MIBR expand roster with exit signing

The Brazilian player could make his debut for the team in the BLAST Premier Spring Showdown, in just two weeks' time.

MIBR have announced that they have completed the signing of Raphael "⁠exit⁠" Lacerda from Sharks. The 24-year-old rifler joins the Brazilian giants with immediate effect, increasing the roster to six players despite Valve's decision to issue penalties to teams who substitute out players in the Regional Major Ranking (RMR) circuit.

"I'm very happy with this opportunity, it's something I've always wanted," exit said in a statement. "I'll give my best to help this team and help it reach the top, which is where Brazil deserves to be."

exit is already practising with MIBR

The announcement follows a rough first few months for the new MIBR roster, which was announced in mid-January. The Brazilian team, featuring the core of the BOOM squad that won nine tournaments in a row in South America in 2020, failed to impress in their first tournaments in Europe, finishing last in their BLAST Premier Spring group, fourth in their ESL Pro League group, and 9th-12th in the IEM Katowice Play-In.

exit will replace Daniel "⁠danoco⁠" Morgado on all maps during the first week of practice, according to head coach Alessandro "⁠Apoka⁠" Marcucci, who added that the coaching staff will make a decision regarding the starting lineup for the BLAST Premier Spring Showdown in the days leading up to the event, scheduled for April 13-18.

"We know we cannot make changes in between maps in the RMR competitions, we need a team of five," Apoka added. "That's what Valve wants.

"But it's very important for us to have six players right now, that's why danoco will stay with us and will be watching us in practice."

exit was the last original member of Sharks' first lineup, unveiled in July 2017. During this three-and-a-half-year tenure with the Portuguese organisation, the 24-year-old averaged a 1.13 rating and attended several international LAN events, including three ESL Pro League Finals, one ECS Finals and one Americas Minor.

He will reunite with Renato "⁠nak⁠" Nakano after they were teammates for almost two years on Sharks. The 33-year-old, who was part of the iconic MIBR lineup that won the ESWC 2006 title, was named the team's strategic coach in January.

With exit's addition, MIBR now have:

Brazil Gustavo "⁠yel⁠" Knittel
Brazil Ricardo "⁠boltz⁠" Prass
Brazil Marcelo "⁠chelo⁠" Cespedes
Brazil Bruno "⁠shz⁠" Martinelli
Brazil Raphael "⁠exit⁠" Lacerda
Brazil Daniel "⁠danoco⁠" Morgado

Brazil Alessandro "⁠Apoka⁠" Marcucci (coach)
Brazil Renato "⁠nak⁠" Nakano (strategic coach)

