FalleN: "This tournament was kind of a wake-up call for us"

We caught up with Gabriel "⁠FalleN⁠" Toledo in the mixed zone for a brief comment on MIBR's disappointing run at BLAST Pro Series São Paulo.

Exiting the tournament without a single map win, MIBR left the fans in the packed Ginásio do Ibirapuera arena heartbroken, still waiting for FalleN and co. to lift a big international trophy on Brazilian soil.

Time to reevaluate the approach, FalleN says

Losses to ENCE and FaZe on the opening day left them with the slightest chance of making the grand final going into day two, but a defeat to Astralis ended heir hopes. MIBR then suffered a mauling by Liquid, 16-2 on Dust2, before putting up a decent fight against NiP, 16-13.

In our short interview with the in-game leader of MIBR, we touched on the shocking result and asked if there are any regrets or things that could've been done differently.

"Regrets? I wouldn't say, this tournament was kind of a wake-up call for us, we need to look how we approach the game, clearly it is not working the way we wanted and we just have to keep our heads high and be thankful for the crowd. They rallied for us until the end, even if it didn't matter anymore, the results didn't matter and they were still cheering a lot for us.

"That means a lot to us, players, because we practice a lot, we try to do the best we can every time, but sometimes there are just better teams and that is the fact right now. The teams that were here they just played better CS than us. We will continue to improve, try to analyze our opponents a little bit and how we can update our game, because we need to do something to get better."

Taking into account what Marcelo "⁠coldzera⁠" David said in our media-day interview, that the team has isolated themselves from friends and relatives here in Brazil to focus as much as possible on CS, we inquired about what FalleN thinks could be worked on and improved.

"Our practice lately has been a little bit weak because we played here in South America and the meta is a little bit different to the one we are used to playing, on this level. But that is not an excuse. I don't have the solutions yet, otherwise, I would have used them here at BLAST, right? We still need to figure it out, make some analysis with the team, with zews, try to understand what we can do differently to get more confident and do better."

Brazil Marcelo 'coldzera' David
Marcelo 'coldzera' David
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Brazil Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
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I hope so xD m0-10r infront of home crowd wtf stop talking fallen and deliver good CS -olof +fallen
2019-03-23 21:54
And 16:0 wasn't, ok
2019-03-23 21:53
Europe _EpiC_
2019-03-23 21:54
Ok now this is epic
2019-03-23 21:55
yes +1
2019-03-23 22:01
ok yes
2019-03-23 23:24
Germany No_Kappa
MIBR is just milking their fans They get 50k/month regardless of results so they couldn't care less about studying other teams coldzera wasted talent
2019-03-24 00:14
2019-03-24 00:48
Haha +1
2019-03-24 09:29
If you think cs is a 1v1 game you dont understand shit about it xD. -felps +kscerato. This would fix their problems
2019-03-24 11:01
yes but coldzera is dubbed as one of the best aimers in the world, thats what my point is.
2019-03-24 13:15
Ingame frag is different from playing 1v1 man. Coldzera has massive carry potential and he destroys the oponnents by himself. If you play with cold you just need to go in front of him jumping and collecting info and saying theres a guy here here and here and he will destroy those 3 guys. Cold is not an entry fragger he needs info. But he always gets the trades
2019-03-24 17:17
"If you play with cold you just need to go in front of him jumping and collecting info and saying theres a guy here here and here and he will destroy those 3 guys. Cold is not an entry fragger he needs info." or just use this simple word BAITER
2019-03-25 00:30
Please don’t ruin a great team like furia; this is why teams and scenes don’t improve; big shit washed out teams buy great talents and turn them to shit.
2019-03-24 23:18
wasted talent get raped by xseven you are joking or maybe you are drunk
2019-03-24 01:12
2019-03-24 01:29
2019-03-25 06:40
They're just saving strats for the 2020 major.
