SK Gaming have confirmed that Ricardo "fox" Pacheco will play for the team at the ECS Season 2 Finals and at the ELEAGUE Major as a replacement for Lincoln "fnx" Lau.
In a statement, SK revealed that Lincoln "fnx" Lau has been moved to a backup position following "different opinions on how to develop" the team's approach to the game.
Ricardo "fox" Pacheco is currently travelling to North America to compete at the ECS Season 2 Finals, which kick off on Friday. He has been without a team since August, when he was released by FaZe to make way for Aleksi "allu" Jalli.
fox will play for SK at the team's next two events
After the Christmas break, the Portuguese veteran will join up with the rest of the squad in Cologne as they will prepare for the ELEAGUE Major, where the team will try to defend the titles won in Columbus and Cologne.
"Lincoln was crucial in our success as he was one of the important pieces that led us to achieve the things we did in the last year," Gabriel "Fallen" Toledo said in a statement.
"Our team can only be successful when all players are working constantly for the same goal. Lately, it didn't feel like everybody had the same vision for our team going forward.
"A team lives of good and tough moments during which you need special motivation, hard work and full commitment to get back to where you want to be.
"Everyone, including Lincoln, tried extremely hard in the last months to fix that situation, but ultimately we felt a change was a necessary step for now to development as a team."
SK's recent run of poor form has seen them not win a title since July, when they lifted the ESL One Cologne trophy, becoming only the second team to win back-to-back Majors.
The Brazilian team will attend the ECS Finals and the ELEAGUE Major with the following roster: