paiN complete North America move

The Brazilian team have arrived in the United States after undergoing a two-week quarantine period in Mexico.

paiN have arrived in Las Vegas, Nevada, joining MIBR — who are currently bootcamping in Serbia —, FURIA, TeamOne and Yeah on the list of Brazilian teams who have made the move to North America in hopes of playing against higher level competition,

The team were originally slated to move to Canada at the start of the year, but their plans were disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic, leaving them to ponder their options in Brazil. Additionally, paiN suffered a second setback when Paulo "⁠land1n⁠" Felipe was unable to secure a visa to enter the United States, with the player being moved to a backup role as the team enlisted the services of 25-year-old Rafael "⁠saffee⁠" Costa, who had previously competed in North America as a part of New England Whalers.

NEKIZ and company will compete in North America

In a tweet, Vinicios "⁠PKL⁠" Coelho revealed that alongside the two-week quarantine period in Mexico, the team had issues solving transportation and housing problems.

In 2019, paiN won six domestic titles and had a Big Event appearance at StarSeries i-League Season 7, and more recently had a runner-up finish to BOOM in Gamers Club Masters V. Having finally completed their move up north, the team will now look to emulate their domestic results from last year against North American competiton.

paiN's roster consists of:

Brazil Vinicios "⁠PKL⁠" Coelho
Brazil Wesley "⁠hardzao⁠" Lopes
Brazil Rodrigo "⁠biguzera⁠" Bittencourt
Brazil Gabriel "⁠NEKIZ⁠" Schenato
Brazil Rafael "⁠saffee⁠" Costa

Brazil Bruno "⁠ellllll⁠" Ono (coach)

Brazil Paulo "⁠land1n⁠" Felipe (backup)

