TyLoo confirm Major absence, replacement to come from Asia Minor
TyLoo have confirmed to ELEAGUE and Valve that they will not attend the next Major, with a replacement expected to come from the Asia Minor, HLTV.org has learned.
The Chinese team have cited visa issues as the reason to skip the event, which would be their first-ever Major, with Hansel "BnTeT" Ferdinand having seen his application rejected by the US embassy.
Former TYLOO coach Luis "peacemaker" Tadeu could fill in as a substitute, but, according to a report from independent journalist Jarek "DeKay" Lewis, talks between the Brazilian and the Chinese organisation broke down, forcing the team to withdraw from the tournament.
With only ten days remaining before the start of the Major qualifier, which has been renamed to "New Challengers Stage", ELEAGUE is actively working to secure a replacement from the Asia Minor, HLTV.org has learned, with the final team list due to be released next week along with the initial match-ups.
Flash, who came in third place, would be the most obvious choice, followed by fourth-placed side MVP PK. Earlier on Tuesday, Flash member Andrew "Kaze" Khong seemingly suggested that he had applied for a US visa in a tweet that has since been deleted.