UPDATE: This article has been updated on September 5, 19:25 CST to reflect the release of murizzz , who was previously on the MIBR MIBR Brazil Rank #1 jzz João Pedro RgLMeister Matheus Rodigoli frz Leandro Gomes reserve roster.

After being benched at the end of the VCT Americas season, Olavo "heat" Marcelo has announced that he is an unrestricted free agent. MIBR MIBR Brazil Rank #1 jzz João Pedro RgLMeister Matheus Rodigoli frz Leandro Gomes also announced that they have parted ways with Murillo "murizzz" Tuchtenhagen.

heat mentions that he is free to negotiate with any organization. This announcement comes after MIBR announced that TxoziN would replace heat on the active roster due to personal reasons. murizzz is currently open to offers as an IGL on “a new project”.

murizz and heat at LOCK//IN murizzz and heat at LOCK//IN. (Photo by Colin Young-Wolff/Riot Games)

Both players joined the team in November of last year when MIBR rebuilt their roster, picking up the duo as part of the former Keyd Stars Keyd Stars Brazil Rank #7 core, alongside RgLMeister . They joined Keyd Stars in June 2021, notably qualifying to Masters: Berlin and Champions 2021. At Champions, they took part in one of the most infamous games in VCT history, where a match win against eventual Champions, Acend Acend Europe Rank #5 ALIVE Gilad Hakim musashi Alessio Xhaferi Br0die Jack Emmott baddyG Kamil Graniczka MONSTEERR Ondřej Petrů , was reverted due to a bug exploit. Later, Riot allowed the teams to replay the third map, but Keyd Stars lost 13-10.

The new MIBR roster debuted with a second place finish in the OFF//SEASON tournament, LATAM Gods. LOCK//IN São Paulo would be their first VCT tournament following the rebuild. They lost 2-0 in their opening match.

The beginning of the Americas League went much better. They lost their opening match against the 2022 Champions, LOUD LOUD Brazil Rank #1 saadhak Matias Delipetro Less Felipe de Loyola tuyz Arthur Andrade cauanzin Cauan Pereira , but bounced back with two victories over KRÜ Esports KRÜ Esports Latin America South Rank #3 keznit Angelo Mori NagZ Juan Pablo Lopez Klaus Nicolas Ferrari Melser Marco Eliot Machuca Amaro axeddy Carlos Alberto and fan favorites, NRG Esports NRG Esports North America Rank #3 crashies Austin Roberts ardiis Ardis Svarenieks Victor Victor Wong .

This proved to be smoke and mirrors, however, since they failed to win a single map in their next five games. Following Week 6, the team announced that heat would be replaced by assistant coach Txozin. He proved instrumental in claiming their final victory of the season, resolving a five-way tie and securing a playoffs spot for eventual Champions, Evil Geniuses Evil Geniuses North America Rank #1 Boostio Kelden Pupello ScrewFace Kyle Jensen Demon1 Max Mazanov Ethan Ethan Arnold C0M Corbin Lee jawgemo Alexander Mor .

In the Americas Last Chance Qualifier, they lost 2-0 to KRÜ Esports, who went on to win the final Champions slot for the Americas.

MIBR still field:

  • João "jzz" Pedro
  • Matheus "RgLMeister" Rodigoli
  • Leandro "frz" Gomes
  • André "TxoziN" Saidel
  • Felipe "chivitz" Chivitz (Manager)
  • Matheus "bzkA" Tarasconi (Coach)
  • Iara "Iara" Rodrigo (Analyst)