Immortals' Noah Whinston: "We will have Brazilian teams playing for us"

Immortals CEO Noah Whinston has stated that his organisation will be "100% involved" in the development of Brazilian esports.

The North American organisation has been strongly linked with a move for the core of the SK squad, with the players' contracts set to expire in July.

In January, Made in Brazil owner Paulo Velloso confirmed that he was locked in talks with Immortals about selling the legendary brand, which has been out of the spotlight since 2012, when the organisation closed their doors.

Immortals will invest heavily in the Brazilian scene

In an interview with Globo, conducted in Rio de Janeiro, Noah Whinston refused to comment on speculation about the SK team or MiBR, but he confirmed that he has big plans for the Brazilian scene.

"We will work with Brazilian teams," he said. "This year and next year, we will be 100% involved in Brazilian esports.

"I will not confirm or deny whether we will back to  CS:GO, but I will confirm that we will have Brazilian teams playing for us. Until the end of the year, I, as CEO, will have Brazilian line-ups playing for me.

"What I can say is that we know the strength of the MiBR brand in Brazil. We really respect the esports legacy here. It is not about doing a one-off impactful thing, to get some attention, some likes on Twitter and Facebook without really doing much.

"We will be involved in the Brazilian scene like no team has ever done. This is an ambitious plan and it will require a lot of work."

Last month, Immortals announced that they had appointed former professional player and renowned analyst Tomi "lurppis" Kovanen as their General Manager for CS:GO, with the 30-year-old revealing earlier on Tuesday in a Twitter post that he will be moving to Los Angeles "within a couple of weeks".

Immortals have been without a CS:GO team since December 1, when the organisation decided to take a step back from the scene following Lucas "steel" Lopes's transfer to Liquid, which left their squad depleted to just four players.

