Immortals have traded "felps" to SK Gaming for the outstanding former lurker Lincoln "fnx" Lau, who joined SK Gaming back in November 2015 and was considered to be the main source behind SK Gaming's success throughout last year, including ESL One Cologne.
After SK's amazing performance in ESL One Cologne the team's results started to vary, which resulted in fnx being placed on the bench on December 3. This caused SK Gaming to elect a stand in which ended up being former Faze Clan AWPer Ricardo "fox" Pancheo.
"We are happy to present the solution the community was discussing already for some time." SK Gaming CEO Alexander Muller stated to Dot Esports. "Lincoln is a legendary player and was a corner stone in last years success of the team. It's always with mixed feelings having to let such a personality go. The character of a team is constantly developing and therefore change is inevitable. In the past eight weeks our focus was to find a solution for all parties involved. It won't surprise anyone if we say that Felps was the one player we wanted to add to the roster. He played incredibly good in 2016 already and we hope to further his impact on the game, especially on our game by buying him out of his contract with Immortals."
SK Gaming will debut their new player in the upcoming ESL Pro League. Is this trade a good one, or should they have stuck with the players they had?