Immortals to play their ESL Pro League matches with three stand-ins

The organization's roster will have five Brazilian players again.

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Immortals is heading into week four of the ESL Pro League with a new lineup, replacing three players due to internal issues.

Bruno “shz” Martinelli, Lucas “deStiny” Bullo, and Joao “horvy” Horvath will compete in the team’s matches against CLG later today and Rogue Gaming tomorrow, according to the ESL Pro League website. They’ll join Lucas “steel” Lopes and Ricardo “boltz” Prass, who are the two remaining players from Immortals’ tournament-winning lineup.

Related: Immortals officially benches HEN1 and LUCAS1, terminates kNg’s contract

Last week, controversy regarding former star player Vito “kNg” Giuseppe escalated to the point that Immortals was left with only two active players. KNg’s contract was terminated because he behaved poorly on social media and he played while under internal suspension. As a result, Lucas “LUCAS1” and Henrique “HEN1” Teles were benched, mainly because they’d rather wait for a transfer buyout from another organization than play under the Immortals banner without kNg.

Now shz and deStiny of Tempo Storm will temporarily compete in Immortals’ ESL Pro League matches, while horvy of k1ck Esports Club will also play from Brazil because of visa issues. It’s unclear if the trio will continue to play for Immortals after their ESL Pro League matches.

Immortals has not yet made a statement regarding replacements for kNg, HEN1, and LUCAS1, since the organization is most likely experimenting with potential roster combinations.