FalleN steps down from MIBR: "I'm not satisfied with the recent decision"
The Brazilian veteran asked to be moved to the bench after the organisation decided to remove two of his teammates and the coach.
Gabriel "FalleN" Toledo has requested to be removed from MIBR's starting lineup, the 29-year-old revealed on Sunday. In a Twitlonger post, the two-time Major champion showed his discontent with the organisation's decision to remove Fernando "fer" Alvarenga, Epitacio "TACO" de Melo and coach Ricardo "dead" Sinigaglia, and said that he will now take some time off to think about what he will do next.
"I'm not satisfied with the recent decision," FalleN wrote. "Last weeks have been tough and challenging and that is why I'm asking to leave the active roster while I think about my next steps. This time will be necessary to find my essence and return the peace I need to decide my path, while I accomplish my contractual obligations."
FalleN was the last remaining member of the MIBR team acquired from SK in June 2018 by the Immortals Gaming Club (IGC), which revived the iconic Made in Brazil brand. He teamed with fer from 2014 to 2020 and also spent the majority of the last five years competing alongside TACO, who said that Sunday's changes had been made "exclusively by the organization".
"At this moment, more than ever, I need to be true to my values and heart to close this chapter of this beautiful story and out of respect for the fans who never left us," FalleN added. "I communicate my dissatisfaction to MIBR regarding the decision to completely overhaul the line-up I chose to play for. We enter as a team and as a team we will leave, as we follow day after day side by side, motivated by the real passion for playing. Every morning, we wake up imbued with the mission of overcoming ourselves and seeking to be better."
FalleN's comments echo those of teammate Vito "kNgV-" Giuseppe, who tweeted that he "did not agree" with the changes. The former Immortals and INTZ player, who had recently taken over as in-game leader, lamented the constant roster changes, which in his opinion hindered the team's development.
The IGC is yet to react to the latest development. MIBR are scheduled to return to action next month in the final Regional Major Ranking (RMR) tournament of the year, IEM New York. The Brazilian team saw all their RMR points removed after dead was caught exploiting the coaching bug in ESL One: Road to Rio and cs_summit 6.