Team Liquid have signed Immortals' in-game leader Lucas "steel" Lopes and have benched their rifler, Peter "stanislaw" Jarguz the organization announced Monday.
Steel joined Immortals in November 2016, and is the last player from Immortals' 2016 roster to leave the org following the controversy surrounding former player Vito "kNgV-" Giuseppe. kNg was kicked off of the roster after threatening Counter Logic Gaming player Pujan "FNS" Mehta on Twitter.
Following kNg's departure, Immortals benched Henrique "HEN1" Teles and Lucas "LUCAS1" Teles. Ricardo "boltz" Prass is currently on loan to SK Gaming, and João "felps" Vasconcellos was transferred to SK Gaming.
While with Immortals, Steel led the team to second at the Kraków Major, second at DreamHack Austin 2017 and 3rd-4th at DreamHack Summer 2017.
"Steel is the most professional player I know. His positive attitude and skillset fit our needs perfectly and we are excited with what's ahead of us," Liquid coach Wilton "zews" Prado said in a press release.
Steel's first tournament with Liquid will be IEM Oakland, from Nov. 11-19. Liquid has yet to make a statement as to whether or not Stanislaw will return to the roster.
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