MIBR take OpTic's ESL Pro League license

MIRAA
September 13th, 2018 18:23

MIBR will fill the vacant slot in the North American division of the ESL Pro League, the tournament's organisers have revealed.

The announcement comes after OpTic relinquished their spot in the North American league to compete in ESEA MDL Europe in an attempt to qualify for the region's Pro League division in Season 9.

In a statement, ESL explains that the decision to award MIBR the slot is "based on the fact that their roster consists of former Pro League players and is one of the best teams in the world."

MIBR secure Pro League spot

The Brazilian side had lost their spot in the league after leaving SK Gaming, who decided to retain their license, though they have yet to announce their future plans for the game.

The Cologne-based organisation was at one point heavily linked with a move for Não Tem Como, currently competing as NoTag, but there has been no news on that front.

The eighth season of the ESL Pro League will kick off on October 2, with 12 North American teams set to duke it out over a seven-week period for six spots at the offline finals, which will be held in Odense, Denmark, from December 4-9.

The following teams will take part in EPL Season 8's North American division:

Good for them, there is no way they would have qualified cuz MDL teams > mibr
2018-09-13 18:24
#3
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United Kingdom iMarbot 
lol SK Gaming gonna bring in 100% shit team
2018-09-13 18:24
#8
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Spain JustNo 
wtf
2018-09-13 18:24
#26
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Belgium KevinGatesYo 
SK 1000% bring trash team
2018-09-13 18:25
#61
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Brazil leo1mibr 
yeah.. SK is trash I agree!
2018-09-13 18:54
#73
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Austria shaakeh 
wow snagged
2018-09-13 19:22
#68
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World lalt 
When it's full lineup change, ESL has to accept the lineup. So they can't sign 5 randoms from match making or anything like that.
2018-09-13 19:02
#84
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Belgium KevinGatesYo 
It's not like they're gonna sign a team that can be top 10 either, so yeah it's gonna be some trash team if they ever get to sign anyone
2018-09-13 20:34
if they bring in one
2018-09-13 18:26
#39
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Peru vaniIIa 
sk sign swole patrol
2018-09-13 18:28
#69
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United States dougtheduck 
I wanna see that
2018-09-13 19:04
#76
FalleN | 
Brazil bcorte 
+1
2018-09-13 19:49
#88
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Czech Republic Bobisaki 
+1000
2018-09-13 21:11
+1
2018-09-13 22:35
#107
yeL | 
Brazil Kolt116 
Rip sk
2018-09-14 19:50
#11
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Finland finalfan 
Good name!
2018-09-13 18:24
ty
2018-09-13 18:25
2002.
2018-09-13 20:42
7-1 xD
2018-09-14 15:35
#108
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Brazil denishideo 
Germany_4_Brazil_5
2018-10-02 16:39
Nice edit pussy
2018-09-13 18:25
mibr ll win after win major
2018-09-13 18:26
cry is free
2018-09-13 18:28
#72
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Portugal Atruemaster 
Easiest way to spot BR fake flaggers is the ones who still support this "mibr" lineup
2018-09-13 19:20
your comment makes no sense, MiBR is 60% BR and we have the best core of the CSGO history 0/8
2018-09-13 22:44
#96
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Portugal Atruemaster 
You have flusha jw and pronax?
2018-09-13 22:45
I'm not a fakeflagger if that's what you mean by "you"
2018-09-13 22:48
#98
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Portugal Atruemaster 
talk some portuguese then
2018-09-13 22:49
se vc for meu escravo escreve "CALA A BOCA FDP"
2018-09-13 22:56
#100
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Portugal Atruemaster 
CALA A BOCA FDP
2018-09-13 22:51
kkkkkkkkkkkk
2018-09-13 22:56
kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk
2018-09-14 15:35
Nice trick
2018-09-14 19:43
#70
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Portugal Atruemaster 
+1
2018-09-13 19:19
#81
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Portugal Flame20 
+1
2018-09-13 20:20
Expected
2018-09-13 18:23
#12
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United Kingdom iMarbot 
yikes
2018-09-13 18:24
Sup
2018-09-13 18:26
#4
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CIS l1nkax 
Did not expect that
2018-09-13 18:23
yes
2018-09-13 18:23
#6
HS | 
Estonia qoznyyy 
omegalul
2018-09-13 18:24
#7
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Finland finalfan 
Puke
2018-09-13 18:24
ENCE
2018-09-13 18:28
No logic
2018-09-13 18:24
Ez
2018-09-13 18:24
What a joke.
2018-09-13 18:24
That was what I commented in the last news about it and everyone said that I was wrong. Nice try HLTV kids
2018-09-13 18:24
You're wrong Nice try HLTV kide
2018-09-13 18:50
ok
2018-09-13 18:24
#16
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Poland b7ack0ut 
Ok
2018-09-13 18:25
k
2018-09-13 18:25
k lol
2018-09-13 18:25
Scammers
2018-09-13 18:25
#22
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Lithuania SH4NKER 
ok lads
2018-09-13 18:25
ez sk cry is free
2018-09-13 18:25
#24
cyx | 
Belarus bys3l2k 
w0w
2018-09-13 18:25
YOINKED TriHard 7
