Epitacio "TACO" de Melo and Wilton "zews" Prado have been traded to MIBR for Jake "Stewie2K" Yip. 

The news was first reported ESPN Esports on Dec. 11.

The move will unite TACO and zews with Gabriel "FalleN" Toledo, Fernando "fer" Alvarenga, and Marcelo "coldzera" David. 

Stewie2k shared his thoughts on the move in a Twitlonger statement:

"I’m disappointed to see this journey come to an end because I don't feel that we received a sufficient amount of time to truly reach our potential. We had some hurdles we fought through, as it is expected that every individual on an International lineup need that extra time find their composure, synergy, and flow." 

The ​Counter-Strike: Global Offensive roster with Stewie2K was never able to accomplish much and even the addition of Tarik "tarik" Celik did nothing to improve the status of the team. Tarik was not directly mentioned in the report, but it's speculated he will not be a part of the team for the 2019 season. 

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