Brazil Vinicios 'PKL' Coelho
Vinicios 'PKL' Coelho
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
776
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
Brazil Bruno 'ellllll' Ono
Bruno 'ellllll' Ono
Age:
33
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.67
Maps played:
32
KPR:
0.50
DPR:
0.80
APR:
0.12
Brazil Gabriel 'NEKIZ' Schenato
Gabriel 'NEKIZ' Schenato
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
605
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.13
Brazil Wesley 'hardzao' Lopes
Wesley 'hardzao' Lopes
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
314
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.13
Brazil Rafael 'saffee' Costa
Rafael 'saffee' Costa
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.20
Maps played:
48
KPR:
0.81
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.12
Brazil Rodrigo 'biguzera' Bittencourt
Rodrigo 'biguzera' Bittencourt
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
234
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.16
Brazil Paulo 'land1n' Felipe
Paulo 'land1n' Felipe
Age:
26
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
618
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.11
bruh
2020-09-04 00:47
pain > ENCE
2020-09-04 00:51
#101
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Ukraine wegg
nah
2020-09-04 08:25
#108
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Sweden txshirx
+1
2020-09-04 10:42
#110
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Slovakia EvErisT
+1
2020-09-04 10:50
we want BOOM in NA !!
2020-09-04 00:52
+1
2020-09-04 00:54
boombl4 would fit right in america
2020-09-04 05:57
+1 true but in like 3 years after Winning back to back Major wit NaVi
2020-09-04 08:04
#107
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Canada @elgrucho
xD
2020-09-04 10:19
Boom and not Boombl4 Boom = Indonesian organization with brazilian players Boombl4 = Best player of Na Vi <3
2020-09-04 14:55
#35
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Brazil Largato
+1
2020-09-04 01:22
+111
2020-09-04 01:35
#52
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Belgium HelloX__
They need to stay in Brazil because of the RMR
2020-09-04 02:01
#118
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Brazil finexys_
What does RMR mean?
2020-09-04 13:29
Road to Major Rio
2020-09-04 16:54
#151
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Brazil finexys_
Thanks irmão 👍
2020-09-05 19:50
#137
fnx | 
Brazil NextL
Boom win this, dont have chance to anyone
2020-09-04 20:42
+999
2020-09-04 02:11
#64
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Brazil wesmonster
+1
2020-09-04 02:42
#67
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Brazil tdsgg
+1
2020-09-04 02:54
#68
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Indonesia draizze
If only they didn't get tied by RMR points they'd already in NA. They definitely better than TeamOne or Yeah. They could definitely compete with top NA teams.
2020-09-04 02:55
Are u sure, they didnt even dominate in SA xd
2020-09-04 06:26
They won their last 5 events
2020-09-04 07:13
According to hltv they didnt
2020-09-04 09:30
Oops thought it was about pain
2020-09-04 13:08
-1 Boom in EU! NA is home of hacks and bad players.
2020-09-04 03:41
FACTS
2020-09-04 04:27
+1
2020-09-04 04:59
#83
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Brazil Skrol
+1
2020-09-04 05:28
+1
2020-09-04 06:44
#98
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Brazil zinum
+1 i think they are going to NA/EU after the RMR event (tribo to major)
2020-09-04 07:47
#117
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Europe thr110
probably boom will go after the last rmr because they are the first at the ranking in LATAM/BR
2020-09-04 13:14
who cars
2020-09-04 00:48
Me.
2020-09-04 05:11
#120
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Brazil finexys_
Most brazilians that actually know more than 5 brazilian CS:GO teams
2020-09-04 13:31
I know MIBR, TeamOne, Yeah, FURIA, DETONA, Sharks already 6
2020-09-04 13:32
#122
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Brazil finexys_
bruh where's BOOM or Vivo Keyd and Sharks is an Argentinian team
2020-09-04 13:34
hltv.org/team/8113/sharks - 4 Brazilians + Luken I forget BOOM ok Who is Vivo Keyd? Also I know Imperial, paiN, RED Canids, Keyd, Santos, FURIA Ingame and W7M
2020-09-04 13:37
#124
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Brazil finexys_
oh sorry i confused sharks with isurus
2020-09-04 13:38
No problemos m8
2020-09-04 13:39
#126
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Brazil finexys_
oh and Vivo Keyd is basically Keyd Stars but a brazilian company called Vivo bought it so it's now just Keyd in hltv and everybody calls it Vivo keyd
2020-09-04 13:42
okey bros
2020-09-04 13:42
#4
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Argentina lucas_7_94
GL in this journey !!
2020-09-04 00:48
GL Bois
2020-09-04 00:49
the more tier 2/3/4 competition there is in NA the stronger the scene will become
2020-09-04 00:49
#32
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Brazil ZerongBr
or the more we will take your spot since 2k15 with Keyd, a lot of brazilian teams have gone to america and won spots that were going to an na team now we have pain, t1, yeah, mibr (though they arent impressive), furia and soon to be boom watch out!
2020-09-04 01:05
#34
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Canada Tuxmux
That'll force the NA teams to be better, which is always a good thing.
2020-09-04 01:08
only furia can take NA spots at this point. t2 na teams are WAY stronger than t2 br teams
2020-09-04 01:24
#41
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Brazil ZerongBr
do you recall furia was a t3 na team? well, 2 years later, even a year later when they defeated astralis' nuke winning streak so, they are a t2 or t3 rn, but have the potential to be a t1 in na
2020-09-04 01:36
ENCE defeated Astralis's Nuke streak in Blast Madrid.
2020-09-04 01:45
