The Chinese organization has completed its VALORANT lineup, which includes the return of two former players.
CHINA – TYLOO today announced their return to the VALORANT scene with a new roster, breaking the news via their Weibo account. Furthermore, the team will have a leg up on the competition by undergoing an intensive bootcamp in Serbia before the start of the Chinese domestic league. TYLOO will be hoping that the upcoming training in Serbia will enhance their gameplay by fine-tuning their tactics against international opposition.
In a recent interview with 人民电竞, Dongwei “KIndy” Yan, the CEO of TYLOO, discussed the organization’s preparation for their participation in the upcoming Chinese VALORANT league. He mentioned that the decision to conduct a bootcamp in Serbia was due to the fact that the team’s CS:GO roster already trains at the same facility in Serbia. K1ndy further explained that the team believes there are similarities in the training regimens between the two games and that overseas training could bring about significant improvements for the players.
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Compared to their performance in Valve’s FPS, TYLOO have had a rough time in VALORANT, as they have yet to attain any notable tournament finishes in the domestic scene. However, there is a chance that this could change soon, as TYLOO’s CEO has expressed a keen interest in increasing their involvement in the VALORANT ecosystem this year, which he considers to have met all of the criteria.
“We primarily consider three main criteria in selecting a game [to go into]. Firstly, it must have a global reach and not be limited to specific countries or regions.” K1ndy explains. “For example, some games are only popular in certain countries or regions, which does not meet our global requirements. Secondly, it must have a robust spectator system to ensure a good viewing experience for the audience during events. This is crucial for the growth of the game’s esports. Lastly, a well-established professional league system is the foundation for building a thriving ecosystem.”
The new roster consists of a mix of new and returning players. It features “WEIRDO” and “vayne”, who will be donning the TYLOO jersey once again as a duelist and smoker, respectively. In addition to the pair of returnees, TYLOO also welcome two former Tales of Eastern members in Pengzhi “COLDFISH” Xiang and “K1TE”. The former most notably made his name in KONE, with whom he attended five significant tournaments throughout 2021-2022 before representing Tales of Eastern in the second half of 2022.
Rounding out the roster is “TRYTRYZ”, a former Night Wings Gaming player who will continue to play as a sentinel. The roster will link up with coach “YIYEE”, who is still an unknown entity outside of the Chinese scene at this point in time.
TYLOO’s complete active roster is now:
- 🇨🇳 Pengzhi “COLDFISH” Xiang
- 🇨🇳 “vayne”
- 🇨🇳 “TRYTRYZ“
- 🇨🇳 “K1TE“
- 🇨🇳 “YIYEE” (Coach)
Cover photo courtesy of TYLOO