TyLoo is expected to withdraw from the Boston ELEAGUE Major in the coming days, according to multiple sources. Heroic head coach Luis “Peacemaker” Tadeu and the TyLoo organization had been in negotiations about him standing-in at the Major, but weren’t able to come to an agreement. One source explained that Peacemaker had asked for a percentage of all TyLoo stickers if he were to play for the team.
The situation began as a result of Hansel “BnTet” Ferdinand being unable to acquire a VISA to play in the Challengers stage next month. Due to the ELEAGUE rulebook, Peacemaker is the only eligible replacement for BnTet. He was their coach when they placed second in the Asia Minor Championship, which qualified them to play in the Challengers stage in Boston.
In a twitlonger post following the Minor, Peacemaker announced his departure with the organization and cited the language barrier as the main reason. Last week, he signed a permanent deal with Heroic following a trial period that started in November. Peacemaker has been the head coach of seven professional teams since the beginning of 2016, including Team Liquid who reached the final of a Major at ESL One Cologne 2016.
TyLoo had yet to qualify for a Major in CS:GO until Valve changed the format to include Major Qualifier teams in the Major itself with the Challengers stage. It is unclear at this time who is eligible to replace TyLoo or if their stickers will remain available for purchase. Flash Gaming finished 3rd place at the Asia Minor in October, making them the next team in line from that region.