Official: Imperial add chelo

Imperial have confirmed on their social media the acquisition of Marcelo "chelo" Cespedes from MIBR. The newcomer to the team will replace Lincoln "fnx" Lau, who transitioned into a coaching role.

The information about the transfer of chelo came a few weeks earlier from a report by According to the source, the deal amounted to around $200,000.

The debut of the renewed Imperial roster will take place at ESL Challenger Melbourne 2022, which will be held in Australia from September 2 to 9. The Brazilian squad also has a direct invite to the upcoming Americas RMR tournament and therefore will miss the open qualifiers for IEM Rio 2022.

Current  Imperial lineup:

 Gabriel "⁠FalleN⁠" Toledo
 Fernando "⁠fer⁠" Alvarenga
 Ricardo "⁠boltz⁠" Prass
 Vinicius "⁠VINI⁠" Figueiredo
 Marcelo "⁠chelo⁠" Cespedes

 Lincoln "⁠fnx⁠" Lau (coach)