2019-03-23 21:54
Next cs game*
2019-03-23 22:32
Portugal Carlos[M]
2026* brazilians are a bit slow
2019-03-23 22:46
Brazil KiloDream
2019-03-24 04:06
ahahaahahh what a shitty excuse
2019-03-23 21:55
2019-03-23 21:55
Shame for brazil :(
2019-03-23 21:53
2019-03-23 21:53
Poland Unluko
2019-03-23 21:54
2019-03-23 23:56
2019-03-23 21:55
Home crowd? 😂 There where none in that stadium all day!
2019-03-24 07:56
-adren +coldzera
2019-03-24 15:41
s1mple | 
India S1ayR
yeah failed on home soil
2019-03-23 21:53
Oohhhh such a good set up but ill get banned so ill just keep quiet
2019-03-24 00:49
2019-03-24 02:00
2019-03-23 21:53
What do you expect from such a shit team
2019-03-23 21:56
Brazil bigjohnson
At least give fans one map victory
2019-03-23 21:59
Brazil yalamix
2019-03-23 22:36
As far as I know that would be considered as matchfixing and would result in a lifetime ban.
2019-03-23 23:03
ok mr fakeflag
2019-03-23 21:59
I don't know!
2019-03-23 21:53
2019-03-23 21:53
And now you guys go back to sleep
2019-03-23 21:53
Russia Antist
woke up Gabi
2019-03-23 21:53
you don't have the answers Gabi!
2019-03-24 05:22
roster changes incoming
2019-03-23 21:53
Disband plox
2019-03-23 21:53
bla bla bla
2019-03-23 21:53
2019-03-23 21:53
2019-03-23 21:53
Spain elskio
2019-03-23 21:53
0-10 kkkkkkkkkkk
2019-03-23 21:53
Sweden McGuinness
what a great time for cs:go, go professional or go home
2019-03-23 21:53
Turkey Aybars1
0-10 ahahahaah
2019-03-23 21:54
disband call
2019-03-23 21:54
maybe this could be good, or not...
2019-03-24 06:00
I think it could be good for Taco and Fer. Fallen's and Cold's playing is too outdated
2019-03-28 22:53
Luken | 
Sweden fxzo
FalleN Fer Coldzera FNX KngV Maybe that rooster can work unless this rooster start to do something
2019-03-23 21:54
fnx don't play against t1 teams since 2016, i think kscerato/yuurih is better instead of fnx
2019-03-23 21:56
Luken | 
Sweden fxzo
Oh yeah true, yurih might be the best option since he is performing so fucking good
2019-03-23 22:03
and fnx as a coach, zews returns to liquid 2 teams saved
2019-03-24 06:33
who's cold gonna bait??????
2019-03-23 21:58
What rooster? And what will the rooster do to make mibr better? Are you holding in information how a chicken can improve my gameplay?
2019-03-23 22:09
That rooster would be one hard cock :()
2019-03-23 22:29
wtf, felps was the only playing decently at blast
2019-03-23 22:49
+1 did you see he put FNX?
2019-03-23 23:20
ye wtf,if someone was coming to mibr it would be between Kscerato,Yurihh or Kng
2019-03-23 23:23
The rooster surely can; he can probably call better than fallen.
2019-03-24 23:20
Bulgaria Cloudyx
Just disband and don't play with this shityy crowd on your back
2019-03-23 21:54
Fallen gives an excuse about practice in SA. But thats no excuse! Just a uh shit shit what word can I use to describe it...
2019-03-23 21:54
"Our practice lately has been a little bit weak because we played here in South America and the meta is a little bit different to the one we are used to playing, on this level. But that is not an excuse." Making excuses and saying they're not excuses won't change the fact that they're still excuses. But I get it, they couldn't pull the jet-lag card out.
