MIBR to field nak in BLAST Premier Groups

The Brazilian side will field two stand-ins at the event, including the strategic coach and an academy team member.

MIBR will be forced to use two stand-ins at BLAST Premier Fall Groups after Ricardo "⁠boltz⁠" Prass tested positive for COVID-19 and Marcelo "⁠chelo⁠" Cespedes suffered an injury due to a car accident.

As previously announced, the team will field one of their academy members, Breno "⁠brnz4n⁠" Poletto, instead of boltz, while Renato "⁠nak⁠" Nakano will step back onto the server to fill in for chelo after the 23-year-old was not cleared to travel following the accident.

nak last donned the MIBR jersey as a player in 2009

"chelo isn't fully recovered to travel with us," Alessandro "⁠Apoka⁠" Marcucci explained in a video message. "He is getting better at home right now and going to physiotherapy. Chelo, we're hoping you get better soon because we want you back with us as soon as possible!"

The situation puts the Brazilian side in a tough spot in their upcoming campaign at BLAST Premier, where they had already been the biggest underdog as by far the lowest-ranked side in attendance (#48). Group B of the event will see MIBR face G2 first on Monday at 16:30 , with NIP and BIG being on the other side of the double-elimination bracket.

The stand-in stint will see nak play his first match in an official capacity since the end of 2020, when he left DETONA and decided to hang up his mouse to pursue a position as MIBR's strategic coach.

Despite that, the coach duo looked in good spirits when they spoke about nak's return onto the server. "I'm doing my best, of course, I'm not on the tier 1 level, but we'll try," the 34-year-old added. "Sometimes it works. Let's go. We're confident to play G2! We have no pressure."

MIBR will field the following roster in BLAST Premier Fall Group B:

Brazil Gustavo "⁠yel⁠" Knittel
Brazil Raphael "⁠exit⁠" Lacerda
Brazil Bruno "⁠shz⁠" Martinelli
Brazil Breno "⁠brnz4n⁠" Poletto (stand-in)
Brazil Renato "⁠nak⁠" Nakano (stand-in)

Brazil Alessandro "⁠Apoka⁠" Marcucci (coach)

