Liquid release FalleN

'The Professor' is now a free agent after spending the last year under the North American banner.

Liquid have announced the official departure of Gabriel "⁠FalleN⁠" Toledo from the organization.

The Brazilian AWPer leaves the North American side following a year-long tenure amid reports of a new project being born under his leadership featuring former teammates Lincoln "⁠fnx⁠" Lau, Fernando "⁠fer⁠" Alvarenga, and Ricardo "⁠boltz⁠" Prass, as well as FURIA's Vinicius "⁠VINI⁠" Figueiredo, which has become widely known as 'The Last Dance.'

FalleN joined Liquid in early 2021 as a replacement for Russel "⁠Twistzz⁠" Van Dulken. The team had hoped to solve issues with the AWPing role that had plagued them in 2020 and aimed to have the veteran eventually become their permanent shot-caller, but differences in views between members of the lineup saw leadership bounce back and forth between the Brazilian and Jake "⁠Stewie2K⁠" Yip.

FalleN leaves Liquid in preparation for the move to his new project

Towards the end of the year, it started to become clear that the lineup wouldn't last following a series of underwhelming results and that the organization would rebuild around Jonathan "⁠EliGE⁠" Jablonowski going into 2022, and the rumors were confirmed not long after.

In the past month, Liquid announced that FalleN, Stewie2K, and Michael "⁠Grim⁠" Wince would be leaving the roster, while Keith "⁠NAF⁠" Markovic ended up extending his contract with the organization. The North American side went on to sign Richard "⁠shox⁠" Papillon and Josh "⁠oSee⁠" Ohm, and they are expected to reveal Nick "⁠nitr0⁠" Cannella as their final player in the near future.

Only Stewie2K still remains contracted to the organization out of the players who were benched late last year. Reports link the 24-year-old with Evil Geniuses, where he would join up with former Cloud9 teammates William "⁠RUSH⁠" Wierzba and Timothy "⁠autimatic⁠" Ta.

