Fomer Immortals player Lucas “steelega” Lopes will join Team Liquid’s CS:GO roster, replacing Peter “stanislaw” Jarguz, the organisation announced Monday. The new roster will debut at IEM Oakland, from November 11-19.
Steelega has been with Immortals since November 2016. He led the team to finish second at the Kraków Major, DreamHack Montreal 2017 and DreamHack Austin 2017. Immortals bid him a heartfelt farewell on Twitter:
After careful consideration, we are announcing the transfer of @steelegabr to @TeamLiquid. He received a good opportunity with TL and we wish the best of luck to Steel on his new team. Steel is a consummate professional, and we will always consider him a part of the IMT Family 💚 pic.twitter.com/zCBgCQhp1v
— Immortals (@Immortals) November 13, 2017
“Steel is the most professional player I know. His positive attitude and skillset fit our needs perfectly and we are excited with what’s ahead of us,” Wilton “zews” Prado, Team Liquid’s coach, said in their press release.
It is unclear if Stanislaw will remain with Team Liquid.
Steelega is the last player to leave Immortals’ 2016 roster, following the controversy surrounding former player Vito “kNgV-” Giuseppe. kNgV- was kicked off the roster after breaking his suspension to play competitively. He was suspended for sending death threats to Counter Logic Gaming player Pujan “FNS” Mehta on Twitter, after FNS implied that Immortals’ players had been partying the night before a tournament. The tweet has since been deleted, although screenshots remain:
When the fire isn't burning hot enough 🔥 pic.twitter.com/RqRu8PIAJE
— DeKay (@NWDeKay) September 10, 2017