MiBR and Cloud9's CS:GO Teams on the Brink of Major Changes as Tarik and Coldzera Reportedly Consider New Opportunities - Dexerto
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MiBR and Cloud9’s CS:GO Teams on the Brink of Major Changes as Tarik and Coldzera Reportedly Consider New Opportunities

Published: 10/Jul/2018 9:46 Updated: 26/Jul/2018 12:06

by Ross Deason

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The future for Made in Brazil and Cloud9’s CS:GO rosters was thrown into serious doubt on July 9 when numerous rumors broke about potential moves involving Marcelo ‘coldzera’ David, Tarik ‘tarik’ Celik, and Ricardo ‘boltz’ Prass.

Anyone that thought the switch from SK Gaming to the recently revived MiBR would be enough to breathe new life into Gabriel ‘FalleN’ Toledo’s storied Brazilian Counter-Strike roster was sorely disappointed by their first official outing.

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Despite a comeback win against Renegades in their first match, MiBR fell at the hands of FaZe Clan in the Group B upper bracket semi-final and would later lose to BIG in the lower bracket final to be eliminated in 7th-8th place.

It would seem that yet another disappointing group stage exit has pushed the team over the edge and on July 9 two major stories broke about potential roster moves that will completely shake up the CS:GO landscape if they come to pass.

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First, DBLTAP reported that Cloud9’s in-game leader tarik is in talks with MiBR about replacing boltz, which would make him the second member of the ELEAGUE Boston Major C9 roster to jump ship for a spot with the Brazilians after Jake ‘Stewie2K’ Yip did the same back in March.

MiBRJoining a new organization doesn’t seem to have fixed the internal problems in MiBR.

Even more surprisingly, a report from flickshot.fr then surfaced claiming that MiBR’s star player, Marcelo ‘coldzera’ David, is considering leaving the team after the FACEIT London Major in September due to internal differences:

“it would seem that relations between Brazilian players are very complicated and that a breakout has appeared over the months between key elements of the team. Gabriel “FalleN” Toledo and Fernando “fer” Alvarenga would be opposed to Marcelo “coldzera” David regarding the path the team should take and the work to be done.”

It would appear that coldzera’s first choice of destination would be Team Liquid where he would reunite with Epitácio ‘TACO’ de Melo, but a huge buyout clause may prevent that from happening.

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It is important to note that if coldzera left before FACEIT London, MiBR would lose their spot in the Major due to the rule about having at least three members of your team that earned legend status in the last Major.

If tarik does decide to leave Cloud9, the reigning Major Champions will be able to hold onto their spot due to still having Tyler ‘Skadoodle’ Latham, Will ‘RUSH’ Wierzba, and Timothy ‘autimatic’ Ta on the roster.

Stay tuned for more information as it becomes available!

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Nadeshot frustrated as ESL shut down his restream of CSGO finals

Published: 19/Oct/2020 0:49 Updated: 19/Oct/2020 11:59

by Theo Salaun

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Ahead of 100 Thieves’ announced departure from Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Mathew ‘Nadeshot’ Haag came under a bit of fire for disinterest in his org’s finals match at IEM New York and, subsequently, admonished by ESL for streaming the event.

Nadeshot came home to Los Angeles after 12 hours of travel and was excited to stream some of the Black Ops Cold War open beta for the first time, but, as the stream started, he also mentioned that he wouldn’t be responding to chat as much as usual because 100T was facing Furia in the IEM New York Grand Finals.

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Unfortunately, some found it disappointing that the organization’s founder would multitask and play another game during his team’s final CS:GO match ever, with former pro Chad ‘SPUNJ’ Burchill even calling him out.

With people like SPUNJ discrediting Nade’s loyalty to his team and Black Ops Cold War coincidentally crashing, the 100T CEO attempted to switch over to the big match. But, in another string of disappointments, that idea wasn’t meant to be either.

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After trying to watch the Grand Finals with about 13,000 viewers, Nade received word that this re-stream was against ESL guidelines and that he was not allowed to do so.

Frustratedly, he returned to his initial Black Ops Cold War plans and expressed some understanding, as well as disappointment with the tournament organizers’ decision.

“At the end of the day, I get it from a business perspective on ESL’s standpoint,” Nadeshot said. “I mean, they pay for broadcast rights and they’re putting on this tournament and all these things.

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But, from my perspective, I have all of their sponsors and broadcast assets on my stream … I’m essentially just on a soapbox right now, blasting the stream but with just 12-13,000 more viewers.”

As he explained on stream, by putting the stream on full screen without any of his brandings, he felt that he was just giving the official broadcast more exposure. But, ultimately, he understands why the decision was made.

In a later clip, following his return to streaming BOCW, the 100T head honcho added further clarification.

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While affirming that he fully understands why he wasn’t allowed to re-stream the event and that he respects ESL’s business decisions, he felt that this situation was unique and could have been handled differently: “Well, I got your logos up here, I’ve got none of my sponsors up here. Can’t we just make an exception?”

First criticized for not giving his team’s play enough attention and then reprimanded for giving it too much attention, this wasn’t one of Nadeshot’s more fortunate streams. Still, he understands why ESL came down on him and, perhaps more importantly, he did eventually get to play BOCW without his PC crashing.

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