fer ruled out of BLAST Pro Series Lisbon
In an interview with FACEIT that aired during Saturday's ECS semi-final clash against North, fer revealed that he will undergo surgery to fix his right ear problem on December 14, with team manager Ricardo "dead" Sinigaglia confirming to ESPN Esports Brasil that the player will return to his homeland after the ESL Pro League Season 8 Finals, in two weeks.
This will be fer's second surgery since joining the team, the first while part of MIBR. In 2016, he spent a month on the sidelines after going under the knife to fix a breathing problem, with Gustavo "SHOOWTiME" Gonçalves replacing him in the ESL Pro League.
While at the ZOTAC Cup Masters, the 27-year-old had already revealed that he would require another surgery before the end of the year, though he did not mention whether it would force him to miss any events.
BLAST Pro Series Lisbon will take place at Altice Arena from December 14-15, with $250,000 on the line. Recent rumors have suggested that Lincoln "fnx" Lau, a former member of the team, could temporarily replace fer, but, according to dead, the 28-year-old is not an option.