Immortals withdraw from ESL Pro League

Immortals have decided to pull out of the ESL Pro League with immediate effect, the tournament organisers have revealed.

In a statement, Immortals CEO Noah Whinston cites "roster instability due to factors outside of the organization's control" as the reason for the team to quit the league.

The Brazilian team had already been granted an emergency transfer following the internal problems that resulted in Vito "⁠kNgV-⁠" Giuseppe being released from his contract, and Lucas "⁠LUCAS1⁠" Teles and Henrique "⁠HEN1⁠" Teles stepping down from the roster. 

steel was the latest player to exit the Immortals roster

With the additions of Caio "⁠zqkS⁠" Fonseca, Lucas "⁠DeStiNy⁠" Bullo and Bruno "⁠shz⁠" Martinelli, Immortals finished out the ESL Pro League season in 12th place, with a 9-17 record - meaning they had to play in the relegation stage to keep their spot in the competition.

Lucas "⁠steel⁠" Lopes's departure to Liquid then left Immortals with a four-man roster, and, to make matters worse, it is reported that zqkS and DeStiNy are unable to enter the United States at the moment due to visa problems.

In a video posted on Twitter, the Immortals CEO confirmed that some of the players on the roster "are undergoing visa issues", while admitting that others are still "new to the game" and not as experienced as steel or Ricardo "⁠boltz⁠" Prass.

The North American organisation will take the next months to evaluate its position in the Counter-Strike scene and all the opportunities that arise to make a "reasoned, patient and calculated" decision about the path to take, Mr. Whinston added.

"I promise that we will be exiting the other side of this Boston Major swing with some concrete plans about how we can get Immortals Counter-Strike back on top," he stated.

Immortals' spot in the Pro League relegation stage has been offered to Ghost, who finished last in the league and were thus set to play in Premier. The North American team's participation is now pending confirmation from the team and a review of their eligibility by ESL. 