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
Finland Tomi 'lurppis' Kovanen
Tomi 'lurppis' Kovanen
Age:
31
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.95
Maps played:
28
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.17
mibr INC
2018-03-27 20:54
:( I thought i made it
2018-03-27 20:54
#12
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Brazil junera 
EZ 4 mibr, the greatest tag to ever live in the beautiful game of Counter-Strike!!! mibr.fln mibr.fer mibr.cld mibr.BOOOOLTZ mibr.trk Q: These names from current SK would fit in Immortals? A: "I can't be shy about that. I know these guys since the moment we created our 1st Immortals lineup. They lived across the street. Not only do I know the players, but the people behind them aswell. The kind of structure which moves them. I have massive respect for this players. It would be too easy to say these players created a new era on Brazilian Counter-Strike just by being good. But they are not just good, they have the will to invest on the Brazilian community. They want to do things better and easier to people in Brazil. I have lots of respect for them, because this is almost an autruistic impulse. It's not something they're forced to do and nobody would charge them for that . They just do it because they want to. It's not something easy." Noah is in love with FalleN
2018-03-27 21:12
#49
TACO | 
Brazil SUVACO 
newfag? the real tag is: mibr | fallen mibr | fer mibr | cold ...
2018-03-27 21:08
#54
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Brazil junera 
best mibr.someone, mibr | is too ugly
2018-03-27 21:16
#61
TACO | 
Brazil SUVACO 
it was MiBR.someone and not mibr.someone and it was the shit mibr lineup that loose to FG(fallen,fnx,bit,nak,ell) and other teams, MiBR. played with prd, spacca.. they never win anything with this shit tag the true mibr lineup that won wcg 2006 and shgopen always use this tag: mibr | cogu mibr | fnx mibr | nak mibr | KIKOOOO mibr | bruno
2018-03-27 21:21
#63
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Brazil junera 
MIBR mibr MiBR mibR miBr mIbr it doesnt matter, all of them mean the same thing and i choose the one which looks better.
2018-03-27 21:23
#64
TACO | 
Brazil SUVACO 
you said it is the greatest tag ever but dont even know how they used the fucking tag -.- i grew up whatching mibr | cogu join the server and fuck up pentagram neo , fnaitc f0restwow and SK spawn just respect the true tag please :)
2018-03-27 21:27
#66
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Brazil junera 
THE TAG IS MIBR IT DOESNT MATTER IF IT'S ON ALL CAPS OR IF ITS ON LOWER IF IT HAS A DOT OR A BAR AT THE SIDE, THE ONE I PUT IN MY COMMENT IS THE ONE I THINK LOOKS BETTER, LEAVE ME ALONE YOU ANNOYING CUNT
2018-03-27 21:32
#69
TACO | 
Brazil SUVACO 
if you knew the tag it would matter sorry to annoy you with the truth peace
2018-03-27 21:35
#72
fer | 
Singapore thicc_cat 
#71
2018-03-27 21:37
#71
fer | 
Singapore thicc_cat 
Why fight over something as irrelevant as a clan tag lmao, SK is top8 rn, literally nobody cares
2018-03-27 21:36
#75
TACO | 
Brazil SUVACO 
i dont care about SK rank position, i am talking about mibr tag, it has nothing to do with SK players anyone who use the tag will have to respect it, just that, thank you, your welcome, have a nice day, thank you, your welcome, bye.
2018-03-27 21:44
#82
Twistzz | 
Estonia dev2ce 
lul nt MiBr fanboy
2018-03-27 21:49
#87
TACO | 
Brazil SUVACO 
lul nt faze fanboy faze = 0 major mibr = 1 major
2018-03-27 21:54
#90
Twistzz | 
Estonia dev2ce 
lul miBr miBR mIbr MIbr
2018-03-27 21:58
#110
TACO | 
Brazil SUVACO 
lul No MaJoR, NO MAJOR, no major, nO mAjOr
2018-03-27 22:39
miBr how many titles in CSGO?
2018-03-27 23:15
#141
TACO | 
Brazil SUVACO 
mibr in csgo = 0 major faze in csgo = 0 major but mibr dont have a csgo team lul
2018-03-28 00:48
miBr how many titles in CSGO?
2018-03-28 01:30
#162
TACO | 
Brazil SUVACO 
same amout as faze majors... zero
2018-03-28 01:46
miBr how many titles in CSGO?
2018-03-28 02:09
#193
TACO | 
Brazil SUVACO 
i already answered, cant you read? mibr zero titles, the same amout as faze majors. but mibr never had a csgo team LUL
2018-03-28 13:43
miBr how many titles in CSGO
2018-03-28 18:24
Faze has more defeats in CSGO than MiBR
2018-03-28 00:54
miBr how many titles in CSGO?
2018-03-28 01:30
#161
TACO | 
Brazil SUVACO 
faze how many majors in csgo?
2018-03-28 01:45
miBr how many titles in CSGO?
2018-03-28 02:09
Pls take the tag more seriously, it matters a lot;
