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MiBR CS:GO confirm fifth player in tarik replacement

Published: 12/Jan/2019 15:36 Updated: 12/Jan/2019 17:08

by Calum Patterson

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Made in Brazil (MiBR) are finally an all Brazilian roster once again, following the official confirmation that João ‘felps’ Vasconcellos has signed, reuniting with his former SK teammates.

Felps completes the five man lineup for MiBR heading to start 2019, and is a reunion of the roster which secured five major titles in 2017, before he was replaced by Ricardo ‘boltz’ Prass.

The move was an expected one, despite the somewhat cryptic teasers and hints leading up to the reveal video, which itself attempted to keep the secret going for as long as possible.

The legendary SK lineup, which split after internal turmoil, has been reunited under MiBR.

It leaves Tarik ‘tarik’ Celik’s future uncertain, as he currently remains with MiBR, presumably in an inactive role.

With the recent recruitment of Epitacio ‘TACO’ Melo from Team Liquid, along with coach Wilton ‘Zews’ Prado, tarik’s fellow North American teammate Jake ‘Stewie2K’ Yip made the transition back to NA by joining Liquid.

MiBR made the announcement on January 12, with a teasing reveal video, showcasing some of the former SK lineup’s finest moments from the past.

Update: Tarik has now shared a message to his followers regarding his time at MiBR and his short term plans for the future:

You can look at my past and every team I ever joined I was never the first to leave. I always wanna stick it through, thick and thin, but someone always ends up pulling the puzzle piece out too soon. I knew that joining MIBR was a risk and unfortunately it didn’t pan out. Some difficulties in language and culture, but most importantly a clash of play styles brought it to an abrupt end. Regardless of everything, having the chance to learn and work with the Brazilian core was a unique and thrilling opportunity for me. Although it was short-lived, it was an honor to play with the legends. I have no regrets, everything happens for a reason. At this time I’ll be sitting out with MIBR, streaming and working further on my personal game, until another opportunity arises. Thank you for all of my fans who’ve followed me since the beginning, and especially thanks to the fans of Brazil for accepting me in open arms, you are all incredible.

-Tarik da nova geração

Whether the MiBR team can live up to their previous selves remains to be seen, with their first major event together at IEM Katowice only a month away.

MiBR CS:GO

  • Gabriel ‘FalleN’ Toledo
  • Marcelo ‘coldzera’ David
  • Fernando ‘fer’ Alvarenga
  • Epitacio ‘TACO’ Melo
  • João ‘felps’ Vasconcellos 
  • Wilton ‘zews’ Prado (Coach)
    • Tarik ‘tarik’ Celik (inactive)
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Real Madrid footballer Casemiro launches esports team CaseEsports

Published: 29/Oct/2020 21:32 Updated: 29/Oct/2020 21:39

by Adam Fitch

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Real Madrid and Brazil football star Casemiro has announced the launch of his own esports team, CaseEsports.

The defensive midfielder’s team will initially compete in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, debuting in the qualifier for DreamHack Masters Winter on November 3.

The decision to start a team, according to the org’s official website, was birthed from Casemiro’s “enthusiasm, desire to enjoy and passion for this game” – speaking specifically of Counter-Strike.

The organisation will provide a team of sports professionals to enhance the performance of their players. They plan to “lead the European esports scene” through “effort, perseverance and teamwork.”

CaseEsports land1n
CaseEsports
CaseEsports will be hoping for land1n to make an instant impact.

The all-Brazilian roster that has been assembled includes former paiN Gaming and Tempo Storm players Denis “⁠dzt⁠” Fischer and Paulo “⁠land1n⁠” Felipe, former FURIA Academy duo Yan “⁠yepz⁠” Pedretti and Vinicius “⁠n1ssim⁠” Pereira, and former Imperial player Felipe “⁠delboNi⁠” Delboni.

CaseEsports has already secured the support of multiple sponsors, including peripherals brand HyperX, glasses retailer Hawkers, gaming chair brand Drift, and “fashion soccer” line BŮH.

“This team was created out of a hobby of mine that I really enjoy,” said Casemiro, according to HLTV. “I wanted to take it to a professional level, and just like in my career, I want them to be the best. I know that creating a new team and winning titles will take time and require a lot of work, but I hope that the players and the fans will really enjoy this project.”

Athletes starting their own esports teams is not a new trend by any means.

In the last few months alone, David Beckham launched Guild Esports, Manchester City star Sergio Aguero founded KRU Esports, and Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster started Team Diverge.