MIBR, Hard Legion replaced in IEM New York following RMR points reset

The two teams will not be able to compete in the next RMR tournament after their now-former coaches exploited the spectator bug.

ESL has announced that MIBR and Hard Legion are no longer eligible to compete in the upcoming IEM New York tournament in North America and in the CIS, respectively. This comes after both teams had their Regional Major Ranking (RMR) points reset due to their now-former coaches using the spectator bug for competitive advantage in Valve-sanctioned tournaments.

MIBR will be replaced by Chaos, the next team in line in the North American RMR standings, while Hard Legion will be replaced by the winner of a tiebreaker match between Invictus Int and HellRaisers, the teams that finished 5th-6th in the CIS closed qualifier.

MIBR's spot in the RMR tournament goes to Chaos

Ricardo "⁠dead⁠" Sinigaglia was caught using the spectator bug while coaching MIBR in both ESL One: Road to Rio - North America and cs_summit 6. The Brazilan coach, who was released earlier this month along with players Fernando "⁠fer⁠" Alvarenga and Epitacio "⁠TACO⁠" de Melo, is currently serving a six-month ban by the Esports Integrity Commission (ESIC) and will not be allowed to play or coach at the next two events hosted by Beyond the Summit.

Aleksandr "⁠zoneR⁠" Bogatiryev is banned from all ESIC member events until September 2022 after using the bug on six maps across three different matches in ESL One: Road to Rio - CIS, but it is alleged that he also used it on five more maps in Home Sweet Home Cups. He was released by Hard Legion the day after the scandal broke.

Meanwhile, ESL has announced that Swole Patrol, Yeah and Gen.G have all decided against participating in IEM New York due to roster issues that arose only after the roster submission deadline. RBG and Rebirth have been invited to the tournament as the next two eligible teams from the closed qualifier, with the name of the team taking the third and final spot expected to be revealed soon.

Swole Patrol and Yeah had already announced that they would not be taking part in the tournament due to being unable to field their recent additions, Maxim "⁠wippie⁠" Shepelev and Michael "⁠Swisher⁠" Schmid, respectively. This was the final blow for the North American team, whose players decided to go their separate ways last week. Gen.G are still in the market for a new fifth player after releasing Damian "⁠daps⁠" Steele, who had been the team's in-game leader since the organisation entered CS:GO, in December 2019.

IEM New York will run from October 6-18 in North America and from October 13-25 in the CIS, with $110,000 up for grabs across the two tournaments. The winner of the North American division will earn a spot at the IEM Global Challenge, the $500,000 LAN event that ESL plans to host in Cologne from December 15-20.

The team list for the two tournaments is the following:

North America:

CIS

Brazil Epitacio 'TACO' de Melo
Epitacio 'TACO' de Melo
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
1174
KPR:
0.61
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.12
Canada Damian 'daps' Steele
Damian 'daps' Steele
Age:
27
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.87
Maps played:
1023
KPR:
0.58
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
United States Michael 'Swisher' Schmid
Michael 'Swisher' Schmid
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
202
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.15
Russia Aleksandr 'zoneR' Bogatiryev
Aleksandr 'zoneR' Bogatiryev
Age:
33
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.86
Maps played:
102
KPR:
0.61
DPR:
0.73
APR:
0.16
Brazil Fernando 'fer' Alvarenga
Fernando 'fer' Alvarenga
Age:
28
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1324
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.15
Russia Maxim 'wippie' Shepelev
Maxim 'wippie' Shepelev
Age:
21
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
110
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.11
Brazil Ricardo 'dead' Sinigaglia
Ricardo 'dead' Sinigaglia
Age:
34
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.95
Maps played:
6
KPR:
0.59
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.08
-mibr +chaos amazing
2020-09-24 17:36
#22
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United States kurdt
8/8
2020-09-24 17:37
mibr too good for this tournament
2020-09-24 17:43
#33
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Canada Vcoss
b8
2020-09-24 17:45
+1
2020-09-24 18:44
!+1
2020-09-24 20:56
#100
 | 
North America Jiceg
Too good at losing
2020-09-24 21:12
#103
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Brazil finexys_
0/8
2020-09-24 21:32
says the geng fan lmao
2020-09-24 23:52
#113
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North America Jiceg
Umm well we got the most rmr points if you exclude berlin major get your facts right first ig
2020-09-25 10:28
the major isnt in brazil so it doesnt matter tbh, only onliners and nonamers will play it
2020-09-25 23:27
+1
2020-09-25 00:01
#35
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Poland Hanse
I feel milions of souls malding at once
2020-09-24 17:47
KKKKKKKKKKKJJJJJJJJ
2020-09-24 18:06
ahaha
2020-09-24 18:07
#66
Xeppaa | 
Egypt w7tv
autistic?
2020-09-24 18:16
Acoustic
2020-09-24 19:05
#55
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Germany Jermen
When the team you accuse of cheating replaces you because you were caught cheating. Ironic.
2020-09-24 18:02
#60
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India mangoes
+9999
2020-09-24 18:08
+1
2020-09-24 18:31
This some shakespeare level poetic justice :() too epic 4 me
2020-09-24 18:56
+69
2020-09-24 19:34
#87
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Russia 4NTi
Karma has no menu, you get served what you deserve. ©
2020-09-24 19:36
#92
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China HEIDASHUAi
Hahahaha deserved
2020-09-24 20:44
+1
2020-09-24 21:55
xD so true, feels good
2020-09-25 09:53
+ Dignitas red
2020-09-24 19:47
Chaos pro net, i want to see chaos on lan
2020-09-25 16:39
2020-09-25 16:51
#2
OK | 
Europe B0OMER
unlucky
2020-09-24 17:34
expected
2020-09-24 17:34
OK
2020-09-24 17:34
Renegades have been robbed.
2020-09-24 17:34
Not really, they now have atleast a one tournament advantage (if next RMR event will increase in points similarly)
2020-09-24 17:46
Their chances of international LAN play are gone for this year after a great start. So unlucky.
2020-09-24 18:00
Thats true and after Leipzig it seemed like RNG could easily be top 20 or top 15 even, but covid messed everything up for them
2020-09-24 18:42
They are very likely to secure the major spot in Oceania,but playing outside Oceania is necessary for them I think.
2020-09-24 18:14
MIBR replaced by Chaos? The irony...
2020-09-24 17:34
+1 gaules will be mad
2020-09-24 17:36
#19
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United States Festive_
i love it
2020-09-24 17:36
mibr doesn't even have players to enter in the server, they would logically lose their place.
2020-09-24 21:08
expected
2020-09-24 17:34
#8
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Sweden Lingon
How the table has turned
2020-09-24 17:34
BYE BRAZIL
2020-09-24 17:34
err, furia??
2020-09-24 21:09
not going to major either
2020-09-24 21:14
err, boom?
2020-09-26 22:14
ok you got me
2020-09-26 22:39
MIBR replaced by chaos hahahahaha, very poetic
2020-09-24 17:34
So poetic, so expected, so perfect
2020-09-24 17:35
PASANOJ Tournament MVP
2020-09-24 17:35
#12
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Syria LONE_8122
"MIBR will be replaced by Chaos" ROFL
2020-09-24 17:35
where is Renegades
2020-09-24 17:35
So many Russians pog
2020-09-24 17:35
