MiBR Acquire BOOM Esports CS:GO Roster For 2021 campaign
MiBR officially have their 2021 Counter-Strike roster on the books, after acquiring the majority of the BOOM Esports lineup on January 15th. They have rounded out their roster with their fifth player in Daniel “danoco” Morgado from Bravos.
The four players joining MiBR from BOOM are Gustavo “yel” Knittel, Ricardo “boltz” Prass, Marcelo “chelo” Cespedes, and Bruno “shz” Martinelli, as well as coach Alessandro “Apoka” Marcuccic. Boltz had a very short previous tenure with MiBR for just a month in 2018. He was also a member of the 2017 Immortals line-up that made a surprising run to the Grand Finals of the PGL Krakow Major. They fell to Gambit Esports, an equally surprising team to see in the grand finals.
The fifth member of BOOM Esports, who didn’t join MiBR, was João “felps” Vasconcellos. Felps previously played for MiBR in the first half of 2019, and has now been linked to the new six-man project featuring recent ex-MiBR talent including Lucas “LUCAS1” Teles, Vito “kNgV-” Giuseppe, and Alencar “trk” Rossato’s. The project also features former MiBR coach Raphael “cogu” Camargo, as well as recently benched FURIA AWPer Henrique “HEN1” Teles.
All these new rosters and projects in the Brazilian scene follow a tumultuous second half of 2020 for MiBR rife with changes. Coach Ricardo “dead” Sinigaglia was moved to the bench following his involvement in the coach spectating bug scandal. Gabriel “FalleN” Toledo, Fernando “fer” Alvarenga and Epitácio “TACO” de Melo all found themselves on the bench just weeks later. Since then, fer and TACO have both been released, while FalleN has transferred to Team Liquid.
Following the extensive benchings, MiBR brought in LUCAS1, Leonardo “leo_drk” Oliveira on loan, and Vinicius “v$m” Moreira on loan to fill out the starting roster alongside kNgV- and trk. The group finished out 2020 together, but have all left MiBR at the beginning of 2021.
The new-look MiBR will be featured at the upcoming cs_summit 7 as well as the BLAST Premier 2021 Spring groups.