Sharks bench Luken, release supLex

The Brazilian team have had a mixed year and will focus on rebuilding their roster for 2021.

Sharks have announced that they have moved Luca "⁠Luken⁠" Nadotti to the bench and released Mateus "⁠supLex⁠" Miranda with immediate effect. The changes come just 24 hours after the team finished second in CLUTCH Season 3 — the latest of a series of near-misses by the Brazilian team in 2020.

Luken joined Sharks in August 2019 from 9z and quickly established himself as one of the team's key players alongside compatriot Ignacio "⁠meyern⁠" Meyer, averaging a 1.17 rating on LAN during the final months of the year.

Luken has been a part of Sharks since August 2019

He began 2020 in erratic form but improved as the year progressed, finishing his last four tournaments with above-average numbers. However, his uptick in form did not translate into titles as Sharks were defeated by BOOM in the final of Tribo to Major and the ESL Pro League Season 12, and by RED Canids in the CLUTCH S3 title decider.

According to Sharks, the decision was made "in mutual agreement" after Luken realised that he needed to take some time off. The Argentinian player could still return to the starting lineup, but the Portuguese organisation does not rule out a transfer.

supLex was signed by Sharks in June on a six-month deal after playing for the team as a stand-in. The 21-year-old, a former member of Keyd and 2K, struggled to make an impact with the team and averaged a 0.92 rating.

With these changes, Sharks are left with their core trio of Raphael "⁠exit⁠" Lacerda, Jhonatan "⁠jnt⁠" Silva and Leonardo "⁠leo_drk⁠" Oliveira, who have all been a part of the organisation for over two years. leo_drk has been linked with a temporary switch to MIBR as the Brazilian giants are looking to pick up three stand-ins for their final tournaments of the year, BLAST Premier Fall Series and Flashpoint 2.

Sharks currently have:

Brazil Raphael "⁠exit⁠" Lacerda
Brazil Leonardo "⁠leo_drk⁠" Oliveira
Brazil Jhonatan "⁠jnt⁠" Silva

Argentina Luca "⁠Luken⁠" Nadotti (benched)

Portugal Hélder "⁠coachi⁠" Sancho (coach)

