MIBR MIBR Brazil Rank #4 has announced Daniel "fRoD" Montaner will join the squad as their new head coach, while Matheus "bzkA" Tarasconi will retain his role as coach. The team's starting lineup has also been completed with the additions of Matheus "Mazin" Araújo and Arthur "artzin" Araujo.
fRoD has only been linked with MIBR recently, but has reportedly been helping the team practice for several weeks now. He joins MIBR after a successful year with LOUD LOUD Brazil Rank #1 , who he first assisted during their Champions 2022 title run. With fRoD helming the team's 2023 restructuring, the team was unable to find another world championship 2023, but were runners-up at LOCK//IN, champions of the VCT Americas, and also placed third at this year's Champions.
Mazin is one of two new players in MIBR, but he is no stranger to the VCT. FURIA's initiator had represented the FURIA emblem since mid-2021 and attended back-to-back Champions with the panthers. He was kept on for 2023, when FURIA joined the VCT partnership. Mazin struggled to make a dent in the server, and FURIA was unable to climb into the top four of the Americas. Mazin was let go, alongside two other FURIA players, in August.
Newcomer artzin has shown up in qualifiers and lesser tournaments since 2021, but only got his first break in May of last year, when he signed for Stars Horizon Stars Horizon Inactive . In 2023, artzin represented 00Nation 00Nation Inactive , under which he placed second in the second split of VCL Brazil, losing the grand final to The Union The Union Inactive . That led 00Nation and artzin to Americas Ascension — where the team made playoffs and were eliminated in the first round of the lower bracket.
fRoD's signing also reunites him with Matheus "bzkA" Tarasconi, as the pair guided LOUD to their Champions 2022 title. MIBR's new members join the team after it had a disappointing debut year in the partnership: the Brazilian roster finished ninth in the VCT Americas with just three wins — the third against 100 Thieves 100 Thieves North America Rank #8 — and struck out of the LCQ in last place.