FalleN steps in as Liquid captain
Liquid sniper Gabriel "FalleN" Toledo has taken over the team's in-game leader duties, which were previously performed by Jake "Stewie2K" Yip. The Brazilian eSports athlete announced this on his Instagram.
According to FalleN, Stewie2K has not fully stepped away from leading the squad and is still the captain on some maps.
As a reminder, Toledo has plenty of experience playing at the dash-1 level as captain of various Brazilian lineups. Representing Luminosity, SK and MIBR, the 29-year-old has won numerous major tournaments, including three Major Series championships.
FalleN has been playing for Liquid since January of this year. With him, the squad finished 4th at the BLAST Premier Global Final 2020 and 3rd in their group at the BLAST Premier Spring Groups 2021.
Currently, the North American team is competing at IEM Katowice 2021, where it secured a place in the group stage thanks to victories over MIBR and OG in the Play-In stage.