Official: TACO signs for Liquid

Epitacio "TACO" de Melo has replaced Lucas "steel" Lopes in Liquid's active roster, the North American organization has announced on social media.

Epitacio "TACO" de Melo had been teamless since late March following his exit from SK, a move he made after realizing he had been unhappy in the Brazilian squad, who have struggled for deep runs throughout 2018.

After receiving offers from various teams in Europe, North America, and Brazil, the 23-year-old decided to remain in California and continue his career in Liquid.

TACO reunites with zews in Liquid

Lucas "steel" Lopes departs Liquid's active roster after a five-month long period with the team, during which he helped them win their first title at cs_summit 2, as well as garner third place at StarSeries and third-fourth place at IEM Katowice.

According to a statement from Liquid, the former Immortals members asked to step down from the team "for professional and personal reasons".

"Being able to join the best American organization with the best American CS:GO team is a big opportunity for me," TACO said in a statement.

"Those guys are extremely talented and I believe that I have what they need to start winning tournaments. Working again with zews made my decision so easy and I’m sure I chose the right place to be at.

"I just can’t wait to start practicing, bring my experience and help them with whatever they need to become the top 1 team in the world."

This move marks the second lineup change in the North American team within the last two months, as in early February Liquid replaced Josh "jdm64" Marzano with Keith "NAF" Markovic, who instantly became the team's star.

TACO has been added to Liquid's roster in ECS and Pro League, and will be able to compete for the team in both leagues effective immediately. The Brazilian will make his first LAN appearance for the team later this month, at DreamHack Masters Marseille.

Liquid now have:

United States Jonathan "EliGE" Jablonowski
United States Nick "nitr0" Cannella
Canada Russel "Twistzz" Van Dulken
Canada Keith "NAF" Markovic
Brazil Epitacio "TACO" de Melo

Brazil Wilton "zews" Prado (coach)

