MiBR CS:GO coach zews is hardly recognizable after incredible weight loss - Dexerto

MiBR CS:GO coach zews is hardly recognizable after incredible weight loss

Published: 30/Jan/2019 15:39 Updated: 31/Jan/2019 11:15

by Calum Patterson


Brazilian CS:GO coach Wilton ‘zews’ Prado has shocked fans with a dramatic weight loss transformation seen in a ‘Coach Confidential’ video with his team, MiBR.

Returning to the roster that he helped coach to numerous victories under the Luminosity and SK Gaming banners, zews is looking to get the team back to peak form in 2019.

But, Prado himself already appears to be reaching peak form individually following weight loss surgery to help improve his overall health.

ESLzews with SK Gaming in 2016.

Speaking on Reddit in response to *the original version of this article, zews explained that he had the surgery due to problems with sleep apnea and his mental health.

“I couldn’t go on like that as it was not only affecting my profession but all of my life. My mental health was deteriorating fast and I needed to take control again. […] Now several months later my life quality has improved exponentially and had I known it would have been like this would have probably even done it sooner.”

Fans first noticed the change in an MIBR video on January 29, where zews discussed how he plans to work and improve with the now all-Brazilian lineup and was looking noticeably slimmer.

With his new-found physical and mental health, Brazilian fans will hope zews will be able to lead MiBR to victory as they prepare for the challenge of the IEM Katowice Major.

As he explains in the video, zews knows the ceiling of the roster is incredibly high – having been proven in previous years – but the team undoubtedly has a lot of work to do if they are to return to the top.

* This article originally stated that zews’ transformation was solely the result of gym work and dieting. The coach clarified on Reddit that he had had surgery and a gastric sleeve to help lose weight and improve both his physical and mental health.


BLAST announces new measures to prevent CSGO coaches from cheating

Published: 26/Oct/2020 19:58 Updated: 26/Oct/2020 20:22

by Marco Rizzo


BLAST has introduced new changes to their rulebook in order to prevent CSGO coaches from cheating in the upcoming BLAST Premier Fall Series tournament.

This comes directly as a result of the coaching bug scandal which hit the CSGO scene late in the summer after an ESIC found over 30 coaches who abused the exploit.

New rules include the necessity for all coaches to stream their perspective to a Discord channel as well as making it compulsory for all coaches to install and maintain MOss Anti-cheat active during all games.

Robert Mulgan, Esports Operations Manager at BLAST, communicated the changes to the public on twitter.

“Although this isn’t a perfect system, it’s a fantastic step forward in improving the integrity of online games, and will give us more evidence if we need to review cases!” Mulgan wrote.

The changes should prevent coaches from making use of any glitches present in the game or utilizing cheats as their perspective will be under constant supervision.

While this could partially hinder coaches from potentially opening an official stream and see the enemy’s position in a practice called “stream sniping,” individuals would still be able to do so using another device.

The MOss Anti-cheat is a software that constantly monitors the user’s PC, taking random screenshots and reporting any prohibited activities such as the use of macros. It has been active since 2010.

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New rules at the BLAST Premier Fall Series will try to combat any potential coaching issues.

While Valve patched the spectator bug soon after it became public, it was revealed that it had been present since at least 2016.

Use of the bug compromised several matches, including qualifiers for the major and resulted in several teams having their Regional Major Ranking points removed.

The coaching exploit scandal affected the entire CSGO scene and the initiative taken by BLAST, while not perfect, is the TO’s next step in combating the issue. These new rules will try to help prevent any further incidents throughout the BLAST Premier Fall Series.