2018-09-13 18:25
#29
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Brazil vinnyzeraNTC 
WOW NEW SK CONFIRMED
2018-09-13 18:26
OKAY! THEN?
2018-09-13 18:26
This is complete bs. They should be made to qualify like everybody else. ESL logic is that the org owns the spot. What does it matter then who plays in the team? Mibr has no history in Pro League, they should be made to start from the bottom.
2018-09-13 18:28
Remember that Immortals had a spot in EPL
2018-09-13 18:30
#49
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Brazil Lupa 
If they dont deserve the spot, who does? and why wouldnt these guys "have to qualify like everybody else"? the spot needed to be filled, MiBr was choosen cuz they're the best option, accept it, loser
2018-09-13 18:35
#33
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United States munkE_pOo 
SK won't have a team. We are looking at 11 teams on the NA side this season.
2018-09-13 18:27
#58
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Sweden ConaN007 
How do you know?
2018-09-13 18:49
#62
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United States munkE_pOo 
We shall see.. :D
2018-09-13 18:55
#34
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Germany volt =D 
Wasted spot.
2018-09-13 18:27
#35
s1mple | 
Netherlands just3n 
ez for boxr
2018-09-13 18:28
#36
Sunde | 
Australia Rick2222 
Wow that’s a free ticket
2018-09-13 18:28
This is complete bs. They should be made to qualify like everybody else.
2018-09-13 18:28
Immortals spot?
2018-09-13 18:47
#41
tabseN | 
Germany Ratwar 
why they give a tier3 team a spot in a PRO league?
2018-09-13 18:29
expected tbh
2018-09-13 18:29
#43
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Bolivia Madoglio 
Wait, slots are reserved for the teams, not for the players???
2018-09-13 18:29
yes
2018-09-13 18:30
#102
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Brazil davidzor 
Yes, it is on both leagues, ECS and ESL. MIBR will have to get another spot on CS again. They had to get it when they were Luminosity, with SK and now with MIBR.
2018-09-14 00:48
ez for the best team in the world
2018-09-13 18:29
YOINK
2018-09-13 18:30
Reported
2018-09-13 18:31
#50
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United Kingdom Theodoooore 
SK kept the spot with no roster wtf
2018-09-13 18:36
One of the best teams in the world? What world is esl living in?
2018-09-13 18:38
2016 but they werent even good back then either, just superior cheats
2018-09-13 18:43
#79
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Other crulix 
Lot of mouth coming from u. A year from now your team will be Garbo calling it.
2018-09-13 20:13
>fan of c9 you sure know about that xDDDDD
2018-09-13 20:30
#103
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Other crulix 
Fan of Astralis. Spoiled BIAAATCH
2018-09-14 02:59
SK ceo just being an ass like usual. they will hire a shit team, get dmoted and lose money, all because he so salty about his former roster getting better offer
2018-09-13 18:38
#54
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United States Skasch 
"based on the fact that their roster consists of former Pro League players and is one of the best teams in the world." Ok, make THEM prove it and go thru a qualification process.
2018-09-13 18:44
#55
woxic | 
Slovakia HRTomi 
at the end just say they sold proleague spot for good money.
2018-09-13 18:44
haha
2018-09-13 18:48
>SK ????????
2018-09-13 18:53
#63
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Malaysia byaIi 
rip mibr
2018-09-13 18:57
#64
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Turkey cracklords 
Wasted spot as always
2018-09-13 18:57
wasted
2018-09-13 19:00
hey SK-gaming i want to see SK|apEX SK|kioShima SK|NBK SK|ScreaM SK|Happy if its possible thank you!
2018-09-13 19:02
#71
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Sweden KarlXII 
NBK and Happy in the same team? :DDD GL with that one.
2018-09-13 19:19
#90
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Sweden KarlXII 
OK, nice. But idk, maybe Happy & NBK "dropped the war axe"? lol.
2018-09-13 21:19
#91
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United States Jammin800k 
NBK said on Twitter something like "I'll play with anyone someone save me" on twitter a while ago. And then went on to say that he'd even play on an NA roster because they're "hard-working and dedicated" in NA which we all know couldn't be farther from the truth. He just wants to play professionally I dont think he cares about beefs
2018-09-13 21:21
SK going to sign the ZyWoo line-up
2018-09-13 19:02
Huh didn't even know they lacked a license
2018-09-13 19:26
#87
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Poland Kobel_ 
Same, forgot ESL PL licenses belong to orgs
2018-09-13 20:51
#75
oskar | 
Czech Republic ufonk 
SK win that shit.
2018-09-13 19:35
What about sk
2018-09-13 20:02
#78
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Europe ItsAvenn 
SK???
2018-09-13 20:11
#80
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Other crulix 
What the fuck? MiBR is SK?? SK is MiBR??
2018-09-13 20:14
Ez mibr
2018-09-13 20:36
#92
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Denmark Zorrondo 
wasted spot well... not at all, NA league is shit like BR CS.
2018-09-13 21:27
#93
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United States Rambeard 
I'm looking forward to this season.
2018-09-13 22:15
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