MIBR has near been writing an epic saga with their actions taken in the past two years in and out of the server.
With death threats resulting in players needing to be physically restrained because someone implied a player was partying (as they were late to the finals) to racist garbage spewed on stream by the team, to them getting swept by almost every team with a pulse (which then translates into juicy drama as they slew accusations and allegations), it’s fair to say that the MIBR dream of late-2015 is now more dead than the career of the coaches that are getting indicted in the coaching spectating bug scandal that ESIC has their hands full with.
We’re all been wondering what in the world MIBR should do; they clearly could still continue to draw in massive crowds thanks to the fastidious Brazilian fanbase of the team, and many were readily drawing comparisons to Virtus.Pro; generally considered washed, but wildly popular that would help the TOs garner more views.
Now, that seems to be dashed, as the MIBR org has taken a drastic first step towards reclaiming the branding that the org once held within the scene.
Among much public gnashing of teeth, Ricardo “dead” Sinigaglia, Fernando “fer” Alvarenga, and Epitacio “TACO” de Melo, have all been removed from the roster after a aslew of disappointing results have come forth; the team struggled against unknown T3 teams in remote sections of eastern Europe during a small tourney that offered them an ushering into the semi-finals without them needing to play for it; a move that had unforeseen consequences of humorous effect.
Dead was already on suspension after it was revealed that he intentionally cheated using the coaching spectating bug, which resulted in MIBR dropping all of their Regional Major Ranking.
Both Epitacio and Fernando have noted that the decision was made by the organization; their points have slid in recent months, although admittedly not by a greater margin than others considering the shift into online play that has plagued esports far and wide.
Epitacio has been with MIBR for a year and a half, starting in February of 2019; Fernando for almost two and a half years, since July 2018; these are big drops that are happening, where it was previously assumed they were untouchable due solely to how beloved they are by the community. Interestingly, Vito Giuseppe (the player that had to be restrained) has noted how frustrated he is with these changes.
Não concordo com as mudanças do time,infelizmente desde que eu entrei aqui é troca de line o tempo inteiro. O que na minha visão não ajuda o desenvolvimento do time. Enfim, ainda não sei o que vai ser. Obrigado @ricsini @fer e @TACOCS o futuro a Deus pertence.
— Vito Giuseppe (@kngvito) September 13, 2020
It’s all well and good, if surprising; MIBR is being broken apart and it looks like the team members that formed what is widely considered to be the ‘most toxic team in esports’ will now be competing against each other if they can find teams.
If you thought the drama was finally concluding, this promises the man-children a flurry of upcoming drama as professional players with drastically decreased empathy and reasoning skills will now battle each other. Fascinating stuff.