paiN join fight for FalleN with FURIA - Report
The Brazilian veteran has interest from his region's two highest-ranked teams.
paiN have entered into informal discussions with Gabriel "FalleN" Toledo and are exploring the possibility of adding the 32-year-old sniper to their roster, though no official bid has been made as of yet and talks are still in early stages.
The information was reported by Dust2.com.br, and follows in the wake of a report from Game Arena that revealed FURIA had also expressed interest in the Brazilian sniper. FURIA co-owner Andre Akkari confirmed that a meeting with FalleN was to follow in the next two weeks, with at least two parties now interested in securing the veteran captain's services.
FalleN confirmed in an upcoming interview with Dust2.com.br that paiN is one of the possibilities for a future move, but that nothing is confirmed as of yet. The publication added that both parties have mutual interest in each other, but FalleN still has to meet with FURIA before anything further is decided. FalleN previously played for paiN's Crossfire team from 2013-2014, and is no stranger to the organization.
paiN's interest in FalleN is also a means of protection as the organization think they may lose players due to the transfer market, with some of their members already being the target of early talks. The organization currently have Romeu "zevy" Rocco on their books as a sniper, having acquired him just under a year ago for a hefty 325,000€ buyout.
Imperial, in turn, are working to retain FalleN and are aligned with him in a vision to "create a lasting relationship to further popularize our sport that we love so much." Dust2.com.br stated that the organization retaining FalleN is "real possibility", with Imperial adding the following:
"We are in a period of much market speculation and it is natural that all this attention is generated around FalleN. He represents a lot within the market, he is an idol. The Brazilian market wants and needs news and we are working to innovate."