Jonathan ‘EliGE’ Jablonowski is an American cyber athlete competing in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive for Team Liquid. He is the entry fragger performing his best in every single match, to create CS game strategies, getting kills with his favourite weapons the AK, the M4A1 and the Negev. Liquid EliGE prefers to play Counter-Strike with the map Cache, giving the team the opportunity to win esports matches.
Jablonowski’s alias was derived from the Spanish translation of the word ‘select’, after the favourite StarCraft 2 player SeleCT. His goals with Team Liquid is to hopefully progress through the qualifiers to win a Major esport tournament and to be the North America's best team.
Where it all began:
Jonathan started out his gaming career with Counter Strike 1.6 and then moved on to play StarCraft 2 competing seriously for the next three years. A day before the WCS America Season 2 qualifier they completely changed the matchup that he was prepared for which led to his losing the match. Due to this EliGE quit SC2 and began training in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.
At the time EliGE took up CS: GO, he was studying at High School and practicing Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. A challenge in itself to keep up his commitments, EliGE was named Carbondale’s Scholar of the Year 2015.
Team Liquid is a gaming company that was founded in 2000 with its headquarters based in The Netherlands. The association started out with a squad competing in StarCraft II to become one of the most successful teams. Understanding the potential of esports, the club grew to support more units that play video games like League of Legends, Hearthstone, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Dota 2, Smash, Halo, Street Fighter and FIFA. They are also worldly known for their informative website dedicated to esports events, pro teams and professional players.
Team Liquid created their CS: GO roster in 2015, acquiring the former Denial Esports players. To be the best Counter-Strike team, Liquid signed on the professional players, nitr0, EliGE, jdm64, Stanislaw and Twistzz. Together they have boosted their morale and picked up their CS strategies to win esports tournaments.
Competition Participation and Winnings:
The great achievement for Team Liquid was at ESL One Cologne 2016. The squad finished in second place reaching the semis against another top team SK Gaming, claiming their highest prize winnings of $150K.
Another accomplishment on for Liquid CS: GO was at the MLG Major Championship: Colombus 2016. The Counter Strike unit finished in fourth place losing to Luminosity Gaming with the score 0-2 to scoop their second highest reward of $70K.
TL’s recent participation in the ESL One: New York 2017, The CS: GO team reached the semi-finals but were defeated by Faze Clan with the score 0-3 even though they lost they were proud to claim a reward of $50K.