Immortals pull out of EPICENTER qualifier

Immortals have been forced to withdraw from the North American closed qualifier for EPICENTER due to their roster issues, HLTV.org has learned.

The PGL Major Krakow runners-up had been due to face Liquid in Group A's Winners' match after defeating CLG 2-1 - with Vito "kNgV-" Giuseppe stepping in for the final two maps of the series after team coach Rafael "zakk" Fernandes had played the first.

However, with kNgV- no longer tied to Immortals, and Henrique "HEN1" Teles and Lucas "LUCAS1" Teles having requested to be moved to the bench, the Brazilian team have informed the EPICENTER organisers that they can no longer field the majority of the roster that was submitted for the qualifier - resulting in immediate disqualification.

Immortals have pulled out of the EPICENTER qualifier

Liquid have been awarded a walkover victory over Immortals and will thus advance to the playoffs, while the elimination match, between Luminosity and CLG, will determine the team who finish second in the group.

Immortals, who are currently ranked 8th in the world, are due to play their next official match on September 28, against CLG, in the fourth week of ESL Pro League fixtures.

Brazil Henrique 'HEN1' Teles
Henrique 'HEN1' Teles
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
738
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.58
APR:
0.12
Brazil Lucas 'LUCAS1' Teles
Lucas 'LUCAS1' Teles
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
761
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.16
Brazil Rafael 'zakk' Fernandes
Rafael 'zakk' Fernandes
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.76
Maps played:
95
KPR:
0.51
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.13
Brazil Vito 'kNgV-' Giuseppe
Vito 'kNgV-' Giuseppe
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.16
Maps played:
493
KPR:
0.79
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.10
nice one ! jufi
2017-09-21 12:36
Hope them never play in a high-level again.
2017-09-21 14:16
#82
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Germany lulas_ 
Probably teaming up with fnx lmao
2017-09-21 14:41
#99
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Belgium Kakibrun 
Prove it or ill kill you!
2017-09-21 15:51
1
2017-09-21 12:36
Ok
2017-09-21 12:36
#4
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Czech Republic thek!ng 
3
2017-09-21 12:36
#5
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Finland Taynz 
Lul
2017-09-21 12:36
#16
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Finland Taynz 
#FazeUp
2017-09-21 12:38
FUCKING BRONZILIANS
2017-09-21 12:36
Ahahahah
2017-09-21 12:36
#9
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Brazil mrschagas 
sad 4 boltz and steel. :(
2017-09-21 12:36
#70
Nodios | 
Liechtenstein diosf 
confirmed
2017-09-21 14:03
JA VAIIII BOLTZZZZZZZZZ¿?
2017-09-21 16:20
#10
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Sweden OrNah 
HAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAAHHAHAHAHAHAHA
2017-09-21 12:36
LOL
2017-09-21 12:37
#13
shox | 
France UniTim 
Rekt
2017-09-21 12:37
Liquid have been awarded a walkover victory over Immortals and have thus secured a direct spot in the playoffs, while the elimination match, between Luminosity and CLG, will determine the team who finish second in the group. wtf why liquid and not clg or lg
2017-09-21 12:37
#32
f0rest | 
World Hesgad 
Cause IMT-Liquid was the group final? CLG lost to IMT
2017-09-21 12:45
noobs
2017-09-21 12:45
#54
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United States SUMOSUPREME 
and because liquid is miles better than clg and lg lul
2017-09-21 13:25
#142
EliGE | 
United States mehrfth 
Liquid beat LG IMT beat CLG Liquid vs. IMT - IMT forfeit Liquid advances this isnt hard man keep up
2017-09-22 02:35
#15
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India Mehsitcal 
gg
2017-09-21 12:37
#17
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African Union ArisA 
FNS Legit rekt a team singlehandly with his mouth.
2017-09-21 12:37
#36
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Brazil mexicowss 
*fingers
2017-09-21 12:48
knvg rekt IMT by reacting like a 12yo kid
2017-09-21 12:55
+1
2017-09-21 13:17
#71
Nodios | 
Liechtenstein diosf 
not true. KnGnoob has serious issues. But hen1 and lucas1 r the real morons here. Fucking retards. What a trio!!!!!!!
2017-09-21 14:04
#90
cogu | 
Brazil rESN 
+1 Those twins are dumb af.
2017-09-21 15:14
#107
Nodios | 
Liechtenstein diosf 
Confirmed.
2017-09-21 16:22
12yr old is smarter...
2017-09-22 20:21
Smart move by fns. Cant beat them ingame, destroy them by tilting the dumbest player irl.
2017-09-21 13:42
#79
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Brazil Danxd22 
what did FNS won? Immortals will disband ,but he didn't won anything.
2017-09-21 14:36
One big mouth tells he will kill you meanwhile u kill his entire team. Sounds like a win to me.
2017-09-21 16:56
#81
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Denmark qwedsa 
If the tweet was directed at kng then it would be smart. But it wasn't, he was just dumb enough to react in the way he did.
