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.
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:
Bruno "ellllll" Ono (coach)
Paulo "land1n" Felipe (backup)