MIBR fine CSGO star Fer for “racist” comments during Twitch stream

Published: 3/Jun/2020 8:52

by Andrew Amos


Brazilian CS:GO team MIBR have fined Fernando ‘fer’ Alvarenga after the star player made a “racist” comment in a recent Twitch stream.

Fer reportedly made a comment earlier this week, targeting the looks of people from different races. He then reportedly mocked people who were going to call him out for being “racist,” before jumping back into game.

He then reportedly mocked people who were going to call him out for being “racist,” before jumping back into game. After the clip went viral, MIBR issued a statement condemning the star’s actions, and punishing him with a fine.

“Fer, one of our players, made a mistake,” MIBR said in their June 2 statement, according to a translation. “He was wrong. He made comments in his stream that do not reflect our values, and we believe, that also do not reflect his values.

“Fer knows and recognizes this type of language feeds a narrative that is wrong and deeply damaging. Instead of hiding, he faced the problem and apologized.

“We will impose a fine on fer for his comments, and work with him to choose organizations that promote racial equality. The amount of [his] fine will be allocated to these institutions.”

The amount fer was fined by MIBR was not disclosed by the org. The star has also since come out and issued an apology to fans.

“I apologize if I somehow gave an impression of racism in my stream,” he said on Twitter, according to a translation. “Everyone who knows me knows that I have no prejudice and that I am open to any kind of opinions and debates.”

While he was issued a monetary fine, fer faced no further sanctions from MIBR. He was allowed to line-up for them in the Blast Premier Spring Showdown against Chaos Esports Club.

The former major champions drew Inferno with the North American upstarts 15-15. They lead their group, containing fellow South American team FURIA and Gen.G, with one game left to play.


BLAST Premier CSGO Fall Final schedule

Published: 3/Dec/2020 13:28

by Jacob Hale


The BLAST Premier Fall Final is right around the corner, bringing some of the best CS:GO teams in the world together to compete for the huge $425,000 prize pool.

Throughout the season, some of CS’ top teams have been competing to earn points for seeding at the Fall Finals, and the event is finally arriving, with eight teams set to lock heads in December, looking to round out the year with a huge win.

In case you missed it, the eight teams that qualified through the Regular Season and Showdown event are as follows:

  • Vitality
  • Mousesports
  • Natus Vincere
  • Astralis
  • G2 Esports
  • Furia
  • OG Esports
  • BIG
BLAST Premier showdown
BLAST Premier
The BLAST Premier Showdown was each team’s last chance to secure their spot at the Fall Finals.

Blast Premier Global Fall Finals schedule

The BLAST Premier Fall Finals will last from December 8-13, and we now know how the bracket and schedule will look ahead of time.

So far, we only have the fixtures for Round 1, but we know the times for every matchup slated to take place. Here’s when you’ll need to tune in (all times CET):

Tuesday, December 8

  • 4.30pm: Vitality vs Mousesports
  • 7.30pm: Astralis vs Natus Vincere

Wednesday, December 9

  • 1.30pm: G2 Esports vs Furia
  • 4.30pm: OG Esports vs BIG
  • 7.30pm: Lower Bracket Match 1

Thursday, December 10

  • 1.30pm: Lower Bracket Match 2
  • 4.30pm: Upper Bracket Match 1
  • 7.30pm: Upper Bracket Match 2

Friday, December 11

  • 4.30pm: Lower Bracket Match 3
  • 7.30pm: Lower Bracket Match 4

Saturday, December 12

  • 4.30pm: Upper Bracket Final
  • 7.30pm: Lower Bracket Final

Sunday, December 13

  • 4.30pm: Consolidation Final
  • 8.30pm: Grand Final
BLAST Premier CSGO Fall Finals schedule
BLAST Premier
BLAST Premier CSGO Fall Finals schedule.

So, that’s the full schedule for the BLAST Premier Fall Finals, with some exciting matchups to boot — including a big Day 1 face-off between Astralis and Na’Vi, with Astralis seeking revenge from their quarterfinal loss at IEM Beijing.

Be sure to keep checking back as we provide coverage for all of the results and happenings at the event, which is sure to prove just as exciting as it looks.