Immortals has become a shell of its former glory, and now it looks like the organization is thinking of giving up on CS: GO all together.
According to an announcement, Immortals is giving up its spot in the ESL Pro League after an unfortunate couple of months. The organization has decided to pull out of the North American region of the league because of “roster instability due to factors outside of the organization’s control,” Immortals CEO Noah Whinston said in a statement.
In a video on Twitter, Whinston also said that the organization will see the upcoming months in the Valve Major as the deciding factor of its next step in CS:GO. This may hint at Immortals’ possible departure from Counter-Strike esports altogether, much like CLG.
The news of Immortals’ withdrawa follows months of controversy and roster changes. Few weeks ago, the organization terminated the contract of Vito “kNg” Giuseppe, after he decided to compete while under internal suspension because of his death threat towards former CLG in-game leader Pujan “FNS” Mehta. They also benched the Teles twins—Henrique “HEN1” and Lucas “LUCAS1.” The trio are expected to be forming a team with former SK Gaming star Lincoln “fnx” Lau and Team One player Bruno “bit” Fukuda. The organization that they will represent at the upcoming Major has yet to be announced.
Ricardo “boltz” Prass and Lucas “steel” Lopes, the two remaining players from the Immortals original roster, recently found new opportunities with other teams. Boltz is currently being loaned to SK Gaming while steel was transferred to North American juggernaut Team Liquid. Immortals are now left with four Brazilian players whose talent is still unproven at the international level of CS:GO: João “horvy” Horvath, Lucas “destinyy” Bullo, Caio “zqk” Fonseca, and Bruno “shz” Martinelli.