2018-03-27 22:07
#115
TACO | 
Brazil SUVACO 
right?! thank you!
2018-03-27 22:46
You are 100% correct. This was the greatest Made in Brazil lineup
2018-03-27 22:01
#112
TACO | 
Brazil SUVACO 
It's nostalgic to remember this team playing, I feel like a child again.
2018-03-27 22:41
They were sweet to watch upset their way through Paris (iirc it was Paris) Was a fan of cogu, really awesome dude. I mean I'm a diehard NA fan (my boys were Complexity and now it's C9, Liquid, and NRG) but I always picked Brazil and Sweden as the other countries I'd cheer for
2018-03-27 22:43
Bruno and nak were some of my favorite players to watch even on g3x
2018-03-28 01:04
#97
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Brazil ThiagoBuccos 
We won ESWC 2006. Mibr team was suck in WCG 2006. About the tag you're right.
2018-03-27 22:10
#113
TACO | 
Brazil SUVACO 
"was suck".... alright 2017 id, you know stuff, sure
2018-03-27 22:42
#135
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Brazil ThiagoBuccos 
Yes I know and fuck id :) I have 30 years old and watched us have gone bad in the WCG '06. We haven't been champions like you said. You got confused, we were champion in the ESWC '06. Learn to be humble dude.
2018-03-28 00:29
And you need to learn english... " Was suck "
2018-03-28 00:53
#146
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Brazil ThiagoBuccos 
I agree. But that doesn't change the fact that he's wrong and I'm right :)
2018-03-28 00:56
#145
TACO | 
Brazil SUVACO 
you are right, i confused wcg with eswc and i read your coment now again and i realise i read everything you said wrong, i thougth you were saying mibr team suck that time, not that they sucked specificly in wcg (wich is true) i am really sorry about that. i didnt even read what you wrote about the tag (wich is what i am defending here) i though you were newfag that doesnt respect mibr my bad, sorry.
2018-03-28 00:55
#147
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Brazil ThiagoBuccos 
I accept your apology. At no time wanted to belittle anyone, even why I followed the trajectory of them. Just wanted to fix your comment. I said you were right about the tags. Relaxa amigo, não veja maldade no meu comentário, quis apenas esclarecer as informações. Sem ressentimentos.
2018-03-28 01:01
#181
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Serbia corererere 
HOLY THAT LINEUP WAS DAMN GOOD
2018-03-28 08:20
#186
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Netherlands pepesan1 
FalleN, fer, coldzera, fnx and bruno/nak/bit/cogu/KIKOOOO < choose who fits best to the others :)
2018-03-28 08:44
Ay lmao
2018-03-28 06:00
#53
fer | 
Singapore thicc_cat 
Maybe in 2007 Nobody cares now
2018-03-27 21:12
#60
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Brazil junera 
Everyone cares
2018-03-27 21:21
#67
fer | 
Singapore thicc_cat 
Everyone except brazil* ftfy
2018-03-27 21:34
#91
Twistzz | 
Estonia dev2ce 
you are a dumbass, you just said everyone except brazil cares about mibr
2018-03-27 21:59
LOL
2018-03-28 01:42
#183
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Sweden Bangs 
"everyone except brazil cares about mibr" gj m8
2018-03-28 08:28
mibr |Tarik Pogchamp
2018-03-27 23:18
bot trk no no no ok omelul
2018-03-27 23:23
#126
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Brazil demonao 
mibr trk? ....................................... omg
2018-03-27 23:28
#133
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Brazil mexicowss 
Boltz new KIKOOOOOO?
2018-03-28 00:12
trk n mano
2018-03-28 01:28
THE best mibr is: fnx, bit, bruno, nak, cogu
2018-03-28 07:19
mibr.stewie2k, not tarik
2018-03-29 01:01
Albanian internet is the best
2018-03-27 20:54
Confirmed HLTV is from Alabama
2018-03-27 20:56
#46
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India bozzmob 
Lol. Nice name :D
2018-03-27 21:04
hahahahahahahahm really.
2018-03-27 21:09
welcome to HLTV my friend
2018-03-27 22:27
Best but not the bestest
2018-03-27 21:05
Name checks out
2018-03-27 21:45
kng+4
2018-03-28 01:43
#2
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United Kingdom iMarbot 
lol
2018-03-27 20:54
Damn
2018-03-27 20:54
#6
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Finland perkelemeister 
No shit
2018-03-27 20:54
#7
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Lithuania KoksSkirtumas 
200iq immortals.
2018-03-27 20:54
4rd
2018-03-27 20:54
#52
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India bozzmob 
