Liquid part ways with peacemaker

Liquid and their Brazilian coach Luis "peacemaker" Tadeu have parted ways.

Luis "peacemaker" Tadeu's journey as the Liquid head coach which started on May 17 has come to an end as they had "a couple of fundamental philosophical differences on the principles of doing business."

Before his tenure with Liquid, Tadeu coached Tempo Storm—the team now known as Immortals—and played a crucial role in their rise to the international scene. While he was the coach of Liquid, the team reached the grand final at the ESL One Cologne Major and finished 3-4th at ESL One New York.

peacemaker is a free agent once again 

Steve "Joka" Perino, the team's manager, will act as the interim head coach during ESL Pro League Season 4 Finals which will take place from October 26-30 in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Liquid chief Victor "Nazgul" Goossens has released the following statement:

"When Luis joined Liquid back in May he did not have an easy spot to fill. Not too long before he joined, we had just reached the semi-finals of the major in Columbus. Playing in the U.S. and having the audience behind us made for one of the most memorable events ever to Liquid, our players, and our fans. When Luis stepped in shortly after, there were big expectations weighing on him.

At Cologne, with our new addition JDM and our star substitute s1mple, we managed to surpass our expectations by fighting our way to the Finals. It was on this stage that Luis really proved his worth, studying day and night and inspiring the team and everyone around them to work harder than ever before. In part due to his preparation, we managed to out-do opponents when it mattered the most. The results were incredible.

Despite our successful competitive history, we’ve had to push through a lot of challenges. Over the past half year, we have had a couple of fundamental philosophical differences on the principles of doing business, to the extent that we felt the relationship would no longer work in a way that would be fruitful for both parties. We have therefore come to the conclusion that the best course of action for both parties is to part ways. We have always appreciated Luis’ work, and this goes beyond what he brings to the team with his strategic knowledge.

Both sides have learned a lot from this process and I am sure Luis will prove a valuable asset to any team he joins next. I wholeheartedly believe that despite going our separate ways, we will all land on our feet and keep moving forward."

Luis "peacemaker" Tadeu also released a statement:

"Almost 6 months ago, a lot of people doubted my potential as a coach and I also didn`t know what to expect either when I joined Team Liquid. It was a very hard transition for me, especially because of the language barrier, but the players, staff and management made me feel really comfortable in a way that the uncertainty faded. All of what everyone has done has definitely made this the best team that I've worked with so far.

While I was here, I had the most special, most important moments and biggest results of my CSGO career. Within two months, we got to the ESL Cologne Major finals, placed 3th/4th at ESL New York, and a few days ago we qualified for the ESL Pro League Finals in Brazil. For me, it didn`t matter if we couldn`t win titles together when considering all the roster changes and all the things we had to go through. In the end, I do consider us a winning team.

Today, I would like to announce that me and Team Liquid decided to part ways due to a few disagreements about business principles and as such I will be exploring other opportunities. I am super proud of all the players/staff/management I had a chance to work with and I have nothing else than the absolute full respect for all of them because of their commitment and dedication. Without everyone buying into this project and working hard, none of what we accomplished would have been possible.

A super special thanks to @Liquid_Hiko, @LiquidPimpZ, @Liquid_jdm, @Liquidnitr0, @LiquidEliGE and @jokatweets for everything we did together during these last months, we may have had our differences but in the end we all knew that all what really matters is winning as a team. I hope you guys learned a lot of good things with me as much as I did become a better coach and person because of you guys. Stay strong <3

Last but not least, I would like to thank my brazilian fans for their support and all of the Liquid fans around the world (especially the american ones for the warm support during my staying here). You guys have absolutely no idea how important it was for me as a foreigner to receive this amount of passion from everyone.

I am not done with my career and I look forward to continue coaching in the near future."

Liquid will also be looking to recruit a permanent head coach and the requirements for this job can be found on their website. 