2017-09-21 14:39
#103
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Brazil Mirekz 
not fns, RYU
2017-09-21 16:15
Rrip steel and boltz
2017-09-21 12:38
#19
TACO | 
Brazil banoos 
cogu haunting thing
2017-09-21 12:38
#20
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China yakmonster 
Boltz to SK ----------NTC--------- hen1 Make lucas1 NTC kngV Great fnx Again taco EZ ----------NTC---------
2017-09-21 12:40
Get a grip. That lineup has zero disipline. Will be late for many matches.
2017-09-21 12:40
#114
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Germany No_Kappa 
They will always be late for BO3 and start 0-1 but end up beating 2-1, every, dam, time. xD
2017-09-21 17:19
who IGL ? fnx ? what about IMT and steel ?
2017-09-21 12:41
TACO IGL
2017-09-21 13:29
Taco ? hahahaahahaha
2017-09-21 14:12
#85
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Bangladesh drvken 
nice
2017-09-21 14:56
#23
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Greece PentaGR 
down they go tour by tour they are done mark my words
2017-09-21 12:40
#26
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Brazil bandicoot 
ty Noah Whinston, your such a great human being
2017-09-21 12:41
#30
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World ZMDR 
he technically didnt kick anyone
2017-09-21 12:44
#115
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Germany No_Kappa 
he has "honor" tier 3 honor soon...
2017-09-21 17:20
#124
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World ZMDR 
doesnt matter, csgo isnt his primary source of income
2017-09-21 17:55
#126
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Germany No_Kappa 
income you say? At this very moment the company is paying salaries that sum more than half a million dollars per year so 3 paid players plus kNg can have the time of their life drinking and partying on their homeland, a tropical country. They are probably in a place like this i.imgur.com/73gtgeb.png while Reddit screams in agony and IMT CEO is hiring some PR guru to deal with the leftover.
2017-09-21 18:08
#127
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World ZMDR 
so? its obviously not going to stay like this. a different org will buyout the twins and theyll form their own team.
2017-09-21 18:08
#34
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Lithuania Woozylul 
Indeed he is :)
2017-09-21 12:45
bait overload
2017-09-21 13:20
#86
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India Ad1_KaM 
You're* :)
2017-09-21 15:04
#29
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Spain ANUEL_AA 
inmortals are retardeds, you have a major spot and you pull of the guys of the major spot OFG
2017-09-21 12:44
#94
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United States SeanKilledTSM 
Wat?
2017-09-21 15:41
The players did that to the team not the org ... Kngv is potato, and heni and Lucas are just not agreeing with what is going on with the org as well. So they decided to go and bench themselves as they don't want to waste time on games that will mean nothing to the "team"
2017-09-21 16:54
#31
flusha | 
Europe An0n0n 
What a shitshow. Feel bad for the org as there is not much they can do to fix what these braindamaged players are pulling off.
2017-09-21 12:44
#48
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Estonia swag420weed 
They could have supported players by doing nothing. Org fucked themselves when kicked kngv
2017-09-21 13:17
Actually it was expected that kngv would got kicked way sooner... The org is being ripped by these no minded kids, expect HEN1 and LUCAS1 to be kicked too... No org will pick them up again, it's a RIP for them, as they are very unprofessional.
2017-09-21 13:24
#57
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Estonia swag420weed 
Will play small leagues and dominate. Easy few thousand dollars every week to party
2017-09-21 13:28
Party before match days to improve skill. Better hold proofs of that or someone will kill them.
2017-09-21 13:34
Not kicked, leave. Didn't you read? They requested to leave
2017-09-21 13:55
#87
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India Ad1_KaM 
Requesting to leave before they get kicked!
2017-09-21 15:05
Requesting to leave before they get kicked!
2017-09-21 15:11
#110
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Austria I_love_Hltv 
Still better than any Portugal team to be fair.
2017-09-21 16:41
That is questionable, since there is little to no investment in our scene and Brazil is 92,5 times bigger than Portugal. Its good enough already to have Fox in top teams and a couple of players in international low tier teams, but we will get there, just w8 4 it, we have very good players here ;)
2017-09-23 00:30
#143
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Brazil LangBR 
They have the legends spot on major, the team who pick them will play the major, its not enough?
2017-09-22 02:57
No, its not, because the major spot wont give you the prize money by default and those 3 without a good IGL and Coach are just a couple of plebs in an org.
2017-09-23 00:33
#96
