Media: Wildcard in talks with Brazilian prodigy

A bold move from the North American organization.

According to a report by Roque Marques of Dust2 Brasil, Wildcard are currently in talks with 17-year-old Brazilian prodigy, João "snow" Vinicius, as the North American organization hopes to acquire the player from Case.

The interest in the Brazilian youngster follows the departure of Gage "Infinite" Green from Wildcard following the PGL Major Copenhagen Americas RMR. Since then, Wildcard briefly enlisted Ian "motm" Hardy before having to part ways with the player due to roster restrictions and added Chinese upcomer Qihao "C4LLM3SU3" Su in his place on trial.

snow has been a player of interest in the Brazilian scene since 2020, when the 13 year old started streaming the game and garnering interest from top names in the region. This interest culminated with snow being added to Gustavo "yel" Knittel's BOOM lineup as a sub for Gamers Club Masters V. While the youngster ended up not playing the event, the tip of the hat from BOOM in adding him demonstrated a high level of excitement for snow's future as a player.

Following his substitute stint with BOOM, snow would often stream his pugs with other Brazilian CS stars before GODSENT picked him up at 15 to join their Young Gods academy team. During this time he would compete in some lower-tier Brazilian events and in the WePlay Academy League Season 4, getting his first taste of international competition.

After leaving Young Gods, snow joined Los Grandes’ academy team before being signed by Case main roster. snow has been with Case since March 2023 and has averaged a 1.11 rating over 283 maps with the team.

If the move is completed, snow will join his fellow countryman João "horvy" Horvath, Wildcard's coach. It's still unknown who snow will be replacing in the Wildcard squad, but C4LLM3SU3 only joined the squad recently in a trial period.

Wildcard's roster is currently:

  • Canada Peter "stanislaw" Jarguz

  • United States Josh "JBa" Barutt

  • United States Keller "SLIGHT" Nilan

  • Aran "Sonic" Groesbeek

  • Qihao "C4LLM3SU3" Su (Trial)

  • Brazil João "horvy" Horvath (Coach)

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#1(With 0 replies)
April 23, 2024 08:52AM
I love the NA BR collab
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