João “felps” Vasconcellos is on his way out of SK Gaming‘s Counter-Strike and set to be replaced by Immortals’ Ricardo “boltz” Prass, according to a report Thursday by HLTV.
According to the report, felps is believed to have already left the team because of tension between players that became enough of an issue to impact the team’s performances in recent tournaments. Felps joined the team in February after spending eight months with Immortals, a period during which SK Gaming won IEM Sydney, ECS Season 3, DreamHack Summer and ESL One Cologne.
But SK Gaming hasn’t made a final since Cologne, losing in the quarterfinals of the PGL Krakow Major and DreamHack Malmo, the semifinals of ESL One New York last month and failing to advance from its group of the ELEAGUE CS:GO Premier.
Boltz and Lucas “steel” Lopes were the two holdovers of Immortals’ recent roster upheaval. If an agreement is reached, boltz would likely debut with SK Gaming at EPICENTER, which begins Monday. The rest of the SK Gaming roster consists of Gabriel “FalleN” Toledo, Fernando “fer” Alvarenga, Marcelo “coldzera” David, and Epitacio “TACO” de Melo.