Brazil Henrique 'HEN1' Teles
Henrique 'HEN1' Teles
Age:
26
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
496
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.57
Brazil Lucas 'steel' Lopes
Lucas 'steel' Lopes
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
540
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.65
Brazil Lucas 'LUCAS1' Teles
Lucas 'LUCAS1' Teles
Age:
26
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
493
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.66
Brazil Caio 'zqkS' Fonseca
Caio 'zqkS' Fonseca
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
213
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.67
Brazil Ricardo 'boltz' Prass
Ricardo 'boltz' Prass
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
680
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.64
Brazil Vito 'kNgV-' Giuseppe
Vito 'kNgV-' Giuseppe
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.19
Maps played:
227
KPR:
0.82
DPR:
0.66
Brazil Bruno 'shz' Martinelli
Bruno 'shz' Martinelli
Age:
23
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
251
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.67
Brazil Lucas 'DeStiNy' Bullo
Lucas 'DeStiNy' Bullo
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
323
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.71
Ahahah rekt
2017-12-01 21:16
24 replies
#27
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Brazil coldzao2
HONOR
2017-12-01 21:17
23 replies
Honor haha are u idiot?thr fucking trio fucked up the org and they have nothing to do about.
2017-12-01 21:28
22 replies
#70
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Brazil coldzao2
ye fucked up by bringing this org from shithole to tier1 level
2017-12-01 21:30
20 replies
tier 1 LMAOOO, they reach major gf with a lucky bracket, they never won nothing relevant, and are a big trouble for orgs, DRUNKERS!
2017-12-01 21:44
19 replies
Drunkers biatch
2017-12-01 22:05
9 replies
#124
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Germany No_Kappa
IMT is irrelevant not worth even using a $5 keyboard to type about it
2017-12-02 02:31
8 replies
but you did
2017-12-02 02:41
1 reply
Hahahaha
2017-12-02 04:22
Actually Germany cs is more irrelevant I mean best and only team big?feelsbadman
2017-12-03 14:46
5 replies
#144
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Canada Shadoww_
mad favela LUL
2017-12-03 21:16
4 replies
poor fellow. only have to cheer for legija and his shitty crew. haha I sorry for u
2017-12-04 06:49
3 replies
#146
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Canada Shadoww_
legija is serbian and Im from NA LUL
2017-12-05 00:47
2 replies
> fan of big > legija worst suppot ever (who play in big >german cs
2017-12-05 00:51
1 reply
#149
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Canada Shadoww_
damn mans is mad in this shit LUL
2017-12-06 01:47
"they reach major gf" "they never won nothing relevant" gj you refuted yourself 4Head
2017-12-01 22:42
8 replies
You are retard or what? They won the major??
2017-12-02 00:11
7 replies
they won a lot of tournaments and reached a major gf while drunk, you don't have arguments, starts insulting cuz you need attention lmao
2017-12-02 00:44
6 replies
haha "they won a lot of tournaments" Delusional fanboy,
2017-12-02 02:20
1 reply
you could check before insulting mad hater, stating facts = fanboy flawless logic
2017-12-02 03:52
First off they didn't "win a lot of tournaments". Secondly they got mad luck in their run through the groups and playoffs. Third they're all a bunch of drunk assholes who aren't worth the oxygen they waste
2017-12-02 09:15
3 replies
yes "luck" very "luck" more "luck" than sk the 3 drunk "luck" guys reaching a gf while drunk very "luck" indeed another murica hater what a surprise
2017-12-02 09:53
2 replies
Learn some basic English, and then reply.
2017-12-02 09:53
1 reply
nice arguments another excuse inc? or just mad? i'm not talking about their personality i'm tlaking about their achievements if you don't like then it's ok kNg is a fucking asshole but he's a good player and the "drunk" party has never been confirmed if they were really drunk or not, you don't need to come up with excuses to hide the fact you hate them lmao
2017-12-02 10:05
Disband >>>> honor >>>> all
2017-12-01 21:31
#2
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World 1ND3X
bye
2017-12-01 21:16
8 replies
If any IMT Orgman is reading this: You should invest in the new Fox and Maikelele team, they will be good.
2017-12-01 21:29
If any IMT Orgman is reading this: You should invest in the new Fox and Maikelele team, they will be good.
2017-12-01 21:29
If any IMT Orgman is reading this: You should invest in the new Fox and Maikelele team, they will be good.
2017-12-01 21:29
4 replies
yeah right, that's what people thought about the dignitas roster when it was formed, but it didn't turn out very well, did it?