United States Josh 'oSee' Ohm
Josh 'oSee' Ohm
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
1021
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.63
United States Jonathan 'EliGE' Jablonowski
Jonathan 'EliGE' Jablonowski
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1536
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.68
United States Nick 'nitr0' Cannella
Nick 'nitr0' Cannella
Age:
26
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
1323
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.66
Brazil Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Age:
30
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
1499
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.60
Canada Keith 'NAF' Markovic
Keith 'NAF' Markovic
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1497
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.63
France Richard 'shox' Papillon
Richard 'shox' Papillon
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1953
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.66
United States Michael 'Grim' Wince
Michael 'Grim' Wince
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
817
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.68
Brazil Lincoln 'fnx' Lau
Lincoln 'fnx' Lau
Age:
31
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
605
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.66
Brazil Fernando 'fer' Alvarenga
Fernando 'fer' Alvarenga
Age:
30
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1352
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.68
Brazil Vinicius 'VINI' Figueiredo
Vinicius 'VINI' Figueiredo
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
916
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.67
Brazil Ricardo 'boltz' Prass
Ricardo 'boltz' Prass
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
1220
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.64
Canada Russel 'Twistzz' Van Dulken
Russel 'Twistzz' Van Dulken
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
1280
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.62
United States William 'RUSH' Wierzba
William 'RUSH' Wierzba
Age:
27
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
1369
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.67
United States Jake 'Stewie2K' Yip
Jake 'Stewie2K' Yip
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1481
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.68
United States Timothy 'autimatic' Ta
Timothy 'autimatic' Ta
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1122
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.67
RIP
2022-01-13 19:29
10 replies
I'm surprised by the excellent farewell video. Not all players have the opportunity to do this. They should do this more often, not just a BYEBYEGOODLUCKBYEE tt/post.
2022-01-13 19:47
8 replies
altough i agree, wouldn be surprised if fallen was the one that ordered the video and asked for liquid to use it
2022-01-13 20:10
4 replies
#141
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Taiwan ilkym00th
naw liquid has great editors and it's obvious that FalleN had a great impact on the roster and org as a whole.
2022-01-13 22:20
3 replies
+1 Liquid have done it for everyone the last few years
2022-01-14 00:08
1 reply
grim?
2022-01-14 00:16
no doubt, but fallen also has great editors. its just that i havent seen TL doing this for anyone else (i dont follow their social media closely tho)
2022-01-14 12:25
tbh they had no other choice if they did what movistar riders did to smooya half of brazilian csgo community would send them death thread
2022-01-14 00:34
2 replies
Thats a point.
2022-01-14 12:03
come to brazil
2022-01-14 12:35
I can actually like Liquid now 👍
2022-01-13 20:34
#5
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Serbia SplitteR96
cool
2022-01-13 19:29
1 reply
Best org,best awper. Both sides will still do great things.
2022-01-13 20:47
#7
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Brazil jzeni
Kinda expected tbh..
2022-01-13 19:29
legend
2022-01-13 19:29
GOAT of BRASIL!
2022-01-13 19:29
#11
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Greece brunosb_
Good4Fallen
2022-01-13 19:29
Sadge
2022-01-13 19:29
#13
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Bahrain Ax1yn
Finally, now it's Stew4rd2k time.
2022-01-13 19:29
#14
KQLY | 
Russia P0vTr
gl big man
2022-01-13 19:29
PRESENTE PROFESSOR
2022-01-13 19:29
#16
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Azerbaijan Talley
expected
2022-01-13 19:29
FLULen
2022-01-13 19:29
time for a new team then!
2022-01-13 19:29
#20
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Brazil iGooH
lets do the last dance
2022-01-13 19:30
2 replies
ok come dance my house
2022-01-13 19:30
1 reply
#105
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Brazil renatorib
o___o
2022-01-13 20:31
Bot
2022-01-13 19:30
5 replies
#27
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Chile 1cristiaan
flair
2022-01-13 19:30
stfu no scener
2022-01-13 19:37
2 replies
Bra71lian hiding behind Uruguayan flag lulw
2022-01-13 19:38
1 reply
not hiding, im uruguaian citizen
2022-01-13 19:39
#159
