BigGods win MLG Minor SA qualifier

BigGods have won the MLG Regional Minor South America Qualifier, defeating INTZ 2-1 (16-5 on Cache, 10-16 on Cobblestone, and 16-5 on Dust2) and have thus qualified for the Americas Minor.

The South American Qualifier to the MLG Americas Minor was hosted by CEVO and featured eight Brazilian teams (somewhat defeating the intention of the term "South American"), including the likes of Keyd, g3x, and INTZ.

Following the quarter-finals, the first semifinal was a face-off between favourites Keyd, a team who finished second at the MAX5 Invitational and including Luminosity's former coach Renato "nak" Nakano, and BigGods, a relatively unknown team who had recently won the grand final of the Liga PRO - Games Academy tournament over Santos.DeX in unexpected fashion.


cogu's INTZ fell short against the dark horse that was "bigodes"

However it was the BigGods (whose name is apparently a mondegreen for the Portuguese word bigode which means moustache) that pulled off an upset defeat in stunning fashion, as the likes of Dener "KHTEX" Barchfield, Denis "dzt" Fischer, and last but not least Gabriel "BIEL THE MAGICIAN" Romais powered their way to a 2-0 win over Keyd.

On the other side of the bracket, it was Raphael "cogu" Camargo's INTZ (many still remember cogu playing for ProGaming.TD at ESWC 2012 and DreamHack Winter 2012) who took down Lucas "steel" Lopes's CNB in a fairly convincing 2-0 defeat and advanced to the grand final.

In the grand final, BigGods yet again proved they were a force to be reckoned with and defeated the more experienced INTZ lineup 2-1, once again displaying dominant performances on Cache and Dust2 (the two maps on which they had defeated Keyd Stars as well).

As a result, the team have advanced to the MLG Americas Minor and will now have to rush to sort out visa issues and avoid the sort of fate that befell their Brazilian brethren at the last Americas Minor.

*Update: The issue to secure visas is all the more vital as four out of the five of the current BigGods team were part of the Operation Kino team who failed to acquire visa clearance towards attending the Americas Minor back in January.

 BigGods K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Brazil Dener 'KHTEX' BarchfieldKHTEX 67 - 42 +25 105.3 1.52
Brazil Gabriel 'BIEL THE MAGICIAN' RomaisBIEL THE MAGICIAN 50 - 39 +11 80.1 1.26
Brazil Gabriel 'gaabxx' Rodriguesgaabxx 43 - 38 +5 70.8 1.15
Brazil Denis 'dzt' Fischerdzt 52 - 50 +2 78.4 1.13
Brazil Alef 'tatazin' Pereiratatazin 43 - 38 +5 67.6 1.06
 INTZ K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Brazil Augusto 'gut0' Bertoragut0 48 - 51 -3 81.6 1.04
Brazil Nathan 'fv' Mendesfv 41 - 52 -11 73.6 0.90
Brazil Raphael 'cogu' Camargocogu 39 - 47 -8 59.7 0.85
Brazil Lorenzo 'lrz' Araújolrz 41 - 51 -10 62.1 0.84
Brazil Caike 'caike' Costacaike 38 - 54 -16 71.5 0.82

The list of teams competing at the MLG Americas Minor from May 19-22 is:

Brazil Tempo Storm Canada OpTic United States Selfless United States NRG
Brazil BigGods North America NA qualifier North America NA qualifier North America NA qualifier

The North American qualifier will meanwhile kick off in the near future and begin with a massive 128-team bracket and then move into a more narrow Championship bracket on May 8, offering up three spots to the Minor.

