MIBR bench Tuurtle, line up $280,000 bid for Lucaozy - Report
Fluxo look to keep their star amidst significant interest from several Brazilian teams.
MIBR are seeking to buy Lucas "Lucaozy" Neves out of his contract with Fluxo, according to a report by Dust2 Brasil. Should the move come to fruition, the 21-year-old would replace Tuurtle on the roster.
Fluxo are looking to retain their biggest star, though, and have reportedly offered him a contract extension. "We aim to keep [Lucaozy] on the team," the organization said in a comment to Dust2 Brasil.
The report states MIBR is one of several Brazilian organizations interested and that the Immortals Gaming Club-owned team lined up a hefty bid of around $280,000 for Lucaozy in their second attempt to get him to change jerseys since the beginning of the year.
The negotiations come at a time when many Brazilian teams are looking at potential improvements to their roster. Fluxo themselves recently placed Allan "history" Lawrenz on the sidelines after the AWPer requested to be benched in the aftermath of the team's last-place exit from the BLAST.tv Paris Major Challengers Stage. His replacement has not yet been announced.