TyLoo sign AttackeR

LucasAM
March 11th, 2016 20:47

YuanZhang "AttackeR" Sheng returns to TyLoo in a bid to become China's top team, and top prospect YuLun "fancy1" Cai tells us about where the team currently stands and what lies ahead.

Quanqing "qz" Wu, a player barred from playing in official Valve backed tournaments due to a VAC banned account which caused TYLOO to be disqualified from IEM Taipei, has been replaced by YuanZhang "AttackeR" Sheng—a 19 year old up and coming Chinese talent.


AttackeR rejoins TyLoo, where he played in 2014

TYLOO's new lineup will hit the ground running starting this weekend playing in the Asian qualifier for a spot at the Dreamhack Masters in Malmö. Other tournaments they will be in attendance include the Chinese Super League and WCA, among others.

Taking advantage of the changes happening in the team, we seized the opportunity to talk to TYLOO's YuLun "Summer" Cai about the player swap and how it is giving the team a new direction:

First of all, tell us about the lineup change—why did you choose AttackeR as the replacement for qz? Will that affect the roles within the team in any way? 

AttackeR is the best choice because Mo and I already had a relationship with him, since we played together back in 2014 when he was in TyLoo. We already know what kind of change to expect when he joins the team. Since qz was our primary AWPer and caller, the roles will indeed change. I will take over the calling while different players will pick up the AWP depending on the map being played.

Where do you and your team stand on the issue of qz’s old account being VAC banned? Do you think disqualifying you from IEM Taipei was a fair decision by ESL and Valve? How was the mood in the team when you heard the news about the disqualification?

ESL can’t be blamed, they had no other option. About Valve’s decision, they have their own reasons. We would have liked to have the opportunity to negotiate with Valve and solve the problem. 

When our team manager, Kindy, talked to the organizers and they told us we were disqualified we were shocked because we were fully prepared to play in Taipei. 

In addition to missing IEM Taipei, you were also unable to make it to the SL i-League StarSeries XIV Finals in Belarus as you lost a very close best of five final against CyberZen. That prevented you from facing the world's best teams, has it affected your motivation in any way (for better or worse)?

It was really unacceptable to lose the StarSeries i-League China final, but I did not lose my motivation. Defeat only encourages me to find our problems and try to improve upon them.

Due to the reasons exposed in the previous question the international audience has not had a chance to see you [fancy1] play against the world's best, but you are regarded as one of the top prospects in Asia. Rumor has it there were offers from other big Chinese organizations to build a team around you, but you decided to stay in TyLoo—can you tell us anything more about your reasons for staying?

Playing for TyLoo has been my dream ever since I first started playing FPS games. It is a stable eSports club and I really enjoy the living and practicing conditions I have here. I also like my teammates and our manager—we have a great time. If I go to another club, I am not sure I could do my best. The most important thing is that we all have the same dream, and I hope I can fulfill it with my teammates!

How serious of a project will this new TyLoo team be, are you all salaried players? How much will you practice, will you have a coach? If so, what will he do exactly? What are your team's goals for 2016?

I am a full time player and I will practice at least 10 hours per day. As far as a coach goes, we invited ex-Wings’s in-game leader QiFang "Karsa" Su to coach us. He will supervise our training, study tactics, help improve our communication, and assist me with the team’s leadership.

You will be playing the Chinese Super League, WCA, Dreamhack Masters Malmö qualifiers, potentially a new upcoming Valve Minor, and perhaps other tournaments that arise. What is the main focus for the next few months? And who do you think will be your main rivals in China after the holiday break?

We will focus on improving our chemistry. The most important thing is to improve our communication, since it has been bad before.

There are many new teams in China and we don’t know their true strength. AllGamers could possibly be the best one out of these new teams, but our main rivals will still be CyberZen, of course. 

In the first three and a half years since CS:GO launched the teams from the Chinese scene haven’t been able to achieve anything notable, yet it seems 2016 will bring a rise in professionalism. Why do you think this is happening? is it due to an increased amount of sponsors, more viewers, more players? What has changed in the last year?

I think this is due to Valve promoting the game more. They are starting to give Asia more importance, and some other domestic games had created a bottleneck. I always thought CS:GO was the best and most mature option, as well as the most obvious one.

