Immortals' Noah Whinston: "We will have Brazilian teams playing for us"
Immortals CEO Noah Whinston has stated that his organisation will be "100% involved" in the development of Brazilian esports.
The North American organisation has been strongly linked with a move for the core of the SK squad, with the players' contracts set to expire in July.
In January, Made in Brazil owner Paulo Velloso confirmed that he was locked in talks with Immortals about selling the legendary brand, which has been out of the spotlight since 2012, when the organisation closed their doors.
In an interview with Globo, conducted in Rio de Janeiro, Noah Whinston refused to comment on speculation about the SK team or MiBR, but he confirmed that he has big plans for the Brazilian scene.
"We will work with Brazilian teams," he said. "This year and next year, we will be 100% involved in Brazilian esports.
"I will not confirm or deny whether we will back to CS:GO, but I will confirm that we will have Brazilian teams playing for us. Until the end of the year, I, as CEO, will have Brazilian line-ups playing for me.
"What I can say is that we know the strength of the MiBR brand in Brazil. We really respect the esports legacy here. It is not about doing a one-off impactful thing, to get some attention, some likes on Twitter and Facebook without really doing much.
"We will be involved in the Brazilian scene like no team has ever done. This is an ambitious plan and it will require a lot of work."
Last month, Immortals announced that they had appointed former professional player and renowned analyst Tomi "lurppis" Kovanen as their General Manager for CS:GO, with the 30-year-old revealing earlier on Tuesday in a Twitter post that he will be moving to Los Angeles "within a couple of weeks".
Immortals have been without a CS:GO team since December 1, when the organisation decided to take a step back from the scene following Lucas "steel" Lopes's transfer to Liquid, which left their squad depleted to just four players.