2019-03-23 21:55
these are brazilians for u, a lot of BLABLAblablablablablblblblblblKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK
2019-03-24 00:06
Typical for brazilians
2019-03-24 13:00
Yea, kinda every tournament is a wake up call for you
2019-03-23 21:55
2019-03-23 21:56
Germany Sabba1
2019-03-23 21:56
France Creez_sp
2019-03-23 21:57
2019-03-23 21:58
Brazil bigjohnson
Maybe they think this is the rock bottom but I think they will go even futher down
2019-03-23 21:58
lmao yea sure why not
2019-03-23 21:58
2019-03-23 21:58
-taco +kngv Fallen keeps the igl/support role and kngv becomes the primary awp
2019-03-23 21:59
yes, fallen should accept that he isnt even a tier 2 awper right now
2019-03-23 22:15
I dont think the problem is about that, the problem is that they aren't focusing Fallen cares more about GFALLEN products then about the game itself
2019-03-24 13:07
Taco played well m8
2019-03-24 20:50
I like him, but mibr needs to evolve
2019-03-24 20:52
wesg - ok guys we were close blast pro - ok guys maybe we practice a little more ???????? - hmmmmm something is wrong
2019-03-23 21:59
FalleN blasting dem SKuses again
2019-03-23 21:59
wake up call...ok more like a neck shot xD
2019-03-23 22:02
+1 laughed
2019-03-24 17:20
mibr disband
2019-03-23 22:03
This tournament was the 7-1 of cs
2019-03-23 22:03
time to retire old head
2019-03-23 22:04
disband in T-
2019-03-23 22:04
another wakeup call incoming for m05r in lisbon...
2019-03-23 22:04
Germany Retrogott
2019-03-24 02:12
good luck!
2019-03-23 22:04
what are you waking up from? you havent even gone to sleep you stupid brazilian
2019-03-23 22:04
Denmark Zorrondo
most like a "retire now" call
2019-03-23 22:12
2019-03-23 22:05
SKuses all over again...
2019-03-23 22:05
2019-03-23 22:06
yeah, sad to see legends do such a slump, good luck for future
2019-03-23 22:06
Serbia d1ckson
2019-03-23 22:08
THIS tournament? what happened to the previous 20?
2019-03-23 22:11
Nice honesty from FalleN, little but respect recovered from me
2019-03-23 22:12
Other Onizuka_go
still two-faced?
2019-03-23 22:15
2019-03-24 00:18
They played a lot worse than the others. There is nothing else to say about it.
2019-03-28 23:00
haha woke up tournament, with that said you never going to win anything xD FALLEN OMEGALUL
2019-03-23 22:14
Other Onizuka_go
What a Disaster at home.
2019-03-23 22:15
Brazil hugoooo
More like wake-up rape.
2019-03-23 22:14
United States xiquo
and you losing in china wasn't?? come on fallen ily m8 pls just win :(
2019-03-23 22:15
yea wake up....you fuckin suck lmao
2019-03-23 22:17
Argentina Xiie
2019-03-23 22:17
2019-03-23 22:17
-fallen. +Kng Cold to igl. No need to thank me.
2019-03-23 22:20
Other Onizuka_go
Cold to igl = Niko to igl see what faze do
2019-03-23 22:31
lol excuses
2019-03-23 22:26
2019-03-23 22:27
Too late buddy
2019-03-23 22:27
send them back to the open division....what a joke...all hype...thats it...
2019-03-23 22:28
2019-03-23 22:30
Brazil Vitor_IS
fnx cursed them lol
2019-03-23 22:32
Brazil Vitor_IS
Idk what is happening with this team, but it's something really strange and bad, and it has been happening since the beginning of 2018 with the team. Whatever it is, it has to stop as soon as possible, something is REALLY WRONG. they already made everything they can (probably), and everytime they've been doing this kind of stuff... what is going on dude.
2019-03-23 22:32
2019-03-24 00:21
Brazil Vitor_IS
2019-03-24 00:22
They are still in 2016/2017. That is what's wrong. The MIBR playing is outdated as hell. It's the same people doing the same shit that everybody already knows about.
2019-03-28 23:05
Brazil kaikatsuwa
MIBR urgently needs a psychologist to change this lack of attitude and excessive ego. Just see that at no point did he MAKE ANY true apology (I just see the felps and / or TACO do this) the only thing is ALWAYS use the same speech to in the end do the same things ...
2019-03-23 22:33
Brazil oldStar
2019-03-23 23:55
2019-03-24 00:22
do you think they owe you something?
2019-03-24 01:22
0-10 with major winner lineup Damn
2019-03-23 22:33
solution: - felps (psychological weak) - taco (bot) + kng (Noah needs accept him) + kscerato ggwp.
