In what is the latest in a long line of roster changes in the CS:GO scene, Gabriel “FalleN” Toledo has removed himself from the MIBR CS:GO roster starting lineup. The 29-year-old made the decision following recent decisions made by the team regarding their roster, meaning that the Brazilian will no longer compete for organisation going forward.
There has been discontent following MIBR’s decision to drop Epitacio “TACO” de Melo and Fernando “fer” Alvarenga, as well as popular coach Ricardo “dead” Sinigaglia, with FalleN having announced his displeasure at such actions in announcing his stepping down from the team. Having been part of the team since June 2018, FalleN said using TwitLonger that: “[The] last weeks have been tough and challenging, and that is why I’m asking to leave the active roster while I think on my next steps. This time will be necessary to find my essence and return the peace I need to decide my path, while I accomplish my contractual obligations.”
FallenN is Not the Only MIBR Player to Be Angry at Recent Decisions
It remains to be seen as to what the next step will be for the former Luminosity Gaming and SK Gaming player, with the AWPer and in-game leader set to take his time in making a decision regarding his future. FalleN is certainly not the only MIBR player to make their feelings known of late, with in-game leader kNgV having taken to social media to divulge how regular roster changes have had a negative impact on the teams’ development.
MIBR now have only Vito “kNgV” Giuseppe and Alencar “trk” Rossato on their CS:GO main roster, meaning that the Brazilian organisation will have to once again make major changes, ahead of tournaments including the BLAST Premier Fall and Flashpoint Season Two. The team has failed to live up to expectation following a good start to the 2018 season, despite having some of the most resected CS:GO players in the history of the game on their roster in this time.
What the Loss of FalleN Means for MIBR
In fact, MIBR suffered damaging defeats against teams ranked lower than 50 in the HLTV online event rankings. Meanwhile, the organisation has also come under fire for its decision to suspend “dead” for two events, ESL and Beyond the Summit, following the news that he had been given threes suspensions by the Esports Integrity Commission following his role in a cheating scandal during the ESL One: Road to Rio Major and cs_summit 6.
The likes of FalleN, fer and TACO had all played a key part of MIBR’s growth, having all been part of the Luminosity and SK rosters that won the MLG Major Championship: Columbus 2016 and ESL One: Cologne. MIBR will now be planning for the BLAST Premier: Fall 2020 season kicking off at the end of October, while dates for Flashpoint 2 are yet to have been announced.