Two-time CS:GO Major champions Gabriel “FalleN” Toledo, Fernando “fer” Alvarenga, and Lincoln “fnx” Lau played their first official game on March 3rd after signing with Brazilian organization Imperial in February. The decorated trio, as well as Ricardo “boltz” Prass and Vinicius “VINI” Figueiredo, took part in the South American Regional Major Ranking (RMR) first open qualifier and debuted together for their first chance to secure a spot in the PGL Antwerp Major Americas RMR in April.
There had been a lot of hype leading to this point, with their first Twitch stream peaking at 66,684.
And, while the players have not competed in official matches for months, they made a trip to Warsaw, Poland to boot camp and practice against European opposition in order to get rid of the rustiness. Unfortunately for Imperial, they had to leave the country earlier as planned due to fear of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
(All information was provided by Dot Esports)