fnx set to leave Immortals
The news comes as a major surprise as Lincoln “fnx” Lau has been part of the team for only three months, having signed for Immortals in February as a replacement for João “felps” Vasconcellos. The 27-year-old was an instant hit, helping Immortals to finish third-fourth at IEM Katowice, but the team’s next event ended in disappointment as they placed 9th-11th at the SL i-League StarSeries Season 3 event.
The Brazilian giants then picked themselves up with a runners-up finish at DreamHack Austin before winning the EsportsArena Showdown Championship – fnx’s first and only title with the team. Immortals are expected to formalise fnx’s departure in the coming days and shed some light on the move, which was caused by internal issues, according to a source close to the team.
The Brazilian team are now in a hurry to find a new fifth member before the start of the ESL Pro League Season 5 finals, on May 31. Rafael “zakk” Fernandes, the team’s coach, has stepped in as a substitute this week, including in the Subaru Invitational, in which they were defeated by SK in the semi-finals.
Immortals now have the following lineup:
Ricardo “boltz” Prass
Henrique “hen1” Teles
Lucas “lucas” Teles
Lucas “steel” Lopes
Rafael “zakk” Fernandes (coach)