FalleN: "Every tournament we go to is for the win, but we have to trust in the process and not rush things"

Striker
August 30th, 2018 22:43

After MIBR closed out day two at DreamHack Masters Stockholm with a win over mousesports, advancing to the quarter-finals, we sat down with Gabriel "FalleN" Toledo to discuss the addition of Janko "YNk" Paunović and the team's progress since then.

MIBR have joined North, NiP, and FaZe in the quarter-finals on day two of the Swedish tournament after defeating mousesports in a convincing series in Group D's winners' match.

FalleN talked all things MIBR this month

After the day came to close, FalleN gave us an interview about his team's progress with YNk since the beginning of August, their win at ZOTAC Cup Masters last week, and their promising start in Stockholm.

Going back to the first few weeks of August, what kind of an impact has Janko had on your preparation after you brought him in at the beginning of the month?

I think the things Janko is helping us with the most is basically being the guy who is in charge of making sure everyone is on the line, making sure everyone is working hard, making sure we are making good use of our practice. And when here and there we have a practice that doesn't go too well, he says 'hey, this is not the level we need to be at,' so everything that goes wrong, Janko makes sure everyone realizes it's wrong so that it's fixed for the future.

He also has a great understanding of the game. For me particularly, it was important to have him enter the team because it's not that he taught me anything new, but he at least made me realize things I wasn't doing anymore, the pace of the game that I wasn't putting into it, and some particular stuff inside the game, he helped me a lot with my individual style, as well.

He's helping mainly outside of the game, having everyone on the line, and inside the game making sure we're feeling comfortable. It's been challenging for him, as well, because as he's just started being a coach and every group has their own way to play, Janko is trying to figure out how he can help us all, how much input he needs to give for every match and stuff like that. I think it'll go even better in the future, but he's doing a great job.

Although the level of competition at ZOTAC was obviously not up to par with a big tournament, you had quite convincing results there, has that reassured you about the way you play now?

ZOTAC Cup for me is similar to the time in 2017 when we played the cs_summit tournament. Everyone would say the same 'they just beat Gambit in the final, that's meaningless, what's the point,' but it's not about the opponents. I think this group here, this core of Brazilians and now with Stewie, Janko, and tarik, we have to play our best game, and when we do it, it's hard to challenge us.

Even though our competition wasn't tier one at ZOTAC, the teams we played there managed to beat good teams, as well. For example, Ghost, they just came into this tournament here and they didn't play poorly, they played super well, they took a map off NiP and they won the first map against Na`Vi, right, so there are no fools in Counter-Strike anymore. So even though the competition there wasn't tier one, it wasn't easy, and I think we demonstrated a good level of play there.

Here in Stockholm it has almost looked easy for you thus far, after the win over HellRaisers who are here with a stand-in, the game against mousesports looked convincing, what has that done to your confidence?

It's a very important game because, as you say, you're beating those teams that beat someone who was supposed to win, but then come mousesports, a team that we have had difficulties beating in the past, I think we have lost two or three times against them before having this win, so it's a pretty important win. Not only to go to the playoffs but also to send a statement and get more confidence.

It wasn't easy, even though the score was a little bit one-sided on the first map, we had so many rounds that were close, so many situations that we won in 3v3s, and coldzera had an insane performance, he was getting us a lot of those rounds. I like to say that coldzera started well on that map and tarik finished it.

What can you say regarding your own form - after struggling throughout the year, you got the MVP at ZOTAC and here you've started out quite well -, do you feel like you're back to at least close to your former level?

To be honest, I wish I could be playing even better, but I'm always going to be satisfied if the team is winning. I'm always trying to see how I can do the best things for my team to win. At the recent events, in the past with other lineups, it has been a little bit shaky because I wasn't finding the perfect formula and making everyone be in their comfort zone.

So the players have been a little bit shaky, some bad decisions, some bad individual plays, and now I feel that everyone is starting to feel in their comfort zone. And when people are feeling like that and they're playing in a pace of the game that I understand, it's easier for me to lead and play, as well, so I'm taking the risks I have to take, I'm leading when I have to lead, and I have all those things being very well done.

So, yes, I'm satisfied with my level, I think I can bring even more to the table, but, as long as my team is winning, it doesn't matter how much impact I have or how good my numbers are.

