CS:GO – Concerns About Player Safety In Rio Majors Have Now Ironically Resolved Themselves

CS:GO – Concerns About Player Safety In Rio Majors Have Now Ironically Resolved Themselves
Credit: MIBR via YouTube

MIBR has been in the news within the professional Counter-Strike circles for the past few weeks with underhanded tactics, inciting violence against other players, using social media to pressure opponents for favorable decisions, and the inevitable complete lack of sportsmanship coming from a team that represents the country of Brazil.

This is all compounded with recent actions taken by various members of the team, from racist comments towards blacks to threatening to murder other teams players, and there has been zero apologies or capitulation from the offenders regarding any of this.

If you’re curious as to who is considered to be the most toxic team possible in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, it’s MIBR by a nautical mile.

Their most recent influx of misbehavior reignited against fellow Brazilian team FURIA, when during a match damage was received and a kill occurred before MIBR called ‘not live’, or ‘NL’.

FURIA players removed themselves from the discussion, asking their coach and CEO to decide for them; FalleN leaked a clip on Twitter while the discussion was occurring in Discord, which resulted in thousands of MIBR fans threatening and pressuring the FURIA CEO into a round restart.

The admins refused to comment on the situation, leaving the distasteful decision entirely on FURIA staff while MIBR fans worked themselves into a rage. The round was reset, against the rulings, and MIBR took the victory. MIBR then celebrated by using Twitter to call FURIA ‘shit’ and continue to threaten them while they heralded their own sportsmanlike conduct and professionalism.

Yesterday, FURIA rematched against MIBR in the lower bracket of cs_summit 6, and FURIA slapped MIBR in a clean sweep in a BO3 series. IGL for FURIA, Andrei ‘arT’ Piovezan played what was likely the most aggressive match of his life, consistently taking multiple entry frags while MIBR watched in astonishment.

This likely solves another problem that MIBR and their constant threats have generated: players simply didn’t feel safe matching against the team in Brazil in the upcoming ESL One Rio Major.

With MIBR having a history of whipping their fans into a frenzy and the players themselves attempting to ‘murder’ rival opponents, it’s not entirely too far off to be concerned with their conduct, and for staff to be concerned with the safety of their players.

With MIBR (thankfully) being eliminated, multiple teams would have to take bizarre losses for MIBR to manage to qualify for the Major; a move that helps ensure player safety. If MIBR still wants to attend, they can of course do so: from the audience, after purchasing a ticket. Let me press ‘F’ on the world’s smallest keyboard.