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Inaugural champions MIBR head back down under for IEM Sydney 2019

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IEM Sydney will see the return of the all-Brazilian roster that won Australia’s first-ever Counter-Strike mega-event and defined an era in esports.

Currently ranked 3rd in the ESL CS:GO World Ranking, MIBR are looking to recapture the glory days of 2016 and 2017, when their current roster dominated the CS:GO scene playing for SK Gaming. This era of brilliance also coincided with the first edition of IEM Sydney in 2017, which they won in commanding fashion.

The MVP on that occasion, coldzera, was recently named the 10th best players in the world by highly-respected CS:GO specialist publication HLTV.org, a ranking he previously topped in 2016 and 2017. The fact that he’s the only former winner of this prestigious accolade that still features in the top 20 shows the level of play Australian fans can expect at IEM Sydney.

After separating from the then-SK-Gaming roster at different points, felps and TACO recently rejoined the all-Brazilian effort in order to spark the magic that saw them dominate the game alongside stalwarts FalleN and fer once more. The Qudos Bank Arena awaits.

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