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Immortals forfeits map in DreamHack Montreal finals for showing up late, Twitter fight with CLG ensues

Immortals forfeited the first map of the DreamHack Montreal final
Immortals' CS:GO team got into it with CLG on Twitter after forfeiting the DreamHack Montreal final. Photo by Adela Sznajder/DreamHack.

Immortals‘ Counter-Strike team forfeited a map at the DreamHack Montreal final against North after players from the team failed to show up on time.

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.

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.

But it doesn’t end there, of course. CLG’s Pujan “FNS” Mehta tweeted the Immortals players were hungover (which he later said was a joke).

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

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