fer rules out signing with BOOM

The two-time Major winner says that he'd rather risk not playing again than sign for the Indonesian organization.

Former MIBR player Fernando "⁠fer⁠" Alvarenga has rejected the possibility of signing with BOOM. The 29-year-old appeared on Alexandre "⁠gAuLeS⁠" Chiqueta' stream on Wednesday and addressed his future amidst reports that he could replace João "⁠felps⁠" Vasconcellos in the Brazilian team.

fer has been out of contract since December

fer praised BOOM's team — which he helped win the FlowFiReLEAGUE Global Finals last month while acting as a stand-in —, but noted that he's at a stage of his career in which he's looking for a lucrative contract before eventually retiring as a player.

"It's a good team, a bit different than what I'm used to," he said. "I'd be joining a new team and I've always played in the same system, under the same captain, I have my style. But as far as in-game matters are concerned, there would be no problem for me to stay with them.

"But outside of the game, in terms of the contract, I'm at the end of my career, and I'm looking for a contract that is good for me to end my career. I'd rather risk ending my career now than sign for them, if I'm being honest."

This does not mean that fer will not end up joining the Brazilian team, however. According to reports by Draft5 and DBLTAP, the players are looking into the possibility of leaving BOOM — whom they joined in February 2020 —, once their contracts expire at the end of this month.

fer was released from his contract with MIBR in December, three months after he, Epitacio "⁠TACO⁠" de Melo and coach Ricardo "⁠dead⁠" Sinigaglia were removed from the active lineup by the organisation following a disastrous run of results during a bootcamp in Belgrade, Serbia. Gabriel "⁠FalleN⁠" Toledo immediately stepped down from the lineup in protest against the decision.

fer, who won multiple international titles between 2016 and 2018, including the MLG Columbus and ESL One Cologne 2016 Majors, ruled out joining a mid-tier team as he no longer has the time to grind his way back to the top again. He stressed that he's still eager to win, but he also said that the prospect of transitioning into streaming does appeal to him.

"I really want to play, to grow, to win everything again," he said. "But I do not have the time to spend a year and half playing from the bottom to work my way up and then have a shot at winning. I do not think it will be good for my career to end that way.

"I think it would be very cool to be a streamer. I love streaming. If I retire and become a streamer, I'll be happy, too. I'd probably earn four times as much money as I do as a player, playing from home, four, five, six hours a day, without people criticising me."

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 Alexandre 'gAuLeS' Chiqueta
Alexandre 'gAuLeS' Chiqueta
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.54
Maps played:
3
KPR:
0.41
DPR:
0.84
APR:
0.08
Brazil João 'felps' Vasconcellos
João 'felps' Vasconcellos
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
828
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.16
Brazil Fernando 'fer' Alvarenga
Fernando 'fer' Alvarenga
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1328
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.15
Brazil Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1342
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.60
APR:
0.11
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
LUL sad!
2021-01-07 00:21
16 replies
what an eventful first week of 2021 for CS jesus christ
2021-01-07 00:22
13 replies
he isn't wrong he would easily average 10k viewers and within 5 years make enough money to last him for the rest of his life
2021-01-07 00:31
12 replies
Smart decision. Pull a Shroud
2021-01-07 00:43
6 replies
-current mibr +boom with fer to mibr It so obvious who doesnt see it is blind
2021-01-07 00:44
1 reply
no way man fer will never return to mibr, the management of it is a shame
2021-01-07 04:30
Oh yeah Gaules also said that Boltz is considering becoming a full time streamer. He has more than 10k subs as of today and is earning much more than he was as a player (on good old days).
2021-01-07 00:50
I think Shroud made more money than Stewie2k, even Stewie had won many camps and a major.
2021-01-07 01:08
2 replies
shroud signed multi million dollar deal with mixer couple of years ago, so ofc shourd made more than stewie
2021-01-07 01:18
Yeah no, shroud makes wayyyy more than any pro player out there by far
2021-01-07 13:56
he said that he's making usd100k/month streaming
2021-01-07 13:22
4 replies
#158
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Europe savaj
multiple it by 5. maybe 100k just from subscriptions, but you need to take donations and money from the sponsors he is partnered with into account. Also, the twitch contract itself probably is a multi-million dollar contract too. And in addition to all this, his youtube channel averaging at least 100k+ every month (assuming)...
2021-01-07 18:56
1 reply
yeah he said "half a million" i thought it was 500k BR moneys which is around 100k dols but maybe it is 500k dols wtf
2021-01-07 22:21
nice
2021-01-07 19:34
who shroud ? he is making much much more
2021-01-07 21:45
Mad soyboy spotted lmao
2021-01-07 00:23
#72
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Brazil joroca
they talked what fer told about boom, but didn't motioned anything about the relationship between immortals and it's players... selective news
2021-01-07 00:58
KEKW
2021-01-07 00:21
#3
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India OOFmiester
Toxic
2021-01-07 00:21
lol
2021-01-07 00:21
#5
flusha | 
Spain IMV_
Unlucky!
2021-01-07 00:21
fer
2021-01-07 00:22
#7
EliGE | 
Poland Roxin
Lmao
2021-01-07 00:22
This is fucking bullshit fer didn’t say anyhjingz
2021-01-07 00:22
to taco project he goes!
2021-01-07 00:22
2 replies
#26
ropz | 
Brazil oBraga
No way. They already have felps which is way better than Fer rn, Fer's only option is to become a streamer
2021-01-07 00:26
1 reply
No ,he have better offers for sure
2021-01-07 03:15
the title is a bit excessive
2021-01-07 00:23
2 replies
#43
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Brazil naner1805
Yes
2021-01-07 00:33
Almost a click bait
2021-01-07 12:02
Ok!
2021-01-07 00:23
he would make more money streaming than playing
2021-01-07 00:23
"But I do not have the time to spend a year and half playing from the bottom to work my way up and then have a shot at winning." Newsflash Fer, no one at the top wants you.
2021-01-07 00:24
5 replies
#76
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Switzerland Titan))
+1
2021-01-07 01:05
? 1.10 rating in 2020, you're talking like he was having TACO tier stats
2021-01-07 01:15
3 replies
that rating means nothing when his team is losing to the likes if wisla krakow etc
2021-01-07 02:01
2 replies
#161
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Brazil llskll
Wrong. That rating means he still doing his job very well despite the team going bad.
2021-01-07 21:34
1 reply
#174
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Brazil HazzyS
Paycheck stealer
2021-01-08 13:51
So he wants to join a legit top team... what legit top team wants him tho??..
2021-01-07 00:23
5 replies
None.xD
2021-01-07 00:44
2 replies
maybe liquid but i dont know if they can his salary
2021-01-07 00:50
1 reply
#85
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Montenegro IzAlaN
good joke
2021-01-07 01:18
#70
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Brazil naner1805
My Golden nova team wants him
2021-01-07 00:56
1 reply
#175
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Brazil HazzyS
+1
2021-01-08 13:53
damn makin me sad
2021-01-07 00:24
#22
ropz | 
Brazil oBraga
Retirement arrived too late, goodbye asshole
2021-01-07 00:24
1 reply
#37
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North America PhantomX
Hahaha
2021-01-07 00:28
#24
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Bulgaria goshyy
Aaaanndddd he's gone!
2021-01-07 00:25
#25
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Brazil exchapero
wants to win the salary of the best being that it is neither average anymore, better to retire as a star.
2021-01-07 00:26
#28
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Brazil Marolian
Great, it's about time for this jerk to retire
2021-01-07 00:26
#29
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Hungary szia
who cares lol he gonna "retire" to a streamer
2021-01-07 00:27
fake news hltv
2021-01-07 00:27
#31
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Denmark BrazmalDik
Leo_drk pls... This kid is insane
2021-01-07 00:27
expected
2021-01-07 00:27
*DBLTAP
2021-01-07 00:28
He said he wanted a "good contract" not in the lucrative sense of the word, but a good team, where he doesn't need to grind to compete within tier 1, cuz he doesn't think he has the time to do that grind.
