Sources: Dead and TACO to Build New CS:GO Team featuring Felps, Dumau, and Latto

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Former Made in Brazil coach Ricardo "dead" Sinigaglia and inactive player Epitácio "TACO" de Melo are building a new CS:GO team featuring a former teammate and two of the hottest prospects in Brazil, according to multiple sources. The three players they have recruited thus far include João "felps" Vasconcellos, Eduardo "dumau" Wolkmer, and Bruno "latto" Rebelatto.

This project was first reported earlier today by Cybersport, but only included the likes of dead, TACO, and felps. DBLTAP has been actively monitoring this situation for several weeks and can confirm both the existence of this project and the additional aforementioned information. Multiple sources have indicated that the group is actively discussing terms with several interested CS:GO organizations at this time.

Dumau is currently playing for Yeah Gaming and is only 16 years old, having finished in the top 10 of FACEIT Pro League North America on two occasions in October. Latto is 17 years old and plays for Red Candids, having only played semi-professionally since mid-2019. Despite being only 23 years old, felps has played professionally since early 2013 and has a long history of playing with dead and TACO on both SK Gaming and MIBR. At this time, it is unclear who the fifth member of the team will be.

In September, dead received a 6.5-month ban from all ESIC sanctioned events for using a coach spectating bug. That ban started retroactively on Aug. 31st, 2020. He will be eligible to participate as a coach again in mid-April next year. He will act as the team's manager.

TACO was benched following the announcement of dead's coaching ban alongside Fernando "fer" Alvarenga. Gabriel "FalleN" Toledo later joined them on the bench per his own request. All three players are currently under contract but inactive at this time.

UPDATE 11/7/20 2:20 p.m ET: This article originally listed dead as a player on the team. DBLTAP has subsequently learned dead will be the team's manager and will not compete as a player. This story's fourth paragraph has been updated to reflect that information.