100 Thieves have signed the core of the ex-Immortals lineup, acquiring their slot at the ELEAGUE Major Boston 2018, according to an announcement from the team.
The lineup consists of former Immortals players Henrique "HEN1" Teles, Lucas "LUCAS1" Teles, Vito "kNgV-" Giuseppe, multi-Major champion Lincoln "fnx" Lau and former Team One player Bruno "bit" Lima.
100 Thieves is helmed by Call of Duty legend Matthew "Nadeshot" Haag and backed by Dan Gilbert, the owner of the Cleveland Cavaliers NBA franchise. This marks the organization's first foray into CS:GO, after recently acquiring an NA LCS franchise slot.
Earlier in the year, kNg and the Teles twins found themselves amid a controversy following DreamHack Montreal 2017, after they were late to the Grand Finals and kNg tweeted a death threat to Counter Logic Gaming player Pujan "FNS" Mehta. This eventually led to an internal investigation from Immortals, kNg being released, and the Teles twins requesting a transfer.
"We are fully aware of the situations that took place at DreamHack and then the events that took place after and we do not take the situation lightly in any capacity," said Haag in a video announcement.
"Although the events that took place in the last couple months with some of these guys are very very serious, I just don't think it should ruin their careers."
None of the players have competed in an official match in more than two months. bit last played for Team One on Oct. 8, kNg and the twins haven't played since DH Montreal, while fnx's last game was for Immortals on May 5.
Unless they enter into any last-minute competitions, their first game under the 100 Thieves banner will be at the ELEAGUE Major Boston, on Jan. 12-15, 2018.
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