cogu joins MIBR as manager and coach

The Brazilian legend will be hoping to restore some order to the team during these tough times.

MIBR have announced that they have secured the services of veteran Raphael "⁠cogu⁠" Camargo, who becomes the manager and coach of their team. The announcement comes at a delicate moment for the Brazilian squad, who are racing against the clock to find three players before the BLAST Premier Fall Series and Flashpoint 2.

cogu competed in three different iterations of Counter-Strike (1.6, CS:Source and CS:GO), donning MIBR's colors between 2004 and 2008. He is widely regarded as one of the finest AWPers in the history of the franchise and played a key role in Brazil's ascension to relevance as he helped MIBR to win the ESWC title in 2006.

cogu will once again wear MIBR's jersey

cogu, who has signed a contract until the end of the year, joins MIBR just days after leaving Falkol's VALORANT squad. In a Youtube video, the 35-year-old admitted to being thrilled to return to the team that he took to the top during his playing days.

"I'm very happy to be back and very hyped up," he said. "I could barely sleep until everything was settled. I'm giving up on a lot of things to pursue the dream of mine, which is to be champion. I'll be there to help MIBR, that is what you can expect from me."

cogu is the first addition to MIBR since the organisation decided to dispense with the services of Fernando "⁠fer⁠" Alvarenga, Epitacio "⁠TACO⁠" de Melo, and coach Ricardo "⁠dead⁠" Sinigaglia. Unhappy with the decision, team captain Gabriel "⁠FalleN⁠" Toledo opted to step down from the lineup, which is depleted to just two players, Vito "⁠kNgV-⁠" Giuseppe and Alencar "⁠trk⁠" Rossato.

According to a recent report from Globo Esporte, MIBR are lining up temporary moves for Lucas "⁠LUCAS1⁠" Teles, Vinicius "⁠vsm⁠" Moreira and Leonardo "⁠leo_drk⁠" Oliveira as they look to put together a team for BLAST Premier Fall Series and Flashpoint 2. In cogu's unveiling video, kNgV- said that the final three players "have already reached agreements with MIBR" and should be unveiled soon.

MIBR, who will be staying in Serbia to compete in these tournaments, have been placed in Group C of BLAST Premier alongside Astralis, FURIA and G2. They will take on the Danish side in their first match of the $150,000 tournament, scheduled for November 2.

The Brazilian team currently have:

Brazil Vito "⁠kNgV-⁠" Giuseppe
Brazil Alencar "⁠trk⁠" Rossato

Brazil Raphael "⁠cogu⁠" Camargo (coach/manager)