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 Jhonatan 'jnt' Silva
Jhonatan 'jnt' Silva
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
450
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.11
Argentina Luca 'Luken' Nadotti
Luca 'Luken' Nadotti
Age:
23
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
239
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.13
Argentina Ignacio 'meyern' Meyer
Ignacio 'meyern' Meyer
Age:
18
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
354
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.12
Brazil Raphael 'exit' Lacerda
Raphael 'exit' Lacerda
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
481
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.13
Brazil Mateus 'supLex' Miranda
Mateus 'supLex' Miranda
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
90
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.11
Portugal Hélder 'coachi' Sancho
Hélder 'coachi' Sancho
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.72
Maps played:
14
KPR:
0.51
DPR:
0.75
APR:
0.14
#1
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Germany Germania
MIBR luken
2020-10-22 23:01
15 replies
#3
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China YankeeM
nice
2020-10-22 23:01
3 replies
kicked after choking against Red Canids??
2020-10-23 02:12
2 replies
#116
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Czech Republic Esiik
Probably not, but for that performance in OT, where he sold the grand final single handedly, he deserved it.
2020-10-23 06:43
1 reply
i'm pretty sure that no team kicks a player because he doesn't preforme as usual in a final
2020-10-23 14:27
astralis fan #1 as always
2020-10-22 23:02
exit >>>>>> luken
2020-10-22 23:02
2 replies
yes, but luken is a fine ass player, i hope this bench does mean a transfer to another org. Sharks do not aim big, unfortunatelly
2020-10-22 23:23
Look at both players LAN stats.
2020-10-23 02:14
I hope so!
2020-10-22 23:24
#44
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Argentina imTD
+1
2020-10-22 23:34
#52
Luken | 
Argentina FacuR
+1
2020-10-22 23:48
#62
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Brazil _Awper
Mibr is tier 5 not tier 12.
2020-10-23 00:06
1 reply
Can you show me the your full top30-50 tier list?
2020-10-23 00:42
no please
2020-10-23 02:03
I hope
2020-10-23 08:27
wtfff
2020-10-22 23:01
MIBR
2020-10-22 23:01
#6
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Latvia YungPan666
mibr cs lul
2020-10-22 23:01
2 replies
mibr cs???
2020-10-22 23:14
#37
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Brazil SecondKS
Mibr????
2020-10-22 23:30
#8
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Brazil ghcnvbkn
lol what?
2020-10-22 23:02
#11
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Argentina Aleeee
smart, best player in the team
2020-10-22 23:02
9 replies
#39
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Brazil SecondKS
Exit and leo drunky >>>>>>>>>>
2020-10-22 23:31
8 replies
Yeah, argentinians saying that luken is better than leo drunk or exit are nuts, but don't get me wrong, he's insane, he's very good, but leo_drunky and exit are a bit better and that was shown last couple of matches ..
2020-10-23 00:14
1 reply
i honestly think exit and luken are equally good
2020-10-23 00:20
Yeah in this online era, and Luken playing from Argentina in brasilian servers. But look at the last matches and tier1 tournaments they played.
2020-10-23 02:45
5 replies
#105
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Brazil SecondKS
exit was just giving meyern the best positions, bro, see the sharks before the Argentines and you will see what I'm saying
2020-10-23 03:48
4 replies
Meyern? I’m talking about luken
2020-10-23 04:44
3 replies
#113
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Brazil SecondKS
Sharks in lan: with luken and meyern, U know?
2020-10-23 05:50
2 replies
But luken didn’t get to play the best positions and he was the best in Sharks while playing in EU and NA PD: also rekting in fpl in both regions😎
2020-10-23 05:56
1 reply
#131
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Brazil SecondKS
you didn't understand. exit gave the positions to meyern and also to luken, I believe that not only exit, but also jnt. exit was a support player, anchor, that's why his rating on lan was damaged, which was his argument. exit was much more damaged than luken within the team
2020-10-23 16:44
MIBR killed a sharks! Kappa
2020-10-22 23:03
4 replies
#72
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Colombia AlejoBuh
MIBR killed the whole brazilian scene
2020-10-23 00:34
3 replies
The whole Latin America scene
2020-10-23 02:18
#106
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Brazil SecondKS
True ir true. Still kill himself too
2020-10-23 03:49
Guerri authorized ? Quere ver vcs no EU kkkkk
2020-10-23 15:38
Who benched who?
2020-10-22 23:03
1 reply
XDDDDD
2020-10-22 23:32
#14
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Germany R1AN
racist
2020-10-22 23:03
1 reply
#79
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Egypt ExonsX
+1
2020-10-23 00:51
Lol this has to be Luken choise, otherwise they are benching their best player
2020-10-22 23:04
5 replies
#28
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Argentina ivanpb
Read the fucking new
2020-10-22 23:21
2 replies
#70
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Argentina Lukem_Fan
+1
2020-10-23 00:32
+1
2020-10-23 00:45
2020-10-22 23:35
2020-10-23 01:09
LUKEN teamkills Suplex in OT and now both are gone LUL
2020-10-22 23:04
1 reply
totally the bullet's fault for not going around
2020-10-22 23:24
RIP ARG CS
2020-10-22 23:05
2 replies
#48
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Argentina Aleeee
Luken linked to MIBR
2020-10-22 23:41
1 reply
POGGERS ARG CS
2020-10-22 23:57
MIBR LUKEN
2020-10-22 23:07
#19
Luken | 
Sweden fxzo
Luken already said it was his decition
2020-10-22 23:09
1 reply
best player in sharks, now sharks become t4 in brazil and meyern gets back bringing them to top1 after leo drunk step up in mibr
2020-10-23 18:21
#23
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France margheriti
I know a disband when I see one
2020-10-22 23:15
#24
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Argentina Maqu1nola
KE NO LUKEN NO
2020-10-22 23:18
Leo drunky is joining mibr anyway?
2020-10-22 23:20
#26
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Brazil YUB8
RIP Sharks
2020-10-22 23:20
#27
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Europe ROMAG
Finally kicked suplex, ty sharks,now buyout some good br player
2020-10-22 23:21
#29
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Brazil KingDavi
Tk on Suplex = bench. Rip
2020-10-22 23:22
