FalleN: "We will not replace TACO"

Luminosity Gaming veteran Gabriel "FalleN" Toledo has ruled out the possibility of replacing teammate Tacio "TACO" Filho.

The 21-year-old has come under heavy criticism since joining Luminosity in November for not being able to put in as many frags as his teammates.

With an overall rating of 0.94, Epitacio "⁠TACO⁠" de Melo was the worst rated player on Luminosity at each of the five events he has attended with the team, who are currently ranked sixth in the world.


FalleN leaps to TACO's defense 

At DreamHack Open Leipzig, he was the only Luminosity player to post a below-average rating, but Gabriel "⁠FalleN⁠" Toledo insists that the team will not not waste time paying attention to critics.

"Guys, we will not replace anyone on the team," Toledo wrote on Facebook. "TACO is a young kid, with a lot of potential and skill.

"Just like fnx, cold, fer and me, he is very good at some things and not so good at other things.

"He is a key part of the team and he does his job exemplarily. CS is more than stats and positive K/D difference.

"Besides, we have never been this strong. Our team is great, and we are on the right track.

"Enough with the rumours and the stupid comments, if you like our team then support us."

Luminosity are set to go back to North America, but they will return to Europe in little over a month, to attend the Intel Extreme Masters World Championship, in Katowice, from March 2-6.

Brazil Epitacio 'TACO' de Melo
Epitacio 'TACO' de Melo
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
97
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.68
Brazil Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
234
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.62
mistake
2016-01-25 01:31
1 reply
like allu in nip, this takes long time
2016-01-25 15:38
#6
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Brazil maiazin
FalleN <3
2016-01-25 01:31
6 replies
LG never went so far as they did now. There's no any reason to kick TACO out of the team
2016-01-25 01:54
5 replies
yeah remember how he played at his first lan with the LG . He was a beast . 1 bad performance* doesnt mean anything . they should hold him in the team
2016-01-25 07:29
4 replies
In that first lan he had 1-2 beast maps, he still had lowest rating and was bellow 1.0 ((: if LG wants to be a title contender they need to look for better options and give taco some more time in GA or g3x or keyd stars or alientech.br to get more expirience.. Is there any better option then taco in brazil? Destiny? Felps? Shoowtime? Im not that familiar with brazilian cs but i saw felps play once and he seemed really really good?
2016-01-25 09:58
3 replies
#355
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Romania g0ph3rX
You do realise he is an entry fragger, right?
2016-01-25 15:21
2 replies
You do realise you have no idea about the game right? Hes entry for 15 rounds, but this doesnt change the fact that his ct side is bad aswell and on ct its about holding the line and clutching the rounds, and everyone with 10% game understanding could see in any match of LG that his position is the weakness of them. Hes just not good enough yet... I see his potential but he needs more time in lower tier teams to gain expirience
2016-01-25 15:38
1 reply
You speak about someone having no idea about the game and after that you make this bullshit statement. Playing against weak opponents doesn't make you grow and gain experience. Playing against the best does.
2016-01-26 10:28
#7
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Malta WATSKy
sad
2016-01-25 01:31
oh
2016-01-25 01:31
"We will not replace TACO"... "we will only change his toppings #NewTaco". Edit: In seriousness, Taco has been on the team for only a month and he was instantly thrown into the shark tank (not the San Jose Shark's arena or that shitty American TV show, kappa). Give the lad some time to develop.
2016-01-25 01:34
8 replies
He is trying to mold him in to a steak but he might just stay a worthless Taco.
2016-01-25 02:04
Also the guy is their entry fragger. He takes the brunt of damage when entering bombsite's and still likely to get a kill before dying. People to this day still dont understand ingame roles. The guy is doing just fine and like fallen just said, this is the best they have ever been and winning a title is now a real possibility.
2016-01-25 02:08
6 replies
True... Entryfragger... if he kills great..if not..he pass the information... and i think he is doing alright... He will get better with more exp...
2016-01-25 02:32
5 replies
when steel had terrible kda, the ppl said that was bz his function (lurker), now it's bz the function of entry?? just doesn't make sense.. he has potential?? ofc he has, but if he don't show, early or not he will be kicked
2016-01-25 03:00
4 replies
Luker must frag... its not only about information... lukers are passive or ative... steel coudnt play ative...so..he must be a good clutcher...obvious he isnt...when he became the second alp..he went better...with better kda...they try everything... and the team dont developed... I still think if TACO dosent go well after 4 months in NA, TACO will be a great ative Luker... need more exp to do this function..but he had a ver nice aim and is very good at clutchs too...and fer go to entry...must wait...he is not going badly...
2016-01-25 03:33
do you know the role of entryfragger? explaim to me because i maybe dont know. for me is the guy that go first to make a oppening to the team. if i'm right that role is the hardest role on the game. toguether with the lurker and the IGL.
2016-01-25 04:04
2 replies
Thats exactly it.. maybe ingame leading is harder but entry fragging is very important for winning T side rounds. If you have a weak entry fragger then more than likely its going to be 4 vs 5 every round then you are relying heavily on your second entry guys and lurker/clutch players. Remember NiP when they were so dominant? friberg was taking down 1 or 2 guys everytime they would execute on a site. Now the guy cant get 1 kill and its up to their second entries to make multiple kills otherwise they go to shit. Taco at the moment is doing just fine. If he can get just 1 kill or enough damage that he teammates can trade instantly then there is no problem. Man LG right now is really exciting to watch. They hit the top10 now top5 is looking real good.
2016-01-25 06:59
1 reply
That last point is the important part. An entry fragger doesn't necessarily have to get the kill, as long as he sets up his teammates to trade. 4v4 heavily favors the T side, because you are typically going to now be executing 4v2, 4v1, or 3v2/1 + your lurker which should catching the rotation. An entry fragger with a negative K/D can still be doing his job effectively.
2016-01-25 15:16
Didn't he say that about steel and boltz?