2019-03-23 22:37
Brazil syncme
i wonder when the contract with noah will end and they can pick kng, its just ridiculous they cant pick the best available player
2019-03-24 04:00
Australia Irtiza
Next excuse lemme suggest “yeah the weather wasnt good enough for us when it rains we get the beast outta ourselves kk?”
2019-03-23 22:37
Losing to windigo...
2019-03-23 22:38
Brazil P4uloVisk
:( bad
2019-03-23 22:42
Netherlands DEJl
2019-03-23 22:45
lol same excuse for 2 years come on
2019-03-23 22:56
Myanmar xdcc
same?? they have like 50 excuses
2019-03-23 23:06
Lol +1
2019-03-24 04:24
Chile strong221
Then wake the f*ck up LMAO
2019-03-23 23:02
Argentina XaiDN
In he's own land
2019-03-23 23:04
Cold Fallen Kescerato Fnx Fer
2019-03-23 23:07
Brazil Vitor_IS
fNx! gOoD iDEa!
2019-03-24 00:23
Disband pls
2019-03-23 23:09
tao assistindo pov do wave pra se preparar seus filho da pulta
2019-03-23 23:10
M0-16R M0-6R FeelsBadMan
2019-03-23 23:16
No solution.
2019-03-23 23:26
trash player
2019-03-23 23:28
cold yuurih fallen <- takes TACOS role + igl kng KSCERATO
2019-03-23 23:30
Takes taco role,bring a pizza,awping,igl,be star player
2019-03-24 00:53
2019-03-23 23:30
>wake up call >0-10 Hello?
2019-03-23 23:32
2019-03-23 23:37
I think they can comeback strong. Confidence and practice.
2019-03-23 23:49
Colombia AlejoBuh
I read this after every tournament
2019-03-23 23:59
Gotta believe man. I mean its in their heads. They need to do something different now.
2019-03-24 01:53
Exiting the tournament without a single map win, MIBR left the fans in the packed Ginásio do Ibirapuera arena heartbroken, still waiting for FalleN and co. to lift a big international trophy on Brazilian
2019-03-23 23:59
2019-03-24 00:05
Russia b4dn1
0-10 MiBR CoolStoryBob
2019-03-24 00:07
He should stop making so much SKcuses he is ruining their reputation more and more. Admit that ur dogshit, stop talking and PRACTICE
2019-03-24 00:08
meta is different, we LoL now boyz
2019-03-24 00:11
Wake up call should be: retirememt? Start a coaching career
2019-03-24 00:12
I agree, please pick up the phone and make that "call" to Kscerato.
2019-03-24 00:13
like if losing to windigo wanst enough
2019-03-24 00:21
Expected from "twofaced" player
2019-03-24 00:24
2019-03-24 00:31
Ofc mister TwoFaced
2019-03-24 00:32
Brazil diixon
Imagine this sick lineup: Fallen Coldzera Fer KNG KSCERATO
2019-03-24 00:38
Fallen stop talking pls or retire.
2019-03-24 00:39
Br cs is not top 40 tier
2019-03-24 00:44
FalleN has had 2 legit tier 1 chances to win a tier1 tournament in Brasil now and he wasted both , in my opinion he's just a choker at this point.
2019-03-24 00:53
Brazil morFeux
theyre growing bellies already. theyre done, unfortunally
2019-03-24 00:53
sounds like a classic NBK excuse lol
2019-03-24 00:56
2019-03-24 01:00
2019-03-24 01:00
Fallen needs to lay off the drugs
2019-03-24 01:06
Brazil Dedstars
Sempre vergonhoso no Brasil pqp mesmo quando era Sk perdeu para Liquid. mimimi disband
2019-03-24 01:16
2019-03-24 01:35
After this im not believing to this guy such a lier This tournament already showed on which level are u playing
2019-03-24 01:41
I was the only onde on the arena supporting Astralis agaisnt Liquid. Good CS deserves to Win. At least got a selfie with fallen
2019-03-24 01:41
FalleN ,,,,NOPE astralis is GOD on cs...
