zakk: "Open to offers"

Former Immortals coach Rafael "zakk" Fernandes has confirmed that he is assessing his options following the disbandment of the Brazilian team.

The 27-year-old is currently a free agent after Immortals decided to pull the plug on their team and take the next couple of the months to reevaluate their position in the Counter-Strike scene.

Rafael "zakk" Fernandes signed for Immortals in June 2016 alongside the Tempo Storm roster, which would go on to win that year's DreamHack Summer event. The team would scale even greater heights in 2017, peaking with a final appearance at PGL Major Krakow.

zakk is currently a free agent

However, the team ended up falling apart as a result of internal issues, and Immortals turned to young talents in an effort to keep their squad competitive, but without success.

"I got many things right and made a lot of mistakes, we are all human so this is something normal, but I learned a lot with everything that I went through with our team," he wrote in a Twitlonger post.

"Despite the falling-outs with some of the players, I still wish them all the best of luck because I know how hard they have worked, so they deserve [to be successful].

"About our last line-up, our plan was to have a team that could be ready to compete to be in the top three in North America in mid-2018, so we paid no attention to criticism.

"We were together for a short period of time, but I loved working with destiny, shz, zqk and horvy. They are kids with a lot of talent and so eager to grow that it makes you want to work 24/7 to achieve your goals.

"Immortals chose another path, so I am announcing that I am open to offers."