Lol. You're 5rd!
2018-03-27 21:10
6st*
2018-03-28 01:44
#9
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Denmark JustYes 
lol
2018-03-27 20:55
#10
Brazil d1v4 
mibr
2018-03-27 20:55
expected
2018-03-27 20:55
Noah "CUCK" Winston.
2018-03-27 20:55
Noah "4D chess pro player" Winston Fixed for ya
2018-03-27 21:02
noah "GOD" Winston*
2018-03-28 08:59
#14
fnx | 
United States MrFaZe 
"teams" more than one
2018-03-27 20:55
#27
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Mongolia Chuluun 
+1
2018-03-27 20:56
ofc, SK-br; Mibr-?!; IMT + smt
2018-03-27 21:03
#70
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Brazil junera 
In the interview he implied he's gonna invest in other games too
2018-03-27 21:36
Doesn't he already have a hand in Overwatch League? Can't remember.
2018-03-27 22:25
He is gonna sign PUBG team
2018-03-27 23:13
Brazil and very good in R6 (Faze and Liquid have Brazilian team)
2018-03-28 00:30
#170
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Brazil junera 
I think immortals have a team there, I just don't remember what their name is
2018-03-28 03:51
#179
broky | 
Latvia De1Co 
It's LA Valiant
2018-03-28 07:38
#15
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United Kingdom Fizzhaz 
team is getting worse every day
2018-03-27 20:55
off i think a FOX vac, i'm almost got a earth attack
2018-03-27 20:55
Earth attack lol
2018-03-27 21:03
#88
dupreeh | 
Croatia Waylay 
Ye u called me?
2018-03-27 21:56
The guy above is almost getting you
2018-03-27 21:57
Samefag
2018-03-28 02:21
#17
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CIS mirio 
IMT/MiBR s1mple confirmed.
2018-03-27 20:55
#18
shox | 
France KR1MEZ 
sold the trio for 1m and get em free right now?
2018-03-27 20:55
Nah
2018-03-28 01:24
#19
shox | 
Portugal NAOverEU 
ifo
2018-03-27 20:55
#21
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Switzerland Sylleo 
lurppis will be contractually forced to defend brazilians on twitter, lol
2018-03-27 20:56
#73
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Switzerland Tacticalsine 
beef with Thooorin incoming
2018-03-27 21:39
#22
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Brazil MrDD 
ta deixando a gente sonhar
2018-03-27 20:56
nice flag
2018-03-27 20:56
#31
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Brazil gmelo 
lul
2018-03-27 20:57
#140
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Brazil lyr3 
They are still dreaming...no cups yet, though! hahaha Timao >
2018-03-28 00:42
#150
kNgV- | 
Brazil vicTHOR 
Flamengo won Copa do Brasil 2013
2018-03-28 01:13
#151
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Brazil lyr3 
ooooooooooooooohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh gentlemenbehold.files.wordpress.com/2012..
2018-03-28 01:17
#169
kNgV- | 
Brazil vicTHOR 
seu time lixo só ganha com ajuda do juiz
2018-03-28 03:37
NOICE
2018-03-27 20:56
God Noah
2018-03-27 20:56
Hen1 and lucas1
2018-03-27 20:56
Noah 200IQ
2018-03-27 20:56
#29
f0rest | 
Estonia Rebae 
:thinking:
2018-03-27 20:56
so smart noah literally the most complete business man in esport
2018-03-27 20:57
Noah 200IQ
2018-03-27 20:57
#33
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Brazil vinnyzeraNTC 
"Globo" (puke)
2018-03-27 20:57
#139
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Brazil lyr3 
+1 (spit)
2018-03-28 00:35
#34
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Brazil kukuxumu 
MiBR incoming ! +coldzera +FalleN +fer +boltz +fnx
2018-03-27 20:58
#95
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Brazil Mentecapto 
can we just forget about fnx? He's way too unprofessional/childish and will eventually fade to non-existence in the CS:GO scene. And of course Fallen, fer and cold will probably never play with him again
2018-03-27 22:05
Are you sure about that? cold said on stream like a week ago that he misses when everything was more simple (the time of LG with ataco and FNX) and with all these roster moves he would love to play with fnx again.
2018-03-27 23:18
#195
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Brazil kukuxumu 
everybody can change, and i believe fnx is more professional atm... I miss so much this lineup :'(
2018-03-28 14:50
"Maintaining a healthy atmosphere is extremely important to us. We are benching Lincoln "fnx" Lau. Immortals is accepting trade offers from other teams, and we will be looking for a permanent replacement for our roster. In the meantime, fnx’s slot will be filled by our capable coach, Rafael "zakk" Fernandes." - Immortals' Facebook Page come on, this fnx guy is toxic