2019-03-24 01:52
Brazil candymau
1 year of excuses is enough Fallen.... His igl is shaken, teamates gets clearly lost mid round. I love Fallen but he needs to go somewhere else. I think he is too old to focus on his own game and igl as it used to be 2 years ago...
2019-03-24 03:43
Its his standard statement by now. After every tournament the same shit lol
2019-03-24 03:45
Brazil KiloDream
in my opinion the Tag mibr should leave some players of sides and invest in new ones of the Brazilian senario, like for example some players of the fvria INTZ among others.
2019-03-24 04:12
no cheats no win?
2019-03-24 04:28
United States Bochanka
Getting LITTERALLY BLASTED on home soil is not just a wake up call. It’s the call saying Fucking retire you’re all trash... can’t even beat the oldest roster in cs on one map...... trash team
2019-03-24 04:30
Iceland caverat
Lmaooo disband inc
2019-03-24 05:12
0-5 in front of BR crowd -> "kind of a wake up call" As if consistently sucking in the past 2 years wasn't enough to make you realize you need to grind harder LOL clearly the core has issues, look at stewie, can't do shit in MiBR, now he's balling out of control in team liquid xD
2019-03-24 05:26
fallen is so smart tho keep going mibr i believe in u
2019-03-24 05:31
Fallen's igl approach is outdated. The team's performance is very poor especially on T side, falling one by one. Can't even be a t2 team if they don't get their shit together. Meta has changed and they can't adapt. They wanna do what they had known and apply stubbornly again and again. Ynk was actually right, they don't wanna change because they can't.
2019-03-24 05:36
Brazil oldStar
2019-03-24 05:54
I agree but I think is retarded to think they cant change they have zews as coach and 2 top igls in the team also now they have taco back they will work it out they probably will not be top1 again, but they will be a top5 team... fallen adapted to so many lineups and meta changes, he will figure out, too many intelligent players in the team
2019-03-24 06:00
What you mean YNk was right about them? Did he said somethinh about his coaching with them? Could you please link me that? Really interested.
2019-03-24 08:12
He didn't say they can't change of course. That part was my opinion. He was saying that the team wasn't willing to change or disagreeing with his mindset when they actually needed a change. So I see the reason now, they are not able to adapt the game for more than a year now. They simply can't change, but hopefully that wake up call thing happens to them soon.
2019-03-24 10:53
With all respect I have for FalleN I am dissapointed in him, really. Looks like he just can't accept the lose, the fact he's team isn't a top team anymore. Looks like YNk was right on that, tho.
2019-03-24 16:16
Mibr has great players. I think what they need is to improve the psychological game so they can play light. I also think that the high turnover of the players has hampered the team play. This becomes an aggravating factor when you expect fast results with a new line. Better to be aware of expecting results in the minimum in the medium term and then think about changing players. solution: A psychologist A statistician #GoMibr!
2019-03-24 06:06
United States eu4ia_
What a disaster bringing back an old roster. Might as well kick felps again and bring back fnx.
2019-03-24 06:20
Nepal sasukeee
Wake up call, my ass, so was IEM katowice, WSEG and now this,
2019-03-24 06:26
who cares about 6 teams 250k blast when next week is 16 teams 500k starladder fallen 500iq mastermind lost all games on purpose so noone prepares to them
2019-03-24 07:01
Brazil _mith
2019-03-24 07:19
2019-03-24 07:40
With all respect I have to FalleN I have to say: I'm pretty dissapointed with your excuses. Just get along with the fact you are outdated as an IGL. Your meta doesn't work anymore, Gabriel. Accept your lose already. At the moment you are just waisting coldzera's and co's talents. GG MiBR.
2019-03-24 08:17
Poland kRAMERO
Are u real bloodr who played with gua and nicoustie?
2019-03-24 12:44
ok cool now can we give the affirmative action brazil team lan invites to furia now
2019-03-24 08:19
mibr is the new virtus pro
2019-03-24 09:45
how many wake up calls does this core need? - they havent won something in ages - they are looking bad for at least a year - they lost to fucking windigo on a LAN BO3 just last week but blast pro series, the event where you play 2 BO1s to determine your presence in the finals, this was a wake up call, sure
2019-03-24 10:35
Wake up call for retirement?