Brazil Leonardo 'leo_drk' Oliveira
Leonardo 'leo_drk' Oliveira
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
457
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.14
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
Brazil Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1342
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.60
APR:
0.11
Brazil Vito 'kNgV-' Giuseppe
Vito 'kNgV-' Giuseppe
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
738
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.10
Brazil Raphael 'cogu' Camargo
Raphael 'cogu' Camargo
Age:
35
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.95
Maps played:
89
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.11
Brazil Vinicius 'vsm' Moreira
Vinicius 'vsm' Moreira
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.16
Maps played:
392
KPR:
0.80
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
Brazil Fernando 'fer' Alvarenga
Fernando 'fer' Alvarenga
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1324
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.15
Brazil Lucas 'LUCAS1' Teles
Lucas 'LUCAS1' Teles
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
873
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.16
Brazil Alencar 'trk' Rossato
Alencar 'trk' Rossato
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
672
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
Brazil Ricardo 'dead' Sinigaglia
Ricardo 'dead' Sinigaglia
Age:
35
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.95
Maps played:
6
KPR:
0.59
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.08
#1
trk | 
Brazil Morkid
legend of 1.6
2020-10-21 23:52
24 replies
new era
2020-10-21 23:57
1 reply
if he awps like 2006
2020-10-24 01:44
#52
RUSH | 
United States ShawnM
So he knows nothing about go prolly
2020-10-21 23:59
21 replies
knows a lot actually, he was coach before and in his streams he make a lot of demo reviews and his way of seeing cs is really good, if he had more time would be better
2020-10-22 00:05
6 replies
#338
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Brazil Fauchard
Fan talking bullshit The time of cogu in e-sport ia gone he need to grow up and find a profession or Will be broken for the rest of his life He probably regret to stoped tô play in 2009 but being Far for almost 10 years of cs he Will never have something to add tô cs go
2020-10-23 01:37
5 replies
ok. anything else?
2020-10-23 12:45
flair checks out, you are a bit of the reason why almost no one in brazil like Furia, the problem aren't the player but fans like you
2020-10-23 13:36
2 replies
#346
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Brazil Fauchard
shut up 10 years old boy I gave 2 months for mibr send cogu back to brazil.
2020-10-23 13:58
1 reply
That's the time he have contract kiddo, no problem about it
2020-10-23 14:11
do you really think cogu is going to MIBR only for the money?
2020-10-23 16:32
#137
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Brazil kaduramos
Really Nothing At all , mibr hired him just because the supporters cried o twitter about the org dont focusing on the past .... cogu was on valorant man we are going to be obliterated
2020-10-22 00:56
1 reply
lmao
2020-10-22 08:00
just like zonic? xD
2020-10-22 11:09
3 replies
#339
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Brazil Fauchard
Zonic is focused on cs since of mtw.dk i think cogu Just abandoned the game when the crises come and now are just trying tô earn some money
2020-10-23 01:39
2 replies
#342
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Denmark ITerry
zonic had serval years of cs before mTw . He had his break though with SoA in 03 then to SK gaming then NoA and the mTw times came
2020-10-23 07:57
1 reply
#347
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Brazil Fauchard
When in mTw.dk I was saying that he is active in cs scene like a player He never gave up from the game like cogu did when the crisis come in 2009 he is far from CS for more than a decade he try to play footbal poker and valorant do you think he has knowladge enough for a t1 competition He is far from the knowledge of Zonic, Zews, Guerri they are working in counter strike for a long long time. Cogu just want to earn some money the guys is broken probably don't even have a college degree.
2020-10-23 14:03
damn what a great assumption, one of the greatest 1.6 players of all time has now become the manager and coach of one of the biggest CS franchises in the world... He must know nothing about go right !? Most pro players u see now a days have been playing professionally or semi professionally since the 1.6 days, and most of the coachs (since they´re almost always older then the players) were 1.6 player as well. So yes he definitely knows 0 abou cs.
2020-10-22 15:57
7 replies
i was trying to bait the shit out of people and it worked
2020-10-22 15:57
5 replies
well it actually didn´t since most of the people who replied were agreeing with u... U literally mad them even more stupid xD
2020-10-22 16:03
u just a crying kiddo alone in ur bedroom.
2020-10-22 17:10
3 replies
cry is free! watch mibr go out 13-16th!