Brazil Gustavo 'yel' Knittel
Gustavo 'yel' Knittel
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
864
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.63
Brazil Raphael 'exit' Lacerda
Raphael 'exit' Lacerda
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
514
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.62
Brazil Marcelo 'chelo' Cespedes
Marcelo 'chelo' Cespedes
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
735
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.66
Brazil Ricardo 'boltz' Prass
Ricardo 'boltz' Prass
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
1132
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.64
Brazil Renato 'nak' Nakano
Renato 'nak' Nakano
Age:
34
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.92
Maps played:
510
KPR:
0.61
DPR:
0.66
Brazil Bruno 'shz' Martinelli
Bruno 'shz' Martinelli
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
723
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.64
Brazil Daniel 'danoco' Morgado
Daniel 'danoco' Morgado
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.92
Maps played:
145
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.74
#1
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Brazil finexys_
exit joins mibr hahah
2021-03-30 17:03
16 replies
who's gonna exit MIBR through
2021-03-30 17:04
8 replies
no man, exit mibr it says right there
2021-03-30 17:07
4 replies
but who exits MIBR men
2021-03-30 17:07
3 replies
#37
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Denmark Hulabulia
exit exit mibr
2021-03-30 17:19
2 replies
MIBR exit exit MIBR?
2021-03-30 17:29
1 reply
MIBR exits exit
2021-03-31 13:38
#24
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Brazil Snaipa_
Goodbye Pinoco
2021-03-30 17:11
2 replies
#76
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Brazil parrud0www
kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk Pinoco
2021-03-30 20:17
pinoco > taco 😎
2021-04-02 05:37
Can't wait for "exit exits MIBR"
2021-03-30 17:09
3 replies
#64
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Brazil |witcher|
Won't happen. "exit leaves Sharks"
2021-03-30 18:31
2 replies
Sad, at least they did "f0rest leaves nip"
2021-03-30 20:48
It’s not too late
2021-04-08 15:35
-chelo +exit
2021-03-30 18:40
2 replies
nuts? chelo best aim of the team lol
2021-03-31 08:28
whytf would they bench their best player???
2021-03-31 12:39
tier5 player
2021-03-30 17:04
9 replies
#15
Luken | 
Argentina FacuR
Better than half of the current roster.
2021-03-30 17:05
1 reply
+1
2021-03-31 08:28
6 replies
Holding onto something from 2 years ago omegalul
2021-03-30 17:14
3 replies
#31
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Portugal Agricultor
well he didnt have a chance to play in top level because of covid again, but that proves he can play in tier 1
2021-03-30 17:14
2 replies
That’s not the reason he wasn’t picked up it’s because he was inconsistent in tier 2 Brazil for awhile
2021-03-30 17:31
1 reply
#74
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Portugal Agricultor
Sharks were playing in na but because of covid they had to go to sa, and they have been there since then and they had a lot of roster changes, when they were in na they were playing at a high level (higher than they are now) thats all I'm saying
2021-03-30 20:08
bottom fragger against bot2k kkkkkkkkkkkkk
2021-03-30 17:16
1 reply
Bot2k, you dont understend the game.
2021-03-30 17:29
#5
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Sweden frizzahh
WHO
2021-03-30 17:03
expected
2021-03-30 17:04
#8
FalleN | 
Brazil 3nzow
-DANOCO, PLEASE
2021-03-30 17:04
#9
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Brazil Lampii
Poggers
2021-03-30 17:04
#10
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Georgia Megobari
-danoco
2021-03-30 17:04
unexpected lul
2021-03-30 17:04
nice
2021-03-30 17:04
9 man working on a finished team
2021-03-30 17:05
7 replies
#96
fer | 
Brazil bid
Botsent
2021-03-31 02:13
imagine cheering for taco lol
2021-03-31 08:28
5 replies
Imagine trash-talking a major champion lol
2021-04-01 23:09
4 replies
wooooww so you mean get right still is a good player, cause he won a major and was hltv #1??????? replies must have actual content. zzzzz
2021-04-02 02:42
3 replies
Hobo complex. Not going to mess w that. gl trashtalking brazilians.
2021-04-02 19:35
2 replies
hahahahaha yeah yeah, taco very, but very strong player lmao
2021-04-03 03:32
1 reply
Sure, random
2021-04-04 19:10
#16
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Brazil thiagomrm
they had money to buy exit but not Leo_drk lmao, ok mibr...
2021-03-30 17:05
12 replies
#20
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Brazil Neenzu
lol
2021-03-30 17:09
Drunky probably doesn't wanna play with these guys
2021-03-30 17:18
6 replies
#25
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Brazil Snaipa_
So now he is playing alone lol
2021-03-30 17:12
5 replies
#78
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Mexico rauni90001
Leo is already set to play for EnvyUs in May with the O PLANO boys, what makes you think he would ever consider playing for a t3 brazilian team w/o resilience?
2021-03-30 20:35
4 replies
really, envy alredy back?
2021-03-30 21:15
3 replies
#94
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Mexico rauni90001
Yep. Just check vsm's latest stream, he literally doesn't care, he spilled the beams and even spelled Envy with hand signs, claiming it's going to be his new home.
2021-03-31 01:30
2 replies
