Skadoodle to CEVO with eLevate

Former iBUYPOWER member Tyler "Skadoodle" Latham will attend the CEVO-P S6 finals with eLevate, Spencer "Hiko" Martin has revealed.

Two weeks ago, Spencer "Hiko" Martin announced on Twitter that he would be playing with eLevate at the CEVO season finals as a replacement for Tyler "Storm" Wood, who is unable to attend the event.

The former Cloud9 member has now revealed a last-minute change to eLevate's line-up for the event as Tyler "Skadoodle" Latham will be filling in for David "Xp3" Garrido.  

Skadoodle, one of the most talented AWPers in North America right now, has been a free agent since the betting scandal that involved his former team, iBUYPOWER.


Skadoodle to play for eLevate in Ohio 

Seven people, including four iBP players, were banned from participating in all Valve-sponsored events for their involvement in a betting ring, with Skadoodle escaping a suspension as, in the words of Lucas "steel" Lopes, "he was the only one with enough integrity to not accept any skins."

Shortly after the scandal broke out, he played for Torqued at Clutch Con, helping the team to secure a top-eight finish in the tournament.

Hiko and Skadoodle are widely expected to stick together and either join a pre-existing team or create their own as they look to attend the upcoming major event, ESL One Cologne. 

In eLevate, the duo will find some of the most in-form players in North America right now, with the team having recently won the Alienware Area 51 Cup and qualified for the FACEIT global finals.

eLevate will face CLG in the semi-finals of the CEVO event, which will take place from April 13-15 at the MLG.tv arena in Columbus, Ohio. The team's lineup for the event is:

United States William "RUSH" Wierzba
United States Daniel "roca" Gustaferri
United States Derek "desi" Branchen
United States Spencer "Hiko" Martin (stand-in)
United States Tyler "Skadoodle" Latham (stand-in)

