After a turbulent few drama-filled months, Immortals CEO Noah Whinston has benched three of the team’s starting roster, effective immediately.
Immortals Drama – Internal Troubles
Montreal was not an isolated incident for Immortals, with turmoil in their past. This occurred due to the three players now benched from the side asking for a termination of their contract back in August. The trio cited internal issues with the remaining two players as reason for leaving. However, Noah Whinston, CEO of Immortals denied the request, saying that he would not deny a transfer should their release clauses be met.
Immortals Drama – DreamHack Montreal
The drama previously bubbling over finally reached a high in Montreal, where the Immortals side failed to show up in time for the beginning of the final day’s play. Vito “kNgV-“Giuseppe’s benching followed a threat towards Pujan “FNS” Mehta over accusations that the Immortals team were hungover.
KNgV consequently breached a suspension placed by Whinston himself. This led to an immediate termination of contract. In a video released by Immortals, Whinston stated that the Teles twins (LUCAS1 and HEN1) would refuse to play without kNg.
Immortals Drama – What’s Next for Immortals?
Going forward, Immortals will have to build a squad around the remaining two players, who Whinston considered “the pinnacle of professional players”. The new Immortals squad, whoever it may contain, will have to re-qualify for the next major, despite making the final in Krakow. This is due to the rule requiring teams to have three of the five players of the previous iteration to retain legend status.
“Playing at a major is not worth more than everything we stand for as an organisation” – Noah whinston, Immortals CEO
The road to the next major will no doubt be a tough one for the new Immortals squad, but one the organization is willing to take. By standing up for their ethics in tough times, the Immortals brand has shown their moral resilience. This, in a time when revenue from major appearances can make or break the bank for many teams.
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