The Godfather doesn't rank highly in Thorin's opinion

Thorin calls FalleN the "most over-rated player in the history of CS:GO"

The British analyst took aim at the Brazilian IGL after Imperial's victory over forZe earlier today.

Following Imperial's over-powering victory versus forZe in the elimination matchup of the PGL Antwerp Major, Duncan "Thorin" Shields took to Twitter to berate Gabriel "FalleN" Toledo, despite the 30-year-old's performance where he finished the two-map series with an impressive 1.61 rating.

As previously mentioned, the 39-year-old analyst opened up on Twitter about his feelings surrounding the Imperial captain, claiming that he has "never even been the best player on any line-up".

Coming to the defence of the veteran in-game leader was none other than the best player in the world, Aleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev, who was quick to rebuff the analyst's thinking surrounding FalleN's Counter-Strike legacy.

For context, FalleN is one of the most legendary players to have hailed from Brazil, leading both Luminosity and SK to back-to-back Major Championships back in 2016 at MLG Colombus and ESL One Cologne. Outside of lifting two Major trophies, the current IGL of Imperial was also ranked as the second and sixth best player in the world in HLTV's Top 20 rankings of 2016 and 2017, respectively. FalleN isn't just brains, with the Godfather also averaging a respectable 1.07 rating across a whopping 1546 maps throughout his lengthy Counter-Strike career.

More recently, FalleN has been at the helm during Imperial's run through the ongoing PGL Antwerp Major, taking down the likes of Liquid and forZe on their way to securing a spot in the Legends stage.

While FalleN's individual performance has certainly taken a dip in recent years, notably falling from a solid 1.14 rating in 2017 to a modest 1.00 rating in 2021, there's no doubt that FalleN is one of the most storied and successful players across any iteration of Counter-Strike.

Imperial will now be eagerly awaiting the start of the Legends stage of the Major, with their opening matchup set to be against BIG on Saturday, 14th May at 09:45AM.

#1(With 0 replies)
May 12, 2022 05:23PM
B0b3rT
Shit take from Thorin, no other way to look at it tbh
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May 12, 2022 05:29PM
lkznz
would not consider him overrated at all, he was sick in 2015 - 2017 and has "fallen" off a little bit, which everyone knows,

no one is overrating him so I don't understand where this rating from thorin is coming from
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May 12, 2022 06:01PM
ZyraReflex
clown gives clown take, nothing unusual here tbh
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May 13, 2022 06:24AM
R700
He's 100% right. Read the words, overrated, and that is plenty fair.

Average pro, above average leadership skills and tactical understanding. He played a great game against forze, but we can't just memory hole that his form and impact went off a cliff during his time in liquid (not that it hadn't already started to go in prior lineups). He is not a star player, his in-game skills are (in my opinion) overrated. Being a leader of men and being a wise planner has nothing to do with reaction time, mid execute angle management, and overall mechanical consistency.

Gotta pay attention to the choice of words my guys. He isn't saying fallen is a shit person, nor is he saying he shouldn't be pro. He is simply saying that the community (at large) overrate the skill of fallen- which I think is a fair assessment to make. And remember, game skills and leadership skills are two different things. I think when you look at fallen as a package, he truly is a legend, but when we look at the individual impact of him as a player in server- he hasn't been great in some time.
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May 14, 2022 07:11AM
tww
LMAO hack ass thorin needs attention again.
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