felps to play for SK in WESG Brazil

João "felps" Vasconcellos will play for SK Gaming in the Brazilian qualifier for WESG Americas, the player has revealed.

The announcement comes as a surprise as Ricardo "boltz" Prass has been spotted practicing with the rest of the SK squad at Power Lounge, in São Paulo, and is part of the roster submitted by the two-time Major champions for the qualifier. Moreover, Epitacio "TACO" de Melo had posted on Twitter that boltz would take part in every tournament for the team "except the Major and ECS". 

João "felps" Vasconcellos stepped down from SK's starting roster last month after growing increasingly unhappy with his team role. boltz acted as a stand-in at EPICENTER, helping them to win the $500,000 tournament after they beat Virtus.pro (twice), FaZe and Astralis.

felps will be SK's fifth member in WESG Brazil

Fifteen Brazilian teams will be taking part in the Brazilian WESG qualifier, which will reward the top two sides with spots at the Americas Finals, scheduled for February.

Immortals have also travelled to Brazil to compete in the qualifier, in which they will field Tempo Storm's Bruno "shz" Martinelli as their fifth player. The 19-year-old is expected to be formally unveiled by the Immortals organisation soon.

Brazil Epitacio 'TACO' de Melo
Epitacio 'TACO' de Melo
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
992
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.12
Brazil João 'felps' Vasconcellos
João 'felps' Vasconcellos
Age:
22
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
731
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.16
Brazil Ricardo 'boltz' Prass
Ricardo 'boltz' Prass
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
955
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.17
Brazil Bruno 'shz' Martinelli
Bruno 'shz' Martinelli
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
546
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.13
#1
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United Kingdom Tendies 
Expected
2017-11-07 20:57
yes
2017-11-07 20:57
felps + SK = rush banana
2017-11-07 20:57
#26
fer | 
Brazil raoGOD 
The only way G2 can win a tournament.
2017-11-07 20:59
lmao still crying?
2017-11-07 21:01
#33
fer | 
Brazil raoGOD 
lmao no needs. Best team and best 3 players of 2017.
2017-11-07 21:02
#38
broky | 
Latvia De1Co 
G2 can beat SK with felps easily ;) Not sure about it when Boltz will be around ;) could be an awesome game to watch! If NBK continue to clutch, should be a close one
2017-11-07 21:05
#50
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World halamadridsk 
did u say easily?! rofl
2017-11-07 21:36
#77
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Denmark pistolen 
Lol get down from your horse. G2 arent that good.
2017-11-08 01:11
#84
broky | 
Latvia De1Co 
It's G2 9:4 SK ;)
2017-11-08 07:46
#102
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Denmark pistolen 
so what? how much did G2 win? xD btw im astralis fanboy, not sk so actually idgf
2017-11-08 23:51
#103
broky | 
Latvia De1Co 
So why you comment... You're a fan of even worse team
2017-11-09 10:11
#42
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Europe RadiantTetsu 
2 but not 3
2017-11-07 21:10
#48
fer | 
Brazil raoGOD 
People say coldzera is the best even tho i disagree, fer top 5 100% and Fallen top 5 70% this year. Remember that what 90% of what SK does it because of fallen. 6/12 months fer has been amazing and coldzera is just coldzera.
2017-11-07 21:28
+1
2017-11-07 22:06
#104
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Indonesia FinZzz 
Fallen is definitely not top 5 this year...top 10 yes. But not top 5.
2017-11-09 10:27
#90
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Portugal azetecapt 
2017-11-08 17:16
#94
fer | 
Brazil raoGOD 
2017 isnt November. but youre a tuga so its expected that you dont understand this
2017-11-08 17:29
#95
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Portugal azetecapt 
sure, cz favelas are better kek poor cock head
2017-11-08 17:41
#96
fer | 
Brazil raoGOD 
mad cuz true
2017-11-08 18:10
#97
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Portugal azetecapt 
sure, why would i be mad? the team that i supp is top1 lel, if someone is mad here is y favela...
2017-11-08 18:40
#98
fer | 
Brazil raoGOD 
you cant be top 1 if you dont beat the best team in the world hltv.org/matches/2316286/sk-vs-faze-epic..