2016-01-25 01:31
10 replies
he said that then kicked after 6 or 7 months, a lot can happen in 6 month, as far as we know taco could be kicked in 6 months if the team dont improve, he means not replacing taco as right now because of a lot of fans saying to kick him
2016-01-25 01:37
yep he did. what fallen meant to say is that they won't remove him at this point. that will certainly change after mlg Columbus if LG doesn't do well like reaching the semis
2016-01-25 01:38
8 replies
"certainly" ok.
2016-01-25 01:46
7 replies
wait and see. it happened before :)
2016-01-25 03:17
6 replies
K rrrrrreeeeeeeeeeek (Breaking a neck sound)
2016-01-25 11:02
5 replies
you seem to like this sound effect, saw it for like 3rd or 4th time already :D
2016-01-25 15:34
4 replies
Yea idk what is up with me i like it so much that i wan evryone to hiere it and feel the same funny moment i had xD
2016-01-25 15:50
3 replies
have fun with your sound effects bro :D inb4 you start to use more and more effects
2016-01-25 15:51
2 replies
Thx i dont stop b4 they call me rl orchestra xD hehehe
2016-01-25 15:54
1 reply
hahaha
2016-01-25 15:54
he said the same with steel
2016-01-25 01:31
4 replies
no, he doesn't
2016-01-25 02:00
3 replies
he said something similar
2016-01-25 02:01
yes he said.. and a lot of times. But if the guy don't improve, Fallen just have anything to do. They give all the support for the player, but just to do his "function" any top player can do.. he needs kill and hold his bomb.. simple. If he don't improve, early or not he will be kicked
2016-01-25 03:03
1 reply
this.
2016-01-25 17:59
nice
2016-01-25 01:31
boltz > TACO
2016-01-25 01:31
4 replies
+1
2016-01-25 02:17
but LG with boltz < LG with TACO bye
2016-01-25 02:55
2 replies
Ok but LG now have fnx too, so it's not that simple since there's more than one variable in question
2016-01-25 02:57
the fact is that Fnx improve LG A LOT in place at Boltz.. and Taco just do the same thing as Steel (heard Fallen and do the exactly things he say), but is not enought.. if the guy don't kill, don't hold his bomb, take the wrong decisions.. early or not he will be replaced. simple
2016-01-25 03:07
-Fallen +Hen1, make Fallen coach and let him manage GA and Luminosity.
2016-01-25 01:32
15 replies
#45
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Brazil Lk1Ng
are u kidding?
2016-01-25 01:39
11 replies
Hen1 is a better AWP than fallen without a doubt. You can't drop a rifle to pick up a second AWP. Fallen is the IGL for the teach, yeah, but making him coach and getting a young and obviously super talented AWP would be really good for LG.
2016-01-25 01:41
9 replies
strong 6/10 for this bait m9
2016-01-25 01:46
1 reply
harsh critic :/ lets see you stir up the BRs polando
2016-01-25 02:44
#97
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France kennySsSsS
hen is good, but not the best (about FalleN)
2016-01-25 01:58
45-11 hype talking I see. Hen1 is not the better awper between him and FalleN. Maybe he will be, maybe he won't but as of right now, he's not imo.
2016-01-25 02:01
#109
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France cedd
idiot detected
2016-01-25 02:01
"Hen1 is a better AWP than fallen without a doubt." Based on his matches against T7 teams ? So i can say without a doubt that Koosta is top 1 awper NA.
2016-01-25 02:05
1 reply
In all seriousness, I think koosta at the moment is at least the second best AWP in NA with Skadoodle slumping like he is and C9 now having no real IGL to position Ska. jdm's always been kinda iffy as well, and honestly I think by the end of 2016 koosta will be on CLG, C9 or another top NA team.
2016-01-25 03:08
Youre clearly dumb. Fallen is the best awper also he's the IGL. Its not easy to play with. Also making fallen as a coach could be way worse bcs its a different thing.
2016-01-25 03:06
first thing.. he will never left GA whitout his brother
2016-01-25 03:09
he's just kidding for sure
2016-01-25 02:01
" make Fallen coach" huh, are you retarded
2016-01-25 02:26
so low quality b8 m8, gtfo
2016-01-25 15:08
You must be one of those idiots that think coaching and being the IGL will have the same impact on a team, or that they will only benefit from such a move. Ingame FalleN plays with experience and intelligence compared to most other brazilian players. That is something that is also needed. Is he a better player than hen1, of course he is. So there is no reason to "demote" him to being the coach. The game is a lot more than just talent and speed. Though from what I have seen FalleN is still the best awp player in Brazil.
2016-01-25 19:15
0.94 rating bad k then
2016-01-25 01:32
6 replies
ikr? "worst" player there with 0.94, that's actually very good considering every team has a "bad" player, usually considerably worst than 0.94
2016-01-25 01:43
4 replies
0.75 rating without MAX5 tournament i can confirm.
2016-01-25 01:50
yeah exactly i don't know why would anybody complain about VACO :P
2016-01-25 11:39
2 replies
I thought VACO made some fucking nuts plays sometimes. I didn't even know he was "underperforming". He just looks like a solid player to me.
2016-01-26 00:12
1 reply
+1 my friend
2016-01-26 15:32
his stats is boosted by matches against tier2 NA teams and BR tournaments, if u only count EU tournaments he has like 0,7 rating overall
2016-01-25 20:08
why would you kick your best player
2016-01-25 01:32
n1
2016-01-25 01:32
Good sticking up for his fellow teammate.
2016-01-25 01:32
+1
2016-01-25 01:32
never top 1 then what happened with nip will happen to lg
2016-01-25 01:33
4 replies
#161
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Australia Tails
NIP WERE TOP 1 FOR OVER A YEAR , GO BACK TO BED VERYGAMES FANBOY
2016-01-25 02:46
3 replies
Yeah top1 in childhood of csgo easy era
2016-01-25 02:59
2 replies
Yeah so? NiP masterer the game early while other teams struggled. Everyone had the same opportunities when csgo came out, and NiP suceeded the best. Other teams then used NiP to figure out the game and pretty much every team tried to counterstrat NiP. If NiP would not have dominated early csgo would be on a much worse level today, not even sure that csgo would have a scene without them. Edit: sorry for the spelling, im on my phone
2016-01-25 09:22
1 reply
They were maybe the first team to shift to csgo from 1.6.... While some other teams stayed in 1.6 and started playing csgo later.... My point is that nip started almost before everyone
2016-01-25 17:22
he's not that bad, i mean, he isn't at the same level of the others, but he's improving game after game
2016-01-25 01:32
agreed with fallen... 99% of people talkin shit are like girls at a football game... they have no idea wtf is going on
2016-01-25 01:33
They could become consistently top 2 if they found another top player.
2016-01-25 01:33
He just need to improve his CT side. He is doing a good job as entry killer in T.
2016-01-25 01:33
remember when he said he wasn't going to replace steel ;^)?
2016-01-25 01:34
4 replies
TACO is far better tho, he does exactly what they need and gets impact frags. Only hen1 might be better player atm but he has same role with FalleN and they don't need another awper, so TACO as CT-specialized player is perfect fit to otherwise pretty T-sided team.
2016-01-25 01:36
2 replies
Agree with almost everything u said, with the exception of hen1 being the only better player atm. Br actually has a good suply of skilled players, Felps for ex. is a rifler and is rekting every match he plays(yeah, NA...but still..:p).
2016-01-25 01:47
1 reply
I was wrong a bit as well, TACO often entrys as well, which is hard role to get positive stats. But ofc you are right, many players are good, hen1 is the only one with highlight videos so I know him best (I don't follow NA/SA scene outside top ^^)
2016-01-25 10:31
but took 4 or 5 months,so before june i didn't see taco being replaced
2016-01-25 01:39
fifflaren v2
2016-01-25 01:34
#35
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Brazil Ferla
Some people must understand that fragging is not everything, and sometimes it's better having a "dead weight" cuz this guy that makes the other 4 better and he leaves everything easier...
2016-01-25 01:35
2 replies
if he's dead weight how is everything easier?
2016-01-25 01:48
1 reply
#81
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Brazil Ferla
He gets info to the others, he usually is solo bomb as ct and he drops glock XD
2016-01-25 01:54
#37
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Costa Rica Gomezio
Taco is like the Brazilian Freakazoid, not great fragging usually, but he does his job and makes the team better.
2016-01-25 01:37
1 reply
this and both have great aim tbh
2016-01-25 01:54
Well, looks like LG will never win a major.
2016-01-25 01:38
1 reply
As if they lost against fnatic because taco was bad? They clearly lost to lack of experience from those games. rounds where they lose 5v2 are the reason.
2016-01-27 11:41
i like taco, and spaghetti, as much as pizza
2016-01-25 01:38
Keep up the good effort TACO, you'll improve mate don't listen to the cancerous hltv community.
2016-01-25 01:41
8 replies
+1 He did pretty descent this tournament, people just wanna put all the blame onto someone's back. Ridiculous... also he gets much hate from BR's cause he's from the northeast of Brazil and people from south and southeast are pretty xenofobic against northeasters.
2016-01-25 01:52
6 replies
Jesus Christ, shut the fuck up kid! You are reaching nuclear levels of stupidity post after post!
2016-01-25 03:07
5 replies
hey Ga student
2016-01-25 05:31
i know virtually nothing about brazil, care to explain why he's stupid?
2016-01-25 07:10
3 replies
the divide isn't why people hate him. its like saying south vietnamese people hate northern ones.
2016-01-25 10:21
2 replies
Ahh gotcha, cheers mate
2016-01-25 11:35
as a belgian i can relate to his proposition though :/ considering brazil is like 50 times bigger then belgium it didn't seem too ludicrous to state.
2016-01-25 13:14
totally agree, just because he made a little mistake, doesn't mean that he needs to get replaced. jesus, these cancerous hltv people...
2016-01-25 07:08
People don't understand that he is a role player. His stats don't matter. He is a solid player for his job.
2016-01-25 01:43
1 reply
+1
2016-01-25 13:33
-TACO + FELPS
2016-01-25 01:43
Well said FalleN, fu those haters
2016-01-25 01:43
TACO played well this tournament, he made some really good frags even tho he didnt kill so much. People have to understand that playing in a team is more than stats and KD ratio. He isnt doing poorly, he did some mistakes but even Cold made some serious mistakes against NAVI. Pls let the guy play in peace.
2016-01-25 01:43
3 replies
i dont like taco (never did, actually), but you're right. This tournament lose wasn't his fault. He actually performed his function pretty well. On the other hand, cold commited a few serious mistakes that almost no one even noticed
2016-01-25 02:02
2 replies
fer, fallen, cold and fnx can make tons of mistake and people easily forget, but if TACO commits a single one mistake the entire tournament... hell this fcking toxic br's will criticize him the whole year.
2016-01-25 02:04
1 reply
+1
2016-01-25 17:09
ok fallen, keep losing tournaments... rip br dream
2016-01-25 01:44
Well said. I like FalleN a bit more everyday this guy is awesome. I'd say boltz is overall a better player than TACO atm. But as long as they keep this level play and good team spirit it's only a matter of time before Luminosity win their first title.
2016-01-25 01:47
Best line in brazilian cs:go, haven't necessity to change.
2016-01-25 01:44
favela still tier 2!
2016-01-25 01:47
17 replies
astralis 0 - 2 lg xo
2016-01-25 01:52
14 replies
so? doesnt make them a tier 1 team. :P use your brain.
2016-01-25 01:53
13 replies
That depends on your definition of tier1,right now we could say astralis and VP arent tier 1 either lol
2016-01-25 01:58
9 replies
my definition is really simple, achievements. Astralis has achieved far more than LG has. LG has not won anything of importans yet so therefore are not considered a tier 1 team just like Astralis weren't considered a tier 1 team back when they couldnt win titels. Its true that Astralis really havent performed at a high level since pgl last year which is a long time ago now, so LG should not consider beating Astralis a high achievement. Astralis is a highly overrated team now.
