FalleN: "The G2 game was a wake up"

We managed to grab Gabriel "FalleN" Toledo after Luminosity's narrow three-map encounter with Astralis for an interview about their earlier loss to G2 and the elimination match.

Luminosity surprisingly lost to G2 on Train in the opening round of Group A despite getting 11 rounds on the CT side.

As Astralis lost to OpTic in another upset, the two met in an exciting series and it was the Brazilians who came out on top after another Train as the deciding map.


FalleN admitted making mistakes against G2

Read below to find out what the AWPer and in-game leader, Gabriel "FalleN" Toledo, had to say about their two matches so far at ESL Pro League Season 3 Finals:

Let's talk about G2 at first, you had a big lead at the start but then dropped off, especially on the T side, what happened there?
Against G2 my calls were not that good. We tried to play a looser style when it wasn't working and we actually had a good advantage to realize that and tried to change it, but I think made some mistakes in in-game leading and I couldn't change it at all. And G2 played super well, so props to G2. The game was kind of a wake up for us and we showed it against Astralis that we were better this time. 
Going over to Astralis, your T sides were a bit lackluster, is that the in-game leading as well or do you think it stems from something else?
Dust2 is a map we're trying to improve and recently we have only been playing against North American teams and the main difference is that we don't get punished too much when we're trying to get catwalk control and those kinds of things. And this game device was playing super well on CT side, getting some kills which let us to not execute our strats well. We need more experience on Dust2, that's for sure, but it's a better map than Cache for us, so we're gonna keep improving it and it's gonna be a better map for us.
Do you think not having Nuke in the map pool yet benefited you? It seemed like Astralis were very off on the map as they lost to OpTic.
Inferno is a map that we like very much, we are a very good team on Inferno, so having Nuke instead of Inferno is kind of bad for us, because we need to learn this new map. I don't think it changed anything for anyone recently. I'm excited for the future and Nuke, we're gonna start practising it as soon as we get back home. Hopefully we can be a good team on that map.
Talking about Train, a lot of these situations came down to clutches, 3v3 afterplants and overall close situations, did you have a specific game plan going into the decider?
This game was super intense and super close as you said, every single round we had to make a retake as CT. We didn't have anything prepared for that, we just had to realize the conditions we are in and understand our roles at the specific time during the round. And I think we made that perfectly, a lot of our retakes were super good, we lost only one. cajunb went from CT and they made a wrap to ivy and we didn't know that, that's why they won this round. But other than that I think we did super well, the timings worked perfectly, the teamwork was perfect, so I think our team played very well in this aspect.
device said that you and him have a similar style on Train, did you notice that at any point in the game, was he outplaying you in that sense?
He played super well on T side, way better than I did. He found so many kills for his team, but on the CT side I think I played well. He showed more strength on T side than me, he's a super good AWPer, one of the best in the world for sure, so there's no shame in losing to device in my opinion. It's fine, maybe I need to watch demos and see some of the stuff he was doing so I can improve my game as well.

Let's talk about G2 at first, you had a big lead at the start but then dropped off, especially on the T side, what happened there?

Against G2 my calls were not that good. We tried to play a looser style when it wasn't working and we actually had a good advantage to realize that and tried to change it, but I think made some mistakes in in-game leading and I couldn't change it at all. And G2 played super well, so props to G2. The game was kind of a wake up for us and we showed it against Astralis that we were better this time. 

Going over to Astralis, do you think not having Nuke in the map pool yet benefited you? It seemed like Astralis were very off on the map as they lost to OpTic.

Inferno is a map that we like very much, we are a very good team on Inferno, so having Nuke instead of Inferno is kind of bad for us, because we need to learn this new map. I don't think it changed anything for anyone recently. I'm excited for the future and Nuke, we're gonna start practising it as soon as we get back home. Hopefully we can be a good team on that map.

Your T sides were a bit lackluster overall, especially on Dust2, is that the in-game leading as well or do you think it stems from something else?

Dust2 is a map we're trying to improve and recently we have only been playing against North American teams and the main difference is that we don't get punished too much when we're trying to get catwalk control and those kinds of things. And this game device was playing super well on CT side, getting some kills which let us to not execute our strats well. We need more experience on Dust2, that's for sure, but it's a better map than Cache for us, so we're gonna keep improving it and it's gonna be a better map for us.

Talking about Train, a lot of these situations came down to clutches, 3v3 afterplants and overall close situations, did you have a specific game plan going into the decider?

This game was super intense and super close as you said, every single round we had to make a retake as CT. We didn't have anything prepared for that, we just had to realize the conditions we are in and understand our roles at the specific time during the round. And I think we made that perfectly, a lot of our retakes were super good, we lost only one. cajunb went from CT and they made a wrap to ivy and we didn't know that, that's why they won this round. But other than that I think we did super well, the timings worked perfectly, the teamwork was perfect, so I think our team played very well in this aspect.

device mentioned that you and him have a similar style on Train, did you notice that at any point in the game, was he outplaying you in that sense?

He played super well on T side, way better than I did. He found so many kills for his team, but on the CT side I think I played well. He showed more strength on T side than me, he's a super good AWPer, one of the best in the world for sure, so there's no shame in losing to device in my opinion. It's fine, maybe I need to watch demos and see some of the stuff he was doing so I can improve my game as well.

