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Team Liquid officially replace steel with Taco

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After weeks of speculation North American organisation Team Liquid have finally officially revealed that Epitácio "TACO" Pessoa de Melo Filho has joined their CS:GO roster, replacing the outgoing Lucas "steel" Lopes.
After Epitácio "TACO" de Melo announced that he was leaving SK Gaming the rumour mill has been working overtime with where he would end up. After strong links with Cloud9, it was eventually revealed that de Melo was in strong talks with Liquid, attending a private cinema screening with the Team Liquid family.

It was however still unknown who would be replaced in the lineup, with many people pointing their fingers at Nick "nitr0" Cannella, however it has been revealed that Brazilian Lucas "steel" Lopes had wanted to leave the active roster.

Ricardo "boltz" Prass:
"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!"


Epitácio "TACO" de Melo:
"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."
Team Liquid's coach Wilton "Zews" Prado took to Twitter with the following statement:
"to everyone suggesting we just flat out replaced TACO with steel. You don`t mess with a winning team which is why this caught us off guard. He asked to step down and I feel TACO`s availability was the deciding factor to make him comfortable with his decision."


Welcome Taco
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