Once the undisputed best player of 2016 and 2017, now on the bench for MiBR. Coldzera went from the top of the world to rock bottom, all with the same core team. One could point to the Boston Major as the turning point for the Brazilians. The team (then SK Gaming) entered the first premier tournament of 2018 as heavy favourites but got upset by Cloud9, who went on to win it all. SK never truly recovered from that loss. Crucially, Coldzera didn’t seem to be able to dominate maps anymore. The Brazilians tried different lineups with different supports for Cold, and even Cold as support, but to no avail. So here we are.
Coldzera seems to be on the brink of a transfer. We don’t doubt that he can regain most of his former skill, but choosing his new team is going to be crucial here. There are 2 likely routes: Either Cold wants to keep playing in a Brazilian team (to avoid language barriers) or he’s going to end up in some sort of superstar team. With the former, Furia and Luminosity are the primary candidates. For the latter, FaZe Clan seems like a no-brainer. If Coldzera is open to getting out of his Brazilian comfort zone, we think he’ll end up replacing Olofmeister at FaZe. Olof hasn’t been able to play to his usual level in recent times. Rumour has it that a return to a Swedish team is imminent. That would open up a spot for Coldzera as lurker, which we think he would fulfill excellently. It also adds somehow even more firepower to FaZe. Teamwork has always been an issue in the team, so we would be very interested in how this would pan out.
In our opinion, Coldzera should give FaZe a shot. The starpower potential is just too tempting to not try out. Brazil will always welcome him with open arms should he want to return. Maybe Cold can be the puzzle piece that FaZe needs to get consistent results. Keep following this transfer saga together with Mobile Wins.