but my friend, that is an outlier. luminosity failed, team one is not doing very well, Yeah has been a no show in NA, boom has massive potential to rise but they need to come to NA. There could be another BR team that rises up and I think it will be boom since felps, blotz, chelo and the other guy i can't remember are on that team
2020-09-04 01:52
#50
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Brazil ZerongBr
those who arent working will be doing roster changes after a while i mean, look at Keyd, who stayed in the roster from 2k15 were fallen and fer. 2k16 they did +fnx, +taco and +coldzera to win the major furia made roster changes as well, -spacca, +able -able +hen1 so, these teams, if they dont work, brazil has players with potential, then a roster change wouldnt be a problem
2020-09-04 02:00
delusional. ENCE ended the nuke streak, not furia, and the only teams that have proven anything in the slightest that u mentioned are furia and maybe team oNe
2020-09-04 04:17
lol all of those teams are garbage
2020-09-04 01:35
#42
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Brazil ZerongBr
2020-09-04 01:36
There’s very few competitive NA teams to begin with, especially post valorant. Those “spots” you’re talking about would of never even existed if it wasn’t for the Brazilian teams.
2020-09-04 01:55
#51
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Brazil ZerongBr
yeah i mean, valorant is garbage and will die at the same pace overwatch did
2020-09-04 02:01
dey tuk our spawts!
2020-09-04 07:13
put some fire under these lazy matchfixing players
2020-09-04 00:51
#20
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Brazil chico12
Wtf?
2020-09-04 00:52
brazilian ppl are passionate which means motivation for these players, its a new opportunity, pain looks like an mdl team and they can beat many mdl teams
2020-09-04 01:42
Sorry, but i didn't see Steel in the picture
2020-09-04 00:54
sorry four my bed engrish
2020-09-04 01:43
#87
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Brazil _Awper
i don't think he's talking about Pain, but about mdl teams...
2020-09-04 06:20
How much?
2020-09-04 03:42
#10
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Finland Autisthicc
currently, that is as of typing this comment i am in pain
2020-09-04 00:49
good luck
2020-09-04 00:49
#13
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South America dumbkkk
nice
2020-09-04 00:50
#14
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United States notawaffle
welcome! have fun getting raped!
2020-09-04 00:50
> rugratz
2020-09-04 01:58
#80
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Brazil fiatz2
rugratz fan OMEGALUL
2020-09-04 04:53
Eles sao bons!
2020-09-04 00:51
Congrats paiN
2020-09-04 00:51
Why you guys hate them so mutch? They did anything wrong? Or is just xenophobia
2020-09-04 00:52
Americans mad cuz BR teams dominate their scene kkkkkkkkkkkkkk
2020-09-04 02:10
Pain fan since sTaXx
2020-09-04 00:54
#23
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Brazil setsz
good luck, nice players
2020-09-04 00:54
POG
2020-09-04 00:55
PAIN >>> MIBR
2020-09-04 00:57
#28
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Brazil hugoooo
Now bring TeamOne back and send BOOM
2020-09-04 00:59
+1
2020-09-04 06:51
HARDZAO XITER
2020-09-04 00:59
so you saying there is a chance/?
2020-09-04 02:03
There is a little chance they win a mejor.
2020-09-04 02:04
i mean a chance to compete against leaf and co.
2020-09-04 02:05
pain :/
2020-09-04 01:00
PAIN WITHOUT LOVE
2020-09-04 01:03
#33
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Brazil YUB8
Pain 😢
2020-09-04 01:06
freelance referee hahahaha this guy is a shit joke the most he will get is to ruin his life, instead of hunting down hackers he looks for shitty bugs, normal people look for his head.
2020-09-04 01:26
and you guy wonder why you get so much hate lmao
2020-09-04 09:54
#38
vberg | 
North America Mang0
Thanks America for keeping the trash beforre it reaches Canada
2020-09-04 01:31
lmao
2020-09-04 23:32
#43
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Australia popoto
OMEGALUL BOOM>pain
2020-09-04 01:41
#56
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Brazil parrud0www
in a few time, paiN will fight against tier 2 NA
2020-09-04 02:10
This is actually quite interesting. So why brazilians and 100thieves are allowed to play on NA qualifiers and etc, and other teams dont? I asked Esl, dreamhack and other TOs if there any chance to make for example full CIS roster play in China if they got a bootcamp there - guess what? The answer was no. Double standarts?
2020-09-04 02:14
'Cause SA doesnt have spots to most of international competition.
2020-09-04 02:33
Lmao dude wtf u even talking about? SA usually gets no qualification tournaments and no good events whatsoever so people are left with nothing to do but play other SA teams or against NA with 150ping. And u compare this to CIS? They can play eu servers with good ping and no problems
2020-09-04 02:38
eh, depends. if you are in ukraine -- yes, in russia ping can be a problem
2020-09-04 05:33
Russians can play on asian servers if they have trouble on eu servers
2020-09-04 13:00
Yeah, what i meant was exactly playing, right??? I mean f-ing competing, go and try to explain it to far eastern russian with 30 ping on tokyo that they have to play CIS or even EU qualifiers with 120-180 pings or they eventually end up disqualified on asian servers with 30-90 pings. What are they supposed to do? If you say moving to the western part to play with 50 against 5 ping germans is something funny as well, yet its still much better than 150. Moving to western part is also much more expensive than you could imagine, ticket is about 200-700usd while average salary there is about 300 USD. However I was studying in China with some russian fellows, we made a team to play on asian qualifiers, but every time we got into closed qualifiers or equal stage we ended up disqualified, because we are 5 russian citizens and it doesnt matter that we are living in China atm, so what are we supposed to do? Getting back to the point, I meant a team bootcamping in asian region while being in Asia not politic-wise, but geographically
