After fifteen-months with the reunited roster, Wilton “zews” Prado has parted ways with MIBR. The 32-year-old was brought back into the fold as part of a deal between Team Liquid and MIBR that saw Jake “Stewie2K” Yip head to the former while Epitacio “TACO” de Melo and zews moved to the latter.
MIBR struggled after this transition, however, and have since brought in two new players including Ignacio “meyern” Meyer and Vito “kNgV-” Giuseppe. While results seemed to have at least somewhat improved for a time with a few wins or close games, MIBR is still performing far below what one expects of such a legendary roster on paper.
The team went out last as cs_summit 5 and didn’t make it out of groups at DreamHack Open Anaheim and BLAST Premier Spring Series.
zews took to Twitter to announce the move and provide some insight into the situation and his future. You can read it in Portuguese here.
The experienced coach and player explained that MIBR’s problems are unfortunately not closer to being solved in his eyes. He believes the issues to be “heavier, more complex, and more deeply embedded than they seem to be, and in my opinion the solutions tend to be more complex as well – requiring a bigger change to the roster and/or to its culture.”
While he states he doesn’t want to give excuses and takes his blame, he believes it’s his job analyse and learn from the situation.
In regards to his future, the 32-year-old had the following to say:
“As for my future, nothing is settled. My wish is to continue competing and dedicating myself to this esport that I love. Due to the global crisis and COVID-19 I will stay in the US analysing my options. In case you believe your organisation and I have something valuable to add to each other, please contact me: email@example.com.”
With the accolades under zews’ belt, it shouldn’t take too long (COVID-19 permitting) before he’s back to helm the ship for another organization.
As for the coaching role with MIBR, Gabriel “FalleN” Toledo revealed on a recent stream that Ricardo “dead” Sinigaglia will be stepping into the role to serve as both manager and coach for the squad.
Gabriel “FalleN” Toledo
Fernando “fer” Alvarenga
Epitacio “TACO” de Melo
Vito “kNgV-“ Giuseppe
Ignacio “meyern” Meyer
Ricardo “dead” Sinigaglia (manager/coach)