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Steve Arhancet

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Steve Arhancet
File:Stevearhancet team liquid ceo.jpg
Born (1981-07-11) July 11, 1981 (age 39)
HometownLeesburg, Virginia
NationalityUnited States
Current teamTeam Liquid
LeagueLeague of Legends Championship Series
GamesLeague of Legends
OrganizerLeague of Legends
Official website
Professional career
2011unRestricted eSports
2011–2015Team Curse
2015–presentTeam Liquid

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Steve Arhancet (born July 11, 1981), also known by his alias LiQuiD112, is a former professional gamer of the multiplayer online battle arena, League of Legends. He is currently the co-CEO and co-owner of Team Liquid.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Arhancet was born in Leesburg, Virginia and is a graduate of James Madison University.[2] Arhancet graduated early with a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA). [2][3] In 2002, Arhancet started working as an Independent Wealth Management Advisor for American Express Financial.[2] In 2006, after nearly five years with the company, Arhancet left American Express to take a higher position at MBO Partners. At MBO he worked as the Director of Consultant Services for six years.

Professional gaming career[edit]

Arhancet started off his competitive gaming career through the Turn-Based Strategy, Civilization IV. In the game, Arhancet owned a competitive team, called Team XXX.[4] In 2011, Arhancet became interested in League of Legends shortly after the launch of the game.[2] Arhancet then expanded Team XXX to League of Legends, in which he was a support player for. Arhancets first tournament was the first season of the National ESL Premier League, but in the group stages, his team was absorbed by unRestricted eSports.[5] On August 25, 2011 Curse Inc. signed the entire unRestricted roster including present day professional players such as Yiliang "Doublelift" Peng, and Eugene “Pobelter” Park. After playing on the roster for a short amount of time, Arhancet stepped down as a player, with Cody "Elementz" Sigfusson to take his place.[6] Arhancet then took the role Director of eSports for Curse Gaming, becoming the manager for the team.[7]

In March 2014, Steve parted ways with Curse Inc. and formed his own company, Competitive eSports, while still retaining the Curse branding. On January 6 2015, Team Curse merged with Team Liquid and Arhancet became co-owner of Team Liquid alongside the original owner, Victor "Nazgul" Goossens.[8][9][10] On September 27, 2016 Team Liquid was bought by aXiomatic, owned by Peter Guber and Ted Leonsis, although Team Liquid retained their name for branding purposes. Arhancet kept his position of co-CEO for Team Liquid, as well as started serving as a director for aXiomatic.[11]


  1. Dave, Paresh (June 11, 2016). "E-sports franchise owners". Retrieved September 23, 2016.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Gaudiosi, John (September 25, 2012). "New Curse Gaming Director Of ESports Steve Arhancet Believes In The Future Of Pro Gaming".
  3. Arhancet, Steve. "Going Solo: Understanding the Bill Rate Question for Project Management Professionals". Retrieved September 23, 2016.
  4. "XXX Interview with LiQuiD112". National ESL. April 15, 2011. Retrieved April 13, 2015.
  5. "unRestricted.LoL". February 11, 2011. Retrieved September 24, 2016.
  6. Rouffa, Jonathan (2011). "Steve 'LiQuiD112' on Curse going to IEM Kiev". Retrieved September 26, 2016.
  7. Steve Arhancet (June 25, 2012). LEAGUE OF LEGENDS - LIQUID112 TEAM CURSE INTERVIEW. IGN. Retrieved September 26, 2016.
  8. "Curse esports activity goes independent including teams, ownership". onGamers. April 14, 2015. Retrieved April 8, 2015.
  9. Jacobs, Harrison (April 21, 2015). "This man left a six-figure job to build a professional video game team that's now one of the biggest in the world". Business Insider. Retrieved January 13, 2016.
  10. Goossens, Victor (January 6, 2015). "Team Liquid and Former Curse Become One". Retrieved September 26, 2016.
  11. "aXiomatic Acquires Controlling Interest in Team Liquid, a Leading Professional Esports Franchise". Business Wire. September 27, 2016. Retrieved September 28, 2016.

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