Fariha B. October 24, 2020
MIBR has announced the addition of three stand-ins to its Counter-Strike: Global Offensive roster for BLAST Premier Fall Series and Flashpoint Season 2. Lucas "LUCAS1" Teles, Leonardo "leo_drk" Oliveira, and Vinicius "v$m" Moreira will be wearing the MIBR jersey until the end of this year.
The Brazilian beacons have made a heroic re-entry into the professional scene of CSGO with a new roster of five. The addition of this latest trio will help the team compete in upcoming tournaments in November.
Lucas will be a familiar face for Vito "kNgV-" Giuseppe, as both have competed together. The Brazilian duo fought alongside Kngv and Gabriel "FalleN" Toledo for five months previously.
MIBR continues to stick with a strictly Brazilian roster with v$m and leo_drk loaned from Brazilian teams Detona Gaming and Sharks Esports, respectively. MIBR picked the highest-rated player in Detona, as v$m currently has an average rating of 1.15.
Leo_drk, who previously played as "Leo_drunky," attributed the change of name to his wish to start a new chapter in joining MIBR. The former entry-fragger for Sharks has a rating of 1.08, one of the highest on that team. The young rifler will be playing under a new banner for the first time since he joined Sharks in 2017.
Changes in MIBR's roster might stabilize the team
MIBR has always been comfortable with changing rosters and trying out new players. Since its inception in 2018, the team has seen many new faces come and go. Most recently, core players Fernando "fer" Alvarenga and Epitácio "TACO" de Melo were benched following a poor performance in online tournaments. Coach Ricardo "dead" Sinigaglia's suspension and Fallen's departure from the team brought MIBR to its weakest state in many years.
The Brazilian powerhouse is all set to gain composure, as the news of overhaul roster comes two days after the recruitment of new coach Raphael "cogu" Camargo. The team's history with Cugo dates back to prior eras of Counter-Strike. Cogu will also be taking up a managerial position for the Brazilian organization's CSGO division.
Th fresh lineup of MIBR under the supervision of an old ally in Cogu holds a new element of hope and surprise, as the team hasn't practiced much for coming tournaments. The Brazilians will be marking their comeback in CSGO by competing against accomplished teams including Furia, Astralis, and G2 in the BLAST Premier Fall season.
MIBR's current lineup:
- Vito "kNgV-" Giuseppe
- Alencar "trk" Rossato
- Leonardo "leo_drk" Oliveira
- Lucas "LUCAS1" Teles
- Vinicius "vsm" Moreira
- Raphael "cogu" Camargo (coach/manager)