BnTeT Struck With Visa Issues Yet Again
TYLOO’s star player Hansel “BnTeT” Ferdinand will not be able to make it to Atlanta for the ELEAGUE Major 2018 due to visa issues, the player has revealed on Twitter. The news will surely be a setback for TYLOO, who have been preparing intensely for this major but will now have to continue without their Indonesian superstar.
I will be not attending the eleague major qual because of the visa issues, already do my best to get the visa but still got rejected. gl everyone, especially my teammates tyloo and @bondik_hr so happy for you guys ❤️ This us visa thing will not let me down 👊🏻
— Hansel Ferdinand (@BnTeTCSGO) December 13, 2017
It’s not the first time BnTeT has experienced visa issues, as he missed the StarLadder i-League StarSeries Season 3 event in Kiev for the same reason. In Kiev, it was Vici’s player Weilje “zhokiNg” Zhong who came to TYLOO’s rescue. Nonetheless, TYLOO were still not able to make it out of group play and came last together with UYA.
Who Will Replace BnTeT?
However, the question remains. Who will replace BnTeT? With Valve’s very strict rules, TYLOO’s options are very limited. The only possible substitute is TYLOO’s ex-coach Luis “peacemaker” Tadeu. Peacemaker parted ways with TYLOO in November to trial as Heroic’s head coach, and recently signed an extended contract with Heroic as well.
Of course, this put peacemaker in a very precarious position. Peacemaker had to decide whether to help his past teammates or to stick with his new Danish friends. In the end, peacemaker decided to save his Chinese brothers, and with Heroic’s approval will be taking BnTeT’s spot to fight for a place in the ELEAGUE Major. On Twitter, peacemaker said how hard the decision was for him:
As its been announced, I will be playing the Major Qualifier for @tyloogaming. Mixed up feelings, big responsability ahead of me and at the same time a dreaming coming true after years of dedication to this game as a amateur player/professional coach.
— Luis Peacemaker (@peacemakercsgo) December 15, 2017
Even though TYLOO will be taking part with peacemaker as a stand-in, the Chinese will look to build on their success from the ROG Masters 2017 Grand Finals in Kuala Lumpur, where they finished second. While TYLOO lost their Indonesian superstar, they still have their Ukranian powerhouse Vladyslav “bondik” Nechyporchuk. Bondik is on loan from HellRaisers, and has been wreaking havoc with TYLOO in the Asian scene. TYLOO’s roster is going into the Major’s is as follows:
- 🇨🇳 Ke “Mo” Liu
- 🇨🇳 Hui “DD” Wu
- 🇨🇳 HaoWen “somebody” Xu
- 🇺🇦 Vladyslav “bondik” Nechyporchuk
- 🇧🇷 Luis “peacemaker” Tadeu
Cover photo courtesy of HLTV.ORG
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