- Rumors say Imperial is looking for a new CS:GO team
- Potential players include two-time Major winners FalleN, fer, and fnx
- With the start of the 2022 season approaching, nothing is still set in stone
If rumors are to be believed, Imperial might soon have a new CS:GO team playing under their banner by the name of Last Dance, comprised of Major veterans.
Imperial Might Be Looking for a New Roster
According to rumors, it seems Imperial will be looking to make the CS:GO project dubbed Last Dance into reality. At this time, the organization is the most likely one to sign the team, comprised of two-time Major champions Gabriel “FalleN” Toledo, Fernando “fer” Alvarenga, and Lincoln “fnx” Lau. This is said in a report by the Brazilian outlet Globo Esporte.
The three main players, FalleN, fer, and fnx, became legends when in 2016 they won back-to-back Majors. The trio’s first victory was under Luminosity Gaming’s banner, and the second one was under SK Gaming. It’s rumored that the team will also feature Ricardo “boltz” Prass and Vinicius “VINI” Figueiredo, with Luis “peacemaker” Tadeu being the head coach.
The name Last Dance is a reference to a Netflix documentary about Michael Jordan’s final season with the Chicago Bulls.
According to the report, all of the players, excluding VINI, gathered at FalleN’s house in Brazil to play some matches. Felippe “felippe1” Martins, Imperial’s CEO, was also spotted there. If Imperial wants to build a team with these players, they will have to do some negotiations. FalleN is currently from Team Liquid, VINI plays for FURIA, and boltz is in MIBR’s roster. Signing the other three players should be easier, as they are all free agents.
What Will a Potential Purchase Mean for Imperial?
Imperial Esports is mostly known for its Crossfire team, but in 2018 they entered the CS:GO scene by signing former Santos e-Sports players SHOOWTiME, tifa, and dzt, as well as zqk and shz from YeaH Gaming.
Imperial will transfer its players to North America to play in regional tournaments if the negotiations prove to be successful. This is something many other Brazilian organizations have done in the past, the reason being that the local CS:GO scene is still somewhat underdeveloped compared to the NA region. A transfer would allow Imperial’s potential future players to compete in a larger pool of international players.
With the start of the new season approaching fast, big teams like Team Liquid have been rebuilding their rosters. It seems Imperial is following in their footsteps, but the fate of FalleN, fer, and fnx still hangs in the balance. It is not certain the organization will have enough time to acquire and integrate these players into a new team before the start of the new season in February.