Brazil Wilton 'zews' Prado
Wilton 'zews' Prado
Age:
31
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.80
Maps played:
142
KPR:
0.53
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.13
Brazil Epitacio 'TACO' de Melo
Epitacio 'TACO' de Melo
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
969
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.12
United States Jonathan 'EliGE' Jablonowski
Jonathan 'EliGE' Jablonowski
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1163
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.16
Brazil Lucas 'steel' Lopes
Lucas 'steel' Lopes
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
913
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
United States Nick 'nitr0' Cannella
Nick 'nitr0' Cannella
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1191
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
Canada Keith 'NAF' Markovic
Keith 'NAF' Markovic
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1124
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.16
Canada Russel 'Twistzz' Van Dulken
Russel 'Twistzz' Van Dulken
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
910
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.12
United States Josh 'jdm64' Marzano
Josh 'jdm64' Marzano
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
823
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.10
#1
byali | 
Poland BYALl 
TACO & ZEWS going for 3rd major together
2018-04-06 21:12
#4
smooya | 
Austria shaakeh 
-BR +BR
2018-04-06 21:09
EZ EPITACIO TACO VACO DE MELO, THE NEXT MAJOR CHAMPION FOR NA. THE MOST TALENTED ENTRY FRAGGER IN THE WORLD. EPITACIO, THE MOST BEAUTIFUL PRO EVER. RUUUUUUUN LIQUID! RUN EPITACIO!
2018-04-06 21:11
#47
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Sweden ThorinEk 
educated what?
2018-04-06 21:11
#56
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Brazil junera 
Also official, new Luminosity Gaming lineup: Gabriel "NEKIZ" Schenato Marcelo "chelok1ng" Cespedes Henrique "LUCAS1" Teles Lucas "HEN1" Teles Lucas "steelega" Lopes Pbf1 confirmed to me today and told me buyaka is gave this current lineup enough time and they have not shown much progress, he's just waiting EPL & ECS current seasons to come to an end to sign the trio, also he's very happy to be working with steelega again. Also thank you Liquid for doing this now SK can beat you because this time it will be 6v4 in OUR favor!!! #TACOdedicatedbottomfragger #GODBLESSLIQUID #RUNSKG
2018-04-06 21:22
#65
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Brazil Baitzera_BR 
finally
2018-04-06 21:12
I aren't think thatz
2018-04-06 21:16
"Being able to join the best American organization" Excuse me, this is a Dutch organization with an American team.
2018-04-06 21:18
liquified tacos no longer taste good, so hes gonna suck
2018-04-06 21:29
hahaha @ liquified tacos.
2018-04-06 22:45
#200
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Sweden Zaser5 
triggered dutch!!! RUN...
2018-04-06 22:05
Excuse me, it was only FOUNDED in the Netherlands. It is now owned by aXiomatic eSports which is where? You guessed it THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA BITCH!
2018-04-06 22:08
Nope, it's in Latvia, you stupid redneck
2018-04-06 22:27
lol its parent company does not decide its location, its headquarters do. which is located in utrecht, nl (I live heree :>)
2018-04-06 22:33
Are there also cheap but good quality weeds?
2018-04-06 23:44
#292
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Netherlands Captain_Mave 
yeah, your mother makes them on the farm somewhere in your third world country. so you should actually know if it's good or not yourself.
2018-04-07 00:03
you can find that everywhere except amsterdam
2018-04-07 00:46
#368
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United States TheYusa16 
why not Amsterdam
2018-04-07 20:49
bcos they exist to rip off tourists
2018-04-07 20:56
#337
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Switzerland codplayer 
proud of the USA in 2018 LUL
2018-04-07 09:18
#357
 | 
Switzerland Alzameister 
Codplayer best name ever
2018-04-07 12:35
#360
 | 
Switzerland codplayer 
the sad thing it is (more like was) true. was pretty good at cod1+2, and i‘m pretty fucking bad at cs xD
2018-04-07 14:11
#366
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Switzerland Alzameister 
xD Atleast you didnt play the new cods. I played mw2 back in the day and im pretty bad at cs aswell xD
2018-04-07 16:51
Maan de Steenwinkel
2018-04-07 00:28
Twins dont have visa
2018-04-06 21:17
Also thank you Liquid for doing this now SK can beat you because this time it will be 6v4 in OUR favor!!! +1
2018-04-06 21:18
#287
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North America noahB_ 
lmao cant wait til liquid plays sk and Taco can shit on them
2018-04-06 23:41
#209
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Portugal ItsAvenn 
Steel never play with Fnx.. he say in video e-sport TV . Bye
2018-04-06 22:09
#216
 | 
Brazil junera 
Where is fnx on that lineup? Do you know how to read? Like, at all?
2018-04-06 22:13
kkkkkkkkkk
2018-04-07 01:04