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United States SeanKilledTSM 
If you're implying that IMT handled this situation wrongly you're stupid
2017-09-21 15:43
#97
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Estonia swag420weed 
IMT fucked up. Should have thought about money. Not some pussies feelings. Now they have lost major team and probably also sponsors.
2017-09-21 15:47
#98
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United States SeanKilledTSM 
Lol ok allow idiots to ruin your brand by showing up to events late, partying before a MAJOR FINAL, sending death threats to people and being completely unprofessional. I don't know how old you are, but this is the real world where your actions have consequences and that behavior is completely unacceptable from grown men. Noah and IMT did the 100% right thing
2017-09-21 15:50
#106
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United States pSilent 
+1 All these kids were saying Valve should have banned them perma before KNG got kicked, hypocrites
2017-09-21 16:21
#116
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Estonia swag420weed 
That us stupid US culture. In my country FNS and his buddies had beaten up kngv and problem would have been solved.
2017-09-21 17:23
Ok I'm fairly certain your just baiting now
2017-09-21 17:30
0/8
2017-09-21 19:50
Welp immortals is screwed
2017-09-21 12:45
#37
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Croatia Jack Russell 
I hope these 3 never make it to a good team again, fucking bullshit.
2017-09-21 12:48
#43
Sadokist | 
Poland tr1xx 
+5
2017-09-21 13:05
I agree that they are a bunch of retards doing stupid stuff one after another, but they are also extremely skilled, so you can expect them to join another org real soon.
2017-09-21 16:30
#140
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Croatia Jack Russell 
I agree, that's why I just said "I hope" haha. Though it doesn't necessarily mean they will be a good unit if they are packed with skilled players. In IMT, I always imagined steel and especially boltz as the "glue guys" that held it all together.
2017-09-22 01:36
Yeah, Steel and Boltz are way smarter and have more integrity than the Trio, so I guess you are right...
2017-09-22 01:41
n1 :D
2017-09-21 12:54
sure many orgs will think twice to make a brazillian team. they are known for their discipline issue.
2017-09-21 13:08
#63
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World nakTriceps 
No way, man. It´s all about money all the things in the world, unfortunately. They´ll easily find an org which will hire them (the twins, kng, fnx and more one). Due to the quality of them (despite of behaviour) and Spot Major (the more attractive part).
2017-09-21 13:48
#68
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Brazil wittyusername 
A Brazilian team these guys sure. Otherwise, you have SK, LG, TS BR in NA and I never heard anything about discipline issues coming from these teams.
2017-09-21 14:02
#78
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Sweden slyde123 
The SK guys kinda stabbed the owner of LG in the back.
2017-09-21 14:23
#91
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Brazil wittyusername 
I don't think he feels betrayed because he hired another BR team. LG in 2016 really weren't up to par as an org.
2017-09-21 15:17
So you can't move to a team that pay you better? Lul I agree with thoorin
2017-09-22 00:18
yea only if the orgs think deeply. they should go for more talented and more professional brazillian despite of some troublemaker.
2017-09-21 18:23
Why wouldn't they give another team their spot? I'm sure Renegades would have been happy to play.
2017-09-21 13:19
#50
fnx | 
Brazil PeSAdelOz 
Kng Lucas1 Hen1 Fnx ? Next n°1
2017-09-21 13:20
TACO - IGL/Support Fnx - Lurker Lucas1 - Entry KnG - Support/2nd Awper Hen1 - Awper
2017-09-21 13:30
Taco won't leave from SK, and he isn't igl/support, he is entry fragger/ alone in the bomb, and he makes him work very well and onr of the best in him funtion, that's why the side T from sk it's very good.
2017-09-21 16:03
Funny how brazillians told me that BR players are better than other players because when they get the chance to play in NA they are so dedicated that they will only try to be the best.
2017-09-21 13:22
#66
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Brazil wittyusername 
These 3 guys are the exception, not the rule.
2017-09-21 14:01
#76
shox | 
Argentina Laskawski 
+FNX one more "very disciplinated" player,
2017-09-21 14:21
Agree they should take lessons from Fallen. That guy might not be the best player in CSGO but he is certainly the best guy in csgo scene as a whole that I can think of.
2017-09-21 17:34
You're right. Very composed and professional. Really liked in the pro scene. Even Thorin has come to respect him, even though he has a turbulent relationship with brazilians to say the least...
2017-09-21 19:29
Why would anyone disrespect him? He has only done good things with games academy and his own teams.
2017-09-21 19:31
And because of that he is treated has a legend in Brazil. But these kids are top young and too dumb to understand this, that's why boltz and steel (more experienced) are staying in the org.