2017-11-08 19:02
#106
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Portugal azetecapt 
that's not what i am seeing right now m8 cuz Faze is actually top1, your arguments still bullshit ... hltv.org/ranking/teams/2017/november/6
2017-11-09 20:02
hahha lets see the top3 definitely not fer
2017-11-08 17:19
#100
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Portugal NKGj 
haahah
2017-11-08 20:18
#109
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Brazil GZeniX 
Felps BOT gud boi
2017-11-10 12:16
#15
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United States kdpetr0 
lol bye skg
2017-11-07 20:57
0/8 edit: bolz was GOD. i feel like it doesnt work with felps
2017-11-07 20:57
#3
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United States Artifactz 
Cool
2017-11-07 20:57
#4
kNgV- | 
Brazil vicTHOR 
no reason?
2017-11-07 20:57
#76
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Brazil VAC0 
small event... save strats with boltz and practice for major. just theory
2017-11-08 01:07
#83
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Turkey W10 
Small event? Like wtf its the biggest prize pool.
2017-11-08 06:37
No prestige though For example, G2/Astralis prefers Blast Pro than WESG qualifier, even with sick prizepool
2017-11-08 11:07
#91
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Portugal azetecapt 
biggest prize pool? i aren´t think that man, take a look hltv.org/events/3016/eleague-csgo-premie.. NT
2017-11-08 17:18
#99
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Brazil VAC0 
i considered qualifier only with weak teams. boltz didn't play for Immortals. so he can play in main event, right?
2017-11-08 19:40
#5
gas | 
Austria Phil_1337 
-felps already
2017-11-07 20:57
#6
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Malaysia byaIi 
wow
2017-11-07 20:57
#7
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United States VerySmartGuy 
nice
2017-11-07 20:57
#52
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Brazil coldzao2 
11 players soon and football team
2017-11-07 21:40
n1
2017-11-07 20:57
#9
tarik | 
Latvia Ricix 
lol
2017-11-07 20:57
wtf
2017-11-07 20:57
#11
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Poland rzabaldz 
TY FOR THROW SK
2017-11-07 20:57
wat
2017-11-07 20:57
ez
2017-11-07 20:57
Good luck, FELPS. Make BRAZIL proud.
2017-11-07 20:57
#18
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Poland Astoner55 
rip sk top kek
2017-11-07 20:57
must feel nice to be the bitch of the team LUL
2017-11-07 20:57
noah and his dumb buyouts strike again
2017-11-07 20:58
what is wrong with you?
2017-11-07 21:02
The only reason the Imt trio's buyouts were so high was to make an example of them for hurting the public image of Immortals, its a fair punishment.
2017-11-07 21:22
shhh noah
2017-11-07 21:22
Who on this shitty planet earth gives a flying fuck about the public image of Immortals?
2017-11-07 23:26
Ty
2017-11-08 04:06
Immortals...
2017-11-08 11:03
Wtffff
2017-11-07 20:58
expected
2017-11-07 20:58
shz is not from tempo storm anymore, he was announced by Immortals today lol
2017-11-07 20:59
Why? Cause of the contract?
2017-11-07 20:59
no boltz no win
2017-11-07 20:59
#28
s1 | 
Armenia gr1nch 
no money no honey
2017-11-07 20:59
Ok, but wheres the fucking schedule for this qualifier????
2017-11-07 21:00
#49
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Brazil matcholas 
thx
2017-11-07 21:33
I don't understand this, is this even legal/unethical to do this?
2017-11-07 21:00
what?
2017-11-07 21:02
#53
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Brazil wittyusername 
Felps is still an SK player, Boltz didn't play for Immortals, why would be unethical for either of these players to play?
2017-11-07 21:41
#31
ableJ | 
Bangladesh DisableJ 
Still Boltz > Felps
2017-11-07 21:01
#35
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World exeberia01 
reason ?
2017-11-07 21:02
probably money / contract...
2017-11-07 21:04
switching players like gloves lul
2017-11-07 21:09
#40
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Slovakia ronyES 
top1
2017-11-07 21:09
xaxaxaxaxaxaxa
2017-11-07 21:10
Felz was never kicked or benched. He decided to leave. But in championishps Boltz cant play, he Will have to play.
2017-11-07 21:16
But why though ? Boltz can play for SK in WESG I believe.
2017-11-07 21:22