2021-01-07 00:28
1 reply
Also lucrative, obviously, but not primarily. Not signing his last contract with a dubious indonesian org is only fair.
2021-01-07 00:33
Huge ego strikes again
2021-01-07 00:28
6 replies
+1
2021-01-07 00:36
-1
2021-01-07 12:55
he's just a confident alpha male, nerd
2021-01-07 13:25
3 replies
#144
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Montenegro IzAlaN
hes just a br pig
2021-01-07 14:05
1 reply
he's not showtime
2021-01-07 15:30
overconfidence=huge ego
2021-01-07 17:31
#40
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Russia AliasNamer
LuL
2021-01-07 00:32
1 reply
#88
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China HEIDASHUAi
kEKW
2021-01-07 01:20
Fer
2021-01-07 00:33
The interview was stinking with ego lmao
2021-01-07 00:34
3 replies
+1
2021-01-07 00:36
he makes more money just streaming, so he doesn't want to go back unless it's with a big org. What is wrong with that? In the end the chance of him winning another big title is very small, so it makes a lot of sense.
2021-01-07 15:47
1 reply
You have a point but he does not have the performance to back up his words. He does not put in the effort to improve. He has severely stagnated and it is mainly because of this mindset that he thinks he is still good enough.
2021-01-08 01:58
nice carrer and history fer gotta respect what he brought to the BR scene thx ;)
2021-01-07 00:37
6 replies
nothing
2021-01-07 00:39
5 replies
2 majors in 2016, dominant year with 8 tournaments in a 2017 and top 1 hltv u're right. nothing.
2021-01-07 00:42
3 replies
who cares, it was 4 years ago ITS LIKE SAYING THAT COGU BROUGHT A LOT CUZ GOOD SNIPER IN 2006
2021-01-07 01:31
2 replies
#162
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Brazil llskll
Who cares about Flusha, gtr, neo, f0rest, fallen, coldzera? History is nothing! Hahahahah I can't Deal with a Dumb guy like this
2021-01-07 21:40
1 reply
all bots now
2021-01-07 21:43
#71
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Brazil naner1805
Its not n0thing its Fer
2021-01-07 00:58
Whatever makes you happy I guess
2021-01-07 00:37
always so egocentric...
2021-01-07 00:39
#52
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France margheriti
the ego on this man my god
2021-01-07 00:41
Smart decision to probably just start streaming. Could pull thousands of viewers. Pull a Shroud, make tons of money
2021-01-07 00:44
All the respect to what he has accomplished in his career, but what makes him think that he doesn't have to.spend the time to grind again? That's what happens when you're washed up buddy, either grind away, get back in form and prove that you still got it or leave. You don't deserve to be stealing 20 or 30k paychecks like you were doing in Mibr.
2021-01-07 00:45
2 replies
He literally explains that and it's mentioned in the article
2021-01-07 11:02
he wants to retire in 1 or 2 years, so yeah, no time
2021-01-07 15:48
i hate this guy. he's worthless.
2021-01-07 00:47
bot
2021-01-07 00:48
This is a respectable decision by fer. He deserves whatever he wants. And if no good team wants him, may he enjoy streaming and making money for the rest of his playing days. I don’t know what’s with all these guys saying it’s his ego. He’s just being honest that he’s not interested in doing that grind all over again. He’s also content with being a streamer which is a pretty non egotistical back up plan if you ask me. He has a plan A and a plan B. I’m sure he’s well aware that plan A might not work out for him
2021-01-07 00:50
5 replies
+1
2021-01-07 05:25
+1
2021-01-07 12:56
+1
2021-01-07 15:49
#166
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Brazil llskll
He thought he needed to explain and made an explanation similar to yours on his twitter.
2021-01-07 21:46
+1 now days if you be honest, you are being arrogant or a cunt, people are too much used to ball licking.
2021-01-07 23:46
fer: earn four times as much money as I do as a player, LUL
2021-01-07 00:50
waiting for the rest of cogu roasting mibr org, talking story about lurppis and the rest of treating him like shit during this period
2021-01-07 00:50
#67
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Chile nachooww
why so savage m8
2021-01-07 00:51
Guy wants to join a top team immediately lmao when there’s a way better players out there
2021-01-07 00:51
1 reply
he said he knows it will be hard for an established team to pick him up, but it's the only way he will be coming back
2021-01-07 15:50
typical toxic fer
2021-01-07 00:52
1 reply
You should not even have read the article or seen the stream, if you have read you are just dumb
2021-01-08 10:44
#73
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Brazil zinum
That title lol
2021-01-07 01:00
#74
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Brazil YUB8
So he's basically retired. There isn't any top team willing to sign him
2021-01-07 01:00
#75
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Other ustad_gaul
As Indonesian, I have somewhat a mixed feeling about this ~_~
2021-01-07 01:04
4 replies
BOOM can't even provides a game house, guys would be stuck forever in SA!
2021-01-07 01:10
3 replies
yea cause BOOM is a indonesian org, BOOM have it in indo, and its pretty big for valorant, dota, and other division. and no other big org in BR want to sign him anyway
2021-01-07 14:40
2 replies
So picking a brazilian team is not a good choice for BOOM. They should take a team that doesn't require a GH, some US or EU team. I got it, keep a GH in US is pretty expensive!
2021-01-07 14:57
1 reply
i mean like, if boom paid for their expenses then its no problem bro, and so far BOOM looks unbeatable and the player are also happy
2021-01-09 07:34
I wonder why he would want to end his career on a high paying team, did MIBR scam him? I thought they all earned quite a bit while playing for MIBR, he should have earned enough by now to be able to just continue playing however he wants...
2021-01-07 01:06
1 reply
