June 5th, 2018
LOS ANGELES – June 5, 2018 – Esports organization Immortals today announced that it has acquired a team from Brazil to compete in the “Rainbow Six: Siege” Pro League.
Immortals’ entry into the “Rainbow Six: Siege” Pro League represents the brand’s first expansion in Latin America and is part of a comprehensive deal between Immortals and Ubisoft, the game’s publisher. While the team will be branded Immortals, the players and staff will continue to operate out of Sao Paulo.
“We are thrilled to enter the Brazilian esports scene,” said Noah Whinston, CEO of Immortals. “The Brazilian market is characterized by intensely passionate fans, great esports brands and events, and highly skilled players, which makes it an ideal market for our organization to target and prioritize. We look forward to competing in the ‘Rainbow Six: Siege’ Pro League and making a mark in Brazil for years to come.”
Players on the new Immortals “Rainbow Six: Siege” team include (L to R):
Leone Kayque de oliveira (oNe)
Jaime Pereira Ramos Júnior (Cyb3r)
Matheus Freire Mesquita (Px)
Daniel Pinto Coelho Novy (Novys)
Diogo Fernandes De Souza Vieira (D1OGO)
Coaching the team is former player Lucas Rodrigues (Yuuk)
Ubisoft, the publisher of “Rainbow Six: Siege”, will feature Immortals branded items in-game for purchase, including a charm and weapon skin, so that all players will be able to show off their Immortals fandom. The new Immortals team will benefit from the organization’s recently announced Razer partnership through the use of Razer’s esports-grade PC peripherals, including equipment comprising of mice, keyboards, headsets, and surfaces.
“As we prepare for this year’s ‘Rainbow Six: Siege’ Pro League in Brazil, the team is excited to work with Immortals to develop a unique brand identity that will appeal to esports fans all across Brazil,” said Bertrand Chaverot, Managing Director of Ubisoft Latin America. “Brazilian esports teams hold an undying dedication among their fans, and we believe this partnership will lead to an exciting Pro League season.”
“Rainbow Six: Siege” Pro League will be returning to Brazil this Fall when eight pro league teams from all regions of the world are set to compete at the Jeunesse Arena (Olympic Park) in Rio de Janeiro on November 17 and 18 in front of 12,000 fans.
A video featuring Immortals CEO Noah Whinston announcing the new Immortals team is available here.
Immortals, LLC, is a global esports organization based in Los Angeles. Founded in 2015, Immortals raised strategic investment from AEG, Lionsgate, the Milken Family, Meg Whitman, and Steve Kaplan. The franchise owns and operates the Los Angeles Valiant, one of two Los Angeles-based franchises in Activision Blizzard’s Overwatch League, which launched in January 2018. Immortals contends in leading esports titles including Rainbow Six: Siege, DOTA2, and Super Smash Brothers, in addition to mobile esports Clash Royale and Arena of Valor. In June 2018, Immortals re-launched iconic Brazilian esports brand MIBR, which competes with the most popular and competitively-successful roster assembled in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. Immortals strives to create a long-lasting and welcoming community of professional gamers, aspiring players, and passionate fans united by the twin goals of competitive success and inclusivity.