peacemaker on the community's notion that he ruins teams: "I just try to ignore so I don’t carry that with me"

The Brazilian spoke about how he handles criticism from the community, his trajectory as a head coach, the departure from MAD Lions, and future plans.

Luis "⁠peacemaker⁠" Tadeu is currently evaluating his options following MAD Lions' decision to relieve him of his duties in early February. The 32-year-old had been working with the Danish team for nearly 14 months, most notably helping them to win the $1 million Flashpoint 1 over MIBR in April 2020.

peacemaker wasn't expecting to leave MAD Lions

In an interview with, peacemaker shed more light on his departure from MAD Lions, which, he restated, came as a surprise to him. He also explained why the team chose Paweł "⁠innocent⁠" Mocek to replace Lucas "⁠Bubzkji⁠" Andersen in 2020, and reflected on the community's image of him.

I was a bit surprised when I saw that MAD Lions had parted ways with you, and I noticed that refrezh, sjuush, roeJ, and HooXi spoke highly of you on Twitter. Was their opinion not taken into account?

I think my departure from MAD Lions came as a surprise to many, including myself. It wasn't planned by me or anything. I still have contractual and ethical obligations towards the organisation, so there are things that I prefer not to comment on, but what I can definitely say is that my relationship with the players has always been excellent. They are good guys with amazing talent, and their comments on my departure meant a lot to me.

Was Rejin behind the decision? His Twitter bio says he's the Senior Manager of MAD Lions' CS:GO team, but neither he nor the organisation has made an announcement about his role.

I was told by the owner of the organisation that they would like to take another path in 2021 and that I wasn’t in their plans. Rejin was not in the meeting, and I didn’t get to talk with him. I didn't refer him to the organisation, I don’t know his role in the organisation, and I saw it on Twitter as well, but MAD Lions haven’t commented on it. I don’t know if he had any influence or not.

Was it your idea to sign innocent, or did it come from the team?

I’ll have to provide some context on this one. We needed a player, and the team showed interest in keeping a Danish lineup because of the language. We evaluated the options available at the time, during the summer break. We spent a lot of time talking with some players, and we got very close to signing Lekr0, but he opted to play for North. That negotiation took a good chunk of our time, and we had to sign a player before the ESL One Cologne roster lock. We had a few options, and AcilioN came up with innocent's name and said good things about him.

We signed innocent after I talked to him, and he knows he wasn't our first or second option. He’s a great kid who gave his best, but unfortunately, I think the players underestimated the language barrier. It was good for me for a while, because I got to understand how they approached the game once they started communicating in English, but it was better for us when we got back to a full Danish lineup.

What do you have to say about your image as a coach? Part of the community thinks that you're not good enough and some people even think that you ruin the teams you join.

At the beginning of my coaching career, I was the in-game leader for Tempo Storm and Liquid, and when Valve limited the way coaches could communicate, in 2016, I couldn't be the captain anymore. It was a tough period in general, I really got lost and had to reinvent myself as a coach. I worked with some teams and I didn’t enjoy the same success that I had in Tempo Storm and Liquid, and I think that’s why some people, including some that are influential in the scene, got that impression of me. Those people criticized me a lot during that period, I know I made some mistakes, but I learned a lot from them.

Now, to ruin teams? This and some other comments that people make, I just try to ignore them so I don’t carry that with me because I've never seen anybody, players or organisations, say publicly that I ruined any of the teams that I have coached. I really don’t understand why some people say that, I get a bit frustrated but I tend to not let that affect me. I have coached only two teams since 2017, and I have tried to maintain things stable and with good performances. I think I achieved that in the last two teams that I coached and that's what I want to keep on doing.

You said in your statement that you were considering becoming an assistant coach. Why?

My main goal is to remain a head coach, but I left this door open because most of the teams avoid making changes during the beginning of the year, and most of the top teams already have good coaches at the helm of their projects. Some of them aren’t playing that well lately, and maybe one of these head coaches would see this as an opportunity to hire me as an assistant. I don’t want to work as an analyst remotely, though, because I want to be involved with the team on a daily basis, during scrims and tournaments, and be able to use my experience and assist the head coach with whatever he needs.

