Imperial target chelo to replace fnx - Report
Reports link the 'Last Dance' roster with changes just six months after its inception.
Two reports have come out on Thursday suggesting changes are coming in the Imperial camp around Gabriel "FalleN" Toledo. According to Draft5.gg, Lincoln "fnx" Lau is on the way out of the team, while Dust2.com.br says MIBR's Marcelo "chelo" Cespedes is the favorite to replace him.
Both reports claim replacing the 32-year-old veteran is proving difficult, however, as Imperial have yet to complete a buyout, with names such as Rodrigo "biguzera" Bittencourt, Lucas "Lucaozy" Neves, and Jhonatan "JOTA" Willian also being on the organization's radar but all looking unlikely to make a move.
Should fnx's departure be confirmed, it would mark the veteran's exit from the team only six months after the Last Dance roster was first officially brought to light and saw the reunion of the two-time Major-winning core of fnx, FalleN, and Fernando "fer" Alvarenga.
In that time, the 32-year-old was the team's lowest-rated player by some distance as the only player averaging below a 1.00 rating (0.90) while the team showed some promise at first, qualifying for PGL Major Antwerp and managing a top-11 finish there.
More recently the team struggled to replicate that success, winning just two in their last 13 matches as they went out in last place at IEM Dallas, REPUBLEAGUE Season 3, and the Roobet Cup, and exited the Pinnacle Cup Championship and IEM Cologne Play-in in the early stages.