For the first time today since the star player signed with FaZe Clan in September, Marcelo “coldzera” David faced off against his former team.. And the Brazilians of MIBR had the best of the match.
FaZe started off the game better, but MIBR beat them on Mirage 16-12. The veterans Fernando “fer” Alvarenga and Gabriel “FalleN” Toledo were the top-fraggers with 25 and 24 kills respectively. Ironically, coldzera was the bottom-fragger for FaZe and finished with only 13 kills, way below his standards.
Both teams clearly wanted this win, and both teams made some crazy plays, especially Nikola “NiKo” Kovac, who had three triple-kills in the first 10 rounds. FalleN, however, said in the post-match interview that they have a lot of respect for coldzera and there is no bad blood between them, although both sides fired shots when the transfer happened.
MIBR players went to social media a couple of times to say that the team was happy briefly after coldzera was benched in July. But it was coldzera that smiled first when he won his first trophy with FaZe at BLAST Pro Series Copenhagen in November. MIBR, on the other hand, hasn’t won a big tournament in the last two years.
The Brazilians will face Natus Vincere next for the Group A upper bracket semifinal at 8:45am CT. FaZe will play an elimination game later against TYLOO at 10am CT.