MIBR’s problems have risen at the worst time possible as they will have to use not one but 2 stand-ins for their appearance at BLAST Premier Fall Groups.
Ricardo ‘boltz’ Prass had tested positive for COVID-19 and thus couldn’t travel with the team to Europe. Meanwhile, Marcelo ‘chelo’ Cespedes was involved in a car crash a week ago and is still recovering from his injuries. He will be hoping to be at his 100% as soon as possible, especially with the Major right around the corner.
MIBR will play with strategic coach Renato ‘nak’ Nakano as a stand-in as the two members recover. Breno ‘brnz4n’ Poletto from the academy team of MIBR will also be playing at BLAST Fall Groups hoping to make a name for himself.
‘nak’ is currently 34 years of age, and with his appearance at BLAST Premier Fall Groups he will become the oldest player to play at an S-tier event. The record is currently held by Virtus.pro Legend Wiktor ‘TaZ’ Wojtas who was 33 years old when he played for Aristocracy in late 2019. The others who come close are 32 year old Patrik ‘f0rest’ Lindberg who played at cs_summit 7 and Filip ‘NEO’ Kubski who was also 32 years old at the Starladder Berlin Major 2019, playing for FaZe Clan.
MIBR are in Group B of Fall Groups 2021, alongside G2, NiP, and BIG. Their first game will be against G2 and the next matchup will be determined by the loser/winner of the NiPvs BIG game later on.
‘nak’ last played for South American team DETONA in 2020 and has since then retired to ply his trade as the strategic coach for MIBR.
MIBR will have the following roster for BLAST Premier Fall Group B:
- Gustavo “yel” Knittel
- Raphael “exit” Lacerda
- Bruno “shz” Martinelli
- Breno “brnz4n” Poletto (stand-in)
- Renato “nak” Nakano (stand-in)
- Alessandro “Apoka” Marcucci (coach)
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