Jake Tucker . Games . Wednesday 22nd November 2017 . 12:55
Immortals will forfeit their ECS season four matches, after they were unable to field an eligible roster from their registered lineup.
This means the team will finish ECS season four with a win/lose of 18-0, and next season will have to compete in the promotion league next season to try and regain their slot in the ECS. It’s a harsh blow to an Immortals Counter-Strike team that has completely disintegrated. Immortals began ECS season four in October with Vito “kNg” Giuseppe, Lucas “LUCAS1” Teles, Henrique “HEN1” Teles, Ricardo “boltz” Prass, and Lucas “steel” Lopes, but these players have all left after Dreamhack Montreal. This means the team has lost its Legend status. Prass technically remains with the team but is currently on loan to SK Gaming and expected to sign permanently in the new year.
Away from this, Immortals received more bad news after their League of Legends team was uninvited from the LCS as Riot moves towards a franchise model.
“Due to being unable to play with more than 60 percent of their original roster Immortals have forfeited all of their ECS maps,” ECS said on Twitter yesterday, explaining the problem.
Immortals new roster is full of promising Brazilian players, but lacks some of the star power present in the last roster, meaning this chance to requalify and show the world what they’re made of could be a blessing in disguise.
The roster for Immortals now consists of: João "horvy" Horvath, Lucas "destinyy" Bullo, Caio "zqk" Fonseca, and Bruno "shz" Martinelli, with a fifth player still to be announced.