Lucas "Steel" Lopes has officially joined Team Liquid in place of Peter "stanislaw" Jarguz. Initially the Canadian national joined the roster to offer in-game leading, however following some time the role was delegated to Nick "nitr0" Cannella, prompting stanislaw to lurk. Following some upsetting results in the recent past, stanislaw was relieved of his position, replaced by former Immortals representative, steel.
The team's Coach, Wilton "zews" Prado had the following to say on steel's joining:
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.
Steel's transfer comes as no surprise considering the recent instability Immortals' roster has experienced. Ever since the malarkey involving Vito "kNg" Giuseppe, things have gone downhill for the roster, as two additional members opted to be benched in Henrique "HEN1" Teles and Lucas "LUCAS1" Teles. This left just two members remaining in Ricardo "boltz" Prass and steel, with the latter confirmed to Team Liquid, whilst the prior is allegedly to be transferred to SK Gaming upon the conclusion of negotiations. Whilst the transfer is a spectacular move for Lopes, it may not be quite as positive for Immortals who are left with quite a turbulent roster. The team recently withdrew their participation at IEM Oakland 2017, transferring it to Renegades, as members of the roster experienced visa issues when applying to travel to the USA.
Something worth noting additionally is that steel will not be able to represent Team Liquid at the ELEAGUE Major 2017 Main Qualifier due to roster cycle rules. According to Team Liquid's General Manager, Steve Perino, the team's Coach, Wilton "zews" Prado will stand-in for the team in Atlanta in January.