2016-01-25 03:03
8 replies
Nope, astralis is looking weak as fuck right now, clear tier2 level.
2016-01-25 03:12
3 replies
nope what? cant you read what i wrote? astralis is a really bad team now. :P lol
2016-01-25 03:14
2 replies
I apologize, the hate took control of my soul for a second and I barely read what u wrote, you actually make sense.
2016-01-25 04:15
1 reply
no worries hehe ;)
2016-01-25 04:17
reaching second place in this event should count for something... I mean they did outrank VP and astralis. combine this with major achievements and you got a solid t1. thing is if every t1 team starts under performing disregarding achievements who's still t1? fnatic only? na'vi surely ? envyus potentially? where do you draw the line for past achievements?
2016-01-25 13:20
2 replies
in my book i think you cant call a team a clear tier 1 team before they win something of importans. im not the only one who says this. vendetta even said it him self at dreamhack. when astralis was dignitas back in 2014 no one ever called them a tier 1 team before they actually won something important. i think good achievments determines what a tier 1 team is. i think astralis winning 5 good tournaments in 2015 gives them the right to be called a tier 1 team. its true that they definitely dont perform like one lately just like VP doesnt but LG has not won anything that gives them the right to be called a clear tier 1 team though they definitely play much better than astralis and vp do at the moment.
2016-01-25 19:03
1 reply
i think tier 1 fnatic envy na'vi tier X astralis vp LG tier 2 nip faZe C9 (?) dignitas ... astralis and VP are in tier X because their shape is unclear or bad despite their achievements and LG is tier X because they show they got power but didn't achieve something substantial yet except very good placement in majors.. so i kinda half agree with you i guess?
2016-01-25 19:21
nV, fnatic, na'vi, astralis...
2016-01-26 23:48
which teams are currently tier 1 then?
2016-01-25 04:33
If you argue about the fact that LG is not tier 1, then you should follow the scene mate. LG has proven many times they are tier1
2016-01-25 09:41
1 reply
Do you mean I shouldn't follow the scene ?
2016-01-25 11:56
"LG are a top-five team" - Guardian.
2016-01-25 17:11
1 reply
they are top 4 i think. better than astralis right now. but that still doesnt make them a tier 1 team. they need to win something.
2016-01-26 23:54
#73
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Europe jesh
so they will win lan in 2020 maybe
2016-01-25 01:50
24yo Fallen told about 21yo TACO - young kid gg wp fallen
2016-01-25 01:52
1 reply
TACO lied about age
2016-01-25 11:33
The fact is that every other player in this lineup will bottom frag. The other 4 are just so ahead of every other br player.
2016-01-25 01:54
+boltz
2016-01-25 01:55
No cogu No cups
2016-01-25 01:55
Well said.
2016-01-25 01:55
#89
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Singapore markiasu
i guess he doesn't wanna taco-bout it.
2016-01-25 01:56
All those haters, 99% under 18+ crying about TACO, we finnaly got brazilian team who can give us great matches like mibr in the past. They dont need to win Major-at first they need to win some tournament, but how? when people crying over and over again. Give them some respect, and be happy that CSGO scene is rising in Brasil, and we have such team to watch. P.S to bad this site is cancerious every day more and more, people only crying about fcking skins and insult other people. Back in the old days, people was more mature because we didnt have skins, we didnt have betting sites.
2016-01-25 01:57
7 replies
People dont realize that this team is doing greater than ever and TACO may have the worst rating but he fits very well in the team! +1 to your comment
2016-01-25 02:05
2 replies
Im following HLTV, since 2005year... And its disgusting to see how in-mature is this community. With such low topics-insulting each others. Asking myself why im even reading those stupid comment... I remember when NA scene was so good at 1.6, also mibr.. It was pleasure to watch teams like 3D, Evil Geniuses, mibr and some more. We didnt call any players-teams, shit. People dosent understand its not all about stats, look at NiP. They was the most sucsefull team in CS:GO with Fifflaren, so? I just want to watch nice matches, with so many different teams, this LG will just be better after each day.
2016-01-25 02:11
1 reply
+1 to that
2016-01-25 04:31
believe me when I say this mibr's matches were hurtful and the only tournament they came alive was 06 eswc. LG has alreayd given everyone a lifetime of memories. The only thing mibr has they can smile about is kikoos 4kill in a pug against SK at some 2004 showmatch when 1.6 came out.
2016-01-25 06:33
3 replies
#262
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Brazil hugoooo
lol you know fucking nothing... 1st at Dreamhack Winter 2007 over Spawn's SK in Sweden? shgOpen 2007 (largest EU CS lan ever) over neo's PGS twice? 1st at Gamegune 2008 over cyx's mouz? 2nd place at Gamegune 2007, 4th at ESWC 2007, being eliminated by elemeNt's NoA on CPL Winter 2004... So many memories. Think about ANY 1.6 team... Besides coL and wNv (mibr never faced them) mibr beat them ALL. Any SK, NiP, fnatic, mouz, NoA, mTw, Kabal's aAa... mibr beat any team you're capable of remember.
2016-01-25 09:38
2 replies
mibr have memories but they weren't consistent and the tournaments they won had limited prize pools. 7-1
2016-01-28 07:29
1 reply
#444
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Brazil hugoooo
You're clearly a newschool, stop trying to figure out things by guessing. You don't know shit about 1.6 history, let me teach you an interesting fact kid: Their main title, ESWC 2006, is the second tournament with highest prize pool ever, in all CS 1.5/1.6 history. You're embarrassing yourself every time you post, stop.
2016-01-28 07:46
fallen is banging taco's sister
2016-01-25 01:59
#111
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Brazil calinhu
he said the same thing about steel
2016-01-25 02:01
Lg top1 2016! #GOTACO
2016-01-25 02:02
#115
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Brazil yxkz
we will not replace taco 5 months later adding someone else
2016-01-25 02:02
Games Academy, a team that is maybe top 2/3 in brazilian scene is a really good team and they are going to be in the next major. I think that if felps show up in this tournament he has a real chance to join LG. Looks like LG needs "something" to finally get his throphy, maybe another roster change is necessary, and I don't see any problem in it, the best players should be in the best teams, and if he doesn't perform well in the next lans I think FalleN could change his mind By the way, he also said he wouldn't replace steel, the one that was aways bottom fraggin
2016-01-25 02:03
2 replies
GA isnt going to be in the next major, they will qualify for the qualifier if they win the LAST CHANCE.
