TYLOO replace xccurate with Freeman in starting lineup
The Chinese organization TYLOO has announced that WingHei "Freeman" Cheung will be playing for their organization in place of Kevin "xccurate" Susanto, starting with the ESL Pro League Season 9 Finals.
Freeman officially joined TYLOO at the start of the month alongside Zhenghao "DANK1NG" Lv, but both players did not participate in the Asia Minor qualifiers where TYLOO opted to use their old roster, albeit Freeman was signed up for the qualifier as the coach/backup player.
Initially, no plans were revealed about how TYLOO plan to utilize their 7-man roster, but now, it has been announced that Freeman is stepping into the fray in favor of the team's AWPer, xccurate. The 21-year-old Indonesian joined the team at the start of 2018, helping them peak at the 10th place in the rankings, a record for an Asian team, after a number of playoff finishes at international events.
* StarLadder official Yegor "Panda" Kolomiets corrected a previous inaccuracy in the article as he stated that TYLOO's Asia Minor roster is in fact locked. TYLOO are forced to use xccurate on their road to the Major unless there is a "proper reason", such as a visa or health issue, that would allow them to swap in coach/backup player Freeman.
Freeman will have his LAN debut for the team at the ESL Pro League Finals on June 18 - June 23. Who will pick up the AWP for the Chinese side is currently unknown, as is the future of DANK1NG, the 19-year-old AWPer they signed from BTRG.IMBA.
TYLOO now have: