In one of the biggest story-lines building up to the Starladder Major, Marcelo “coldzera” David has expressed his desire to leave the Made in Brazil (MIBR) roster. Professionally, Coldzera has been a part of the MIBR/SK/Luminosity project since 2015. However, it looks like coldzera wants a new challenge after the decline of the once best team in the world.
SK/MIBR’s decline began around mid-2018 and started to pick up at the beginning of 2019, with the disappointing results continuing. To begin with on March 30, Jake “Stewie2k” Yip joined SK Gaming from Cloud9. Then, long standing support player Epitácio "TACO" de Melo left the team to join Team Liquid. Furthermore, Tarik "tarik" Celik joined the roster to partner with his Major-winning teammate Stewie2k. SK Gaming failed to win a major LAN from this point until the roster would sign with MIBR.
Since the roster joined MIBR the team has only won one LAN, the ZOTAC Cup Masters 2018 Grand Finals. Most recently, MIBR finished joint-last at ESL One Cologne 2019.
After the defeat at ESL One Cologne, coldzera took to Twitter to respond to some fan’s questions and criticisms. “We're trying to find ourselves again, but this time is not like the old days.” Coldzera replied to a fan. It was obvious that MIBR is in a negative state.
Following this on July 7, he requested that he be benched from MIBR. The star-player will play for MIBR at BLAST Pro Series Los Angeles from July 13-14 and IEM Chicago from July 18-21. However, it looks like he may not be playing at the Starladder Major 2019 from August 28-September 8.
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The next day, a report surfaced from OverDrive. It stated that coldzera is in transfer negotiations with FaZe Clan. According to the report, he will be replacing Filip “NEO” Kubski. Moreover, FaZe Clan’s star-player Nikola “NiKo” Kovač commented on coldzera’s recent Instagram post with “#FaZeUp”. The comments have since been disabled and therefore the comment has been deleted.
On July 9, MIBR player Fernando “fer” Alvarenga began his stream and answered some questions. “What was your reaction when coldzera decided to step down” a fan asked. “Dude, I was ok, I was chill. It’s his decision and I have to deal with that.” The rifler replied. Confirming the report that coldzera wants to step down.
Furthermore, fer went on to state that coldzera would not play for MIBR even if the team wins the upcoming BLAST Pro Series Los Angeles. The clip was translated by reddit user /Menoxcsgo/.
Although coldzera’s future is unknown, there is a big chance that his time at MIBR is over.