In light of Nando's move to Execration, his spot on S1 Lykos has been temporarily filled by Jacko 'Jacko' Soriano. S1 Lykos is set to compete in the WESG Global Finals this coming January 12 in Changzhou, China.
Jacko joins a roster with Paul 'Paul-' Parks, Alchino 'Yabbish' Yusores, Erice 'Erice' Guerra, and Mark 'ByB' Gavin. Both ByB and Jacko are indefinitely banned from Valve events for having been part of a team involved in a match-fixing scandal in 2014, but have since been earning back their redemption one tournament at a time. Jacko, in particular, has been able to play for the last half of 2016 with Malaysian team Power Gaming.
Jacko had this to say about returning to an all-PH team (translated from Filipino):
"I've missed playing with ph players. It really is different to get to play not only with fellow Pinoys but also to get to represent your country in a tournament. I'm really thankful to S1 Lykos for giving me the opportunity to compete with them in WESG."
On the Valve ban:
"I still feel sad when the big Valve events come and I know I won't get to join just because of one small mistake two years ago. But I'm still playing, and still hoping. #ilovedota haha."
Jacko has officially left Power Gaming, and is currently leading a new PH team named ERA which he will return to after the WESG Global Finals.