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MIBR drop TACO, fer & dead from CSGO roster following coaching scandal

Published: 13/Sep/2020 22:39 Updated: 14/Sep/2020 2:22

by Elliot McDonagh


Prominent CS:GO esports organization, MIBR, have dropped star players Epitacio ‘TACO’ de Melo, Fernando ‘fer’ Alvarenga, and coach Ricardo ‘dead’ Sinigaglia following the recent drama surrounding coaches using banned exploits.

Fer, TACO, and dead were released from MIBR’s roster on September 13, nearly a week after a major coaching scandal rocked the CS:GO world.

Dead, who had been with the team since March, was one of the coaches implicated in scandal after it had been determined that he, along with 10 others across the esport, had knowingly used a bug to gain a spectating advantage of opponents.

In summary, MIBR affirms that their social face value and overall integrity shouldn’t be tarnished by those that represent the organization, even if it’s long-standing players.

“We are living in a moment where it is important for MIBR and MIBR fans to make changes, and we will be making some adjustments to the roster over the next several weeks,” they stated.

The post assures fans that the Brazilian CS:GO legacy of these players will always be remembered, but the show must go on. The team will continue to reshape its competitive roster and will be “retooling” ahead of the premier fall competitions, including BLAST and Flashpoint 2.

TACO and fer became MIBR icons after joining the org in 2018, along with fellow star FalleN. The three formed a core that existed for nearly two years before being dismantled in the wake of this announcement.

Fallen, fer, and TACO on MIBRFer (center) and TACO (right) were kicked from MIBR’s CS:GO roster on September 13.

“I just want to make it clear that it was a decision made exclusively by the organization,” TACO wrote in a Twitlonger after being dropped.

“I’m sad that I have to leave my teammates FalleN, fer, kNg, trk and dead – especially in the current team situation, but looking forward to seeing what the future holds!”

Fer also promised he’ll reveal more details about the situation in the future. “At this moment, I can’t talk too much about the situation, but as soon as what’s pending with the organization is solved, I will speak myself about it.”

Only time will tell who MIBR will line up to replace these two legendary figures, but whoever it is, they’ll have big shoes to fill, not just in terms of talent but also what they represent to the fans.

September 13 update (6:20pm PT): FalleN has also announced his departure from the MIBR line-up, citing his dissatisfaction with the roster changes.

“At this moment, more than ever, I need to be faithful to my values and heart to close this chapter of this beautiful story and, with regard to the fans who never left us, I communicate my [dissatisfaction] with MIBR in front of the decision to completely overhaul the line-up I chose to play for.”


Ex-100 Thieves CSGO roster joins new org with BnTeT

Published: 24/Jan/2021 13:35 Updated: 24/Jan/2021 19:46

by Calum Patterson


Four of the former 100 Thieves roster, their coach Kassad, and former Gen.G player BnTeT have joined EXTREMUM.

  • Ex-100T core join Extremum
  • BnTeT joins from Gen.G
  • Kassad joins from Cloud9’s Colossus

100 Thieves exited CS:GO in late 2020, as much of the North American scene petered out, and LAN events were canceled.

This left their talented roster, still full of potential, without an org. Justin ‘jks’ Savage joined compLexity, but the future for the rest of the ANZ lineup was unclear.

On January 24, Extremum revealed their new lineup, which also included Indonesian player Hansel ‘BnTeT’ Ferdinand, formerly of Gen.G and TyLoo, long regarded as one of the best Asian players.

Where will EXTREMUM play?

Kassad also rejoins his old teammates as coach. He had coached the core of this roster on both Renegades and 100 Thieves, before leaving for a stint with Cloud9.

Extremum will now work towards qualifying for the PGL Stockholm major, as well as competing in tournaments in Europe. HLTV reports they will travel to North America to compete in specific RMR (Regional Major Ranking) tournaments to earn their Major spot.


Player Former team Role
Aaron ‘AZR⁠’ Ward 100 Thieves IGL / Rifler
Sean ‘Gratisfaction⁠’ Kaiwai 100 Thieves AWPer
Jay ‘Liazz⁠’ Tregillgas 100 Thieves Rifler (Support)
Joakim ‘⁠jkaem⁠’ Myrbostad Apeks Rifler (Entry)
Hansel ‘BnTeT⁠’ Ferdinand 100 Thieves Rifler
Aleksandar ‘⁠kassad⁠’ Trifunović Cloud9.Colossus Coach
Nestor ‘LETN1⁠’ Tanić c0ntact Gaming Analyst