The Brazilians that have been without an org since the start of the year have finally found someone to support them.
O PLANO, a Brazilian mix team of sorts was tried by legendary org MIBR for a month before they decided to not continue with them and signed the roster of BOOM esports, with Ricardo “boltz” Prass being the most famed individual after his stint with Luminosity and SK Gaming.
O PLANO was the name the players had given themselves after announcing in May 2021 that they were looking for an org. Currently, at #43 in the world, they have been competing in tier 2 tournaments since then with decent results.
They have been signed by 00Nation, an org that is brand new to CSGO and has merged with Nordavind, a household name in tier 2 CS. It also includes Arthur Melo, Juventus, and Brazil footballer as an investor and Milwaukee Bucks co-owner Wes Edens as investors. This isn’t the first instance of footballers taking an interest in CSGO, with Real Madrid player Casemiro already owning his own CSGO team, Case esports and PSG record-breaker Neymar Jr. playing with his friends from FURIA and even knifing world #1 ZywOo in the process.
The Head of Esports for ZeroZero nation, Bruno Santos stated “We look forward to continue building on the foundation established by the players and to be a part their journey towards the top, and in doing so develop a winning sports culture that allows them to reach their full potential while simultaneously allowing them to express themselves as entertainers and to keep telling their story.”
This also opens more avenues for Vinicius “vsm” Moreira, who couldn’t participate in majors, before Valve’s new ruling in April 2021, which stated that players with VAC Bans that were older than 5 years would be eligible to play in Valve sponsored Majors.
O PLANO will be looking to make their mark as 00Nation as soon as possible. And with Nordic Masters Fall coming up, this could be their shot at playing in BLAST Premier Fall Showdown and compete with the big leagues for the first time in a while.
00Nation currently sports a 6 man roster of:
- Vito “kNgV-” Giuseppe
- Lucas “LUCAS1” Teles
- Henrique “HEN1” Teles
- Vinicius “vsm” Moreira
- Leonardo “leo_drk” Oliveira
- Alencar “trk” Rossato
- Raphael “cogu” Camargo (coach)