2016-01-25 02:15
1 reply
they could get to the major but they would have to defeat times like c9, mouz, dignitas etc.. long road..
2016-01-25 02:41
I would give Taco more time, but if he doesn't step up in the next 1-2 months they should look for a replacement. He just isn't near his teamate's level.
2016-01-25 02:05
hen1>TACO
2016-01-25 02:10
inb4 2 months later: TACO was not the right fit for this team and we welcome hen1.
2016-01-25 02:14
-TACO +VACO
2016-01-25 02:15
#135
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Brazil Nobuga
-TACO +FELPS
2016-01-25 02:16
They are like old NIP. 4 Really best players and fifflaren. Same shit with LG... But after NIP kick fifflaren they cant win any tournament, but with him they were stronger xD I don't know how it works
2016-01-25 02:17
1 reply
Taco is just a Minion to Die for Fnx,Cold or Fer Take kills just a bait to take Flashbangs in the face and some shots
2016-01-25 02:29
hen1 is an awper he would never do TACO's job
2016-01-25 02:18
i screenshoted this coz , You will kick him someday, trust me you will.
2016-01-25 02:18
Really !
2016-01-25 02:21
-TACO +HEN1
2016-01-25 02:24
3 replies
+1
2016-01-25 03:20
Terrible idea. If TACO should be replaced by anyone (which he shouldn't be atm, he's doing fine, just needs more experience and know-how in certain situations), it should be felps or one of the better players from the other teams like KeyD. Whilst Hen1 is a sick player and awper, he isn't what they need. FalleN can already AWP extremely well and doubles up as an IGL who's very good at bringing the best out of his players. We don't even know how Hen1 would perform against the best teams. If TACO performs poorly for the next couple of months and they decide to replace him, it should be a rifle player.
2016-01-25 10:19
1 reply
ok no scene
2016-01-26 01:00
-Taco +Taco
2016-01-25 02:25
obv guy was bit lost on 14/15 and last round on OT, but pls fix that shit if you wanna win close games vs top teams. they still loose less retarded rounds like NIP :P
2016-01-25 02:32
LG was never been so strong, taco does his role really well, hltv/reddit/twitch people are too dumb to realize that because they didn't actually played real cs:go on a real tournament, the world is bigger than your matchmaking, kids.
2016-01-25 02:32
1 reply
+1 these fucking people underestimate this young star
2016-01-25 07:13
#154
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Ireland Intrilo
What u like in ur taco?
2016-01-25 02:33
Taco, HOW you did play that last round which let flamie 1v3... :(((
2016-01-25 02:37
fallen is LG's dad
2016-01-25 02:38
TACO is playing entry fragger so it's pretty obvious that he will have a bit lower K/D ratio than the others. He is doing the dirty job.
2016-01-25 02:38
i said this once and im gonna say it again: taco is a massive pillar in the team, his role is difficult though. if anyone who critized him watched any of the luminosity games and had his brain activated at the same time, he should see what taco is doing for the team: taco is often left alone on bombsites, especially if fallen decides to go aggro, he needs 1 maybe 2 rifles with him, which usually is fnx or fer and cold holding the other flank. for example overpass: fallen is near fountain or balloons, looking for an early pick, fer or fnx holding from bathrooms and fer or fnx in connector, cold on long. that leaves taco on b. on train its the same, taco on inner bombsite, rest holding outer, you see this setup more than once in a match. now to his role, which is the most difficult in the team. all he needs to do is to drop his smoke on one entrance of the bombsite, kill 1-2 guys and give as much information as possible. Thats hard. first of all he needs to get his timing right to get more than 1 kill, he needs to watch 2 bombsite entrances and watch out to not get popflashed + there is no one to tradekill or popflash for him, so he is constantly in a 1vX situation, where X is more than 1 enemy, so either he dies real quick, or he is the last man to rotate to the other bombsite, which is equally hard when your team has less players left than the other. due to his naturally passive playstyle its really hard for him to grow fast in that team, but i would not go far and call him bad, its a cliche that people start saying "he needs time" and normally i would shake my head, but in his case its the truth, he really needs time, the skill is there, but you cant outfrag everyone when you have massively skilled players like cold,fer and fnx on your team, taco is not the clutch superstar, but he gets the frags that he needs to get and here and there his talent shines through, he can get a triple or quadkill and then his kills really look calm, collected and fast at the same time. so.. if most people say he is bad, than i just say: most people dont know shit about the game on this high level. in fact, most people are idiots anyway... like, what the fuck do you want from these boys? this lineup exists for a couple of weeks now and they already beat the biggest teams on the planet, so basically what you noobs say is: as long as they are not the unbeaten number one, they have to swap the player with the lowest kd?? THATS YOUR WAY OF THINKING? im so sick of this noob-hivemind, experts should not let themselves influence by this, so shoutout to fallens loyalty, you really are the mentor and backbone of LG. i already said 1 year ago that luminosity has massive potential and all they have to change is to add a bit more firepower and i also said that e-frag.net has the same potential, they need the same change, cause spyleader is the same type of genius that fallen is. mark my words. write it down.
2016-01-25 02:55
9 replies
#183
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World Reinel
Sory too Big cant read
2016-01-25 03:08
N1 sir
2016-01-25 03:38
to long to read
2016-01-25 03:58
well said edit: the illiterate guys who complain about not being able to read - you should keep your illiteracy to yourself, there is no need to tell everyone you are handicapped.
