Immortals reportedly informed EPICENTER tournament officials it would pull out of the qualifier because the team can no longer field the majority of its roster that was submitted to the tournament. Immortals was supposed to face Team Liquid in the Group A winners match, but the forfeit means Liquid wins the group, and Luminosity will play Counter Logic Gaming in the elimination match.
Vito “kNg” Giuseppe — who played in a match against CLG in the qualifier despite being under internal suspension — Tweeted on Tuesday that he is no longer tied to Immortals. Two more players on the roster, Lucas “LUCAS1” Teles and Henrique “HEN1” Teles, have also reportedly asked to leave Immortals with plans to return to Brazil while still under contract. With the departure of kNg and reported benching of the twins, Immortals could not continue in the EPICENTER qualifier.
The trio already reportedly asked to leave Immortals last month, which stemmed from the reported signing of João “Horvy” Horvath. The problems only worsened when kNg attempted to track down CLG’s Pujan “FNS” Mehta in the team hotel for a tweet directed at the Immortals players after Immortals forfeited a map of the DreamHack Montreal grand finals for being late.
If all three players drop out of the team’s roster, Immortals will no longer have a guaranteed spot to the next CS:GO Major as a “legend” team for finishing second in the PGL Krakow Major in July. Three of the five players on the team must be present to maintain the status as “legend,” and the only officially active remaining players will be in Lucas “Steel” Lopes and Ricardo “boltz” Prass.