MIBR have completed the signing of Alencar “trk” Rossato from TeamOne, the Brazilian giants announced on Tuesday
The 24-year-old joins the team as a replacement for Ignacio “meyern” Meyer, who has been moved to the bench just six months into his contract with MIBR.
The move came after the Argentinian player failed to reproduce the same form that he had displayed in a breakout year of 2019 with Isurus and Sharks. He averaged just a 0.97 rating for MIBR and became the target of heavy criticism, especially after the team’s dramatic defeat to MAD Lions in the grand final of Flashpoint 1.
MIBR are hoping to get back on the right track with the signing of a player who had long been on captain Gabriel “FalleN” Toledo’s radar. In 2018, the year he helped TeamOne to a surprise semi-final run at the WESG Finals, trk was courted by Brazil’s then best teams, SK and Immortals, but a transfer failed to materialise because of the price tag set by TeamOne.
The player change will see MIBR lose 20 percent of the 1130 RMR points that the team had amassed so far. The Brazilian team had already lost 120 points of the 300 points that they had won from the StarLadder Major after retaining just three players from the lineup that competed in Berlin.
trk will make his first official appearance for MIBR in DreamHack Masters Spring, kicking off this Tuesday. They have been placed in a stacked Group A that includes Brazilian rival FURIA and world No.6 Liquid.