2020-09-05 09:08
Wtf you even talking about? I’ve seen plenty of instances when russian citizens living on the far east played asian qualifiers and even tournaments. Take koshak as an instance. Even europeans played them, fejtz is proof of that. If some tier 100 asian tournament didn't let you do that doesn't mean that every tournament forbids it
2020-09-05 12:45
You have no idea what youre talking about, first of all, sure literally anyone can compete in China, but with at least 3 chinese citizens in a fucking team and my point was about this. 'plenty of instances' show at least one single case where they did and were not disqualified. You are literally baiting or stupid enough to start a dispute without even reading fucking rules we are talking about at this exact moment - this is beyond ridiculous how im done with people like you who come out of nowhere without any clue trying to prove others that they are wrong
2020-09-05 13:27
Lmaoooo you are so dumb, mate. Why the fuck would 3 ruskis be allowed to play in a chinese qualifier when they ALWAYS have their own CIS qualifier? If this was allowed navi could just go play rtr asia and get free #1 spot. On the other hand, SA almost never has it’s own qualifier and when it does, it’s with the worst teams of all, so moving to NA to play qualifiers is increasing the challenge, not making it easy. Use your fucking brain
2020-09-05 15:21
Lmaooo what about 100thieves then?? What about old optic with 5 europeans, hello?
2020-09-05 15:45
100thieves are from the aussie region, which is the exact same as SA???? Optic with 5 euros never played in NA quals for the major. Any more dumb arguments?
2020-09-05 16:11
Surely koshak and vadim were glad to play with 3 chinese guys all the time and never ever considered about getting their more experienced russian friends into teams when they're kicking players, right?
2020-09-05 13:30
Why would SA get quali tournaments? Bunch of tier 5 teams who would bomb out of the main event 15-16th. Just direct invite furia and let mibr get destroyed in na quals, ez as that
2020-09-04 07:46
They dont get quali tournaments, so they have to go to NA to develop and try to play those tournaments. I dont understand what the fuck you are talking about
2020-09-04 13:01
I'm talking about the fact that most SA teams are garbage, hence almost nobody does SA qualifiers so SA teams have to go north to steal spots in NA qualis which shouldn't be allowed as the qualifier should be for actual NA teams
2020-09-04 19:46
They are garbage because everyone in their region is garbage. There is no room for development in SA, which is the main reason for them moving in the first place. Luminosity moved to NA and later won 2 majors. Immortals moved to NA and later got to a major grand final. Tempo storm moved to NA and was a decent top 30 team. Furia moved to NA and are now a top 5-10 team. They were all initially garbage on a global scale, but some of the best in SA. Pain moved to NA and might meet the same fate as those teams in the future
2020-09-04 20:20
To be fair those Brazilians teams live in US so that’s the reason they’re playing NA qualifiers. MIBR playing EU is an outlier since there’s a pandemic going on. But on their case it’s also possible they’re getting favored because of their huge fanbase, the biggest on the scene. This brings lots os viewers and money to ESL
2020-09-04 02:38
+1
2020-09-04 06:57
Well, I have nothing against brazilians on NA scene, but let others try to play in other regions as well?
2020-09-05 13:29
#153
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Brazil drydden
Not double standards, the team moved they're not bootcamping, and Furia, MIBR and Yeah are NA organizations, despite the players being BR, i'm pretty sure 100 thieves is also an NA org
2020-09-08 02:21
well I know that and that is what I'm talking about - I asked admins they said that we have to play qualifiers of our region no matter what. I even asked what if we find chinese org to play for we still would have to move to the CIS.
2020-09-08 04:35
#63
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Chile esanchez47
gL guys!
2020-09-04 02:41
#65
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Russia Jet1k
saffee is pavel's brother?
2020-09-04 02:52
man who tf cares about this tier 99 guys moving to somewhere
2020-09-04 02:53
Solid tier 2 team
2020-09-04 02:56
#70
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Hungary subzera
good for them
2020-09-04 03:22
#72
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United Kingdom 230IQUSER
GL in NA!
2020-09-04 03:41
#74
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Faroe Islands pmX_
gl guys
2020-09-04 03:48
PAIN>MIBR
2020-09-04 03:51
#86
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Indonesia Maspiyuuu
+1
2020-09-04 06:01
#78
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Chile cristiaan
trash>mibr
2020-09-04 04:22
expected
2020-09-04 06:35
GL HF
2020-09-04 07:14
nice
2020-09-04 07:22
well stat wise they kinda look promising. excited what they can do in washed up NA scene
2020-09-04 08:19
Grande time no cenário nacional, torço para que tenham sucesso na gringa
2020-09-04 09:00
Who?
2020-09-04 09:11
Next Luminosity
2020-09-04 09:50
Poor,they don't even have servers in latin continent 😂they playing on north America ahahha, pathetic
2020-09-04 10:45
nt ethiopia
2020-09-04 14:01
Ok
2020-09-04 11:00
#113
shAy | 
Denmark pdxm
Gl
2020-09-04 11:10
go
2020-09-04 13:31
#129
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Brazil DeROZAN
Biguzera = Coldzera Brazilian
2020-09-04 14:47
They have shown small potential, with small changes and practice in NA they could become really good.
2020-09-04 16:34
s
2020-09-04 18:19
Lets go Pain !! They will certainly represent Brazil very well, GL guys. We're rooting S2 #GoPain
2020-09-04 21:52
Pain is the new MIBR Probably the second best brazilian team in NA
2020-09-05 00:01
ez
2020-09-05 00:05
so many new Brazilian teams in the INT scenario..this is gonna be interesting a few years from now
2020-09-05 02:11
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