Gabriel “FalleN” Toledo was officially added to their Counter-Strike roster by Team Liquid. FalleN replaces Van Dulken, the recently departed Russel “‘Twistzz'” After their exit from the IEM Global Challenge last month, Twistzz stepped down from the lineup.
The two time Major winner will debut this month – Team Liquid
The 29-year-old is hoping to start his career with Liquid after a frustrating period with MIBR. In more than two years, the Brazilian, a two-time major champion, won just one LAN title and decided to step down from the roster in September in protest against the organization’s move to withdraw Fernando “fer” Alvarenga, Epitacio “TACO” de Melo and coach Ricardo “dead” Sinigaglia.
Liquid also hopes the arrival of FalleN will mark the start of a new chapter. The team struggled for form in 2020 after winning several LAN titles and the $1 million Intel Grand Slam (IGS) Season 2 prize in 2019, picking up just only one title from North America ESL Pro League Season 11.
They also split ways with long-time member and in-game leader Nick “nitr0” Cannella, who has moved to VALORANT since then.
FalleN will reunite in Liquid with Stewie2K, who between April and December 2018 was his teammate in SK and MIBR for eight months. As MIBR returned to a complete Brazilian roster, the North American was then transferred to Liquid.
In the BLAST Premier Global Finals, scheduled for January 19-24, FalleN will make his first appearance for Liquid. In the BLAST Premier Spring Groups, the IEM Katowice Play-In Stage and ESL Pro League Season 13, the North American team is also slated to compete.
At the BLAST Premier Global Finals, which kicks off on January 19th in just 10 days, we will get to see the fresh lineup in action for the first time.
:Jonathan “EliGE” Jablonowski
:Keith “NAF” Markovic
:Jake “Stewie2K” Yip
:Michael “Grim” Wince
:Gabriel “FalleN” Toledo
:Jason “moses” O’Toole (coach)
:Russel “Twistzz” Van Dulken (benched)