Team Liquid will reportedly trade Epitácio "TACO" de Melo and its head coach Wilton "zews" Prado to MIBR in exchange for Jake "Stewie2K" Yip, according to a report Tuesday from ESPN.
Stewie2k, a former player for Cloud9 and current MIBR player, will join Team Liquid, according to the report.
Team Liquid signed TACO in April after departing SK Gaming. He replaced Lucas "steel" Lopes on the team's Counter-Strike: Global Offensive roster.
The team most recently took first place at the CS:GO SuperNova Malta event. Team Liquid beat NRG Esports 2-0 in the finals. The team's victory was Team Liquid's first first place win in a tournament since April at the ESL Pro League Season 7.
UPDATE 6:40 p.m. est: A report from VPesports indicated that MIBR is also eyeing FURIA player Kaike “kscerato” Cerato as a potential replacement for Tarik. A separate report also from VPesports stated MIBR is also looking at Vito "kNgV-" Guiseppe as a potential replacement as well.
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