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Report: MIBR set to reunite all-Brazilian SK roster

Published: 17/Dec/2018 6:58 Updated: 17/Dec/2018 9:56

by Vincent Genova

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According to new reports, CS:GO team MIBR is about to reassemble an all-Brazilian roster that dominated during the 2017 season.

The organization, also known as Made in Brazil, is about to live up to their name by trading American Jake ‘Stewie2k’ Yip to Team Liquid in exchange for Brazilian Epitacio ‘TACO’ de Melo.

MIBR might be having trouble finding a home for the other American on the roster, Tarik ‘tarik’ Celik, who may simply be benched in favor a new player.

That rumored new player is is sure to excite fans of the old SK roster. Brazilian CS:GO site Draft5 is reporting that MIBR is set to pull João ‘felps’ Vasconcellos from INTZ.

The information is not yet confirmed and MIBR may also be looking at Kaike ‘kscerato’ Cerato to fill Tarik’s spot, but is running into buyout issues with Furia Esports. Finally, another Brazilian in Vito ‘kNgV-’ Giuseppe is also rumored to be on MiBR’s radar.

ESLSK Gaming had as successful run, including a victory at ESL One Cologne.

If MIBR does manage to get felps and TACO, it would reunite one of the most successful CS:GO teams in recent memory.

Under the SK Gaming banner, felps, TACO, FalleN, fer and coldzera won five tournaments in just a three month stretch in 2017.

SK won two smaller events,, cs_summit and Dreamhack Summer 2017, and three premier events: Intel Extreme Masters Sydney, ECS Season 3 and ESL One Cologne.

The wins would stop coming, and felps left SK as FalleN and crew pursued a more veteran option.

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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.