kNg
Vito Giuseppe 
Brazil
Immortals
No longer with Immortals
September 19, 2017
kNg announced on Twitter Tuesday that he is no longer a part of Immortals.
ANALYSIS
kNg's departure from Immortals comes after a bit of turmoil, to put it lightly. After three of the five starters were late for the grand finals of DreamHack Montreal, chaos ensued. Not only did the team get charged with a forfeit before losing the next game to get bounced by North in a 2-0 sweep, but the drama continued on Twitter after the event. When FNS called out the players for allegedly being hungover during Immortals' semifinals series against CLG, kNG replied by saying in a (now deleted) tweet that he would kill the other player. Noah Winston, CEO of Immortals, then said that the team would be dealing with the issue internally. The team has yet to issue a statement on kNg's departure, but Winston stated on Tuesday night that news should come out later this week.
To miss ELEAGUE Premier
September 13, 2017
kNg will not be attending the ELEAGUE Premier this weekend, reports Sam Nordmark of Dot Esports.
ANALYSIS
In the aftermath of the debacle at DreamHack Montreal in which kNg tweeted out a death threat to CLG's FNS, many wondered what would come of kNg. It's been announced that he is going back home to Brazil to obtain a visa that will allow him to be based in the United States. It's not known how long he'll be away for, but he won't be able to join the team in Atlanta this weekend for the ELEAUGE Premier. Hopefully, some time away will let him and the drama surrounding him and the team from DreamHack Montreal.
Loses a bit of magic
September 1, 2017
kNg posted a 52/67 KD in Immortals' close loss to G2 Epsorts on Day 2 of DreamHack Malmo.
ANALYSIS
While kNg has been lighting things up for Immortals all week long, he came up a bit short in this game. While he managed to have the third-highest kill count on Immortals, he had the most deaths by far. He seemed to lose the duels and situations in this series that he was winning previously. He did try and fuel a second-half comeback in the final map with the help of steel, but it was too little too late by that point. Had he brought a bit more to the table in the earlier games, especially Game 1, they may not have even needed a third map. They'll still have one chance to redeem themselves on Friday against Fnatic to try and prevent elimination one last time.
On fire in close win
August 30, 2017
kNg finished his team's 16-14 win over Fnatic on Day 1 of DreamHack Malmo with a stellar 33/20 KD.
ANALYSIS
If there was a single reason you could point to as to why Immortals won this game, it was easily kNg. From the very start, he was playing better than we've ever seen him. He grabbed doubles in all three of the opening rounds before running in the double AWP with HEN1. There was simply nothing Fnatic could do to stop this approach in the 10-5 first half. The second half was a bit rougher from Immortals, as Fnatic started to battle back. Even still, kNg was always strong, sticking around until he picked up the final kill of the match to lock up the 16-14 win.
Bounces back too late to assist team
August 25, 2017
kNg ended Immortals' 1-1 split against SK Gaming on Thursday in the ESL Pro League with a 28/37 KD.
ANALYSIS
kNg had a bit of an odd series here on Thursday, as he was poor in the game that his team pretty much dominated SK in, but stronger in his team's loss. That's not to say that he was strong overall in that second game, but just strong compared to his showing in Game 1. In that first game, he had just one kill in the first six rounds and only managed a 5/13 KD in the half. He grabbed an AWP in the second half and salvaged things a bit, but still ended at just an 11/18 line. He stuck with said AWP in the second game and was actually somewhat consistent with it. After three rounds, he had as many kills as he did in the entirety of the first half of Game 1. This allowed Immortals to put together a strong 10-5 line in the first half. Once the second half came, however, the team looked completely out of sorts. SK looked like their normal selves and took Immortals to task to pick up the 16-12 win.
Free Agent
Could be stepping down from Immortals
August 16, 2017
LUCAS1, HEN1, and kNg are set to exit the active roster of Immortals, according to HLTV.
ANALYSIS
Three core members of Immortals are rumored to exit the active roster due to dissatisfaction and internal issues with its players and coach. The team comes off a run at PGL Major Krakow finishing second to Gambit. However, the team has expressed internal issues and the players have asked Immortals CEO Noah Whinston to exit the active roster. It is reported that the players could potentially join fnx, who is also on the Immortals transfer list. kNg just officially joined the Immortals roster in late July following his run at the Major; however, now the player could possibly be on his way out.
Immortals sign kNg
July 25, 2017
Immortals sign Vito "kNg" Giuseppe as its permanent addition after an outstanding performance at the PGL Major.
ANALYSIS
After two months of being loaned out to Immortals by Red Reserve, the 22-year-old has signed a permanent deal with Immortals. The announcement comes just after kNg helped the Brazilian team achieve one of its biggest finishes runner-up to Gambit Esports at the PGL Major in Krakow. kNg, who replaced Lincoln "fnx" Lau on the roster, dominated the Major by acquiring the highest number of kills (265) and headshots (113) of all players. The organization also stated that it "looks forward to continuing to work with him on building a Counter-Strike: Global Offensive legacy for Immortals."
Free Agent
Continues to impress despite loss
July 24, 2017
kNg put up a 54/58 KD in Immortals' loss to Gambit Esports in the grand finals of the PGL Major Krakow.
ANALYSIS
While he is technically still with Immortals on a trial basis, kNg continues to be a welcomed addition to the team. When Immortals got rid of fnx a couple months back, many thought that the absence of the talented player would be a detriment to the team. kNg changed all of that, however. He may not go out there and light up the scoreboard, but his contributions are more than enough to help Immortals get wins. Even in the final two games in which Immortals lost, he was doing so much for this team and almost got them the win. Such a strong performance should certainly do wonders for keeping him around long-term.