2016-01-25 04:27
1 reply
in the end they just proove my point that most people are idiots :D
2016-01-25 06:34
+1
2016-01-25 06:46
You just explained what playing suppport consists. But what matches did you watch? TACO gets fuckin backshotted when holding one angle due to his bad gamesense, can t keep back the T's for a few secs and his max kills when holding a site are 0 to max 1. If you want to compare players in the same role as him, watch krimz, nbk or xyp9x.
2016-01-25 09:16
1 reply
I partially agree with you. His CT play is defo his worst, has a bit to improve. His T play is actually good though, even if he doesn't get the kill. He often plays a fantastic distraction. Then cold/fer/fnx sweep in and take over.
2016-01-25 10:29
#343
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Brazil xgean
+1, beautiful words.
2016-01-25 14:35
#163
jR | 
Ukraine zergggg
Thats right, let's help TACO to be better in fragging.
2016-01-25 02:47
TACO ftw, haters gonna hate, love Lumies. Much love. peace.
2016-01-25 02:57
that the team will not not waste time paying attention to critics. nice england m8 xDDDDDDDDDD
2016-01-25 02:57
so many stupids care and judge only individual skills for players from one of the most beautiful and perfect team in team work. I know they can see only frag highlights. They need Taco and they are currently one of the best. hen1 maybe be better as individual but they prefer taco for their team. that's all
2016-01-25 03:05
3 replies
it's not about stats, taco doesn't have gamesense at all. He gets backshotted when fuckin playing support alone in a site on ct (still can't figure out how can he be this level bad) and his entry frags are shit (fer has double % of entry kills than him).
2016-01-25 09:12
2 replies
I can agree only ur point fer is better at entry. fer has the best aim in his team and he is good at making entry frag extremely. Taco lacks so many points including so many non-pro players can judge as bad play. But he is playing what the team want him to do totally like fallen said. I know Taco have done shit so many times but fallen said like that and they are their best just now in their history . so we shouldn't talk shit if we hope their best luck and improvement.
2016-01-25 11:44
1 reply
correction: fnx is the best aimmer in the team the rest i agree
2016-01-25 15:02
#188
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World Reinel
We can always kill taco And fallen wld be forced to repleace a dead budy kappa
2016-01-25 03:09
taco needs to hit the DMs, 12 hrs a day.
2016-01-25 03:24
they no need to make any changes, they are in a right way, just need some improves like a team, and they will be a top 3 team in 2k16
2016-01-25 03:31
the brazilian cs comunity and taco have created a new role in cs:go entry deather
2016-01-25 03:36
1 reply
LOL
2016-01-25 15:03
#202
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Australia Raychippy
How can CS not be about fragging. What does TACO even do? Must be bait even on CT side
2016-01-25 03:36
1 reply
2016-01-25 04:28
Nice to see the veteran player of the team standup for the young player in question. He also, obviously, is right about the stats and how people care too much about K/D. Entry fraggers get no love in today's game. Everyone wants to be 2013 shoxieJESUS running around doing w/e the fuck they want.
2016-01-25 03:41
-taco
2016-01-25 03:42
taco played very well today vs navi. he just needs some more lan experience.
2016-01-25 03:53
They should have kept Boltz :c It's not like I dont like steel but he was the only one who needed to be replaced and fnx would have been enough... Not that I dont like taco either, just think LG could be even stronger right now.
2016-01-25 03:57
3 replies
TACO fits better in this team, Boltz was too passive, always in the same spot and lack comunication. ex: In mirage boltz was ALWAYS in the box near ct spawn in A site
2016-01-25 15:04
2 replies
They should have gave him a warning or asked him to change instead of boot for a replacement. Either way they only should have replaced steel for fnx or taco but i think fnx > taco. My opinion
2016-01-25 21:11
1 reply
fnx > taco all the way, no doubt about it. Taco was a gamble, but i think its working well for now. Maybe they will replace him in the future if he doesnt step up.
2016-01-25 21:20
-Fallen, cold, fer and fnx. Just VACO. VACO vs fnatic ez.
2016-01-25 04:00
Time to start fineing players for unnecessary peeks.. That's how a real coach gets down.. Hire me
2016-01-25 04:43
- taco + Fox so he can drop glocks to fer
2016-01-25 05:20
nak will join LG soon, 200% confirmed, still I like VACO
2016-01-25 05:54
Hopefully they drop taco for burrito.
2016-01-25 05:54
Fallen deserves some kind of award for what he has single handedly done for Brazilian CS.
2016-01-25 07:01
6 replies
Honestly, +1 Also people who says Fallen should be replaced (I know, it's unbelievable, but I've seen it several times now) with Hen1 are out of their minds. He is the mastermind of the team in so many ways. Also AWPs fantastically. Without him LG wouldn't be at this level or for that matter even be known. Or Brazilian CS in this era. I have much respect for what he has done and he's also a very nice guy from what I can see.
2016-01-25 10:39
2 replies
without Fallen br cs should have died already.
2016-01-25 15:06
I agree. Every country has talents, but what really makes a good team is the strats, teamplay, a mastermind to coordinate the team to victory with a champion mentality. to be honest, there no other person like fallen in br scene, no good captain with so much knowledge about the game. If fallen retire for some reason, brazil CS would go back 10 years in time.
2016-01-25 17:51
he has been helping the argentinian scene in some kind of way lately also, its incredible.
2016-01-25 11:35
Didnt he sponsor another/his own team as a side project to bring the br scene up. as well? I think it was the team Taco and Fnx came from!
2016-01-25 21:48
1 reply
Yeah, that's Gamers Academy, his development project. He sponsors players to play under GA (don't think they get a salary but I think he funds travel, etc) so that when they start to shine they will be picked up by an established organisation. The current GA roster is very good. They should be picked up by a NA org fairly soon, especially if they make it to the major, which they have a reasonable chance of doing. And yeah, TACO and fnx played for GA before being called up for LG. Booltz went back down to GA.
2016-01-26 10:52
#236
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Luxembourg alex24
the man loves tacos what can anyone do ? who makes a dynomite burrito ? maybe he`ll kick taco after loving some burrito
2016-01-25 07:05
1 reply
that's racist
2016-01-25 09:57
VACO is good...waiting TACO better
2016-01-25 07:23
Fallen is such an honest and nice person, you Brazilians are lucky to have someone like him. I certainly know which team I'll be rooting for in Columbus.
