Immortals’ CS:GO team is at the end of the line, having been unable to field a roster at all for this stage of the ECS. With Steel moving off the team, Immortals no longer have a roster, for all practical purposes. In effect, the disintegrating team has given each team that was supposed to be ranged against them in this event twin wins.
ECS rules shove Immortals from the Event.
According to ECS rules, any team that cannot field at least sixty percent of the roster they fielded at the start of the event will forfeit the remaining maps, and that’s exactly what’s happened here. After this disaster, the team has been slammed down into the tenth place in North America. If the team wants to participate in Season 5, they’ll have to do it the hard way, coming up through the ranks in a promotional match-up.
Immortals, like many Brazilian teams, is resistant to hiring non-Brazilians.
This makes it even harder for the team to react to this disaster. Where they could have taken on benched top pro players from other teams, like Stanislaw of Team Liquid, who has been replaced by their own player, Steel, they have instead tried to create a pseudo-team out of rising Brazilian CS:GO players. Their squad presently contains João Horvath, known as horvy, Caio Fonseca, known as zqk, Lucas Bullo, known as destinyy, and Bruno Martinelli, known as shz.
Immortals are definitely no longer in the big league.
This is a great opportunity for Brazilian CS:GO pro wannabes trying to break into the big time, but it doesn’t create a team that can stand up to terrifying names in the industry like FaZe Clan, SK Gaming, Ninjas in Pyjamas, Team Liquid or Virtus.pro, to name a few. Teams like that could have the present Immortals roster for breakfast, and still have space to spare for a square meal. And Immortals have an unenviable win-loss rating of 0-18. When was the last time a top pro team managed a score like that? We can’t really remember. We doubt that you can, either.
Whichever way you look at this, it’s the end of the line for the team. They are no longer qualified for the Majors, and they are now a team of pro-wannabes relegated to the sidelines. In gamer parlance, Immortals are now the ‘noobs’ on the block.