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United States Tyler 'Skadoodle' Latham
Tyler 'Skadoodle' Latham
Age:
26
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1047
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.59
APR:
0.11
France David 'Xp3' Garrido
David 'Xp3' Garrido
Age:
32
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.92
Maps played:
502
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.13
United States Spencer 'Hiko' Martin
Spencer 'Hiko' Martin
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
917
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.14
Brazil Lucas 'steel' Lopes
Lucas 'steel' Lopes
Age:
26
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
963
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
United States Tyler 'Storm' Wood
Tyler 'Storm' Wood
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.88
Maps played:
86
KPR:
0.59
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
United States William 'RUSH' Wierzba
William 'RUSH' Wierzba
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
993
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
United States Derek 'desi' Branchen
Derek 'desi' Branchen
Age:
27
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
349
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.13
United States Daniel 'roca' Gustaferri
Daniel 'roca' Gustaferri
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
620
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.13
gg
2015-04-11 23:48
GG EZ
2015-04-11 23:58
who to what?
2015-04-12 00:43
To everyone
2015-04-12 01:04
-skadoodle + mOE Best line-up NA Stomp EU scene no problem
2015-04-12 05:35
nt moe
2015-04-12 05:47
nice fake account mOE .. noobshit .. you are the worst competitive player I have seen .. such temperament .. such language .. just learn to control yourself before you play the game .. noob
2015-04-13 21:11
thats the f***ing dream team right there!!! the hype is real
2015-04-11 23:49
Replace RUSH with someone like n0thing or shroud or tarik and you're all good!
2015-04-12 01:49
would like nitr0 to be in there aswell
2015-04-12 07:41
tarik? rofl. just because he got popular on twitch, every pleb nigger thinks he's good. He's utter shit, and doesn't belong on CLG.
2015-04-12 23:22
nt steel
2015-04-13 19:25
Er du retarda? Stats sier ingenting til deg? Gå og legg deg
2015-04-14 14:49
Nahhh it's not.
2015-04-12 18:20
n1
2015-04-11 23:49
#92
kennyS | 
Turkey J1T_T3R 
i read your name "stand-in" lol
2015-04-12 01:30
I forgive you :D
2015-04-12 01:31
roca <3
2015-04-11 23:49
dream team Kreygasm
2015-04-11 23:50
ez ibp
2015-04-11 23:50
n1
2015-04-11 23:50
#1
2015-04-11 23:51
Who will call? Storm/Xp3 out and desi sucks calling and we all know it.
2015-04-11 23:52
#24
vsm | 
Sweden deejaro 
rocas calling
2015-04-11 23:58
since when?
2015-04-12 00:41
He is. deejaro said so.
2015-04-12 01:52
HLTV confirmed
2015-04-12 02:01
#106
vsm | 
Sweden deejaro 
he confirmed it on esea forums, hes been calling in xp3's absense from league matches as well
2015-04-12 02:03
Holy shit that team. Desi + skadoodle + hiko will break everyone else.
2015-04-11 23:52
Don't forget roca... That guy is a fucking monster
2015-04-12 01:21
+1
2015-04-12 03:49
Replace RUSH with n0thing/shroud/tarik and you're set. Sorry but RUSH isn't that good on LAN, shrug.
2015-04-12 04:11
n0thing may have a good skill, but his incosistency just blows him out in comparison with shroud or tarik. i would personally go with shroud and if possible -> -roca +tarik. roca may be good, but tarik has the finest aim in NA and can have a bigger impact overall.
2015-04-12 05:34
tarik finest aim na kek roca aim > tarik aim Tarik might be a better player overall (still very debatable) because he can awp well sometimes and might have better gamesense, but roca aim when roca is playing normal is waaaay better than tariks
2015-04-16 17:13
#168
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Finland jayss 
Desi is the worst player in this team.
2015-04-12 18:16
roca and RUSH are not better than him
2015-04-13 17:56
progress
2015-04-11 23:53
#19
tarik | 
Yugoslavia bleaq 
aw yiss
2015-04-11 23:53
#20
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Brazil Collee 
Ez for ptr
2015-04-11 23:53
now all they need is nitr0 and adreN and it will be a team of 5 ex-ibp members
2015-04-11 23:55
ez for hikolevate
2015-04-11 23:57
wat
2015-04-11 23:57
top 1 NA :D
2015-04-11 23:58
#27
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Europe GytiZ 
overrated.
2015-04-12 00:00
I don't think so cause I just got a boner.
