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YNk Quits CS:GO Analyst Desk for New Coaching Role with MiBR

Published: 1/Aug/2018 19:21 Updated: 1/Aug/2018 19:47

by Calum Patterson


Made in Brazil (MiBR) have unveiled former professional player and analyst Janko “YNk” Paunovic as head coach of their CS:GO team, following a sticky patch in performances.

The MiBR roster has had a turbulent start since its transfer from SK Gaming, recruiting former Cloud9 player Tarik “tarik” Celic in place of Ricardo “boltz” Prass after only one event.

YNk, best known for his stellar analysis work at various major tournaments, will take over head coach duties on August 13, when the team will begin bootcamping in Madrid.

YNk will be stepping away from the analyst desk for the foreseeable future, and his move comes after he recently voiced frustration with the lack of ‘analysis tools’ and production value at major events.

MIBR announced today the hiring of Janko “YNk” Paunovic as Head Coach of the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive team.

Janko “YNk” Paunovic has worn many hats across his career, starting as a Counter-Strike player in 1.6 and Global Offensive. He transitioned to an observer role with ESL in 2015, and later became one of the most popular analysts on the current tournament circuit.

Janko joins MIBR effective today and will be with the team starting on August 13, when they begin bootcamping in Madrid for the upcoming tournament season.

I'm incredibly excited to be a part of MIBR as their new coach! I have a lot of respect for the organisation and the way they do things. The opportunity to work with some of the best players this game has ever seen is something I couldn't pass on. I'm looking forward to this new challenge and to getting this team back to where it belongs, the #1 spot in the world! #SomosMIBR Estou super feliz em fazer parte do MIBR. Respeito muito a organização e a maneira como trabalham. A oportunidade de trabalhar com alguns dos melhores jogadores que o jogo já viu, era um oportunidade que não poderia perder. Espero superar mais esse desafio e proporcionar ao time o que eles precisam e voltarmos ao lugar que pertencem o #1 do mundo! #SomosMIBR

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It is a busy period coming up for MiBR, with the ZOTAC Cup Masters, a $300,000 tournament in Hong Kong on August 24-26, before heading straight to Sweden for DreamHack Masters Stockholm on August 29.

And of course, the FACEIT London Major in September is on the horizon, and with MiBR’s recent form, YNk has his work cut out if he is to turn this undeniably talented roster in to a squad capable of taking home the biggest prizes.


  • Gabriel “FalleN” Toledo
  • Fernando “fer” Alvarenga
  • Marcelo “coldzera” David
  • Jacky “Stewie2K” Yip
  • Tarik “tarik” Celik
  • Janko “YNk” Paunovic (Coach)

FACEIT offer $55k pot for collegiate Valorant, CSGO & League of Legends

Published: 29/Oct/2020 9:22

by Alan Bernal


Esports platform FACEIT is putting together a host of leagues for collegiate North American teams to vie for a $55,000 pot across League of Legends, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, and Valorant circuits.

The deadline for college players to sign up will be November 1, after which the TO will move ahead with a two-division system for CSGO & Valorant as well as regional qualifiers for League of Legends.

For the two tactical shooters, FACEIT will have a “Premier league, for top-tier competition, and Contenders league, for more casual competition.”

College players should note that the Premier and Contenders league will have a registration fee of $125 per team and $75 per team, respectively.

FACEIT will give aspiring esports players a chance to compete for cash in Valorant, LoL, and CSGO.

CSGO & Valorant leagues

From the $55,000 pot, CSGO will get a $30,000 prize pool, $5,000 of which will supply the Contenders league winnings. Meanwhile, FACEIT is putting $10,000 up for grabs in Valorant.

Both Premier and Contenders will have a 10-week Swiss format regular season that will lead into a single elimination playoff in Spring 2021.

Matches start on November 5-10 with the regular season’s 10th match scheduled for February 18-23, so student teams will have months to plan, prepare, and play out the full season.

The playoffs are planned to take place in March through April in the new year, with the Championship following after.

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FACEIT will hold collegiate varsity events for Valorant and CSGO.

League of Legends

FACEIT will produce a three-phase LoL circuit that will eventually decide which team claims the biggest take of the $15,000 prize pool.

State-wide qualifiers, consisting of 16 teams each, are going to take place in the US and Canada. These will decide which teams make it into the Regional Stage. The top four teams that make it out of the Regionals will go on to the Finals for the biggest share of the $15,000 pot.

The breakdown of target dates for FACEIT’s state-wide LoL events.

Every state qualifying tournament will require a $100 registration fee, 50% of which goes to the prize pool. FACEIT gave this example: “if the California tournament has 10 teams, there will be a $500 prize for that.”

To get more information on the collegiate leagues, head over to FACEIT’s hub to register your team.