Sharks star Raphael “exit” Lacerda is on the brink of joining MIBR, HLTV.org and ge have learned. The two organisations have already agreed to terms over the deal, which should be finalised shortly.
It’s unclear who exit will replace in MIBR‘s starting lineup, with Daniel “danoco” Morgado looking the most likely candidate to be removed after he struggled to impress in his first tournaments with the team. The 25-year-old could still remain on the roster, however, as MIBR have made no secret that they are open to the possibility of having a six-man lineup.
This will be the team’s first roster change since being signed by MIBR in mid-January. The team, featuring four members of the BOOM squad that dominated the South American scene in 2020 plus danoco, have won only seven of the 20 matches that they have played since arriving in Europe. Last week, MIBR finished fourth in their ESL Pro League group with a 2-3 record, beating TeamOne and Cloud9 and suffering losses to Gambit, FURIA and Natus Vincere.
exit has been on Sharks‘ books since the organisation entered Counter-Strike in mid-2017. He has attended several international LAN events with the team, who peaked at No.22 in the ranking in January 2019, including three ESL Pro League Finals and one Americas Minor.
The 24-year-old could make his first appearance for MIBR in the BLAST Premier Spring Showdown, scheduled for April 13-18. The tournament will have $162,500 on offer in addition to two spots in the BLAST Premier Spring Finals.