2020-10-22 17:11
2 replies
BLAST has only 12 teams
2020-10-22 20:54
1 reply
#330
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Portugal Guiarte
Exactly
2020-10-22 21:28
#340
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Brazil Fauchard
+1
2020-10-23 01:40
#2
oskar | 
Czech Republic Imicek
1.6 Let's go!
2020-10-21 23:49
8 replies
Restore what? Mibr is known for bug abuse the players knew especially fallen, team is trash, cogu either paycheck stealing or is just gonna embarrass himself lmao.
2020-10-22 02:09
7 replies
#225
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Brazil joroca
are u seeking for attention? you can call 188 for help man!
2020-10-22 05:23
2 replies
#228
OK | 
Albania Edjon
just read his name, his only purpose in this site is to bait
2020-10-22 07:02
1 reply
+1
2020-10-22 19:00
"Mibr is known for bug abuse" You must to keep your mouth closed, newfag, if you don't know anything about CS 1.6.
2020-10-22 15:38
3 replies
Seems you are the newfag, he's talking about mibr, not cogu, lmao.
2020-10-22 17:36
2 replies
exactly newfag he's talking about mibr the real mibr hltv.org/news/24532/a-tantrum-a-missed-p..
2020-10-22 18:25
What the fck do you think I'm talking about cogu? Re-read my comment and his. Think before writing something shit.
2020-10-23 01:08
great to see such a legend back
2020-10-21 23:49
1 reply
#277
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Brazil BrokeN35
Respect
2020-10-22 14:14
#5
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Canada J47
rip dead
2020-10-21 23:49
4 replies
#69
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Brazil Mumuk
Finally some good news
2020-10-22 00:07
but dead is alive
2020-10-22 14:18
2 replies
But dead
2020-10-22 20:55
1 reply
But alive
2020-10-22 23:20
wut
2020-10-21 23:49
Pog
2020-10-21 23:49
#8
vsm | 
Brazil enxofre
LEGEND GLGLGLGLGLGL
2020-10-21 23:49
#9
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Brazil tedinhonj1
mibr new line up: kng trk lucas1 leo_drunky v$m #SomosMIBR
2020-10-21 23:50
1 reply
#327
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Brazil JoaoGNR
0/Gaules NT, just missing more than 5 qi
2020-10-22 21:07
cogu pogU
2020-10-21 23:50
#12
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Brazil yunggvb
it would be great if fallen and cogu both became mibr manager/coaches
2020-10-21 23:50
Legendary
2020-10-21 23:50
#14
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France StickyRice
Big news, LEGEND
2020-10-21 23:50
Welcome back legend
2020-10-21 23:50
#19
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New Zealand SkirmishX
A FUCKIN' MANAGER
2020-10-21 23:50
1 reply
that made me chuckle
2020-10-22 05:44
OMEGALUL, now mibr is a complete joke
2020-10-21 23:51
#23
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Brazil PaPum
coach/maneger for 2 months? please STOP DESTROYING THE MIBR TAG
2020-10-21 23:51
#24
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Brazil urisco
GL LEGEND!
2020-10-21 23:51
#26
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Switzerland x676
hahhahahahahahahahahahahahahaahhahaa
2020-10-21 23:51
buy boom and that is
2020-10-21 23:53
1 reply
BOOM doesn't want to sell their players.
2020-10-21 23:59
#30
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Sweden swedz4
I actually hope MIBR gets their shit together and become legendary once more
2020-10-21 23:53
nice
2020-10-21 23:53
mibr wanting to be relevant at all costs XD
2020-10-21 23:54
3 replies
*at a very low cost
2020-10-22 00:21
2 replies
#139
vsm | 
Brazil dffxd
KKKK +1
2020-10-22 00:58
#183
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Brazil HazzyS
+1 really low cost
2020-10-22 02:23
shit mic is mibr going bankrupt?
2020-10-21 23:54
#39
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Brazil morabrasil
Biggest legend of BR CS. This will be a nice project.
2020-10-21 23:54
5 replies
saudosim lul. Fnx is greater than cogu
2020-10-22 00:17
4 replies
mibr's 2006 line have both of them if you were alive back in the day watching your respect would be equal
2020-10-22 02:33
3 replies
My respect is equal. It never changed and I never said that it changed. You need only to know one thing: Fnx, coldzera, fallen, fer and taco have a greater career than cogu, the difference is huge.
2020-10-22 21:30
1 reply
ofc they have, cogu retire in 1.6, played a cs:go a bit, but it was it, he was already retired a long time.
2020-10-24 00:34
And your saudosism or shit memory doesn't matter, because when you start with facts the conversation is done.
2020-10-22 21:31
poggers! COGU LEGEND IS BACK
2020-10-21 23:55
#44
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Brazil !nStinct
POGU LEGEND POGU LESSSSSSSSSS GOOOOOOOO
2020-10-21 23:56
cogu will be a great coach/manager
2020-10-21 23:58
#49
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Portugal joaosenra
Legend
2020-10-21 23:58
MIBR IS BACK!!!!!!!!!!!! CRY HATERS!!!! PREPARE YOUR ASS ASTRALIS
2020-10-21 23:58
1 reply
stop baiting pls
2020-10-22 00:31
nice
2020-10-21 23:59
Thats actually kinda cool
2020-10-22 00:01
LEGEND! Lets see what he can do as a coach.
2020-10-22 00:01
1 reply
