theScore esports Daily (Jan. 14): MIBR bench tarik in favor of felps, Grig diagnosed with wrist injury and C9 list Zellsis as coach for Katowice Major

by Dimitri Pascaluta Jan 14 2019
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MIBR bench tarik, acquire felps in his stead

CS:GO organization Made in Brazil have replaced Tarik "tarik" Celik with João "felps" Vasconcellos in their active lineup, the team announced on Saturday.

The acquisition of felps sees MIBR finalize their once again all-Brazilian roster. He arrives alongside Epitacio "TACO" de Melo, who rejoined the team before the new year alongside coach Wilton "zews" Prado in a transfer that saw Jake "Stewie2K" Yip go to Team Liquid.

tarik's future with MIBR remains somewhat uncertain merely six months after being acquired from Cloud9.

"At this time I'll be sitting out with MIBR, streaming and working further on my personal game, until another opportunity arises," said in a TwitLonger.

Grig sitting out due to wrist issues

Team SoloMid's starting jungler, Jonathan "Grig" Armao, has been diagnosed with a wrist injury, the organization announced on Saturday.

The announcement coincides with a tweet by Grig on Jan. 2, where he explained that he “had wrist issues at the start of [December] and couldn’t play.”

With Grig potentially unable to play, TSM has announced that Matthew “Akaadian” Higginbotham’s focus has been moved from the Academy squad to the LCS team, with former OpTic Academy jungler Gabriel “Fanatiik” Saucier helping TSM Academy in Akaadian’s place.

Cloud9 list Zellsis as coach for IEM Katowice 2019

Cloud9 have submitted Jordan "Zellsis" Montemurro as their coach for the upcoming Major in Katowice

As Cloud9's coach, Zellsis will be able to play in place of Maikil "Golden" Selim in the event that the Swede is unable to compete. The cost of situating the 20-year-old in such a strategic position, however, is that C9 will be entering the Major without a true, tried-and-tested coach.

Cloud9's coaching situation has been somewhat complicated as of late, given that the team has been searching for a replacement for Soham "valens" Chowdhury for some time. Despite Kory "SEMPHIS" Friesen accompanying C9 to BLAST Pro Series Lisbon as a means of audition, the organization has yet to declare what the Canadian's future with them might hold.

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