Gorilla Core to replace Rise Nation in WCA NA Finals

Gorilla Core will replace Rise Nation in the WCA North America Finals, the tournament's organisers have revealed.

In a Facebook post, LNEe cited "internal problems" as the reason for Rise Nation to skip the tournament, but HLTV.org understands that the Canadian team could not field their full roster simply because of personal reasons.

Gorilla Core, who had finished third-fourth in the first qualifier for the WCA North America Finals, will face CLG in the quarter-finals of this single-elimination tournament.

Rise National unable to play due to personal reasons

This will be the Brazilian team's second match with Filipe "fp1" Caires, who has been filling in for veteran Raphael "cogu" Camargo. It remains unclear why the 32-year-old veteran, who stepped in for Immortals in the group stage of ELEAGUE Premier, is currently not playing for the team. 

Running until Sunday, the WCA North America Finals will see eight teams - four invited and four qualified - duke it out for over $18,000 in prize money plus the chance to represent the region at the WCA World Finals, which will be held later this year from December 17-22 in Yinchuan, China.

Below you can find the quarter-final matchups for the tournament:

United States CLG vs. Brazil Gorilla Core
United States Misfits vs. Colombia Vault
Brazil Luminosity vs. Brazil Tempo Storm
United States Complexity vs. Argentina Gale Force
Brazil Raphael 'cogu' Camargo
Raphael 'cogu' Camargo
Age:
34
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.95
Maps played:
89
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.11
Brazil Filipe 'fp1' Caires
Filipe 'fp1' Caires
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
223
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.76
APR:
0.15
#2
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France meF1 
n1
2017-10-28 20:42
expected 100%
2017-10-28 21:36
#76
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Brazil Nimenz 
CLG couldn't be happier.
2017-10-29 15:54
#3
flusha | 
Denmark Mudza 
gg
2017-10-28 20:42
#9
NBK- | 
Germany S0rceress 
LUL
2017-10-28 20:42
#13
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Ireland Mackey91 
LUL stomp
2017-10-28 20:42
Werent there better teams
2017-10-28 20:42
Waste of a spot, lul
2017-10-28 20:42
lol
2017-10-28 20:43
#18
strize | 
Canada DiiSCO 
lul
2017-10-28 20:43
#20
tarik | 
Brazil helzzzz 
LOL
2017-10-28 20:43
#21
jks | 
North America xdrax 
expected
2017-10-28 20:44
#23
Jesus | 
Czech Republic Jurys 
TriHard
2017-10-28 20:51
#24
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Russia majncly 
gg, ez for FNS
2017-10-28 20:53
ez cogu
2017-10-28 20:55
#26
FalleN | 
World Vechnyp 
no retarded jokes about brazilians? hltv i am surprized
2017-10-28 20:55
#34
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Brazil NikosPetrakis 
don't incite :(
2017-10-28 21:16
#27
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Finland Smoonah 
LUL ye ok
2017-10-28 20:55
NA Finals with 8 teams, 5 of them from SA LUL
2017-10-28 21:05
#73
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United States Quanxd 
Too bad none will qualify :/
2017-10-29 09:44
SORRY, BUT YOU WERE SAYING?
2017-10-30 03:38
#29
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Brazil mrschagas 
WCA NA 5 South American teams, 3 NA LUL
2017-10-28 21:05
goodluck to Gorilla Core We smart We loyal We put our dix out 4 Harambe
2017-10-28 21:05
thats it
2017-10-28 22:07
cya in 10 years
2017-10-29 00:49
why are u so triggered ? u didnt get the logic ? gorilla = harambe unless they use orangutan core then its not related to harambe
2017-10-29 04:52
#31
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Other TengriBenim 
ez for brazil
2017-10-28 21:06
#32
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Argentina roulettesoad 
hope a SA team make it
2017-10-28 21:10
cogu to immortals to replace boltz
2017-10-28 21:15
#35
fer | 
Brazil Flacky13 
who
2017-10-28 21:18
#36
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Latvia Faaakk 
who?
2017-10-28 21:22
LUL wasted spot
2017-10-28 21:24
CLG's easiest win ever... This Gorilla Core thing is the biggest joke to ever come out of Brazilian CS. Seriously.
2017-10-28 21:27
#40
NBK- | 
Germany S0rceress 
atleast they write their heritage in their name :>
2017-10-28 21:28
#46
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Brazil wittyusername 
Gorrilas are apes, not monkeys :>
2017-10-28 21:32
#53
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Europe KappaKaako 
Same thing
2017-10-28 22:34
#55
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Brazil wittyusername 
They are actually not the same thing, no education in Morocco or just fakeflagger?
2017-10-28 22:36
No education there, they only learn the koran
2017-10-29 12:37
#41
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Brazil wittyusername 
+1
2017-10-28 21:29
#39
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Brazil lleonciocs 
WTF, they are doing a terrible job in premier league... waste of a spot.
2017-10-28 21:28
Ez4cogu
2017-10-28 21:31
Oh wait
2017-10-28 21:31
#43
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Brazil wittyusername 
Gorilla Core is a terrible joke and without Cogu they're even more pathetic.
2017-10-28 21:31
fake flagger
2017-10-28 22:06
#45
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Serbia Removekebab13 
Favela monkeys
2017-10-28 21:32
COGU top fraging every game and now hes gone. Any1 know why?
2017-10-28 21:43
#50
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Brazil Seleskva 
Immortals
2017-10-28 21:50
#56
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Brazil wittyusername 
- Zqks +Cogu? Interesting.
2017-10-28 22:37
#57
Frankie | 
United States lybrel 
-boltz you idiot
2017-10-28 22:39
#64
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Brazil wittyusername 
ah yes. Wishful thinking I guess.
2017-10-28 23:57
#69
gas | 
Portugal AllJews 
he's in Brazil atm tho.. not sure why
2017-10-29 02:11
#49
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Argentina Facu41 
What a joke
2017-10-28 21:50
Who replaces who? All nonamers
2017-10-28 22:34
oh yeah cogu no namer nt kiddo
2017-10-28 23:43
??? never accomplished anything in csgo. quit living in the past lmao
2017-10-28 23:56
I know that, but calling him a "no namer"? lmao
2017-10-28 23:57
#58
fnx | 
Brazil PeSAdelOz 
Ez for Brazil
2017-10-28 22:44
#59
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World taco__ 
TriHard Core
2017-10-28 23:03
good for them
2017-10-28 23:09
#65
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Brazil vinnyzeraNTC 
EZ FOR COGU Edited: oh, wait... :(
2017-10-28 23:59
Lol GCore is bad as hell.
2017-10-29 00:27
#68
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Brazil mitosdann 
GCore need to disband. is a waste of time.
2017-10-29 01:39
Kinda sucks Rise has to skip this as I think they’d have a really good shot at winning this
2017-10-29 02:48
who?
2017-10-29 09:51
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