stich writes for HLTV.org and can be found on Twitter

Brazil Raphael 'cogu' Camargo
Raphael 'cogu' Camargo
Age:
34
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.95
Maps played:
89
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.11
Brazil Renato 'nak' Nakano
Renato 'nak' Nakano
Age:
32
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
412
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
Brazil Denis 'dzt' Fischer
Denis 'dzt' Fischer
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
498
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
Brazil Lucas 'steel' Lopes
Lucas 'steel' Lopes
Age:
25
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
959
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
Brazil Gabriel 'BIEL THE MAGICIAN' Romais
Gabriel 'BIEL THE MAGICIAN' Romais
Age:
26
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
15
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.16
Brazil Dener 'KHTEX' Barchfield
Dener 'KHTEX' Barchfield
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
334
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.15
#1
World bexx 
Hope to see great results from them. GL
2016-04-27 06:49
[*] keydstars :(
2016-04-27 06:47
ez for AUSTRALIAS
2016-04-27 06:52
Easy for ENCE
2016-04-27 07:48
KHTEX rekt Keyd khtex soon to luminosiy or tempo... ...or to VACation :>
2016-04-27 14:56
They wont get visas :>
2016-04-27 06:58
Splyce to replace them
2016-04-27 07:23
Splyce to qualify
2016-04-27 11:38
#79
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Brazil mth^ 
splyce to get rekt again
2016-04-27 13:39
Spruce should have won Columbus
2016-04-27 14:29
#88
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United States GeT_ReiCh 
You're just salty that splyce let an underdog lie Fnatic to go through their group so easily
2016-04-27 15:02
#89
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Brazil mth^ 
lol I'm not salty tho, it was a fact xD I meant they qualified to get rekt in groups... thats what we should call a "wast of spot/time"
2016-04-27 15:07
Ez for Ence
2016-04-27 06:46
da
2016-04-27 06:46
btw cogu looks like shit
2016-04-27 06:46
3rd best team in the BR region?
2016-04-27 06:47
Probably not, it's a pretty big upset that they even got to the final.
2016-04-27 06:53
#31
Brazil jlp4 
they were the eighth seed for this qualify, literally almost didnt get invited LOL. Im happy for them but they will prolly get stomped seeds btw: gamesacademy.com.br/?p=15180
2016-04-27 06:56
#100
Sweden BBW 
no, they will win the tournament
2016-04-27 20:28
3rd/4th keyd and alientech 5th/6th ex-santos.dex and g3x then we have intz, innova, cnb and big gods
2016-04-27 17:52
no just hacks lololol it was so obvious
2016-05-07 22:53
#5
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Brazil ilovemywife 
ez for.... BIEL THE MAGICIAN :O
2016-04-27 06:46
Biel the magician best player world
2016-04-27 06:48
#49
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World Reinel 
Nt Biel
2016-04-27 08:27
yy
2016-04-27 06:46
who
2016-04-27 06:46
ez
2016-04-27 06:46
#10
rain | 
Norway LearnTACS 
blyat
2016-04-27 06:46
gg
2016-04-27 06:46
BIEL THE MAGICIAN POGCHAMP ABSOLUTELY NO KAPPA
2016-04-27 06:46
#16
fer | 
Brazil maiazin 
wasnt biel so great?
2016-04-27 06:48
#17
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Brazil ilovemywife 
damn stich you cant get first at your own articles Kappa
2016-04-27 06:48
We're advised to try to not to be so petty, but I can't help commenting about that fabulous name.
2016-04-27 06:49
fun fact: 4 of the 5 players in biggods were also in Op.Kino, one of the teams who was denied a visa back in the first minor.
2016-04-27 06:50
thanks my brother, added to the story
2016-04-27 06:53
"In the grand final, BigGods yet agian proved they were a force to be reckoned with"
2016-04-27 13:27
#104
kNgV- | 
Brazil vicTHOR 
STICH THE MAGICIAN
2016-04-27 20:45
#13
NiKo | 
CIS swikzie 
xd
2016-04-27 06:46
Bigodes
2016-04-27 06:47
#51
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Australia yourwombat 
thought I was the only one who noticed it
2016-04-27 08:59
#18
