28 Jan 2024

Team Liquid makes history in rankings – Esports Summary

Last week in esports, Team Liquid players made history by being the first inclusive team to qualify for the Closed Qualifier of Valuing Challengers Brazil 2024. No Counter-Strike 2Brazil will have 35 players in the RMR Américas 2024 qualifier, with emphasis on teams such as FURIA, MIBR and paiN Gaming.

This Tuesday morning (23), the community also mourned the loss of Sarah “sarahlaika” Fukuda, former pro player for The Union, who passed away at the age of 17. Take five minutes out of her day to stay up to date with what’s happening in eSports.

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Valorant: Team Liquid makes history and is the first inclusive team to qualify for the Closed Qualifier

For the first time, a team from the inclusive Valorant scenario will play the Closed Qualifier for Challengers Brazil.Source: Riot Games/ Team Liquid

The teams classified for the second Closed Qualifier of Valorant Challengers Brazil 2024 (VCB) have already been defined, among them are SAGAZ Club, SAIDEIRA ESPORTS, Orquestra do Maestro and the notable Team Liquid, which gained prominence for its inclusive line-up.

Composed of bstrdd, daiki, bizerra, isaa, joojina and coach Palestra, the team made history by becoming the first inclusive team to qualify for the VCB2024 Closed Qualifier. The achievement occurred on Monday night (22), after the team beat the “Xenom with M” team on two maps (Bind and Split).

The second Closed Qualifier will begin on Friday (26), with eight teams from the Open Qualify competing for just two places in the main event. Information about broadcasts and times can be found on the official Riot Games Brasil channels.

Counter-Strike 2: Gabriel Jesus is “unfairly” banned and appeals to Valve

Gabriel Jesus is banned in Counter Strike with an account valued at 38 thousand dollars.Source: ESPN Brazil

Gabriel Jesus, striker for Arsenal and the Brazilian national team, was unfairly banned from Counter-Strike 2 (CS2) and turned to Valve, the game’s creator, for help. The player used Twitter to express his outrage, showing a message that indicated a “recorded game ban” on his Steam account.

Claiming that the ban was applied incorrectly, the athlete directly asked Valve for assistance, tagging his Counter-Strike profile and asking if they could help him. In addition to him, Brazilian athletes such as Neymar, Lucas Paquetá, Casemiro, Arthur, Nenê and other names have an affinity with Counter-Strike.

Valorant: sarahlaika, former pro player at The Union, dies at 17

In a farewell letter, sarahlaika wrote "Sorry about that, but pain sometimes overcomes anything".In a farewell letter, sarahlaika wrote “sorry about that, but pain sometimes overcomes anything.”Source: Instagram

Trigger warning: do not read the news below if you have any type of sensitivity, the following content may cause triggers.

Sarah Fukuda, known as Sarahlaika and former professional player for The Union, a Valorant team, was found dead this Tuesday (23). According to friends and family, the 17-year-old girl took her own life. Sarah stood out on The Union Meraki, Valorant’s inclusive team, alongside players like hannabacon, Misty, Kaah and fer.

Mental health is a serious matter! If you are experiencing suicidal thoughts, seek help at the Life Valorization Center (CVV) and call 188 as an option for emotional support and suicide prevention, available 24 hours a day, every day of the week.

Counter-Strike 2: Brazil will have 35 players in the RMR Américas 2024 qualifier, see

Time by Raphael "exit" Lacerda, MIBR is qualified for the Americas RMR of PGL CS2 Major Copenhagen 2024.Raphael “exit” Lacerda’s team, MIBR is classified for the Americas RMR of PGL CS2 Major Copenhagen 2024.Source: X/Twitter

RMR Américas 2024 defined the teams participating in the qualifiers for PGL Major Copenhagen, the first Counter-Strike 2 (CS2) world championship. In total, there will be 35 Brazilian players and coaches representing the country in the competition: FURIA, MIBR, paiN Gaming, RED Canids, Imperial, ODDIK and Legacy, in addition to national players on international teams, such as skullz, from Liquid.

The event will be held in Monterrey, Mexico, from March 1st to 4th, using the Swiss system, with best-of-one matches (md1) and eliminatory or qualifying series in md5, where only the top-5 qualify for the worldwide.

Rio de Janeiro opens first public esports arena

Last week, Rio City Hall inaugurated the country's first public Gamer Arena.Last week, Rio City Hall inaugurated the country’s first public Gamer Arena.Source: Rio de Janeiro City Hall

The city of Rio de Janeiro opened a Gamer Arena in the North Zone, located in the Nave doconhecimento do Engenhão, with capacity for 100 people. The event, chaired by Mayor Eduardo Paes, featured an eFootball 2024 showmatch between professional players Vitor Abdalla and Alan Leal.

The project is an initiative of the Municipal Department of Science and Technology, in partnership with the Games and e-Sports Coordination, of the Civil House Secretariat.The project is an initiative of the Municipal Department of Science and Technology, in partnership with the Games and e-Sports Coordination, of the Civil House Secretariat.Source: Rio de Janeiro City Hall

Equipped with a stage, broadcast studio, dressing rooms, grandstands and LED screen, the arena aims to become a reference point for university events and eSports competitions, being the first of its kind in Brazil, according to City Hall.

Rainbow Six Siege World Cup: check out the groups that will compete in the Six Invitational 2024

In 2024, Brazil will host the Rainbow Six Siege World Cup (R6).In 2024, Brazil will host the Rainbow Six Siege World Cup (R6).Fonte:  Stephanie Lindgren/ESL

Ubisoft has announced the groups for the Six Invitational 2024, the Rainbow Six world championship that will take place for the first time in Brazil, from February 13th to 25th, in São Paulo. Group C is highlighted as the “group of death”, featuring Brazilian teams w7m esports and Team Liquid, along with Virtus.pro, M80 and Bleed Esports.

Each group, made up of five teams, will see four advance to the playoffs, with the bottom team from each group being eliminated. The tournament, which brings together the 20 best teams from the previous year’s global ranking, will have its finals at Ginásio do Ibirapuera, in São Paulo, from February 23rd to 25th, with the public present.

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