FURIA outlast eUnited; through to ZOTAC Cup Masters Americas final

FURIA are the first team to secure a spot in the grand final at the ZOTAC Cup Masters Americas Regional Finals after defeating eUnited 2-1 (6-16 on Overpass, 16-9 on Inferno and 16-7 on Cache).

Complexity and FURIA kicked off the quarter-final action with a three-map series that saw the Brazilian side come back after a map deficit on Inferno, earning an overtime win on Nuke before handling Train to advance, while Sharks saw off Swole Patrol in a tense battle across Mirage and Inferno to clinch their spot in the semi-finals.

The first semi-final pf this single-elimination bracket kicked off on Overpass. eUnited got off to a solid start as CTs, claiming the pistol and the following anti-ecos for a clean 3-0 lead. However, FURIA broke the streak in the fourth round to stamp their first of the half, but the move only tightened Skyler "Relyks" Weaver and co.'s defense to hold out for four rounds more and make it 7-1.

FURIA's offense quickly returned to chip away at the North Americans' lead with four of their own (5-7), but the two sides then went back and forth through the remainder of the half, with eUnited eventually claiming a 9-6 lead. The North Americans then pressed on through the second half, winning seven in a row to secure the 16-6 map victory and take the series' lead.

FURIA through to the final (Photo by Chris Bahn, @bahnism on Twitter)

The series then moved on to Inferno, where eUnited jumped out to secure the pistol on the CT-side; however, FURIA returned to secure the following eco before winning nine straight rounds. eUnited then put their foot down, winning three of the last four rounds of the half to keep their comeback hopes alive.

eUnited continued their momentum into the second half, netting five on the offensive side before the Brazilians claimed their first. After that, eUnited struggled to find a chasm in the FURIA defense, with the Brazilians netting four rounds in a row to seal a 16-9 victory, forcing the decider on Cache.

On the final map of the series, eUnited came out on top of the pistol and the following anti-eco for a slated 2-0 start, but FURIA struck back with another strong approach on the T-side with five in a row (5-2). The North Americans stopped the streak in the eighth round, but FURIA wasted no time and came back swinging with seven rounds without response to secure the 12-3 lead at halftime.

eUnited managed to show some life in the second half, with the pistol and the anti-ecos going their way. Despite getting traded back immediately after winning the third round of the half, FURIA tightened up their defence and put together a small run of rounds to win the series, 2-1, and secure a spot in the grand final.

