Gabriel “Bwipo” Rau has announced during his stream that he won’t be a part of the Team Liquid LCS roster in the upcoming season. He will still be on the team but as a content creator.
TL built one of the strongest-looking rosters on paper last year. With Bwipo, Santorin, Bjergsen, Hans sama, and CoreJJ, Team Liquid looked unstoppable. However, things did not go as planned. The organization failed to compete at any international tournaments. Which means that they failed to win anything worthy throughout the season. Bwipo announced on his stream that he will not be a part of the Team Liquid LCS roster in the upcoming season. He will still work under the Liquid roof but as a content creator.
Bwipo’s professional career started in the second divisions of the European League of Legends competition. mCon esports, Enigma Esports Benelux, Sensei Esports, Sector One, Dark Passage, RoX, and nDurance Gaming were his stops before joining Fnatic. He first signed with Fnatic to be their substitute top laner. However, he then took the jersey from sOAZ and became one of the most important players of FNC. He won two LEC titles, and lost four LEC Grand Finals. Apart from that, he also reached the MSI 2018 Semifinals and Worlds 2018 Grand Final. Bwipo competed in four Worlds tournaments before joining Team Liquid.
Team Liquid’s roster looked solid on paper but the organization failed to achieve anything worthy last season. They placed third at LCS 2022 Spring Playoffs and fourth at LCS 2022 Championship, failing to qualify for any of the international events.
Bwipo mentioned that he will not be a part of the Team Liquid LCS 2023 roster during his stream. According to the Belgian top laner, he reached out to all the LCS teams but none of them were interested in signing him. That is why he will take at least one split off and pursue content creation.