TYLOO bench Freeman, xeta due to coronavirus outbreak
In a statement posted on social media network Weibo, TYLOO explained that Freeman and xeta have returned to Hong Kong and South Korea, respectively, and are currently in isolation at home after the team left their gaming house in the Ukrainian capital of Kiev ahead of ESL One: Road to Rio - Asia, which will kick off on May 6.
YuLun "Summer" Cai, HaoWen "somebody" Xu and YuanZhang "Attacker" Sheng have all flown back to mainland China and remain in isolation at a hotel in Qingdao, a city in the province of Shandong, for 14 days. TYLOO have provided the trio with computers so that they can continue practicing for the tournament ahead.
DANK1NG spent two months on TYLOO in late 2019 before suddenly leaving the team due to personal issues. He went on to join EHOME, for whom he averaged an impressive 1.28 rating in all competitions.
SLOWLY, 18, averaged a 1.12 rating during his two-year spell with EHOME between 2018 and 2020. He was part of the team that finished 7th-8th at last year's EPICENTER – where DANK1NG didn't play – following losses to Heroic and Vitality in the group stage.
According to TYLOO, the return date of Freeman and xeta to the starting lineup remains unclear. The Hongkonger was signed in June 2019 after impressing for ViCi, while the South Korean, formerly of MVP PK, was added to the team at the start of the year as TYLOO struggled for options in the aftermath of Hansel "BnTeT" Ferdinand's departure.
LiKan "ryk" Luo (coach)