After defeating Counter Logic Gaming 2-0 in the first semifinal Sunday, members of Immortals’ team did not show up on time for the final against North and, per DreamHack rules, forfeited the first map. North then defeated Immortals 16-9 on the second map to win the championship. A tweet from CLG coach Steve “Ryu” Rattacasa seems to suggest Lucas “LUCAS1” Teles, Henrique “HEN1” Teles and Vito “kNg” Giuseppe were the offenders.
For BOTH matches today
— Ryu (@SelflessRyu) September 10, 2017
Being late is odd enough. Being late when the team had already played a match at the same venue earlier in the day makes the situation even more confounding.
Worst part is I lost to a team with 3 players who were hung over 😡
— Pujan Mehta (@FNScsgo) September 10, 2017
But that was more than enough to irk kNg and LUCAS1, who seemed to take offense with FNS’ needling. KNg threatened FNS in a tweet that was deleted (though a screenshot was recovered). LUCAS1 also swiped back at FNS, and we had some good old fashioned social media bickering.
Immortals CEO Noah Whinston later wrote on Twitter to apologize for the team’s unprofessionalism and say the matter would be handled internally.
It has been a turbulent few weeks for Immortals since the reported signing of João “Horvy” Horvath last month. According to an HLTV report, the signing of a sixth player drove three members — LUCAS1, HEN1 and kNg, coincidentally enough — to ask to leave the organization.
Immortals finished second at the PGL Krakow Major in July but it’s safe to say the team has seen better times.
Cover photo by Adela Sznajder/DreamHack