Welcome, TACO!

April 06 2018







Our five players are ready! After a week of speculation, we would like to announce that we have signed Epitácio "TACO" Pessoa de Melo Filho to our CS:GO team. TACO is one of the most accomplished players in CS:GO history, with two Major titles and countless others in his trophy case. We are thrilled to have signed such an experienced and well-liked player, and the timing was actually quite fortunate.

Even before this move became a possibility, Lucas "steel" Lopes informed us that he had wanted to step down from the roster for professional and personal reasons. We were able to make some good strides with Steel on our team, with a win at cs_summit 2 as a reward for our hard work. However, we want Steel to be happy and we will work with him to figure out the best possible solution for his future.

"I wasn't feeling happy because of my individual performances, the way I approached both in and out game in Team Liquid was totally wrong, because of that, I never felt comfortable during my time in TL. I've learnt from all this mistakes and it was a great and positive experience for me, no regrets.

Because of this, I have decided to step down from the roster and I would like to thank the organization and my teammates for the awesome time together, and last, thank you all the fans, you guys rock!

- Lucas "steel" Lopes


We'd like to thank Steel for the positive vibes over the past half year and wish him all the best on his next adventure.


With TACO now on the team, he will fill in our solo sites and provide entry fragging on our T-sides. TACO is also a vocal leader, and his experience will contribute to the deftness of our mid-round calls. Though it's still really early, we believe that he's a great fit for our system, and we will continue to use our dynamic AWPing style. He's already visited the AWTF and hung out with our LA staff and players during our screening of Ready Player One, and we could not be more excited for him to become a positive influence in our facility.

Being able to join the best American organization with the best American CS:GO team is a big opportunity for me. Those guys are extremely talented and I believe that I have what they need to start winning tournaments. Working again with zews made my decision so easy and I’m sure I chose the right place to be at. I just can’t wait to start practicing, bring my experience and help them with whatever they need to become the top 1 team in the world.

God forgives. TACO doesn't.

- Epitácio "TACO" Pessoa de Melo Filho



After working with our tournament partners, we've also been able to resolve TACO's eligibility for the various leagues and tournaments. He will be able to compete as a part of Team Liquid effective immediately, including ECS Season 5 and ESL Pro League. TACO will make his LAN debut with Team Liquid at DreamHack Masters Marseille 2018 starting April 18th.




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