fnx transitions to coach and content creator for Imperial

The 32-year-old veteran will hope to make it to another Major, but this time in a different role.

Imperial has announced that Lincoln "⁠fnx⁠" Lau will no longer be a player on their starting roster and will instead assume coaching duties for the IEM Rio Americas RMR and the Major itself, if the team qualifies. Though it is unclear if he will stay on as coach after that, the organization also announced that he will remain with them as a streamer and content creator.

The change follows in the wake of Luis "⁠peacemaker⁠" Tadeu's departure from the team on August 12, and amid reports that Marcelo "⁠chelo⁠" Cespedes will take fnx's spot on the active roster. The 24-year-old has already departed MIBR, indicating his arrival on Imperial should follow in the near future.

fnx will still be on the server for Imperial as a coach

The move marks the end of fnx's six-month stint as a player for Imperial. The 32-year-old had returned from inactivity to link up with Gabriel "⁠FalleN⁠" Toledo and Fernando "⁠fer⁠" Alvarenga in a reunion of the two-time Major winning Brazilian core dubbed "The Last Dance", with the team surprising at PGL Major Antwerp with a 9-11th place finish.

The lineup began to flounder soon after that though, and were unable to replicate the sort of level they showcased at the Major in subsequent tournaments, winning just two of their next 13 matches.

Their appearances at Big Events were also dismal as they were sent packing from IEM Dallas in last place and had their run at IEM Cologne brought to an end in the Play-In stage, leaving them heading into the player break with just their Major run to look back on.

The team should announce fnx's replacement in the near future as they will attend ESL Challenger Melbourne from September 2-4, for which they have already acquired visas and will be bootcamping ahead of.

With the change, Imperial's roster looks as follows:

Brazil Gabriel "⁠FalleN⁠" Toledo
Brazil Fernando "⁠fer⁠" Alvarenga
Brazil Ricardo "⁠boltz⁠" Prass
Brazil Vinicius "⁠VINI⁠" Figueiredo

Brazil Lincoln "⁠fnx⁠" Lau (coach/streamer)

Brazil Fernando 'fer' Alvarenga
Fernando 'fer' Alvarenga
Age:
31
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1436
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.68
Brazil Vinicius 'VINI' Figueiredo
Vinicius 'VINI' Figueiredo
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1000
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.67
Brazil Marcelo 'chelo' Cespedes
Marcelo 'chelo' Cespedes
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
915
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.65
Brazil Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Age:
31
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1583
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.60
Brazil Ricardo 'boltz' Prass
Ricardo 'boltz' Prass
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
1304
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.63
Brazil Luis 'peacemaker' Tadeu
Luis 'peacemaker' Tadeu
Age:
34
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.46
Maps played:
2
KPR:
0.21
DPR:
0.66
#1
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Estonia simondoggo
what
2022-08-22 02:50
5 replies
a joke
2022-08-22 02:56
2 replies
NO FNX NO MAJ... nevermind! :D
2022-08-22 07:02
1 reply
its a joke
2022-08-26 21:42
what
2022-08-22 03:00
#43
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Brazil CS_KING
Nice, feels good to still see him in the team even as a coach. NO FNX NO MAJOR
2022-08-22 03:38
dayummm
2022-08-22 02:50
Crying rn fnx best player
2022-08-22 02:50
9 replies
yeah best 0.8 k/d player GOAT
2022-08-22 02:53
8 replies
Hooxi seeing this: 😁
2022-08-22 02:58
4 replies
not my goat in my books
2022-08-22 02:59
1 reply
Your book is the book of clowns buddy
2022-08-22 11:41
Hooxi igl atleast
2022-08-22 09:52
1 reply
#109
mch | 
Brazil eitham
ElectroNic seeing this: ⚡
2022-08-22 14:59
#45
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Australia Sify
66% major win rate GOAT
2022-08-22 03:49
1 reply
#89
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United States darth_mac
+1
2022-08-22 10:09
#50
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Brazil ImReverx
mind of those who started watching CS yesterday KEKW
2022-08-22 04:30
NTC
2022-08-22 02:50
NO fnx NO major
2022-08-22 02:50
6 replies
Br no major any way kekw
2022-08-22 05:30
5 replies
#76
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Brazil Sh1FtyBR
So australia has a major now
2022-08-22 07:29
3 replies
EZ4OCE
2022-08-22 11:47
1 reply
#118
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Brazil ArthurFz1
Lol
2022-08-22 19:05
Kkkkkkkk
2022-08-22 12:33
#125
cu | 
Brazil LMZILLA
BR = 2 MAJORS AUS = TRALIA
2022-08-23 05:46
no fnx no major
2022-08-22 02:50
#7
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Australia poppyxox
coach? bruh surely thats temporary
2022-08-22 02:50
8 replies
#14
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United States zovint
maximum financial gain they lose money if trio disband
2022-08-22 02:53
Seems like a random choice but if I’m not mistaking Fallen did almost all of the tactics anyway so I don’t think it will affect them negatively in that regard
2022-08-22 02:54
2 replies
He is basically getting free major plane tickets and accomodation xD Good thing for Imperial next major is in BR... LUL
2022-08-22 13:03
1 reply
I guess fnx is rich enough with his NTC brand
2022-08-26 22:17
#17
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Brazil conikim
Yeah, what they did is like finding a third option, in order not to completely kick fnx and at the same time have roster change for a possible better run for the major I guess
2022-08-22 02:54
3 replies
and allow him to attend one more major and maybe in front of the crowd, also someone they trust and can hype the team.
2022-08-22 03:07
Wouldn't it be better to keep him as a sub?
2022-08-22 07:45
1 reply
#113
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Brazil conikim
I heard that tactical stuff is all done by fallen anyways, also maybe there wasn’t enough time to get a good coach idk, maybe that’s why fnx is a coach/streamer, so he can still be behind them During rio, maybe after that he will be only streamer
2022-08-22 16:09
#8
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Finland AliSabid
lol wtf
2022-08-22 02:51
GOAT COACH
2022-08-22 02:53
it should happen few months ago
2022-08-22 02:53
#11
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Yugoslavia Aradia
Congrats on your transition!
2022-08-22 02:53
3 replies
Everyone transitioning these days