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2017-12-02 20:47
2017-12-02 20:47
Germany No_Kappa 
He can't even babysit the team's best player. Let alone display leadership to coach a team. I think it was very unhonorable of IMT Mr. Pointy Hair CEO to fire his beloved coach for no reason.
2017-12-03 00:52
Argentina roulettesoad 
zakk to gale force.
2017-12-02 20:49
2017-12-02 20:58
Sweden New@ac@low@id 
Lul nt t 9999 no scene
2017-12-03 00:01
Finland Smoonah 
haHAA downgrade even more
2017-12-03 10:08
Zakk to ex-immortals bruhh
2017-12-03 14:48
2017-12-03 20:03
no ty
2017-12-02 20:47
Finally a nice news.
2017-12-02 20:47
Italy marxie 
2017-12-02 20:47
2017-12-02 20:47
Spain G3CK0 
2017-12-02 20:47
Poland zJe 
2017-12-02 20:47
Denmark JustYes 
2017-12-02 20:47
2017-12-02 20:47
CeRq | 
Russia normD 
2017-12-02 20:47
kNgV- | 
Brazil codezera 
open to SK
2017-12-02 20:48
Russia majncly 
Rip Brazilian CS
2017-12-02 20:48
Brazil prNek 
sk top1 ?
2017-12-02 21:36
ZywOo | 
Brazil smm1le 
2017-12-02 23:41
You mean, Rip Immortals?
2017-12-03 12:58
Pls no more br
2017-12-02 20:48
Brazil Laan 
C9 zakk confirmed LUL RIP NA COACHS
2017-12-03 01:06
I hate c9 so they can have him lol
2017-12-03 01:20
Brazil Laan 
2017-12-03 01:22
Pls no more european - american CS
2017-12-03 13:20
Umad co u tought liquid was going to win 2016s major, arent u? I feel u bro, zews is doing a great job in liquid tho, so u are just being stupid. :D
2017-12-04 17:16
expected xD
2017-12-02 20:48
Denmark j[v] 
probably LG or any NA team will buy him
2017-12-02 20:48
United States destrossive 
He's free agent, so...
2017-12-02 20:51
pbf1 | 
Brazil Countrybr 
LG has apoka as new coach, so not LG, but maybe tempo, ghost, or any br team
2017-12-02 21:00
Twistzz | 
North America f^rax 
sk no coach and he knows dead so he seems likely to join them
2017-12-02 22:05
pbf1 | 
Brazil Countrybr 
Dead is sk coach and manager
2017-12-02 22:13
Twistzz | 
North America f^rax 
He's only their manager, he coaches & stands-in because they don't have a real coach
2017-12-02 22:16
United Kingdom hArdLad 
But they don't want a coach, right?
2017-12-03 01:28
Fallen is coach, alongside IGL and top1ALP GG
2017-12-03 16:59
Dead is not coach
2017-12-03 04:01
sk don't want/need a coach...
2017-12-03 16:43
Canada Gilligan 
2017-12-02 20:48
Turkey ThisKidisNutz 
cool story bob
2017-12-02 20:48
Argentina roulettesoad 
zakk to gale force
2017-12-02 20:48
thats not a bad idea actually
2017-12-02 20:52
dont think so
2017-12-02 21:18
he is a bad player, but a good coach. better than peacemaker and he coaches heroic, tier2-3 team so zakk should find a good team for him.
2017-12-02 20:49
mark my words : Sk.Zakk
2017-12-02 20:59
pbf1 | 
Brazil Countrybr 
Nope, sk has dead, they probably won't get him, LG have apoka as new coach, but maybe tempo, ex-immortals, Gale force or who knows, ghost or any team in SA
2017-12-02 21:03
yeah but if peacemaker can coach an tier2-3 team (Heroic) 100% that Zakk will coach an tier1 team
2017-12-02 21:05
pbf1 | 
Brazil Countrybr 
Just like ex-imt
2017-12-02 21:09
Cyprus Arkhangels 
zakk was mad as hell when the trio failed to show up to that grandfinal because they were "sleeping". I don't think the villa mix way of life matches zakk's dedication and hard work.
2017-12-02 21:24
Zakk was late too...
2017-12-02 22:08
underrated coach
2017-12-02 20:49
Switzerland GoTMedicine 
Good guy zakk
2017-12-02 20:49
Brazil BuddyINSANE 
Good luck Zakk! We smart, we loyal, we friendly, we are from BRAZIL! Kreygasm
2017-12-02 20:50
2017-12-04 17:48
Brazil Susanoo 
gl zakk hope you go to Tempo
2017-12-02 20:56
pbf1 | 
Brazil Countrybr 
Or maybe ex-imt, Gale force
2017-12-02 21:09
This guy should coach an NA team like zews is right now
2017-12-02 20:51
pbf1 | 
Brazil Countrybr 
That don't have any sense, cause he can go to ex-imt, tempo, Gale force
2017-12-02 21:11
Xyp9x | 
Portugal CRMN1 
Why is the fact that he can coach another Brazilian team invalidate his chances of coaching an NA team? He's a good coach in my opinion. The major finalists Immortals we saw was a top 7 team and zakk certainly had his impact. I would like to see him coach c9 although it's unlikely. Liquid already has Zews and they're long time Cloud 9 rivals, so two Brazilians coaching the two best NA teams would be sick.
2017-12-03 00:22
He will coach 100 Thieves now, and will reach Major playoffs.
2017-12-02 20:52
BR coachs going to NA teams is not good to BR teams :(
2017-12-02 20:53
No other choice honestly :/ and even horvy is looking for opportunities in NA
2017-12-02 20:56
pbf1 | 
Brazil Countrybr 
He can go to some nice not na teams, like tempo storm, Gale force, ex immortals(this one is really possible)
2017-12-02 21:07
After what happened with ex-IMT in September, not a chance. He even said that they need a babysitter :p. And he likely wants to coach at a higher level as he's actually a pretty good one as well which can help teams that play at a high level like Some NA teams or even some EU teams.
2017-12-02 21:44
pbf1 | 
Brazil Countrybr 
True, but they still friends and they are a T1 team , tempo has great potencial
2017-12-02 22:15
ofc it's no offers expect
2017-12-02 20:58
my team need a coach
2017-12-02 21:02
New peacemaker
2017-12-02 21:03
This was the coach that was late to the finals with other 3 players? No thanks.
2017-12-02 21:03
Only the other 3 players was late l think
2017-12-02 21:04
Cyprus Arkhangels 
he was the one running around the hotel to find the missing trio if im not mistaken.
2017-12-02 21:28
Brazil maximoff66 
He wasn't
2017-12-02 21:30
No, only the trio were late due to being hungover lul
2017-12-02 21:46
IMT made a vídeo about the team's reconstruction, and zakk was late too.
2017-12-02 22:10
Xyp9x | 
Portugal CRMN1 
He was late because he was trying to get the trio ready to go. He was forced to be late because he was looking after them.
2017-12-03 00:23
Prove it or ill kill you
2017-12-03 00:36
"They are kids with a lot of talent" to "They are boys with a lot of talent" would be better imo c:
2017-12-02 21:03
Norway SkaMathias 
2017-12-02 21:05
zaak is a good guy but he is more a manager than a coach. Good luck Good guy
2017-12-02 21:09
zakk > peacemaker
2017-12-02 21:13
Oceania nobrac 
2017-12-02 21:16
Europe keNLey94 
GL in the future zakk you have done well
2017-12-02 21:18
CeRq | 
Sweden xamzino9 
to Villamix please
2017-12-02 21:22
wasted money
2017-12-02 21:25
Personal coach for Fer :v
2017-12-02 21:56
Brazil rdswR 
SK zakk
2017-12-02 21:57
Man from grand finals of major to a dead team the management in this team is really bad that's pretty obvious, the pr for this team is even worse, they could of settled all this shit professionally and in a better way.
2017-12-02 22:17
Sweden 4Sweeeden 
Imagine if KNG didnt tweet the stuff he did and the twins + KNG wasnt late to finals.
2017-12-02 22:18
all 3 were gonna quit anyways, the problems started before all that shit
2017-12-02 23:09
they were pretty much doing their own shit fucking up steel and boltz's pracc time and etc adding kng was such a fucking stupid idea you were controlling 2 addicts now you have 3 and they got the advantage the major slot,and another lan spots
2017-12-03 02:36
Sweden 4Sweeeden 
SK Zakk inc.
2017-12-02 22:18
New ex-Immortals coach
2017-12-02 22:26
zakk should be able to find a good team, but I don;t know many who are looking or one who play frequent lans
2017-12-02 22:51
Brazil teuS11 
2017-12-02 22:57
Brazil StalkerSx 
Great coach!
2017-12-02 22:59
Brazil N1GHTR1DER 
he is a good guy, will find a new team soon
2017-12-04 02:53
lamp | 
Libya mothh 
ah gl zakk! It better pan out for this guy, incredibly nice, great coach.
2017-12-02 23:01
he's a great guy, i hope some good team pick him
2017-12-02 23:07
Europe WutZeFak 
ex immortals or SK
2017-12-03 00:06
Brazil oldStar 
Zakk is a awesome person ! GL my friend !
2017-12-03 00:19
United States nfsjayiscool 
To ex-imt/100Thieves?
2017-12-03 00:57
Brazil RaelG 
when I said Noah condemned CS:GO IMT, no one believed.
2017-12-03 01:43
Brazil tecnoluisao 
Deserves a great staff. He is very humble.
2017-12-03 02:31
I want this guy at c9 fuck off valens you willing to do shit
2017-12-03 02:34
I love this brazillian, hope he gets picked up
2017-12-03 03:43
And always remember guys. Honor the call.
2017-12-03 07:53
great coach good luck
2017-12-03 07:56
Zakk coach C9 plz
2017-12-03 15:04
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