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Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

Tyloo's new year is off to a rocky start

The coach and two players have left, with one player suspended.

  • Text: Sam Bishop
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According to a report by HLTV, Chinese team Tyloo have parted ways with two players, YuanZhang "AttackeR" Sheng and YuLun "fancy1" Cai, as well as their coach QiFang "Karsa" Su. Not only that, but HaoWen "somebody" Xu has also been suspended for contacting other teams.

The same report also claims that AttackeR, fancy1, and somebody have been banned from other tournaments like ESL due to contacting players from other teams. Tyloo will attend the WESG 2016 World Finals without these players, however, and will use stand-ins at the event on January 12, with the full roster now consisting of Ke "Mo" Liu, Hui "DD" Wu, Zhen "HZ" Huang, LiKan "ryk" Luo, and Lei "bottle" Mao.

A statement from AttackeR, Karsa, fancy1, and somebody indicates that the players weren't under contract, however. "First of all, the players never actually had a contract in writing with TyLoo," the statement says. "The organisation promised that the players would have the same basic salary for every single player but they failed their promise. DD, and fancy1 were later offered more salary but were told to not tell this to other teammates. DD accepted, fancy1 refused."

"This caused resentment for attacker, somebody, and Karsa. The organisation didn't keep their promise to pay everyone the same salary so players decided to leave. Then TyLoo made an alliance with the event organisers to ban the players." They also promise a "more detailed statement" tomorrow.

Tyloo also gave an official statement from Tyloo as well. "Since Tyloo CS:GO team returned to China after the Eleague Major Qualifier, team coach Qifang Su (Karsa) and player Yulun Cai (fancy1) have been contacting [...] other organisation[s], while still in the contract period, and also persuaded teammates to join the other organisation. The behavior has not only damaged the good relationship with the company, but also stimulated internal conflicts in the team."

"After serious consultations, the company has make the following decisions:

1. Discharges Qifang Su's (Karsa) position as team coach.
2. Yulun Cai (fancy1) and Yuanzhang Sheng (AttackeR) into inactive status, banned to represent TYLOO participating any events.
3. Haowen Xu (somebody) into suspension.

We also want to thanks to Hui Wu (DD) and Ke Liu (Mo) for trusting the company in any situation."

Tyloo also allegedly said that AttackeR recently signed a contract that would expire in 2019, and fancy1 and somebody's contracts expired at the end of February this year.

Do you think the stand-ins will be successful?

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Photo: Tyloo