#331
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Belgium fachiniG
+1
2020-10-22 21:30
Tier 2 roster... wtf get some proper team MIBR, with the amount of money that you have
2020-10-22 00:03
legend
2020-10-22 00:08
niceee! wish u good luck legend!
2020-10-22 00:14
TOTAL RIP
2020-10-22 00:14
Cogu > fallen and every other brasilian
2020-10-22 00:17
it's just nuts they're really insisting on this project, lol
2020-10-22 00:18
what about a decent roster?XD
2020-10-22 00:20
#99
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Hungary raffai
LuL
2020-10-22 00:22
old news COGU GOD
2020-10-22 00:26
Trivia He was voted the third best Counter-Strike player from 2000 – 2010 by HLTV's users. He was voted the best Counter-Strike from the Americas from 2000 – 2010 by HLTV's users. He was voted world's second best AWPer of from 2000 – 2010 by HLTV's users. He was voted the best Counter-Strike player from Brazil from 2000 – 2010 by HLTV's users.
2020-10-22 00:29
3 replies
thats very nice and all but that was: 1- 10-20 years ago 2- in cs 1.6 so while i certainly respect his history and legacy i dont see how exactly bringing him as a manager and coach is gonna help stabilize this dumpster fire, maybe theres something im not seeing here but im not impressed.
2020-10-22 00:46
2 replies
he's an achiever or at least used to be but yeah nothing is guaranteed
2020-10-22 01:02
Just said that the guy knows about CS, if he will be a good manager? i think yes, but as a coach, i think not
2020-10-22 20:38
The Legend's back !!!
2020-10-22 00:29
LMAOOOOOOOOOOO THAT IS WHAT DESPAIR LOOKS LIKE
2020-10-22 00:30
Legend
2020-10-22 00:33
LEGEND
2020-10-22 00:36
i thought he was going pro in valorant. he was really good in it actually lol
2020-10-22 00:50
1 reply
He was in FALKOL in Valorant, but I guess he wanted to help MIBR to get up again (idk if it's going to work by now, probably not, let's see) All I know is he will do his best. Even at his streams he kept talking about MIBR and how he wanted to help... But I still think this roster will be a Tier 2/Tier 1.5, at least for some good months
2020-10-22 14:27
cogu!!!!!! What a Legend. Shot me through the wall on nuke @ SHG OPEN 2007. 8/8 would get shot again
2020-10-22 00:51
2 replies
3.14RNE?
2020-10-22 20:28
1 reply
Yeah exactly :)
2020-10-31 10:29
#133
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United Kingdom DDoubleE
Good signing. Now they should add Dumau and RCF from YeaH Gaming and malbsMd from Team One and Steel from Movistar Riders: Steel (IGL / Lurker / Support) TRK (Rifler) Dumau (Rifler) malbsMd (Entry) RCF (AWPer) I mean, they wont make the major so, i would do a HUGE roster change.
2020-10-22 00:52
write "cogu counter strike" on YouTube so you know who you're talking about. anyone who has played counter strike since 1.5 knows who this legend is!
2020-10-22 00:54
1 reply
Best All time .br player....imo
2020-10-22 00:59
LETS GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO MIBR LEGEND
2020-10-22 00:57
#145
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India l3thality
pogU
2020-10-22 01:05
HE'S BAXK
2020-10-22 01:07
Im cautiously optimistic about this. Cogu wasn’t good in CSGO but was a fucking legend on 1.6. If he’s completely dedicated on this and can bring his game read to the table, I think MIBR can come back to tier 1 NA scene. About the roster, I’m not so hyped. Maybe if Fallen comes back (he already said on stream that he’s not playing for MIBR this year since he’s not returning to Europe for personal reasons - he wants to be with his family), and they pick one or two players from Team One and BOOM we can expect great things.
2020-10-22 01:09
nice, easy money for cogu, legend that deserves it but he dont know anything about cs go, so basicly mibr dont have a coach, MAYBE a manager in terms of professionalism in another words, mibr is will be worse than before, sad but true.
2020-10-22 01:11
+LUCAS1 +Vsm +Leo_Drunky
2020-10-22 01:21
1 reply
3 bots
2020-10-22 02:18
now mibr just needs good players too
2020-10-22 01:48
good luck coaching kng
2020-10-22 01:50
GODDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD!!!!!!!!!!!
2020-10-22 01:59
Cogu legend big Pog
2020-10-22 02:06
KEKW
2020-10-22 02:09
+exit +vsm +leo_drunky
2020-10-22 02:14
3 replies
yeah don't know why they went for LUCAS (AGAIN) instead of exit?!...
2020-10-22 02:21
2 replies
true but i think mibr will get exit instead of vsm because VAC ban
2020-10-22 02:37
1 reply
could be.
2020-10-22 02:46
Cool
2020-10-22 02:22
#189
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Asia Blitzer
being a legend doesn't necessarily make you a good coach especially when you’ve never played that role before but I understand that under the circumstances they were desperate for an impactful name
2020-10-22 02:30
1 reply
#226
cogu | 
Brazil rESN
What about Zonic? Tive the man a chance.
2020-10-22 05:42
Already tier 4 team
2020-10-22 02:40
#196
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Brazil n1elsen
cogu has been extremely focused on playing VALORANT since it came out, the annoucement as manager make some sense, but as coach he's probably gonna be garbage
