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MIBR reveal latest plan to resolve CS:GO team issues

Published: 12/Jul/2019 9:24 Updated: 12/Jul/2019 9:56

by Joe O'Brien

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The Made in Brazil CS:GO team has announced its latest strategy for attempting to deal with the turmoil currently affecting the team.

MIBR announced on July 11 that they’ve signed a sports psychologist, Dr. João Cozac, who has over 30 years of professional experience, to help the team moving forward.

The addition comes after a long and steady decline in MIBR’s performances, with the once-dominant Brazilian squad having long since been out of the conversation as a real championship contender.

Sports psychologists have become increasingly prevalent in esports and particularly in CS:GO, with Astralis being the first major team to sing the praises of their sports psychologist and other support staff for their role in helping develop the squad that held the number one world ranking for over a year.

Several other teams have also turned to sports psychologists in search of an edge, including current world number ones Team Liquid and Na’Vi, who cited Astralis as a direct inspiration for the move.

MiBRA rift between coldzera and FalleN is rumored to be at the center of MiBR’s issues.

While a sports psychologist may not be a magical cure for MIBR’s issues, the team will undoubtedly be hoping that the move will help address the internal issues they’ve been facing.

MIBR’s issues recently came to a head following a last-place finish at ESL One Cologne for the team, after which it was revealed that star player Marcelo ‘Coldzera’ David had asked to be benched and was expected not to play for the team at the StarLadder Berlin Major.

Those plans seem to have fallen foul of the Major rules, however, as reports have since suggested that MIBR will not be able to field coach Wilton ‘Zews’ Prado as intended. While there is a provision which allows for coaches to take a player’s place, it can only be implemented in an emergency, and StarLadder reportedly does not consider MIBR’s situation as such.

Whether MIBR’s new sports psychologist can help truly repair the rift in the team remains to be seen, but getting the team back in form for the Major could prove crucial, as it seems increasingly likely that coldzera will have to compete with the squad after all.

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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.”

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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.