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.
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.
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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)