A brand new tournament announced to be run by Brazillian Counter-Strike: Global Offensive entity Gamers Club will give teams the opportunity to see how well they do with professional CSGO players as their coaches.
The MIBR Cup has just been announced, and it features an interesting twist. After competing in online open qualifiers, the tournament will progress to the playoff stage where the winner from each qualifier will be coached by a specific member of pro CSGO team MIBR. The MIBR members are assigned a team depending on the qualifier each team won, with Gabriel “FalleN” Toledo and Fernando “fer” Alvarenga already taken.
It’s currently unclear whether Ignacio “meyern” Meyer will participate as a coach in the MIBR Cup after he was benched from the team earlier this week. If meyern doesn’t attend the event in a coaching capacity, it’s likely that his replacement on MIBR, Alencar “trk” Rossato, will take his place coaching the winners of the third MIBR Cup qualifier that ended at the beginning of May.
The concept is a novel one and allows up-and-coming teams the opportunity to see Counter-Strike: Global Offensive through the eyes of a top professional player. With so many semi-pro Counter-Strike players making the jump to Valorant, the MIBR Cup is an opportunity for those that have decided to stick it out with what is the reigning king of competitive team-based first-person shooters.
For some teams that have never played on a professional level, the insight of pro players can be especially helpful. While not a professional Counter-Strike: Global Offensive player by any means, our recent video showcasing the slow styles of Natus Vincere and Virtus.pro show that there are a ton of things going on behind the scenes in a professional Counter-Strike match that some observers might never know existed.
The MIBR Cup’s fourth qualifier is currently ongoing, with MIBR AWPer Vito “kNgV-” Giuseppe set to coach the winning team in the tournament’s playoffs. After the end of the fourth qualifier on May 30, teams have one more opportunity to qualify. The final qualifier runs from June 9 to June 27, with the winners getting Epitácio “TACO” de Melo as their coach in the playoffs. Teams can sign up for the MIBR Cup’s final qualifier here.