Pro Counter-Strike team Immortals blew their chance at a hefty prize pool this weekend, after showing up late to the Dreamhack Montreal finals. Three of the members were late in arriving, forcing them to forfeit the first match in a best-of-three set.
Handing the first match over gave competitors team North a serious advantage. That same team went on to win the second match, and thus a bigger share of the $70,000 USD prizepool. North walked away with $50,000 USD, while Immortals got $20,000 USD.
According to Compete, Immortals’ Vito “nKg” Giuseppe, Henrique “HEN1” Teles, and Lucas “LUCAS1” Teles were late, despite being told that the tournament would be moving at an accelerated pace.
Rival team CLG jokingly accused Immortals’ members of being hungover, which Guiseppe denied. He then claimed that they arrived on time, and that tournament organisers forced them to forfeit “out of spite.” Lucas said that they were resting from jetlag, which Giuseppe later agreed with.
Immortals’ owners are currently investigating violations of team policy. Immortals CEO Noah Whinston took to Twitter saying they will “address this internally,” and that “actions should have consequences.”