kNgV-’s visa application approved, transfer to MIBR likely

It looks like the Brazilian is on track to join MIBR

Counter-Strike: GO's Icon George Geddes · 2 Aug 2019

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Amidst a rumored move to Made in Brazil (MIBR), Brazilian player Vito "kNgV-" Giuseppe has had his visa application approved. This means that he can play in the United States alongside the rest of the MIBR lineup if this move is to go through. Announced via Twitter, he can now work and live legally in the United States. It is expected that he will join MIBR in their team-house based in Los Angeles, California. 


Previously, kNgV- has had a plethora of issues with his visa. For example in 2019, he missed the ESL Pro League Season 9 Americas regular season due to issues regarding his visa. Then, in 2017, he was denied entry into the United States because the immigration service learned that he was being paid by Immortals whilst under a tourist visa. Moreover, when he was under 100 Thieves, they had to miss the ELEAGUE Boston Major because of immigration issues. 


This has been one of the deciding factors as to why he has not been able to join certain teams. Also, comments he made in the past have contributed to his appeal. 

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However, it has been reported by both Upcomer and Dexerto that kNgV- would be joining MIBR in replacement of star-player Marcelo "coldzera" David after he requested that he be benched due to a desire for a new challenge.


The move is expected to be completed after the StarLadder Major during the traditional post-Major shuffle. MIBR will be using coach Wilton "zews" Prado as a temporary replacement, where it is expected that kNgV- will be joining shortly after. 


kNgV- is considered to be a top talent in Brazil. His AWPing playstyle is known to disrupt even the greatest teams. He was a part of the famous Immortals run in the PGL Major Krakow 2017. The team went on to place second at the event, losing out to Gambit in the final. 

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