Lincoln ‘fnx’ Lau is being moved from our active Counter-Strike: Global Offensive roster to a substitute position until further notice. The team will play with Portuguese veteran Ricardo ‘fox’ Pacheco as his replacement in the upcoming events.
Lincoln is an outstanding player and personality for our team and was a driving force on our way to the top of the world rankings. Unfortunately, differing opinions within the team on how to further develop our approach towards the game grew over time and ultimately led to this decision.
„Lincoln was crucial in our success as he was one of the important pieces that led us to achieve the things we did in the last year. Our team can only be successful when all players are working constantly for the same goal. Lately, it didn't feel like everybody had the same vision for our team going forward. A team lives of good and tough moments during which you need special motivation, hard work and full commitment to get back to where you want to be. Everyone, including Lincoln, tried extremely hard in the last months to fix that situation but ultimately we felt a change was a necessary step for now to development as a team”, says captain Gabriel ‘Fallen’ Toledo
The new fifth player for the upcoming tournaments will be Ricardo ‘fox’ Pacheco, former player of FaZe Clan. Ricardo’s Portuguese nationality allows easy communication with the Brazilian squad and his experience will be a valuable addition going into the ECS Finals in Anaheim in December and the upcoming Major.
“First of all I'd like to thank every single player on the SK roster for this opportunity and for their confidence on my abilities. Secondly I'd like to say that I will be able to fulfill two of my dreams at once. One of them is to represent one of the oldest and most respected gaming organizations in eSports, SK Gaming. I've had the dream of representing them since the CS 1.6 days. The other dream is to play for the best team in the world and the Brazilian iteration of SK Gaming, which was something I never thought was possible, but luckily it was. Third of all I'd like to emphasize that I will only represent SK Gaming for next two tournaments, ECS this week and the ELEAGUE Major next January. Being apart of the SK roster in fulltime was something that was never discusssed. Lastly I'd like to thank every message of support and confidence that I've received.”, adds Ricardo ‘fox’ Pacheco.
After a short Christmas break, the team including ‘fox’ will travel to Cologne, Germany, to prepare for the ELEAGUE major in Atlanta, Georgia, in January.
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