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LATAM Transfers: Latest Updates - mav Suspended from Team Liquid following Abuse Allegations

Here's a quick summary of all the changes in the Brazilian, Mexican and South American Divisions of the Latin American region since the end of Stage 2!

As SiegeGG's hub for all roster changes in the transfer window post-Stage 2,  this page will be regularly updated with the latest transfer news. Check out the APACNA, and EU threads for changes within those regions as well.

Summary of Changes So Far

Brasileirão:

  • Team Liquid - mav suspended
  • FURIA Esports - fredQx leaves FURIA

Campeonato Mexicano:

  • Timbers Esports - Re4per leaves
  • Chivas eSports - Xploidz retires

Roster Changes

January 11th: Xploidz Retires from Chivas

After finishing the 2020 Mexican Championship season in fourth place, "Xploidz" has left Chivas eSports and retired from competitive Rainbow Six.

...these last days situations arose in my life that forced me To make this decision that not even I expected so I officially retire from competitively playing Rainbow Six Siege, I will continue playing in a more amateur way and creating content for you.

January 6th: mav Suspended from Team Liquid Following Abuse Allegations

After joining Team Liquid as a coach from FaZe Clan last September, Rafael "mav" Loureiro Freitas has been suspended from the team following abuse allegations that came forward from two years ago.

The allegations made came from two ex-girlfriends which were supported by 14 screenshots of text messages and two voice logs (all in Portuguese). The first of which claimed he had been physically abusive to his ex-girlfriend with her claiming he had "hit her twice against a wall" leaving her purple with bruises:

A portion of one of the texts stating the allegation

He probably turned me purple
On the leg
Because he hit me twice on the wall
Then I screamed that he was hitting me
and the girls ran
On top of him

Mav responded to this by partially admitting the accusations in this since-deleted tweet:

Sad to see what things have come to, they just want to see bad things happening to others. I have a clear conscience because I know everything I’ve been through in these past years and if a mistake made in the past (yes, 3 years ago I pushed my ex) means I lose...

This comes following a series of accusations of abuse in the Brazilian scene against a number of current and ex-players with the caster of Otávio "Retalha" Ceschi releasing a Twitlonger apology in response to one such accusation:

I was wrong to flirt with Lara at a time when I was dating and she was single. There is no justification for my mistake and no excuses.

Mav will remain suspended while Team Liquid investigates the allegations as the team prepares for their upcoming Six Invitational appearance. 

January 2nd: Re4per Leaves Timbers

After joining the team for the mid-season, Luis Daniel "Re4per" Rosas Benitez has left Timbers Esports. In his time on the team, he finished second during Stage two, the November Regional Major and the 2020 Finals.

I find myself F / A I can cover the role of support or as a coach - analyst, I am willing to share ALL my knowledge about the game, also private consultancies to help teams or players, RT is appreciated friends 

December 7th: fredQx Leaves FURIA

After fending off relegations the FURIA Esports lineup has opted to drop the player of Renan "fredQx" Lucas.

Today we say goodbye to @fredQxfps
We would like to thank you for all the time we spent together and for the dedication and work imposed on the team.
Much success in your career, Fredão!

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And so, that's every change within the Latin American region so far in this transfer period. Check back here for more updates over the coming days!