Luminosity are set on a collision course with OpTic in tomorrow's Group A decider, which is the second match of day two after the American showdown between Cloud9 and Liquid, scheduled for 14:00

Brazil Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1176
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.60
APR:
0.11
#1
Brazil zlkz1 
1
2016-05-12 02:46
#28
shox | 
Canada dB- 
EZ 4 BRAZIL 🇧🇷
2016-05-12 03:38
fallen ez chop suey WAKE UP sadfhs;dkjhfoawifsioejf MAKE UP asofhoashfsdfhk SHAKE UP askjlfhaslfkhaskfha'lskfha'slkfhasklfaskl'f asfpjaskfasf aosfhaskfh YOU WANTED TO
2016-05-12 11:03
nice liriks murica
2016-05-12 11:35
father y u forsaken mi ?
2016-05-12 11:35
you were accident
2016-05-12 11:36
#53
shox | 
Canada dB- 
When ANGEL'S DESERVE TO DIE I CRY
2016-05-12 14:03
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2016-05-12 18:27
#2
mason | 
Tunisia mason~ 
n1
2016-05-12 02:46
#3
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Poland tjuptenZZ 
almost
2016-05-12 02:46
ez ence
2016-05-12 02:46
#5
jks | 
United States jv$ 
g2 lol
2016-05-12 02:47
the dude from below, its gay. call him a fag.
2016-05-12 02:48
#61
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Argentina btkger 
8===D
2016-05-12 21:57
g1
2016-05-12 02:47
#26
xeta | 
Korea minixeta 
fag blame destroyeah for that.
2016-05-12 03:27
fag
2016-05-12 04:02
fag
2016-05-12 04:04
homosexual
2016-05-12 05:46
you are a fucking fag
2016-05-12 06:02
Fgt
2016-05-12 14:50
fag monkey
2016-05-12 14:54
Wake up s*x is gud
2016-05-12 02:48
#9
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Hong Kong korean 
fer lixo, taco imundo, 2 bot gg
2016-05-12 02:47
Chop suey
2016-05-12 02:48
#11
AZR | 
Oceania cwns 
Ez for Brazil
2016-05-12 02:49
Wallen
2016-05-12 02:49
XD
2016-05-12 02:50
nice
2016-05-12 02:51
way too nice he is hiding something...or not at all, because any smart person can see his cheats xDDDD
2016-05-12 02:59
#18
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Norway wowsowow 
Sure
2016-05-12 03:07
says the german.
2016-05-12 03:16
Fallen definitely doesn't cheat. Coldzera might but even that is a huge stretch.
2016-05-12 03:58
#17
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Sweden X-rAy 
any smart person can tell u are retarded
2016-05-12 03:01
Super.
2016-05-12 03:09
toxic
2016-05-12 03:16
all these monkeys should take example on FalleN
2016-05-12 03:19
such a talent EU kids stay salty n rekt pls
2016-05-12 03:20
#24
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Brazil BuddyINSANE 
Good words my brother! Thank you for today and good luck tomorrow! Focus with our team and beat them! We can do it! Lets go BRAZIL!!!
2016-05-12 03:20
Or u can say that the G2 game was a signal not to turn the cheats off so we toggled after that.
2016-05-12 03:24
#27
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France Scoutty1 
LG 8-0 start vs G2 4Head
2016-05-12 03:36
Thank god, written interviews how I've missed you
2016-05-12 03:42
hahaha ohhh the good ol' hltv
2016-05-12 09:55
you mean you just told your guys we can't win without our cheats, looks like we have to use them all the time.
2016-05-12 03:47
#31
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Brazil woody77 
the best sniper in the world atm, easy monster
2016-05-12 03:48
50x SUPER
2016-05-12 03:53
Road to semi-finals
2016-05-12 04:04
Don't ever underestimate G2 Their getting good
2016-05-12 06:13
Wake up to toggle up
2016-05-12 06:40
gg FalleN
2016-05-12 07:22
Oh shit they were too sleepy to toggle before losing to g2 :c. Now we get 50 oddshots/game again everything is back to normal :).
2016-05-12 07:30
#44
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Luxembourg alex24 
toxic fallen strikes again...
2016-05-12 07:53
its funny how g2 is like "underdog" now days... such sick line!!
2016-05-12 10:01
Wallen be like "g2 game was a wake up, we noticed we can't win with normal walls"
2016-05-12 11:51
Fallen the king of favela always says that motivational shit but they still change nothing in their play. Major was a fluke and they will never win anything else.
2016-05-12 13:27
It's so funny to see how the haters react when they see a team from the third world simply dominating and being the first one on top of CSGO nowadays. The conquest of the weak always bothers, eh? Call the guys are cheaters, keep doing it, but never forget that the bed is the best place to cry because i'ts warm!
2016-05-12 15:03
#58
World cayN 
12
2016-05-12 15:42
LG make 12 round even when sleeping. this tactic win v NA team but only 12 round v EU team. LG better when aree awake. EZ for LG
2016-05-12 18:30
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