Imperial esports have brought on a familiar name back temporarily.

Imperial Esports have announced a change in their roster ahead of the BLAST Premier Fall Showdown appearance. The org also announced a stand-in for the event, revealing its lineup for the Fall Showdown. LUCAS1 will stand in for JOTA for Imperial Esports.

Imperial esports bench JOTA

Imperial Esports is one of the eight teams that will be competing in the BLAST Premier Fall Americas Showdown. The team is set to face off against Mongolz in their inaugural tournament match. 

Jhonatan "JOTA" Willian joined Imperial esports earlier this year. He joined the org from MIBR where he had been for more than a year. 

His departure from the team comes shortly after the team's elimination from ESL Pro League Season 18. The team finished 21-28th, earning $8,000. They lost to Fnatic and 5yclone to find themselves eliminated from the event. However, they did find two victories with wins over 9z and Apeks team.

LUCAS1 to stand in for BLAST Premier Fall Showdown

Meanwhile, the org also revealed that Lucas "LUCAS1" Teles will be the stand-in for the team during the upcoming event. LUCAS1 has played for Imperial Esports for a period of two  months in 2020

Imperial’s CS:GO roster is as follows:

  • Ricardo "boltz" Prass 
  • Vinicius "VINI" Figueiredo
  • Henrique "HEN1" Teles
  • João "felps" Vasconcellos
  • Rafael "zakk" Fernandes

The BLAST Premier Fall Showdown features two events - one for Europe and one for America. The Americas event includes eight teams with a $67,500 prize pool. While the prize pool is substantial, the bigger prize for most attending teams is the qualification potential to The Fall Finals. The tournament takes place over five days kicking off on October 4 with the finals on the 8th. Besides Imperial Esports, the tournament will also feature the following teams:

  • Team Liquid
  • Complexity
  • Evil Geniuses
  • FURIA esports
  • Forsaken
  • Legacy
  • MongolZ

Meanwhile, Valve is busy teasing potential CS2’s launch date on September 27, 2023. However, if you want to check if your system can handle the brand-new game, you can check the CS2 system requirements here. 

So stay tuned to for the latest CS:GO news and updates.