2018-03-28 03:19
and that after all the hate brazillian people gave Noah
2018-03-27 20:58
#36
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France faviere77 
MIBR in June.
2018-03-27 20:58
#37
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Yugoslavia OfficialTroll 
Favela csgo team inbound
2018-03-27 20:59
ooooounn look at you! soo cutie youguslavian troll = OMEGALUL the cry is free my friend.. the cry is free..
2018-03-27 21:22
Dead ass brazilian cs biggest chokers along with FaZe and VP in recent times
2018-03-28 13:00
OMEGALUL ! ! ! - brazilians - chokers pick one! remember LG x Liquid?!
2018-03-28 18:59
#38
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Netherlands jonsve 
noah "never played counter strike" whinston
2018-03-27 20:59
Noah "never played counterstrike but still outplayed everyone" Whinston.
2018-03-27 22:27
#106
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Netherlands jonsve 
GODnoah even > GODHUNDEN
2018-03-27 22:28
#39
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Brazil kiker1 
wait... just wait.... this come hre..
2018-03-27 20:59
#40
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Faroe Islands Jones123 
-Bit -zqks -shoowtime -taco -pkl
2018-03-27 21:06
Worst possible br team? Forgot Botsteel
2018-03-28 03:58
+kng +lucas +hen1 +steel +boltz
2018-03-27 21:01
mate, that lineup made history
2018-03-27 21:44
I bet this lineup could reach major final
2018-03-27 22:02
i think they could do this again, kNg in form was f*cking insane xD i was watching their pgl krakow highlights today, and their double awp setup worked almost every game ... i miss this line up
2018-03-27 22:13
#129
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Brazil BlueLighting 
I didnt expect them to reach the finals. Actually almost every1 didnt believe in them. They were playing a very different CS, gaining through skill and depending less on tactics. It's a shame they lost to gambit.... and it's a shame that kng ruined the whole team by its immaturity
2018-03-27 23:42
but when they achieved the major final, nobody believed in them ...
2018-03-28 13:30
#156
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Brazil _mith 
that lineup made history
2018-03-28 01:40
mate, that lineup made history
2018-03-28 03:03
Gl draining your money with that awful business decision.
2018-03-27 21:02
miBR boys
2018-03-27 21:05
Current SK lineup to Immortals Current C9 lineup to SK Just kidding :-)
2018-03-27 21:09
#55
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Bulgaria vectralsoul 
What about Ukrainian players on those Brazilian teams... ;) noKappa
2018-03-27 21:15
#56
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Venezuela Kremator 
TEAMS! in plural! that means they will buy both SK and LG or SK & NTC!!
2018-03-27 21:17
More like SK and TeamOne
2018-03-28 00:23
#136
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Venezuela Kremator 
did LG org sold the roster to TeamOne or are they just another top tier brazil CS roster atm? sorry i have been not following them
2018-03-28 00:24
#142
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Brazil yannscosta 
TeamOne was the best team playing im Brazil in this past year. They are now in the US playing in qualifies to big events. The organization is solid and well organized, but the team is not better than LG yet. Their biggest result until now was getting 4th place in WESG after beating C9 2x1 and losing to fnatic and team russia.
2018-03-28 00:49
Noah is a gud man
2018-03-27 21:17
1st July 2018
2018-03-27 21:17
#59
Happy | 
Kazakhstan broomz 
And will release them
2018-03-27 21:21
who?
2018-03-27 21:31
#68
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United States Will767 
No one likes the immortals brand
2018-03-27 21:34
pls trk 5player,new coldzera
2018-03-27 21:39
#77
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Brazil GhostzeraNTC 
"Eles estão deixando a gente sonhar" :)
2018-03-27 21:45
Fucking yes Noah, Tomi is a good pickup, lets make this roster the most devastating ever. hopefully they get a spectacular fifth and don the MiBR tag such a throwback after kicking kNg I never thougth he would still care about br scene sure theres alot of interest, but alot of hate along with it. its ruthless
2018-03-27 21:50
Why this guy don't pick an NA line up?
2018-03-27 21:49
#83
mch | 
Brazil Tkkchrist 
Still playing chess like a boss! He's a smart guy, no doubt.
