TYLOO sign LETN1 as new coach
The new addition fills the gap left after the departure of QiFang "Karsa" Su, who stepped down from coaching the team in early April, less than two months after being promoted from the analyst position.
LETN1 joins the squad just weeks after they failed to qualify for PGL Major Antwerp, placing third in the Asia Regional Major Ranking after suffering losses to IHC and Renegades. The team currently have nothing on the calendar in terms of official appearances but have begun a bootcamp in Europe, where the team plans to stay long-term in the future, Hansel "BnTeT" Ferdinand told HLTV.org last month and LETN1 confirmed.
"The plan is to stay in Europe as much as possible, to compete and practice in EU. We will go back to Asia probably only for RMR tournaments," the 29-year-old said.
It's not the first time that TYLOO have decided to reach outside of China to bring in a new coach. Back in 2017 Luis "peacemaker" Tadeu stood behind the team for a few months, and in early 2019 Ivan "Johnta" Shevtsov briefly coached the Chinese side.
In those times TYLOO were known for their issues with communication, but LETN1 believes that won't be a big hindrance this time as he joins his former teammate BnTeT from their time together in EXTREMUM, where the Serbian was the analyst and manager.
"BnTeT is the IGL and his English is very good, we worked together the whole last year in EXTREMUM," he told HLTV.org. "He will translate to them whatever I say, but the majority of the players speak English, so they can understand what I am saying. Their calls are also mixed up with Chinese and English, so I don't think that will be the big problem."
TYLOO now have:
Nestor "LETN1" Tanić (coach)