He said when mibr was announce they still had one week as SK. Turns out the mibr org didn't pay the contract termination penalty, which they promised, and are forcing them to pay. His debt is around 70k
2021-01-07 15:43
wtf is happeneing
2021-01-07 01:11
hes just looking for a paycheck LUL
2021-01-07 01:11
#84
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Argentina Crissgf
U want to win everything, u want glory, that is love for the game, i respect u fer!
2021-01-07 01:18
He needs to step up his game if he wants to get real money like our lord and saviour (ZywOo) and his side-kick (s1mple).
2021-01-07 01:21
#91
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France cedd
lmao what an asshole. hope he fucks off forever, so disrespectful
2021-01-07 01:40
Translation is flat-out wrong, he never once said the word `lucrative`. He meant he wanted to play with a team that is ready to win championships and that his motivation is winning major tournaments.
2021-01-07 01:46
All of these old Brazilian players would definitely make more money as streamers
2021-01-07 02:14
1 reply
boltz is already making much more money as streamer than as a player 10k subs + donates + ads + sponsors on BOOM he probably have a 5k salary or so I guess fer said that he's making 100k per month with the streams
2021-01-07 13:32
#96
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Finland Lattee
Toled0
2021-01-07 02:20
#97
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Poland SebL
I thought they signed him already. This roster wouldn't work out anyway probably.
2021-01-07 02:27
#98
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Chile cristiaan
rip br cs
2021-01-07 02:47
still delusional mibr players never change
2021-01-07 02:51
Washed and toxic, no too org would sign him... Better to just retire and become full time streamer
2021-01-07 03:14
1 reply
#106
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Brazil oldStar
+1
2021-01-07 03:41
#104
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Australia popoto
fer streamer :pog fer player bot
2021-01-07 03:21
#105
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Brazil Sudario
Boa sorte fer
2021-01-07 03:23
that guy is a bot, better retire now than destroy another team
2021-01-07 04:05
Such an arrogant stance to not wanting to reach the top from the bottom again. Sit down, Fer, be humble!
2021-01-07 04:30
that was a lil toxic
2021-01-07 04:48
in other words, he wants to steal paychecks lul
2021-01-07 04:53
He said that he doesn't want to make the grind again because he wants to retire in 1-2 years. He would use the rest of his carrer playing qualifiers istanted of the main tournaments. It has nothing to do with ego or lack of motivation.
2021-01-07 05:09
2 replies
Motivated Has decided to retire in 1-2 years Choose one
2021-01-07 10:45
1 reply
#147
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North America PhantomX
Whenever you start talking about retiring, your 100% motivation isn't there anymore
2021-01-07 15:05
He's not going to get a better offer
2021-01-07 05:14
Damn bru...
2021-01-07 05:19
#117
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Romania ukhcsgo
Retired player. Twitch is giving him more money than any professional team
2021-01-07 05:20
good player. terrible person
2021-01-07 06:23
29-year-old bro
2021-01-07 06:44
Lmao good luck with the streaming career. Outrageous racists and bigots don't last long pn Twitch.
2021-01-07 08:08
#127
Karma | 
Netherlands HSQ
what's the point of editing that and deleting my thread? basically said the same
2021-01-07 11:06
He hasnt been relevant like 3 years. He plays the same predictable CS and refuses to change, I don't understand why anyone would want to pick him up
2021-01-07 11:57
He is being straight. Mad respect.
2021-01-07 12:58
"I do not have the time to spend a year and half playing from the bottom to work my way up and then have a shot at winning" What? Does he think he'll magically jump to the top again, with the level of CS he was playing in the past 2 years? He needs to reinvent himself. Unless he's really thinking about not playing high-level CS again, but I seriously doubt that
2021-01-07 13:00
feels bad for Felps, organizations still doubting how great he can be to a team and always sinks away the value and firepower that he brings to the teams, Felps deserve respect and stop pulling him out.
2021-01-07 13:35
4 replies
the problem is felps pussed out SK, he could be one of the greatest br players ever, he just dont have enough mindset for it, he is too soft mentally.
2021-01-09 03:27
I think they are saving him for better team. He was the best BOOM player recently so it was surprising too see him out of the roster. Maybe: sunny flusha autimatic felps twistzz
2021-01-11 00:26
2 replies
Hope so. I would be happy for felps if he had a chance in a team like that. I understand that fact of his mindset but it is just not fair always benching him to put smb on the team that does not have the same compromise that he has.
2021-01-13 11:34
1 reply
"In the announcement of felps' benching, BOOM noted that they are "surprised and saddened by his decision" to pursue other options, but that they "fully accept it"." he wants to join better team 100% imo
2021-01-13 14:38
didnt even know boom was indonesian lol
2021-01-07 14:02
#153
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Japan HHazuka
wtf? I translated his last tweets and posted here for the sake of the news, only to find my comment was deleted
2021-01-07 15:49
needs $$$ for complete face swap
2021-01-07 21:46
this topic is kinda wrong, I guess we cant blame someone who doesnt speak portuguese to put it like that, but he tried to imply something different, didnt sound this arrogant and delusional lol at the end of the day, I will always respect OGs that still fight for it, the OG VP lineup before they ended, and guys like fer. talk what u want but he can just relax and do nothing for the rest of his life in terms of money, but he still want to play as pro, practice the whole day, lose his fun in life to travel etc for less money than being a streamer or going other business.
2021-01-09 03:31
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