You mentioned cs_summit in 2017, which at the time served as a springboard as you went on to win multiple more events shortly after, is this the same situation where MIBR get back to their former glory?

I think it has everything to be that, we have practiced very well, we're feeling confident, we're feeling we're getting into our comfort zone, but this is Counter-Strike. Even though we could be playing our best game, you have teams out there that can beat us anyway if they play their own A game, it's going to be very close and you never know.

I don't think I'm going to be really focused on the result itself, like if we are going to win or not, but I'm very satisfied that we have seen the improvement that we have been lacking in the last couple of months. So, from here on, I think the titles are going to come no matter what. If we keep playing like this and work as hard as we are, it's just a matter of time.

Every tournament we go to is for the win, anything besides that is a disappointment, but we have to trust in the process and not to rush things, not because we could lose at this tournament it means we're failing. I think we're improving very fast and that's what we should be looking for.

Serbia Janko 'YNk' Paunović
Janko 'YNk' Paunović
Age:
26
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
108
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.13
Brazil Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
898
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.60
APR:
0.11
well, this didnt work out for 9 months......
2018-08-30 22:44
#6
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Brazil TwoFacedToledo 
Well! We still are Penta in Soccer and 2 Major Champions...hello again BTW =D
2018-08-30 22:46
Hello! Brazil won most champions-ships when there was no scene in football and a weak scene in CS. Regards, GERMANY_7_BRAZIL_1
2018-08-30 22:47
Hahahahahahahahaha the black color in your flag must represent what you have in your brain: a shithole! Brazil had the most difficult way to the top in all sports, including e-sports...what we have today is because we fight to have it...we are born to do this. If you wanna keep up the excuses, the problem is all yours! Go ahead and cry...I kinda like salt tears, I drink it more than water =D
2018-08-30 22:57
RUDE WTF GERMANY TOP 1 EZ I DRINK TAPWATER CUZ 1ST WORLD!!!!
2018-08-30 23:22
Rude? You are baiting every post from MIBR fans and call me RUDE? Go out and find a boyfriend please!
2018-08-30 23:26
#70
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Brazil g4laxI 
LOOOOOOL
2018-08-31 00:23
who would date him
2018-08-31 00:42
uuulala =D
2018-08-31 19:02
should i go make love to my boyfriend?
2018-08-31 02:07
Yes! You should! It's a date! Let's gooooooooo!
2018-08-31 19:03
yes, the release is good for stress...but if you don't love someone you can just sex them anyway
2018-08-31 19:05
haha +1
2018-08-30 23:46
#86
fer | 
Brazil Moloideano 
Big is the 1st csgo team in the world?
2018-08-31 02:04
1st and #1
2018-08-31 02:07
#108
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Brazil morFeux 
i drink tapwater in brasil, what is the point?
2018-08-31 06:29
#111
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Germany waien 
You get wet shit from it
2018-08-31 07:26
#134
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Brazil morFeux 
says who? u who has ur mouth full of it? learn before saying stupidity.
2018-08-31 21:53
#137
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Germany waien 
In spain you get wet shit In croatia Even in south france its full chlor Can‘t tell me in brazil is good tap water
2018-09-01 10:29
#138
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Brazil morFeux 
u may not believe, but its ur problem. brasil is a big country though, its not everywhere.
2018-09-01 11:44
#140
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Germany waien 
I know but doesn‘t prove me wrong
2018-09-02 13:22
#141
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Brazil morFeux 
dream on then. i dont have to prove, but tests guarantees that the quality of the water of where i live is reliable. i dont care about proving, im giving an info. search for it, believe or whatever.
2018-09-02 18:18
#142
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Germany waien 
Yeah maybe where you live and where 15million other live but not everywhere
2018-09-02 19:08
#26