2016-01-25 07:26
taco needs to step up
2016-01-25 07:52
Team goes to DH finals - people in HLTV think they suck and need to drop player / disband. Logic in you is not stronk.
2016-01-25 08:06
1 reply
+1
2016-01-25 09:04
VACO
2016-01-25 08:07
use a better cheat
2016-01-25 08:19
Brutal.
2016-01-25 08:41
I feel bad for Fallen and the fact that he needed to make a statement in TACO's defense. And this is why pro's should never react to the public. He felt forced to give a statement because this community is so braindead and keeps nagging how everyone is bad and should be removed to the point where pros start hating on their own community.
2016-01-25 08:50
The fact FalleN needed to feel make a statement about TACO's situation proves that they need to replace him. Otherwise they wouldn't even give a shit about those ideas and i feel bad for TACO. Now, he will enter hltv and he'll see his team captain making statement about his situation "We will not replace YOU"
2016-01-25 09:01
2 replies
#254
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Austria db42
no, it rather prove how fucking dumb this community is. Taco also shared a statement on what hes doing for the team and how he's being set up ingame etc. He's not the brightest CT player indeed but, looking at their results, does it really matter? their t side is really tactic/money relevant and their ct side relys on 4 people running into fallen/cold/fnx/fer lol freakazoid has similar shit stats and is also in an entry frag role yet noone complains about him?
2016-01-25 09:08
1 reply
cause it's NA. It's expected
2016-01-25 10:39
with whom anyway? is there any good support rifler in the bra scene??? the only skilled player who would fit in LG this time would be hen1 and he is an awper...
2016-01-25 09:06
People said the same stuff about Gob B (BOT, kick him etc) and now mouz are worse without him. I think LG will be worse if they kick TACO now.
2016-01-25 09:12
Why should they relace him? He holds nearly every site alone, so the other 3 or 4 guys can Focus on the "main" site. Yeah he will not crush an execute on his sie but he allways buys enough time for Support. He also gets a lot of entrys on t side or a lot informations. LG got the firepower for more. No change needed. At least fallen said k/d doesnt matter. And thats True.
2016-01-25 09:12
Good words of a great man and captain. Be strong, TACO.
2016-01-25 09:17
taco may not have the highest ratings, but what I watched this last tournament, I wouldn't say I didn't like what I saw. He actually played pretty well considering his positions.
2016-01-25 09:26
ill save this thread link we will see in 5-7 months if it wont happen xDDDDDDDDD
2016-01-25 09:43
2 replies
The real boltz? You mad? Sorry bro but you were shit, they really had to replace you man...
2016-01-25 10:05
1 reply
Of course he isn't boltz dude...
2016-01-25 15:30
+1
2016-01-25 09:44
FalleN: "We will not replace steel"
2016-01-25 09:46
yea TACO is doing fine, "frags" is not everything in this game.
2016-01-25 09:53
they should replace all 5 to achieve something :D
2016-01-25 09:54
In that first lan he had 1-2 beast maps, he still had lowest rating and was bellow 1.0 ((: if LG wants to be a title contender they need to look for better options and give taco some more time in GA or g3x or keyd stars or alientech.br to get more expirience.. Is there any better option then taco in brazil? Destiny? Felps? Shoowtime? Im not that familiar with brazilian cs but i saw felps play once and he seemed really really good? Btw, stop trying to look smart.. Yes he is entryfager (probably) but theres a CT side aswell and you can easily see where the weak part of LG is in their hold! Always the excuses of entryfragger... He sure is but on CT he has to be there for holds and clutches and he simply isnt... As i said give him more time in GA or some team like this and get a better player for now, until taco reaches the level he needs
2016-01-25 10:03
1 reply
+111111111111146547746647943884755746437367
2016-01-25 11:03
wtf
2016-01-25 10:11
Someone has to bottomfrag but HLTV braindead users don't understand that.
2016-01-25 10:20
1 reply
Yes but not bottomfrag with negative K/D.
2016-01-25 10:25
He is very good player. This tournament prove this. Very good aim, very good clutcher and now he is very young. He can be for sure top 20/10 in next 2/5 years.
2016-01-25 10:34
I thought he had a good tournament. I see a lot of Brazilians in particular hating him; support him for what he does. LG are a beautiful team to watch atm.
2016-01-25 10:41
Respect Fallen!!!
2016-01-25 10:49
3 replies
nt fakevela
2016-01-25 11:01
2 replies
wut means fakevela dude?
2016-01-25 12:28
1 reply
fake favela
2016-01-25 19:55
BOT Taco
2016-01-25 11:00
+1 Fallen best guy
2016-01-25 11:39
gj fallen, I like LG cause they have awesome playstyle. Something similar as vp, the most significant thing in thier game is just individual skill.
2016-01-25 11:39
one of great IGL and team leader in CS : GO
2016-01-25 11:44
#306
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Russia kyoto44
VACO!
2016-01-25 11:57
Geez, you managed to piss off a cool guy like FalleN this badly? Brazilians really are trash tier.
2016-01-25 11:59
LG is fun to whatch and one of the only none european teams that can compete with the top teams. Now they also shows unity and raise themself even higher. Fallen is a great IGL and he have won my respect with this statement.
2016-01-25 12:35
TACO will play good pls don't say any shit in this thread. Give him time to connect with the team, stop blaming him.
2016-01-25 12:38
LOL Taco isn't their problem, FalleN himself is. Tactical 'genius' that pushes ivys on train alone with awp behind smoke. Or comes out of the house without checking his right, although there is no info about it being clear whatsoever - and gifts an AWP to the enemy. Map lost because of that. MM stuff...
2016-01-25 13:10
People are reatded. The team has never been better, and of course Taco has something to do with it, everybody does. It's a team game, and LG is probably the one that play as a team the most. So stop saying -Taco.
