bruttJ dies in hospital aged 19
The Brazilian player had been placed on Imperial's bench last week for "an undetermined period" due to health issues, with the organization signing Alef "tatazin" Pereira on loan from paiN to fill the vacant slot on the roster.
The news was first revealed by Globo Esporte and then confirmed by Imperial, who added that the cause of death is still unknown. The organisation explained that the 19-year-old had complained of headaches and left the team's gaming house in São Paulo to recover near his family in Rio de Janeiro.
In his last tweets, bruttJ had thanked the support of the Brazilian community and expressed his wish to "leave the hospital and play CS until 8 in the morning".
Several of the team's members have already taken to social media to pay tribute to the young player. On Twitter, Dener "KHTEX" Barchfield wrote that this is "the worst day of my life" and described bruttJ as "one of the most talented guys I have ever seen".