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TYLOO Announce The Signing Of 5yclone Roster
- TYLOO sign 5yclone Counter-Strike roster
- The move sees TYLOO return to fielding a full-Chinese lineup
- 5yclone recently impressed at ESL Pro League Season 18
Chinese esports organisation TYLOO announced the signing of the entire 5yclone roster on Monday, October 2. With the move, TYLOO aims to re-launch its Counter-Strike project and re-claim its title as one of China’s top Counter-Strike teams.
TYLOO confirmed the signing of the 5yclone roster, which will see the esports organisation return to fielding an all-Chinese roster for the first time since 2022, when TYLOO transitioned to an international lineup. The new-look squad will feature Liang "advent" Zhuo, Andrew "kaze" Khong, Yang "JamYoung" Yi, Chen "Moseyuh" Qianha, and Wang "Mercury" Jingxiang.
The move follows TYLOO’s decision to part ways with its Balkan members in Marin “ROGA” Rogić, Luka “emi” Vuković, coach Nestor “LETN1” Tanić, and assistant coach Darko “soLo” Mitić, who were let go from the team on September 18.
The rest of the lineup of the former TYLOO roster iteration in WingHei "Freeman" Cheung, Kelun "SLOWLY" Sun, and Tengis "sk0R" Batjargal will remain with TYLOO but as benched players.
When announcing the signing of the 5yclone roster, TYLOO shared its plans of revitalising the Chinese Counter-Strike scene and re-establish itself as one of the top teams in the region following a period of shaky results.
TYLOO used to be by far the most dominant Chinese CS:GO team, but struggled to find much success with its international lineup in 2023, consistently finishing behind their rivals Lynn Vision and 5yclone, the latter establishing themselves as the top roster from the region.
5yclone formed in August 2023 as a team of former Rare Atom players, and they quickly found success in domestic and some international events. In August, 5yclone finished 5E Arena Asia Cup Fall 2023 in second place and have since added another silver medal from Perfect World Arena Premier League Season 5: Professional Division.
With that, 5yclone qualified for ESL Pro League Season 18, where they performed admirably well. During the group stage, 5yclone defeated M80 and Imperial Esports and came one map short of qualifying for the playoffs.
By signing 5yclone, TYLOO acquired the strongest Counter-Strike rosters from the region as we transition to Counter-Strike 2, giving the prominent Chinese esports organisation another chance to start fresh and reclaim its throne as the top team in China.
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