Imperial announce horvy signing

This will be the 22-year-old's first Brazilian team since late 2019.

Imperial have completed the signing of former Immortals and INTZ member João "⁠horvy⁠" Horvath, the Brazilian organisation announced on Tuesday.

The 22-year-old joins an Imperial squad that is in the process of rebuilding after a turbulent end to the tournament season. The team had to do without the services of Caio "⁠zqkS⁠" Fonseca in the cs_summit 8 qualifiers after he was denied entry into Mexico, and enlisted the services of two-time Major winner Fernando "⁠fer⁠" Alvarenga for the final leg of the season.

Imperial is horvy's first Brazilian team since he left Reapers

horvy enjoyed some time in the limelight between 2017 and 2019. He competed in Europe with Portuguese side k1ck and in North America as part of Immortals and INTZ. After leaving Reapers in late 2019, he returned to Europe and went on to play for teams like Baecon, Real Betis and Rhein Neckar, with limited success.

"I worked really hard during these two years to get the opportunity to play for a Brazilian team again," horvy told HLTV.org. "I really missed the atmosphere and the energy that Brazilian teams have."

Imperial added that they will soon announce a new fifth player to replace Arthur "⁠f4stzin⁠" Schmitt, whose future is up in the air. The Brazilian organisation is also on the lookout for a new coach for the team following Luis "⁠peacemaker⁠" Tadeu's departure to Complexity last week.

"It really makes me happy that someone like peacemaker recognised that I was ready for this opportunity," horvy said. "I believe it was his final act as Imperial coach [laughs]."

With horvy's addition, Imperial now have:

Brazil Caio "⁠zqkS⁠" Fonseca
Brazil Gustavo "⁠SHOOWTiME⁠" Gonçalves
Brazil Cristopher "⁠ckzao⁠" Chalus
Brazil João "⁠horvy⁠" Horvath

