MIBR announce chelo departure
The 24-year-old leaves the team amid rumors of him joining Imperial.
MIBR announced the departure of Brazilian rifler Marcelo "chelo" Cespedes from the active roster, ending the 24-year-old's 19-month stint with the organization. The move comes after a report from Dust2.com.br stated that he is the favorite to replace Lincoln "fnx" Lau at Imperial.
The Brazilian transferred to MIBR when the organization signed his BOOM team in January 2021, after the organization was unable to agree on contract extensions with their roster at the time, led by Vito "kNgV-" Giuseppe.
The first year in the lineup was not a particularly successful one for the Brazilian, as his team experienced early exits from the two BLAST Groups and ESL Pro League Season 13. That prompted the organization to make several changes, keeping only chelo and Raphael "exit" Lacerda from their lineup.
MIBR entered 2022 with three new players in Adriano "WOOD7" Cerato, Matheus "Tuurtle" Anhaia and Jhonatan "JOTA" Willian but were once again unable to make their mark on the world stage, with their biggest success coming in the form of qualification for the PGL Major Antwerp 2022 Challengers Stage.
After their Major appearance, the team returned to tier two competition, where chelo had two fantastic events — first averaging a 1.34 rating at Pinnacle Cup Championship 2022 before following that up with a 1.30 rating at ESL Pro League Season 16 Conference, where he was by far the best player on his team.
MIBR are now:
Bruno "BIT" Fukuda Lima (coach)