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FalleN leaves MIBR over “dissatisfaction” with TACO, fer, dead departures

Published: 14/Sep/2020 2:22 Updated: 14/Sep/2020 8:51

by Andrew Amos


“We enter as a team, and as a team we will leave.” Those are the words of Gabriel ‘FalleN’ Toledo, who has announced his departure from MIBR’s CS:GO roster after the team kicked three of his teammates earlier on September 13.

MIBR’s CS:GO roster is officially in shambles. The veteran Brazilian core could be no more. MIBR, their home of two years, finally pulled the trigger on kicking Epitácio ‘TACO’ de Melo, Fernando ‘fer’ Alvarenga, and coach Ricardo ‘dead’ Sinigaglia on September 13.

“We are living in a moment where it is important for MIBR and MIBR fans to make changes, and we will be making some adjustments to the roster over the next several weeks,” the organization stated.

However, they’re losing more than just those three. FalleN, the stalwart veteran of the Brazilian CS:GO scene, is also calling time at MIBR. The star AWPer has expressed his dissatisfaction with the team’s roster move, claiming that “we enter as a team, and as a team we will leave.”

“At this moment, more than ever, I need to be faithful to my values and heart to close this chapter of this beautiful story and, with regard to the fans who never left us, I communicate my [dissatisfaction] with MIBR in front of the decision to completely overhaul the line-up I chose to play for,” he said in a Twitlonger.

The team has been under fire for their lackluster results, especially in 2020. MIBR had a sea change, moving to Europe to try and get more experience over there after the player break. However, the project backfired.

They’ve finished dead-last in multiple Tier 2 events, losing to fringe squads like Copenhagen Flames and Gambit Youngsters. They also bombed out of ESL One Cologne in last place, with straight-sets losses to Heroic and FaZe Clan. The team was working through their problems to try and relive their major winning days, but it wasn’t enough.

“Between ups and downs, mistakes and hits, the results achieved were not as desired by me, the current group or other players who have integrated our team during this period.

MIBR at Dreamhack Anaheim 2020
Stephanie Lindgren for DreamHack
FalleN is the third player to leave MIBR on September 13.

“As a team we fight, we persist, we dedicate ourselves. At times there was little missing, and at other times there was much missing. Together we tried to win glories.”

It’s not the end of the line for FalleN in CS:GO, however. He will be taking his learning from MIBR and applying them in his next team. Whether that’s with the same core or not remains to be seen.

“I am convinced that everything I have learned during this time, everything I believe, has made me strong enough to accept the new challenges imposed by this moment, however difficult it may seem. In esports, as in life, there are no guarantees, only challenges, and only by giving ourselves to them we will find out how far we can get.”

FalleN is not the only MIBR player to express his dissatisfaction with the roster shuffle. Vito ‘kNgV-’ Giuseppe also lashed out at his current organization after the announcement.

“I do not agree with the changes in the team. Unfortunately since I joined, we have been changing line-ups all the time, which in my view does not help the development of the team,” he said on Twitter, according to a translation.


CSGO legend KRIMZ mysteriously VAC banned

Published: 28/Nov/2020 11:10

by Connor Bennett


Fnatic and Counter-Strike legend Freddy ‘KRIMZ’ Johansson has been hit with a VAC ban out of the blue, and nobody seems to know why. 

When punishing cheaters in games like CS:GO, Dota 2, and even Rust, Valve rolls out VAC [Valve anti-cheat] bans that locks down an account – preventing users from playing on another VAC-secured game. 

These bans are, usually, handed out without any warning, and are typically permanent. Though, plenty of players have been able to get them overturned – be it because the ban was wrong in the first place, for example. 

On November 28, CS:GO players and fans alike noticed that Fnatic CS:GO star Freddy ‘KRIMZ’ Johansson had his account struck with a VAC ban – and nobody seems to know just why it happened. 

Krimz has played for Fnatic since 2016.

Astralis players Lucas ‘Bubzkji’ Andersen and Nicolai ‘device’ Reedtz were among the first to tweet about KRIMZ’s VAC ban – with the former chalking it down to a likely mistake. 

After word quickly got around about the ban, KRIMZ himself took to Twitter to ask for help from the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive developers in getting the VAC ban removed from his account – again, hinting at a mistake. 

“It seems that my account got vac banned. @CSGO can you fix this asap pls,” he posted shortly after the VAC ban was handed down, attaching a confused face emoji as well as the praying hands. 

As of writing, Krimz’s account still has a VAC ban attached to it, and there’s been no confirmation as to whether or not he’s cheated or if it’s a mistake. Though, there has been speculation about a possible wave surrounding players who use the esportal to find matches. 

If anything changes, be it the ban gets overturned or Valve makes a statement on the matter, we’ll be sure to update this article.