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FalleN joins Team Liquid CSGO squad to replace Twistzz

Published: 9/Jan/2021 18:00

by Andrew Amos

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Team Liquid have finally announced Brazilian legend Gabriel ‘FalleN’ Toledo is joining their CS:GO roster as the squad looks to rebuild after Russell ‘Twistzz’ Van Dulken announced he was taking a step back.

Weeks of speculation can now be put to bed. Former MIBR star and two-time Major winner FalleN is locked in to join Team Liquid as the North American organization looks to rebuild for 2021.

After taking a step back from his duties at MIBR over a dispute following the removal of Epitacio ‘TACO’ de Melo and Fernando ‘fer’ Alvarenga in September 2020, FalleN is set to take to the server for the first time in almost six months under the Liquid banner.

FalleN’s move to Liquid has been teased since December 2020. Twistzz shocked fans after stepping down from the roster after the IEM Global Challenge, where he said he was looking to move to Europe.

“I hope that I’m back next year in a new home. […] It was a mutual decision after looking over a couple of things, and I think it’s for the best for both sides,” he said, live on stream in the post-game interview after Liquid’s 0-3 loss to Astralis in the Grand Final.

Twistzz playing CS:GO for Team Liquid
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Twistzz is looking to play in Europe while Liquid is settling back down in North America.

FalleN brings a different set of skills to Liquid. Known for his AWPing and in-game leading, it’s drastically different from Twistzz’ meticulous rifling. With Jacky ‘Stewie2k’ Yip currently handling the IGLing, FalleN might be able to take the load off his former MIBR teammate’s shoulders.

He will also be able to pick up the AWP in Nick ‘nitr0’ Canella’s absence, helping free up the squad.

Team Liquid’s first outing with fallen will be at the BLAST Premier Global Final on January 19 ⁠— the start of a busy three-month schedule.

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Can BlameF stop Complexity’s CSGO crash? BLAST Global Finals preview with Richard Lewis & SPUNJ

Published: 19/Jan/2021 11:46 Updated: 19/Jan/2021 11:47

by Ava Thompson-Powell

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2021’s run for the best players and teams within the CSGO space has already begun. With some fierce competition, is Benjamin “blameF” Bremer able to swoop in and stop Complexity gaming from falling?

With BLAST Premier’s Global Finals just around the corner, Richard Lewis​ & Chad ‘SPUNJ’ Burchill discuss the top talking points going into one of CS:GO’s biggest events. The pair delve into the nightmare scenario Complexity find themselves in with Jakob ‘JUGi’ Hansen standing in for the injured Valentin ‘poizon’ Vasilev.

The two sit down and debate whether Team Vitality will make quick work of Complexity, or if BlameF’s struggling side will shock Mathieu ‘ZywOo’ Herbaut and co, also touching on Team Liquid’s new signing and Na’Vi’s form going into the event.

BLAST’s event is huge for the CSGO scene, and Complexity’s current struggles are sure to become apparent during the event. With a phenomenal roster of teams that are playing for the win in 2021’s first major event, AWPer poizon recently underwent emergency surgery on December 18th, 2020. Unable to compete, how will the team fare without the vital piece of the team’s puzzle?

In comparison, Vitality had a great end to the year, even monetarily holding the top 1 spot before Astralis was able to get ahead in the last week of 2020’s competitive season. Winning IEM Beijing, the team is in an incredibly sweet spot that will no doubt provide some fantastic plays.

Our preview also goes in to cover in further detail Gabriel ‘FalleN’ Toledo joining Liquid, NAVI possibly starting BLAST with Bruno ‘bit’ Lima, and G2 as an upcoming dark horse to watch out for.


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