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Brazil BuddyINSANE 
khTEX GOD without visa! We smart, we loyal, we friendly, we are from BRAZIL!
2016-04-27 06:48
#19
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Brazil Cobalsky 
NO VISA...NO USA MingLee COGU > ALL
2016-04-27 06:48
Looking at the teams I'd say optic and tempo would be favorites
2016-04-27 06:49
#30
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Brazil taeee1 
biggods best underdog, wait and see.
2016-04-27 06:54
#24
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Hong Kong korean 
keyd and alientech will try to qualify through na
2016-04-27 06:51
plz ... big cheat .. in lan this guys not kill 1
2016-04-27 06:52
#35
fer | 
Brazil maiazin 
4 of them are experienced lan players, stop with this bullshit
2016-04-27 06:59
Maybe experienced at playing like shit on lan lol.
2016-04-27 12:42
#99
fer | 
Brazil maiazin 
you know nothing, scream
2016-04-27 20:27
I hope they go without any issues with visas
2016-04-27 06:53
#32
NEO | 
Poland camarpl 
COGU O G U
2016-04-27 06:56
Congratz! hard work very deserved, happy for you guys
2016-04-27 06:57
khtex is tier 1 player
2016-04-27 07:02
#37
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Brazil m1tzin 
sad for keyd, but biggods played better gl guys <3 now keyd win na minors and we have 3 brazilian teams to qualify :3
2016-04-27 07:05
One thing has to be said: BigGods owns a gaming house in Sao Paulo, biggest Brazil city. In the GC, ALL players representing the team (including CSGO and LoL rosters) live and work (play) in the house. This is awesome and crucial, because we all know how better the team becomes with more time pass together. And trust me, BigGods is really a good team and will surprise the NA Scene just as TempoStorm. Sorry for my english. Peace!
2016-04-27 07:07
It sucks these guys will have their visa's rejected. Deserve to play imo
2016-04-27 07:12
You mean, Brazil Qualifiers, not South America :)
2016-04-27 07:34
#57
sickLy | 
Colombia sickLy 
+111111111111111111111111
2016-04-27 10:00
#59
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Brazil mibrzera 
Cry, brasil have scene
2016-04-27 10:11
#61
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Brazil hoovR 
Well the mods at GamersClub and GamesAcademy kinda gave an explanation and it makes sense. They contacted MLG right after it was announced that they would host the minor and quals for it, but MLG was kinda in denial since the last time both teams couldn't get their visas right even with a lot of time to do them, so the mods from GC/GA insisted and they gave 1 spot, but it had to be played soon because they gave a time limit for the winners to give the documentaion, but they will pay everything while they are in USA. Btw, because they wanted it to be really soon, they tried to push it to the last weekend (23,24/04) but the e-frag tourn. was going on and they had to accept to give some more time, but as they still wanted it as earlier as possible, they antes GA to give only 8 teams for 1 spot, and GA had just made a top 10 at their leagues (their leagues have SA teams, but the only team that made to the pro league was 2Kill before they got picked up, so the other teams need to step up to get in there, and they almost got invited, but they had changed 2 players some days before so it would be really skeptical, so it has nothing to do with a BR only qual.) tl;dr - The invitations were given on a hurry so MLG could give the most help, and the GA pro league top 8 were invited.
2016-04-27 10:32
Haha that's it! Ur english sucks mano! Hahahaha! That was! Chileans arg Argentinians teams stil don't match BRazilians Pro's.
2016-04-27 15:46
REAL. 2kill the hipothetic most powerful arg team has the level of top5/6 br.
2016-04-27 20:30
if you wanted a invite you should at least have a team in the Pro League.
2016-04-27 10:38
rekt
2016-04-27 17:54
chile sucks get real m8 stop cryin
2016-04-27 17:53
No visa 4 sure
2016-04-27 07:35
GL with visas
2016-04-27 07:46
#44
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Brazil Brazilian Wax 
