Immortals has confirmed the transfer of Lucas ‘steel’ Lopes to Team Liquid CS:GO where he will replace Peter ‘stanislaw’ Jarguz.
The announcement comes mere hours after Jarek ‘DeKay’ Lewis broke the news of stanislaw potentially being benched.
DeKay’s report had steel pinned to replace the Canadian at IEM Oakland but was uncertain about the duration of his stay.
The answer is permanently. Immortals took to Twitter to announce that their Brazilian in-game leader had received a “good opportunity” with the Team Liquid organization.
Immortals also described steel as a “consummate professional” which is likely in reference to the way that steel dealt with media obligations and expectations of behavior during his tenure with the team.
After careful consideration, we are announcing the transfer of @steelegabr to @TeamLiquid. He received a good opportunity with TL and we wish the best of luck to Steel on his new team. Steel is a consummate professional, and we will always consider him a part of the IMT Family 💚 pic.twitter.com/zCBgCQhp1v
— Immortals (@Immortals) November 13, 2017
Steel was left in a bad situation after Henrique ‘HEN1’ Teles and Lucas ‘LUCAS1’ Teles asked to step down from the team in response to Vito ‘kNgV-‘ Giuseppe’s dismissal for poor behavior.
Things became even more dire when Ricardo ‘boltz’ Prass joined SK Gaming on loan, leaving steel as the only remaining member of the Immortals team that secured second place at the last CS:GO Major.
In their official statement, Liquid hinted that steel may be joining the team in a leadership role or to at least support Nicholas ‘nitr0’ Cannella in his in-game leadership responsibilities.
— Team Liquid (@TeamLiquid) November 13, 2017
Rather than using stanislaw for the ELEAGUE Boston 2018 Major Main Qualifier, Team Liquid has decided to use their coach Wilton ‘zews’ Prado.
The fact that they are zews indicates that there were serious internal issues for the team.
Steel should be eligible to play for Liquid in all other competitions, starting with IEM Oakland on November 14th.
Team Liquid has been drawn in Group B alonside FaZe Clan, G2 Esports, Gambit Esports, OpTic Gaming, and Renegades.