NTC rebrands as fnx steps down

The Brazilian team underwent massive changes.

The face of Nao Tem Como has officially left the team.

Lincoln “fnx” Lau has stepped down from the team for “personal reasons,” according to NTC coach Ale Apoka. Since fnx owns the NTC brand, the team will be playing under the name of “NoTag” until they find an organization to represent. Fnx is also open to offers from other Brazilian teams.

In addition to the changes involving fnx, NoTag will also be benching Bruno “bit” Lima. Former Immortals free agent João “Horvy” Rodaczynski and Yeah Gaming player Alexandre “Xand” Zizi are fnx and bit’s replacements on the NoTag lineup. Xand is being loaned from Yeah.

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These changes come as huge surprise because NTC was originally formed by fnx. When fnx and co. were released from 100 Thieves in January, most of the team united under the NTC name, which is fnx’s highly-advertised clothing line.

The NoTag roster now consists of Horvy, Xand, Joao “felps” Vasconcellos, Marcelo “chelo” Cespedes, and Vito “kNg” Giuseppe. Felps is now the only original player from the first version of NTC. Other Brazilian stars like the Teles twins, Henrique “HEN1” Teles, Lucas “LUCAS1” Teles, were also previously on the lineup, but they’re signed to Luminosity Gaming now.

Brazilian Counter-Strike is in an odd position at this time, where much of the known talent is scattered across several teams, such as MIBR, Luminosity, and NTC, with a lot of up-and-coming players trying to make a name for themselves in the international scene.