2022-08-22 07:33
2 replies
this is normal after every player break also goats are just getting old :(
2022-08-23 22:07
1 reply
You didnt understand the joke
2022-08-25 18:40
Sticker fnx Kreygasm
2022-08-22 02:53
"LAST Dance" aged like a wine
2022-08-22 02:54
definitely a guy who's gonna have running all the strats ahead of time
2022-08-22 02:57
#20
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Argentina cheapdeed
two faced toledo move
2022-08-22 02:57
Should have done that before he lost his 100% major win rate.
2022-08-22 03:00
4 replies
this is why fallen bring him in his team to lose his legendary winrate. good guy falleN
2022-08-22 03:01
3 replies
Two-faced Toledo back in action
2022-08-22 06:44
2 replies
u still didnt change ur goat bio ))
2022-08-22 06:45
1 reply
Neva eva☝️
2022-08-22 06:51
coach???????????????????????wwwww
2022-08-22 03:01
#27
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Brazil sfxNTC
no fnx no major
2022-08-22 03:01
#28
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Brazil setsz
fnx coach lmao rush b meteoro every round
2022-08-22 03:01
Imagine fnx in the arena coaching imperial kkkkk, i would pay to see that
2022-08-22 03:03
LMAO
2022-08-22 03:04
coaching vini into getting some pussy yeah
2022-08-22 03:08
9 replies
#40
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Brazil MrLucas
underrated comment
2022-08-22 03:24
kkkkkkkkk
2022-08-22 03:40
vini will - make out everyday - start smoking paraguayan cigarretes - become a regular 'jogo do bicho' player - kill s1mple (ingame) and shout "forget manin nao tem como vraaaau arraxta pra cima pode vim que o pai ta on" Imperial next major winner.
2022-08-22 04:19
4 replies
#105
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Norway Snaids
So happy for vini i could cry
2022-08-22 14:05
i like the (ingame) remark
2022-08-22 17:53
2 replies
#121
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Greece hekzy
Translate pls
2022-08-22 22:06
1 reply
#126
cu | 
Brazil LMZILLA
too much brazilian Slang to translate but basic: "u cant kill me, nice try, im too good" almost like that
2022-08-23 05:54
vini has a girlfriend btw
2022-08-22 17:53
1 reply
didnt know, deserved for being the best br support player
2022-08-22 22:34
#33
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Italy MulaManca
WHAT lmao. This has potential tbh, we can't say he doesn't know cs, dude's been playing his whole life
2022-08-22 03:08
4 replies
never watched a demo in his life bro, this is just for the cameras, we all know fallen will do everything by himself
2022-08-22 03:09
3 replies
#35
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Italy MulaManca
maybe, who knows tho
2022-08-22 03:10
1 reply
everyone except you it appears
2022-08-22 10:13
Like he always did. Fnx is there to be some kind of hype man, like dead
2022-08-22 14:46
"coach" lmao, they had to find something to fit the guy in 💀💀 naaahhhhh
2022-08-22 03:10
2 replies
Ofc, how they’ll call themselves last dance if they kick fnx? Lmao
2022-08-22 03:15
1 reply
"last dance" 💀💀💀💀 what a joke.
2022-08-23 02:46
#37
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Brazil Ties4
kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk
2022-08-22 03:12
Fnx and coaching someone XDDD I think he will only provide on bootcamp girls and cocaine XDDD
2022-08-22 03:13
2 replies
xD
2022-08-22 04:55
#83
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Brazil Anarchybr
Goatest coach then
2022-08-22 07:57
legend
2022-08-22 03:27
#42
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Hungary szia
fnx still plays csgo?
2022-08-22 03:28
5 replies
is there CSGO in hungary? lol
2022-08-22 05:03
4 replies
Torzsi Deadfox ETC
2022-08-22 06:21
3 replies
Deadfox... Omegalul
2022-08-22 06:32
2 replies
Deadfox meu deus amigo...
2022-08-22 12:28
1 reply
Lmao 😀😃😄😁😆😂🤣
2022-08-22 17:48
#46
 | 
Brazil Fauchard
GO MY STICKERS !!!
2022-08-22 04:05
#47
ropz | 
Brazil mized
copium
2022-08-22 04:10
Team that has Fallen as a player doesn't have a fixed Coach, they never respect the team hierarchy, Fallen is always the one who gives the order, fnx will be an Imperial streamer and nothing else.
2022-08-22 04:14
#51
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Brazil dgN96
THE LEGEND!
2022-08-22 04:31
#52
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Argentina Bel01
money dinero plata dinheiro
2022-08-22 04:45
obviously chelo. team is gonna improve to probably rio major play-offs
2022-08-22 04:55
GOD... fnx 4 ever in our hearts 👑👑👑👑
2022-08-22 05:01
