The Immortals have forfeited all of their remaining fixtures held under the Esports Championship Series (ECS) banner, the league’s organisers have announced.
The news come after two eventful weeks for the Immortals, who dropped out of IEM Oakland 2017 due to their inability to field a majority of their invited roster.
Now, ECS has tweeted that the Brazilian team will also be forced to forfeit their last four matches in the league due to not being able to field the majority of their registered roster for the competition.
— ECS (@ecsleague) November 21, 2017
Still, there is not much to mourn as the Immortals were sitting next-to-last in the league, with a 3-11 record, and still had to face OpTic and Renegades.
But with the announcement of their ineligibility, ECS has now deemed the Brazilian team to have lost all of their matches 16-0 — meaning they will have to fight to keep their spot in the league in the promotion stage by facing the top side of the Development League.
After departures of Ricardo “boltz” Prass and Lucas “steel” Lopes to SK and Liquid respectively, Immortals’ active roster has been depleted to just four players. Additionally, reports in Brazil suggest that Lucas “destiny” Bullo and Caio “zqkS” Fonseca have been denied entry into the United States due to visa issues and could be on their way out of the team.
At present, Joao “horvy” Horvath and Bruno “shz” Martinelli have also been heavily linked with a move to Tempo Storm, who have given a strong indication that roster changes are close at hand after cutting ties with Lucas “Yuji” Yuji.