Brazil Gustavo 'yel' Knittel
Gustavo 'yel' Knittel
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
917
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.63
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Brazil Marcelo 'chelo' Cespedes
Marcelo 'chelo' Cespedes
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
787
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.66
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 Raphael 'exit' Lacerda
Raphael 'exit' Lacerda
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
566
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.62
Brazil Ricardo 'boltz' Prass
Ricardo 'boltz' Prass
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
1184
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.64
Brazil Bruno 'shz' Martinelli
Bruno 'shz' Martinelli
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
775
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.65
Brazil Breno 'brnz4n' Poletto
Breno 'brnz4n' Poletto
Age:
18
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.73
Maps played:
3
KPR:
0.49
DPR:
0.73
#6
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Brazil 9exe_
ooooooooold
2021-09-16 20:03
1 reply
Ez last place bois
2021-09-16 23:06
What the
2021-09-16 20:04
#8
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Denmark pebblez
no way G2 can lose to that
2021-09-16 20:04
4 replies
@CSUnfortunate
2021-09-16 20:17
#72
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Ireland IX!
G2 can beat any team on any given day and they can lose to any team on any given day, smth cursed that org is2g
2021-09-16 21:38
2 replies
honestly, given what happened with FURIA, it's all up in the air at this point. G2 could win this, but if the coach shows good form, oh boy it's gonna be a nailbiter for both groups of fans
2021-09-17 01:04
1 reply
YES SIR!
2021-09-17 01:43
#9
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Brazil ramiiressss
lets go nak
2021-09-16 20:04
#12
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Brazil Fan_do_Trk
ez 4 major winner
2021-09-16 20:05
get well soon chelo
2021-09-16 20:06
A lot of standins mens((
2021-09-16 20:07
> brnz4n How the fuck it should be read?
2021-09-16 20:09
18 replies
#21
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Brazil Fan_do_Trk
young talent
2021-09-16 20:09
i guess like an e? so brnzen
2021-09-16 20:10
2 replies
#53
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Brazil LrNz_
is like an a, brnzan
2021-09-16 20:49
1 reply
ok that is pronounceable kinda
2021-09-16 23:01
Brenzan is the one i'm considering
2021-09-16 20:16
1 reply
yeah seems about right
2021-09-16 20:16
Bronze 4
2021-09-16 20:16
#46
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Brazil legitinho
put "b r n zan" in google translator in portuguese
2021-09-16 20:31
4 replies
#80
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Brazil LMZILLA
+1
2021-09-16 22:10
It did nothing for me
2021-09-16 23:38
2 replies
#121
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Brazil legitinho
click on this prnt.sc/1shrqop
2021-09-17 01:48
1 reply
Yeah, got it, I'm stupid
2021-09-18 13:38
#79
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Brazil LMZILLA
2021-09-16 22:10
Brehze
2021-09-16 22:32
Juan
2021-09-16 23:52
#123
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Brazil renatorib
we spell "b", "r" and "n" separately, then "zan" but "brenzan" is ok, it sounds similar too
2021-09-17 01:55
i will read it as 'burn son' and nobody can stop me
2021-09-17 03:34
Just say boombla :()
2021-09-18 01:25
why so big org as MIBR won't buy actually good roster
2021-09-16 20:09
11 replies
I feel that Immortals will be back soon
2021-09-16 20:12
10 replies
but mibr belong to them
2021-09-16 20:12
9 replies
Ik, I mean that they won't sign brazilians again a will try an EU roster
2021-09-16 20:14
8 replies
is there any top40-50 team without an organization?
2021-09-16 20:14
3 replies
Dbl poney is in the top30 right now
2021-09-16 20:17
I have no idea, but it's easier to build an english speaking roster as BR is facing a scarcity of even tier 2 players
2021-09-16 22:23
1 reply
i dont think its a player quality problem despite for furia who need a 5th player. the brazilian teams despite furia and godsent are taking terrible decisions in the server that even t2 teams dont take. they attempt some 2v4 retakes and some stupid rushs and stuff like that all the time. first they need to play correctly like godsent is attempting to do (my opnion) if u put any t1 players in o plano and mibr and they still take those decisions they gonna still stink
2021-09-17 15:28
Brazil represents, besides CIS orgs, the most profitable investment in CS:GO because of the fans. IMG would go broke without all the MIBR merch they sell.
2021-09-16 20:16
1 reply
True. I was just wondering about them acquiring an actual competitive team
2021-09-16 22:24
they don't have money for that, they couldn't afford kng team daily expenses
2021-09-17 01:15
1 reply
They could, but it was pathetic to pay 30k for each of those guys. I wonder how much 00nation is paying them kkkk
2021-09-17 02:20
nak fnx b1t cogu... *Sigh* the days.... CS 1.6 was so exciting....
2021-09-16 20:09
9 replies
if only fnx didn't fuck with his carreer, the guy would be a Counter-Strike GOAT contender (counting 1.6 and GO) right side f0rest, Get_RIght and NEO
2021-09-16 20:17
2 replies
Without a doubt. He also won a major in 1.6.. as they say... No fnx, No Major..
2021-09-16 20:23
#59
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Argentina cheapdeed
he just nerfed himself, goat move tbh
2021-09-16 21:06
#55
ZywOo | 
France PqSxd
don't forget kiko... he quit cs to became a doctor, brilliant guy
2021-09-16 20:56
3 replies
+1 KIKO pog
2021-09-16 21:44
#84
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Brazil hugoooo
My nick was decided inspired on him! Originally my nick was "neo" (because of Matrix obviously), but in 2004 when the Polish neo became world famous I decided to change hahaha
2021-09-16 22:22
1 reply
#90
ZywOo | 
France PqSxd
lol hahaha, kikooooooooooooooooooooo is a legend