This is the funniest shit ever. At least they're still a last stand lol.
2022-08-22 05:20
Well, that's all Fallen looks for in a coach anyways: a cheerleader.
2022-08-22 05:22
#60
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Brazil CrowZek
QUEM TA TRISTE NAO TA MAISSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS
2022-08-22 05:49
Is Lau a common name in Brazil?
2022-08-22 05:54
2 replies
#75
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Brazil kzk0
nope. I think he is of chinese descent.
2022-08-22 07:11
1 reply
Thank you!
2022-08-22 07:35
Alright.. They be looking for that top 5 now, without fnx.
2022-08-22 06:20
#64
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India MrP!ng
Now they cant say no fnx no major cuz he will always be there. Gigachad move
2022-08-22 06:21
New “coach lau”?
2022-08-22 06:24
2 replies
Major winner coach Lau< non major winner coach Lau
2022-08-22 21:02
1 reply
Yes
2022-08-22 22:15
bot should retire
2022-08-22 06:30
they really riding that no fnx no major meme train.
2022-08-22 06:32
#69
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Brazil GsV
"PFIIUUUU, GO B , RUSH METEOR, 10 FLASHS, 5 SMOKES 4 MOLLYS FORGET LITTLE FATHER
2022-08-22 06:35
FALLEN LETS GO ALL B AND FER PLANTS A FORGET PAI
2022-08-22 07:06
#77
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Sweden 7emod
Pendejo streaming roulette and watches he have nothing to do with cs
2022-08-22 07:30
Hope imperial qualify
2022-08-22 07:34
#82
swag | 
Cyprus Porgos
Fnx> botmaker anyway, therefore good move from all points
2022-08-22 07:54
ez for content creator fnx
2022-08-22 09:32
#85
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Portugal dracø
no fnx = no major fnx on server = no major fnx as coach = major fallen still the smartest igl #VAMOOOIMPERIAL
2022-08-22 09:52
#87
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Poland B0rdo
unexpected
2022-08-22 09:57
lmao
2022-08-22 10:07
BRUH
2022-08-22 10:14
#92
ropz | 
Ireland koapz
How can this guy keep stealing paychecks.
2022-08-22 11:20
#93
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New Zealand kdeadly
caralhoooo
2022-08-22 11:21
coach ahahaha
2022-08-22 11:41
it this the guy who gamble on every stream?
2022-08-22 11:49
Back in 2006, gaules gave his spot on the active roster to make way for a younger star player, cogu and became MiBR coach, then the team with fnx won a 1.6 major. Now history, repeats itself.
2022-08-22 12:02
1 reply
#110
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Brazil vIRCiadu
+1
2022-08-22 15:22
Lol ok Nice lol
2022-08-22 12:13
#104
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Argentina urfoloq
Esuqece estourado
2022-08-22 13:16
It's sad, but it may allow them to enter the arena
2022-08-22 14:42
makes no sense
2022-08-22 14:43
00nation VS Imperial would be an awesome showdown.
2022-08-22 15:59
he will learn them to party & do drugs properly
2022-08-22 16:08
LETS GOOOOO
2022-08-22 16:35
Haha. fat joke! the one thing that makes decent coach is discipline. something fnx never knew anything about.
2022-08-22 19:05
who and who cares
2022-08-23 13:05
FNX IS A JOKE
2022-08-23 13:44
by content creator you mean casino gambler? because i only see him streaming slots and promoting his code to ruin some of his viewer's life, what a chad. I highly doubt he can do anything coach related.
2022-08-24 12:00
1 reply
There was a lot of kids who started watching/following CS:GO because of this sellout "last dance".. since the old boys wouldn't be together, they had to pick whoever was close to their project, which means fnx - he joined as backup option, as a 'friend' - he coudln't keep up in new features of cs, how the game is played differently, so it was clear he wouldn't fit.. but the young kids who likes him were mad, so they had to keep fnx close somehow.. he is not even close to be a igl. This is just media move..
2022-08-25 17:45
can't wait for him to become a caster
2022-08-25 02:01
what a joke
2022-08-26 22:36
end of an era.. I feel privileged to have watch this legend compete at the upper echelons of CS. Goodbye legend. You will always remain the most decorated Brazilian player in the history of CS.
2022-08-27 02:05
chuva de meteoro fundo
2022-08-28 08:12
#148
Olga | 
South America klis
history being made
2022-08-31 20:13
OMFG getting worse
2022-09-01 11:31
fnx was never good.
2022-09-01 15:02
#151
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Spain LoLaZo
best slots casino player
2022-09-02 12:12
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