Steel said that years ago, maybe he changed his mind
2018-04-06 22:28
#250
 | 
Brazil junera 
He played with him in immortals dude, thete's no bad blood between any of them.
2018-04-06 22:43
#301
fnx | 
Finland BryssorE 
Actually there was no bad blood with Steel and FNX it was only kng and steel and that stuff so i think what Lincoln has said to me that he doesnt hate any Brazilian Pro-players. Like the problem was always with KNG and hes thoughts about killing all team with no mercy and that caused huge pain inside team FNX was always out of that shit like KNG bullied Boltz and Steel nothing else..
2018-04-07 00:22
#299
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Portugal ItsAvenn 
AHAHAHA youtube.com/watch?v=MDUAyl-LDaw 5 / 02 / 2018 10:25 in video "Se o pessoal te chamasse para o Team Villa Mix vc iria?" Steel : "Nao" Kids bye bye.
2018-04-07 00:17
#224
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Canada VeryWeirdGuy 
6vs4 LOOOOOL +100000 U made my day haha
2018-04-06 22:22
and Showtime?
2018-04-06 22:41
#256
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Brazil junera 
Brazil
2018-04-06 22:48
Im so happy
2018-04-06 22:44
#271
 | 
United States Punchyy 
I didn’t know Lucas was hen1
2018-04-06 23:12
#314
 | 
Brazil junera 
They are the same person, in case you dont know
2018-04-07 01:09
#278
 | 
Brazil C9_ERA 
And leave yel behind? The only trully talented player in luminoso? Nice try bad b8ter.
2018-04-06 23:16
#316
 | 
Brazil junera 
The only onliner in lg yeah, kick that guy and get an actual good awper sounds pretty good to me. Only talented!player in lg? You mean biggest choker and pronet in lg? Chelo must be laughing so hard at this comment rn
2018-04-07 01:18
lmao and nekiz still in team? That trashtalker that got hard rekt at wesg?
2018-04-07 11:37
LOl removing Yel to put steel doesnt make any sense.
2018-04-06 23:35
#317
 | 
Brazil junera 
Steel can IGL, yel is just an onliner
2018-04-07 01:16
#288
 | 
Brazil guihqrz 
steel doesn't play with the twins anymore, but he gonna join luminosity for real
2018-04-06 23:44
#315
 | 
Brazil junera 
Kkkkkkkkkk "steel doesnt play with the twins anymore" Dont know where that came from
2018-04-07 01:10
#327
arT | 
Brazil Maujubudo 
He himself said that in interview to e-SporTV
2018-04-07 02:16
#328
 | 
Brazil junera 
He has never said he would never play with the twins again, stop spreading false informantion, dude.
2018-04-07 02:31
#372
 | 
Brazil guihqrz 
dude, on imt they was partners, but fnx and kng fuck up everything. if he don't said that on a interview or not is no the question, all the guys on cenario talk about what happening on imt, but if you won't know was happen, is other history ... out of this, steel said he wasn't feels good on liquid and he decided get out...
2018-04-08 11:53
#374
arT | 
Brazil Maujubudo 
He said that wouldn't play for team villamix (kng, fnx and the twins, back then), the twins are included.
2018-04-25 01:15
#364
ropz | 
Estonia NOSSUftw 
"Henrique "LUCAS1" Teles " "Lucas "HEN1" Teles " DOES SOMEBODY NOTICE ANYTHING STRANGE ?!?!?!?!!?
2018-04-07 16:07
brb
2018-04-06 21:30
pathetic
2018-04-06 21:10
#15
s1mple | 
United States blinK_ 
hehe xd
2018-04-06 21:10
#38
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North America noahB_ 
NO TACO NO MAJOR
2018-04-06 21:11
no fat cold, no major
2018-04-06 22:07
#219
allu | 
Canada Lokomo 
+1
2018-04-06 22:17
#39
SPERMY | 
United States Fledge 
+1 good thinking my friend
2018-04-06 21:11
#51
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Germany chillhase 
thirth major?
2018-04-06 21:11
#59
byali | 
Poland BYALl 
no thith or threeth
2018-04-06 21:12
thridirth
2018-04-06 21:16
xpected
2018-04-06 21:13
#109
 | 
Brazil theambush 
Hope this will happen
2018-04-06 21:19
taco is shit team wont go anywhere
2018-04-06 21:38
Only reason Taco was shit on SK is because he was b8 for cold.
2018-04-07 00:08
no because he shit
2018-04-07 00:08
Ok but you're wrong.
2018-04-07 00:09
but im not tho
2018-04-07 00:14
#375
arT | 
Brazil Maujubudo 
but you are tho
2018-04-25 01:23
I wouldn't mind Taco and Zews winning a third major on this lineup
2018-04-07 01:29
#2
smooya | 
Austria shaakeh 
expected
2018-04-06 21:10
#3
 | 
United States jh8 
nice
2018-04-06 21:09
#5
smooya | 
Germany dupl0_ 
1
2018-04-06 21:10
#6
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Denmark C0nd1 
GL VAC0
2018-04-06 21:10
#7
f0rest | 
Turkey skuggii 
Woop
2018-04-06 21:10
#9
Costa Rica Dazy 
Liquid CALDICANA
2018-04-06 21:10
2 cane cold
2018-04-06 22:16
#10
 | 
Lithuania IamU 
#1 pls?
2018-04-06 21:10
"TACO & ZEWS going for 3th major together"
2018-04-06 21:11
nooooooooooo
2018-04-06 21:10
#13
MICHU | 
Poland papaski2 
What a downgrade for TL
2018-04-06 21:10
In what sense? I don't see Taco playing solo sites as aggressively as steel (which I think actually helps TL out quite a bit), but I think this is an upgrade in every other category
2018-04-06 21:11
Steel to NTC!
2018-04-06 21:10
NTC= Immortals
2018-04-06 21:14
NTC = New SK Gaming, they are training in Germany at SK's HQ Current SK Gaming = Made In Brazil (Immortals)
2018-04-06 21:44
#348