2021-09-16 22:45
A man of culture as well
2021-09-17 02:05
+100000
2021-09-20 19:01
#23
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Brazil LucasFaes
nak legend
2021-09-16 20:12
better than f0rest?
2021-09-16 20:19
this team is such a meme
2021-09-16 20:19
Will not be surprised if G2 will lose to 2 standins
2021-09-16 20:20
#40
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Argentina atriX^
OK Blast, time to review you partners list. EG on group A with 2 stand-ins, and being trash for almost a year. MIBR is not even top3 in Brazil. These teams lower the quality of the whole event because only two teams move on from the Showdown so having EG and MIBR in the groups while having Gambit and Heroic in the groups is dumb.
2021-09-16 20:20
15 replies
flag
2021-09-16 21:33
5 replies
#73
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Argentina atriX^
?????????????? I'm from Argentina, so?
2021-09-16 21:39
4 replies
#81
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Brazil LMZILLA
so u hate brazilianos
2021-09-16 22:13
3 replies
#82
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Argentina atriX^
Where did I say I hate them or something hateful towards them? Not to mentioned I also talked about EG. Reading comprehension is important, you know...
2021-09-16 22:17
2 replies
Bro you're so xenophobic just stop
2021-09-16 22:58
1 reply
#101
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Argentina atriX^
Some people here simply can’t look past the flag and flair. It is what it is.
2021-09-16 23:31
i don't like you but i agree
2021-09-16 23:20
8 replies
#97
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Argentina atriX^
Let me guess, my flag has something to do with, doesn’t it?
2021-09-16 23:29
7 replies
yes
2021-09-16 23:30
6 replies
#102
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Argentina atriX^
Don’t worry. Once you stop being a teenager, you’ll realize how stupid it is to hate someone just because they come from a specific place.
2021-09-16 23:35
5 replies
i don't hate, i just don't like latin and iberian
2021-09-16 23:37
4 replies
#106
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Argentina atriX^
Fakeflagger? I hope you are because otherwise you are Latino just like me. Either way, hate/dislike, you’ll grow out of it.
2021-09-16 23:44
3 replies
yeah i am latin good evening
2021-09-16 23:49
2 replies
then you'r just dumb
2021-09-16 23:59
1 reply
i don't like latam and you're fakeflagger
2021-09-17 02:49
#41
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Mexico rauni90001
mistandins
2021-09-16 20:21
lmao to bad to worst
2021-09-16 20:25
BETTER THAN NiKo YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSS
2021-09-16 20:27
What happened to chelo? (ik it said car accident but more specifically)
2021-09-16 20:33
1 reply
He had a car accident in Brazil. He went to EU because he could have enough time to recover. But I think he is not fully recovered.
2021-09-16 20:36
#49
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Hungary Shiron212
That's unfortunate :(
2021-09-16 20:41
nak god
2021-09-16 20:41
#51
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Other go1x1n00b
young talent
2021-09-16 20:44
Couldn't be worse anyway
2021-09-16 20:47
#54
ZywOo | 
France PqSxd
Major champion at least
2021-09-16 20:55
#56
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Brazil BNV
Such a legend.
2021-09-16 20:57
#57
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Spain Tool40
Dead org
2021-09-16 20:59
2 replies
nt no scene
2021-09-17 00:49
1 reply
#115
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Spain Tool40
Yep just FURIA imo and still hard to compete tier 1 teams
2021-09-17 00:55
#58
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World streetson
upgrade over chelo and boltz tbh I think MIBR will finish 1st in their group now
2021-09-16 21:04
1 reply
#138
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Brazil galaxysz
boltz is recovered from covid but is at rest and chelo has a bad neck because of the accident
2021-09-20 05:06
very good to see
2021-09-16 21:08
mibr...
2021-09-16 21:10
ok
2021-09-16 21:13
rip mibr
2021-09-16 21:26
#64
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Brazil 9Rain
Legend
2021-09-16 21:27
unlucko
2021-09-16 21:28
Disband rip mibr
2021-09-16 21:28
#71
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Chile cristiaan
34 yo talent
2021-09-16 21:37
#74
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Brazil Myballs
nak is legacy. respect
2021-09-16 21:44
Nakano Will trash G2 kkkkkkkkkk
2021-09-16 21:46
EZ4Nak
2021-09-16 22:05
#78
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Brazil Nicolito
old times....
2021-09-16 22:06
#83
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Brazil hugoooo
Jesus Christ... mibr without their two best players...
2021-09-16 22:20
#88
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Brazil setsz
NAK GOAT
2021-09-16 22:34
#89
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Brazil Ru4S
mibr.nak-47 has joined the server.
2021-09-16 22:42
+cogu when?
2021-09-16 22:50
2 replies
#100
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Brazil hugoooo
00Nation coach playing for other org..?
2021-09-16 23:31
then get fnx to come back from retirement and bit from 9z and you have the legendary core
2021-09-17 00:08
who
2021-09-16 22:57
1 reply
how
2021-09-17 01:48
wtfff
2021-09-16 23:31
-yel +nak incoming
2021-09-16 23:38
Let's go Nak!!
2021-09-16 23:53
lol 34 year old
2021-09-17 00:18
Oh my god.. Topp
2021-09-17 00:49
#117
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Canada firtlast
ez 3.00 kd for nakano
2021-09-17 01:03
ez for old man
2021-09-17 01:50
tier 10 team with 2 stand ins lul
2021-09-17 02:11
Welcome back old man
2021-09-17 04:10
Ata
2021-09-17 13:51
132
2021-09-17 13:51
#135
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Brazil kalil420
LETS GO MIBR!!! NAK GOD, LEGEND FROM 1.6, SO NICE TO SEE HIM DEFENDING MIBR AGAIN!! WORLD CHAMPION RESPECT THE LEGEND
2021-09-18 01:29
expected
2021-09-19 13:02
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