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Finland neksu 
goodbye :(
2016-10-22 19:47
United States Drifter808 
Sad, I liked Peacemaker :'(
2016-10-22 19:47
Peace to either C9 or Optic, calling it now... (LG as the wild card) print that shit
2016-10-22 19:54
Lack1 | 
United States Trive 
nobody want a coach anymore lol
2016-10-22 19:55
if c9 get peace maker they will be top 1 na for the rest of cs:go. They need him to help make strats and develop stewie2k as an ingame leader. (p.s. c9 does want a good coach.)
2016-10-22 20:40
2016-10-22 21:36
c9 will never be top1 of NA, Liquid are achieved with s1mple more than c9 will achieve in next 100 years.
2016-10-22 23:00
key word, simple. c9 is a better than liquid. You also make no sense. I say they will be a better team than liquid. You just tell me that liquid wen't to a final where they got carried by a non American. Good for them, but I am saying that c9 with peacemaker will make them way better and no NA team can pass them up. Please learn how to fluently speak English before you start typing on a English forum.
2016-10-22 23:08
United States onesix 
*an English forum
2016-10-22 23:13
2016-10-22 23:17
United States onesix 
haha :)
2016-10-22 23:17
2016-10-22 23:28
b8ted. ecks dee
2016-10-23 02:22
United States brentliu9 
Liquid without s1mple so far has had better results than C9. To say C9 is better is kind of a strange thing to say. Online, C9 have taken games and titles away from Liquid which we must give them credit for. However, Liquid has a much better record at winning games they actually try at. Thats why the only time C9 beat Liquid on LAN was at an iBUYPOWER LAN (with FuGly and adreN) and the Eleague finals (with koosta and adreN). Peacemaker WILL NOT make C9 top one and it's a waste of time to work with people who have proven they will not (and maybe do not want to) go past what everyone expects of them.
2016-10-23 01:38
I never said they would be top one. Calm your tits. They are already top 1 NA. they have way more results than liquid. 1 top 4 vs 2 finals and a top 4. What is better?
2016-10-23 02:24
United States brentliu9 
Northern Arena doesn't count since only C9 and Immortals went.
2016-10-23 03:32
optic was there, they have beaten sk, clg was there, they beat sk. therefore the tournament was stacked.
2016-10-23 04:17
DaZeD | 
Italy RoyaLn1 
You are talking so much crap it hurts...
2016-10-23 13:20
I am living b8.
2016-10-23 18:29
2016-10-23 02:54
Croatia mds818 
Considering how some coaches are *coughs* JUMPY I dont even see a reason to coach.
2016-10-22 20:41
Turkey Mustafa- 
ValvE finished his job [*]
2016-10-22 19:55
thanks Volvo [*]
2016-10-22 19:56
He's going to SK for sure
2016-10-22 19:58
hopefully he will! Sk is really in need of an extra pair of eyes in the game ^^
2016-10-22 23:35
Israel Encryp7eD 
2016-10-22 20:39
2016-10-22 19:59
kys :)
2016-10-22 19:47
Russia sNQ- 
2016-10-22 19:49
Relaxa | 
Brazil Didico 
fabbbyyy and locodoco LUL
2016-10-22 20:28
he didnt thankz s1mple even peacemaker hates s1mple LUL
2016-10-22 19:54
maybe cuz s1mple is no more in TeamLiquid? xD ok i understood your jk
2016-10-22 23:01
2016-10-22 23:40
rip liquid
2016-10-22 19:47
for sure... getting more money but losting the champ
2016-10-23 03:56
2016-10-22 19:46
Matvey | 
Russia M4TV3Y 
2016-10-22 19:46
Lmao goodfor liquid
2016-10-22 19:47
Sweden m1c3e 
2016-10-22 19:46
gl to pizzamaker! now add me, im really good coach!! :DDDDD
2016-10-22 19:48
fok now I want some pizza with a triple cheese and pepperoni
2016-10-22 22:30
typically american, oh wait, that's me jk
2016-10-23 04:00
pizzamaker xd
2016-10-23 00:24
rip liquid
2016-10-22 19:47
Russia aks1131 
2016-10-22 19:47
2016-10-22 19:47
2016-10-22 19:47
2016-10-22 19:47
2016-10-22 19:47
2016-10-22 19:47
Rip Liquid :>
2016-10-22 19:47
2016-10-22 19:47
rip :(
2016-10-22 19:47
Sweden cute! 
2016-10-22 19:47
peacemaker to c9
2016-10-22 19:47
Malaysia Mision 
2016-10-22 19:47
World A_R_I_S 
2016-10-22 19:47
2016-10-22 19:47
new rules
2016-10-22 19:48
2016-10-22 19:47
FalleN | 
World Vechnyp 
rip liquid
2016-10-22 19:47
2016-10-22 19:47
autist | 
Latvia ploxyS 
2016-10-22 19:47
Ukraine Ch1caqO 
2016-10-22 19:47
rain | 
GL hes good coach he will find a new team i am sure
2016-10-22 19:47
2016-10-22 19:47
shox | 
United Kingdom dezmondo 
2016-10-22 19:47
2016-10-22 19:47
f0rest | 
Estonia Rebae 
gl peacemaker in the future
2016-10-22 19:47
he will join SK , after Taco leaves the team.
2016-10-22 19:47
ave | 
Denmark Mrnobody 
2016-10-22 19:47
so stupid
2016-10-22 19:47
Brazil houghzinhu 
back for IMT or new SK....