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Bosnia and Herzegovina @NiKo 
4 Brazillian and 1 American => Made in Brazil LUL
2018-04-07 10:57
mibr already had alot of internacional players such as: mibr | bsl (sweden) mibr | element (norway)
2018-04-07 15:15
STEEL TO TEAM ONE
2018-04-06 21:15
he's not going to play again with the asshole that made him lose the major legend spot and fucked up a roster that was potentially a top tier team
2018-04-06 22:03
Actually I forgot that NTC's 5th is probably Horvy... I wonder where Steel will go now?
2018-04-06 22:07
#225
Per0N | 
Venezuela 643 
Lg
2018-04-06 22:24
FaZe
2018-04-06 22:28
#249
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Canada Yoseikanben 
Complexity ?
2018-04-06 22:41
to a t3 team if hes very lucky! Hes a nice guy, I hope he improves his gameplay to keep competing, cause with level he is playing know he wont be able to play for a good team
2018-04-06 22:50
#16
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Finland Smoonah 
Lol LULquid to go down multiple places in ranking
2018-04-06 21:10
#17
Turkey ckr^ 
rip liquid
2018-04-06 21:10
nice
2018-04-06 21:10
#19
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Spain kroosw0w 
Expected
2018-04-06 21:10
#20
ScreaM | 
Romania insNEE 
nice
2018-04-06 21:10
#21
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Russia J0YM 
good
2018-04-06 21:10
#22
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United States HorchataMan 
Expected
2018-04-06 21:10
Unexpected omegalul
2018-04-06 21:10
Expected
2018-04-06 21:10
good move
2018-04-06 21:11
#27
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Israel Trust_me_bro 
Gj
2018-04-06 21:11
#28
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Hungary kNnc 
Expected
2018-04-06 21:11
ez
2018-04-06 21:11
#30
 | 
Finland EdiEz 
hahahaha
2018-04-06 21:11
WOW SO UNEXPECTED
2018-04-06 21:11
Steel to ntc then
2018-04-06 21:11
#34
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Europe b7ack0ut 
GL
2018-04-06 21:11
XPEKETED
2018-04-06 21:11
Team LULquid
2018-04-06 21:11
#37
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Argentina Nasty_ 
expected
2018-04-06 21:11
#40
Thorin | 
United Kingdom Weldo 
steel :(
2018-04-06 21:11
#42
 | 
Russia ez4u 
Liquid is over. Naf has to be saved once again.
2018-04-06 21:11
#55
SPERMY | 
United States Fledge 
prove it or I’ll kill you
2018-04-06 21:12
#75
 | 
Russia ez4u 
It's the biggest downgrade after -s1mple +pimp.
2018-04-06 21:14
#159
 | 
Brazil AmbOoNi 
TACO 2 majors, and steel????? Sorry, but you are stupid!
2018-04-06 21:40
#160
 | 
Russia ez4u 
I didnt know that TACO was a team.
2018-04-06 21:40
#280
Twistzz | 
United States A2^_^ 
Taco is miles better than steel.
2018-04-06 23:22
#338
 | 
Switzerland codplayer 
i actually think it‘s an upgrade
2018-04-07 09:20
#351
 | 
Russia ez4u 
Yes, it can be an upgrade if he's a b8 for Naf or EliGE and one of the will become the next cold.
2018-04-07 11:13
#43
fnx | 
Australia saldi_ 
Expected
2018-04-06 21:11
#44
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Sweden potatomato 
expected
2018-04-06 21:11
#45
 | 
Brazil bryandabliu 
Expected
2018-04-06 21:11
#46
 | 
United States Prattatat 
OMG no way!!!! Who would have ever thought!
2018-04-06 21:11
#48
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Slovakia TatKo 
Stupid move imo
2018-04-06 21:11
NTC STEEL
2018-04-06 21:11
#52
 | 
Canada VeryWeirdGuy 
sad for steel... taco is garbage
2018-04-06 21:11
#309
 | 
Brazil Mrsullivan0 
CLOWN9 fan... now i understand
2018-04-07 00:56
#334
 | 
Canada VeryWeirdGuy 
So...?
2018-04-07 07:08
#53
 | 
Poland methamf 
shit happened
2018-04-06 21:11
-man +bot OMEGALOLSTER
2018-04-06 21:12
nice downgrade
2018-04-06 21:12
#58
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Albania blizaardy 
Botquid
2018-04-06 21:12
#60
 | 
China HLTV_VIP_FFS 
BOTACO instead of steel
2018-04-06 21:12
liquid logic: remove steel add taco taco...
2018-04-06 21:12
#62
 | 
United States Xmplary 
congrats liquid, you STILL dont have an awper and you just got rid of your igl. theyll be out of top 10 by the end of the month
2018-04-06 21:12
Nitr0 is igl
2018-04-06 21:16
Nitro is igl.
2018-04-06 21:17
#174
 | 
United Kingdom galaxzy 
NITRO is igl
2018-04-06 21:47
#211
 | 
Turkey thcnkpln 
Nitro is igl.
2018-04-06 22:11
NiTrO is igl.
2018-04-06 22:12
#227
Per0N | 
Venezuela 643 
Elige is igl
2018-04-06 22:25
#313
 | 
Japan PKcrash 
nitr0 is igl. (also NAF, twistzz, and nitr0 can awp)
2018-04-07 01:08
Nitr0 is igl
2018-04-07 07:30
#339
 | 
Switzerland codplayer 
as stated 1000 times before liquid doesn‘t want a dedicated awper
2018-04-07 09:21
#63
blameF | 
Denmark megz 
Ez for the worst player @ WESG
2018-04-06 21:12
Nice. :)
2018-04-06 21:12
#66
L.K.S | 
Turkey xAiakos 
HGHAAHAHAHHAH AAAAAAAAAA PATHETICCCCCCCCCC
2018-04-06 21:12
-bot +bot
2018-04-06 21:13
#68
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Brazil NOOBUSTERS 
Liquid top4>top15 in 2 months.
2018-04-06 21:13
#73
 | 
Poland Hell2k 
sk top 1 > top 30 in 2 months
2018-04-06 21:13
#82
 | 
Brazil NOOBUSTERS 
With Taco, now just wait.
2018-04-06 21:14
#101
 | 
Poland Hell2k 
xdd youngbot is not even better than taco
