Lucas “LUCAS1” Teles is the newest member of the MIBR roster. The pro player announced last Tuesday that he would be joining to represent one of the best teams in the world. Lucas came on board to replace João “felps” Vasconcelos. The former member of Luminosity Gaming will make his debut with Made In Brazil’s shirt at the ESL One Cologne 2019. The competition will take place between July 2nd and July 7th.
MIBR was arguably the best Counter-Strike team in the early 2000s. The Brazilian organization returned to the competitive landscape in June 2018 with the former SK Gaming roster. Since then, however, the team has undergone several changes to its lineup in the hope of winning major trophies. Let’s have a look at how many changes have been made by the Brazilians.
The pioneer lineup
The first composition of MIBR was made up of players who represented SK Gaming in 2018. Gabriel “FalleN” Toledo, Marcelo “coldzera” David, Fernando “fer” Alvarenga, Ricardo “boltz” Prass, and the American Jacky “Stewie2K” Yip were the first to wear the MIBR shirt after its return to eSports.
This lineup was announced during an event in São Paulo. It was attended by Noah Winston, CEO of Immortals, Paulo Velloso, founder of MIBR, and other veteran players of the organization.
Departure of Boltz and arrival of Tarik
A little less than a month after the announcement of the lineup, MIBR underwent its first change. On July 14, 2018, shortly after the team’s participation in ESL One Cologne 2018, Ricardo “boltz” Prass left the team. His vacant spot was taken up by Tarik “tarik” Celik , a former player from Cloud9.
The move came as a result of decline in performances. The first competition with tarik on the team was the ELEAGUE CS: GO Premier 2018, where MIBR was ranked 5th / 6th.
In addition to Tarik “tarik” Celik and Jacky “Stewie2K” Yip, the team even had Serbian coach Janko “YNk” Paunović. Braxton “swag” Pierce also played as a temporary substitute for fer at the BLAST Pro Series Lisbon 2018. The poor performance of the team in the second half of the year led to major changes in their structure.
Before the arrival of 2019, MIBR wanted a fully Brazilian lineup. The first move was an exchange deal with Team Liquid in December 2018. Jacky “Stewie2K” Yip was traded for Epitacio “TACO” of Melo and coach Wilton “zews” Prado.
The short story of felps
To complete the Brazilian team, MIBR wanted a return to the glory days of the 2017 SK Gaming line up. The organization recruited João “felps” Vasconcelos and replaced Tarik “tarik” Celik. Tarik was sold to NRG Esports in January 2019.
Felps is now the first to leave the All-Brazilian lineup. It is worth remembering that at the time of his signing, hw was was not the first option for the team. According to rumors, FURIA pro player Kaike “kscerato” Cerato was more favored for the fragging role.