Imperial cancel European bootcamp as two players test positive for COVID-19

According to Globo Esporte, the players in question are Lincoln "⁠fnx⁠" Lau and Lucas "⁠LUCAS1⁠" Teles.

Imperial have canceled their bootcamp in Belgrade, Serbia, after two of their players — reportedly fnx and LUCAS1 — tested positive for COVID-19. The Brazilian roster was set to play in Europe for two weeks in an effort to prepare for the final Regional Major Ranking (RMR) tournament in South America, Tribo to Major, following the addition of LUCAS1 in mid-August.

In a statement, the organisation confirms the infection of two of their players, stating that they both contracted the virus in the past and tested positive in an RT-PCR test ahead of their flight to Europe. The statement goes on to say that both players are asymptomatic and in good health, and that the decision to cancel the bootcamp was made for the safety of everyone involved as any retest in case of a false positive would take another week.

LUCAS1 and fnx reportedly tested positive for COVID-19

The practice against higher-level opposition would have provided a much-needed boon for the the Brazilian team, who have limited practice under their belts, with both fnx and LUCAS1 having joined in the past two months.

Imperial currently reside in third place in the South American RMR rankings with 840 points, well below BOOM at 1600 and Isurus at 1200. Only the top team from the South American RMR table will earn a spot in ESL One Rio, with 2500 points on offer to the winner of Tribo to Major, which will run between September 18 and October 11.

