Former player of SK Gaming, Epitacio “TACO” de Melo has confirmed that he will play for the North American team (North America – NA). This news was immediately announced by Epitacio via his Twitter account, at midnight last night (March 30 2018).
Unfortunately, Epitacio has yet to provide an explanation for which team he will land on after ending his journey with the giant team, SK Gaming, after more than 2 years. Even so, this news actually comes as no surprise to those who do follow the gossip CS: GO.
In NA. I will play for an American team!
– Epitácio (@TACOCS) March 29, 2018
Because before this, March 27 2018 ago, DBLTAP claimed that they had a source who said that TACO was in discussion with Cloud9 to replace Jake “Stewie2k” Yip.
While Guillaume “neL” Canelo who is the founder of flickshot.fr is also blowing rumors that Epitacio has also spoken to Team Liquid and is even preparing to cs_summit 2 champions.
He’s also in talks with Team Liquid 😀 https://t.co/hmcVklkoA4
– neL (@neLendirekt) March 27, 2018
TACO itself has announced its departure from SK Gaming, March 23 2018. The inconvenience is the reason the Brazilian has left the team which has won two Major trophies.
SK Gaming, which has actually won a total of 13 trophies, has indeed decreased its performance recently. In fact, they are often touted as the most terrible team by many fans and players CS: GO.
TACO’s move to NA is certainly interesting considering that NA teams won the Major title for the first time when Cloud9 won the ELEAGUE Major. The reason is, under the banner of SK Gaming and leadership Gabriel “FalleN” Toledo, TACO has successfully helped his team win various international championships such as MLG Columbus 2016, EPICENTER 2017, and ESL One Cologne 2016.