Samson ‘Lourlo’ Jackson is a professional cyber athlete playing League of Legends for Team Liquid. He takes on the position of top laner performing his best playstyle with LOL characters like Irelia, Nidalee and Camille.
When Jackson is not gaming, he loves to take his lunch break with his friends eating his favourite Italian food like lasagna and perhaps for dessert he would opt for a Cheesecake. His favourite tv show at the moment include Game of Thrones, Black Mirror and a Japanese superhero manga series, My Hero Academia. While offseason is in full swing, he loves the company of his family and friends going out for dinner or drinks.
Where it all began:
When Samson was around 9 or 10, he began playing the video game Magic: The Gathering and still plays it to this day. There were also others he previously played such as Minecraft, Bloodline Champions, CS: GO, Hearthstone, Diablo 3 and World of Warcraft and still does while off season.
When Jackson was around 12, League of Legends was released and has practiced the game ever since. His pro career took off when he joined Team Storm in 2014 and moved on to play with Counter Logic Gaming before competing for Team Liquid.
Team Liquid is an esports gaming company that acquired Team Curse who were based in The Netherlands. In 2010, the association started out with a team competing in StarCraft. With esports trends growing, today Liquid supports more squads that compete in League of Legends, CS: GO, Smash, Street Fighter, Halo, FIFA and Hearthstone. Liquid Dota 2 have won the most recent International 7 winning the highest prize of $10 million.
Team Liquid created their League of Legends unit in January 2015 starting out with Team Curse players. Since the beginning roster changes took place to make up the best LOL squad. Today TL lineup consists of Lourlo, Reignover, Dardoch, Mickey, Goldenglue, Piglet and Matt, who will work together to ultimately reach their goal to win League of Legends events.
Competition Participation and Winnings:
The first ever esports tournament that Lourlo participated in was the EPS NA XI Finals while playing for Team Storm. From year to year, Lourlo attended the LOL events from 2015 until 2017, at the NA LCS Spring and Summer leagues with CLG and with Team Liquid.
Lourlo and Liquid won their most recent LOL tournament at the 2018 North American LCS Summer Promotion. The unit defeated Phoenix1 to qualify for the next LOL event, LCS Spring Split that will take place next year.
The greatest accomplishment so far for Lourlo and Liquid was at the Intel Extreme Masters XI Gyeonggi. On their way up the brackets, LOL squad beat top esports teams like Dark Passage and Giants Gaming. Liquid managed to reach the semi-finals but lost to Samsung Galaxy, finishing in third place to win their highest reward of $10K.
Team Liquid’s second win was at the LOL event in 2016, North American LCS Spring. The unit went through the Quarterfinals playing against NRG Esports to whom they won the record of 3-0. Reaching the Semi-finals, Liquid lost to CLG. The losers in the semis, IMT and Team Liquid got to compete for their chance to rank third in the event but failed to Immortals to finish in fourth, winning a prize of $10K.