MIBR reportedly replacing felps with LUCAS1, League of Legends banned in Iran and while MATUMBAMAN signs to Chaos’ Dota 2 roster
MIBR reportedly in talks to drop felps for LUCAS1 in time for Cologne
According to a report from Brazilian website Sport.tv, MIBR is reportedly in the process of replacing João “felps” Vasconcellos with Luminosity Gaming’s Lucas “LUCAS1” Teles on a trial basis.
LUCAS1 has reportedly already practiced with MIBR following both organizations’ exit from ESL Pro League Finals. If LUCAS1 did join MIBR, it would be the first time he’d be playing without his twin brother Henrique “HEN1” Teles, as the duo have played the entirety of their careers together.
felps joined MIBR for the second time in his career back in January, and in that time the organization has failed to register any meaningful placements during international competition.
League of Legends banned in Iran
League of Legends has recently been banned in Iran and Syria amidst growing tensions with the United States government.
Iranian players trying to login to League were met with a message that reads “Due to US laws and regulations, players in your country cannot access League of Legends at this time. Such restrictions are subject to change by the US government, so if and when that happens, we will look forward to having you back on the rift.”
While LoL developer Riot Games, who are based in the United States, have yet to release a statement on the matter, this isn’t the first case of a game or platform being banned in countries at odds with U.S law.
Specifically, EA Origin is not available in either Syria or Iran due to “US embargoes and sanctions laws,” while the Epic Games storefront is available everywhere “except where prohibited by US law, such as North Korea and Iran”.
Chaos sign MATUMBAMAN to Dota 2 roster
TI7 champion and recently departed Team Liquid Carry, Lasse Aukusti “MATUMBAMAN” Urpalainen, has signed with Chaos Esports Club the organization announced on Monday.
We’re excited to announce the acquisition of Lasse Aukusti “MATUMBAMAN” Urpalainen.
He brings a winning attitude and a unique hero pool to our team. We can’t wait to see how he will contribute to the success of the squad.
— Chaos E.C. (@ChaosEC) June 22, 2019
Known for his highly unorthodox style of play, MATUMBAMAN signed with Team Liquid in 2015, dominating the Dota 2 professional circuit through TI6, slumping briefly before exploding in 2017 where liquid would take home the Aegis.
— Chaos E.C. (@ChaosEC) June 21, 2019
At the time of his departure in June of 2019, MATUMABAMAN and the four other members of Team liquid had been together for 892 days, the longest lasting five-man roster ever in the Dota 2 scene to date.