FalleN
Gabriel Toledo 
Brazil
SK Gaming
Oh captain my captain!
July 9, 2017
FalleN earned a solid 67/47 KD on Sunday in the Grand Final win over Cloud9 3-0 at ESL Cologne.
ANALYSIS
FalleN had a smooth start to Cobblestone despite the pistol round lost, however, his offense was too much on Cloud9 to hold off the B-split. FalleN picked the bomb sites with the AWP for the odd man advantage early on which created the 10-5 lead at the half. His second half performance continued on the defense to hold off Cloud9 for a 16-9 win. Game 2 FalleN has a slow start on Train unable to hold off the offense of Cloud9 even when the AWP was in hand for a 10-5 deficit at the half. However, his own offensive ability soared in the second half as FalleN took part in the eleven rounds comeback to take Game 2 16-12. Game 2 FalleN picked up the pistol with a big opening trade kill but Cloud9's defense was too much to bare and took yet another 10-5 deficit at the half. FalleN then took over in the second half late as he punished Cloud9 on a force buy to close out the series 3-0 16-14 on Inferno.
No mercy on the AWP in 2-0 win
July 9, 2017
FalleN earned a 35/24 KD on Saturday in a semifinal win over FaZe Clan at ESL Cologne.
ANALYSIS
FalleN gracefully took part in the 4-0 start on the defense with his quick rotations and holding down the bomb site in a near perfect first half score of 13-2. The second half was short and still a great performance out of the captain to fire back on all cylinders on the offense for the 16-4 Game 1 win, posting a team-low 13/6 KD and 55.9 on Overpass. In Game 2, FalleN had another smooth start on the offense getting the entries early on and holding off the retake in the post plant situations to go up 3-0. Both teams then traded rounds as FalleN traded kills, which helped retain the lead at the half 9-6. The second half of Cache saw FalleN excel on the defense to hold off the offense but once his economy was depleted FalleN couldn't recover and FaZe forced overtime. However, FalleN got right back up on his horse and took the extra rounds 19-16.
Early AWP theatrics not enough for win
July 6, 2017
FalleN was hot in the first half on his way to a 22/17 KD in SK Gaming's loss to G2 Esports on Thursday at ESL Cologne.
ANALYSIS
Early on in this game, FalleN looked to be a bit timid. He was very close to a 1-vs-1 clutch to take a round early, but wasn't confident enough to take the shot. For the rest of the first half though, he had no problems at all with being timid. He got his hands on an AWP and was completely shutting down G2. Whether it was a flick, a peek, or even a no-scope, he was just doing it all. He even could predict when someone was going to come over top to get a kill. This allowed SK to take a 9-6 lead into the half. Once the second half opened up, however, he was nowhere to be found. He didn't get a kill in the second half until Round 19, and then after that only tallied five more in what was an eventual 16-11 loss. More consistency will be needed from all of SK if they are going to win their last match for a shot at the playoffs.
Recovers from slow start
July 5, 2017
FalleN ended SK Gaming's win over North on Wednesday at ESL Cologne with a KD of 15/17.
ANALYSIS
To start off this game against North, FalleN really struggled to land shots with his AWP. While he started off well with a double in the pistol round, once the gun rounds hit, he was coming up short. It got so bad for him that he failed to record a single kill between Rounds 8 and 12. With him unable to consistently frag with the AWP, North moved around the map much easier, which led to a real power struggle. Being the veteran ace that he is though, FalleN came up right when his team needed him late. With North threatening to prolong the game, FalleN came up with a perfect flick to take out the bomb carrier and put his team on match point.
Misses key flicks in upset loss
July 4, 2017
FalleN put together a 19/20 KD when SK Gaming were upset by Space Soldiers on Tuesday at ESL Cologne.
ANALYSIS
In what will probably end up as the biggest upset of the week, SK were taken down by Space Soldiers, and FalleN was powerless to stop them. While he and fer were the ones keeping the team afloat early on, they were still down 1-7 after eight rounds. He did have a few nice moments, including a clutch defuse in Round 10, it was a largely subpar showing from the in-game leader. What will surely haunt him are the key frags he missed with his AWP. These were shots that he normally can make in his sleep, and could have easily turned around numerous rounds if he had connected these shots. Still, this is just one loss and SK are by no means out of it. They will just need to come out much stronger in their remaining games to have a shot at the playoffs.
