UK esports organisation MNM Gaming have on-boarded Brazilian Julio ‘Julio’ Giacomelli as their new coach for their Rainbow Six Siege team.
Julio is a well-respected coach and former player, with some impressive top three finishes in major Rainbow Six esports tournaments in recent years, including finishing first at the Six Brazil Major in 2020 and Six Invitational 2021 with Ninjas in Pjyamas.
After being a player, Julio moved into a coaching role with Furia for a few months last year. He also recently led w7m Esports to a second-place finish at the Six Invitational 2023 as a player earlier in February, with G2 winning the Six Invitational 2023. Now Julio is coming back to a coaching role again.
Kalvin ‘KalKal’ Chung, CEO of MNM Gaming, said he was so happy for Julio to join the organisation and that he knows ‘we are going to achieve great things together’.
Julio added: “It will be a very incredible experience to work in another region with people from different countries/cultures, especially in a rising team like MNM.
“I will keep practicing and improving upon my bad English as well, kkkk. Will and determination will not be lacking in this project and I think everyone for their support.”
MNM Gaming COO Daniel ‘Javelin’ Chung also commented on this Julio news post on the MNM Gaming website: “I’m excited to have one of the greats in Brazilian Siege join us as head coach. Our performance at the Six Invitationals has shown hints of what our current roster could achieve.
“I’m confident that Julio can bring out the full potential and hopefully lift the hammer next year.”
Julio to lead MNM’s UK-core Siege team
The Brazilian coach joins an MNM Siege team who finished in the lower bracket round two at the recent Six Invitational 2023 after a flawless group stage.
Their roster currently consists of UK players Yuzus, Tyrant and Nathan, Croatian player neLo and Turkish player Solotov, and they have French analyst Eden.
MNM are of course led by KalKal and Javelin, British Chinese management who are based in the UK.
MNM’s new signing is a big one and shows their intent in the space. Now let’s see what he and his new team can do.
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