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After approximately two months off, Samuel “Boxi” Svahn returns to Team Liquid in time for the TI10 qualifiers.
Team Liquid was faced with a difficult situation two months ago when Samuel “Boxi” Svahn announced that he would be stepping away from competitive play temporarily due to some private matters.
Now much to fans delight, it seems that he is ready to rejoin the team once again.
While Boxi was on leave, the team continued their journey in Europe’s upper-division with Syed “SumaiL” Hassan and took the second place seed, landing in the group stage of AniMajor.
The team, unfortunately, went out of the AniMajor after failing to advance through the group stage. Their results mean that they did not earn a direct invite to TI10 and will be returning back home to prepare for the TI10 qualifiers.
SumaiL’s arrival at Team Liquid came after nearly a full year of a competitive break for him. Set to play alongside OG in 2020, SumaiL was only able to compete with them at only a couple of online tournaments. With the absence of open qualifiers, he will now need to find a team that is in need of a player if he hopes to have any chance to attend TI10.
The TI10 closed qualifiers dates are:
- CIS & South America: June 23 to 26
- North America & Southeast Asia: June 30 to July 3
- China & Europe: July 7 to 10
Team Liquid roster
The International 10
The International 10, will be held in Stockholm, Sweden between August 5-15 with a $40,018,195 prize pool on the line. The group stage matches will unfold August 5-8, while the playoffs will kick off on the 10th of the month. At this time there is no official word on whether there will be a live audience at the event.