HEN1 Nearing MIBR Move

HEN1 Nearing MIBR Move

Brazilian Counter-Strike: Global Offensive pro player Henrique "HEN1" Teles is reportedly nearing a move to MIBR.

Brazilian Counter-Strike: Global Offensive pro player Henrique “HEN1” Teles is reportedly nearing a move to MIBR. As revealed, the 27-year-old will join the squad as a replacement for Marcelo “chelo “Cespedes.

MIBR Making Changes

As revealed on Tuesday, August 2, MIBR is looking to make changes to its CS:GO division by singing HEN1 from GODSENT. The veteran AWPer will join MIBR as a replacement for chelo, who is said to leave the Brazilian lineup for Imperial this offseason.

Although either of the two moves have yet to be confirmed, reports unveiled that chelo will join Imperial before the end of the summer break for $200,000. The contract has yet to be signed, but the two parties have already reached a verbal agreement, suggesting we should get the official confirmation in the coming weeks.

At Imperial, chelo is expected to replace Lincoln “fnx” Lau, who will move to the bench following the team’s poor performances in international tournaments over the last few months. The reports surfaced just a couple of days after it was revealed that Imperial will also part ways with coach Luis “peacemaker” Tadeu.

The roster shuffle at Imperial eventually led to changes in MIBR as well, as the Brazilian esports organization started re-building the lineup in a bid to find more success once the season resumes. By signing HEN1, MIBR will make its ninth roster change of the year and the first since the start of July, when the team released Adrian “WOOD7” Cerato from the lineup.

HEN1 Finds A New Home

HEN1 started his CS career in 2011 and took a two-year break in 2012 before making his debut in CS:GO with KaBuM! e-Sports. Throughout his career, HEN1 has played for numerous Brazilian and international rosters and has achieved plenty of success.

Most notably, HEN1 was a part of the Immortals’ roster, who placed second at PGL Major Kraków 2017. HEN1 also spent just over a year with Luminosity and was one of the star players of FURIA Esports, which he was a part of in 2019-2020.

With FURIA, HEN1 achieved plenty of success, helping the Brazilian team win numerous big tournaments, including BLAST Premier: Spring 2020 American Showdown, DreamHack Masters Spring 2020: North America, DreamHack Open Summer 2020: North America, and ESL Pro League Season 12: North America. But despite that, HEN1 decided to leave FURIA to play at O Plano, later joining 00Nation and GODSENT in March 2022.

At GODSENT, HEN1 enjoyed a short yet fairly unsuccessful stint. The team would place top-four at BLAST Premier: Spring American Showdown 2022 and won a couple of qualifying events but did not win a single tournament.

HEN1 found himself out of a job after the core of GODSENT joined 00Nation, leading GODSENT to release the AWPer from his contract just three months after his signing. This saw HEN1 leave a team just a few months after joining for the second time – after he decided to leave FURIA to team up with his brother Lucas “LUCAS1” Teles at O Plano.

By joining MIBR, HEN1 was given another chance to re-launch his career and another chance to prove his worth. Notably, though, HEN1 has been posting solid individual performances, averaging a 1.13 rating at GODSENT, and was one of the top performers at 00Nation.

MIBR Looking To Bounce Back

By adding HEN1, MIBR will look to bounce back following the team’s iffy showings over the last few months. MIBR had a solid start to the season, winning a couple of lesser events, including ESL Challenger League Season 40: North America, and even placed second in the PGL Major Antwerp American RMR.

But over the last three months, success was hard to come by for MIBR, who crashed out of the Major in 17-19th place and haven’t won a single event since. Most recently, MIBR attended Intel Extreme Masters XVII – Cologne, where they finished last with defeats against Movistar Riders and TYLOO.