dead leaves MIBR, seeks support for new project
The 34-year-old had been suspended from all official duties in August after using the spectator bug in official matches.
Former MIBR manager and coach Ricardo "dead" Sinigaglia has announced that he has been released from his contract with the Immortals Gaming Club, the team's parent company. On Twitter, the Brazilian added that he is putting together a new team that will launch in January 2021.
dead said that he is currently looking for either an organisation or for investors to bring to life his new project, which will also involve six more people.
dead had been with the team since 2015, playing a key role in their move to the United States by hosting the squad at his house in Los Angeles in the initial stage of their Luminosity stint. He took over as coach in March 2020 following Wilton "zews" Prado' departure, but spent just five months on the job before being suspended by MIBR for his use of the spectator bug. He is currently serving a 6.5-month ban handed by the Esports Integrity Commission (ESIC), which determined that he used the bug in five maps between March 2017 and August 2020.
dead was last month removed from MIBR's team along with players Fernando "fer" Alvarenga and Epitacio "TACO" de Melo as the organisation sought to rebuild after a disappointing run of results. Shortly afterwards, the squad's in-game leader, Gabriel "FalleN" Toledo, stepped down from the lineup in protest against the changes.
The three players are still tied to MIBR, who will attend their final tournaments of 2020, the BLAST Premier Fall season and Flashpoint 2, with three stand-ins: Lucas "LUCAS1" Teles, Vinicius "vsm" Moreira and Leonardo "leo_drk" Oliveira.