2017-12-01 21:34
3 replies
They were solid Tier 2, I don't see the problem.
2017-12-01 22:45
2 replies
Solid t3-4. I don't know what your criteria is for t2 but they deffo weren't t2.
2017-12-02 00:14
1 reply
His criteria is na scene imao
2017-12-02 01:20
#75
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Russia GoblinYuko
If any IMT Orgman is reading this: You should invest in the new Fox and Maikelele team, they will be good.
2017-12-01 21:35
#3
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Faroe Islands Jones123
Unexpected
2017-12-01 21:16
1 reply
Expected
2017-12-01 21:17
#4
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Australia mitch_
Rip
2017-12-01 21:16
#5
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Australia Coooopster
Ez
2017-12-01 21:16
#6
TEKSI | 
Finland nnari
W0w
2017-12-01 21:16
#8
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Brazil Shineray
Still have honor and this is all
2017-12-01 21:17
#9
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Brazil 1stworlder
n1
2017-12-01 21:17
gg
2017-12-01 21:17
firts
2017-12-01 21:17
rip immortals
2017-12-01 21:17
who cares lol
2017-12-01 21:17
good job, ez now add SK
2017-12-01 21:17
4 replies
wat
2017-12-01 21:17
3 replies
i thought they can add SK now
2017-12-01 21:18
2 replies
That's ECS bruh. Anyway, IMT is withdrawing of the League, not the playoffs, as they didn't qualify for them.
2017-12-01 21:19
1 reply
oh
2017-12-01 21:20
Always pull out guys!
2017-12-01 21:17
13 replies
LMAO
2017-12-01 21:18
#54
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Sweden MrIgnii
Can i get that bold name?
2017-12-01 21:21
4 replies
I don't think my choice of nick was that bold, but I like it and you can't have it. Sorry mate.
2017-12-01 21:45
3 replies
#90
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Sweden MrIgnii
Why cant i have it?
2017-12-01 21:51
2 replies
Staff only.
2017-12-01 21:54
1 reply
#95
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Sweden MrIgnii
Cant it be staff+me?
2017-12-01 21:54
What did you mean by that?
2017-12-01 21:26
4 replies
When you grow up you will understand mate.
2017-12-01 21:45
3 replies
he's 25 lol...
2017-12-01 22:13
1 reply
First CLG releases their CS:GO team, now Immortals withdraws, so the pro scene is not as strong as before.
2017-12-02 05:02
Actually, I think I know. But oh well, everyone has its ups and downs.
2017-12-02 04:10
Pull out what? D.ck?
2017-12-01 21:31
LUL
2017-12-01 21:50
#18
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Brazil Susanoo
RIP
2017-12-01 21:17
OK
2017-12-01 21:17
honor
2017-12-01 21:17
rofl
2017-12-01 21:17
angry Brazilians inbound
2017-12-01 21:17
Rip
2017-12-01 21:17
does GX automatically go to pro league now??
2017-12-01 21:17
6 replies
#42
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Sweden 4Sweeeden
Hmm.. thats interesting...
2017-12-01 21:19
2 replies
that reminds me too, OpTic are leaving NA to go to EU. What happens to their spot?
2017-12-01 21:20
1 reply
#81
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Sweden 4Sweeeden
I guess another team takes it? :P
2017-12-01 21:43
#46
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Brazil Shineray
Nop, GX was 3rd. Probrably SOAR goes
2017-12-01 21:20
1 reply
#59
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United States Gagey
no because the loser of Soar/Rise goes to relegation. so instead of 4 teams in relegation they will have 3. Unless ESL makes changes.
2017-12-01 21:23
#56
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United States Gagey
No Gx is in relegation.. there are 4 teams in relegation, Immortals were one of them.. Gx needs to place first or second in relegation. But if there are only 3 teams in relegation. GX just needs to win 1 game. instead of 2
2017-12-01 21:22
#26
honda | 
Brazil kindo
expected
2017-12-01 21:17
nt
2017-12-01 21:17
Noah made so much money with boltz, steel and the unprofessional players fnx, HEN1 and LUCAS1. He truly won against the brazillian community.
2017-12-01 21:17
ex-CLG to Immortals incoming
2017-12-01 21:17
3 replies
#73
Liazz | 
United Kingdom joors
+1 actually this might be a smart move that not many people have thought of, n1
2017-12-01 21:32
#113
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Brazil hugoooo
But he said he want to go to the top of CS scene. No ex-CLG players then.
2017-12-01 23:20
1 reply
#129
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North America hiqb8s
well ex-CLG is the best available, and probably on free transfer
2017-12-02 04:08
RIP
2017-12-01 21:18
#37
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Sweden 4Sweeeden
Expected tho.
2017-12-01 21:18
expected
2017-12-01 21:18
#39
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United States Gagey
So this means there are going to be 3 teams in ESL relegation?
2017-12-01 21:18
2 replies
