MIBR to trade Stewie2K for TACO and zews with Liquid - Report
The report states that MIBR are looking to return to a fully Brazilian roster, which puts Tarik "tarik" Celik on the chopping block, as well, with the organization searching for a new home for the American player.
If the move comes to fruition, TACO will reunite with three of his former Luminosity and SK teammates, Gabriel "FalleN" Toledo, Fernando "fer" Alvarenga, and Marcelo "coldzera" David, after a seven-month spell with Liquid, as will zews, who left the core in July 2016 to join up with Immortals as a player before transitioning back into a coaching role in Liquid by the end of the year.
After zews left SK, FalleN's squad did not field a coach for the next two years until they joined forces with renowned analyst Janko "YNk" Paunović in August. What will happen to the Serbian following the move is uncertain, but he is expected to be on his way out of the organization.
The report comes days after MIBR's stunning loss to Liquid in the semi-finals of ESL Pro League Season 8 Finals, as the team continued to struggle competing for titles after a series of mixed results with Stewie2K and tarik.
Liquid, on the other hand, have arguably had their best year in 2018, as they reached six big-event finals and won two smaller titles at cs_summit 2 and SuperNova CS:GO Malta, alongside deep runs at several more events.
The changes will not affect MIBR's lineup for BLAST Pro Series Lisbon, where Braxton "swag" Pierce is set to stand-in for fer. The Portuguese tournament could turn out to be Stewie2K's and tarik's last appearance under the MIBR banner.
MIBR's incomplete roster upon the change would look as follows:
Wilton "zews" Prado (coach)
Tarik "tarik" Celik (transfer listed)
Liquid's new team for the next year would be: