FalleN: "We didn't have any time to practice with boltz"

After SK defeated Virtus.pro 2-0 in the first match of Group A, we quizzed Gabriel "FalleN" Toledo about João "felps" Vasconcellos stepping down and Ricardo "boltz" Prass' addition, as well as the team's likely premiere against FaZe later on in the group.

SK came to St. Petersburg fresh off a change from João "felps" Vasconcellos to Ricardo "boltz" Prass, who remains contracted to Immortals for the time being as the two sides negotiate a transfer. 

Gabriel "FalleN" Toledo's squad passed their first test with flying colors, defeating Virtus.pro without breaking a sweat (Train 16-5, Mirage 16-6) on their way to the winners' match of Group A.

Hit play below to find out what the in-game leader had to say on the topic of felps departure, a potential first match-up against FaZe, and the team's balance of aggression after boltz came into the team.

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Brazil João 'felps' Vasconcellos
João 'felps' Vasconcellos
Age:
22
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
731
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.16
Brazil Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1154
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.60
APR:
0.11
Brazil Ricardo 'boltz' Prass
Ricardo 'boltz' Prass
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
951
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.17
Bestest awper in da world
2017-10-24 13:54
gj
2017-10-24 13:54
Ty. I've been practicing for so long
2017-10-24 13:55
Low quality b8
2017-10-24 14:08
Fallen MVP of Epicenter mark my words
2017-10-24 14:11
Gonna get smoked by faze :P..
2017-10-24 14:38
Will be a great match. Actually SK surprised me with that result. Let's see if it was just a weak VP or a great SK with boltz. Btw at some point boltz was calling for Immt, so I don't know how much of the IGL role boltz is playing on SK. I say that because FalleN had such an amazing performance, maybe because he gave his IGL role to boltz? Well, just a theory
2017-10-24 15:44
Weak V.P Without a doubt. From top tier opponents they are currently 4 for 16 (Maps) since 9/9/17. hltv.org/stats/teams/matches/5378/Virtus..
2017-10-24 15:59
Ye... Was kinda hyped in the start 5-1 vp well that changed quick xD
2017-10-25 06:46
#107
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Denmark Xipingu 
Then Gambit is REALLY fucking washed up now LUL
2017-10-25 16:10
OMG VP IS SO WEAK XDDDDDDDD
2017-10-26 13:30
#87
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World halamadridsk 
never in a million years,fallen is at a much higher level of igl'ing
2017-10-24 16:07
If you think Fallen is going to give IGL to boltz I want you to uninstall counterstrike, delete your account from this site, and go be a complete moron somewhere else.
2017-10-24 22:46
Careful not to hurt my feelings.
2017-10-24 23:59
#108
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Denmark Xipingu 
Damn son.
2017-10-25 16:11
Too harsh?
2017-10-25 20:02
#122
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Denmark Xipingu 
Nah, on point.
2017-10-25 20:04
Good.
2017-10-25 20:44
#124
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Denmark Xipingu 
:D
2017-10-25 20:44
;D
2017-10-25 20:51
#65
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Europe no_u 
0/8
2017-10-24 14:54
are you drunk?
2017-10-24 15:22
By far! What a beast!
2017-10-24 14:38
EVER
2017-10-24 15:14
#74
United Kingdom _aCe 
Pretty sure I'm the best awper in the world
2017-10-24 15:21
Not in 2017
2017-10-24 15:45
#96
United Kingdom _aCe 
+fan me so you can be the og fanboy when I make it.
2017-10-24 21:07
#101
knarf | 
Other Ame^v^ 
brazilian english lol
2017-10-25 00:44
Nice interview!
2017-10-24 13:54
#3
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Brazil Sukitay 
It's true tho, but they will still do great i hope :)
2017-10-24 13:56
SK TOP 1 AGAIN SOON. JUST WAIT AND SEE
2017-10-24 14:00
#4
KRIMZ | 
Denmark slacking 
excuses already?
2017-10-24 13:54
#37
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Brazil coldzao2 
astralis losing to g2 lol
2017-10-24 14:11
#93
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Canada Jagg3rknot 
Maybe he is a North fan.
2017-10-24 18:25
#5
s1mple | 
Australia m3rky 
excuses already
2017-10-24 13:54
+1
2017-10-24 13:55
#6
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World nouman 
still won
2017-10-24 13:54
#7
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Brazil LaicaBoss 
nice
2017-10-24 13:54
#8
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Czech Republic csl1337 
LOL TYPICAL EXCUSE CUS THEY WONT WIN
2017-10-24 13:54
#46
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Brazil Mirekz 
its not an excuse its a fact, they had no time to practice with boltz
2017-10-24 14:28
#47
mOE | 
Iraq Bad_Guy 
SK 3-0 FaZe
2017-10-24 14:31
HLTV best forums and best comments in the world :)
2017-10-24 14:34
you have a faze logo, you havent achieved shit, so just shut up lmao
2017-10-24 15:34
hey bitch :)
2017-10-26 19:18
#132
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Czech Republic csl1337 
JEW LOL
2017-11-08 13:48
fgh
2017-10-24 13:54
#10
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Brazil vass28 
GG
2017-10-24 13:54
Very good result regardless
2017-10-24 13:54
#12
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Australia Turboblaze_  
interesting
2017-10-24 13:54
Expected
2017-10-24 13:54
Boltz ftw!
2017-10-24 13:54
#15
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India MistaJ 
OK ez
2017-10-24 13:54
Tycoon
2017-10-24 13:54
#18
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Lebanon RobloxPorn 
Xd
2017-10-24 13:54
can anyone tell me what fallen said about faze? dont have enough time to watch his full interview :3
2017-10-24 13:54
#24
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Bosnia and Herzegovina FaZeTier3 
He said they're shit and they would not stand a chance against his team that it won't even be a close game
2017-10-24 13:57
can confirm, fallen no respect...
2017-10-24 14:00
#48
mOE | 
Iraq Bad_Guy 
+1
2017-10-24 14:31
#60
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Sri Lanka 1v1meRust 
he said FaZe looks great, praised every player. also said SK can stop FaZe, and that FaZe knows that, and that he's looking forward for their match.
2017-10-24 14:47
lie
2017-10-24 13:55
disrespect for vp
2017-10-24 13:58
Can someone type the interview here? Can't watch it right now.
2017-10-24 14:02
#42
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Finland hotdog^ 
what happened with felps? we (SK) have been struggling in past tournaments, the team tried to deal with it but Felps came to us and said he wasnt feeling very good playing with us. He tried his best to fit into roles that didnt suit his style How long have u been playing with boltz? Adding boltz was one of our only options, we didnt have any time to practice thats a brief summary
2017-10-24 14:16
ty
2017-10-25 00:53
- "HLTV best forum and best comments in the world" - "That coming from a brazilian" LUL
2017-10-24 14:02
#61
coldzera | 
Brazil stazz 
+1 hahahaha
2017-10-24 14:52
And let the excuses begin!
2017-10-24 14:08
#35
frozen | 
Czech Republic potruss 
Hltv best forum and best comments :D He nailed it :D Wish you luck SK and looking for the match up against Faze!
2017-10-24 14:09
#39
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Finland hotdog^ 
agree
2017-10-24 14:13
LUL
2017-10-24 14:13
i like falllen for being honest. VP is so ez pz
2017-10-24 14:36
They don't need to practice to beat VP.
2017-10-24 14:40
#56
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Brazil Charizaldo 
FalleN great person
2017-10-24 14:45
#58
KSCERATO | 
Brazil zer1n 
trust the true
2017-10-24 14:45
#64
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Brazil sprk1 
trust the trueteiro
2017-10-24 14:53
#59
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Portugal RKO23 
and then we have people saying that he's a two faced...
2017-10-24 14:46
#62
FalleN | 
Sweden ryssen 
it's a pure luck that i'm not a female, else i would marry fallen. the guy is awesome as a character and as a player. cheering for SK obviously
2017-10-24 14:53
great interview by Striker as always. "in memory" of GOD Nix0n ofc. (come back to HLTV Nix!!!! :D)
2017-10-24 14:53
pre elimination excuse
2017-10-24 14:56
#109
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Denmark Xipingu 
Ikr, It’s like listening to North, MSL always says he is sick hahahahah
2017-10-25 16:11
#67
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Brazil oldStar 
Against VP was practice ?! xD
2017-10-24 14:58
#86
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Australia SUNSPY 
Not even shots fired, just a fact :/ poor VP supporters, and their finances paying so much $$ for years and the life is gone from the team Poland pray for a miracle, feels bad
2017-10-24 16:00
#105
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Malaysia byaIi 
xD
2017-10-25 07:50
#128
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Australia SUNSPY 
Miracle came :o Then they got FaZe in a BO3 elimination Surely the miracle isn't that real... less than an hour to game time :D should be fun both teams with a lot to prove
2017-10-26 09:18
#129
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Australia SUNSPY 
Well shit, VP mate.. got heart boys, much respect to not lose focus and prove your mental fortitude
2017-10-26 13:23
#71
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Brazil Smartzilian 
Ricado Prass - boltz: Our fatty and cute guy is back to the team since lil star felps was benched. His sprays are the best of the world, he may has german blood in his veins but he is not a cheater tho! Boltz can easily hold a bomb side by himself anytime anyday, spraying and collecting some kills like no one can! Also, this guy is a clutch monster.. enemies cry when they press TAB and see thats boltz left to play the clutch.
2017-10-24 15:17
#72
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Brazil ilovemywife 
"hltv best forum and comments in the world" you can tell he was being sarcastic, i bet he have some fun reading the shit yall write here ( the users, not the authors of the news )
2017-10-24 15:17
#83
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Other Malda4 
k sherlock
2017-10-24 15:56
#89
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Brazil ilovemywife 
they are so dumb that they might take this as a compliment, i had to lay it down.
2017-10-24 17:09
#90
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Other Malda4 
know that feel :)
2017-10-24 17:11
#76
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Brazil BuddyINSANE 
thank you, we appreciate that! We smart, we loyal ,we friendly, we are from BRAZIL! Kreygasm
2017-10-24 15:29
ez win, now time to shut up the inflated faze fanboys
2017-10-24 15:33
#81
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Brazil tito1982 
VP tier 5.
2017-10-24 15:45
#84
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Australia SUNSPY 
Wow much respect to felps for being realistic, adaption is a big task and the way things were going it must have been tough on him.. very mature indeed. Like boltz, we may see him improve and become a more complete player in the next couple of years, and make a return ? wouldn't surprise, he does have some amazing skill in some areas. boltz puts them back to more of a comfort zone and can expect him to favour the fundamentals, smart player, good fragger.. do we expect a big 2018 ? damn good lineup on paper. Release the fergod.
2017-10-24 15:58
ez4sk glad to see boltz back
2017-10-24 16:44
dont need practise vs virtus pro
2017-10-24 17:32
#94
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Brazil vinnyzeraNTC 
''HLTV best forum in the world" I ARE THINK THAT THAT! THANK YOU MR FALLEN
2017-10-24 19:01
#95
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India nicebaitm8 
Fallen is the best thing that has happened to Brazilian CS.
2017-10-24 19:59
#97
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Brazil surfin 
+1
2017-10-24 21:45
#110
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Denmark Xipingu 
Can’t argue there mate. The opposite However can be said for kNg tho xD
2017-10-25 16:13
#111
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India nicebaitm8 
haha KNG has some serious anger management issues. Better if their new org hires a tier 1 psychologist.
2017-10-25 16:15
#112
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Denmark Xipingu 
I mean they need to, that roster with all the anger management they need to perform (I reckon HEN1 broke a mouse in rage at PGL too), they can’t get around not hiring a tier 1 psychologist.
2017-10-25 16:18
#113
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India nicebaitm8 
It all depends on how Bit and their new coach handles. If they can't, disband in < than 6 months.
2017-10-25 16:23
#114
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Denmark Xipingu 
Yes indeed. I would like seeing this roster succeeding somehow, as it could be very interesting. So I hope they can handle it.
2017-10-25 16:28
#115
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India nicebaitm8 
They won't succeed(My opinion). They lack temperament and most of them are party freaks who care more about chilling in the pub than putting 100's of hours in practicing.
2017-10-25 16:30
#116
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Denmark Xipingu 
You’re right. I dont see them in the top 8 next major either, but I guess we will see. It’s just sad they stomp on normal CSGO preperation mentality (and actually eSports morale overall) because they are too ignorant to see It’s stupid.
2017-10-25 16:45
#117
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India nicebaitm8 
their major adv is that they have legends spot so can easily earn 50k/player from stickers etc without doing shit :D.
2017-10-25 16:46
#118
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Denmark Xipingu 
Hahahahah lol true, they will enjoy those sweet $$$ :D
2017-10-25 16:48
#119
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India nicebaitm8 
haha yep :D
2017-10-25 16:49
#120
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Denmark Xipingu 
:D
2017-10-25 16:55
#125
Nodios | 
Liechtenstein diosf 
ahahahahaha lol +100000
2017-10-25 20:49
#127
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India nicebaitm8 
:D
2017-10-25 21:07
Fallen is a nice guy
2017-10-24 22:44
I've a crush fo fallen :S so nice
2017-10-25 04:57
#106
FalleN | 
Brazil Feio91 
ma boy <3
2017-10-25 07:57
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