The twins will reportedly return to Brazil even though they are still under contract, according to the report. The development comes one day after Vito “kNg” Giuseppe tweeted he had left the organization after playing in an EPICENTER qualifying match in which he was apparently not supposed to play because of an internal suspension stemming from antics that occurred at DreamHack Montreal earlier this month.
After Immortals was forced to forfeit the first map of the grand final at DreamHack Montreal because HEN1, LUCAS1 and kNg arrived late, the players got into a spat with Counter Logic Gaming‘s Pujan “FNS” Mehta, who tweeted a joke about the players being hungover from partying the night before. KNg reportedly attempted to track down FNS in the players’ hotel that day out of rage, which prompted the apparent suspension.
But kNg broke that suspension by playing the final two maps of Tuesday’s EPICENTER qualifier against (coincidentally) CLG. Immortals CEO Noah Whinston said kNg was not authorized to play in the match, and the player tweeted an hour later he was no longer part of Immortals. Separately, the trio of players reportedly asked to leave Immortals last month, which stemmed from the reported signing of João “Horvy” Horvath
If the twins leave the organization, Immortals would no longer be guaranteed its spot in the next Major after garnering “legends” status for its runner-up finish at the PGL Krakow Major in July. Three of the five players on a team are necessary to retain legends status, and only active remaining players on the team would be Lucas “Steel” Lopes, Ricardo “boltz” Prass and horvy, who has yet to be officially announced.
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