After the Dreamhack Montreal controversy that tore up Immortals’ Counter-Strike: Global Offensive roster, the organisation has started to rebuild, filling one of its empty slots with the signing of João ‘Horvy’ Horvath.
Horvath comes into a tumultuous period for the team, with Vito ‘kNG’ Giuseppe benched and then released, and twins Henrique ‘HEN1’ and Lucas ‘LUCAS1’ Teles benched after claiming they didn’t want to play for the team if Bito wasn’t on the team.
Horvy is leaving k1ck Esports Club to take up the role of secondary AWP role for the Immortals roster. He joins the remaining team members Lucas ‘Steel’ Lopes, Ricardo ‘Boltz’ Prass. The rest of the lineup is still in flux, but Tempo Storm players Lucas ‘deStiny’ Bullo and Bruno ‘shz’ Martinelli are still trialing for the team, with HLTV reporting that Bullo will be signed on a permanent basis. HLTV are also claiming that Caio ‘zqkS’ Fonseca, who played with Lopes and Prass at ESL One Katowice 2015 on the Keyd Stars squad that eventually became SK Gaming, will be signing for the team soon.
This news comes just a week after the Teles twins were benched after their protests at the treatment of Guiseppe, who was suspended for issuing a death threat to Pujan ‘FNS’ Mehta after Mehta alluded to three members of Immortals being hungover when they bested his team at Dreamhack Montreal, allegations that came after the trio (Guiseppe and the Teles twins) were later for the grand final, forfeiting a map and turning the best-of-three final into a best-of-one. Guiseppe turned his suspension into the severing of his contract after playing in a qualifying match while suspended.