Chinese organization Flash Gaming is currently in discussion with Valve to replace TyLoo at the upcoming Boston Major, per multiple sources. Flash has asked to receive stickers as part of the compensation if they are to agree to play later this month. They have expressed they will still play if they don’t receive stickers though.
The lineup attending the Challengers stage would be YuLun “Summer” Cai, QiFang “Karsa” Su, YuanZhang “Attacker” Sheng, Andrew “kaze” Khong and Kunhua “LOVEYY” Bai. LOVEYY’s visa application has been accepted after being rejected two times previously and will receive his passport next week. A source explained that coach ZhengHui “z8z” Liu has also been informed he will receive his passport in the coming days.
It was reported just over a week ago that TyLoo would withdraw from the ELEAGUE Major as a result of roster issues. 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. Flash Gaming is the obvious replacement for TyLoo because they finished third place in the Asia Minor in October. It is now just a matter of logistics that will determine if they will attend the event.