Brazilian professional esports organization Imperial has officially announced signing Marcelo "chelo" Cespedes, completing its CS:GO roster.
The addition of the 24-year-old rifler from MIBR to the Imperial's CS:GO roster was not unexpected; rumors about it appeared back in July. He was supposed to replace Lincoln "fnx" Lau, who recently announced that he would retire as a player and shift to a streamer and coach position at Imperial.
According to Dust2 Brazil sources, the chelo's transfer costs for Imperial are approximately $200,000 (1 million Bazilian reals).
In turn, MIBR has already hired a replacement for chelo where Henrique "HEN1" Teles took his place.
сhelo will debut with Imperial at ESL Challenger Melbourne in September.
The Imperial's current CS:GO roster is:
- Gabriel "FalleN" Toledo (in-game leader)
- Fernando "fer" Alvarenga
- Ricardo "boltz" Prass
- Vinicius "VINI" Figueiredo
- Marcelo "chelo" Cespedes
- Lincoln "fnx" Lau (coach)