Imperial confirm LUCAS1 signing
The PGL Major Krakow finalist will continue his career in Brazil after a seven-month break from action.
Imperial have announced that they have secured the services of former Immortals and MIBR member Lucas "LUCAS1" Teles on a permanent basis. The 25-year-old joins the team on a free transfer, returning to activity after a prolonged break.
LUCAS1 has been a free agent since December 2019, when he was replaced by Ignacio "meyern" Meyer on MIBR after just six months with the team. He played two matches as a stand-in for FURIA the following month and has been out of action ever since.
LUCAS1 will be stepping into the shoes of Denis "dzt" Fischer, whose future is now unclear. The 23-year-old had rejoined Imperial in January after a first spell with the organisation between September 2018 and April 2019, after which he played for Inflames and Keyd. He helped Imperial to win the Aorus League #1 Finals in March before results took a turn for the worse, with the team failing to go beyond the semi-finals in each of their last five tournaments.
The high-profile addition of LUCAS1 brings a wealth of experience to the Brazilian team, who added two-time Major champion Lincoln "fnx" Lau in June. He spent the majority of the last five years competing in North America, enjoying great success with Immortals, whom he helped to the final of PGL Major Krakow in 2017.
In a video posted by Imperial, LUCAS1 said that he is looking forward to playing again and revealed that the team will bootcamp in Serbia ahead of the last Regional Major Ranking (RMR) tournament in South America.
Alan "AlaNDieg0R" Riveros (coach)