworking. Shoutout to Robin who helped me organize a lot of flights and admin stuff for the past few months.
Lastly, a message to my fans and the Hearthstone community. I'll continue putting out great content: whether it's in the form of streaming or videos or joining tournaments (and hopefully doing well!), I'l always try my best. I'm looking forward to the future in Hearthstone and the exciting events that will be coming up too!