2018-04-06 21:18
#89
shaGuar | 
United States brieN 
how is replacing steel really effect anything? steel was the worst performer and didn't add much with the other players just so happened to hit their stride while he was there
2018-04-06 21:15
#281
Twistzz | 
United States A2^_^ 
+1 only intelligent comment on this thread
2018-04-06 23:23
#340
 | 
Switzerland codplayer 
+1
2018-04-07 09:22
rip liquid
2018-04-06 21:13
#70
 | 
Poland Hell2k 
Liquid>sk gj vaco
2018-04-06 21:13
roasting c9 too "joining best american team" nice one
2018-04-06 21:13
#72
NiKo | 
Brazil wnttl 
RIP Liquid
2018-04-06 21:13
#83
 | 
Poland Hell2k 
why lul steel is shit taco won 2 major he is decent player he has shit rating just because he had to bait cold 2 years
2018-04-06 21:14
#194
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United States TriHardSeven 
You will see, Liquid top1 soon
2018-04-06 22:02
#266
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Brazil millerjmatos 
+1
2018-04-06 23:08
#76
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Norway felt 
STEEL IS BIGGER THAN THIS TEAM, HERE I SAID IT.
2018-04-06 21:14
I hope we can see TACO playing another position, because the main argument why he sucks was his position as bait for baitzera
2018-04-06 21:14
#116
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Brazil davidzor 
I doubt. The only reason he was signed is specially because of his selflessness as a player.
2018-04-06 21:21
Who signs who?
2018-04-06 21:14
#246
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Lebanon RobloxPorn 
Sadokist signed to facebook streaming exclusivity deal
2018-04-06 22:38
#79
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Brazil davidzor 
According to a statement from Liquid, the former Immortals members asked to step down from the team "for professional and personal reasons". Kappa
2018-04-06 21:14
#341
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Switzerland codplayer 
:-D
2018-04-07 09:22
#81
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United States NoKeTchup 
lul
2018-04-06 21:14
GL
2018-04-06 21:14
#85
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Hungary raffai 
expected
2018-04-06 21:14
removed the steelegend to put in the Botaco ??????? wtf
2018-04-06 21:15
#87
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Turkmenistan Lykia 
expected
2018-04-06 21:21
#92
 | 
Chile nachooww 
sad
2018-04-06 21:16
#93
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Chile nachooww 
steel was good
2018-04-06 21:16
2018-04-06 21:30
#229
Per0N | 
Venezuela 643 
Taco's stats are not great either
2018-04-06 22:26
I didn't say they were. But saying that Steel was good is stupid
2018-04-06 23:11
#95
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Serbia Hools 
Shity player
2018-04-06 21:17
#97
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Korea MavenCSGOD 
I hope steel will find a good team
2018-04-06 21:17
downgrade for liquid nice
2018-04-06 21:17
It's a bit weird, they had good times with steel, and TACO as a fragger is not an upgrade by any means.
2018-04-06 21:17
Is funny that you have a 2015, but nobody knows you.
2018-04-06 21:20
man... steel didn't deserve for rekt... wtf man
2018-04-06 21:18
#107
 | 
Poland Hell2k 
he was playing like a bot lol
2018-04-06 21:19
feels bad for steel
2018-04-06 21:18
#106
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CIS LRtx 
NOOO STEEL :(
2018-04-06 21:18
gl VACOO steel to NTC
2018-04-06 21:19
#110
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Poland Hell2k 
lul why everybody is crying for steel he is so bad taco won 2 major he is decent player much better than steel
2018-04-06 21:19
wrong. Fallen, fnx, fer and cold won major. Taco was carried by them
2018-04-06 21:21
#163
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Pakistan perth 
Change your flag please you embarrass Brazil.
2018-04-06 21:41
#342
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Switzerland codplayer 
no it‘s true, they took away his titles and medals of the majors
2018-04-07 09:23
#111
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Brazil trakinera 
TACO TOP 4, GGWP GL CRY HATERS
2018-04-06 21:19
#113
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Europe Moltak 
NICE
2018-04-06 21:20
#114
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Spain GonGon 
Totally unexpected lul
2018-04-06 21:20
I hope taco never wins anything again, RIP Liquid ;-;
2018-04-06 21:21
Excepted
2018-04-06 21:21
I have to say that it was expected, at least for me hahaha
2018-04-06 21:21
CALDICANA
2018-04-06 21:21
Now tier3
2018-04-06 21:21
TACO is a fucking bot. RIP.
2018-04-06 21:23
So is steel lmao
2018-04-06 21:28
Did I say something else? Whats the point of replacing a bot with a bot? They should have replaced steel with someone else, Sure thing Taco isnt the solution.
2018-04-06 21:56
Replacing a bot with another bot who is far more experienced with 2 more majors under his belt. Also Steel stepped down.
2018-04-06 21:57
