MIBR defeats Eternal Fire, to play Bad News Eagles for Legends Stage
Brazil’s MIBR has eliminated Turkish team Eternal Fire from CS:GO PGL Antwerp. The team is now 2-2 in win-loss in the Challengers Stage and will play Bad News Eagles in the upcoming fifth-round matchup for a spot in the Legends Stage.
Playing Bad News Eagles marks the end of the fourth round of the Swiss system format matchups. On the other hand, Astralis will take on Team Liquid, while Imperial will play forZe. Only three winners will be seeded to the Major’s Legends Stage.
MIBR vs. Eternal Fire
Prior to sweeping the Turkish team from the Major, MIBR had it rough early on in the tournament. The team was defeated 16-14 in the first round on May 9 by Outsiders on Dust II.
The Brazilian organization picked itself up in the second round of the loser’s bracket against 9z, defeating them 16-14 on Overpass, only to be defeated in the third by Astralis on May 10, 16-13 on the same map.
MIBR dominates the match against Eternal Fire in both rounds of the game. MIBR led 16-13 on Vertigo and made a 16-11 win on Nuke. Eternal Fire tried to catchup in the first round but to no avail.
They had their eyes on the bombsite at the end of the round but were bested by MIBR’s well-timed executions as the terrorists. In the second round, Eternal Fire managed to get themselves dominating the first part of the round. The Turkish team made an outstanding early-game rhythm until they switched to the T side with the Brazilian team as counter-terrorists.
Eternal Fire appeared to have lost themselves playing T as the team had to push their way to the bombsite, which was strongly defended by MIBR. MIBR knew exactly what to do as CT, that is to limit their offensive, focus more on a defensive setup, and waste the remaining time available on the clock with trivial gun duels. They did and it was fruitful for them.
Jhonatan “JOTA” Willian and Matheus “Tuurtle” Anhaia each made 48 frags in the series. Other than the two, there was Raphael “exit” Lacerda, who had the team with clutch plays, despite not making as much frags as JOTA and Tuurtle.
In addition to the three, MIBR’s roster lineup consists of team captain Adriano “WOOD7” Cerato, Marcelo “chelo” Cespedes, and coach Bruno “bit” Lima.
Ahead of Legends Stage
Up next, the Brazilian will take on one of the prominent European teams, Bad News Eagle. Both teams shared the exact same win-loss record, but Bad News Eagle is currently sitting comfortably in ninth on the Challengers Standings, while MIBR is No. 11.
Whoever wins the match will have a chance to take on the standings leaders such as G2 (3-0), Vitality (3-0), ENCE (3-10, Team Spriti (3-1), and Outsiders (3-1).
In a glance, there are not many differences between MIBR, Bad News Eagle, and the rest of the other teams. They are all set to compete for the three vacant spots in the Legends Stage. These teams racked up the same 2-2 win-loss record. They are also the mid-teams of the Challengers Stage.
While six teams will compete for three spots in the Legends Stage, Cloud9, NAVI, FURIA, FaZe Clan, and four other teams have qualified for the said stage. The Major is slowly yet steadily getting closer to its final standings.