 eUnited K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
United States Skyler 'Relyks' WeaverRelyks 54 - 48 +6 74.4 1.11
United States Michael 'dapr' Gulinodapr 53 - 48 +5 82.1 1.10
Canada Kaleb 'moose' Jaynemoose 48 - 47 +1 74.7 1.05
United States Brandon 'Ace' WinnAce 41 - 49 -8 72.7 0.99
United States Will 'dazzLe' LoafmandazzLe 46 - 58 -12 82.7 0.92
 FURIA K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Brazil Kaike 'KSCERATO' CeratoKSCERATO 61 - 47 +14 94.6 1.32
Brazil Yuri 'yuurih' Santosyuurih 59 - 50 +9 100.1 1.31
Brazil Vinicius 'VINI' FigueiredoVINI 53 - 46 +7 75.0 1.17
Brazil Andrei 'arT' PiovezanarT 47 - 54 -7 72.4 0.96
Brazil Guilherme 'spacca' Spaccaspacca 30 - 45 -15 51.2 0.80
United States Skyler 'Relyks' Weaver
Skyler 'Relyks' Weaver
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
764
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
expected
2018-07-01 10:53
#28
smooya | 
Austria shaakeh 
expected
2018-07-01 14:28
Expected
2018-07-01 10:53
expected
2018-07-01 10:53
#6
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Brazil PazFanBoy 
#6 Austria| Shaakeh -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Expected
2018-07-01 10:54
#4
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Estonia E$t0 
Expected
2018-07-01 10:54
#5
kNgV- | 
Italy InSuu 
calla
2018-07-01 10:54
#7
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Bulgaria BlindBG11 
mibr academy
2018-07-01 10:55
#25
HUNDEN | 
Lithuania gime114 
more like current SK
2018-07-01 14:12
#26
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Bulgaria BlindBG11 
SK = scam
2018-07-01 14:12
#8
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Turkey devriyeL 
lol what
2018-07-01 10:56
#9
dexter | 
Kazakhstan Mus1kkk 
-spacca + yelzao
2018-07-01 10:58
#10
spacca | 
Brazil maminha 
Mongol.
2018-07-01 11:02
#11
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Japan Kysweeb 
acre news
2018-07-01 11:03
#32
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Brazil Xexenho 
Lul
2018-07-01 15:17
#DIADEFURIA KSCERATO and yuurih were incredible. Top young stars from Brazil already making a name for themselves internationally.
2018-07-01 11:17
#13
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United Kingdom h4m 
I'm impressed I thought both the be teams would fail lmao
2018-07-01 11:19
Yeah, I didn't even think they'd beat CompLexity, let alone reach the finals considering they have so little experience. Really impressive.
2018-07-01 11:20
#16
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Brazil hugoooo 
If Furia replace spacca (that was waaaaaaaay better on CS 1.6), they will be very, very dangerous. I would like to see Maluk3 on his spot.
2018-07-01 11:51
#36
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Brazil augusJ 
Same shit.
2018-07-01 16:08
#38
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Brazil Danxd22 
GW
2018-07-01 16:27
#43
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World nakTriceps 
-spacca +steel fuck LG. ez Major
2018-07-01 17:15
steel br OMEGALUL LUL
2018-07-01 19:03
#50
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World nakTriceps 
better than spacca, kiddo.
2018-07-01 19:49
Maluk3 better option... No awper on team?
2018-07-01 20:02
#54
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Brazil hugoooo 
hahahaha wtf Replacing a sniper with another weak player, but a rifler? Makes 0 sense. Maluk3 would be perfect.
2018-07-02 00:20
#55
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World nakTriceps 
An IGL to the team, kiddo.
2018-07-02 00:34
#56
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Brazil hugoooo 
You don't even know FURIA already have an IGL (and it's not spacca)?!
2018-07-02 00:35
#57
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World nakTriceps 
Not at the level of steel.
2018-07-02 00:36
#58
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Brazil hugoooo 
Yeah, better. Steel was not even the IGL on his last two teams.
2018-07-02 00:36
#59
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World nakTriceps 
yep, better. HAAHAHAHAH stfu dumboy
2018-07-02 00:37
#60
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Brazil hugoooo 
800k ID user... expected. Why I'm even wasting my time with a 15 year old? Not gonna happen anymore.
2018-07-02 00:46
#61
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World nakTriceps 
haha yep, kid. get out of here, little baby.
2018-07-02 00:47
#18
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Kazakhstan TimaTea 
Despacito
2018-07-01 12:20
#22
kNgV- | 
Brazil vicTHOR 
Gogogo furia!!!
2018-07-01 12:52
kscerato the new coldzera
2018-07-01 14:24
Yuuurih is the best
2018-07-01 14:52
i'd say he is the brazilian coldzera but trk already holds that title
2018-07-01 15:10
kscerato the brazillian trk
2018-07-01 18:02
#33
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Brazil Xexenho 
Spacca has the biggest forehead in the world
2018-07-01 15:18
#35
Jame | 
Israel uffiez 
he is bald
2018-07-01 15:56
#39
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Brazil Danxd22 
hahahaha +1
2018-07-01 16:28
#40
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Brazil beckergod 
- spacca + kng ez top 20
2018-07-01 16:28
#41
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Argentina DxRama 
GOGOGOGOG FURIA
2018-07-01 16:54
GO FURIA
2018-07-01 17:00
#44
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World nakTriceps 
kscerato yuurih trk exit kng ez major win
2018-07-01 17:17
#46
tarik | 
Brazil Flepo 
-yuurih +art someone gotta IGL ...
2018-07-01 17:32
ez
2018-07-01 17:30
#49
kNgV- | 
Brazil vicTHOR 
gogo furia
2018-07-01 19:35
expected
2018-07-01 19:58
Awesome performance for Furia, but it's sad to see the Brazilian scene is the only with future in SA. Everything comes one day, I think. #GoFuria
2018-07-01 20:52
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