IMT's spot has been offered to Ghost
2017-12-01 22:09
1 reply
Rise Nation needs to be in EPL this season
2017-12-01 23:10
#40
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Brazil acca90
Honor
2017-12-01 21:18
honor > all LUL
2017-12-01 21:18
#44
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Lithuania Paulius_CS
whatever.... irrelevant
2017-12-01 21:22
Immortals has dug themselves a endless hole.
2017-12-01 21:19
Awesome job Noah!aws
2017-12-01 21:20
ez4fns
2017-12-01 21:20
What an org, they made so much money lol
2017-12-01 21:20
BR players' parents shouldve pulled out tbqh
2017-12-01 21:21
ESL should make the NA EPL 12 teams (preferably 10) with the additional condition that 6 teams must always be majority North American. If you look at the NA EPL standings since its inception, there have always been a team (or "teams" in many seasons) that end up with 4 or less wins.
2017-12-01 21:21
2 replies
What if orgs contest the rule because maybe another org has non-american players and they can't buy any themselves because there'e a limit? There's more to what you are suggesting.
2017-12-02 00:23
1 reply
The idea is only loosely based on the LoL model where each team must have three NA residents (in addition to the loopholes and grandfathered players). Regardless, there's a problem (the NA EPL has far too many sub-par teams) and consequences (NA EPL & ECS have abysmal viewership, even worse for the lower tiered teams). And something needs to be done about it, other than having more EU teams (especially the ones HQ'd in USA: OpTic/NV) fill in the void.
2017-12-02 01:01
lol
2017-12-01 21:22
Sad
2017-12-01 21:23
Kng is laughing right now at a club in poland
2017-12-01 21:24
#65
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Brazil bigjohnson
Honor > all
2017-12-01 21:28
#66
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Brazil Seleskva
Honor
2017-12-01 21:28
Honor, wimps love it.
2017-12-01 21:38
Please disband.
2017-12-01 21:38
karma's a b**** ain't it huh?
2017-12-01 21:39
1 reply
No?! Steel did nothing wrong and got punished...
2017-12-01 21:50
the funny part is that imm would be never the same or sucseed at CSGO, this guy just wants attention
2017-12-01 21:40
Noah "Mastermind " Winston Kappa
2017-12-01 21:41
#85
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Hungary hardrise
"roster instability due to factors outside of the organization's control" Hahaha. You lost the control long time ago man. :D
2017-12-01 21:47
DISBAND ALREADY
2017-12-01 21:53
#96
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North America noahB_
2017-12-01 21:59
1 reply
#130
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North America hiqb8s
Fan of Noah and DAZED?? NICE
2017-12-02 04:10
What an honorful movement from Noah
2017-12-01 22:09
#101
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Portugal dascouves
H O N O R B O Y S
2017-12-01 22:19
good job mr noah
2017-12-01 22:23
>NOAH >HONOR
2017-12-01 22:27
one of the best ceo in world from what i've seen tbh
2017-12-01 22:29
#105
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Brazil bandicoot
It was a good organisation, unfortunate the leader is so incompetent though. Thankfully the good players have all moved on to better teams/orgs. Rest in peace Noah
2017-12-01 22:31
nobody cares 3rd worlders stay home.
2017-12-01 22:47
get rekt MR. HONOR
2017-12-01 23:09
#112
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Brazil hugoooo
Wow, such honor.
2017-12-01 23:19
#114
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Brazil fuNNa
GET OUT OFF ESPORT NOAH GET REKT
2017-12-01 23:20
I personaly LOVE this guy mindset, professionalism and effort. Who talk shit about him, just helps to destroy CS comunity power. He is doing everything he can to built a professional organization, risking tons of money, energy and time. We only can support and cheer that hiw work gets his roster somewhere, he is been giving oportunity to a lot of players to become PROFESSIONAL CS PLAYERS. So please guys, stop with toxic jokes that dont make our esport to rise and start been more positive about good projects like immortals! LOVE FROM BRAZIL!
2017-12-02 03:35
1 reply
+1
2017-12-02 10:53
#131
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Brazil LaicaBoss
they will buy out ex-clg roster
2017-12-02 04:10
1 reply
#134
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North America Jkhes
nah, they're gonna buy SK.
2017-12-02 04:23
#141
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Croatia Hbq
Honor > all
2017-12-02 11:29
#142
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Brazil those
@nwhinston = money + money + money + money + money + money just it!
2017-12-02 12:57
I wish honor could bring me as much money as selling all those players etc. Definitely worth the *sacrifice* ^^
2017-12-05 00:58
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