The North American organization Immortals has acquired the rights to the
“Made in Brazil” trademark, according to multiple sources. The original MiBR organization has not officially sponsored a Counter-Strike team since 2011.
MiBR began in Rio de Janerio in 2003 after Paulo Velloso invested in his son’s Counter-Strike team, which would eventually become the best team in Brazil. The organization would eventually roster the only Brazilian team to win ESWC, one of the Majors in Counter-Strike 1.6. The most notable player to play for MiBR is Raphael “cogu” Camargo, who played for the organization for over five years. Cogu has had limited success in CS:GO, most recently standing-in for Immortals during their ELEAGUE Premier matches.
Since reaching the finals of the PGL Major last July, Immortals have changed their lineup entirely. The organization released Vito “kNgV-” Giuseppe in September after playing matches while internally suspended. Twin brothers Lucas “LUCAS1” Teles and Henrique “HEN1” Teles expressed their desire to join kNgV- on a new team, which Immortals has allowed.
This roster is reported to have been purchased by 100 Thieves, a Cleveland Cavaliers backed organization run by Matthew “Nadeshot” Haag. The core of the ex-Immortals players have Legend status at the upcoming ELEAGUE Boston Major where they will play with Lincoln “fnx” Lau and Bruno “bit” Lima.
The other two PGL Major finalists from Immortals have gone their separate ways with Ricardo “boltz” Prass joining SK Gaming and Lucas “steel” Lopes joining Team Liquid. Immortals recently forfeited their remaining online ECS matches and withdrew from ESL Pro League as a result of visa and roster issues with their three remaining players.