2018-03-27 21:51
#84
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Brazil S3bjastjan 
My immortals is back!!! <3 maybe: -TACO -Boltz -KngV -LUCAS1 -HEN1 <3
2018-03-27 21:51
it would be amazing, but noah will never hire hen1, lucas1 and kNg again, after fire all of them xD
2018-03-27 22:14
Hahaha, very funny your dreamteam, keep dreamming man.
2018-03-27 23:22
#128
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Brazil S3bjastjan 
This is not my dream team, I only submitted a band that could be created.
2018-03-27 23:41
#184
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Sweden Bangs 
>Noah "5D chess player" Winston hiring kng and the twins again yea seems likely
2018-03-28 08:37
ez for zqks
2018-03-27 21:52
Noah Whinston damn toffee knicker guy. Thomas is acceptable however. -AEM
2018-03-27 21:53
#100
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Brazil tacold 
EZ for imt, future number 1 team in the world
2018-03-27 22:18
#101
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Denmark ddkk 
Brazilian esports coldzera FalleN fer boltz Brazilian Player
2018-03-27 22:20
DUH!? why would u sign an NA team
2018-03-27 22:27
sk :/
2018-03-27 22:31
#108
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Brazil BuddyINSANE 
it means that he sees investment/money here.... We smart, we loyal, we friendly, we are from BRAZIL! Kreygasm
2018-03-27 22:33
FENIX coming
2018-03-27 22:36
Globo is fake news boys.
2018-03-27 22:40
IMT KNG
2018-03-27 22:52
#117
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Brazil Charizaldo 
hype train
2018-03-27 23:01
#118
Brazil MFB 
Taco pls
2018-03-27 23:09
Immortals is already dead man.
2018-03-27 23:22
IMT.Elige IMT.Stewie2K IMT.FalleN IMT.cold IMT.fer Make it happen papa Noah
2018-03-27 23:29
Oh boy, I just read the interview and this Noah guy just got my respect. He talked about the fan community and stuff just like in a lecture I've watched from mr. Bruce Dickinson (also done in Brazil, lol, during a Campus Party) where he talked why Apple and Iron Maiden where so successful and it's almost the same. It's about being a fan lifestyle. Smart guy. +666
2018-03-27 23:47
Inb4 Noah pick virtue roster
2018-03-28 00:07
People think :MIBR (SK) I think :TempoStorm or Luminosity
2018-03-28 01:07
#159
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Brazil _mith 
yes, after destroying the most promising team of the last time (hen1, lucas1 ', kngv, steel, boltz) he wants to' invest 'in Brazilian esport ....
2018-03-28 01:43
#185
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Sweden Bangs 
>still believing noah destroyed the lineup nt kNg
2018-03-28 08:40
#163
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Brazil lambara7 
the truth is 1- fer, cold, fallen, boltz going to IMT/mibr 2 - the 5th player will be Stewie or trk 3- Sk wanna get s1mple and flamie to build a global superteam like faze 4- Twins brothers back to brazil 5- TACO will join bit, fnx, felps and a fifht player. yes, i have a good information.
2018-03-28 02:03
#194
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Brazil those 
not bad. +1
2018-03-28 14:22
#172
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Brazil PauloVisk 
MIBR Legend
2018-03-28 04:15
#173
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Brazil _mith 
BUT, GOOD LUCK MAN...
2018-03-28 05:05
N OMEGALUL AH
2018-03-28 05:20
#176
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Australia kTw0 
He never learns....
2018-03-28 06:41
Whatever happened to Tempo Storm? Is Reynoodle dead?
2018-03-28 08:21
is it coincidence that BR players will play for a guy who has the same name as the monkey from Overwatch? :thinking:
2018-03-28 09:10
Made in brazil inc.
2018-03-28 11:24
Remember when all brazil kinds sending death threats to noah and saying he is the dumbest businessman in history, and now he will be daddy of your most "legendary" lineup ever, bow to the king favelas
2018-03-28 11:44
#200
steel | 
Brazil 1930 
yeah, a nice point to strike brazil. people flaming on twitter- the only ones to do that right?-, favelas, monkeys, bla bla bla... simply stay in the netherlands and do something that doesn't hurt your racist gut.
2018-03-28 19:00
Lesson Not Learned ?
2018-03-28 17:22
immortals.mibr ! someone
2018-03-28 18:51
I'm rlly excited to see which team will play for Noah, and idk If It Will be SK brazillian squad, but still excited eitherway
2018-03-28 23:27
+1
2018-03-29 08:41
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