CS:GO powerhouse MiBR officially sign LUCAS1 to the starting roster - Dexerto
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CS:GO powerhouse MiBR officially sign LUCAS1 to the starting roster

Published: 25/Jun/2019 22:26 Updated: 25/Jun/2019 23:25

by Alan Bernal

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South America’s premier Counter-Strike: Global Offensive squad, Made in Brazil, have confirmed the signing of Lucas ‘LUCAS1’ Teles after weeks of speculation of the roster change.

Multiple sources had previously told Dexerto that the player and team were in serious discussions leading up to MiBR’s official announcement.

Before the signing, MiBR’s collective of talent was an incredible lineup to match on paper, but the team was never able to utilize that talent during competition. The org is certainly looking for LUCAS1 to be the consistent offensive force they need to push through their struggles and into the next level.

In a June 25 announcement, MiBR’s video welcomed LUCAS1 to the squad while serving as a ramp up to seeing the new teammate draped in the org’s kit inspired by Brazil’s legendary yellow and green colors.

MiBR coach Wilton ‘zews’ Prado gave LUCAS1 a warm welcome before handing over the new uniform that he will now be representing: “Brother welcome to the team, here’s the sacred mantle. We want QUE OTA.”

With the change of teams, the 23-year-old Brazilian will depart his former club Luminosity Gaming as well as his twin brother Henrique ‘HEN1’ Teles, marking the first time in their CS:GO careers where they’ll compete under separate banners

Along with their announcement, MiBR said they would also be parting ways with João ‘felps’ Vasconcellos. Felps, 22, had won various events with the same lineup during their SK Gaming days but failed to repeat similar performances during his latest stint with the core group.

LUCAS1 has been a favorite of MiBR captain Gabriel ‘FalleN’ Toledo for a long time, and it won’t be long before they play alongside each other as the new signing is already bootcamping with the rest of the team.

DreamhackMiBR is looking for better results in their new era with LUCAS1 on the team.

With the signing, MiBR snuck LUCAS1 in just before the June 25 StarLadder Berlin Major roster lock which will let them field their complete team for the event.

Now bolstered with the firepower LUCAS1 will bring, the new MiBR lineup will show off what they can accomplish when they hit ESL Cologne 2019 July 5-7.

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BLAST announce Nubia mobile esports promotion at Premier Fall Series

Published: 23/Oct/2020 11:23

by Adam Fitch

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Counter-Strike tournament series BLAST Premier has named Nubia Technology as its very first mobile phone partner.

Nubia’s gaming phone, the RedMagic 5S, will be advertised during the BLAST Premier Fall Series starting on October 26.

Not only will Nubia’s phone be shown through in-game branding, the technology company will host giveaways where fans can win their own RedMagic 5S and behind-the-scenes access to the tournament.

On-screen talent like Anders and Semmler will also get their hands on the phone.

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The event will be played online but features teams from both Europe and North America.

While this partnership doesn’t include a mobile esports tournament it’s clear that BLAST are willing to embrace and encourage mobile gaming, which could be a sign of things to come in the future. They have been expanding their reach into new games in 2020, including Valorant and Dota 2, so perhaps a mobile title could be next.

“We are excited to showcase Nubia’s impressive RedMagic 5S gaming phone to the esports ecosystem via our global audience,” said Leo Matlock, BLAST’s commercial director. “This partnership is a strong fit with both brands sharing a major focus on innovation, technology and gaming – and with more and more people gaming and watching BLAST Premier on their phones every day – their product should be something that naturally resonates with our fans.”

All 12 teams in the BLAST Premier Fall Series will play from Europe, making for one of the first international Counter-Strike competitions since the first quarter of 2020.

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The phone was designed with gaming in mind.

With events moving online in March due to the global health situation, Europe and American teams have typically been split up due to poor ping posing a threat to competitive integrity.

European sides Astralis, Natus Vincere, Ninjas in Pyjamas, G2 Esports, OG, Team Vitality, FaZe Clan, and BIG will face off against American teams Complexity, MIBR, Evil Geniuses, and FURIA at BLAST Premier.