Legendary Counter-Strike: Global Offensive pro Gabriel ‘FalleN’ Toledo proved that he very much still has his game-winning ability - clutching up an insane last-round 1v3 with only his pistol in-hand.
The Brazilian AWPer has destroyed the hopes of CS:GO teams for almost a decade alongside his compatriots - despite a bit of a wobble in the last years.
However, he proved that MIBR still have that terrifying game-changing ability that has seen them win two majors as FalleN put his team on his back and willed them to a victory against upstarts Team Envy in their ESL Pro League Season 9 meeting.
Instead of his trusty AWP, FalleN switched to his sidearm due to the close-range nature of the fight. It proved to be a smart move as he gunned down Noah ‘Nifty’ Francis with a crisp headshot and turned the situation into a one-on-one.
Despite having low health, the legendary Brazilian pro quickly tried to move and pick up the bomb as the seconds ticked down on the round end timer - keeping his eyes firmly on the smoked off crossing position just under the balcony.
Again, that proved to be the best play possible as Envy’s Josh ‘jdm64’ Marzano went storming through the smoke with his pistol in hand. He suffered the same fate as his teammate Nifty as FalleN gunned him down with a single bullet - securing the vital 16th round, and ultimately the map, for his team.
The play helped MIBR pick up Cache after an extremely tense first map, which they ultimately used as momentum to win Train - securing a comfortable 2-0 series victory for the day.
Both NRG Esports and Team Liquid have already guaranteed their places at the finals, joining European powerhouses FaZe Clan, Mousesports and G2 esports in Montpellier, France at the end of June.