a casa platita
2020-10-22 23:24
another day will be
2020-10-22 23:24
LUKENssjgod the best player in Arg with Meyern. Good luck to him
2020-10-22 23:29
sad for Luken
2020-10-22 23:30
#38
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Argentina Konigmdq
NAVI LUKEN
2020-10-22 23:31
#41
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Argentina Toto_csgo
a very sad day for the argentine CS
2020-10-22 23:32
go home
2020-10-22 23:33
9 replies
#60
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Argentina agusmat
Chileno envidioso
2020-10-23 00:03
#71
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Argentina Lukem_Fan
chileno sin escena cerra la cola
2020-10-23 00:33
chile cs xaxaxaxaxxaaa
2020-10-23 00:53
"the decision was made "in mutual agreement" after Luken realised that he needed to take some time off"
2020-10-23 01:00
KJSAJKSAJKASJKSJSAKSAJKASJK ARGENTINIAN PEOPLE IS SO FUNNY
2020-10-23 05:02
2 replies
callate chileno sin escena sin argentina ustedes ni existen en el jueguito
2020-10-23 23:56
1 reply
XDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD
2020-10-24 04:56
You guys got some thing going or why are so many argentinias triggered LUL
2020-10-23 08:46
1 reply
just everybody in south america hates chileans nothing new
2020-10-23 19:23
KRU luken
2020-10-22 23:38
3 replies
#57
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Argentina Frannnnnnn
I wish
2020-10-22 23:59
#115
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Argentina Tommii12
only if it is a European team. Luken does not need to compete in Argentina again, at least it has to be a clutch team
2020-10-23 05:59
1 reply
In Europe are tutehen and nikon, I'm anxious
2020-10-23 19:45
MIBR killing Br Cs, picking players and kick them after 3 months
2020-10-22 23:38
3 replies
He is Argentinian xD
2020-10-23 04:03
2 replies
I Know but, the team is from Br, and for that i say it
2020-10-23 10:25
1 reply
Portugal xd
2020-10-23 16:47
Luken is too much for his team, the only one with a similar level to him is Leo. He asked to move to the bench as he will be transferred to a much more competitive team.
2020-10-22 23:42
MIBR KILLES SHARKS MIBR DESTROYS 1 MORE CARREER
2020-10-22 23:42
#51
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Estonia Eduzera
F Sharks
2020-10-22 23:47
rip
2020-10-22 23:49
BIGGEST L POSSIBLE
2020-10-22 23:53
Lets go!! now MIBR Luken pls
2020-10-22 23:53
Mibr : kngv leo luken trk ablej
2020-10-23 00:00
2 replies
Not disableJ
2020-10-23 00:07
ablej is retired dude wtf
2020-10-23 01:00
#59
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Argentina Bombtrack
rip sharks
2020-10-23 00:03
Mibr -lucas1 +luken? A good dream
2020-10-23 00:04
#69
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Brazil setsz
exit > luken > leo drunky
2020-10-23 00:29
For foreigners Sharks is SA's Vitality Makes finals but always loses them
2020-10-23 00:42
1 reply
Yeah but before lose the final u need to reach it.
2020-10-23 10:32
#76
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Argentina walsze
mibr | luken?
2020-10-23 00:43
#78
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Brunei cyLoL
I hope these rumor of MiBR are not true cuz he will ruin career like mayern
2020-10-23 00:47
6 replies
#80
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Serbia el1teman
as if he had one with sharks, the sharks one with meyern is long gone and wont get same level
2020-10-23 00:52
5 replies
#83
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Brunei cyLoL
You just named how he had career nt mens
2020-10-23 00:59
4 replies
#90
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Serbia el1teman
yes but meyern is long gone and shark sucked since then. My point was if he stayed in sharks he would still be tier 3-4. One can only wish he goes to MIBR and shows his true potential
2020-10-23 01:16
3 replies
#91
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Brunei cyLoL
You mean ruin his career in MiBR cuz they will loss all game
2020-10-23 01:37
2 replies
#92
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Serbia el1teman
As if they didn't with sharks. MIBR have a chance to get a fresh start with Cogu as manager and coach, KNG and trk. Hard to say whether they will fail until we see whole roster
2020-10-23 01:38
1 reply
#95
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Brunei cyLoL
No I’d rather see him in sharks cuz they have proven to not be two faced org like MiBR
2020-10-23 01:57
MIBR LUKEN
2020-10-23 00:58
1 reply
#86
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Argentina xpl0d3
made in brazil should be full br like the name..
2020-10-23 01:03
best of luck 🐂🐂
2020-10-23 01:10
This team with luken and meyern was really promising, what a shame.
2020-10-23 01:14
Mira lo que hiciste suplex la concha de tu madre.
2020-10-23 01:46
BOOM = i see this as an absolute win
2020-10-23 01:48
sign sAw Sharks please PT org
2020-10-23 02:16
MIBR ⁠leo_druNky gg sharks⁠
2020-10-23 03:12
#103
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Denmark Zorrondo
Luken to valorant KEKW
2020-10-23 03:29
1 reply
#149
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Argentina Alej0x
Luken to FIFA lul
2020-10-26 15:50
Disband f
2020-10-23 03:35
#108
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Asia Blitzer
the core looked so promosing at the end of 2019 shame
2020-10-23 04:06
clearly luken to MIBR
2020-10-23 04:37
Fluken kkkkkkkkkk
2020-10-23 05:37
MIBR??
2020-10-23 06:51
MIBR next?
2020-10-23 07:36
kicked cuz hes argentinian gg
2020-10-23 08:24
Who?
2020-10-23 09:43
EZ for MIBR Luken
2020-10-23 12:35
#127
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Poland SebL
Why the hell did they remove Luken? He was playing really well. supLex is a no name who first of all I have no idea why got to this team, so good decision, but Luken really not understandable. They should remove jnt instead of Luken, the core of exity, leo_druNky and Luken could be really good.
2020-10-23 13:59
2 replies
It was probably Luken who asked for a break
2020-10-23 19:42
1 reply
#142
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Poland SebL
Maybe, idk., it would be really weird if it's Sharks decision.
2020-10-23 23:09
nice
2020-10-23 17:33
#138
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Argentina kaco
luken is god
2020-10-23 19:47
what, why?
2020-10-23 20:46
#140
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Serbia LtN))
Who and who? also who cars?
2020-10-23 20:47
1 reply
No car mens
2020-10-23 21:11
#146
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Ireland IX!
wow rude, benching someone and then suplexing them, was it not enough to just bench him?
2020-10-24 05:38
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