hahahaha easy for Chaos
2020-09-24 17:35
LUL
2020-09-24 17:36
rip money ggHD
2020-09-24 17:36
#21
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Switzerland x676
hahahahaha Chaos > MIBR
2020-09-24 17:37
chaos laughing right now
2020-09-24 17:37
EZ 4 RBG
2020-09-24 17:38
Not like MIBR would've mattered anyway since they've disbanded lol.
2020-09-24 17:39
wtf geng
2020-09-24 17:40
AHAHA the irony
2020-09-24 17:42
OH NO NO NO AHAHHAHA
2020-09-24 17:42
At this point, literally everyone > MIBR
2020-09-24 17:43
#40
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Brazil Catatauu
ofc they dont have a team
2020-09-24 17:53
LOL +1, mibr 0 players, "ferrari vrum vrum do bairro" 6 players.
2020-09-24 21:12
lmaooo replaced by chaos
2020-09-24 17:44
f
2020-09-24 17:48
#38
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Sweden Lagge15
It is weird that they do this after the open qualifiers have ended. Hard Legion could have tended the open qualifier if they wanted. Same for MIBR if they had a roster
2020-09-24 17:49
#39
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Hungary szia
MiBR truly is a terrible team!
2020-09-24 17:53
"MIBR will be replaced by Chaos" nice1
2020-09-24 17:53
CIS spot NaVi JR, Sg. Pro, Cr4zy?
2020-09-24 17:53
#43
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Brazil Catatauu
Cheaters always wins :(
2020-09-24 17:53
Except MIBR cheating with the coaching bug xDDDDD
2020-09-24 18:13
#63
 | 
Brazil Catatauu
but they won.
2020-09-24 18:14
Disband + getting replaced by chaos + missing the major = win, nice b8
2020-09-24 18:16
AAHAHHAHAHAHAHA MIBR REPLACED BY CHAOS AHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAAHHA GOOD LORD PLEASE LET THEM TWEET ABOUT THIS
2020-09-24 17:54
MIBR will be replaced by Chaos MIBR will be replaced by Chaos MIBR will be replaced by Chaos LMFAO
2020-09-24 17:56
XAXAXAXAXAXAXAXA
2020-09-24 18:00
somos mibr they said
2020-09-24 18:00
>MIBR will be replaced by Chaos HAHAHAHAHAHAHHA CARMA IS A BITCH RIGHT BRAZILIANS?
2020-09-24 18:00
#50
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Brazil Kly(u)
-mibr +chaos LMAO Malding tweets inc
2020-09-24 18:01
#71
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Serbia LtN))
+1
2020-09-24 18:19
#51
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Romania own420
anyway this teams didnt have 5 people
2020-09-24 18:01
Karma at its finest!!👏👏👏
2020-09-24 18:01
Brazilians being Brazilians
2020-09-24 18:01
spanish being spanish (loser)
2020-09-24 21:31
Wtf
2020-09-24 18:02
Ez for Spirit
2020-09-24 18:06
Gen.G should have been able to play with a standin
2020-09-24 18:06
#61
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United States B0b3rT
Jesus Christ change the roster lock if 3 different teams are going to drop out because of it, this just seems sloppy let swisher play at least so yeah can be there, and I think whalers play with bew and not bwills, just disappointing
2020-09-24 18:11
gg mibr
2020-09-24 18:18
I fucking love this poetic justice that MiBR is getting. Karma is delivering us some sweet sweet irony and it's beautiful to see.
2020-09-24 18:18
#70
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Serbia LtN))
What will be excuse now ?
2020-09-24 18:19
Bye Bye Mibr.
2020-09-24 18:19
#73
HS | 
Estonia qoznyyy
mibr replaced by chaos oh no brazilians malding even more than before
2020-09-24 18:20
#77
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Germany I_car
Nice mdl tournament for NA
2020-09-24 18:43
RBG and Rebirth Esl is a joke
2020-09-24 18:54
#80
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Finland Emvi
MIBR replaced by Chaos.. Beautiful karma.
2020-09-24 18:55
Was obvious. They deserved that.
2020-09-24 18:56
press F
2020-09-24 19:00
LOOOOOOOSERS LULZ
2020-09-24 19:08
#89
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Indonesia DioBrando
Karma is real mens)) LOL
2020-09-24 20:03
GOES TO CHAOS KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK mibr is a joke
2020-09-24 20:15
kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk
2020-09-24 20:57
F
2020-09-24 21:03
Mibr replaced by chaos, so poetic
2020-09-24 21:09
poetic
2020-09-24 21:51
#106
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Poland Kobel_
MIBR will be replaced by Chaos ROFL THIS IS ALL TOO SATISFYING
2020-09-24 23:00
#107
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Croatia Netkov
:D
2020-09-24 23:11
#108
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Brazil llskll
MIBR CEO is pathetic
2020-09-24 23:24
#109
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Serbia DjapeZ
MIBR will be replaced by Chaos lul
2020-09-24 23:35
mibr wasn't even a good team for any point of timeline who care
2020-09-25 11:28
nice one
2020-09-25 12:31
oh, the irony lol
2020-09-25 17:51
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