Wilton “zews” Prado, the major winning former coach of Luminosity, SK Gaming, MiBR, Team Liquid, and lastly Evil Geniuses has decided to step out of the shadows, by assisting the Brazilian-based O PLANO’s newly prepared squad.
Coach Zews Joins O PLANO
The Brazilian strategic master cut ties with the Evil Geniuses organization back in June 2021. With this recent statement, zews comes back to his first coaching role of the 2022 CSGO split.
O PLANO has been a team with some rather well-known names in CSGO’s history, but the squad has relatively failed to break the mold into the top tier of the competitive environment. The squad has been hit with multiple roster changes in recent months, besides an already unstable Brazilian CS GO competitive scene.
O PLANO will be using all of zews knowledge before the soon-to-start IEM Road to Rio Americas RMR, including incredible teams such as Team Liquid and FURIA. The only real problem is his signing into the active roster was finished after the roster lock, meaning he won’t be able to stand beside them physically on the stage. Nevertheless, he will be going to the boot camp prior to the tournament, looking to make as much impact as possible on the limited time he currently possesses.
The world-renowned CS GO coach shared his signing to the O PLANO team on social media, sharing his aspirations of bringing a major win to the Brazilian crowd in Rio.
Going into our second story, unfortunately, Astralis player Kristian “k0nfig” Wienecke has suffered from a “complicated ankle fracture” and will definitely miss the soon-to-start Regional Major Rankings qualifiers for the CS GO IEM Rio Major.
As his substitute, Astralis academy player Mikkel “MistR” Thomsen will step up to the main active roster for this event.
Astralis were placed in the RMR A, which is scheduled to start October 4th and will most likely last until October 9th. Out of a total of 16 teams that will participate in the tournament, eight will manage to qualify for the Rio Major.
The youngster MistR has been a key part of the Astralis Talent roster for the past year. Over the last three months, he has achieved a 0.95 Rating 2.0, 0.61 kills per round, and a rather high 49.5% headshot accuracy. Outside of that, k0nfig has been praised this year for his recent incredible performances under the Astralis brand, normally viewed as the best player in the current roster. However, he has been quite inconsistent.
Substituting such a key player at one if not the most important tournament of the year is extremely unfortunate for the organization. On their path to the Rio Major, Astralis could battle juggernauts such as G2 Esports, Ninjas in Pyjamas, Cloud 9, or FaZe Clan. Their first series in the RMR will be against Ninjas in Pyjamas.
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