peacemaker: "Everyone used to think Imperial were retirees, but now no one thinks so"

Imperial's coach Luis "peacemaker" Tadeu believes that thanks to victories over several strong teams, including Cloud9, his squad has changed the attitude of opponents towards it. In an interview to, the specialist expressed confidence that now no one thinks of the Brazilian roster as retirees.

As we started to show what we are capable of on the server and managed to defeat some of the stronger opponents, the other teams began to prepare for us in a completely different way. I feel it. Before, everyone used to think Imperial were retirees, but now no one thinks so. Every opponent must be careful since we managed to beat Cloud9.

For Imperial, now it is more difficult to play due to the increased level of attention to our team. At the same time, we can’t just practice and not take part in various tournaments, hiding tactics. The lack of competition will have a negative impact on the players.

The victory over Cloud9 mentioned above was secured by the Brazilians at PGL Major Antwerp 2022, which Imperial finished 9-11th. Shortly after the completion of the Major, the team was eliminated from IEM Dallas 2022 following losses to FURIA and Liquid.