CS:GO: MIBR set to pay $150,000 for final piece of roster puzzle - Dexerto
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CS:GO: MIBR set to pay $150,000 for final piece of roster puzzle

Published: 18/Dec/2018 14:09 Updated: 18/Dec/2018 14:14

by Ross Deason

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The ongoing roster rumors regarding the Made in Brazil (MIBR) Counter-Strike: Global Offensive roster have taken another turn following a report from ESPN Brazil.

The fact that the Brazilian roster is on the brink of a major overhaul is one of the worst kept secrets in CS:GO.

The team’s American stars, Jake ‘Stewie2K’ Yip and Tarik ‘tarik’ Celik, appear to be on the way out of the squad. However, there’s a great deal of debate about who will be joining in their place.

FACEIT / ECSMIBR are looking to reunite the 2017 SK Gaming roster.

The current consensus among industry insiders is that the Brazilians will be reuniting with their former teammates Epitácio ‘TACO’ de Melo and João ‘felps’ Vasconcellos, as well as their former coach, Wilton ‘zews’ Prado.

TACO and zews will reportedly be coming to MIBR as part of a swap from Team Liquid, who will take Stewie2K in return. However, getting felps from INTZ will involve a buyout that, according to ESPN Brazil, will be extremely hefty.

“felps will cost US $ 150,000,” reports Roque Marques in the translated version of the ESPN report. “The player, who currently defends INTZ, is about to sign with the team and the price has already been agreed between the organizations.”

ELEAGUEThe former SK players have struggled to produce results since the MIBR move.

If these reports prove to be true, MIBR will be shelling out a great deal of cash for a player that spent a number of months on the bench when he played with Gabriel ‘FalleN’ Toledo and company under the SK Gaming banner.

Despite finding success, and winning a number of international tournaments together, the SK core and felps competed alongside each other for just eight months before the youngster was replaced by Ricardo ‘boltz’ Prass on the starting roster.

Now, after almost a year away from top flight CS:GO, it looks like the 21-year-old will be getting a second bite at the cherry with MIBR.

If the reported INTZ buyout goes through, and felps joins MIBR along with TACO and zews, Made in Brazil will consist of:

  • Gabriel ‘FalleN’ Toledo
  • Marcelo ‘coldzera’ David
  • Fernando ‘fer’ Alvarenga
  • Epitácio ‘TACO’ de Melo
  • João ‘felps’ Vasconcellos
  • Wilton ‘zews’ Prado (coach)
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Valve lifts Fnatic star KRIMZ’s mysterious CSGO VAC ban

Published: 1/Dec/2020 3:21 Updated: 1/Dec/2020 6:46

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Valve has lifted the VAC ban on CSGO legend KRIMZ, and although fans think it was probably due to a matchmaking tool, the reasons are still unknown.

The CSGO community stood still on November 28 after Freddy ‘KRIMZ’ Johansson announced he had been VAC banned. Valve never specified why, which made the situation a bit of a mystery.

“It seems that my account got vac banned,” he said. “CSGO can you fix this asap pls.” It sounded like he was probably more confused than anyone else and was adamant he’d done nothing wrong.

CSGO fans think he might have been banned for using a third-party tool named esportal to find matches. However, there has been no official word to support it.

FNATIC coach Andreas “Samuelsson” Samuelsson issued a statement not long after. “We have reached out to Valve, TOs, and third-party community websites… to understand the nature of this unexpected shutdown,” he said. “We have no reason to believe this is the consequence of any intentional use of any illegal program.”

Either way, it didn’t take Valve long to rectify the issue. They’ve already lifted the ban, and it’s been a huge relief to CSGO players and FNATIC fans around the world.

The first one to spill the beans was ‘DonHaci.’ “Krimz has been unbanned,” he said. “His VAC ban has been removed from his Steam page.

KRIMZ’s Steam profile isn’t private, which means anyone can take a look and see for themselves. His fans have been pouring in and leaving comments to celebrate and share their relief.

Still, nobody is more excited than the man himself. KRIMZ made a brief statement on Twitter and expressed his gratitude for having it fixed. “I’m free [motherf**ers], he said. “Thank you CSGO for sorting it out quickly.”

Interestingly, Valve still hasn’t explained why they banned KRIMMZ in the first place. KRIMMZ hasn’t elaborated on it either.

In the end, though, the key takeaway is that it appears to have been a mistake. The CSGO community is thrilled to have its favorite son back.