Brazil Lucas 'LUCAS1' Teles
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Brazil Lincoln 'fnx' Lau
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F for FNX
2020-08-30 03:39
Great way for publicity tho, no cap, they're young and healthy
2020-08-30 11:32
They are infected with a disease which is highly contagious and already killed 800k+ human beings, and you still call them healthy?
2020-08-31 07:31
Germany theFRXS
i think he ment they are infected with the virus but dont have any symptoms which means they are still healthy just infected
2020-09-03 00:29
wonder if they hanged out with cold recently
2020-08-30 14:13
2020-08-30 03:39
Portugal moupz
2020-08-30 03:39
2020-08-30 15:53
Brazil Geatis
2020-08-30 18:59
2020-08-31 03:33
ropz | 
France Naiizo
2020-08-30 03:39
oh shit lol
2020-08-30 03:39
Fnx and Lucas1, 2 party animals!
2020-08-30 03:39
literally though completely expected
2020-08-30 04:34
From a guy who took a default loss coz he was partying a day before a fck major final.
2020-08-30 04:39
Wasn't the default loss for DH Open Montreal against North, not the major final?
2020-08-30 04:41
Brazil pooternd
yes, it was on DH
2020-08-30 04:46
you're right! Anyway inadmissible
2020-08-30 04:48
good ol pal kng wanting to kill FNS haha
2020-08-30 05:10
I can tell, but non portuguese speakers would doubt, in portuguese "kill" might have a different meaning. Not end up his life, but destroy him in game, or rekt on twitter. I don't know if people didn't get it or what. Literally translations are a mess.
2020-08-30 05:17
What did he say in Portuguese?
2020-08-30 06:03
he didn't say it in portuguese, he said "you'll prove it, or i'll kill you"
2020-08-30 07:33
country checks out
2020-08-30 07:11
ahahahahhahaha good catch
2020-08-31 23:44
Sorry dude, but no. There's no other meaning in this. It happens sometimes in this community when people think they fully understand how a language works in a set country because they google translated it or because 10 people from Brazil said it was that way and so it has to be. But in this case what you're saying makes no sense, sounds like a lot of bullshit actually.
2020-08-30 17:37
I don't think kng had planned to kill steel. You know "matar" can have a lot of meanings. Anyway he was wrong and reckless. Not a pro player behaviour.
2020-08-30 18:33
2020-08-30 03:39
2020-08-30 03:39
I wish them a quick and full recovery
2020-08-30 03:40
Brazil JMB_17
they recovered already, they got infected at the start of the lockdown. Test still says positive and they aren't allowed to go to Europe
2020-08-30 03:41
Sweden quacke
Good thing they didn't get very ill.
2020-08-30 03:45
Finally a positive comment
2020-08-30 03:55
Brazil g4laxI
2020-08-30 03:58
Brazil ghcnvbkn
2020-08-30 05:43
Calling them party animals is pretty positive too
2020-08-30 08:00
NEO | 
Brazil ptL^^
2020-08-30 20:29
2020-08-30 17:36
Brazil Lostty
+1 thanks bro <3
2020-08-30 19:04
2020-08-30 03:40
party party
2020-08-30 03:40
iirc this is the second time fnx has caught covid, dude needs to stop partying that much ffs
2020-08-30 03:42
Sweden quacke
Damn no immunity then?
2020-08-30 03:45
yeah that's what I've thought, this dude needs to take care of his health wtf
2020-08-30 04:14
I've heard of many people who have gotten it multiple times, not too sure about the talk of immunity tbh
2020-08-30 04:22
Sweden quacke
Yeah so have I. That shit is scary because it would make a vaccine ineffective.
2020-08-30 11:22
Wdym it would make a vaccine ineffective. Obviously not, vaccines are actives for about 10 years, obviously it would permit to control the pandemic.
2020-08-31 20:44
Sweden quacke
No, the activity depends on how long you are immune for, which depends on the virus. Not all viruses have permanent immunity, and it seems the COVID only has an immunity around 4 months, which means every 4 months you can get the virus again (limited data, might be different between cases). Vaccines work because they give you immunity without making you sick, which means in this case the vaccine might only be effective for 4 months at a time.
2020-08-31 21:49
its like the flu. your body builds cells which fight the virus, but if few months go past you will have less antibodies. it doesn't reall matter tho. for a healthy, young person this virus is a joke.
2020-08-30 12:58
true, but stupid people still believe the fear governments impose with this flew
2020-08-31 04:58
Brazil drydden
"for a healthy, young person this virus is a joke." Say that to the people in their 20s and 30s dying
2020-08-31 15:07
Well the chance of dying from it for young adults are lower than those of dying from cancer, so obviously it happens occasionally, as it would with any other desease.
2020-08-31 20:47
I think he's only got it once but still testing positive despite showing no symptons
2020-08-30 05:27
He still has the virus, and can infect anyone else. He's just asymptomatic.
2020-08-30 10:25
Sweden quacke
I've heard of people who have had it for 4 months.
2020-08-30 11:23
It is possibile. Covid has different mutations and the vaccine would be useless anyway but it prevents to get really sick people to hospital and full them but surely we will all get the virus sooner or later, it's somethimg that our immunity system has to learn to fight. The first 2 times when you get it you'll feel it for sure, after that, high chance you are just asymptomatic and be good but at the same time you can get at risk those who never had it. That's it
2020-08-30 11:38
Finland jakem0n
2020-08-30 14:53
Germany Nachofish
ohh shit ofc fnx
2020-08-30 03:42
no surprise
2020-08-30 03:45
Villa mix is back!
2020-08-30 03:46
ofc fnx kkkkkkkkkkk
2020-08-30 03:48
Brazil batcompany
That's unfortunate. I doubt they would ashame us in mibr fashion, and they even could grab some maps.
2020-08-30 03:50
Hopefully the COVID-19 wont be deadly to them. Few of the only ones that are keeping Brasil´s scene up.
