Nomy to miss NGE due to visa issues, Chance steps in for Immortals

Back in September, we reported that Immortals’ long-standing tank David “Nomy” Ramirez would miss the Overwatch Open due to visa issues. Now, once again Nomy finds himself unable to attend a huge North American LAN event due to his visa situation. According to the team, his position as tank in Immortals will be temporarily taken by coach Chance for the NGE Winter Premiere.

Nomy has been with Immortals since before they were picked up as the Sodipop roster, but has so far been unable to attend offline events with his team. At the Overwatch Open, Immortals used wgb as a replacement, then of Gale Force eSports. The team finished last place without a map win, losing to Fnatic and Cloud9, but they have made significant developments since then.

At NGE Winter Premiere their coach, Chance will fill in on tank. He has prior top level experience on tank and was originally going to fill in for Immortals at the Overwatch Open as well before other commitments took precedent.

Immortals head into the four-team LAN finals of Winter Premiere as the top seed. They came first in both round-robin stages, going 6-1 and then 10-2; they are scheduled to face Luminosity Gaming tomorrow in the single-elimination playoffs.

Chance will be incredibly comfortable with the Immortals players and style after his time as their coach. His experience and knowledge should allow him to slot in fairly easily, but it is anybody's guess how the change will affect Immortal's overall performance.

A more important question for the long-term Immortals roster is whether Nomy can remain with the team if he is continually unable to attend LANs. If he cannot attend offline events in the US in the future, his career is likely to hit a brick wall.

The Immortals roster for the Winter Premiere finals is now:

  • Christopher "GrimReality" Schaefer (DPS)
  • Brady "Agilities" Girardi (Flex DPS)
  • George "Hyped" Maganzini (Flex)
  • Zac "Chance" Palmer (Tank)
  • Athen "Aythen" Zhu (Support)
  • Stefano "Verbo" Disalvo (Support)
#1
7 Frags +

I read the title and I'm already tilted feelsfuckingbadman

I read the title and I'm already tilted feelsfuckingbadman
#2
5 Frags +

That really sucks. Nomy deserves to be there.

That really sucks. Nomy deserves to be there.
#3
1 Frags +

I was really pulling for immortals this tournament too :(

I was really pulling for immortals this tournament too :(
#4
2 Frags +

Go Chance!

Go Chance!
#5
1 Frags +

That sucks. They've played so well!

That sucks. They've played so well!
#6
2 Frags +

With trump as president I think it's gonna be pretty hard for him to play in the usa
All the more need for eu tournaments

With trump as president I think it's gonna be pretty hard for him to play in the usa
All the more need for eu tournaments
#7
3 Frags +

can't blame trump for this one since he couldn't attend ow open either when Obama is president

can't blame trump for this one since he couldn't attend ow open either when Obama is president
#8
1 Frags +

Time to step up, Coach! And no, you can't blame Trump for this one Penda, haha

Time to step up, Coach! And no, you can't blame Trump for this one Penda, haha
#9
0 Frags +
DancingrootTime to step up, Coach! And no, you can't blame Trump for this one Penda, haha

What do you mean? What can the coach do in this situation?

Being Mexican and entering the US has been a struggle way longer than Bush, Obama and Trump.

[quote=Dancingroot]Time to step up, Coach! And no, you can't blame Trump for this one Penda, haha[/quote]

What do you mean? What can the coach do in this situation?

Being Mexican and entering the US has been a struggle way longer than Bush, Obama and Trump.
#10
1 Frags +

Still a strong team but nomy has been awesome so far in NGE. Shame he has been denied the opportunity to attend LAN again

Still a strong team but nomy has been awesome so far in NGE. Shame he has been denied the opportunity to attend LAN again
#11
1 Frags +
SmokieDancingrootTime to step up, Coach! And no, you can't blame Trump for this one Penda, haha
What do you mean? What can the coach do in this situation?

The article states that the coach of the team will be filling the missing player's role.

[quote=Smokie][quote=Dancingroot]Time to step up, Coach! And no, you can't blame Trump for this one Penda, haha[/quote]

What do you mean? What can the coach do in this situation? [/quote]

The article states that the coach of the team will be filling the missing player's role.
#12
1 Frags +

Interested to see how they'll do with Chance instead of Nomy. Good thing he out of all people know how his team plays best so guess that's a good thing.

Interested to see how they'll do with Chance instead of Nomy. Good thing he out of all people know how his team plays best so guess that's a good thing.
#13
1 Frags +

why man WHYYYYY

why man WHYYYYY
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