Calls an impeccable series
June 26, 2017
FalleN was his normal consistent self in SK Gaming's 2-1 win over FaZe Clan in the grand final of the ECS Season 3 Finals, putting together a 59/60 KD.
ANALYSIS
FalleN, in addition to being quite handy on the AWP, is a perennial shotcaller as well. In a series as close as this one, you need someone at the helm that won't lose his cool when the going gets tough. That was especially true in this series that was filled with plenty of ups and downs. From the Game 1 loss to the Game 2 comeback to the Game 3 thriller, this series had it all. But SK never seemed to play frantic at any moment, which has to be attributed to the veteran presence of FalleN. With the team playing so well going into the slew of upcoming tournaments, SK is poised to make another run similar to their mid-2016 form.
Leads SK to dominating victory with AWP
June 1, 2017
FalleN ended SK Gaming's 2-0 sweep over mousesports in the quarterfinals of the ESL Pro League Finals with a 39/24 KD.
ANALYSIS
FalleN was on top of his game in this series, and it couldn't have come at a better time for SK. While they lost the pistol round, SK immediately fought back, and FalleN was leading the way. He got his hands on his beloved AWP in Round 5, and picked up a quad kill with it to jump start a nice SK run. The round exemplified everything about FalleN that makes him a good AWPer. He finished the round with an electric sequence that saw him get one kill up close before tapping the bomb to bait out chrisJ to get the final kill of the round. His strong play with the AWP, combined with coldzera's sizable contributions, allowed SK to take the 16-7 win. While the second game started out a bit rough for SK, FalleN put up some late kills to get them back on track. mouz tried to make a game of it with an 8-7 lead in the first half, but the consistent snipes of FalleN in the second half helped SK secure nine straight rounds to lock up the 16-8 win.
Best player in rough loss to G2
May 31, 2017
FalleN put up a 15/19 KD in SK Gaming's loss against G2 on Day 2 of the ESL Pro League Finals.
ANALYSIS
FalleN did his best to give his team a win here against G2, but he was unable to do it alone. He was consistent in the early rounds, but G2 shot out the gate for a huge 5-0 lead early on. FalleN picked up an entry frag in Round 6 to help get SK their first round win before picking up a 3k in Round 7 to keep on a slight roll. He grabbed the AWP late in the half, but he never managed to get much help from his teammates, which eventually led to the 16-6 loss.
Simply unstoppable in SK stomp
May 31, 2017
FalleN earned a KD of 23/6 in SK Gaming's 16-5 win over Immortals on Tuesday at ESL Pro League Season 5 Finals.
ANALYSIS
FalleN was a monster on Mirage, picking up kills throughout the first half with the AWP. SK Gaming dominated the match thoroughly, taking a 10-5 lead into the second half as IMT couldn't figure out how to deal with FalleN. Finishing with a 23/6 KD and 100.7 ADR, FalleN led SK Gaming to a convincing 16-5 win.
Flashy kills with the AWP
May 30, 2017
FalleN used his AWP to power his way to a 17/8 KD in SK Gaming's big win over Fnatic on Day 1 of the ESL Pro League Finals.
ANALYSIS
FalleN continues to show why he's one of the best AWPers in the game. He used great positioning all throughout this game to keep Fnatic bogged down and unable to make many moves anywhere on the map. Not only did he pick up consistent entry frags with the sniper rifle, but he even notched a couple ridiculous flicks and no-scopes to further show off his skills. In the second half, he picked up the M4 to tally some kills to round out his strong performance in the 16-3 win.
Uses AWP to shut down C9
May 30, 2017
FalleN put up a 16/14 KD in SK's win against Cloud9 on Day 1 of the ESL Pro League Finals.
ANALYSIS
FalleN got his hands on the AWP very early in this game, which gave his team a huge advantage right from the very start. His flicks were incredibly on point as SK shot out to a 5-0 lead. He grabbed a nice 3k in Round 7, but he didn't have a kit and wasn't able to get the bomb defusal. This kicked off a strong run from Cloud9 before stabilizing late in the half to take an 8-7 lead into the half. He opened the second half with a double on a quick A-site push in the pistol round that overwhelmed C9. While he didn't do much more with the AWP in the half, his AK was more than enough to SK moving right along to the 16-7 win.
