MIBR are the latest organisation to have announced an academy project, with the search for the ideal candidates already underway.
The project will focus on developing promising talent in Brazil and support them with the appropriate infrastructure that will help them compete in local tournaments to gain vital experience and improve their skillsets, with the end objective being to shape the players into options for the men’s and women’s primary rosters in the future.
MIBR eye an academy roster
MIBR is already closing in on a head coach for the academy team, who will work alongside Alessandro “Apoka” Marcucci and Renato “nak” Nakano, the head coach and the strategic coach of the main team respectively, to “search and select four of the most prominent players available in Brazil”. The fifth place on the roster will be determined through a special community event that is yet to be announced.
“I don’t think it’s surprising to anyone that we plan on having an Academy team,” said MIBR Director Yuri “Fly” Uchiyama in a statement. “Since the beginning of this year, we’ve expressed our intention to grow and support esports in our community and we believe this is a fundamental step to promoting and discovering untapped Brazilian talent.”
MIBR join mousesports, who recently revealed their academy project last week, as the latest teams on an evergrowing list of organisations building academy rosters, with the likes of Young Ninjas, Astralis Talent, NAVI Junior and FURIA Academy previously established.