2020-08-30 03:55
From what I've been reading, they don't show any problems and are in that situation, when you won't harm yourself, but is dangerous for people nearby...
2020-08-30 18:46
Asia Blitzer
Fnx and Lucas1? you dont say...
2020-08-30 03:52
2020-08-30 04:04
fucking corona
2020-08-30 04:11
Good luck
2020-08-30 04:12
Brazil setsz
fnx 2 majors 1 covid forget explosed
2020-08-30 04:14
Lmao forget padrim
2020-08-30 05:00
lmao expected from fnx
2020-08-30 04:16
Netherlands staticNL
sucks ;/ wish them well.
2020-08-30 04:19
LMFAO not surprised at all these two caught it.
2020-08-30 04:21
Australia csRIOTgo
LUCAS1 also party hard?
2020-08-30 04:21
2020-08-31 03:01
not suprised at all was about time fnx gets it with this lifestyle
2020-08-30 04:22
2020-08-30 04:22
United States notawaffle
2020-08-30 04:23
2020-08-30 04:24
Ez cursed by me
2020-08-30 04:25
Hungary subzera
expected from brazil XD
2020-08-30 04:26
what the
2020-08-30 04:34
Brazil llskll
Not testing positive for covid in brazil is like winning the lottery.
2020-08-30 04:36
what have you done with that country
2020-08-30 04:45
Brazil Xambi
it isnt like that imo, u are overreacting
2020-08-30 04:48
Brazil llskll
A little bit to make a joke but Brazil is dealing so bad with covid
2020-08-30 04:51
Brazil llskll
2020-08-30 04:52
Brazil Xambi
It deffinetely is
2020-08-30 04:58
2020-08-30 06:23
Hong Kong freehk
2020-08-30 05:08
this is what happens when you ignore safety measures and decide to party with others in a pandemic lol
2020-08-30 05:42
players checks out
2020-08-30 06:19
Kkkkkkkkkkkk fnx the GOAT
2020-08-30 06:25
2020-08-30 06:33
Certeza que iriam se sair melhor que a MIBR
2020-08-30 06:35
brazilians handling covid issue what else to say
2020-08-30 07:02
United States Gonginator
I wish them both a speedy recovery. I'd like to see Imperial make a name for themselves and show that Brazil's talent pool lies well beyond FURIA and MIBR. Especially fnx since I've always respected him as a player. I'm still unhappy to this day about the decision to remove him from Luminosity Gaming back in the day. That was when things kind of started going down hill for the team.
2020-08-30 07:05
Fnx is a great player but he really isn’t committed to CS at least to compete on a high level tier 1 scene... I mean the guy is already famous, make lots of money streaming and with his clothing brand and is used to party with famous guys like neymar and other soccer players / celebrities in Brazil... not to mention the high number of chicks that try a shot on him... too much to live for besides a PC game... I don’t blame him.
2020-08-30 07:55
United States Gonginator
Fair enough haha. He's what...30 now? So I totally understand that CSGO isn't his #1 priority. He's had his time in CS 1.6 and did a lot of things that he's happy with himself for and I guess CSGO is just an extension of his professional gaming career. As a CSGO fan, I'd like to see him go hard in the game like NEO and TaZ, but like you said he's got a lot of other great things going for him in life besides CSGO.
2020-08-30 08:25
Yeah! I don’t even know why he does mind to try anything on CS at this point. He won major in CSGO and 1.6, doesn’t have anything to prove anymore. If I was him I would spent my money on party’s and hoes all the time like he does XD
2020-08-31 23:04
It isn't always about the hoes and money :)
2020-09-01 00:16
Shouldn't have fucked fer's girlfriend then, if he didn't want to get removed. But, I wish them both a speedy recovery. I truly do, no one deserves this virus. But, he needs to stop fucking peoples girlfriends.
2020-08-30 10:26
0/8 girl is a thot, guess who was in a relationship
2020-08-30 14:46
0/8 bait you shouldn't fuck your teammates girlfriend
2020-08-30 17:43
Was it a rape? No she wanted to fuck him as well Who was in the relationship ? Fer with fnx or fer with his gf?
2020-08-30 18:25
I mean you still don't fuck your teammates and friends girlfriends even if she wants to.
2020-08-30 21:45
With mates like this, who needs enemies. I feel sorry for the other Imperial players and the fans. Hopefully, they quickly find suitable replacements.
2020-08-30 09:00
2020-08-30 09:05
Hong Kong RaqRo
2020-08-30 09:13
Brazil enzibm
everything as expected.
2020-08-30 09:19
2020-08-30 09:21
2020-08-30 09:54
2020-08-30 09:33
lol obviously keep fucking around guys lol
2020-08-30 10:01
Parties in Brazil is a really big problem hahahaha I miss you Brazil S2
2020-08-30 10:04
expected from partyfaggots
2020-08-30 10:22
Shit. Hope they will be fine in the end.
2020-08-30 11:00
USA has a 80% false positive covid test rate (80% the test will be wrong), so Brazil I wouldn't be surprise of a stat
2020-08-30 11:38
Just in case, leaf is cheating Kappa
2020-08-30 11:39
2020-08-30 11:45
Imagine caring about corona in Autumn 2020
2020-08-30 11:59
Does someone belive in this 'virus'? lmao
2020-08-30 12:35
let me guess, they had no signs of symptoms and never felt sick. joke virus.. media virus...
2020-08-30 12:56
not only media, governments use it to control idiots. Numbers show same letality as other coronaviruses, but idiots keep panicking
2020-08-31 05:02
Brazil drydden
You're the idiot apparently, the mortality is low but the spread rate is insanely high. For you 1 million is just a statistic right?
2020-08-31 15:11
2020-08-30 13:40
So it's basically just a little flu
2020-08-30 13:56
2020-08-30 14:10
I dont think its the only disease that fnx could catch ;)
2020-08-30 14:15
Drunk squad strikes again xaxa
2020-08-30 14:45
Unluko for party guys
2020-08-30 14:56
Germany BIG2020
2020-08-30 16:36
Brazil Jordan21
That’s the balada’s side effect
2020-08-30 16:46
hope they will recover fast
2020-08-30 17:47
2020-08-30 18:43
RIP fantasy
2020-08-30 19:31
2020-08-31 03:02
expected for fnx
2020-08-31 05:06
Malaysia Suno[t]
get well soon lads
2020-08-31 08:39
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