Following Tyler ‘tucks’ Reilly’s departure from The Chiefs Esports Club, it has been revealed that the Australian veteran will transition away from actively competing for the foreseeable future and take on a coaching role at ORDER.
The 23-year-old in-game leader’s future was unclear after the end of 2019’s CS:GO season until just this week when The Chiefs announced the acquisition of ex-Genuine Gaming’s roster and then subsequently announced the departure of the last remaining Chiefs from 2019 - tucks, texta and zewsyy.
Rumours arose of tucks’ move to ORDER over the off-season but were only confirmed recently through a verified source once tucks’ contract had expired with his previous organisation. The move now looks all but locked in following an update to the team’s ESEA page with tucks joining the roster’s group shortly before midday AEDT.
Tucks’ storied history dates back to the dawn of CS:GO in the region, with arguably one of his career highlights coming in the inaugural IEM Sydney 2017 premier event. Tucks led Chiefs to an iconic 16-5 win over expatriots Renegades before eliminating Danish squad North 16-13 on Nuke. The Chiefs would ultimately finish 5th at the event, just short of a home stage appearance, going down to the North American squad OpTic Gaming 16-10.
2018 proved a fruitful year for the Chiefs IGL with four LAN victories across both seasons of ESL ANZ Championships and CyberGamer Pro League, as well as numerous successful event qualifications in the APAC region. The lineup looked to repeat their success at IEM Sydney 2018 but went down to European powerhouses FaZe Clan and Fnatic.
Tucks’ addition will be a welcome benefit to Chris ‘emagine’ Rowland’s squad, already boasting international experience and expansive firepower that has seen ORDER start their ESEA Mountain Dew League undefeated at 5-0. The move is especially key as the ESL One: Rio Major Closed Qualifier approaches, however it is unclear as to whether he will be able to participate due to a VAC ban.
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