It is sad, but felps had a taste of what it's like to be at the top a few years ago and he probably wants to get back to that point.
However, I'm not overly concerned because Brazil has a ton of up and coming players right now. There are a lot of options out there.
This may be a bit of a stretch, but I think that NA/BR mix teams will become more common in the future. South American orgs may have the funds to move to North America, but for a few reasons such as some Brazilian players having visa issues, they will turn to NA players who have played MDL / on low tier EPL teams in the past. YeaH Gaming is a good example. Personally, I'd like for more BR/NA mix teams to rise up because I think that both regions have lacked a big talent pool for a few years and combining players from both regions will help to bridge the gap.