Brazilian Counter-Strike organization Made in Brazil are rumored to be looking to sign Vito "kNgV-" Giuseppe to the roster, as per a report from Jarek "DeKay" Lewis. This signing would fill the vacancy left by Marcelo "coldzera" David after his departure following ESL One Cologne earlier this month. However, in accordance with roster lock rules, MIBR will not be allowed to field kNgV- at the StarLadder Berlin Major in August.
Vito "kNgV-" Giuseppe has played under the Immortals banner before in his career, taking them to the PGL Krakow Major's grand final. Multiple controversies surrounding kNgV- and other members of that roster eventually led to the release of the full squad. Joining MIBR now would see kNgV- reunite with former Immortals teammate Lucas "LUCAS1" Teles. KNgV- has been targeted by the MIBR lineup on multiple occasions, though nothing ever came to fruition, mostly due to Giuseppe's various issues with acquiring proper visas. Should that issue be sorted out, it is expected that he will join the Brazilian side sometime after the StarLadder Berlin Major. KNgV- is still taking part in the Major circuit, currently playing under the INTZ name. They will be competing at the Minor Play-in next week, playing for a spot in the Major Main Qualifier.
MIBR is in search of a fifth player after long-time team member Marcelo "coldzera" David decided to bench himself earlier this month. The team has been fielding their coach, Wilton "zews" Prado, at recent events including BLAST Pro Series Los Angeles and IEM Chicago. They will also be required to play with zews at the Berlin Major. The team has struggled with finding a proper balance in recent years, switching out their fifth player multiple times in 2017 and spending most of 2018 as a mixed Brazilian-American lineup. These all proved fruitless, and the team hopes to find success again with aggressive playmaker kNgV- added to the roster.
Recent showings have left many fans hopeful for the future of MIBR. Though BLAST Los Angeles wasn't a tournament to remember for them, a semi-final finish at IEM Chicago had many talking about Gabriel "FalleN" Toledo and Fernando "fer" Alvarenga. They seemed to be ready to put up vintage performances to save their team from elimination in Chicago, with both of them dropping nearly 40 kills in an overtime match on Train against Envy. An addition of kNgV- would only help the firepower of this team, as he is a star player that can aid in any situation.
Should this move go through as expected, Vito "kNgV-" Giuseppe will join MIBR following the StarLadder Berlin Major.