TyLoo's new lineup:

China YuLun "Summer" Cai
China Ke "Mo" Liu
China Hui "DD" Wu
China HaoWen "somebody" Xu
China YuanZhang "AttackeR" Sheng

China QiFang "Karsa" Su (coach) 

China Quanqing 'qz' Wu
Quanqing 'qz' Wu
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
83
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.13
China Hui 'DD' Wu
Hui 'DD' Wu
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
662
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.16
China Ke 'Mo' Liu
Ke 'Mo' Liu
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
628
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.12
China YuLun 'Summer' Cai
YuLun 'Summer' Cai
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
640
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.15
China QiFang 'Karsa' Su
QiFang 'Karsa' Su
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.95
Maps played:
286
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.15
China YuanZhang 'AttackeR' Sheng
YuanZhang 'AttackeR' Sheng
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
633
KPR:
0.79
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
China HaoWen 'somebody' Xu
HaoWen 'somebody' Xu
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
674
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
#1
kaboose | 
Finland fe11owH 
COOL!
2016-03-11 20:47
#30
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Canada Vcoss 
first
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second
2016-03-11 20:47
NICEEEEEEEEEE
2016-03-11 20:53
#48
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Bangladesh smallzoid 
top 1 inc MARK MY WORDS PEOPLE
2016-03-11 21:01
hello evil japan HeyGuys
2016-03-11 22:11
u haad that copied u fuckboy
2016-03-11 20:47
lol nope i edited the post
2016-03-11 20:48
gj mate
2016-03-11 20:48
no u r
2016-03-11 20:55
EZ FOR ENCE
2016-03-11 21:15
ez for ence
2016-03-11 20:47
n1
2016-03-11 20:47
#5
apEX | 
Brazil nove 
ez for mongolz
2016-03-11 20:47
nb1
2016-03-11 20:47
7th
2016-03-11 20:47
#8
shox | 
United Kingdom Swathe 
gg
2016-03-11 20:47
Expected
2016-03-11 20:47
#11
ARTeMis | 
Australia zebO 
a
2016-03-11 20:47
NICE!!
2016-03-11 20:47
nice
2016-03-11 20:48
#14
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Lithuania D1zr3t 
gg major ez win
2016-03-11 20:47
#15
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Sweden yayer 
why 2?
2016-03-11 20:47
s
2016-03-11 20:47
#17
Norway exzu 
a
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f
2016-03-11 20:47
Who sign who?
2016-03-11 20:47
awesome!
2016-03-11 20:47
gl
2016-03-11 20:47
kjc
2016-03-11 20:47
1
2016-03-11 20:47
kl
2016-03-11 20:47
thank mr friberg
2016-03-11 20:47
:}
2016-03-11 20:47
#27
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Finland GradeAUnderA 
who
2016-03-11 20:47
nice!
2016-03-11 20:47
#31
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United Kingdom Dandenio 
NICE
2016-03-11 20:47
Great player!
2016-03-11 20:48
who
2016-03-11 20:48
yay
2016-03-11 20:49
they need defendeR tho
2016-03-11 20:50
#67
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Portugal dracø 
a good attack is the best defense, they got this!
2016-03-11 21:38
u play dota2? spirit breaker says attack is best diffence lol
2016-03-12 09:21
#41
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Germany GODNiKo 
who cares
2016-03-11 20:51
just take Savage and win everything
2016-03-11 20:52
attacker much better than savage....
2016-03-12 08:55
Savage never show respect to anyone, don't like him
2016-03-12 09:22
tl;dr
2016-03-11 20:53
Chinese players have such shit names
2016-03-11 20:54
Savage would kick the shit out of you:)
2016-03-12 03:40
and how is that relevant?
2016-03-12 15:06
"machinegun".
2016-03-12 15:39
rofl
2016-03-13 11:04
nt fakeflagging, almost every asian cs player has a shitty name
2016-03-13 20:46
At the end of 2016 easily TyLoo > NA
2016-03-11 20:55
You mean currently
2016-03-11 21:39
We never saw this line up in action but I guess they would currently beat them as well
2016-03-11 21:40
Rip crazyguy
2016-03-11 21:01
TyLoo > Fnatic
2016-03-11 21:03
#51
Xeno | 
Netherlands Xenoo 
Nice interview.
2016-03-11 21:03
Attacker! Kunkka
2016-03-11 21:03
gl
2016-03-11 21:03
ho lee sheet glhf!
2016-03-11 21:05
gl!
2016-03-11 21:09
#56
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Denmark STATiC^ 
Can someone from China tell me what happend to Crazyguy? That guy were a beast! :-/
2016-03-11 21:13
#59
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Argentina EnvyJ 
Wasn't crazyguy vietnamese?
2016-03-11 21:21
#60
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Denmark STATiC^ 
Dno :o
2016-03-11 21:24
he is, was playing on Skyred with j0hnnyP, cLB, Zac and d@rklord but they were dropped by the org because there were some throwing accusations going around so they've not really been around much.
2016-03-11 22:26
#89
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Denmark STATiC^ 
Damn.. Thanks alot for the info!
2016-03-11 23:33
#92
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China Maltose 
plz stop relating crazygay with chinese, he isn't a chinese at all
2016-03-12 02:51
#124
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Denmark STATiC^ 
Relax i thought he was :) But now i know he is vietnamese.