2020-10-22 02:46
everything I had to say FNX already said in its Tweet in 2016
2020-10-22 03:56
#206
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South America ZyvvOo
Good luck cogu melo
2020-10-22 03:58
Imagine trk lucas1 leodrunki vsm kngv vs Astralis....
2020-10-22 04:08
1 reply
Clown party
2020-10-22 04:09
yikes mibr is officially a meme
2020-10-22 04:10
Lucas1 can't play with sudamérica tier 5 and now play for mibr....
2020-10-22 04:11
This brings me good memories from the time I used to play CS. HLTV should interview some old school legends, I would love to see XeqtR, elemeNt, zet, fury... :')
2020-10-22 04:15
Tbh this won't change anything...
2020-10-22 04:17
Legend!
2020-10-22 04:53
#222
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Brazil KingDavi
Legend
2020-10-22 05:15
"giving up on a lot of things to" work in MIBR for 2 months GL anyway
2020-10-22 07:48
1 reply
cogu's daughter was just born, he will leave her in Brazil to train with MIBR
2020-10-22 16:47
#234
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Poland SebL
His career as a coach has been without any success, so I'm surprised they took him, weird but we will see.
2020-10-22 08:19
2 replies
Its probably for fans so they will be still buyingt shitty merch..
2020-10-22 08:24
1 reply
#293
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Poland SebL
Most likely, other than that I see no reason to add him honestly.
2020-10-22 15:45
Again Big hype for Brazilians, still gives nothing for MiBR
2020-10-22 09:16
Leo_drunky looks like Denver from Casa de papel
2020-10-22 10:42
#241
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Other delmaszm
mibr|cogu 2006 vibes
2020-10-22 10:43
cogu pogu
2020-10-22 11:21
mibr cogu very nice. Good luck as a coach!
2020-10-22 12:00
The duration of his contract shows you just how much trust they have in him, LOL. This is a marketing move, they don't have fallen anymore and are afraid of losing the fanbase.
2020-10-22 12:26
#254
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Sweden Zolity
+11
2020-10-22 12:26
1 reply
+12
2020-10-23 09:16
MIBR IS DEAD ANYWAYS
2020-10-22 12:33
Kicking all the major winners and bringing a 1.6 veteran as coach? Giving me NiP vibes...
2020-10-22 12:52
#260
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Brazil Collee
Wait coach? Wasn't he playing valorant all the time?
2020-10-22 12:57
#263
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Finland quton
Probably the best move MIBR can make in hopes of salvaging the almost destroyed brand. Hopefully he can turn the ship around now that Fallen and his boys are out.
2020-10-22 13:34
#266
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Germany Zackst3rz
Best brazilian in Counter strike history
2020-10-22 13:48
4 replies
Coldzera? no hes on faze man
2020-10-22 13:59
1 reply
#307
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Germany Zackst3rz
Cogu is the best
2020-10-22 17:10
Fallen
2020-10-22 14:18
1 reply
#308
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Germany Zackst3rz
No
2020-10-22 17:10
Pathetic kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk wtf this org is doing
2020-10-22 14:00
+fnx +KiKO
2020-10-22 14:11
MIBR still exist?
2020-10-22 14:17
#289
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Bulgaria radofjc
lets go
2020-10-22 14:57
#290
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Poland morosek
Decent marketing move. But it will bring nothing to the team.
2020-10-22 15:18
3 replies
+1 sadly
2020-10-22 19:11
Legendary player. GL! What is it about these brazilian awpers? Ever since competitive CS started it looks like always at least one brazilian awp superstar has been around.
2020-10-22 16:12
It doesn´t matter who Cogu is or what have him done. We are talking about a stand-in roster with a manager/coach signed for just TWO MONTHS. Two. Months. I hope mibr get it shit together, renew it roster and reach the level to reach at least a relevant tournament semi-final. It would be very cool to its fans. But it´s useless to talk about a 2 months worth decisions, it means almost nothing.
2020-10-22 18:03
2 replies
True but at least it's a step in the right direction
2020-10-22 19:21
1 reply
Sure! And I fully support it. I really think that the strategy of bringing stand-ins for this 2 events is correct, the problem is at the communication with the fanbase, they are talking about project and long terms with Cogu, it doesn´t make sense at the moment, hope it will do in the future. Sometimes saying nothing is better than saying what the people want to hear (read) and losing credit along the way. (I wrote CREDIT thinking about truthfulness. Is that right?)
2020-10-22 19:25
#322
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Brazil oldStar
Poor Cogu... another victim of MIBR...
2020-10-22 20:44
Fans: we follow the players, not the org MIBR: Ok, take it *brings cogu* Fans: I'm ur bicth now Here we go again
2020-10-22 20:59
rip mibr, go furia
2020-10-23 06:17
Oh shit is happening
2020-10-23 16:20
Good luck cogu! Brazillian legend!!
2020-10-31 10:29
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