2016-10-22 19:47
2016-10-22 19:47
United States boyboy 
GL in c9 or Optic
2016-10-22 19:47
2016-10-22 19:48
Portugal jO7A 
peacemaker to SK would be great. Maybe the internal issues would cool-down.
2016-10-22 19:48
I'd say these internal problems prolly began due to the absence of a coach. Like, the atmosphere, someone to come up with some rules etc
2016-10-22 20:10
if u need a coach to keep u in line in cs, then ur a grp of shitty people(not shitty players) but just shitty human beings...
2016-10-22 22:52
well... the fact that they're pros dont cancel the possibility of being c#nts
2016-10-23 00:06
rip Liquid, hope Peacemaker finds a good team (C9 would be sick with him!)
2016-10-22 19:48
France kennySsSsS 
rip liquid :(
2016-10-22 19:48
its funny but i think liquid kinda messed up? how could they possibly part ways over business disagreements or whatever? the fuck does that mean? did he want more money? did they present him with a shitty new contract? like what can be the case here? surely they'd do almost anything to try to keep him?
2016-10-22 19:48
roman | 
Palestine ndr[o] 
I'Äm curious to know as well... hmm
2016-10-22 19:52
liquid probably wanted to throw games and peacemaker didnt want them to throwing is business,you make money by throwing XD just kidding,but who knows.
2016-10-22 20:00
Maybe after the coach update from valve liquid management thought he didn't need that much money. So they gave him a smaller contact he didn't like, when he said no I wanr more money they kicked him?
2016-10-22 20:40
rip liquid, I wonder why he wanted to leave. The difference he made was night and day
2016-10-22 19:48
United States ldKuKluxKlan 
Rip Liquid PeaceMaker to OpTic so he can make more money
2016-10-22 19:48
Argentina Reymon 
Valve new Rules!! He was the IGL
2016-10-22 19:48
Spain SR4 
C9 peacemaker Make it happen
2016-10-22 19:48
Malaysia lxr_ 
Joka is a LoL analyst and he doesn't know thatm uch about in-game CSGO stategy
2016-10-22 19:50
Brazil Luca0 
2016-10-22 19:49
well new rules by valve, rip all igl coaches
2016-10-22 19:49
Portugal dracø 
liquid top10 run is over boyssss peacemaker will get a team soon enough, he's rly good at what he does.
2016-10-22 19:51
2016-10-22 19:51
How about you find stability in the team?
2016-10-22 19:53
frozen | 
Brazil fgw1z 
2016-10-22 19:53
Rip liquid Just when they start to do good they change it for bad. Seems like MO
2016-10-22 19:55
You gotta give at least half the blame to Valve for nerfing Coaches. It really really impedes good coaches from having an impact.
2016-10-22 20:49
Israel Netanyahu 
goodbye :(
2016-10-22 19:54
pick pita and watch out your money
2016-10-22 19:55
s1mple | 
United Kingdom Twinaye 
2016-10-22 19:55
welcome to SK
2016-10-22 19:56
peace to SK plos
2016-10-22 19:57
coldzera | 
Belgium NoR09 
"a couple of fundamental philosophical differences on the principles of doing business." Peacemaker received a better offer... First, S1mple, now Peacemaker, which is the next to go? EliGe? WTF Liquid!!!!!
2016-10-22 19:58
s1mple decided to go, they didn't kick him...
2016-10-22 23:03
hahahaha, not
2016-10-23 04:59
2016-10-22 19:59
if mousesports didnt had lmbt he would defo joined mousesports, he is a good friend of the team
2016-10-22 20:00
Denmark ziGa DK $125,000 USD - not bad..
2016-10-22 20:01
lol that's sick.. how much do salary do players from liquid/c9/sk etc earn? So not with prize/sticker money included just base salary.
2016-10-22 20:06
2016-10-22 20:01
Thailand hahahoha 
-rip liquid -coach c9 SK or FaZe
2016-10-22 20:02
Europe jesh 
ohh no i will cry
2016-10-22 20:04
Sweden lagcats 
I knew it
2016-10-22 20:06
Coaches overrated af but need something to make it seem more real with all of these cheaters around
2016-10-22 20:06
2016-10-22 20:07
SK peacemaker SK TOP 1 EZ
2016-10-22 20:07
they really should tried harder to keep s1mple
2016-10-22 20:13
Malta NjiNjiNji 
"a couple of fundamental philosophical differences on the principles of doing business." these reasonings for things get more ridiculous every time
2016-10-22 20:14
2016-10-22 20:14
United Kingdom Jabzilla 
2016-10-22 20:16
Sweden godname 
2016-10-22 20:17
obviously elige didn't like him either
2016-10-22 20:20
Very questionable decision by liquid, especially because they are testing out new IGLs
2016-10-22 20:21
"a couple of fundamental philosophical differences on the principles of doing business." wtf is that mean ridiculous
2016-10-22 20:24
it probably means that he needed a big raise to his salary due to his recent achievements.
2016-10-22 20:27
