MIBR knock Complexity down to BLAST Premier Spring Showdown

The Brazilians live to fight another day, with Vitality their next rival in the bracket.

MIBR survive the first round of the BLAST Premier Spring Groups Knockout Stage with a 2-0 victory over Complexity, continuing to beat expectations and knocking the squad led by Johnny "⁠JT⁠" Theodosiou down to the Showdown.

There were no doubts early on in the veto as Complexity banned Dust2, the only map MIBR were able to win in the opening round of best-of-one matches — albeit against none other than Natus Vincere —, but that was no problem for the Brazilians as they got the best of their North American counterparts on Nuke and Ancient.

Falling to MIBR is a tough hit for Complexity and puts a large question mark on how competitive the Americans are going to be early on in the year as their first BO1 losses to G2 and BIG have now given way to a BO3 loss to the tournament’s outsiders, who are at the event with a stand-in.

A late tactical pause by exit on Ancient got MIBR across the finish line

Complexity’s woes started early on in the series as they fell to a 1-8 deficit on the attacking side of Nuke before a push late in the half brought it back to a 5-10.

The North Americans tried to put on a comeback on the CT side, with Ricky "⁠floppy⁠" Kemery and Paytyn "⁠junior⁠" Johnson leading the way, but enough close rounds went the way of the Brazilians, including a crucial 1vs2 by Jhonatan "⁠JOTA⁠" Willian, which ended with MIBR winning 16-13 and going up 1-0 before jumping into their map pick.

Ancient was another nail-biter in an all-around competitive match, with Complexity taking a 9-6 lead on the CT side. This time around it was Justin "⁠FaNg⁠" Coakley who tried to step up and kick things into gear for his team as MIBR, with Raphael "⁠exit⁠" Lacerda at the helm, fought to stay in it on the defense.

The Brazilians got more and more comfortable as the second half progressed, finally going all the way to map point in the thirtieth round, which they won in a tight situation on the A site to close out the series.

MIBR will now face Vitality on Friday, February 4, at 13:00 , with the winner going on to the final round of the knockout stage and the loser placed in one of the last chance stage spots. "They have three legends on the team," exit said of the French-Danish squad they will now face, "they're a very strong team and we'll be prepared for them."

