Polish Counter-Strike coach Jakub “kuben” Gurczyński is in discussion with TYLOO to join the team as head coach for the IEM Katowice Major, according to multiple sources. Kuben has been the coach of Virtus.pro since early 2015 but officially went inactive last week after they failed to qualify for the Major for the first time as an organization.
TYLOO is coming off of a 5-6th place finish at SuperNova Malta 2018 after lackluster performances at the FACEIT Major: London 2018 and StarSeries Season 6, where they finished 12-14th at both events with a stand-in. Ke “captainMo” Liu sustained an injury in May, leaving them to field Yue “AE” Yu while he recovered.
Kuben has had a long career in Counter-Strike both as a player and a coach, with documented results as far back as 2006. As a player he won multiple Premier tournaments with teams such as Pentagram G-Shock, Meet Your Makers, AGAiN, and ECS Gaming. When professional Counter-Strike transitioned to CS:GO, he did not continue as a player. Despite spending nearly three years away from professional play, he would return in 2015 to coach some of the players he once played alongside previously. Virtus.pro is the only organization he has represented in CS:GO, which could change should an agreement occur with TYLOO.
TYLOO could not be reached for comment.