2017-09-21 19:39
They just came late again xD
2017-09-21 13:27
#56
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Croatia hARD! 
RIP Immortals ?
2017-09-21 13:28
RIP
2017-09-21 13:30
#65
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Ireland BLAPBLAP 
Poor Boltz & Steel
2017-09-21 13:55
Except boltz & steel caused this in the first place, so don't feel bad for them
2017-09-22 03:58
#150
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Ireland BLAPBLAP 
OHH they caused it. Now I see.... ?????
2017-09-22 12:02
They were the ones who went out and got wasted, thus Immortals didn't show up on time. That's why
2017-09-23 01:26
#155
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Ireland BLAPBLAP 
...no it was Hen1, lucas1 and kng that supposedly went out and got drunk.... not boltz and steel. Where the fuck did you get that from?
2017-09-23 01:31
Everywhere? Ok maybe I'm wrong about steel, could have been kng, but I'm 100% on boltz, he's been said like 1000 times. And I know the 1 brothers had nothing to do with it.
2017-09-23 01:34
#157
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Ireland BLAPBLAP 
hltv.org/news/21558/kngv-some-players-pr.. well you're 100% wrong. Here's even kng saying that boltz and steel didnt go anywhere, but that boltz&steel also didn't say that they supposedly knew that kng hen1 and lucas1 didn't go out. (which they should've said according to kng, cuz they apperantly knew, again according to kng) hltv.org/news/21558/kngv-some-players-pr..
2017-09-23 01:37
Wow I guess I heard fake news, pros and people were saying this. And after it happened boltz apologized for it in a tweet?? I'm really confused haha
2017-09-23 01:40
#67
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Brazil Charizaldo 
expected FeelsBad 4 steelega and boltz
2017-09-21 14:01
#72
Estonia rYm 
finalists of MAJOR :D
2017-09-21 14:06
#77
Zeus | 
Turkey kadirw0w 
gj 1 iq CEO
2017-09-21 14:23
#80
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Malaysia phyzell 
All these organizers need to do is to make superstar players become their video-game slaves and rekt their talents with avoidable penalties.
2017-09-21 14:37
#83
TenZ | 
United States CS_Gawd 
FNS's revenge
2017-09-21 14:48
#92
f0rest | 
Estonia Rebae 
man this team is fucked
2017-09-21 15:22
#93
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Greece knk74 
RIP IMT NEXT MAJOR
2017-09-21 15:39
#95
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Portugal RKO23 
you guys are really sad lol
2017-09-21 15:42
#100
ppk | 
Brazil 4vengerr 
Expected ! sad for boltz and steel :(
2017-09-21 16:00
Except boltz and steel caused this in the first place?
2017-09-22 03:59
#160
ppk | 
Brazil 4vengerr 
actually no, it was hen1 and lucas1 caused this
2017-09-23 08:13
feel bad for boltz and steel, always been my fav brazilian players. hen1 and lucas both talented, funny to see how they destroy their own career.
2017-09-21 16:08
Pulling out before coming losers
2017-09-21 16:20
#109
g0d | 
Brazil L4x @.@ 
10 iq ceo gj noah
2017-09-21 16:33
#117
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Germany No_Kappa 
2017-09-21 17:24
#121
g0d | 
Brazil L4x @.@ 
yeah boys better focus on cod hur dur honor > all
2017-09-21 17:32
kNg and the twins are stupid but saying honor > all is some actually retarded shit.
2017-09-21 19:18
#111
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United States darkun 
every sport has this... raw talent thrown away by stupidity... they will look back in 10 years and think how juvenile they were.
2017-09-21 16:47
#119
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Germany No_Kappa 
nah, they will look back 1 month and think: "What a shit org IMT was. This new org is miles better and the new CEO isn't a sentimental teen who shitposts in his twitter."
2017-09-21 17:25
think about the roster +fnx, they will find a org equal or better than imt very very soon.
2017-09-21 18:40
#137
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United States darkun 
not all organizations are quick to pick up unruly players.
2017-09-21 22:45
#118
fer | 
Brazil FrizoR 
JÁ VAI BOLTZ
2017-09-21 17:23
#122
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Brazil BuddyINSANE 
sad, sad, sad professionalism! RIP! Good luck steel and boltz! We smart, we loyal, we friendly, we are from BRAZIL! Kreygasm
2017-09-21 17:33
#125
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Brazil 1DrK 
That's why we don't have respect from other countries. When we start to be really god and achieve something then all the emotions and drama appear. So unprofessional and immature from them.
2017-09-21 18:02
#138
mch | 
Brazil Tkkchrist 
+1000
2017-09-22 00:08
#131
nitr0 | 
Canada Elazul 
Why would you pull out
2017-09-21 18:55
Because why would you want a monkey as a child
2017-09-22 04:00
#149
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Slovakia TatKo 
bruh
2017-09-22 09:54
who?
2017-09-22 03:57
LIKE I PULLED OUT OF YOUR MOM
2017-09-23 02:14
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