Fnx Shifts From CS:GO Player To Coach For Imperial Esports

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Fnx Shifts From CS:GO Player to Coach & Content Creator for Imperial Esports

The Brazilian last dance continues ahead together.

Aditya Singh Rawat
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After six months, fnx has stepped down from the active CS:GO roster of Imperial Esports.
The 32 year old has transitioned to a new role of coaching, streaming, and creating content for Imperial Esports.
Imperial Esports will be seen in action soon during the ESL Challenger Melbourne 2022 with a new CS:GO roster.

Imperial Esports has announced that Lincoln "⁠fnx⁠" Lau will not be leaving the Brazilian esports organization as speculated. Instead the 32 year old will be stepping down from the active CS:GO roster and transitioning to the role of coach, streamer, and content creator for the side.

This means that the last dance roster will continue sticking together. There shall be some changes but the project will move forward with all the founding members it initially signed still being part of the team.

Fnx will be acting as the head coach for the side during the IEM Road to Rio: America RMR (Regional Major Rankings) 2022 and even the IEM Rio Major 2022, if the team manages to qualify. However, it is uncertain at this point in time whether he will continue to the role after this tournament.

Fnx steps away as an active CS:GO player from Imperial Esports lineup

Returning to the highest tier of competition after many years, fnx had reunited with a part of his former Luminosity and SK Gaming lineup in February earlier this year.

Now six months after competing with Imperial Esports, the two-time Major winner decided to switch roles. He shall be acting as the team's coach and shall step down as an active player to make way for a new arrival.

Apart from this, fnx will also be working as a streamer and content creator for the Brazilian organization.

The team is in dire need of an upgrade following its crumbling performances at the last couple of tournaments before the summer player break, including a disappointing 17th-20th finish at the IEM Cologne 2022.

This slump was not expected from Imperial Esports following its brilliant performance at the PGL Antwerp Major 2022, where the team fought hard to finish 9th-11th against odds that were heavily stacked against them.

The final player to complete the Imperial lineup will be announced soon. The team is preparing to attend the upcoming ESL Challenger Melbourne 2022, scheduled to take place from 2nd to 4th September.

The current Imperial Esports CS:GO roster is as follows:

  • Gabriel "⁠FalleN⁠" Toledo - IGL

  • Fernando "⁠fer⁠" Alvarenga - Entry Fragger

  • Ricardo "⁠boltz⁠" Prass - Entry Fragger

  • Vinicius "⁠VINI⁠" Figueiredo - Support

  • Lincoln "⁠fnx⁠" Lau - Coach / Streamer


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Aditya is the in-house CS:GO writer at AFK Gaming. While his understanding of the esports space is not restricted by geographical borders, his current focus lies in the Asian region. Understands and follows almost all major esport titles.


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