While s0m plays in Swole Patrol for the IEM Katowice 2019 minor, Brax joins MIBR as a stand-in for BLAST Pro Series Lisbon. Brax is unable to play in the CS:GO Minor with his team Swole Patrol due to his ban from Valve-sponsored events. However, with fer recovering from an ear injury, Brax will play with Made in Brazil in his place.

Brax Joins MIBR for BLAST Pro Series Lisbon

MIBR announced yesterday that one of their star players, fer, would be unable to play BLAST Pro Series Lisbon. Fernando “fer” Al needs surgery for a recurring ear injury. MIBR announced a new stand-in would soon be revealed.

The stand-in turns out to be Braxton “brax” Pierce, formerly known as swag. Brax was previously banned for match-fixing in iBUYPOWER.

However, while he’s still unable to play Valve events, various tournament hosts have been more lenient. He’s been a recurring stand-in for Cloud9 and now plays with the Swole Patrol roster.

S0m Replaces Brax in Swole Patrol for CS:GO Minor

While Brax is still a member of Swole Patrol, his Valve event ban bars him from playing in the CS:GO Minor.

In the meantime, s0m joins Swole Patrol for the IEM Katowice 2019 Americas Minor Qualifiers. Brax and s0m’s ex-teammates shroud, n0thing, and seangares will also play in the CS:GO Minor Qualifiers as Old Guys Club.

It seems the move comes at the perfect time. With his schedule freed up, Brax will play with fellow NA stars tarik and Stewie2k, along with Fallen and coldzera in the MIBR roster.

BLAST Pro Series Lisbon Date

BLAST Pro Series Lisbon 2018 starts on December 14 and carries on throughout December 15.

The event boasts a huge $250,000 prize pool. Six top teams are set to attend- Astralis, Natus Vincere, FaZe Clan, Cloud9, Ninjas in Pyjamas, and Made in Brazil.

While the temporary MIBR roster won’t have much time to practice, they could have a strong event. With no pressure to perform they stand to score some upsets and Brax could take home some big money.

You can learn more about the event on the BLAST Pro Series website.