The BOOM Esports Professional CS:GO team is exploring options for a potential new organization to join in early 2021, according to multiple sources close to the situation. Their current contracts expire in February, and the Brazilian squad is looking to move on fro their current org.
João "felps" Vasconcellos is expected to leave the team in the coming weeks and has a chance to be replaced by Fernando "fer" Alvarenga. The lineup is qualified for the next Valve sponsored Major via the South America Regional Major Rankings. They are more than 1,000 points ahead of the second place team, meaning a 20% penalty for losing felps would still keep them in first place.
For all 2020, BOOM Esports has played in smaller tournaments in Brazil during the ongoing online era as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Four members of the team joined the organization in February, while felps was on loan until August. They have won all seven events, with the most recent being the Tribo To Major event, which awarded them 2,500 ranking points.
The core four players of the BOOM Esports roster played together previously under the INTZ banner, but joined at different points. At the last Major in September 2019, only Gustavo "yel" Knittel and Marcelo "chelo" Cespedes were on the team, with Bruno "shz" Martinelli and Ricardo "boltz" Prass joining after the event.
The discussion have also been reported by Brazilian outlet Draft 5 and independently confirmed by DBLTAP.
Representatives from BOOM Esports did not immediately respond to request for comment.