Who the f cares that he won 2 majors? G2 guys won a major and look where they are now. Nowhere. Taco is a bot and thats it. His achievments means shit in the current meta. Liquid could have been a solid team and a contender to win a few trophies with the right roster change. Steel, Taco. Doesnt matter. Both are shit.
2018-04-06 22:03
#255
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Canada Yoseikanben 
Taco is a better support player in term of the role but that team already has 3 out of the top 5 NA pro: Twistzz, ELiGE and of course Naf. They don't need more firepower.
2018-04-06 22:45
#318
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United States jay_320 
Damn Liquid fans have enshrined NAF after literally two months playing T1. I mean I hope the guy keeps it up but I think people are going to be dissapointed if they expect a 1.2+ rating all year.
2018-04-07 01:16
#320
 | 
Canada Yoseikanben 
I didn't overestimate NAF in my comment he is top 5 NA In my opinion this is the top 5 NA player currently 1 NAF 2 Autimatic 3 ELiGE 4 TwistZz 5 nathE
2018-04-07 01:24
#321
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United States jay_320 
You are definitely overestimating. There are players that have played way more international competition at a high level for a much longer period of time. NA is more like 1. Elige 2. Autimatic 3. Tarik 4. Twistzz 5. Maybe NAF, Rush, Nitro and even Stewie could be considered.
2018-04-07 01:26
#322
 | 
Canada Yoseikanben 
Welp your opinion but eh whatever.
2018-04-07 01:27
#124
 | 
Brazil Charizaldo 
gl VACO
2018-04-06 21:23
#125
 | 
Brazil lucau51 
taco > SK
2018-04-06 21:23
WHY?? THEY WERE DOING SO GOOD WHY GO CHANGE IT WHY
2018-04-06 21:25
#127
 | 
Brazil Redvih 
KKKKKKKKK RIP LIQUID
2018-04-06 21:25
-bot +bot typical na
2018-04-06 21:25
#130
 | 
Netherlands Deji 
expected
2018-04-06 21:27
#131
s1 | 
Armenia gr1nch 
why? downgrade
2018-04-06 21:27
#132
s1mple | 
Turkey solfex 
Unlike everyone here, I think its gonna be good. GL Liquid
2018-04-06 21:28
STEEL TO NTC OBVIOUSLY
2018-04-06 21:28
Poor steel :(
2018-04-06 21:29
Expected
2018-04-06 21:30
But downgrade
2018-04-06 21:30
Imo, this is not the best solution for liquid. They trully lack AWP power which Nitro don't possess. Best addition could be - steel + Jugi or Nifty. Btw, Jugi deserves a tier 1 team for fck sake!
2018-04-06 21:31
+1
2018-04-06 21:32
#343
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Switzerland codplayer 
he will play in a t1 team soon, just be patient :-)
2018-04-07 09:24
Get’s kicked from a worse team and join a better team dem
2018-04-06 21:31
#145
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Bulgaria vectralsoul 
RIPquid
2018-04-06 21:32
Very good decision! I feel very sorry for steelega, i think he did not deserve that kick.
2018-04-06 21:32
+1
2018-04-06 22:44
#147
 | 
Brazil _mith 
GOOD LUCK TAQUINHO!!!...
2018-04-06 21:33
#148
 | 
Denmark geerZo 
w h y
2018-04-06 21:34
#149
 | 
Brazil kaiohx 
Boa sorte Taco !
2018-04-06 21:34
#150
 | 
United States flipfone 
Why
2018-04-06 21:35
#151
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Canada gritabit 
Expected. Hope this goes well. Best of luck to steel as well
2018-04-06 21:35
Sad news for Steel =\
2018-04-06 21:35
NTC steel?
2018-04-06 21:36
#169
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North America Catterific 
why? steel left
2018-04-06 21:44
#344
 | 
Switzerland codplayer 
kappa
2018-04-07 09:25
#345
 | 
North America Catterific 
shut up man. you not cool. you cant rule the school. your just a fool. you seat in a pool. you got a portrait of your mothers stool.
2018-04-07 09:44
#153
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Malaysia byaIi 
ez4TACO sad4Steelo
2018-04-06 21:35
#154
 | 
Pakistan perth 
2018-04-06 21:35
#157
 | 
Denmark oskarsports 
expected
2018-04-06 21:38
#158
 | 
Brazil WWWWWWW 
XDDDD
2018-04-06 21:39
#161
 | 
Poland Kuszotke 
lol all brazilians betraying each other
2018-04-06 21:41
#197
 | 
Brazil vass28 
Like -taz +michu?
2018-04-06 22:03
#206
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United States TriHardSeven 
How? Michu and Taz both Polish
2018-04-06 22:08
#307
 | 
Brazil vass28 
so all polish betraying each other?
2018-04-07 00:52
#310
 | 
United States TriHardSeven 
no
2018-04-07 00:59
#162
Hiko | 
Turkey vVoLF07 
- nitro + jdm64
2018-04-06 21:41
#165
 | 
CIS LRtx 
OMEGALUL
2018-04-06 21:41
#166
Hiko | 
Turkey vVoLF07 
what noob ?
2018-04-06 21:42
#319
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Japan PKcrash 
Kick Liquid's most consistent IGL who has plenty of experience with the team? Are you high?
2018-04-07 01:17
rip liquid
2018-04-06 21:44
#170
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Moldova OptimusBlyad 
STEEL LUL GOOD BYE
2018-04-06 21:45
#171
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Australia Lolfeminists 
This scene is so yawn player swaps every few months.
2018-04-06 21:45
steel was only there for 5 months LUL
2018-04-06 21:47
Feels bad for steelega
2018-04-06 21:47
holy shit
2018-04-06 21:48
#176
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Finland satkis 
Oh no please no liquid. I like TACO but he is no doubt the worst pro player on earth
2018-04-06 21:48
People are stupid for thinking he's good just because he was on SK
