MIBR could resort to fielding stand-ins to complete their roster for BLAST Premier Fall Series and Flashpoint 2, as first reported by Globo Esporte and confirmed by HLTV.org. The Brazilian team are depleted to just two players after the organisation removed Epitacio “TACO” de Melo and Fernando “fer” Alvarenga from the active lineup, and Gabriel “FalleN” Toledo stepped down from the roster in disagreement with the changes.
Vito “kNgV-” Giuseppe and Alencar “trk” Rossato are the remaining players in MIBR‘s starting lineup, with the team scheduled to return to action at the end of October in BLAST Premier. Earlier this month, HLTV.org revealed that MIBR are one of the North America-based teams who are locked in talks with tournament organisers with a view to finishing out the season in Europe.
MIBR have already made enquiries about the possibility of securing temporary deals, but no progress has been made as organisations seem reluctant to part with their players during such a busy period of the year.
BLAST is yet to announce if it will revise the schedule of the Fall Series to accommodate the changes that it is planning to implement. Rather than splitting the teams into two regions, BLAST wants to gather them all in one tournament, as it did in the Spring Series, in which matches were played at a studio in London. Flashpoint 2 will take place between November 9 and December 6, with $1 million on offer and 12 teams in attendance.