Joao ‘felps’ Vasconcellos is a Brazilian esports player practicing in Counter-Strike as the entry fragger for his squad, SK Gaming. His true fighting abilities are best described by his teammates, fer and coldzera as the potential breakout player of 2017.
Joao has been a fan of Michael Phelps, the Olympic swimmer which could be the reason where he got his alias, felps. Other than swimming, Vasconcellos used to play football which gave him the discipline and commitment working with his squad to win matches.
Where it all began:
Joao always had a passion for gaming ever since he was young, dreaming that one day he would make a career playing computer games. Fulfill his desire he did and started playing professionally in CS: GO with ProGaming.TD in 2014.
Improving on his Counter-Strike skills, he joined units like GoldenGlory, Dexterity Team, Mastermind, Games Academy, Tempo Storm and Immortals. Felps is currently with SK Gaming that proved to be a good move, making a name for himself in the esports scene around the world.
SK Gaming was established as an esports company in 1997 originally named Shroet Kommando. They started out with a German unit competing in Quake. The gaming club supports three professional teams that speciailise in Hearthstone, VainGlory and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.
SK Gaming created their CS: GO lineup in October 2013 and have strived to be a top esports team. Their current roster includes Fallen as the captain, fer, coldzera, TACO and felps that have continued in the SK legacy as being the top CS unit in the world of esports. Their winning streak through 2017 so far have shown SK are the masters of CS: GO.
The recent esports competitions that felps and SK Gaming have participated in include Gamers Club Masters 2017, PGL Major Krakow, ESL One: Cologne, ECS Season 3, DreanHack Summer 2017, Subaru Invitational, IEM Sydney, cs_summit, DH Masters Las Vegas and Eleague Major.
SK Gaming had major wins against Cloud 9, Faze, Fnatic and Gambit while they have had a few losses too against Astralis, G2 and Virtus.Pro. The CS squad may have been caught on the wrong foot but they have come out stronger, pinpointing their mistakes so as to improve on their Counter-Strike strategies.
The greatest win for felps as a player was with SK Gaming competing at the Esports Championship Series Season 3 – Finals. The unit defeated Faze with a record of 2-1, taking home their prize of a stunning $250K.
Vasconcellos’ second great win was at ESL One: Cologne 2017 while playing for SK. They CS squad won over Cloud 9 with an invincible record, 3-0 to claim their well-deserved reward of a staggering $100K.