2018-04-07 11:28
#177
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Sweden wyv0 
This roster is sick now
2018-04-06 21:48
#178
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Sweden flippig 
huge upgrade, liquid have the possibility to solidify themself as a top 5 team with this lineup imo
2018-04-06 21:49
liquid era
2018-04-06 21:50
very expected
2018-04-06 21:52
Poor steel
2018-04-06 21:53
rip na
2018-04-06 21:55
#184
roman | 
Palestine ndr[o] 
oh wow, what a big surprise... i can't stand those fucking leaks beforehand
2018-04-06 21:55
#186
mch | 
Brazil thiagomrm 
Steel Always fucked in roster changes
2018-04-06 21:57
#188
method | 
United States f0xes` 
Rofl.
2018-04-06 21:57
that's a upgrade for them
2018-04-06 21:57
+Taco +Fajita +Tortilla +Favela +Fishsticks
2018-04-06 21:58
I don't love liquid anymore, first time when i won't watch nitr0 & elige playing.
2018-04-06 21:58
#192
Hobbit | 
Lithuania Afgan` 
definitely that was zews impact, that TACO join Liquid
2018-04-06 21:59
#193
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Brazil vass28 
Both are bad, but steel is even worse
2018-04-06 21:59
#195
fnx | 
World HRQ1 
"I just can’t wait to start practicing, bring my experience and help them with whatever they need to become the top 1 team in the world." HAHAHAHAHAHAHA nice downgrade liquid HAHAHAHAHAHAHAH
2018-04-06 22:02
#199
barce | 
United States Ajkraz 
Best American csgo team lul Pick one Major champions > A couple online victories >
2018-04-06 22:04
You mean 3/5ths of a major championship team?
2018-04-06 22:35
#LetsGoLiquid
2018-04-06 22:05
#203
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North America DoinDaMath 
+Roca - Taco It's not even close Roca deserves better ! Or C9 same thing - FNS + Roca
2018-04-06 22:07
FNS isn't really getting bad imo
2018-04-07 14:50
mistake...
2018-04-06 22:07
#210
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Sweden Nkzz 
okay this team is dead
2018-04-06 22:11
haha, not even an upgrade. Pathetic
2018-04-06 22:12
#214
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Italy CHEBBOxxx 
LOST ALL RESPECT I ALREADY DIDN'T HAVE
2018-04-06 22:13
Downgrade
2018-04-06 22:13
#217
 | 
Singapore Trisha 
its always the good guy who has to leave :( i hope you can find a team fitting you soon steel!
2018-04-06 22:13
#220
allu | 
Sweden Dguyg 
Who will be the new IGL then?
2018-04-06 22:18
Nitro was and still is igl why do people still not know this?
2018-04-06 22:36
#347
allu | 
Sweden Dguyg 
Dont know, I was very positive Steel was their IGL
2018-04-07 10:48
good luck Epitacio :)))))))
2018-04-06 22:18
#222
mch | 
Brazil Tkkchrist 
Cant agree with this change. I respect Taco, but I cant believe Steel got out of the team for the reasons he said. Something happened, and probably we'll never know. For steel, the most humble guy ever, i just wish good luck, you still can deliver in any NA team. Taco, you need to show a lot now, the pressure gonna be even higher than when you were at SK. GL too.
2018-04-06 22:19
yup, I can't see taco helping Liquid more than steel
2018-04-06 22:29
;( Steel is so nice. He’s always happy. Fucking Liquid can’t keep a roster for more than 6 months I swear
2018-04-06 22:30
#223
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Turkey onuRRRR 
rip liquid , bot has joined
2018-04-06 22:19
#226
kNgV- | 
Brazil vicTHOR 
lol rip liquid 74CO
2018-04-06 22:25
RIP
2018-04-06 23:05
#228
LUCAS1 | 
Brazil mendAo 
BRAZIL - BRAZIL - CANADA - CANADA - USA - USA
2018-04-06 22:25
#234
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United States Will767 
It’s a Wild American Texas draw
2018-04-06 22:28
BRAZIL < BRAZIL < USA < USA < CANADA < CANADA * fixed
2018-04-06 23:04
#231
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Brazil mibrzera 
rip liquid, steel > > > botaco
2018-04-06 22:27
downgrade
2018-04-06 22:28
#238
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Brazil Romarioek 
RIP Liquid
2018-04-06 22:31
#239
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Poland ramones1 
Gl
2018-04-06 22:33
from what taco is saying, i think he is overrating himself a lot xD
2018-04-06 22:33
RIP Liquid, they played well with steel like IGL, nitr0 earned a lot of frags and calmly played AWP.
2018-04-06 22:36
I feel bad for Steel getting cut but as soon as nitro started calling it became clear he wasn’t good enough as a player to hold his spot on the team. TACO isn’t amazing but he is better than Steel
2018-04-06 22:37
he is not better than steel stfu
2018-04-06 22:39
+ plus .
2018-04-06 23:24
#253
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Vietnam rollofocker 
hltv shoul stop bitching and trust zews he knows brazil players better than anyone probably. steel was good as an igl/brain/support. i think when nitro started calling steel couldn't carry his weight anymore. taco is not a fragger maybe but probably he's very good at keen plays or supporting the squad. liquid surely got enough firepower they have the luxury to seek the ideal support player. GL TACO <3 GO LIQUID
2018-04-06 22:44
#258
 | 
Germany b1azed 
EZ4NTC BIT FELPS KNGV FNX STEEL
