Today, Immortals announced a change to their elite Counter-Strike: Global Offensive team with the addition of Wilton “Zews” de Almeida Prado, the former coach of SK Gaming, to their player roster.
Prado explained his decision to make the move — “Like most, the dream to play is always there. After getting news that the Immortals players wanted me to lead them, that dream was rekindled instantly. Immortals is the kind of organization that doesn’t make hasty decisions. Every detail is analyzed before something like this is decided and the fact that they believe in me to lead this team just makes me more confident in myself and what I can do. I feel Immortals has everything that a winning team needs. Their pure, raw talent and incomparable passion have already lead them to high moments in their careers. Still, they didn’t feel it was enough, and trusted me with helping them to take the next step. I will not let them down.
I leave SK a two time major champion and no one can take that away from me. I have worked insanely hard for that, but now it’s time for a new challenge and a chance to live out my dream of playing. Now it’s time to prove myself again. I will not let myself fail.”
Prado’s entrance onto the roster fills the spot formerly occupied by Gustavo “Shoowtime” Gonçalves, who has been bought out of his contract by Immortals.
The roster now consists of:
Henrique “Hen1” Teles
Lucas “Lucas1” Teles
Ricardo “Boltz” Prass
João “Felps” Vasconcellos
Wilton “Zews” Prado
Immortals CEO Noah Whinston said — “Though I’m excited to welcome Zews to our roster, I’m also saddened to say goodbye to Shoowtime. Gustavo has always done everything we’ve asked of him and will make a fantastic addition to whatever team he joins next. We would like to facilitate his placement on another roster. All interested teams should reach out directly to him or me. Until then, at Gustavo’s request, he will continue streaming on Twitch under the Immortals banner.”
Whinston continued — “We believe that Zews’ addition brings needed experience and maturity to our team as he assumes a leadership role. I look forward to working with him to develop the young talents on our roster and to demonstrate the strength of the next generation of Brazilian CS:GO. I would also like to thank Alex Müller of SK for making this transfer possible.”
Prado now joins the rest of the Immortals players and head coach Rafael “Zakk” Fernandes on a well-deserved break in Brazil, returning to practice in their new team house in early August.
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