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Brazil Mentecapto 
Then the same can be said about Germany's 54 & 74 titles, also England, Italy.... But since I know this is a bait, I'll rate it 4/8; a good one however
2018-08-30 22:58
#77
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United States Pyreon 
Where did you learn to count boy. 2 majors went the way of brazil.
2018-08-31 00:45
What germany schools are teaching? 2+2 = 5? LUL Btw, congratulations, many replays to a stupid comment. Im always impressed how people prefer trashtalk than real data.
2018-08-31 01:27
#83
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Brazil DiSGRAMA 
That just means we always managed to be better than the others.
2018-08-31 01:46
LMAO COLOGNE R4P3 2015-2016 LITERALLY GOT FUCKED
2018-08-31 08:25
KOREA
2018-08-31 14:20
#20
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India S1ayR 
Good morning 90s gone now
2018-08-30 22:51
2002 is 90s now? What a braindead... =/
2018-08-30 22:59
#31
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India S1ayR 
1958 62 70 94 and 2002 major titles you see .. Are you like what fake Flagging.. at least know about your country
2018-08-30 23:02
I saw 94 and 2002! And when I was born, Brazil was aready great and the best BTW! =D
2018-08-30 23:05
#38
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India S1ayR 
yeah seems like your birth brought some bad luck there.. no titles SAD :( i feel for you brother
2018-08-30 23:08
Well! Being born in India is always a bad luck (billion people man!!!)...so I am not going to complain about giving bad luck to a soccer championship! Brasil is still penta and this is enough for me.
2018-08-30 23:37
#63
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India S1ayR 
hahaha you know what put those penta in your ass. who cares xD
2018-08-30 23:40
I would say the same! You can rub pepper up in your asshole to see what happens! Maybe you have tried before who knows! A lots of men over there...not so many women...what choice do you have! Just be happy =D
2018-08-30 23:45
#75
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France VeryNoobGuy 
Ez for mBappe Have a noob day ! - The VeryNoobGuy
2018-08-31 00:38
yo les noobs
2018-08-31 07:26
#7
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India S1ayR 
wtf... your comment said LOL first
2018-08-30 22:47
no
2018-08-30 22:48
#17
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India S1ayR 
yes i saw it
2018-08-30 22:50
BRAZIL_5_CUP_GERMANY_4
2018-08-30 22:49
brazil farmed worldcup when there was no good teams since 2002 shit team
2018-08-30 23:22
#19
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Brazil ex1is 
yeah but YnK is here to help with that :)
2018-08-30 22:50
by process he mean poaching the other teams to get better. This isnt like in sports where you can just draft a guy they just tried to buy a roster i hope they dont win
2018-08-31 02:09
#2
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India S1ayR 
You'll lose
2018-08-30 22:44
Said the Tunik Tunik CS Scene; youtube.com/watch?v=vTIIMJ9tUc8
2018-08-30 22:48
#15
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India S1ayR 
this is old now... get a life retard
2018-08-30 22:49
Just because it'is old it doesn't mean it's not funny! Nice one tunik tunik! Enjoy life =D
2018-08-30 23:01
#33
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India S1ayR 
Go home despo.. you really got nothing to say
2018-08-30 23:04
Hahahahahahaha! How much?
2018-08-30 23:06
#41
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India S1ayR 
you are sad i can understand
2018-08-30 23:09
How much for all those spice and rock salt? Are you selling it?
2018-08-30 23:11
#45
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India S1ayR 
You buying? Oh wait, but there is an economy crisis in Brazil. Sad life eh? Poor people
2018-08-30 23:13
Poor than India? I don't think so mate! Almost a billion people over there? Must be very nice walking on the streets then a guy suddenly shits in the middle of the street. That would be very nice!
2018-08-30 23:18
#50
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India S1ayR 
Awww how desperate are you?
2018-08-30 23:22
I like spice! But not so much to take a shit in the middle of the street =D
2018-08-30 23:27
#110
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Europe mAy_an_K 
Rehne de bhai ...chutiye hain ye sab
2018-08-31 07:03
KKKKKKKKKK BR É FODA KKKKK
2018-08-30 23:26
É nois jow! Daqui a pouco tomo ban e tenho que criar outra conta =D
2018-08-30 23:28
#125
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India akkshaikh 
brazil gdp = 2.080 trillion $ india gdp = 2.848 trillion $
2018-08-31 13:45
brazil gdp = 2.080 trillion $ -------- (207,7 millions of people) india gdp = 2.848 trillion $ --------- (1,324 billions of people) Sooo...even with a billion people you are up to make a little bit more of money? Nice =D
2018-08-31 18:57
You are so retarded it's not even funny
2018-08-30 23:10
I am not gonna even reply you mate: youtube.com/watch?v=Gzw5QemA_0w
2018-08-30 23:13
ah então foi daí que o MC Vuk vuk tirou a inspiração pra fazer o vukadão kkkkkkkkkkkkkk youtube.com/watch?v=NuYxuSTCbqY
2018-08-31 07:28
Hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha deve ser não conheço esse peão não hahahahaha =D
2018-08-31 18:59
#139
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India S1ayR 
What's up fallen fan....awwww so sad :(
2018-09-01 15:14
#13
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Brazil Alexandeer 
nt terrorist no scene
2018-08-30 22:48
He is from India...only terrorism there is if they start a SPICE kinda war =D
2018-08-30 23:03
#37
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Brazil Alexandeer 
+1
2018-08-30 23:06
#47
India h8or 
India is not middle east you dumbarse 😂
2018-08-30 23:20
He doesn't know Geography! He confused with Pakistan =D
2018-08-30 23:32
#58
India h8or 
Yes. I thought so. 😂
2018-08-30 23:34
Hahahahahaha =D
2018-08-30 23:38
#106
NiKo | 
India Sishir 
Lmfao wtf
2018-08-31 06:19
hahahahaha
2018-08-31 19:00
#109
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Europe mAy_an_K 
Lul...man
2018-08-31 07:02
#3
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France MIK120 
expected
2018-08-30 22:45
#4
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United Kingdom Fizzhaz 
gl
2018-08-30 22:45
ok wallen
2018-08-30 22:46
#9
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Poland S4jko 
mibr back
2018-08-30 22:47
#93
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Brazil P4uloVisk 
+1
2018-08-31 03:28
#12
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Brazil Alexandeer 
god
2018-08-30 22:48
#16
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Brazil fuNNa 
MIBR
2018-08-30 22:49
#18
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Macau Igoskovisk 
TRUST IN THE PROCESS 3% LUL
2018-08-30 22:50
That's what i thought 😁
2018-08-31 09:20
#21
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Poland Astoner55 
GL fallen!
2018-08-30 22:54
#94
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Brazil P4uloVisk 
+1
2018-08-31 03:30
#22
rain | 
Slovakia TrYx_ 
lmao good luck brazilians, 1/4 wont be easy against Astralis/Navi/Heroic. you will finally face a tough opponent, after that you can say "mibr is back"
2018-08-30 22:54
well 2 x 0 against mouz is good isnt?
2018-08-30 22:55
#40
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Brazil verybaitguy1 
ok faze fan
2018-08-30 23:09
#48
rain | 
Slovakia TrYx_ 
why are you so mad bitch ? GOOD LUCK BRAZILIANS - i wished them GL, nothing bad abouutueio it 1/4 WONT BE EASY - TRUE YOU WILL FINALLY FACE A TOUGH OPPONENT - TRUE IF YOU WIN YOU CAN SAY "MIBR IS BACK" - TRUE so no problem bro :)
2018-08-30 23:22
#61
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Portugal shaarawyGOD 
coldzera 2 major niko 0 major
2018-08-30 23:38
+1
2018-08-31 09:04
#72
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Belgium KevinGatesYo 
The fact that you put Heroic as a team capable of taking them down just shows how desperate you are 😂
2018-08-31 00:28
#124
rain | 
Slovakia TrYx_ 
Heroic is playing really well, they can surprise ;)
2018-08-31 12:05
#74
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Brazil verybaitguy1 
r u mad ?
2018-08-31 00:32
#95
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Brazil P4uloVisk 
+1
2018-08-31 03:30
Because you lied. They just went 16x6 and 16x8 against Mousesports, which probably no other team could have done (perhaps astralis). In other words, they have faced tough opposition with a very convincing win.
2018-08-31 10:00
#123
rain | 
Slovakia TrYx_ 
T"hey just went 16x6 and 16x8 against Mousesports, which probably no other team could have done (perhaps astralis). " lmao mouz is struggling so much, you cant even call them tier 1
2018-08-31 12:03
Come on now, mate. I know you hate Brazil and MIBR and all, but stop embarrassing yourself.
2018-09-01 00:23
#136
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Slovakia TrYx_ 
I really liked them with felps or fnx but now with NA players... its really stupid
2018-09-01 00:34
reply on my comment when they wont even reach top3 this event xd
2018-08-30 22:57
Well obviously they aren't going to Rush, they only poached stewie and tarik, Rush is still in C9
2018-08-30 22:59
#28
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Portugal FERGODw 
mibr is back
2018-08-30 22:59
+1
2018-08-30 23:53
#96
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Brazil P4uloVisk 
+1
2018-08-31 03:31
Gz to Fallen, team and coach. Keep the hard work on and never give up! Great results to come soon!
2018-08-30 23:05
#39
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Brazil matwoks 
Wallen god but ynk saved my life Very much ez money
2018-08-30 23:08
#PRAISEYNK all they needed was a good coach ezpz
2018-08-30 23:30
#99
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Brazil P4uloVisk 
+1
2018-08-31 03:32
WE SMART, WE LOYAL
2018-08-31 00:13
I always said that theses guys needed a coach. ffs, even a dog helping from outside of the game could help Fallen to see the game situation much better. Now, with Ynk, is unfair with the competition. Mibr #1 /closed
2018-08-31 00:28
#73
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Brazil RSLK 
condzilla 2 major niko 0 major
2018-08-31 00:30
results are showing. Massive improvement!
2018-08-31 00:46
#97
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Brazil P4uloVisk 
+1
2018-08-31 03:31
#79
f0rest | 
China ZerOck 
WP
2018-08-31 00:53
#98
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Brazil P4uloVisk 
+1
2018-08-31 03:32
expected
2018-08-31 01:04
lul far from being back but nice job ynk and co
2018-08-31 01:53
no fnx no major
2018-08-31 02:21
no
2018-08-31 04:44
Which team goes into the tournament for the loss?
2018-08-31 03:04
VP
2018-08-31 04:24
#92
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Spain VeryFlipiNGuy 
what genre is this ? If i know the genre then i can compare it to other songs and rate it. Sounds interesting though, kinda atmospheric. Also i have started using fl studio too pls rate my first full fl studio only song! (with free vst and plugins only) youtu.be/W_JUG-mBAnM And this is my main genre of music that i record, if you're similar with it a feedback would be good! youtu.be/5B0joC131nc
2018-08-31 03:18
#100
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Brazil P4uloVisk 
Nice Fallen, thanks YNK <3
2018-08-31 03:33
mibr it's not mibr now, with this 2 guys from burger country, but gl to fallen.
2018-08-31 03:45
#102
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Kyrgyzstan XcmlX 
#TRUSTTHEPROCESS Gabriel "Fallen" Toledo aka Joel Embiid
2018-08-31 03:46
U only win tier 7 tournaments!
2018-08-31 06:02
#107
NiKo | 
India Sishir 
I don't think Ynk only helps with the things outside the game. Their teamwork and the ability of playing off of each other has increased tremendously. Like the rounds where both people holding halls baiting off each other on inferno. Tarik getting a frag and running behind to balcony and hearing the footsteps on enemy peeks and cold picks him off with the AWP. Like after going apps and A so many times, how 4 people go banana and take the control in case of a sudden desperate forcebuy push to the B bombsite. Mirage was one of the worst maps I've seen so far in T1 CS. Mouz CT side was lack luster. No one checks connector. FER pushed connector and opened the A site almost everytime. It was good how Ropz was taking palace control. But they had no clue how to use it. They're saving a 4v3 situation when the team doesn't even know where one of your guy is. Tl:dr ; I think Ynk has done a lot with the playstyle of everyone. And he's calling most of the rounds it seems apparently.
2018-08-31 06:27
go miBR
2018-08-31 07:29
Sure, also have you heard that they play every round like it's a championship point? I heard Tennis players say that too.
2018-08-31 08:14
#119
Snax | 
India editz10 
Win 1 match vs Mouz xD
2018-08-31 09:57
ez for astralul
2018-08-31 11:49
very nice game yesterday
2018-08-31 12:01
#126
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Brazil Charizaldo 
ez FalleNzão
2018-08-31 14:17
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