2018-04-06 22:50
#259
 | 
Germany uRaguuu 
OMG GUYS PLZ STOP?! IS THIS TROLLING?! THEY ARE DOING ONE STUPID MOVE AFTER ANOTHER:::: THIS UNBELIEVABLE
2018-04-06 23:00
taco about to turn NAF into the new coldzera also rip steel
2018-04-06 23:02
lol. they r keeping to be not stronger on shooting than some level to not win everything.
2018-04-06 23:03
#264
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Spain akproxx 
Gl taco and steel
2018-04-06 23:05
#265
 | 
Denmark Reggiii 
LETS GO!!!!!!
2018-04-06 23:06
#267
FoDa | 
Brazil Tintones 
TACOGOD
2018-04-06 23:10
lul this boosted guy . he rly thinks he is a key factor for winning majors ahahaha
2018-04-06 23:11
Good luck, Taquinho!
2018-04-06 23:11
#272
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Brazil XEMBAO 
rip liquid
2018-04-06 23:13
acre news
2018-04-06 23:14
both of them sucks it doesn't matter which of the silvers plays for liquid they should have signed a MAD fragger not a bot,
2018-04-06 23:14
#275
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Sweden bycarel 
rip liquid
2018-04-06 23:14
Major champion kek
2018-04-06 23:14
#277
 | 
Guatemala feerzein21 
RIP Steel is such a good guy but that doesn’t help in game, I have always thought he was a key part of the IMT line up, maybe he can succeed in a Brazilian team. Sad to know you getting replaced by TACO, again lol.
2018-04-06 23:15
I'm pretty much sure that steel decided to left himself I mean, yeah, the guy was underfragging but his role in liquid was extremely hard He did all the dirty job for them and their results improved AF now with taco they're going to go dooooown, son
2018-04-06 23:33
currently winners of London Faceit Major :)
2018-04-06 23:19
''Being able to join the best American organization with the best American CS:GO team is a big opportunity for me'' None of that is true... I mean Team Liquid has literally won nothing in other games so how would it be the best American organization? xD
2018-04-06 23:29
well is taco, he says nosense things the whole time.
2018-04-06 23:45
HAHAHAHAHAHAHA
2018-04-07 13:55
#291
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Brazil Collee 
they have an entry(elige) and a decoy(nitr0) already, so they'll have to change one of them
2018-04-06 23:47
#296
 | 
France Deadfish 
major chaimpon
2018-04-07 00:10
#297
 | 
Brazil wAc 
Stupid move by liquid
2018-04-07 00:12
#300
 | 
Portugal ItsAvenn 
youtube.com/watch?v=MDUAyl-LDaw 5/02/2018 minute 10:25 Reporter Julia García: "If they called you to the team villa mix, would you?" Steelega : "No" stop saying he's going to the NTC .. he even said "no"!
2018-04-07 00:21
#303
 | 
Russia Razor_88 
i have no idea why lq do this, steel >>> BOTaco
2018-04-07 00:37
#306
 | 
Brazil BlueLighting 
Downgrade The team was good, dont need to do such a thing like this
2018-04-07 00:51
#308
 | 
Canada rayrayrayray 
-bot +bot
2018-04-07 00:52
#312
 | 
Europe Shingy 
Liquid > SK now.
2018-04-07 01:06
#324
 | 
Canada Surzz 
smart hltv kids think that liquid wanted to intentionally replace steel. steel wanted to leave, he wasn't comfortable and im sure he wasn't confident thanks to this toxic community giving him heat for not being a strong player. twitlonger.com/show/n_1sqgann twitter.com/zews/status/9823404835265495..
2018-04-07 01:32
Hope Liquid win some tournament
2018-04-07 01:37
i really want to see steel in ntc (as igl) don't know why :D
2018-04-07 01:41
#329
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Serbia ZAG0R 
GL
2018-04-07 04:03
#330
 | 
Portugal dracø 
Gl taco, show them what you can do!
2018-04-07 04:08
Taco the brazilian fer
2018-04-07 05:29
steel...
2018-04-07 06:46
#333
Snax | 
United States MNSA 
why would they do this to steel? he looked like the best player on the fucking team like all the time.
2018-04-07 07:01
NT , worst stats by far and he did leave himself he was not kicked
2018-04-08 09:53
bot taco :/ jdm c9 gg
2018-04-07 08:10
Steel to NCT. KngV back to Virtue.
2018-04-07 09:48
#349
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Brazil gbz1^ 
He will bait fot cold at other team <3
2018-04-07 11:02
unlucky steel
2018-04-07 11:04
Ok, thats good, i didnt really like steel anyways.
2018-04-07 11:27
have to change my username again? fml
2018-04-07 11:33
#356
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United Kingdom trtr098 
youtube.com/watch?v=BqTSU4jX2Ow taco piece of salty shit
2018-04-07 11:52
hope he fits well enough
2018-04-07 13:52
#362
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Mongolia k0ng0 
It's a problem now they will all have to speak english. Communication will not be equally good.
2018-04-07 15:14
#365
ropz | 
Estonia NOSSUftw 
Also official, new Luminosity Gaming lineup: Gabriel "NEKIZ" Schenato Marcelo "chelok1ng" Cespedes "Henrique "LUCAS1" Teles" "Lucas "HEN1" Teles" Lucas "steelega" Lopes Anybody.... please ??!!?
2018-04-07 16:09
#367
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Peru AgentLF 
BR + NA team c:
2018-04-07 19:21
#370
 | 
Australia SUNSPY 
Major number 3 coming up
2018-04-08 05:40
#373
shroud | 
Indonesia reczyy 
rip steel
2018-04-08 18:09
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