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 is Imperial's new fifth member

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.

LUCAS1 will make his first appearance for Imperial on Thursday against Havan Liberty in the semi-finals of CBCS The Conquest. With this change, the Brazilian team now have:

Brazil Caio "⁠zqkS⁠" Fonseca
Brazil Gustavo "⁠SHOOWTiME⁠" Gonçalves
Brazil Felipe "⁠delboNi⁠" Delboni
Brazil Lincoln "⁠fnx⁠" Lau
Brazil Lucas "⁠LUCAS1⁠" Teles

Brazil Alan "⁠AlaNDieg0R⁠" Riveros (coach)

Brazil Alan 'AlaNDieg0R' Riveros
Alan 'AlaNDieg0R' Riveros
Age:
33
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.88
Maps played:
169
KPR:
0.59
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
Brazil Gustavo 'SHOOWTiME' Gonçalves
Gustavo 'SHOOWTiME' Gonçalves
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
866
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Brazil Denis 'dzt' Fischer
Denis 'dzt' Fischer
Age:
23
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
555
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
Brazil Felipe 'delboNi' Delboni
Felipe 'delboNi' Delboni
Age:
22
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
332
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
Brazil Lincoln 'fnx' Lau
Lincoln 'fnx' Lau
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
595
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.16
Argentina Ignacio 'meyern' Meyer
Ignacio 'meyern' Meyer
Age:
18
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
354
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.12
Brazil Lucas 'LUCAS1' Teles
Lucas 'LUCAS1' Teles
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
849
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.16
Brazil Caio 'zqkS' Fonseca
Caio 'zqkS' Fonseca
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
654
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.12
#1
kise | 
Belgium entYAAA
nais
2020-08-16 02:03
That's not nais Btw fnx sexiest player in the world
2020-08-16 11:45
+1
2020-08-16 17:36
+1
2020-08-17 00:00
#2
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Brazil sakaaa
GL HF QUÉ OOOTAAAAA
2020-08-16 02:03
wow GL!
2020-08-16 02:04
naics
2020-08-16 02:03
#6
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Argentina xpl0d3
n2
2020-08-16 02:04
Noob team
2020-08-16 02:05
they are not noobs, they are professionals man respect
2020-08-16 19:17
respect
2020-08-21 21:41
#78
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Brazil CaiGod
Newcomers ???? both have played professionally since 2014 and fnx being champion of 2 major and lucas finalist of pgl major krakow ????
2020-08-16 21:23
#110
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Netherlands JUNG13
nt russki noob
2020-08-22 14:31
#8
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Bulgaria goshyy
GL!
2020-08-16 02:05
#11
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United States n0bodya
brazilian boomers squad
2020-08-16 02:13
2 times major champion and one major finalist on the team and that is what u call them
2020-08-16 02:18
#13
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United States n0bodya
doesnt change the fact that they are washed up now and wont achieve anything nowadays and wasting their time, just like HONORIS, and like dennis on Apeks, and like Dignitas
2020-08-16 02:21
I disagree with you bro. NEO still have the abilities to play in a t2 EU team. also xizt, GTR are decent. f0rest can still play in t1. fnx, lucas1 > vini
2020-08-16 02:25
#18
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United States n0bodya
well, we can agree to disagree. but good luck to them either way i guess, even tho i think they are wasting their time its kinda cool that they still have motivation to keep trying
2020-08-16 02:36
why are they wasting there time making money playing the game they love
2020-08-16 02:37
More like the organization are wasting time and money on them if u think about tryimg to be competitive
2020-08-16 08:51
The organization choose the best player they could afford, so this was a great move for the organization and lucas1 that is coming back to cs
2020-08-16 10:06
I agree but i was speaking about the "washed up" teams as a whole, not about this move. Lucas is a super good player for SA leagues for sure but this team imperial has, seems pretty expensive for them considering they wont dominate even their own region...
2020-08-16 14:01
One player can make all the diference, you cannot say they won´t dominate if they haven´t played yet. Watch their future games and see how the team develops. A 2nd place major winner is always good for a team like imperial, experience. balance and firepower is what they will get.
2020-08-17 14:25
Ofc im not 100% they wont dominate but i suppose these are things some people see, some not. Pretty much the only way this team can be +ev for its org is from marketing.
2020-08-17 15:02
n0bodya saying that FNX AND LUCAS1 are wasting their time KKKKKKKKKKKKKKK
2020-08-19 13:58
VINI>fnx,lucas1
2020-08-16 14:43
Who is Furia?
2020-08-16 19:02
#104
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Brazil setsz
+1
2020-08-18 21:23
+1
2020-08-16 17:51
kkkkkkkkkkkk
2020-08-17 13:56
I still respect them for not giving up changing to valorant
2020-08-16 06:59
Triumph World ranking#50 im sorry bro, but 30+ forest and fnx would beat these triumph guys 1000 times in 1000 games.
2020-08-16 15:59
Actually all of them but that delboni guy have been to major playoffs
2020-08-16 08:19
Why did mibr even kick him...
2020-08-16 02:22
#38
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Hungary subzera
