kNgV- leaves Immortals
Vito "kNgV-" Giuseppe is no longer part of Immortals, the player has announced on Social Media.
The announcement came just hours after the Brazilian player stepped in for Immortals in the Americas EPICENTER qualifier match against CLG after coach Rafael "zakk" Fernandes had played the first map - which the team lost.
After the match, Immortals CEO Noah Whinston wrote on Twitter that Vito "kNgV-" Giuseppe was under "internal suspension" and "was not authorised" to play for the team.
Mr. Whinston added that players who "do not uphold our standards" lose "the right to represent Immortals" and added that further news was to be expected this week.
"I am no longer part of Immortals," kNgV- wrote on Twitter. "Thank you for all the support during this time. I wanted to play for the team, who needed me and asked me [to play].
"We all make mistakes and I am no different. Ever since I joined Immortals I made a lot of mistakes, but life goes on.
"Those who know me know that I try to be happy. Even if you do not believe it, I am calm and I know I will be back."
kNgV- had recently returned to Brazil to sort out his P1- visa, which is intended for individual athletes, to be able to return to the team's gaming house, in the United States.
He then came under fire after DreamHack Montreal after publicly threatening CLG member Pujan "FNS" Mehta, who had written on Twitter that three of the Brazilian players had been hung over during the semi-final match between the two teams.
The Brazilian team as a whole was heavily criticised after the Canadian event as they forfeited the first map of the grand final, which they would lose to North 2-0, after three of their players - kNgV-, Lucas "LUCAS1" Teles and Henrique "HEN1" Teles - had failed to show up in time for the match.
Initially a loanee from Red Reserve, kNgV- signed for Immortals on a permanent basis in late July after helping the team to reach the grand final of PGL Major Krakow - the biggest achievement in the history of the squad.
Immortals have not yet announced what the future holds for the team. João "horvy" Horvath, who recently signed for the organisation from k1ck, is still waiting for a US visa, while Lincoln "fnx" Lau remains transfer listed.
Immortals currently have the following roster:
Rafael "zakk" Fernandes (coach)