So that just happened.
GODSENT accidentally leaked its new Counter-Strike: Global Offensive roster in a job listing looking for a video editor. The post revealed MIBR star Epitacio “TACO” de Melo alongside a new lineup of Brazilian players.
Rosters are usually kept a secret by the organizations themselves until the official announcement, although esports insiders often like to leak contract rumors and trades. That wasn’t the case here, as the organization itself spilled the beans in an embarrassing fashion.
The job had a video attached, which showcased the rumored roster. The organization was asking for a video editor to remove the green screen behind the new players. This included former MiBR player TACO. The video also shows TACO’s on-again, off-again teammate João “felps” Vasconcellos, Bruno “latto” Rebelatto, Eduardo “dumau” Wolkmer, and Bruno “b4rtiN” Câmara. The slip-up was quickly screenshot and shared on Twitter.
It appears that GODSENT has made a job posting on https://t.co/yAvRjo8arO seeking video editors for their new roster announcement scheduled for tomorrow.
Within the Drive folder are videos of the rumored TACO project in GODSENT apparel. pic.twitter.com/CMIFlgv265
— Ryan (@RyanAtRBM) January 17, 2021
Once the leak was shared all over Twitter, GODSENT removed the job listing from Upwork. They also took down the accompanying videos. It seemed like GODSENT may have wanted the news to be a secret after all, but it still made some jokes about it on Twitter.
GODSENT replied to the leak, tweeting “FAKE NEWS” in all capital letters. TACO also tried to play it cool, unsuccessfully.
It’s not me
— Epitacio de Melo (@TACOCS) January 17, 2021
The move is an interesting one as it sees GODSENT leave Europe and move to the Americas region, despite almost exclusively operating in Sweden throughout its existence. The new lineup boasts a mix of old and new talent. While TACO and felps have enjoyed success in some of CSGO’s biggest events, the rest of the roster is made up of players from smaller Brazilian organizations including YEAH Gaming, Team One, and RED Canids.
The deleted job listing stated that the organization was looking for the work to be completed by Monday, January 18. That’s tomorrow, meaning fans might get the roster update officially in the next few days. For now, fans will have to trust TACO that it’s “not him” until the reveal confirms the roster.
If this leak is true, TACO is now attached to GODSENT’s CSGO roster. He joins after an ugly breakup with MIBR that saw him unceremoniously benched alongside teammate Fernando “fer” Alvarenga. This led to the complete collapse of MIBR’s roster, and may have involved legal action brought about by TACO and fer.