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South America jpxb13
Kjaerbye KEKW
2022-01-14 02:27
#23
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Germany MTD3
about time
2022-01-13 19:30
#24
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Chile 1cristiaan
presente
2022-01-13 19:30
F
2022-01-13 19:30
#26
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United States ways1
unexpected
2022-01-13 19:30
1 reply
+1
2022-01-13 19:50
@mouz - dexter + fallen
2022-01-13 19:31
3 replies
#42
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Brazil hugoooo
FalleN new team is already reunited and streaming from his own place in São Paulo. fnx had 40k+ during the entire stream two days ago. FalleN fer fnx boltz VINI
2022-01-13 19:34
2 replies
really? 3 old men.....
2022-01-14 10:32
#185
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United Kingdom Flw30
Thanks for the info
2022-01-15 06:30
#29
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United States Teegrumpee
who?
2022-01-13 19:31
3 replies
fallen
2022-01-13 19:39
that's what i ask when someone talks about USA in CS discussions
2022-01-13 19:53
1 reply
hello boston
2022-01-13 20:53
#31
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Germany iBUYPOLAND
expected!
2022-01-13 19:31
Last Dance inc
2022-01-13 19:31
who asked
2022-01-13 19:31
who?
2022-01-13 19:31
1 reply
#160
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South America jpxb13
fallen
2022-01-14 02:28
#36
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England 1sleep23
presente
2022-01-13 19:31
#37
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Brazil hugoooo
"FalleN leaves" written officially by HLTV, what a day
2022-01-13 19:32
#39
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Brazil Largato
Good luck with The Last Dance professor
2022-01-13 19:32
gl on your next moves
2022-01-13 19:34
#43
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Denmark thekr4k3n
TL will never achieve anything again, lucky Fallen
2022-01-13 19:35
Ausente
2022-01-13 19:35
#45
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Wales CEO_OF_322
Who
2022-01-13 19:36
#51
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United States TARIK_GOAT
lol
2022-01-13 19:39
#52
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Brazil xarboos
Good 4 fallen
2022-01-13 19:40
okay cool totally unexpected
2022-01-13 19:41
lets dance
2022-01-13 19:41
about time they release this cheating dog
2022-01-13 19:42
2 replies
cheating with 0.99 kd lmao
2022-01-13 19:44
1 reply
yeah he obviously stopped at some point lol
2022-01-13 20:52
gl fallen! hope you can perform on new team
2022-01-13 19:42
LETS GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
2022-01-13 19:44
professor
2022-01-13 19:46
good luck on your next project, goat VAMOS
2022-01-13 19:47
PRESENTE!
2022-01-13 19:48
#69
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Canada Lachance
who?
2022-01-13 19:50
LEGEND VAMOSSS
2022-01-13 19:50
And that’s the last we ever heard of Liquid
2022-01-13 19:50
1 reply
totally.
2022-01-13 19:54
#73
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Korea yokol
bot fallen
2022-01-13 19:52
1 reply
flag flair ratio noscener
2022-01-13 19:56
FLUXO FALLEN
2022-01-13 19:53
1 reply
the rumors are about Imperial which I even think is better
2022-01-13 20:53
he is dry aged now and will come back better than ever
2022-01-13 19:56
00plano next?
2022-01-13 19:57
1 reply
#128
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Brazil xarboos
nop he is gonna play with fer, fnx, boltz and VIN1
2022-01-13 21:14
Last dance INC
2022-01-13 20:00
#86
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Albania aplasa
sad
2022-01-13 20:02
Yikes. Imagine playing in a team with FNX and Fer. Literally tier 5.
2022-01-13 20:07
9 replies
Fallen was already a winner in his career, I believe that now he is giving priority to playing being happy with his friends and providing content for Brazilians
2022-01-13 20:11
You're talking as if he's going to play with some UK noname no relevance lol Guys were world champions multiple times
2022-01-14 02:13
7 replies
Classic Brazilians bringing up trophies that a player won YEARS AND YEARS AGO. Stop it. It does not matter that FNX and the others won trophies years ago, they are still SUPER washed up. They are still washed up man. FNX -> SUPER washed up Fer -> SUPER washed up Fallen -> Kinda washed up VINI obviously play support roles but he is doing OK, Boltz is playing very well. So, Boltz and VINI needs to carry this team lol.
2022-01-14 02:27
6 replies
If I understood it correctly, I think that what #93 meant is that FalleN wants to play professionally with his friends, not expecting to win anything. In my point of view, all I can see is old major winners wanting to play together, acknowledging the fact that they aren't the same starplayers, and just want to have fun. For me, every major winner don't have to prove anything else anymore. They already won when they had their chance. Edit: tagged the wrong comment number.
2022-01-14 03:07
5 replies
Yes thats it.
2022-01-14 03:19
Well. Then they are gonna waste money from some org because they want to have "fun". "For me, every major winner don't have to prove anything else anymore. They already won when they had their chance." Bro. It was YEARS ago that FalleN lifted a major trophy. Time to move on.
2022-01-14 03:43
3 replies
But that's exactly the point that you are missing. What I'm saying is that you don't really wants me to bring back Pirlo and del Piero back and expect him to win another World Cup for us italians, do you? This situation is the same. They still want to compete, but they don't expect big results. It's not like they won't pursue titles, but it's expected that they won't win anything. The only person expecting something from them here is you. Even if your expectation from them is retirement.
2022-01-14 03:48
2 replies
#165
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Brazil painali
If there's a chance for them to become top10 it's now. Most of the teams are going through roster changes and a lot of them going international. Forgive me if I'm wrong but I don't think an international team ever won a major or ever will
2022-01-14 07:23
damn clear as water
2022-01-15 01:27
The Last Dance is real
2022-01-13 20:08
fallen > liquid
2022-01-13 20:11
#95
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Brazil vgzz
adeus professor :(
2022-01-13 20:12
Very fun stint (for non liquid fans)
2022-01-13 20:14
Wow, i can like liquid again?
2022-01-13 20:15
GL Professor <3
2022-01-13 20:29
#102
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Brazil davidzor
All downhill from here.
2022-01-13 20:29
+chrisJ easy
2022-01-13 20:31
+meyern
2022-01-13 20:39
deserved
2022-01-13 20:43
1 reply
+1 good for fallen tho
2022-01-13 20:48
sad
2022-01-13 20:43
LETS GO PROFESSOR, SMASH THEM ALL NEXT TIME, LETS FUCKING GO
2022-01-13 20:46
#118
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Brazil ImReverx
finally, lets gooooo
2022-01-13 20:49
Imperial 2022 mark my words: FalleN Fer FNX Boltz VINI Peacemaker
2022-01-13 20:58
1 reply
It's already real, bro ;) The last dance is happening!
2022-01-13 21:25
The last dance new retirement club. Even boltz with 24 washed
2022-01-13 20:59
#130
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Norway GeoCS
probs 00nation
2022-01-13 21:20
1 reply
00nation has another line (cold, vsm, leo_drk, malbs and try), but it's not official announced yet. Fallen is reunited with fnx, fer, boltz and VINI and they'll probably assign with Imperial (felippe1 is the CEO and he was with them on this week)
2022-01-13 21:31
#132
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Finland AliSabid
gl mens
2022-01-13 21:30
#133
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Germany frankturv
OK THAT VIDEO WAS AMAZING, HOPE FALLEN COMEBACK HUGE IN 2022 <3
2022-01-13 21:30
GL legend
2022-01-13 21:54
ASHJFDS
2022-01-13 22:10
#139
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Uruguay !skoolage
Expected, but GL Legend!
2022-01-13 22:17
#142
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Hungary szia
liquid +vini plz
2022-01-13 22:23
Gl, legend
2022-01-13 22:30
washedwashedwashed
2022-01-13 22:31
#145
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Brazil Anarchybr
Nice video! GL Professor
2022-01-13 22:43
I'm curious to know, would it mean that someone has paid the buyout for fallen or has Liquid only interrupted the contract ?
2022-01-13 22:44
2 replies
I think it was just one year contract.
2022-01-14 00:04
1 reply
It wasn't, I am almost sure that he had a 2 year contract, he might have made a deal with the organization, because I've watched somewhere that he said liquid was easing for him to follow his way out.
2022-01-14 19:06
#148
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Canada chanse
The two major toledo =))
2022-01-13 22:54
easy for the best awper ever
2022-01-13 23:01
#150
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Brazil Ram1to
THE MOST INFLUENTIAL PLAYER OF CS
2022-01-13 23:02
Legend
2022-01-13 23:51
WTF unexpected
2022-01-14 00:33
This new team is gonna be tier 3 unfortunately. I think fallen can still perform at a decent level, and vini is a good pickup, he shouldn't have been kicked from furia in the first place. But fer and fnx are washed up and boltz has always been a bot. I can understand if they want to do a "last dance" into retirement but then they shouldn't bring vini down with them, he's still young and has more to offer.
2022-01-14 08:22
1 reply
so Vini should go to Liquid?
2022-01-14 19:47
EZ FOR THE PROFESSOR
2022-01-14 08:43
PRESENTE.
2022-01-14 11:06
i followed liquid throughout the year and it was ups and downs,GL for FalleN and liquid going foward - PRESENTE PROFESSOR
2022-01-14 12:43
Goodbye, professor
2022-01-14 14:26
Sad but also happy for FalleN
2022-01-14 15:06
The LAST DANCE will be tier 5? 4? 3? 2 ( I bet here )? 1? DOES NOT MATTER. This is entertainment and money!!
2022-01-14 15:33
7-1
2022-01-14 15:33
:( Sad
2022-01-14 16:21
Good luck, captain.
2022-01-14 16:28
#180
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Brazil respawNNN
uuuuuuu Stewie by S1mple
2022-01-14 17:37
The Last Dance is REAL
2022-01-14 20:54
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