Consistent kills on AWP leads to series split
May 29, 2017
FalleN put up a 45/33 KD in SK Gaming's 1-1 split with Immortals on Sunday in the ECS.
ANALYSIS
FalleN set the tone for SK in the opening game of this series, but even his 30-bomb wasn't enough to get the win. He started a bit slow with just three rounds in the early going, but it was more than enough since SK were dominating early. He was great with his AWP as always, but he couldn't find enough to stop Immortals from making a late run to take the lead towards the end of regulation. He came up big in those late rounds, including a big quad kill in Round 25 and a double on the AWP in Round 30 to force overtime. Unfortunately, Immortals were too much for them in OT and took the game 19-16. Moving into Game 2, he once again was all over the map with his AWP. He was pretty consistent all throughout this game as they went up 12-3 after the first half. While he didn't put out as many kills in the game as he did in the first, his consistency was enough to lock up the 16-9 win.
The AWP and Scout are strong with this one
May 27, 2017
FalleN put up a 35/25 KD in SK's sweep of LG on Saturday in the ECS.
ANALYSIS
FalleN didn't get anything at all in Game 1 until Round 4, but then he notched a nice 3k in Round 5 to get SK into a nice roll. He had another nice showing in Round 8 where he stalled in a 1-vs-1 long enough to let the bomb go off, securing the round even though he died. He was pretty quiet from there until picking up another 3k in Round 15 to close the half with a 10-5 lead. When LG took a late lead, he showed extreme leadership to come up with a big 3k to tie things up at 13 all in Round 26. They continued to weather the storm until winning two straight in the final rounds of the game for the 16-14 win. In Game 2, there wasn't a ton going on in the early rounds of the half as SK starting to get a full head of steam in the 12-3 first half. FalleN was a part of the with a big quad kill with the Scout in Round 6 to take a 4-2 lead. He continued to put up some consistent kills to lock up the 16-4 win.
Shuts down CLG in Game 1 with AWP
May 23, 2017
FalleN put up a 43/35 KD in SK Gaming's 2-0 sweep of CLG on Tuesday in the ECS.
ANALYSIS
FalleN started off this game with a great performance on Overpass. He ended up with a stellar 23/14 KD and 102.2 ADR as SK picked apart CLG. He opened with two kills in the opening pistol round before CLG went on an early run to take a 7-4 lead. Once he got the AWP during the end of the half, though, he was able to help his team close the gap. Then he picked up a 3k in the second pistol round to continue on a nice run. He even grabbed the AK to do some damage in the second half and finish up the 16-10 win. Game 2 on Cache was a bit rougher for the SK in-game leader. It took him a while to get into a groove, as his first big round came when he grabbed a 3k in Round 9. He continued to chip in here and there until securing a 1-vs-2 during overtime in Round 33 to put his team on a match point they didn't relinquish.
In-game calls lead to big win
May 7, 2017
FalleN ended SK Gaming's 3-1 win against FaZe Clan in the grand finals of IEM Sydney with a 73/63 KD.
ANALYSIS
FalleN called an impressive series here against FaZe Clan, as his strategies worked to perfection for most of the entire game and allowed his team to secure the championship. In addition to being a strong in-game leader in the win, he was a clutch machine. In Game 1, his team was faltering a bit in the late stages of the close second half before he stepped in with his AWP. With FaZe within two rounds, he shut down FaZe and secured the 1-0 lead. He continued that on into Game 2 on Cache, where he put up a game-high 24 kills, including an incredible quad kill with the AWP in Round 13, during the 16-7 beating that his team put on FaZe. Game 3 was one that he will certainly want to forget about, though. With all of SK struggling a bit, FalleN was able to gain much traction with his vaunted AWP, which led to his less than stellar 14/21 KD. They tried to make a bit of a comeback in the second half, but it fell short in the 16-13 loss. He opened up Game 4 on a much better note, though, picking up a double in the pistol round. This proved to be a sign of things to come, as SK played a strong game to overcome FaZe in the second half with a 16-11 win to win IEM Sydney.