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CS:GO: FalleN delivers insane 1v3 clutch to lift MIBR over Team Envy

Published: 21/Apr/2019 10:23 Updated: 21/Apr/2019 10:50

by Connor Bennett


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.

DreamhackFalleN and co dominated as SK Gaming but have struggled under the MIBR banner

FalleN wrecks Envy AWPers

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.

MIBR search for Pro League success

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.

The Brazilian squad has one more chance to pick up automatic progression to the ESL Pro League Season 9 LAN Finals – taking on North American Group C leaders Cloud9 on April 21.

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.


Report: Valve cancel upcoming 2021 CSGO Major

Published: 5/Dec/2020 11:20

by Calum Patterson


CS:GO publishers Valve have scrapped plans for the game’s next Major tournament, which was set for May 2021, according to an email sent out to organizers.

According to a report from HLTV, the Major that was due to take place May 10-23 will no longer go ahead, presumably due to the global health crisis and travel restrictions, with Valve expecting impacts to still be felt in six months.

This was also why the previous Major, ESL One Rio 2020, which was meant to have taken place in September, was canceled. In the announcement from ESL, they stated “While Valve is currently not able to say when and how Majors will return, as soon as they do we’ll work to bring the Major to Rio.”

In the email to organizers, Valve explained their plans in more detail, including confirming a Major to be held in Europe later in 2021 has been agreed with a partner and venue.

Rio Major logo
The ESL One Rio major was canceled in 2020.

CSGO Major in 2021

“We are still disentangling our prior commitments,” Valve said, “and currently have both a partner and an EU venue designated for a Major later in 2021.

“Assuming it makes sense to proceed, the event will take place October 25-November 7 with a potential play-in event October 23-24.”

The last Major was StarLadder Berlin, which concluded with Astralis’ victory in September 2019. That means that it could be a full two years since the previous Major before we see another. With plans for it to take place in Europe, it means that all of the last four Majors will have been held in the continent.

In the email sent to tournament organizers and obtained by HLTV, Valve added that it “doesn’t have any new information about the Regional Major Ranking (RMR)” system, but welcomed feedback from the recipients.

At least in the meantime, while there are no Majors, CS:GO just launched it’s new Operation, Broken Fang, after much anticipation, adding a wealth of new content and features.