Cuz mibr core thinks the 5th is the problem, not the washed up core
2020-08-16 06:42
the only comment I saw being made about it was for the fallen, and he said there was a disagreement of thoughts within the game, he used for example things like, time to be passive and time to be aggressive, what I understood was that fallen meant that lucas1 was flustered
2020-08-16 17:41
Perfect roster would be Lucas1 Fallen Taco Boltz Fer
2020-08-17 18:56
coldzera?
2020-08-17 20:12
He is in faze
2020-08-17 22:31
I thought it was a kind of Brazilian dream team
2020-08-18 01:25
#16
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Brazil ValuedBark
GL Lucas1
2020-08-16 02:29
#17
ropz | 
Brazil oBraga
End of the road, always grew up on the back of his brother, splitting up from him was the worst decision he could've done
2020-08-16 02:32
Que ota?
2020-08-16 02:36
#21
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Brazil Lemonitos
lol they're washed up indeed but that's what makes it interesting because they have something to prove...
2020-08-16 02:41
They doesn't have anything to prove. It's some like pasha playing, they doesn't need to prove any, cause they already did it, you just want to see they playing
2020-08-16 03:08
Pretty bad team
2020-08-16 03:07
C9 has always been pretty bad team
2020-08-16 18:33
#79
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Brazil CaiGod
And cloud9 and what? won a major in 2018 but today they are garbage Liquid>>>>>>>c9
2020-08-16 21:28
Q OTA??
2020-08-16 03:08
Q OTAAA???
2020-08-16 03:10
#26
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Brazil hugoooo
Imperial videos are cringe but they have very experienced players that can still try a run on the lower bottom 30 if they train on Europe like they are saying they will
2020-08-16 03:14
#28
N1K3RR | 
Finland sAA_
q otaaaaaaaaaaa?
2020-08-16 03:19
#29
TACO | 
Brazil thsGO_
q ota?
2020-08-16 03:43
ota
2020-08-16 03:57
Q OTA?? SILENCIO, TRABALHO
2020-08-16 04:13
Que Ota ? Já vai boltz ?
2020-08-16 04:23
#33
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Brazil morabrasil
Brazilian aesthetics
2020-08-16 05:19
#34
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Brazil KingDavi
Qué ota ?
2020-08-16 05:30
#35
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Spain NkdKMS
Who?
2020-08-16 06:06
#36
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Brazil lLandimm
Lucas "LUCAS1" Teles (born July 14, 1995) is a Brazilian professional Counter-Strike: Global Offensive player and former Counter-Strike player who currently plays for Imperial e-Sports.
2020-08-16 06:08
#41
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Spain NkdKMS
Oh, alright. Thank you.
2020-08-16 07:35
Education is everything =) sorry for my english
2020-08-17 17:01
#37
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Hungary subzera
Who joins tier 7 br team
2020-08-16 06:41
lineups in br FURIA > MIBR > BOOM > IMPERIAL
2020-08-16 07:31
FURIA > MIBR > BOOM > TEAM1 > IMPERIAL
2020-08-16 09:22
#46
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Ukraine YUR4S
BOOM>Botr
2020-08-16 09:45
All > MIBR
2020-08-16 13:31
Furia>Boom>T1>Mibr>Imperial
2020-08-16 18:21
mibr > furia
2020-08-16 23:20
Que ota?
2020-08-16 08:03
ALaNDi3g0RtEHkiLl3R
2020-08-16 10:38
nice lineup
2020-08-16 11:02
#52
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Brazil Karlogaria
Dubious roster, wish he ends up in a better team someday
2020-08-16 13:13
I still don't understand why didn't they keep the immortals roster?
2020-08-16 13:31
because of a big scandal involving lucas1, hen1 and kng, kng threatened a player for "denigrating" his image and it got really bad, so immortals decided to expel kng, noah ex owner of imt (current mibr) swore that kng would never be part of any of his projects again, so the 2017 immortals team never managed to find a replacement until they disbanb in 2019 representing luminosity gaming. sorry my inglish is very bad
2020-08-16 17:47
oh yeah I forgot that happened when they were in imt I remembered it as it was in 100T
2020-08-17 01:05
wtf showtime looks like he worked on himself a lot in the past few years
2020-08-16 13:58
I think he had surgery. idk
2020-08-16 16:39
yes he did
2020-08-16 17:49
I don't think he is a good pickup. Honestly I think he is just to inconsistent. I would prefer them to stay with dzt, and remove fnx, and take a young talent like cass1n, I know he is a no name but he have potential to be the future star of BR CS.
2020-08-16 14:06
This lineup appears to have been made only in terms of the names of the players. you know... that they are all known in Brazil.
2020-08-16 16:44
But this team would be much better if they would take a player like cass1n, I know he is a no name, but I think this team needs a cheap star player who can be great in the future.
2020-08-16 18:47
#59
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Brazil me1bourne
When the drop is bigger than the hole
2020-08-16 15:08
#60
arT | 
Brazil logzera
Party team.
2020-08-16 15:34
omegalul
2020-08-16 17:44
GL
2020-08-17 00:30
this will not work.
2020-08-17 00:31
#87
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Brazil Thovisk
what a downgrade, gl qué ota
2020-08-17 01:32
#93
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Brazil BALACLAVA
ruim demais pro luquinhas
2020-08-17 15:09
Imperial will now become the 2nd best Brazilian team?
2020-08-17 15:10
#106
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Brazil drydden
With shoowtime on the roster? Unlikely, they still have to surpass BOOM and TeamOne
2020-08-19 01:52
que ota?
2020-08-24 16:45
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