Matchpage
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3rd February 2022
13
Nuke
16
14
Ancient
16
 Complexity K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
43 - 41 +2 70.3 1.01
40 - 36 +4 67.9 0.99
41 - 51 -10 84.9 0.98
29 - 42 -13 60.4 0.81
32 - 42 -10 64.7 0.75
 MIBR K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
48 - 31 +17 91.1 1.37
53 - 32 +21 90.7 1.35
44 - 40 +4 81.3 1.15
33 - 36 -3 70.6 1.05
34 - 46 -12 60.4 0.90
Brazil Jhonatan 'JOTA' Willian
Jhonatan 'JOTA' Willian
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
318
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.64
United States Ricky 'floppy' Kemery
Ricky 'floppy' Kemery
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
747
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.66
South Africa Johnny 'JT' Theodosiou
Johnny 'JT' Theodosiou
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
995
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.67
Brazil Raphael 'exit' Lacerda
Raphael 'exit' Lacerda
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
627
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.62
Canada Justin 'FaNg' Coakley
Justin 'FaNg' Coakley
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
585
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.68
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United States Paytyn 'junior' Johnson
Paytyn 'junior' Johnson
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
419
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.60
#1
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Denmark LeCerveau
Ez4 MIBR
2022-02-03 15:33
5 replies
MIBR IS BACK!
2022-02-03 15:35
4 replies
#37
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Denmark LeCerveau
No problems beating the rejuvenated "juggernaut"
2022-02-03 15:47
3 replies
its complexity, not Clown9
2022-02-03 17:13
2 replies
#71
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Estonia simondoggo
He didn’t say colossus
2022-02-03 17:21
1 reply
oops. You are right
2022-02-03 17:45
expected
2022-02-03 15:33
1 reply
Grim has always been pure garbage smh
2022-02-04 03:23
coL is cursed. just disband. mibr showed good cs, actually
2022-02-03 15:33
14 replies
Not really. That was some scrimmy CS. Both teams were making mistakes. Complexity just made more. Plus mibr have some good firepower. Turtle is really impressive mechanically.
2022-02-03 15:35
8 replies
every team and match has a lot of mistakes. you're just agreeing with me, good firepower, that's what i meant when i said good cs.
2022-02-03 15:37
4 replies
Oh no no. I think there's difference in perspectives. For me Good CS means tactical big brain CS like how Astralis 2018 used to play. Firepower CS is ok but it can still be scrimmy puggy CS which just doesnt look as good to me.
2022-02-03 15:41
3 replies
just a misunderstanding. tactically mibr isn't great, but they have a good fire power.
2022-02-03 15:41
1 reply
I agree!!
2022-02-03 15:41
cs very tactic is just a one way to play cs, if you keep believing this you will keep losing without knowing why
2022-02-03 17:32
Mibr played without the star rifle, just for the record
2022-02-03 16:00
2 replies
#55
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Brazil BlueYaz
Tratorz4n > chelo
2022-02-03 16:11
1 reply
currently yes
2022-02-04 03:50
Tbh when I watched the match I agreed with the phrase NA CS OMEGALUL - imo really bad retakes from Complexity and sometimes did communication from both teams It was funny af, Vita will destroy this MIBR tomorrow
2022-02-03 15:38
3 replies
that's what they said about "navi x mibr". right? vitality is the favourite on this one, but doens't mean 100% chances of beating anyone.
2022-02-03 15:39
2 replies
a big difference between bo1 and bo3.
2022-02-03 16:21
1 reply
#82
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Brazil Shinoky
+1
2022-02-03 18:48
they had some good mid round calls, especially on nuke
2022-02-03 15:46
#4
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Brazil CorVet404
ez
2022-02-03 15:33
F for floppy :(
2022-02-03 15:33
so ez
2022-02-03 15:33
NA CS LULW
2022-02-03 15:34
#8
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Europe Zwenix
Unlocko
2022-02-03 15:34
#9
FalleN | 
Portugal lift7
gg ez
2022-02-03 15:34
the fact that Junior whiffed a third part of his shots and still 2nd in rating shows how bad coL is.
2022-02-03 15:34
#11
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Australia poppyxox
mibr had so much luck on ancient, col looked better for 90% of the map definitely deserved a third map
2022-02-03 15:34
5 replies
#18
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Portugal n0xiv4
? Col played like shit
2022-02-03 15:36
1 reply
#45
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Australia poppyxox
wow my mind is changed
2022-02-03 15:53
col played like shit +1
2022-02-03 15:37
nah col shitted their pants
2022-02-03 15:44
#53
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Brazil rauni90001
CoL looked solid (sometimes) but MIBR was smart enough to save 4+ weapons and punish them on the next round.
2022-02-03 16:03
ez
2022-02-03 15:34
#13
gAuLeS | 
Brazil Ale7
ez
2022-02-03 15:35
#16
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Brazil jeanncs
ez
2022-02-03 15:35
#17
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Brazil MAARSHALL_
ez emaibiar
2022-02-03 15:35
Undeserved. Floppy deserved better.
2022-02-03 15:37
1 reply
Agree. He played very well
2022-02-03 15:55
#21
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Brazil ksceres
ENGLISH OF THE STREETS FROM WOOD7
2022-02-03 15:37
#22
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Brazil Anarchybr
BR CS >>>> NA CS FURIA > Liquid GODSENT > EG MIBR > CoL BR retirement home (Last Dance) > NA retirement home (Orgless)