If you were to build a team from scratch, would you pick players from Brazil or from other countries?

I would love to work with Brazilian players, and one of my ambitions for the future is to work with a Brazilian team. It’s where I came from and I didn’t stay in the scene as much as I would have liked. But in the current scenario, the majority of Brazilian players are under contracts, and you also have the language barrier, which is an issue. For example, if you’re building an international team with Brazilian players, you will need people who speak English well, almost fluently; otherwise, it won't work out. And right now, I think fer is the only player available who speaks English very well, so I would definitely consider signing him for an international team. But this international project wouldn’t have more than one or two Brazilians.

If you were to choose a team that's already established or one that doesn't have a head coach, what team would you pick?

Most of the established teams already have coaches, so I would have to replace someone, but FaZe is definitely the team that comes to mind, especially after coldzera joined them. I like him a lot, we have a great relationship, and I like all the other players on FaZe as well. I think they have great potential that hasn’t been unleashed, and they would be my first choice if I got to choose. Speaking about players, I already said that I’d love to work with FalleN, but I'm in a position where I can't choose much (laughs). I can say that I have had talks with two big teams to potentially become an assistant coach, and I’ll wait for more opportunities so that I can make the best decision for my career.

Poland Paweł 'innocent' Mocek
Paweł 'innocent' Mocek
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lmao he got baited
2021-02-22 18:06
1 reply
2021-02-22 18:07
Acknowledgement is the first stage to recovery
2021-02-22 18:06
He ruins teams
2021-02-22 18:09
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the typical 0iq commenter
2021-02-26 10:32
GL Peacemaker, don't listen to the haters.
2021-02-22 18:10
Sweden Nappev
How did he destroy teams? Mad lions obviously lost their best to astralis, and then their second best to mouz, what other teams is e talking about? And wtf a coach not knowing what the team is communicating during their match? Thats insane. Pfcourse he’ll get kicked with innocent.
2021-02-22 18:11
He was on: Tempo storm Liquid OpTic Heroic Mad lions who else? Tempo storm was good with him and good without him, Liquid was good with him and good without him, optic did fall apart thats true, heroic was good with him good without him, mad lions fell apart but because of roster poaching
2021-02-22 18:20
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He added innocent to mad lions OMEGALUL
2021-02-22 18:23
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the team decide to call in English but stupid kids think the next day the other way around. Innocent is innocent.
2021-02-22 19:03
A lot of criticism came after his very brief tenures with NRG and Misfits
2021-02-22 18:24
1 reply
yeah, I remember he added zqk to one of these teams and there was a lot of drama
2021-02-22 18:43
tyloo too i think
2021-02-22 18:33
3 replies
ok well he was on a fuck ton of teams then lol 8+ teams in a 5 year span that's pretty high turnover
2021-02-22 18:33
2 replies
and people still argue that nothing is wrong with him. especially delusional brazilians. imagine changing your job 8 times in 5 years.
2021-02-22 19:55
1 reply
its absolutely normal if you are a traveller serial killer, maybe we should keep our eyes on him
2021-02-24 01:21
well if he is trying to ignore the truth then he's a bad person
2021-02-22 18:20
he's off to Furia then it seems
2021-02-22 18:24
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North America 007DBR9
No way Furia gets rid of Guerri
2021-02-22 19:20
1 reply
If Guerri ban doesn't get lifted for RMR would be to do them events and support with the coaching. Solid pick imo
2021-02-23 18:04
Trying to save face lul
2021-02-22 18:24
NiKo: "i never once made a roster decision on my teams"
2021-02-22 18:25
i dont know who
2021-02-22 18:43
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North America Mang0
"I don't let it get to me, I don't let HLTV users stop me from ruining teams."
2021-02-22 18:51
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2021-02-23 11:44
lol. hltv trolls got to him.
2021-02-22 18:51
nt troublemaker
2021-02-22 18:59
Sweden frozze90