I assumed he earned moeny a lot just bcuz liquid is na company. considered the new coach role he should never do smth like this lul
2016-10-22 21:02
2016-10-22 20:25
Inclusive of base salary, commissions and bonuses we are estimating annual income for this position to be ~$125,000 USD. Not bad for a coach position.
2016-10-22 20:25
nooooooooooo he was such a good coach ;_;
2016-10-22 20:28
Poland mamba99999 
totally not expected.
2016-10-22 20:30
RIP Liquid
2016-10-22 20:32
yea luis was a great coach idk why immortals couldnt get along with him. he was always chilling on pimps stream interacting with chat too. gl
2016-10-22 20:53
Some internal problems with players. (Immortals)
2016-10-23 02:14
Hong Kong korean 
it was some internal problems, something like he wanted to igl from the coach position and they wanted a igl inside the game, with the rules changes from valve they could give them a second chance i hope so
2016-10-23 02:32
United States admiralsid 
:-( x 1000
2016-10-22 20:42
African Union pepejerky 
RIP Liquid
2016-10-22 20:53
I think OpTic would be the better option for him although I`'ll admit that currently C9 is the better team I think that OpTic is more tactically sound meaning he has a base to build upon while with C9 he would have to build a whole new tactical identity since it has become evident that their loose style doesn't work effectively against top 10 teams even a team like OpTic which have far less accomplishments have seemed to been able to out pug them in the two encounters they had which is worrying since C9 are supposed to be the better aimers. Also a plus going for OpTic is that currently Mixwell seems to be a versatile awper unlike Skadoodle and considering peace maker had the issue of implementing awper in team play at liquid this is another advantage. Either way it would be a great pick up for either team, but in my opinion OpTic would be a better choice for him.
2016-10-22 21:02
Yeah that would be a perfect fit IMO. OPTIC has potenial
2016-10-22 21:34
Indeed. OpTic its a great team and with peace would be top 1-2 NA for sure. Good idea.
2016-10-23 00:49
Noooooo Peacemaker! :((( We will miss u!
2016-10-22 21:05
2016-10-22 21:12
kennyS | 
Russia wildeq 
valve -_-
2016-10-22 21:19
Czech Republic MrM4sl0 
2016-10-22 21:23
CIS sergioff 
2016-10-22 21:33
e_xpe_cted. he was only there because TL wanted to have five mad fraggers
2016-10-22 21:34
Liquid won't be in top NA teams now
2016-10-22 21:35
wtf is going on?!?!?
2016-10-22 21:37
Sweden hudgun 
rip liquid
2016-10-22 21:37
Brazil vinnyzeraNTC 
2016-10-22 21:49
2016-10-22 22:13
Brazil mibrzera 
2016-10-22 22:15
"a couple of fundamental philosophical differences on the principles of doing business." Well, he asked for a bigger salary and TL said no, couldn't they say it just this way LUL
2016-10-22 22:33
2016-10-22 22:33
bad coach.
2016-10-22 22:40
2016-10-22 22:43
Brazil BuddyINSANE 
RIP! Good luck in ur future!
2016-10-22 22:56
easiest 60k$ of his life
2016-10-22 22:59
It's a scary prospect of where Liquid is going after this. Peacemaker was a HUGE part in Liquid's success. He wrote the strats, nitr0 just spoke them. Now they have nothing but themselves to rely on. I wouldn't be surprise if they got really hurt by this whole thing. Their next match against Na'Vi might be a one sided steamroll.
2016-10-22 23:32
It won't be a steamroll atm since they can still rely on his strats. It will be a steamroll in a month or two when they strats become outdated and there's no one smart enough to update them properly
2016-10-23 04:05
C9 Peacemaker
2016-10-22 23:53
peacemaker was the problem 4Head
2016-10-22 23:56
SK Peacemaker
2016-10-23 00:23
Fazer oq se o time e ruim nem coach salva
2016-10-23 00:45
philosophical differences no explanation at all, but ok
2016-10-23 00:46
SK now? I guess they need an older guy to keep them on leashes, otherwise the team is gonna blow up any second from now.
2016-10-23 02:21
wew lad
2016-10-23 02:44
if he goes to Optic this team will improve DANM IT WILL BE NICE
2016-10-23 03:23
Russia Electure 
Hiko Top
2016-10-23 03:44
He had all the chances to make things right. He had everything on his face.... And he didnt make it.
2016-10-23 03:48
sad for liquid :(
2016-10-23 04:59
wonder what those differences were
2016-10-23 05:38
..... money
2016-10-23 05:53
125k not enough?
2016-10-25 02:14
SKG +peacemaker
2016-10-23 06:36
125000$ / :D
2016-10-23 11:27
"business principles"
2016-10-25 02:03
sad to see you go pmaker, didnt know you were a businessman as well, gl in your future team/negotiations?
2016-10-25 02:08
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