LG FalleN talks Brazil, Counter-Strike and reigniting a culture

It’s Mother’s Day at DreamHack Austin, and the crowd has only grown in size. While many around the world are home celebrating with their moms, one Counter-Strike: Global Offensive player just wants to make his, who is a continent away, proud. Originally from a small town called Itapetininga in Brazil, one of esports’ oldest stars, Gabriel "FalleN" Toledo, has just now won a title in Austin, Texas, just under 5,000 miles from home.

He’s an international esports superstar in the growing space of esports’ second-biggest game, but he’s not letting the fame get to his head.

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