2016-01-25 13:33
"[...]the team will not not waste time paying attention to critics." But why do they pay attention to haters? They should focus on their game imho.
2016-01-25 13:35
#324
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Europe t.o.p
=D
2016-01-25 13:42
Threw the last round in DH leipzig, because he looked away from the position he were suppoused to cover. Flamie came around the corner as he looked away, killed him, his teammate on the site and then lastly the third player.
2016-01-25 13:46
1 reply
tbh Fer threw much more rounds before that...
2016-01-25 14:14
BOTaco
2016-01-25 13:49
"He is a key part of the team and he does his job exemplarily. CS is more than stats and positive K/D difference." But Hltv kids still won't understand it. 95% of them are silvers anymay :)
2016-01-25 13:50
I dont get it lol, he is so young, he is gaining experience.. how can you say that he should get replaced? When he got the entryfrag, it was like 98% win for LG already.. he is dedicated entryfragger, aggresive as CT, just give him some time...jesus christ
2016-01-25 13:52
Without tacos they will starving Kappa
2016-01-25 13:53
Taco is so mutch better than steel , and he will greatly improve
2016-01-25 14:13
Who the fuck cares about rating retards The team is forcing him to entry he needs to push in site first and kill atleast one and to be killed to know where they are and get the trade kills How the hell you cant understand that ... There is so mutch shits on this hltv who cant reach a fucking dmg rank...
2016-01-25 14:15
1 reply
I agree with what you say, he has a job, he actually does it very well. and sure that doesn't give him sick ratings, but who the fuck cares about ratings, if the job he is doing is key to his teams victory.
2016-01-25 14:58
good decision by the team.If they listen to their braindead br fangays they would swap players after every 2-3 events
2016-01-25 14:20
1 reply
more like after every map, kick bottom fragger now! LOL
2016-01-25 21:22
Fucking legend m8, Luminosity king
2016-01-25 14:38
CS is more than stats and positive K/D difference. Well said.
2016-01-25 14:55
ofc,the bait,and the VACO Kappa
2016-01-25 15:28
kick taco?wut? 1 event play with < 1 k.d ratio = KICK!!!
2016-01-25 15:48
sad that pro players have to address these newb remarks if you dont understand their team, comms, strats, then why would you talk about changing players?
2016-01-25 16:10
who the fuck should get replaced then with? ofc i will hear some cunt say boltz -___- idiots....
2016-01-25 16:36
Good job Fallen.
2016-01-25 17:01
who would bait for fallen otherwise?
2016-01-25 17:04
TACO was entry fragging in the final like a monster.
2016-01-25 17:10
According to HLTV users there is an infinite amount of kills to be had. After each game the worst player must be changed. K/D rate is everything!
2016-01-25 17:15
i dont understand this is even up for discussion, they went all the way to the final with this team and all played very well
2016-01-25 17:39
Well said FalleN.
2016-01-25 17:47
Fallen bestest character in cs scene
2016-01-25 18:13
VACO
2016-01-25 18:22
+dennis incoming
2016-01-25 19:19
"CS is more than stats and positive K/D difference" Give that man a cookie, too much ppl forget this
2016-01-25 20:15
#402
shox | 
Canada dB-
-taco +stewie2k K KA KAP KAPP KAPPA KAPP KAP KA K
2016-01-25 20:53
CS is more than stats and positive K/D difference. CS is more than stats and positive K/D difference. CS is more than stats and positive K/D difference. CS is more than stats and positive K/D difference. CS is more than stats and positive K/D difference. Thank you FalleN, for highlighting the most OBVIOUS THING in the world, that 98% of all cancer-delusional kids here on HLTV never will understand. Fucking noob tabbers all of you.
2016-01-25 22:14
3 replies
But Taco sucks at everything he does
2016-01-25 22:36
CS is more than stats and positive K/D difference. CS is more than stats and positive K/D difference. CS is more than stats and positive K/D difference. CS is more than stats and positive K/D difference. CS is more than stats and positive K/D difference. Thank you FalleN, for highlighting the most OBVIOUS THING in the world, that 98% of all cancer-delusional kids here on HLTV never will understand. Fucking noob tabbers all of you. Thought i should repeat so newbies didnt end up missing it.
2016-01-26 04:24
1 reply
thanks
2016-01-27 04:27
#410
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Turkey ogmass
Taco is good player. He has excellent skill and aim but he's so unlucky and his gamesense really zero. but i believe him. he can be better than this.
2016-01-25 23:00
TACO can do better if He'll manage not to show his nerves so many times. FalleN said rly right words.
2016-01-25 23:50
FODASE GERAL
2016-01-26 05:05
he's right
2016-01-26 07:11
The kid is a beast, honestly. The only reason he has negative k/d sometimes is because he's doing his job and maybe the rest of the team isn't. Criticisms like these must come from very ignorant people, and there seems to be a lot of them in this community. Guess it explains why flusha isn't considered the best, or at least top3, in the world. Instead people think he cheats... ROFL. Grow a collective brain pls community. Taco is a very good player.
2016-01-26 10:30
1 reply
+1 The way he plays generates a lot of information that helps the team to decide what to do/where to go. He's one of the best information-gatherer there is and such a player doesnt need to be the best fragger in the world.
2016-01-26 11:42
Great team .. Always against them!! ))) But they shouldn't kick anyone
2016-01-26 13:17
I literally read the first line and thought, "I bet this was made by MIRAA." Sure enough. Serious note since I know you're reading this, shoutout to you for looking out for people being attacked by the general public (I'm sure you remember me from the Snax comments and ISIS thread). Just wish you'd be the one to look at my reports sometimes so things could be done :/
2016-01-26 13:20
Cant wait to link this when he gets cut XDDD
2016-01-26 19:31
taco sucks
2016-01-26 21:46
THIS IS COOL!
2016-01-30 22:54
Rekt so hard, TACO haters, lelelelele :>
2016-03-07 18:36
#448
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Yugoslavia NaMNaMNaM
:DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD RIP HATERS
2016-04-03 22:57
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