Former Immortals rifler SHOOWTiME joins INTZ
Two days after parting ways with Immortals, Gustavo "SHOOWTiME" Gonçalves has already signed with Brazilian esports organization INTZ.
Together with Immortals, SHOOWTiME defeated Ninjas in Pyjamas at the DreamHack Summer grand finals on Jun. 21, marking the Brazilian roster’s top achievement in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. Despite this, the 19-year-old was released by the organization on Jul. 22, a move that was made in order to facilitate the arrival of former SK Gaming coach Wilton "zews" Prado, who’s moving into a player role on the team.
INTZ, a well-known esports brand in Brazil, has built its roster around Counter-Strike 1.6 legend Raphael "cogu" Camargo to mixed results. The organization has also been altering their CS:GO lineup recently, adding João "horvy" Horvath and Denner "khtEx" Barchfield mere days before acquiring SHOOWTiME.
The new INTZ squad will make its LAN debut at the ESL Brasil Premier League finals on Jul. 31. While he was not considered a star during his time with Immortals, SHOOWTiME’s experience on the international stage makes him the most experienced player on the team in regards to CS:GO. A sentiment INTZ director Lucas Almeida obviously shares, saying: "The opportunity to have a player of his quality really pleases us as he can bring a lot to the team,” in a statement to maisesports.com.br, as translated by HLTV.