2022-02-03 15:38
1 reply
#39
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Brazil ArthurFz1
Just true in this coment
2022-02-03 15:48
Good Brazilians
2022-02-03 15:37
lets gooo
2022-02-03 15:38
this looked like most of my matches. So many stupid pushes with off timed flashes... not something you'd expect from pro-players.
2022-02-03 15:38
>Don't sign the last dance >Sign NA team instead >Get rekt by a BR team playing with substitutes
2022-02-03 15:40
9 replies
#43
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Brazil ArthurFz1
Brnz4n>>>>>chelo They should just leave chelo free agency
2022-02-03 15:50
1 reply
In your dream
2022-02-03 16:02
#46
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Brazil rauni90001
I'm also a fan of the last dance but what's the point in signing a roster for only a year or two if you can sign Extra Salt for half of the price and have an actual long term project? The only way CoL would play themselves is if they drop this roster after only a year or less, cause that'd be stupid.
2022-02-03 15:54
2 replies
#59
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Hungary szia
+1 And all in all of this rosters losses, they've gotten double digit rounds. They've been close games, its not like they're getting stomped. They could improve on some things and then be a formidable opponent
2022-02-03 16:23
1 reply
Just like extra salt. A team that will never achieve anything besides some small tournaments in NA. I'm pretty sure i would rather go for the last dance who might not be the best team out there ( YET), but it is definitely better than t2 NA. Wasnt it enough to see junior and grim failing in T1? junior is not T1 material...
2022-02-03 17:13
#54
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Brazil Necro_Spa
dumb take, last dance will retire in a year probably so whats the point for a big org like col to sign them?
2022-02-03 16:04
3 replies
They are playing for 2 years( minimum), and if they disband after that.... they can rebuild around vini and boltz with Fallen coaching the team... Vini is already a great tactician, he did a lot in furia, and playing with Fallen will definitely build him into a great IGL. while this roster is T2 NA...
2022-02-03 17:25
2 replies
#75
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Brazil Necro_Spa
2 years paying 3 semi retired players lmao
2022-02-03 17:31
1 reply
better than paying 5 players that will get you nowhere. lmao.
2022-02-03 17:32
arent mibr playing w/o their igl and best fragger? how are col that bad?
2022-02-03 15:46
4 replies
#62
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Brazil talesmarqs
Wood7 is IGL, but Chelo (star rifler) is out. but Brnz4n is a pretty fucking good stand-in with this roster.
2022-02-03 17:03
3 replies
exactly, is like losing Romário for the world cup but having young Ronaldo to replace him. This is a problem to mibr coach actually hahahaha
2022-02-03 17:04
lmao i thought boltz is still their igl and is temporarily out :DDDDDD
2022-02-03 17:04
1 reply
#66
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Brazil talesmarqs
no no, Boltz will play with Fallen, FNX and Fer in The Last Dance
2022-02-03 17:05
easy money
2022-02-03 15:47
CoL 0% winrate sadly
2022-02-03 15:47
nice nice
2022-02-03 15:49
#42
 | 
Brazil Sagecsgo
Brazil! Zil! Zil!
2022-02-03 15:50
#44
 | 
Europe robo1234
Where is Delusional_JKS to let us know his opinion on the result?
2022-02-03 15:51
1 reply
+1
2022-02-03 15:59
ezzzzzzzzzzzz
2022-02-03 15:56
#50
 | 
Brazil rauni90001
GG, boys. Tbf, I think CoL should've let the boys pracc more instead of throwing them into all regular tournaments. This way, Junior and Grim could have more time to talk things and actually improve, rather than just blindly compete. Just saying.
2022-02-03 16:01
should have signed Flamez roster
2022-02-03 16:20
Complexity just ruined extra salt, sad
2022-02-03 16:22
Expected. Fang and grim are the only good players on that team
2022-02-03 16:45
2 replies
Lmao grim is fucking trash, 0.75 vs tier3 BR, big man floppy and fang only skilled players on this team
2022-02-03 17:06
1 reply
Fair
2022-02-03 18:12
#61
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Brazil hugoooo
Very expected actually, this core was good because of oSee, he saved their asses like 27492 times
2022-02-03 16:58
#63
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Brazil inv4der
Niceee mibr 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
2022-02-03 17:03
Floppy and grim deserve better teams... and Complexity as an org deserve a redemption (after obo ruined the team by leaving and causing tons of roster changes) but this is not it. Also, on paper this team should be good but idk whats up with their teamplay, strats and why junior is so washed
2022-02-03 17:08
VAMOS BRAZIL letsgooo MIBR
2022-02-03 17:24
#74
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India taco9873
get Farlig in Complexity and a good coach who's had some experience in T1 CS
2022-02-03 17:31
Hahahaha NA, they'll never be good in 5v5 videogames, same sh*t since 1999
2022-02-03 17:39
Ouch that gotta hurt
2022-02-03 18:07
#83
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Chile esanchez47
Heck
2022-02-03 18:59
#84
rain | 
United States roKr55
What happened to Grim lately? He was good when he joined Liquid.
2022-02-03 19:40
old Extra Salt beating teams like MIBR/PAIN on basic lvl, now they lose 0-2 to this. painful
2022-02-03 22:17
#86
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Indonesia lukerey
It seems like Jason Lake can't take a break from his Esports experience. I'm not sure what is wrong with this team tbh, maybe they need to mix it up with EU coach & EU players.
2022-02-04 01:36
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