I just hope they aren't a bunch of onliners. But they looked quite good. They probably won't go to the other qualifier but maybe they can put a fight against teams and even surprise teams like Selfless.
2016-04-27 07:47
#45
Reunion f4CS 
BigGods win MLG Minor Brazil qualifier*
2016-04-27 07:47
'+2
2016-04-27 10:00
#47
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Argentina tpainarg 
GL GUYS!
2016-04-27 07:52
Damn I wanted to see cogu play
2016-04-27 08:20
#50
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Brazil BuddyINSANE 
nice update... important info...
2016-04-27 08:54
biggods will get 16-0'd at major
2016-04-27 09:07
TEAM ACTIMEL > TEAM ASIS > SA > OCEANIA > NA
2016-04-27 09:15
EZ 4 ENCE
2016-04-27 11:42
TEAM ISIS > WORLD
2016-04-27 13:45
i think not gonna happend, they always fail to get visa.
2016-04-27 10:33
#64
Switzerland crn. 
rip my skins
2016-04-27 10:50
pure upset, bigodes guys are not that good, i really dont understand how they won that shit
2016-04-27 11:03
#80
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Brazil mth^ 
becoming good from nowhere?
2016-04-27 13:43
lmao
2016-04-27 11:06
nice they played rlly good yday against keyd stars gl for this guys in the future :)
2016-04-27 11:37
Haha, great team name. I'll be sure to support them.
2016-04-27 11:38
#71
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Brazil 1kuNg 
deu bigode
2016-04-27 11:41
#73
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Japan kitzune 
Cogu was playing pretty good, im not saying he's back, but he is not like failpan or frod, he looks promising
2016-04-27 11:45
Frod still hurts every time
2016-04-27 15:30
Back to retiring cogu
2016-04-27 12:02
#75
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Brazil mth^ 
GG bigodes!!!! <3 stichhh
2016-04-27 12:11
#78
Kaze | 
Malaysia Swattax 
BIEL THE MAGICIAN EZ
2016-04-27 13:38
congratz BigGods well deserved win
2016-04-27 14:02
LG_Dead is gonna help them bootcamp in his house for a week dzt said it in the interview. Our community is really toxic sometimes but its still good to see that the majority are willing to help for a bigger goal.
2016-04-27 14:46
#85
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Brazil Victorhs 
INB4 Cogu retiring again and coming back one more time in 2018.
2016-04-27 14:47
#86
kNgV- | 
Brazil vicTHOR 
They did pretty well and I think they are very satisfied with this result. I thought they would lose against CNB to be honest. This lineup has 2 days together after cogu being away by 3 months waiting for mibr reply. FV said in a interview that they have a lot to do yet, they were playing without any tactics, only basic stuff.
2016-04-27 14:54
what happens with mibr? cuando es seu lanzamento?
2016-04-27 20:31
#103
kNgV- | 
Brazil vicTHOR 
they canceled mibr returns due no sponsors and no money to buy the best players in brazil
2016-04-27 20:41
damn, this is definitive? o just suspended? so sad news. thanks mano
2016-05-07 22:49
#113
kNgV- | 
Brazil vicTHOR 
suspended so far... but no one knows when they will bring mibr back... I was so hyped, it was cold water on me... =/
2016-05-08 01:35
true dat, mibr was mi fav team of all times. I still remember ESWC 2006. Hope they comeback. Brigado mano, tem un bom día.
2016-05-08 17:19
#116
kNgV- | 
Brazil vicTHOR 
brigado boludo pra tu tambem
2016-05-08 17:22
seriously??? noo seriously??
2016-04-27 15:13
wtf keyd :/
2016-04-27 16:05
rip keyd stars
2016-04-27 18:44
#106
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Hong Kong korean 
they will still try to qualify through the na qualifiers, them and AT(zqk's team) there's a chance
2016-04-27 22:55
who
2016-04-27 21:33
BIEL THE MAGICIAN has made this my favorite team.
2016-04-28 00:12
#108
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Brazil RisenNTC 
kkkkk br é foda
2016-04-29 06:36
well another favela lucky and bad team that will 'celebrate' like monkeys and think they're the best and that they should be invited to every fucking tournament on the earth.
2016-05-07 22:52
we will see haha cry more bitch
2016-05-07 22:59
daym I was expecting keyd stars so much how did they screw it up like this
2016-05-08 01:37
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