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Shubh Dangi | 11. August 2022

New Brazilian team Fluxo enters CS:GO scene

Popular esports organization Fluxo puts together a talented Brazilian roster to enter competitive CS:GO.

With the acquisition of a regional roster and a coach to compete in competitive CS:GO, the Brazilian esports organization, known for its success in Free Fire, has deepened its roots in the esports industry. The new CS:GO lineup made up of former members of 00NATION, GODSENT, MIBR, and Sharks has been assembled by Fluxo for a cost of $487,833, according to the reports by Dust2.

Fluxo CS:GO roster

  • Adriano “WOOD7” Cerato – IGL
  • João “felps” Vasconcellos – Rifler 
  • Vinicius “vsm” Moreira – AWP
  • Lucas “lux” Meneghini – Rifler 
  • Lucas “Lucaozy” Neves-Rifler 
  • William “Xamp” Caldas – Coach

Only WOOD7 was out of contract and could be signed by Fluxo without incurring any additional fees; the other members of the lineup had to have their contracts bought out by the organization. Fluxo reportedly paid $80,000 to get Felps, who has been out of the game since March after departing GODSENT.

The team’s most costly player, Lucaozy, reportedly cost $487,833 to acquire from Sharks Esports, according to Dust2.com.br. The 20-year-old rifler is regarded as one of Brazil’s most potential up-and-coming talents, despite having no prior international experience in the competitive environment. He was a target for 00NATION’s recent revamp, but his expensive buyout has restricted him from joining other teams.

While playing for Shark Esports, he secured several decent finishes at B-tier events, including a first place finish at both the DreamHack Open September 2021: South America and CBCS Finals 2021.  Although the buyout amounts are substantial, Fluxo’s economics may not be adversely affected since the company had already signed a sponsorship and branding rights agreement with the gambling portal EstrelaBet expressly for the CS:GO project.

Fluxo will make its debut at FiReLEAGUE 2022

The upcoming FiReLEAGUE 2022: Brazil qualifications will see Fluxo make its debut with the Brazilian roster. If the team succeeds in winning the qualifiers, they will receive a spot in the FiReLEAGUE 2022: Global Finals, which will be held in October at the renowned Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain.

As their second event, the newly formed Fluxo will participate in the South American Open Qualifier for the IEM Rio Major 2022. Over 240 teams have already registered to compete in the first qualification, where two slots at the Americas RMR will be up for grabs. Although the team still needs to establish synergy and coordination, it certainly has a good chance of finding an early breakthrough, considering the vast experience of its core members.

Header: André Luís/Fluxo