Boltz is not a SK player yet, probably he havent signed the contract, so felps will need to play with SK. But is just against the Immortals mix/pug team(Kappa) and some brazilian teams. With just the 4-player squad they could win, imagine with felps xD
2017-11-07 21:51
But Boltz could very well play as a standing like he did in EPICENTER ? Being a standing doesn't mean he can't take part of it.
2017-11-07 21:53
Well, it can do. Different tournaments, different rules. "Stand-in" is not an official status. Either you are part of team A, team B or no team.
2017-11-07 23:57
Not WESG though. Only rule is having the same nationality, standings are allowed, even mix teams are allowed. As an example, you have team "Ukraine" with s1mple, Edward, ANGE1, bondik and Zeus.
2017-11-08 00:05
Cool - can you link me to the rule book? Also, it could still be a contractual thing.
2017-11-08 00:19
I should have said "afaik" since I have never read the rules and don't know where they are, but the organisers said that the WESG is supposed to be an equivalent of the Olympic Games (= national teams which actually differ from the usual clubs) hltv.org/matches/2315279/ukraine-vs-pro1.. -> This is as sufficient proof for the standing/mix team part
2017-11-08 00:47
Ah, right.
2017-11-08 04:09
#51
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Other VladimirLucas 
anyone has GOTV ip? plz i want to see games
2017-11-07 21:39
#54
Xizt | 
Czech Republic davskal 
Do you guys still not understand that felps > boltz?
2017-11-07 21:43
#56
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Brazil BuddyINSANE 
bro they are different, don't exist that who is better... both are good <3 believe me... We smart, we loyal, we friendly, we are from BRAZIL! Kreygasm
2017-11-07 21:45
#57
Xizt | 
Czech Republic davskal 
I would actually love to do a serious reply to your comment, but I feel like I'm getting baited so hard. It's either that or you're stuck in a meme.
2017-11-07 21:49
#58
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Brazil BuddyINSANE 
well, actually I replied u for real... so... believe!
2017-11-07 21:50
Holy shit no paste at the end
2017-11-08 11:04
We smart, we loyal, we friendly, we are from BRAZIL! BuddyMemeSane is the meme.
2017-11-07 21:51
No, he's just another dumb fake flagging kid that thinks he's funny or edgy, while he's actually pretty dumb.
2017-11-08 01:29
? What ?
2017-11-07 21:56
#55
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Brazil BuddyINSANE 
Good luck my brother Felps <3 I believe u my friend! We smart, we loyal, we friendly, we are from BRAZIL! Kreygasm
2017-11-07 21:45
#64
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Brazil Collee 
coldzera would win this 1v5 anyway lul won't change anything. Still boltz > felps
2017-11-07 22:26
#65
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Brazil Gvstav 
Noah son of a bitch
2017-11-07 22:37
This doesn’t strike me as too odd really. Boltz isn’t finalized, so technically he’s still an Immortals player, and there’s a big chance(I’m assuming) SK will face off against Immortals - meaning boltz would play against his own organization. So yeah, I could totally see that as a possibility as to why felps is playing in this.
2017-11-07 23:01
#69
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Brazil Charizaldo 
I was according with Noah until now. Fucking cunt
2017-11-07 23:50
They don't want to show the tactics what they made until now. It's ez for SK anyway I mean cmon it's WESG Brazil. They can win easily playing pugstyle with felps.
2017-11-07 23:57
#74
aizy | 
Asia glacecs 
Remember felps has help SK to get 5 championship in a row
2017-11-08 00:25
#81
f0rest | 
Indonesia rareguy 
Come to Brazil
2017-11-08 04:13
felps is originally SK...
2017-11-08 04:39
WELCOME BACK FELPS GOOD TO SEE YOU AGAIN MWEHEHEHEHEHE
2017-11-08 07:48
#89
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Brazil hunte[R] 
probably IMT denied boltz to play against then
2017-11-08 11:49
#101
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Brazil V1cta0 
GG SK
2017-11-08 21:11
#105
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United Kingdom kitteeN 
R.I.P SK Gaming. Felps - trash
2017-11-09 15:07
what a guy, im serious, i want to be where he is and he`s just craying all the time
2017-11-09 23:33
nt noah lock boltz and then get ULTRA stomped by team one and dont even face SK LULULULULULULULUL
2017-11-10 09:24
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