>Ignoring it >Malding about it in a interview Pick one
2021-02-22 18:59
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There is a difference between malding about it and answering a question.
2021-02-23 09:11
Mad Lions team destroyed themselves. I dunno about Peacemaker teams before but Mad Lions had too much arrogant Danish player in one team. Bubzki still believes he is a great player by paycheck farming on a bench and completely ignored.
2021-02-22 19:01
Lebanon Dogman69
Tyloo sticker: 1 peacemaker: 0
2021-02-22 19:05
Portugal dixy234
peacemaker redeemed himself in MAD Lions. Also, the fact that cold picked him as coach for his "dream lineup" says a lot imo. Cold is obssesed with winning and to hold peacemaker in that high regard is impressive
2021-02-22 19:15
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2021-02-22 19:38
rip Faze
2021-02-22 19:32
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Andorra breasts
this dude did nothing wrong (except post his dick on tinder) but everyone hates him for some reason,why?
2021-02-22 19:36
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lmao wtf
2021-02-23 00:12
Honestly impressive that he gets payed to do it too
2021-02-22 19:38
Coaching a team who is not talking in english in game is far from ideal. It's perfectly understandable from the org's point of view to be honest. It's a game but they are here to win and get exposure for their sponsors, if they spend money they expect some return of investment :D Imo he would be perfect in FaZe
2021-02-22 20:30
Doesn't change the fact that he ruined every team he joined.
2021-02-22 21:09
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United Kingdom craZy_y0
2021-02-23 04:36
He didn't tho, he kept Mad Lions relevant after loosing HUNDEN and and even with innocent they were playing rather well if you take the English comms into consideration. They only started to drop off when the team decided against him and kicked innocent.
2021-02-23 09:10
peace was never an option
2021-02-22 22:15
acording to BR high tier pros/managers that dealed with him 15/16/17, his problem is that he is kind of a psycho, and he cant comprehend terms of team/group, he wants everything to be his way or he get triggered and start to kinda sabotage or be ironic about shit, I dont know anything about him nowdays teams, but on the BR teams and liquid, this is what everyone talked about him.
2021-02-22 22:20
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United Kingdom craZy_y0
really? wtf
2021-02-23 04:33
Canada free_ropz
2021-02-22 22:47
we trust on your inocence peacemaker
2021-02-22 23:18
2021-02-23 01:58
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United Kingdom sufyy
Well then
2021-02-23 02:54
> I really don’t understand why some people say that > Literally forced Tyloo to drop their spot in Boston Major cos of stickers.
2021-02-23 03:13
nt warmaker
2021-02-23 04:16
the destroyer of danish teams
2021-02-23 04:31
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2021-02-23 23:30
United Kingdom craZy_y0
maybe mouz
2021-02-23 04:33
Well both Liquid and FaZe could use him well, Moses isn't a very strategic or tactical coach and Robban isn't either.
2021-02-23 09:06
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Brazil HHazuka
Moses + FalleN + Stewie is probably good enough. FaZe could use him better
2021-02-23 15:37
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Poland SebL
It's understandable why they removed innocent, I know ppl go mad sometimes about why they even signed him, they basically could wasted his career, but still he has a good team now so stop complaining. And I think for peacemaker it would be the best to build a new team, it will be hard to join a good one, and I'm sure that he can build a TOP Tier team, as he is a TOP Tier coach for me.
2021-02-23 10:23
OMEGALUL hltv memes become reals
2021-02-23 10:33
Peacemaker is not a clown, he's the entire circus.
2021-02-23 12:13
2021-02-23 13:39
Switzerland Sylleo
wow he just ruined that interview
2021-02-23 13:41
i dont dislike him but hes done nothing in this game to warrant him being a good coach, how can you teach a tiger how to hunt if you're a house cat? (bad analogy given that house cats are the best hunters rofl but you get my point)
2021-02-23 17:26
i wonder what are those 2 teams are
2021-02-24 08:53
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Montenegro vchaim
I'd say a brazilian tier 2 like mibr or godsent
2021-02-24 20:54
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