Brazil Cristopher 'ckzao' Chalus
Cristopher 'ckzao' Chalus
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
79
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.72
Brazil Gustavo 'SHOOWTiME' Gonçalves
Gustavo 'SHOOWTiME' Gonçalves
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
895
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.69
Brazil João 'horvy' Horvath
João 'horvy' Horvath
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
226
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.66
Brazil Fernando 'fer' Alvarenga
Fernando 'fer' Alvarenga
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1336
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.68
Brazil Caio 'zqkS' Fonseca
Caio 'zqkS' Fonseca
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
678
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.63
Brazil Arthur 'f4stzin' Schmitt
Arthur 'f4stzin' Schmitt
Age:
22
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
334
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.71
horvy is still around?
2021-07-27 21:12
1 reply
No Donald Trump still personally has him banned from USA.
2021-07-27 21:13
top1 incoming
2021-07-27 21:12
1 reply
#38
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Brazil Ties4
case sportes top 1 B)
2021-07-27 22:01
#8
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Brazil legitinho
nice
2021-07-27 21:13
GL Imperial and horvy
2021-07-27 21:21
poor horvy, keeps getting shifted around teams lol.
2021-07-27 21:22
f4stzin⁠ going to Case with yepz, coldzera, fer and zews
2021-07-27 21:26
3 replies
#36
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Brazil Ties4
where did you see about yepz?
2021-07-27 22:01
2 replies
I know from my own reliable sources so I know it is 100% sure... but there is more people that seems to know it too who are talking about it as well, if you browse on twitter you will find it fast.
2021-07-27 23:36
1 reply
#62
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Brazil Ties4
tnx
2021-07-28 01:59
horvy is BACK. but they need to kick zqkS, YIKES.
2021-07-27 21:31
4 replies
old fnc logo looks so weird now damn
2021-07-27 22:34
3 replies
still better.
2021-07-27 22:49
2 replies
both are decent but i agree :)
2021-07-27 22:54
+1
2021-07-28 00:13
Why does the number 146 team have an org lmao Such a waste of money
2021-07-27 21:32
7 replies
#24
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Canada _penguins
Brazil is wild man, they’ll give anyone a contract.
2021-07-27 21:40
6 replies
#35
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Brazil Ties4
flair
2021-07-27 22:00
5 replies
Kind of ironic, considering Pain aren't really any different...
2021-07-27 22:11
4 replies
#42
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Brazil Ties4
I know xd
2021-07-27 22:18
3 replies
Oh, wow, I expected a way more aggressive reply! I'm impressed.
2021-07-27 22:26
2 replies
not all br are toxic assholes however you tend to remember those more than the understood have a nice guys
2021-07-28 03:06
1 reply
I figure most people are toxic assholes, didn't really have anything to do with him being Brazilian. People tend to get overly defensive sometimes, he was a cool guy for not.
2021-07-28 04:54
#21
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Sweden Hasklon
cant believe he is still getting paid to play
2021-07-27 21:33
Who
2021-07-27 21:37
His career path after leaving k1ck can only be described as a train wreck Shame back then he was a nice hybrid who performed well in Europe but over the years he has become a meh support player that changes teams as much as fetzj/peacemaker Prob should go for valorant at this point but good luck to him maybe this team his team sticks and does well (however when your teammates are showtime and zqks I doubt)
2021-07-27 21:43
2 replies
this team won't stick, he will be lft in a couple of weeks/months. I still wonder to this day why he gets picked up
2021-07-28 02:27
1 reply
he seems like a nice team mate with good comms and can play most positions. Other than that and that fact he has some experience dunno what else he brings to the table that being said his projects tend to end in dumpster fires so i agree that i dunno how he´s still picked. networking max LVL i guess
2021-07-28 03:03
The team will disband in 2 months. Horvy is coursed.
2021-07-27 21:46
Why it would matter what a team does in position 146
2021-07-27 21:47
2 replies
#32
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Brazil Ties4
you're absolutely dumb bro
2021-07-27 21:59
#33
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Brazil Ties4
he will build a team with two more major winners, how tf this wouldn't matter?
2021-07-27 22:00
nice
2021-07-27 21:54
Horvy and honda need to build a team. BrazilianPEEK
2021-07-27 21:56
horny
2021-07-27 21:59
1 reply
bonk
2021-07-28 05:02
#31
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Brazil Ties4
It's happening
2021-07-27 21:59
disband plz, this guy is horrible
2021-07-27 22:00
poor fella
2021-07-27 22:02
ok
2021-07-27 22:22
i havent hear this name since hundred years
2021-07-27 22:31
"It really makes me happy that someone like peacemaker recognised that I was ready for this opportunity," horvy said. "I believe it was his final act as Imperial coach [laughs]." aaand peaceamker is gone (laughs)
2021-07-27 22:34
Irrelevant player
2021-07-27 23:33
expected
2021-07-27 23:41
horvy is probably the most announced signing in counter strike history that never won anything
2021-07-28 00:02
5 replies
Wdym with that?
2021-07-28 00:45
4 replies
he changes team like every day, lets hope going to brazil stabilizes stuff
2021-07-28 02:21
3 replies
Oh well not once’s that reach the level of hltv coverage
2021-07-28 02:29
2 replies
the problem is it does. he appeared here in hltv coverage multiple times in 1week projects
2021-07-29 01:06
1 reply
Oh it mentioned he hasn’t been in a team for over a year
2021-07-29 01:08
Yess ive been hoping imperial to join team hoovy
2021-07-28 01:09
#61
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Brazil ghcnvbkn
Never heard of him, is he good?
2021-07-28 01:45
3 replies
#66
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Brazil setsz
2021-07-28 02:13
2 replies
Man i forgot about that, it was insane. One of the only things that i remember about Horvy was that 1v5 against G2 in EPL Finals with a deagle. I found the video: youtube.com/watch?v=gUEqbWdEygw
2021-07-28 20:03
1 reply
#87
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Brazil setsz
danm really good play
2021-07-28 22:26
#65
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Brazil setsz
good adction
2021-07-28 02:09
hope this time things stabilize
2021-07-28 02:17
Omg
2021-07-28 02:42
insane how horvy still gets paid in 2021 to play this game this quote made me fall off my chair: "I worked really hard during these two years to get the opportunity to play for a Brazilian team again," let's see what he's been up to for the last 2 years -> hltv.org/stats/players/events/11332/horv.. 26 maps in 2 years. lol. he really has the best friends / connections I can't believe there isn't a much more talented kid than him looking for a chance
2021-07-28 06:05
1 reply
+1
2021-07-28 17:11
#79
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France cedd
bot on bot team, checks out
2021-07-28 08:02
Good luck!
2021-07-28 12:39
They move piriajr to bench thinking Fer would play w them.. This lineup wouldn't clean piria's gaming mouse.
2021-07-28 14:13
how come showtime is still a pro?
2021-07-28 15:07
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