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Caroline is an esports journalist focusing on CS:GO. Starting out as a casual CS:GO fan, her interest quickly turned into a passion as she spent years studying the game. She has put that knowledge to use as a journalist, now writing about professional CS:GO for multiple websites including TheGamer.

CS:GO: Fallen Steps Down From MIBR After TACO, Fer, Dead Removal

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CS:GO: Fallen Steps Down From MIBR After TACO, Fer, Dead Removal.


Gabriel “FalleN” Toledo has announced his decision to step down from MIBR’s active roster. The announcement comes a few hours after Fernando “fer” Alvarenga, Epitacio “TACO” de Melo, and coach Ricardo “dead” Sinigaglia were removed from the team. FalleN cites their removals as his reason for parting ways with the organization.

Earlier today, MIBR announced that veterans Fer, TACO, and longtime coach Dead would no longer be part of the active CS:GO roster. Fer, TACO, and FalleN have played together since 2015, representing multiple organizations including Luminosity and SK Gaming. Dead also linked up with the squad in 2015, and has acted as the team’s coach and manager since. Dead was recently temporarily banned by ESL and suspended by MIBR due to his use of a coaching exploit during an ESL One: Road to Rio match.

Fer, FalleN, and TACO have won countless championship titles together including two CS:GO Majors at MLG Columbus and ESL One Cologne 2016. They were the second ever team to win two consecutive Majors. As well as becoming the first non-European team to take home a Major title. They peaked at number one on the World Rankings multiple times, becoming the first Brazilian team to do so.

FalleN Leaves MIBR

Shortly after the announcement of Fer, TACO, and Dead’s removal, legendary in-game leader FalleN revealed he would also step down from the active roster. FalleN has led the MIBR core since its formation, bringing them to two Major titles. As well as victories at ESL One Cologne 2017, the ESL Pro League Season 6 Finals, and IEM Sydney 2017.

“I'm not satisfied with the recent decision,” FalleN states in a TwitLonger. “Last weeks have been tough and challenging and that is why I'm asking to leave the active roster while I think on my next steps.”

MIBR is now down to two members, Vito "kNgV-" Giuseppe and Alencar "trk" Rossato. KNgV- also shared his disapproval of the recent roster changes, though has not yet announced if he will leave the organization as well. MIBR is next scheduled to compete in IEM New York 2020 North America; which is slated to begin on October 6.

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