Actually Brazil went to the top because of FalleN
The CS scene was dead here after the end of 1.6 and FalleN was the only person who believed in our country, He tried to play CrossFire for a period but wasn't enough for him, he wanted to restart the legacy of Brazil in CS... Starting with GamesAcademy (actual GamersClub), with some investiments in small teams and trying to put his Team in the international scene.
So he went to USA in 2014/15 with the Kabum.TD line (fer, steel, boltz and zqks), without any money, living in Ricardo's (dead) house, and playing in some tier2/3 leagues, and with this motivation and desire of winning he won his 1st Major, with a underdog team, with no expectation, against one of the biggest teams of all time (NaVi), and with young inexperienced players (1st LAN championship of TACO and fnx), and his passion with the game is real... That's why he makes some emotional mistakes (like kicking fnx), but in few words... He was the guy who left a small town with the dream of winning the whole World... And for me, he did it.
tl;dr: coldzera was and still the best player in our country but the greatest one is FalleN
sorry for my bad englando