OpTic Gaming CSGO Ends Trial with peacemaker

by Steven Cropley

(Photo: Patrick Strack / ESL)

Luis "peacemaker" Tadeu is officially out as the coach of OpTic Gaming Counter-Strike. Joining the organization to coach the CS:GO squad on a trial basis, peacemaker was only with the team for a little over a month.

It was mentioned by Óscar "mixwell" Cañellas in the latest episode of the OpTic Gaming documentary series "Vision" that the coach would no longer be with the team as ideas did not match up. The team has seen a drop in performance and a coinciding move down the WWG CSGO Team Rankings where it barely holds onto No. 8 with a swift drop past top 12 in view.

After Peter "stanislaw" Jarguz left the squad, Spencer "Hiko" Martin and peacemaker were brought on board to try and redirect the ship. This move seems to have failed for the time being with a trial being all the Brazilian will receive and no word on the future of Hiko.

peacemaker took to TwitLonger to share his thoughts on his time with the organization and his future.

Full TwitLonger post be found here or below:

As announced on Vision - Season 3: Episode 17 - I won`t be signing with OpTic CSGO, I`ve been on trial period since february, which is like a month and a half, during this period we practiced in total like 2 weeks or something and played DreamHack Vegas and IEM Katowice and our results were far from being satisfatory. After losing stanislaw the team lost leadership/guidance and together with that a lot of losses and internal problems started to happen, we tried to handle all this the best way we could but with all the rumours regarding mixwell/rush leaving to Liquid I felt like the team completely lost motivation to keep working in a way where we barely practiced after Katowice. I don`t blame the guys at all and even for me the situation got out of control in a way that I just couldn`t do anything besides wait to see what would happen.

I have a very particular way of coaching my teams and I may not be the best when it comes to dealing with a lot of problems but I have my own system of working and a way of dealing with the players that did work very good in my past teams but unfortunately in this moment it didnt work with OpTic.

I am not hypocrite and for me I hadnt time enough to put work and show the guys what im capable of doing but in their eyes my coaching style doesn`t match with what they`re looking for at the moment, which is completely acceptable and that`s the main reason why we were on a trial period.

I definitely hold nothing against my ex teammates and I wish them nothing but the best in their future, Hector is probably the best eSports owner I ever met in eSports and he really did make me feel at home. A cold one (no kappa) since living in Chicago is really different than Brazil but still :D

Also a huge thanks for all the OpTic GreenWall fans, they are really passionate and I rarely saw any of you criticizing me or the team even tho we struggled recently, this is how its supposed to be and I really hope we cross our paths in the future again so I can give you guys better moments.

As for my future, I am heading back to Brazil right now to spend some time with my family and I`ll be looking forward to continue my coaching career somewhere else and hopefully in a close future.