2015-04-12 11:53
That is a nice lineup now :D
2015-04-12 00:00
Good lineup for what you could get out of NA atm.
2015-04-12 00:01
*best
2015-04-12 00:05
Best= -rush +nitr0/elige
2015-04-12 00:23
Kappa right?
2015-04-12 01:04
what about that post implies he isn't serious?
2015-04-12 01:26
nitr0's a better player than Rush.
2015-04-12 01:55
offline maybe but they need rush to qualify online for lans
2015-04-12 18:11
nitr0 has played perfectly well on LAN. To a better standard than RUSH, that's for sure.
2015-04-12 19:05
NVM get what you're saying and can't edit it... But nitr0 is better than RUSH online too.
2015-04-12 19:17
Well, I don't really agree. The team doesn't have a solid caller right now. That will most likely play in to how well this team does at the finals.
2015-04-12 01:57
ez winerino
2015-04-12 00:01
roca, hiko, desi, ska me likey
2015-04-12 00:02
rip igl
2015-04-12 00:03
great !! go skaaa
2015-04-12 00:05
#35
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Macau fAKEs2j 
GREAT
2015-04-12 00:07
Top 1 NA easy
2015-04-12 00:07
TOP1 Barack Obama Confirms!!
2015-04-12 00:07
You know a scene is dead when you start to think this lineup is a dreamteam.
2015-04-12 00:08
It's dead for another 9 months assuming the rest of the iBP lineup gets unbanned after a year. This may be the "dreamteam" of what is left.
2015-04-12 00:12
NA dreamteam would probably be Hiko Skadoodle Nitro Roca Elige And if NA gets a good IGL -Roca/Elige
2015-04-12 02:31
Roca elige skadoodle hiko desi
2015-04-12 00:11
#45
Sweden infx 
would be sick
2015-04-12 00:13
Hiko Skadoodle n0thing elige Shroud Shroud/n0thing could give the calls ezly
2015-04-12 18:15
#41
Sweden infx 
-rush +naf-fly
2015-04-12 00:13
wow people still hyped about NA scene ayyyyyyyyyy
2015-04-12 00:13
DaZed has to be pleased.
2015-04-12 00:13
Holy is this what Hiko meant with "I fully intend to still play pro and have been working on a lineup for the past two months" This could be the new lineup his working on?!?!!?.
2015-04-12 00:17
#50
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Finland FRGVN 
eLevate top1 NA.. ELiGE when he saw this: "fff..... fuck me sideways."
2015-04-12 00:17
Not really Liquid prob pays better
2015-04-12 00:24
#78
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Finland FRGVN 
well yeah thats true but I'd like to think that a young player like elige would like to be in the better team of the two.
2015-04-12 01:12
#79
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Finland FRGVN 
didnt let me edit for some reason but.. also I'm pretty sure that team like this is gonna attract some new organization just like c9 liquid or tsm, from those that havent been into cs:go yet.
2015-04-12 01:13
tarik and ptr too
2015-04-12 05:13
ROFL omg its Hiko + ska + 3 standins
2015-04-12 00:18
+1
2015-04-12 00:57
#59
NAF | 
Canada ozboz 
I fucking called this months ago! I said hiko and ska replace storm and xp3
2015-04-12 00:24
Hope they are doing good. Would be lovely to see hiko and ska in action!
2015-04-12 00:27
wondering how he performs after awp update
2015-04-12 00:27
watch his stream he is still #1
2015-04-12 00:58
#62
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Denmark Baitvice 
GG WP ez pz
2015-04-12 00:28
Will be fun to see them play, hope they play good. #NAcomeback
2015-04-12 00:29
#65
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China Ava1ondraGon 
Dream team. hope they can have a good IGN.
2015-04-12 00:33
Beautiful. What eLevate might lack at CEVO finals being without their IGL and one of their better players, Hiko and Ska will definitely make up for. Can't wait to see them play!
2015-04-12 00:33
desi is igl
2015-04-12 01:27
Roca is calling.
2015-04-12 02:23
rip every other team in this cevo lan
2015-04-12 00:38
This team is basically my current NA dream team
2015-04-12 01:15
#83
Canada jKr` 
that team is sick. rush and roca, on a good day, can destroy a team by themselves. desi is also a very good player. I will think if they go far @cevo, they will join elevate, maybe end up as EG??????? who knows. At least I get to see my fav player, skadoodle, play again :D
2015-04-12 01:16
Elevate,plsssssss continue this lineup after the finals!
2015-04-12 01:19
CLG beat iBuyPower with Hiko so this should still be ez for them.
2015-04-12 01:20
I really wouldn go by online games.
2015-04-12 01:53
gg elevate will win cevo finals
2015-04-12 01:20
#88
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United States ferdog 
Elevate will win CEVO ez
2015-04-12 01:25
#95