Free Agent
Quiet in Tuesday's scrum over VP
July 6, 2017
kNg finished Tuesday with a 16/18 KD over Virtus Pro with an Immortals win at ESL Cologne.
ANALYSIS
kNg had a slow start with the 3-0 deficit, but he did manage to pick up some important trade kills that allowed his team to gain a little more for their economy. Round 4 kNg help put together a hectic round which resulted in an A-bombsite plant that allowed the team to have the economy they needed. kNg contributed to a short-but-dominant performance that eventually broke the Virtus Pro economy early. kNg contributed to the offensive first-half lead 8-7 despite the late Virtus Pro comeback. kNg's performance in the second half was much better than the first, as he held off the offense of Virtus Pro, who struggled early on but managed to tie the game at 12-12. However, kNg shut down the Virtus Pro offense on the A-bombsite with a quad kill to break the tie, which led to the 16-12 win.
Free Agent
Starts slow in loss
July 6, 2017
kNg put up a 15/21 KD during Immortals' loss to Cloud9 on Thursday at ESL Cologne.
ANALYSIS
kNg, despite having been playing very well during this stint with Immortals, was a bit off at the start of this game. He was at the bottom of his team for most of the second half, though he did pick up two in Round 15 to finally get something going. He had a better start to the second half since they actually won the pistol round and had some money to work with. Even with his resurgence, Cloud9 was far too strong for Immortals to stop, which led to their elimination with the 16-11 loss.
Free Agent
Big plays early in dominate win over C9
May 31, 2017
kNg earned a solid 19/13 KD on Wednesday, Day 2 in the ESL Pro League Season 5 Finals with a win over Cloud9 1-0.
ANALYSIS
A slow start resulted in a pistol round loss, but kNg quickly came back to contribute to the Round 2 win, and then the following Round 3 1-vs-1 clutch on the A-bombsite to break the tie. This led to a 4-2 lead early on, and the rounds kept coming as kNg racked up the frags to power through the first half 10-5. The second half was another slow start, but kNg quickly got going on the defense to hold off the offense for six rounds to close out the match 16-8, earning an 81.2 ADR throughout the Mirage contest.
Free Agent
More alert in Day 2
May 31, 2017
kNg posted a 17/1 KD on Wednesday, Day 2 in the ESL Pro League Season 5 Finals with a win over G2 1-0.
ANALYSIS
kNg came out of the gates ready and looking strong, despite losing the first three rounds to the opposition, and continued to ramp up the offense, contributing to a massive six-round win streak to take the lead 6-3. Both teams then battled, and kNg came out on top with his support, taking the bombsites and holding the post-plant to earn some rounds. G2 managed to close out the half down 10-5 as kNg headed into the second half with G2 picking up the pace. Down for yet another 3-0 deficit early, kNg fired back, picking up kills and assists and holding off the opposition in the late rounds to help close Overpass 16-10, posting a 62.5 ADR along the way.
Free Agent
Rough start on LAN for Immortals
May 30, 2017
kNg posted a low 13/24 KD for Immortals on Tuesday, Day 1 of the ESL Pro League Season 5 Finals with a loss to Fnatic 1-0.
ANALYSIS
kNg had a rough start to Inferno taking on a massive 7-0 deficit early on as he struggled to pick up many kills on the offensive side. Fnatic remained a tough opponent despite the late rounds where kNg contributed to help close the half down 10-5. A slow start in the second half resulted in a bigger lead for Fnatic, but a mid round spark allowed kNg to pick up a few rounds for Immortals though falling short with a 54.0 ADR for a 16-9 loss.
Free Agent
Rough showing by the stand-in during series split
May 29, 2017
kNg tallied a 30/46 KD in Immortals series split with SK Gaming on Sunday in the ECS.
ANALYSIS
kNg performed admirably enough, but it was far from what Immortals needed to lock up the series sweep against the vaunted SK squad. He came alive early on in the first half of Game 1 with a 3k in Round 4 for his team's first win, but then he fell into a deep slump for most of the rest of the game. He didn't get his first kill of the second half until Round 20, and then added in another nice double in Round 26 to tie the game up again late. He tallied just three kills in the six overtime rounds, but his teammates controlled things to pick up the 19-16 win. He wasn't much better in Game 2 since he only had three kills after 12 rounds while SK jumped out to a big lead in the first half. He did come up with a double in Round 15 to make the deficit 12-3 at the half, but he and Immortals failed to come up with enough kills to stop SK from splitting the series with a 16-9 win.
Free Agent
Shuts down with the AWP as a stand-in
May 27, 2017
kNg put up a 31/30 KD in Immortals' 2-0 win over CLG on Saturday in the ECS.
ANALYSIS
kNg, playing with Immortals on a trial basis, played admirably in Immortals' 2-0 sweep on Saturday. Although that didn't really start until Game 2. In the first game of the series, he only managed to put up nine kills despite his team winning 16-4. He mainly just minimized his mistakes to not throw off his team in the big win. In Game 2, however, he put himself right in the narrative to really contribute to Immortals' win. He came up with a nice 3k in Round 7 as Immortals started to close the gap after going down 0-4 early on. He then put up another 3k in Round 13 to take a 7-6 lead. All throughout this game, he was incredibly strong with his AWP, which gave his team a huge edge. Another 3k in Round 22 with the AWP tied things up, and then a double in Round 26 put them up 14-12 and well on their way to the 16-13 win.