Sometimes we forget that the players we love to watch, and often support, are humans after all. Many fans of the Immortals were shocked this past weekend after Immortals forfeited their first match against North in the grand finals of DreamHack Montreal after three players arrived late for their final game. Vito “kNg” Giuseppe and the twins Henrique “HEN1” Teles and Lucas “LUCAS1” Teles arrived late for the grand final and were forced to hand North a free map before losing the next map on Cobblestone 16-9 and with it, the series 2-0. Many fans, on both sides, were upset as the Danish fans felt robbed of a true grand final, and those supporting Immortals were not too pleased with their team.
What followed next was an onslaught of drama on Twitter involving kNg, their coach Ryu, and CLG captain Pujan “FNS” Mehta.
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The threat from kNg, whether the accusation by FNS was true, did not sit well with the Immortals team as FNS has now been benched for the upcoming ELEAGUE Premier Group stage. We’ll skip out on the Twitter drama as it was just tough talk between the two teams. Immortals’ CEO Noah Wilson offered his apologies and assured fans that the incident will be addressed internally, and that coincidently his behaviour had nothing to do with his absence from the major. kNg will in fact miss the ELEAGUE Group Stage as he is still applying for a P-1 Visa to live and train in the United States. This means he will not be a part, but the timing does seem odd after his responses on Twitter.
He still hasn’t apologized for his death threats on Twitter, something which shouldn’t be taken lightly and could be another factor, perhaps enforced by ELEAGUE, related to his absence. It’s a sad day for Immortals fans, but replacing the young AWPer will be Raphael “cogu” Camargo who has a rich history as one of the best players in Counter-Strike 1.6.
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Last Updated: September 13, 2017