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France Kairos1g 
Nobody left from the original line up basically
2015-04-12 01:46
this is such a sick lineup
2015-04-12 01:48
any reason why xp3 doesnt play or was he just replaced?
2015-04-12 01:49
couldn`t get a visa. at least that's the statement
2015-04-12 02:05
eLevate is going to win for sure...
2015-04-12 02:10
ITS HAPPENING
2015-04-12 02:11
#111
rain | 
Estonia save-9 
so they are making a last minute dream team
2015-04-12 02:14
#114
ScreaM | 
Dominican Republic casxd 
GG
2015-04-12 02:33
SKA-DOOOOOOOOOODLEEEEEE! If it works for this event, please let this become a real team...
2015-04-12 03:45
Im wooting that Skadoodle is back in action, but I'm quite scared about the results. He's very accustomed to scoping in while he's moving since that's what he always does during CS:GO and AVA. I hope his career isn't over after the awp nerf update.
2015-04-12 04:14
#122
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Ireland conoR- 
IGL = Desi Keepo
2015-04-12 05:27
this line up will be insane
2015-04-12 05:29
I'll be surprised if this doesn't turn out to be there future lineup. Solid team.
2015-04-12 05:35
StandinLevate
2015-04-12 06:31
#161
Gux | 
Sweden EczeL  
StandiLevate
2015-04-12 12:14
Finally Ska is back in the saddle. My favorite CS player.
2015-04-12 06:34
#130
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India transformer 
this current lineup of elevate looks too good. Mix of younger players+experienced players.
2015-04-12 06:36
[*] Elige
2015-04-12 06:38
lets goooo
2015-04-12 07:05
lol best NA team is now made
2015-04-12 07:19
eh..maybe i hope rush, roca, desi doesnt choke on lan i heard summit 40bombed them on lan
2015-04-12 07:24
wow....they really wanna win this lan.
2015-04-12 07:25
Roca, desi, hiko, Ska. If RUSH steps up a bit, that's a lineup able to kick some asses on NA. But I don't see eLevate replacing Xp3 and Storm atm.
2015-04-12 07:40
Yea go NABOYS
2015-04-12 07:42
"unable to attend" more like payed off so he shuts up and pretends to be sick
2015-04-12 07:43
lulz
2015-04-12 07:46
ez win... best team of american.
2015-04-12 07:47
-RUSH +nitr0 and you have Hiko's secret team...
2015-04-12 07:57
NA's BEST HOPE
2015-04-12 09:06
desi, skadoodle, nitro, hiko, shroud...best NA.
2015-04-12 09:24
AZK, Steel, Skadoodle, Hiko, Swag with Dazed as the coach gg.
2015-04-12 10:28
That is iBP with Hiko instead of Dazed which got banned which they deserved..
2015-04-12 19:08
how is this even allowed?
2015-04-12 09:25
People are overhyping him too much. Has anyone thought about whether or not he has even adapted to the AWP Nerf? From what I saw on the first clip, he liked to move while scoped in, that's how he got a lot of aggressive awp kills. With the Nerf and his absence from CS go since the scandal, I find it hard to believe he will perform as well as he did back then with IBP.
2015-04-12 09:45
#177
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Greece her-1g 
+1. ska made his name from his aggressive awp style. I dont think that he is the same player anymore. This awp tweak might "buff" 1.6 awpers like sgares(even though he didnt awp too much in 1.6)
2015-04-12 20:57
now -rush +steel easy =D
2015-04-12 10:06
new top1 na
2015-04-12 10:14
EZ Murica
2015-04-12 10:22
Ska best awp NA
2015-04-12 10:27
shroud to ELEVATE PLOX
2015-04-12 10:27
Best
2015-04-12 10:48
new top murica team
2015-04-12 11:09
Skadoodle to save the motherfucking day yeah!
2015-04-12 11:28
Just add Ska and Hiko perma and remove RUSH and add n1tro, best na with hopes at euro tourneys
2015-04-12 12:06
Rush anchor
2015-04-12 15:54
Free Swag and let him join alongside nitr0 and we are all set! Lets fuckin go!!!
2015-04-12 16:39
Even with this setup they're good already and have good chances... i'd rather see skadoodle + hiko in c9 -shazam -sgares would be good sgares could maybe be coach
2015-04-12 18:13
Gg
2015-04-12 19:20
#174
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Netherlands K1NGBOAZ 
bb storm bb xp3. They will be removed ''oficially'' after this event. HLTV CONFIRMED.
2015-04-12 19:22
This is basically an NA dream team imo. If they switched skadoodle for nitro - that would be he only way it could be improved (nitro more versatile).
2015-04-12 19:29
#176
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Greece her-1g 
desi skadoodle and hiko should form a team. imo they need 1 experienced player(like storm) and one more fragger like roca.
2015-04-12 20:56
adreN + nitr0 > ROCA + rush
2015-04-12 23:23
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