SK Gaming's FalleN Discusses Recent Struggles in Thoughtful Post - "I never lose" - Dexerto
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SK Gaming’s FalleN Discusses Recent Struggles in Thoughtful Post – “I never lose”

Published: 11/May/2018 17:50 Updated: 11/Mar/2019 12:52

by Ross Deason

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Brazilian CS:GO legend Gabriel ‘FalleN’ Toledo has commented on his, and his team’s, recent struggles as they look to put a poor start to 2017 behind them.

As one of the most successful in-game leaders of all time, FalleN has captained his teams to two CS:GO Major titles and multiple other international tournament victories.

SK Gaming closed out 2017 in dominant form, winning three of the last four tournaments that they attended after adding Ricardo ‘boltz’ Prass to the roster.

However, 2018 has not gone to plan. Boltz had to sit out the ELEAGUE Boston Major in January but the Brazilians still managed to secure a top four finish with their former player, João ‘felps’ Vasconcellos.

Things quickly deteriorated with a 5th – 8th at the StarSeries Season 4 followed by a 7th – 8th at IEM Katowice but they reached crisis point with a last place finish at the $1.5 million WESG finals, ane vent that they had specifically been concentrating on.

Epitácio ‘TACO’ de Melo was then replaced by Jake ‘Stewie2K’ Yip but initial results have been no better. Now FalleN has decided to take a break from in-game leading and Marcelo ‘coldzera’ David has taken over that role for the time being.

Taking to Twitter on May 11th, FalleN made it clear that he is treating this as a learning experience in a reflective post where he said that he believes he can “conquer the world” again.

Doubting the 26 year old would be a brave thing to do – he almost single-handedly rebuilt the Brazilian Counter-Strike scene and then brought a team of players to North America with no money to chase a dream that eventually saw them become one of the most dominant rosters in history.

Presumably he will be using his time away from in-game leading as an opportunity to concentrate more on the individual aspects of his game like his AWPing.

SK Gaming’s next LAN event will be the ESL Pro League Season 7 Finals in Dallas. Their first match will be against an NiP team that has looked resurgent since adding Dennis ‘dennis’ Edman.

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Why JKS is the perfect fit for blameF’s Complexity | Richard Lewis

Published: 30/Oct/2020 11:22

by Daniel Cleary

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Following 100 Thieves’ departure from Counter-Strike and after weeks of speculation about the former roster, Justin ‘JKS’ Savage finally confirmed his next step in a move to Complexity’s Juggernaut lineup, alongside captain Benjamin ‘blameF’ Bremer.

Richard Lewis breaks down this roster move in his latest video for Dexerto and takes a look at why the signing of JKS could be exactly what this Complexity lineup needs to improve.

Replacing young CS:GO star Owen ‘oBo’ Schlatter, who wanted to return to North America to compete, Savage will have a big role to play on his new team.

With consistent fragging abilities and after coming back off multiple top-two finishes in his final run with 100 Thieves, including a finals appearance in the ESL Pro League, Richard Lewis also highlighted just how much potential the Australian pro has to work with.

However, as BLAST Premier Fall is now underway, JKS will be looking to replicate those performances once again and help this Juggernaut roster, led by blameF, to find more success in the coming months.