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DeKay’s Sources: MIBR targeting kNgV- to replace coldzera

Published: 23/Jul/2019 15:21 Updated: 23/Jul/2019 16:26

by Jarek "DeKay" Lewis

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Brazilian Counter-Strike team Made in Brazil is actively targeting Vito ‘kNgV-‘ Giuseppe to fill the spot left by benched player Marcelo ‘coldzera’ David, according to multiple sources close to the team.

It is expected that kNgV- will join the team following the StarLadder Berlin Major, should all the necessary steps to acquire him be completed.

kNgV- has been heavily considered to join the MIBR roster on multiple occasions, but his expected receipt of a proper work visa in the near future means it is likely to finally happen, according to one source. 

ESL / Turtle EntertainmentColdzera requested to be benched on MIBR following ESL One: Cologne 2019, splitting the core Brazilian lineup.

Upon joining, he would fill the roster slot left open by coldzera, who asked for his own benching last week. kNgV- is currently a member of the INTZ eSports organization, who are scheduled to play in the Third Place Minor Play-in, early next week.

If he joins MIBR, it will be his second tenure playing for the Immortals organization, which owns the Made in Brazil brand. He originally played for Immortals for a brief stint on loan and a couple months longer as a permanent member of the organization, making it to a Major Final in 2017 at PGL Krakow. 

Later in the year, the team was acquired by the 100 Thieves organization but never played an official match under their banner. The team was released in early 2018 due to various setbacks and issues with the five man roster. 

ESLMIBR played with coach zews at IEM Chicago, and he will play again at the StarLadder Berlin Major.

For the Major, MIBR will use coach Wilton ‘zews’ Prado due to the June 25th roster rule in place that does not allow new players to join rosters for the event. 

Zews played for MiBR at IEM Chicago last weekend, where they finished 3rd-4th for the event. The New Challengers Stage of the Berlin Major is set to begin on August 23rd.

MIBR CS:GO roster (rumored)

  • Gabriel ‘FalleN’ Toledo
  • Fernando ‘fer’ Alvarenga
  • Epitacio ‘TACO’ de Melo
  • Lucas ‘LUCAS1’ Teles (on loan)
  • Vito ‘kNgV-‘ Guiseppe*
    • Wilton ‘zews’ Prado (coach)

* After StarLadder Berlin Major

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Mouz & FURIA win BLAST Premier Fall Showdown: final placements & results

Published: 29/Nov/2020 22:10 Updated: 29/Nov/2020 22:15

by Marco Rizzo

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The BLAST Premier Fall Showdown 2020 has all wrapped up as Mousesports and FURIA claimed the final qualification spots for the main event at BLAST Premier Fall Finals.

The event hosted sixteen teams from around the world, including invited and qualified squads alongside the teams that failed to reach top-two in their groups at the BLAST Premier Fall Series

The top two teams, Mouz and FURIA, earned $25,000 each as well as a direct invite to the main event in December and the chance to compete for $750,000.

Everything you need to know about this event can be found below, including all of the scores, finalized brackets, and the full final placements.

BLAST Premier Fall Showdown brackets

Group A

BLAST Fall Showdown bracket

Group B

The tournament will consisted of two, single-elimination brackets meeting in the middle, with every match being a best-of-three. The brackets were seeded based on rankings for each team.

Some of the most anticipated games included FaZe vs MiBR, with Marcelo ‘coldzera’ David facing his old team, and Liquid vs MAD, as the North American giants returned to international competition.

BLAST Premier Fall Showdown match scores

Tuesday, 24th November

Stage Match  PT ET GMT  CET
Round of 16 Complexity 2-0 Sprout 04:30 07:30 12:30 13:30
Round of 16 Spirit 1-2 VP  7:30  10:30  15:30  16:30
Round of 16 FURIA 2-1 Isurus  10:30  13:30  18:30  19:30

Wednesday, 25 November

Stage Match  PT ET GMT  CET
Round of 16 Mouz 2-0 Godsent 04:30 07:30 12:30 13:30
Round of 16 NiP 0-2 Cloud9  7:30  10:30  15:30  16:30
Round of 16 FaZe 0-2 MiBR  10:30  13:30  18:30  19:30

Thursday, 26 November

Stage Match  PT ET GMT  CET
Round of 16 Liquid 2-1 MAD  7:30  10:30  15:30  16:30
Round of 16 Heroic 2-1 Endpoint  10:30  13:30  18:30  19:30

Friday,  27 November

Stage Match  PT ET GMT  CET
Quarter-final FURIA 2-1 VP  7:30  10:30  15:30  16:30
Quarter-final Mouz 2-1 Heroic  10:30  13:30  18:30  19:30

Saturday, 28th November

Stage Match  PT ET GMT  CET
Quarter-final MiBR 0-2 Liquid  7:30  10:30  15:30  16:30
Quarter-final Cloud9 2-1 Complexity  10:30  13:30  18:30  19:30

Sunday, 29th November

Stage Match  PT ET GMT  CET
Semi-final FURIA 2 – 1 Team Liquid  7:30  10:30  15:30  16:30
Semi-final Mouz 2 – 0 Cloud9  10:30  13:30  18:30  19:30

*There was no Grand Final for this tournament since the winners of the two semifinals tie for first place and automatically qualify for the BLAST Fall Finals.

BLAST Premier Fall Showdown Final Placements

Place Team Prize Money (USD)
1-2 Mousesports $25,000 + Qualify for BLAST Fall Finals
1-2 FURIA $25,000 + Qualify for BLAST Fall Finals
3-4 Cloud9 $15,000
3-4 Team Liquid $15,000
5-8 Complexity $10,000
5-8 MiBR $10,000
5-8 Heroic $10,000
5-8 VP $10,000
9-16 Endpoint $3,750
9-16 MAD $3,750
9-16 FaZe $3,750
9-16 NiP $3,750
9-16 Godsent $3,750
9-16 Isirus $3,750
9-16 Spirit $3,750
9-16 Sprout $3,750

BLAST Premier Fall Showdown teams

BLAST Fall Showdown 2020

The BLAST Premier Fall Showdown included a mix of European and North American teams, the latter of which traveled to Europe to get a better connection to the online tournament.

FURIA, NiP, FaZe, and Complexity found themselves here after BLAST Premier Fall Series, where they failed to qualify for the finals, placing 3rd-4th in their groups. Heroic took Evil Geniuses’ spot after the NA squad was denied travel to Europe due to health restrictions.

Mouz, Virtus.pro, Sprout, and Spirit received invites to participate in the event. While Team Liquid decided to not take part in the group stages, their partnership with BLAST landed them an invite to the Showdown.