MIBR has decided to part ways with two of their star players Epitácio “TACO” de Melo, Fernando “fer“ Alvarenga and coach Ricardo “dead” Sinigaglia. The Brazilian organisation shared the news of their sudden change in roster through a tweet this weekend.
“We are living in a moment where it is important for MIBR and MIBR fans to make changes and we will be making some adjustments to the roster over the next several weeks,” the org said in a statement. “Today, we say goodbye to TACO, Fer and Ricardo from our active roster. The rest of the MIBR roster will be retooling and getting ready for fall events including Blast and Flashpoint 2.”
The organisation also thanked the three parting members for their time spent with the team.
After the sudden exit of the three, MIBR will be left with Gabriel “FalleN” Toledo, kNg and Alencar “trk” Rossato.
The roster change follows multiple subpar performances from the team and disappointing finishes in several tournaments. The departing coach, dead, has recently been suspended by the Esports Integrity Commission (ESIC) for six months after he was found abusing a spectator bug during ESL One: Road to Rio.
Both TACO and Der have issued statements on Twitter regarding their exit from the team. TACO specified that “it was a decision made exclusively by the organization” and has hinted towards his possible future return to competitive CS by saying that he’d be “looking forward” to see what the future holds.