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Zakk will temporarily stand in for kNg on Immortals’ CS:GO team

Zakk will temporarily stand in for kNg for Immortals
Immortals coach Rafael "zakk" Fernandes will temporarily stand in for Vito "kNg" Giuseppe for Immortals.

Immortals coach Rafael “zakk” Fernandes will temporarily stand in for Vito “kNg” Giuseppe for the organization’s Counter-Strike team.

Zakk wrote on Twitter Wednesday to express that kNg had to return to Brazil for personal reasons, so he will play in the interim. He assured fans it will be temporary, implying kNg’s absence will be short.

The 27 year-old player turned coach for Immortals has a career dating back to 2008 with Counter-Strike: Source before he moved onto CS:GO in 2012. He started coaching last year with Tempo Storm right as the Brazilian roster was acquired by Immortals.

After a successful trial period with the team that started in May, Immortals signed kNg on a permanent basis at the end of July. Before his trial, he played for Brazilian CS:GO team g3nerationX (with Immortals’ Lucas “steel” Lopes) before moving to Red Reserve.

Zakk also said Wednesday that João “Horvy” Horvath has not yet joined the team, citing that Horvy has not yet acquired a visa. Horvy was close to being acquired by Immortals, as a previous report indicated that they already agreed to terms.

Immortals is in eighth place after playing four matches of ESL Pro League Season 6. The team plays Wednesday night against Cloud9.

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