Immortals in turmoil as trio ask to leave
Immortals' squad is in disarray as a result of ongoing internal issues, with several players having asked to leave the organisation, a source close to the team has told HLTV.org.
With the transfer window in the ESL Pro League about to shut, Immortals have a major headache to deal with as Lucas "LUCAS1" Teles, Henrique "HEN1" Teles and Vito "kNgV-" Giuseppe have all asked to be allowed to leave the organisation due to internal differences with the remaining players and with coach Rafael "zakk" Fernandes.
The news will come as a shock to many, considering that Immortals' runner-up finish at PGL Major Krakow was the team's greatest achievement ever. After the event, the North American organisation tied down the services of kNgV-, who had been on loan from Red Reserve.
The unhappy trio have expressed their dissatisfaction to Immortals CEO Noah Whinston, who told the players that, even though he will not stand in the way of a transfer, they can only leave if their release clauses are met.
It is believed that LUCAS1, HEN1 and kNgV- are all keen to play alongside Lincoln "fnx" Lau, who is on Immortals' transfer list after being benched by the team in May, with Liquid's Jonathan "EliGE" Jablonowski, who speaks Portuguese, high on the list of potential candidates for the fifth position.
The future of the Brazilian team is now at an impasse. Immortals know that, should they sell the majority of their squad, they will automatically lose their spot at the next Major, which could very well play a key role in negotiations. The North American organisation have reached an agreement with k1ck for João "horvy" Horvath, who does not know what the roster will look like when he arrives in the United States.
Registration deadline for the ESL Pro League is Friday 09:00 (Thursday 23:59 PDT), with teams allowed to change just two players after that. Immortals will take on SK in their first match in the ESL Pro League, on August 25 at 03:20.