2016-03-12 20:06
XD
2016-03-11 21:27
qz got fucked
2016-03-11 21:31
fancy1 calling? :x GL f0restwOw
2016-03-11 21:38
asian flamie
2016-03-11 21:38
#71
Tunisia edgg 
fulltime practicing 10 hours a day.. the end of EU domination is near
2016-03-11 21:45
#72
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Yugoslavia ToBeHonest 
?
2016-03-11 21:49
Now they just need to add defender and they are complete
2016-03-11 21:51
#74
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Japan UseYourBrain 
74th
2016-03-11 21:52
#75
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Germany NjiNjiNji 
-somebody +loveyy
2016-03-11 22:02
Loveyy has a real job so it seems he will not become a full-time cs player
2016-03-12 09:25
#116
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Germany NjiNjiNji 
gotta be a pretty sick ass job to not go pro in cs
2016-03-12 09:58
LOVEYY Chinese top1 csgo players, no doublt
2016-03-13 10:31
#76
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Brazil hugoooo 
Add Savage and we will have Asia finally making a true comeback to the scene.
2016-03-11 22:02
-somebody +Savage then yeah
2016-03-11 22:38
#93
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China Maltose 
savage come back to pro cs scene is becoz his old friend---the boss of cyberzen team asked savage to comeback and help him to build up a team, so savage is just playing for his friend, no way could any other team gets him from now
2016-03-12 02:55
#94
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Brazil hugoooo 
Are you $ure?
2016-03-12 03:04
#95
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China Maltose 
well he didnt say he wont join other team but its true that cbz's boss asked him to build team for him. there were 3 plans to build the cbz team plan A - recruit some young talent (but they couldn't find enough) plan B - sign the ex-qeeyou team and savage/tb coach them plan C - bring tb and savage back and build a team around them ↑savage said these on his stream before, but at last they mix plan B and plan C,thats wht cyberzen consisted of.
2016-03-12 03:10
Whats his stream? I cant seem find it.
2016-03-12 05:10
#106
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China Maltose 
he and tb used to stream on douyutv,but now they moved to huomaotv, go to huomaotv.cn and search [7416] for savage, and [7419] for tb. since they have been back to pro and have to practise often, they won't stream everyday like before but still, sometimes we can find them streaming
2016-03-12 07:35
RIP QZ
2016-03-11 22:02
#78
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Finland Al_Aziz 
Ez for forestw0w
2016-03-11 22:09
Hui "DD" Wu that first name lol (russians will understand)
2016-03-11 22:11
why is fancy1 calling.
2016-03-11 22:12
he was calling before qz
2016-03-12 09:27
Attacker coincidence? he is dota 2 player and one of the best kunkka player wtf.
2016-03-11 22:43
expected
2016-03-11 22:48
#87
cArn | 
Vietnam milandini 
Someone is gonna cause casters a lot of trouble in game lol
2016-03-11 22:51
expected
2016-03-11 23:10
the real top1 Asia is TyLoo my friends. Mongolz always lose to TyLoo unlucky ESL ban at IEM Taipei,, hope to see TyLoo play against NA and EU!
2016-03-12 00:39
Who's better? Cyberzen or tyloo?
2016-03-12 05:11
my opinion, the tyloo players are more hardworking and love the game, they grind the game all day especially fancy1 but their playstyle can be hit or miss as they rely on outaiming and outskilling their opponents with less strats,overall their skill level is highest in china as a core of 5 cyberzen is more tactically sound but less talented. they have savage and you can count on him to be good maybe 7/10 times and people want him on tyloo but his playstyle is really slow, will not fit in tyloo, tb is overrated but a much loved personality and streamer in china,zhoking is hit or miss if tyloo can improve their strats and calls under fancy1 calling, they will be better easily. we will see in tomorrow's qualifiers
2016-03-12 06:39
Can u give me the name of tb stream
2016-03-12 07:19
2016-03-12 07:37
Which qualifiers? link?
2016-03-12 11:24
#119
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Asia Scar3cr0w 
DH Malmö Quals Asia
2016-03-12 11:29
rip czen
2016-03-12 01:32
who? cares?
2016-03-12 05:08
2 0
2016-03-12 05:12
3-0 actually.
2016-03-12 05:17
but not 16-0 Sad:(
2016-03-12 09:18
nice, let's go chinaboys!
2016-03-12 06:50
now seriously who cares?
2016-03-12 08:10
I care
2016-03-12 10:26
until the day they get to actually go to a lan, who cares?
2016-03-12 09:49
gl
2016-03-12 13:30
attacker from dota2 :>
2016-03-12 17:35
chinese still trash
2016-03-13 02:33
but ez defeat Vietnamese:D
2016-03-14 02:31
too ez indeed . People here only try hard enough to get into pro team and start throwing for ez money lmao
2016-03-14 04:40
"AttackeR is the best choice because Mo and I already had a relationship with him, " N1
2016-03-13 07:16
ofc "relationship" should be "friendship" Actually no need to change this word (kappa)
2016-03-14 15:30
#134
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Sweden lagcats 
Attacker has been my friend for a few years now, hes quite good actually
2016-03-14 15:31
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