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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 boxadmin


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.”


MIBR confirm LUCAS1, vsm, leo_drunky signings for CSGO rebuild

Published: 24/Oct/2020 2:50 Updated: 24/Oct/2020 2:56

by Alex Tsiaoussidis


MIBR has confirmed three signings ahead of their 2021 CS:GO rebuild, bringing on former member LUCAS1 permanently, as well as vsm and leo_drunky on loan.

MIBR’s CSGO team has gone through a bit of a rollercoaster ride lately. Last month, they dropped two star players, TACO and fer, and coach dead after a major coaching scandal. Then, FALLEN left due to his dissatisfaction with their decision.

Losing the old SK core has forced the organization to rebuild the team from scratch. However, they’ve locked in some of South America’s brightest talent to do so.

MIBR has added Leonardo ‘leo_drunky’ Oliveira, Lucas ‘LUCAS1’ Teles, and Vinicius ‘vsm’ Moreira to their roster. The October 23 announcement confirmed LUCAS1 would be a permanent addition, while vsm and leo_drunky would play on loan from their respective teams.

It comes after a multitude of rumors about where MIBR’s squad would land after the SK core departed.

LUCAS1 played for MIBR in 2019, where he spent six months in the squad before moving on to Imperial e-Sports. He spent almost a year with Imperial, before suddenly leaving the squad just a few weeks ago.

His experience, not only in CS:GO but with MIBR, will help the Brazilian legends get back on their feet.

vsm and Leo_drunky provide beacons of hope for the region’s future too. However, vsm’s VAC ban could hinder them when it comes around to major events.

MIBR Leo_drunky
Leo_drunky is only 20 years old and could be a valuable member of the team for years to come.

The two youngsters join MIBR on loan from Sharks Esports (leo_drunky) and Detona (vsm). However, if things go well, it’s likely they’ll be signed on permanently.

MIBR has also secured the services of CS 1.6 veteran Raphael ‘cogu’ Camargo. After a year since his last major gig, he is returning to the team that started it all. He played on MIBR’s 1.6 roster from 2004 to 2009.

MIBR is expected to compete in the BLAST Premier Fall Season, as well as Flashpoint Season 2.

This piece was originally published as: “MIBR reportedly set to secure LUCAS1, vsm, leo_drunky for CSGO rebuild”