2019-03-24 10:42
I think fer is the problem
2019-03-24 11:48
Russia dUUUt
fallen's the main problem he cant awp he cant riffle he cant igl
2019-03-24 12:16
Everyone is a problem at this point.. felps is a joke even worse than he used to be ( same flaws, less aim ), Fallen has to be the most stubborn guy ever when it comes to leading and his awping is tier2 at best ( easy fix : hit the DM and put the hours Gabe ) and he insists on playing inferno even if they have been getting trounced on it for 2 years now by top tier teams..And I won't even mention his figured out strats where they wait until 20 sec left to execute a site. Even coldzera was abysmal with a career low rating of 0.83 which mostly consisted of useless bait/eco frags.. Couldn't even win the aim duels for the 20k showmatch
2019-03-24 14:37
Poland kRAMERO
They will continue to improve xD good to know
2019-03-24 12:15
Then start hitting the DM and putting the hours.. This has to be the most embarassing performance ever for a tier 1 team in a big tournament. Getting trounced 0-5 then 0-5 again in the Stand-off in front of homecrowd in Brazil. The 5 team members being in the 8 worst players of the tournament... I really doubt the can pick themselves together honestly, they are looking more and more like the new VP. If playing in their homeland in front of their homecrowd doesn't motivate them to try their hardest I don't know what will. Embarassing.
2019-03-24 14:40
Really sad. I'm even faking flag now. Life is much easier when you are not br in hltv
2019-03-24 19:25
2019-03-24 19:30
flag checks out denmark scene will dead soon by turkish star xantarees
2019-03-24 20:43
>denmark scene will dead by >xantares pick one kebab
2019-03-25 10:38
nt kebab
2019-03-25 13:01
sorry i dont speak kebab LOL
2019-03-25 13:03
Fallen, meta has changed for more than a year now. If you don't know the meta or anyone hasn't told you yet, maybe you read this to learn from me: I call it proactive CS. Lots of team-play push to get info. Find a way to do it because default cs is not enough anymore. Get your utility usage efficient and maximum because you can win rounds with them! And play aim/Dm whatever. What was that Guardian's getting 3 kills, one by one and you can't trade at all? Plus watch your demos and see how much they know about you and act accordingly, don't only watch others' games. The teams settlement is so wrong in mid rounds: losing 1vs4 to allu in train, niko's almost clutch on nuke on ramp, (taco should have gone to inner B instead of pushing niko on ramp and many more.). There is more to say, just see it. But to be a proactive team, you have to be brave to get aim duels. So combine those with tactics. That's the meta, no easy round win anymore. The team is very slow even in opponent's eco rounds, and you lose the round while executing in the last seconds. Just change this style at least when they are in eco rounds, it's pathetic to lose that way...
2019-03-25 01:35
Ok, I've been trying to tell EVERY SINGLE BRAZILIAN FAN about this and they just won't listen. If I could add one more thing, I'd say the mibr guys has too much ego and they come up with excuses everytime they lose, instead of just admitting they f*cked up. Also, fans don't help in that matter, they're always licking their asses instead of criticizing (in a good way, ofc) the team, making them think about all those things. Plus, they're playing the same exact game for like 2 or 3 years now, 100% predictable. IMO Noah should disband and get FURIA's roster. GGWP
2019-03-25 19:20
I don't know if the solution is disband, but at the same time I don't want this roster to be like VP. I think this team is still a new team, 3 months old, and 6-month is good enough to judge their quality. Ah, also, cold keeps saying they were nervous. Maybe a choke thing is happening to them who knows. Then they might need a sports psychologist.
2019-03-26 04:45
Other fo3nixz
next tourney, next excuse... mibr jeez..... at least g2 not so bad.. and yes g2 & mibr i always root for, but mibr, wake the f up
2019-03-25 13:03
Prediction: another pathetic run at StarSeries i-League Season 7 and then felps will be kicked for yuurih or kscerato
2019-03-25 13:13
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