Although @boomesportsid were prepared to play #ESLProLeague from Europe, they will return to Brazil due to recent developments. Similar to Renegades and Sharks, they are not disqualified from the league. @Team__Spirit will replace them in Group A. pic.twitter.com/Rcb5h8I4XD
— ESL Counter-Strike (@ESLCS) March 14, 2020
BOOM, who previously qualified under the INTZ banner, have decided to take the same route as Sharks Esports. They were in Europe ready to play in Season 11, but they decided to return home to Brazil before travel becomes restricted even more due to the global coronavirus situation. BOOM will also not lose their spot in the next ESL Pro League season.
Their replacement will be Team Spirit, a CIS roster who is ranked 27th worldwide. They will be placed in Group A and will play their first match against ENCE on March 16th. Spirit have a fairly talented team, but they have not shown the ability to play at a level where they can rival the powerhouses in their group such as Astralis and Vitality. This could be their chance to truly break out.