Popular multi-regional esports organization Team Liquid has announced some changes as the COVID-19 situation continues to worsen. According to an official statement, they will implement a 30-day mandatory work from home rule. Unfortunately, the COVID-19 situation continues to cause plenty of issues for esports organizations, including TL.
Team Liquid co-owners Steve “LiQuiD112” Arhancet and Victor “Nazgul” Goossens penned an open letter to share on the team’s Twitter account. “As an org, we feel that every one of us has a role to play to help prevent the spread of the outbreaks and lessen the risks. Starting today we are implementing mandatory work from home and full facility closures for all Team Liquid staff.” Additionally, the teams will continue to participate in competitions with adjusted safety measures.
— Team Liquid (@TeamLiquid) March 13, 2020
Unfortunately, TL has not been the only organization to face these tough decisions. This morning, the LCS team halted all live-audience, tailgates, and press until further notice. Additionally, teams were expected to continue the competition through a live broadcast via their Los Angeles LCS studio. Since TL won’t be playing at the studio, it is unclear whether other LCS teams will follow behind them.
Saying thanks to the staff
Continuing on with the statement, the co-owners show appreciation for their staff during the sudden viral outbreak. “You are the beating heart of TL. While we navigate this dynamic and daily changing situation together, we feel it’s imperative that the TL family do not feel like you need to choose between your health and work.” Towards the end, they reassure fans that they are actively supporting the team. They will also continue to pay the staff during this situation.
— Steve Arhancet (@LiQuiD112) March 13, 2020
Their Netherlands facility
TL recently revealed its new facility on March 11. Located in their home city Utrecht, Netherlands, they planned to house their EU Headquarters in the new location. As of March 12, however, the Netherlands currently has 503 confirmed cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus, including 5 deaths. Team Liquid is taking extreme precautionary measures to make sure no one’s health is compromised during the global pandemic.
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