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CS:GO: coldzera reportedly requests to leave MIBR for ‘new challenge’

Published: 7/Jul/2019 9:22 Updated: 26/Sep/2019 12:35

by Miguel Lozada

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Brazilian CS:GO star Marcelo ‘coldzera‘ David has reportedly requested to be placed on the bench for MiBR, informing the organization of his desire to leave.

Following MiBR’s disappointing showing at ESL One Cologne, HLTV has learned that coldzera, widely considered one of the best individual players in Counter-Strike over the past few years, is “seeking a new challenge”.

His move will not be immediate though, as he will apparently play out both BLAST Pro Series Los Angeles and IEM Chicago with the roster, before moving to the bench.

During his time with SK Gaming, many considered coldzera the best player in the world.

HLTV’s source has claimed that coldzera has grown frustrated after MiBR’s string of poor results, with roster moves unable to fill the gaps.

The roster lock for the StarLadder Major on June 24 means that MiBR will most likely be forced into playing with their coach, Wilton ‘zews’ Prado for the event, which starts on August 23.

Coldzera’s performance individually has perhaps coincided with a drop off in his team’s performances too, as despite boasting an all-star core, they have struggled to maintain any kind of consistency.

Their top sixteen finish in Cologne was their second poor result in a row, after they managed only top eight at the ECS Season 7 Finals, despite bringing in the addition of Lucas ‘LUCAS1’ Teles, on loan from Luminosity.

Since returning to an all-Brazilian lineup, following the departure of Tarik ‘tarik’ Celic and Jake ‘Stewie2k’ Yip, MiBR has managed middling results at best, now resulting in codlzera’s move to seek out a new ‘challenge’.

MiBR roster (rumored)

  • Gabriel ‘FalleN’ Toledo
  • Fernando ‘fer’ Alvarenga
  • Epitacio ‘TACO’ de Melo
  • Lucas ‘LUCAS1’ Teles (on loan)
  • Wilton ‘zews’ Prado (coach)
    • Marcelo ‘coldzera’ David (bench)
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Jamppi to Valorant? VAC banned CSGO pro considering switch following legal proceedings

Published: 15/Jan/2021 12:58 Updated: 15/Jan/2021 13:00

by Connor Bennett

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A new report from a Finnish newspaper has suggested that VAC banned CSGO pro Elias ‘Jamppi⁠’ Olkkonen is considering a switch to Valorant as he steps down from ENCE. 

For a few year, Jamppi has been considered as one of Counter-Strike’s biggest rising stars. The 19-year-old was set to join the OG roster following their step into CS:GO, however, that move fell through.

The problem is, the Finnish star has a VAC ban to his name, so, he can’t play in CS:GO’s premier events – the Majors – even though a number of tournament organizers have allowed him to play in their own events.

With him and his family contesting the ban, Jamppi joined ENCE in the hopes that, at some point, he’d be able to play at Majors. However, there have been a few missteps in his argument, and he hasn’t come any closer to having the VAC ban taken away. That, alongside some roster turmoil with ENCE, has got him seemingly considering his options.

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Jamppi was VAC banned in 2015 at the age of 14.

According to a report from the Finnish newspaper Ilta-Sanomat, the 19-year-old is apparently considering a switch to VALORANT as ENCE considers a number of roster moves.

It comes after a report from DBLTap’s Jarek ‘DeKay’ Lewis stated that ENCE were in discussions with Danish duo Marco ‘Snappi’ Pfeiffer and Thomas ‘TMB’ Bundsbæk about joining up with their active lineup alongside Aleksi ‘allu⁠’ Jalli, Joonas ‘doto⁠’ Forss, and Tuomas ‘SADDYX⁠’ Louhimaa.

That, ultimately, leaves Jamppi without a spot as the CS:GO 2021 season starts to ramp up in preparation for the PGL Stockholm Major in October.

CS:GO pro Jamppi in ENCE interview
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Jamppi is considering a switch to VALORANT, according to reports.

If he decides to go to VALORANT, as IS reports, Jamppi would join a list of other CS:GO pros who have been banned from playing at a Major – including Joshua ‘steel’ Nissan and Braxton ‘Swag’ Pierce.

As for where he could go, well, there are a few teams who would certainly make space for the 19-year-old – especially if he could show as much promise in the Riot Games shooter as he does in CS:GO. So, we’ll just have to wait and see.