vsm x9
2021-03-31 02:09
Fuckk, I hoped Envy would sign DBL 😰
2021-04-03 15:48
exit carried the drk into sharks lul
2021-03-30 17:15
#90
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Brazil thiagomrm
its not the point guys, Im just saying that MiBR said they didnt have money to afford Kng's line up, and then they have old Boom's line up, 2 coaches and they bought the 6º player. MiBR should just be clean with their fans and said that they didnt want the old line up, even with most of the brs loving them (kng,lucas,vina,trk,leo,cogu and now hen)
2021-03-31 00:35
1 reply
#91
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Portugal MOSES1
they did want them but they themselves didnt want to stay because of lack of support from the org, not moneywhise. Also, Im not an insider but I think the salary and contract conditions of the current roster are way below what the old roster wanted
2021-03-31 01:14
its about timing, mibr waited months to buy exit, they were waiting for market opportunities, at the time, leo drunky was on high value, making the transfer unrealistic.
2021-04-03 03:35
ahhahahahahhahahahahaahh
2021-03-30 17:10
#26
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Canada fedezera
They should give danoco more time
2021-03-30 17:12
3 posts about him in a day LOL
2021-03-30 17:13
#29
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Serbia LtN))
Ok!
2021-03-30 17:14
#30
arT | 
Brazil logzera
exit signing.... is this something new?
2021-03-30 17:14
#33
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Brazil MatNoites
interesting adition.
2021-03-30 17:15
t4
2021-03-30 17:16
holy shit we know
2021-03-30 17:17
Every brazil team need fnx
2021-03-30 17:20
#39
gAuLeS | 
Brazil Ale7
nice adition
2021-03-30 17:21
#40
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Brazil fercarryus
if he manages to stay for 3 months, that's good
2021-03-30 17:22
#41
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Germany Nachofish
kkkkkk
2021-03-30 17:24
Bench danoco, no need of him
2021-03-30 17:27
now move Danoco to 6th player he sucks
2021-03-30 17:28
-boltz
2021-03-30 17:28
#47
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Brazil Fir3ss
TIER 40 OF BRAZIL GOES TO PLAY IN THE EUROPE... What`s Happening? 12/23
2021-03-30 17:29
bye danoco i guess?
2021-03-30 17:29
mibr exit confirm?
2021-03-30 17:34
#53
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Canada galathan
got excited... thought mibr was leaving csgo
2021-03-30 17:35
-danoco
2021-03-30 17:38
F Danoc0.
2021-03-30 17:42
#59
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United States Myst1ksTtv
Didn't read fully and thought MIBR was leaving cs
2021-03-30 17:48
#60
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Chile cristiaan
who?
2021-03-30 17:58
"strategic coach" kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk
2021-03-30 18:07
1 reply
#65
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Brazil Karlogaria
More like paycheck stealer or money laundry manager
2021-03-30 18:32
Danoco bench?
2021-03-30 18:14
#63
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France Uexo
mibr exit csgo ?
2021-03-30 18:28
MIBR should just save themselves the hassle and exit CS, they are trash
2021-03-30 18:32
another article: exit ate pizza for dinner
2021-03-30 18:45
mibr are desperate I see...
2021-03-30 18:50
expected
2021-03-30 18:54
They need to exit CS!
2021-03-30 19:27
They didn’t bench everyone, 6v5 🤔
2021-03-30 19:42
#73
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Israel Xpicyy
imagine when he leaves mibr "exit exit mibr"
2021-03-30 19:54
#75
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Brazil prodigy262
NICE
2021-03-30 20:14
#77
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Mexico rauni90001
Imagine thinking that Danoco is the problem... Little they know it's all about resilience and teamwork. Just waiting until they get stomped after exit's honey moon period ends.
2021-03-30 20:35
2 replies
danoco is not skilled enough to play at the current international level. Teamwork and resilience are important, but exit can bring more stability to the team, even after a 'honeymoon' period.
2021-03-30 21:37
1 reply
#93
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Mexico rauni90001
+1
2021-03-31 01:28
#79
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Other k1ngKA1
GL, i hope it will be the change mibr needs to be at least top 10
2021-03-30 20:44
#81
Craft | 
Brazil MlNE
ice, now remove danoco
2021-03-30 21:13
who?
2021-03-30 21:14
6 players and 2 coaches... what a waste of money
2021-03-30 22:16
#87
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Brazil kalil420
LETS GO MIBR
2021-03-30 22:42
#88
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Brazil gbz$
This is almost a football team
2021-03-30 23:19
#89
NiKo | 
Poland SebL
A first step in the right direction in MIBR, but there is a lot more changes to make, but it's a first step in the right direction. GL guys.
2021-03-30 23:49
bye danoco not good for tier2-3
2021-03-31 01:16
Bad admin
2021-03-31 02:17
#99
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Iceland caverat
2 coachs and 6 players on a t3 team waste of money waste of time
2021-03-31 07:04
who?
2021-03-31 12:33
What's an exit signing? Who is being exit signed?
2021-03-31 17:54
literally no one care about mibr anymore this line cant scary a tier 2 NA team
2021-03-31 18:18
gonna be ironic when they kick him then
2021-04-04 02:16
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