Ke ‘Mo’ Liu is a 28-year-old Chinese esports player training in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. He competes for Tyloo, taking on the responsibility of an in-game leader, calling all the shots whilst also playing the entry fragger with the ability to be the sniper.
Aside from training and competing in CS: GO, Mo loves to spend time with his teammates, playing football. Being a professional cyber athlete means that Mo has to travel with his teammates to compete at International esports events in Kuala Lumpur, St. Petersburg and Cologne, also taking the opportunity to see the sights breaking away from gaming.
Where it all began:
In his younger days, Liu looked up to the professional player, Neo and his team Virtus.Pro, watching them compete in esports tournaments. Aspiring to become a pro gamer, ke began playing Counter-Strike 1.6 with his friends at a local Internet Cafe. There he got to know more skilled players, who recommended that he try out with Tyloo in 2010 and since then has never stopped playing.
Tyloo is a Chinese gaming company that was established in May 2007 and is currently managed by Dongwei ‘Kindy’ Yan. The esports organization supports a team competing in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and has since become one of the leading gaming teams in China, raking a total amount of $870K in winnings.
Tyloo first created Counter-Strike 1.6 team in 2007, participating in their first esports tournament which was ESWC 2007. Eventually, the professional players switched to a more modern version, CS: GO to continue pursuing their passion for gaming. The current Tyloo lineup consists of Mo as captain, DD, somebody, BnTeT and xccurate who together take their gaming levels to new heights, watching demos and practicing their playstyle and strategy learning from American and European esports teams.
The CSGO tournaments that Tyloo Mo has participated in 2017 include the Qualifiers of StarLadder i-League StarSeries Season 4, EPICENTER – Wildcard, PGL Major Krakow, Dreamhack Masters Malmo.
As for the most recent major and premier events in 2017, Tyloo Mo and his unit have taken part in the ROG Masters, CSGO Super League, China Top 2017 – Shenzhen, Asia Minor Championship – Boston 2018 and ESL One Cologne among many esports tournaments.
Through Mo’s professional career so far, he has gained the gaming experience going against top CSGO teams such as MVP PK, Flash Gaming, Vega Squadron, Team Spirit, Renegades, Faze Clan, Vici Gaming, Cloud 9, Hellraisers, Fnatic and Ninjas in Pyjamas.
The greatest win for Mo was at the NEA Beijing Esports Open 2016 playing for Tyloo. The CS squad reached the finals to beat Born of Fire with a remarkable record of 2-0, taking home a prize of $60K.
The second accomplishment for Liu was his participation in Rog Masters 2017 competing for Tyloo. They reached the finals of the major tournament where they lost to Gambit Esports. The CS squad finished in second place and proudly took home a prize of $58K.
Another achievement for Tyloo Mo was at minor esports tournament, the China Cup I. The CS squad managed to defeat top CS squads, 5Power Club and B.O.O.T.-dreamScape. Advancing to the finals, Tyloo beat Fnatic Academy playing their best performances with an unbeatable score of 2-0, taking home a cash prize of $28K.