Brazilian CS:GO legend Lincoln ‘fnx’ Lau got so excited during the ESL Belo Horizonte qualifiers that he quite literally smashed his PC in the process.
It has been a rather long time since fnx has played at a premier level Counter-Strike: Global Offensive tournament. In fact, he hasn’t played at any sort of LAN event in over a year.
After being benched by Immortals in May of 2017 the two time CS:GO Major Champion spent a period of time inactive before joining the 100 Thieves roster that never even played an official match was was released in January of 2018.
He then moved on to Não Tem Como (a team that has been heavily linked with a move to SK Gaming in the near future) and has been bootcamping ever since along with the likes of former SK star João ‘felps’ Vasconcellos and the infamous Vito ‘kNgV-’ Giuseppe.
With one of the biggest Brazilian esports events in history, ESL Belo Horizonte, due to take place in June, fnx and company have had one goal in recent weeks: qualifying to play in front of a home crowd at the $200,000 tournament.
May 9th saw them realize that dream in a nail-biting match against FURIA in the Grand Final of the Closed Qualifier for South America. The achievement clearly meant a lot to the team but disaster very nearly struck when fnx quite literally put his foot through his PC at match point!
— Bootkamp (@bootkampgaming) May 10, 2018
The shots of the Brazilian team jumping around in celebration bring back memories of when fnx, Gabriel ‘FalleN’ Toledo, Fernando ‘fer’ Alvarenga and co. first started finding success after risking everything to move to North America and pursue their dream.
ESL Belo Horizonte will also feature FaZe Clan, Team Liquid, mousesports, SK Gaming, Space Soldiers, BIG, and Torqued.
Quebrei tudo FODASSE KKKKKKK SEGURA PEAO! Se fica na frente eu passo o CARRO pic.twitter.com/6fsLZPSzyX
— Lincoln "fnx" lau (@linfnx) May 10, 2018
The only issue facing the NTC players lies in the rumors about them already being signed to SK Gaming. ESL’s rules would prevent the current SK and future SK lineups both competing at the same tournament so the German organization will have some serious thinking to do before the event begins on June 13th.
The most obvious move would be to release the current players from their contracts a month early as they are already rumored to be signed to Immortals anyway.