Ghost defeat FURIA to win ZOTAC Cup Masters Americas Finals

Ghost swept FURIA 2-0 (16-14 on Cache and 16-4 on Overpass) in the grand final of the ZOTAC Cup Masters 2018 Americas Regionals Finals to secure a spot at the main tournament.

The grand final between FURIA and Ghost kicked off on Cache, where the Brazilian side came out red-hot with a quick 3-0 lead after claiming the pistol and the following anti-ecos. Joshua "⁠steel⁠" Nissan and his men were able to end the streak with a firm hold on B, but FURIA's robust offense struck back with two in a row to make it 5-1.

A smooth retake from Ghost in the following round granted them their second of the half, which they followed up with another to reduce the deficit to two (3-5). FURIA's offense managed to wedge another on the board, but Ghost held the line with three consecutive rounds to even things out at 6-6. The Brazilians weren't going down without a fight, however, and rallied back to settle the half with a 9-6 lead at halftime.

Ghost sweep FURIA to seal passage to Hong Kong

FURIA continued their success in the second half, securing the CT pistol, but a combative Ghost side came marching back, with Yassine "⁠Subroza⁠" Taoufik's 1vs2 post-plant clutch securing them their third in a row (10-10). The North Americans continued their streak, adding one more on the board, before the two sides went back and forth, until Ghost eventually snapped FURIA's economy to reach map point and secure the 16-14 victory.

Overpass followed as the next map in the series. Ghost got off to a flying start as CTs and displayed a near perfect defensive side to take a convincing 14-1 lead over the Brazilians at halftime. In the second half, steel and his men wasted no time taking control of B and holding off FURIA on the retake to reach map point.

A shoddy buy from the Brazilian side was enough to hold off Ghost's push on B, which then allowed FURIA to begin chipping away at the North Americans' lead. But in the end, a 1vs1 from steel secured the 2-0 series win for Ghost and a spot at the main ZOTAC Cup Masters event.

 FURIA K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
32 - 38 -6 82.2 1.01
34 - 33 +1 70.1 0.95
30 - 39 -9 69.4 0.87
30 - 42 -12 64.0 0.85
19 - 40 -21 44.5 0.53
 Ghost K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
47 - 22 +25 91.8 1.49
42 - 32 +10 89.3 1.33
40 - 33 +7 81.6 1.21
28 - 30 -2 75.8 1.09
34 - 28 +6 67.3 1.03

ZOTAC Cup Masters 2018 Americas Finals standings:

1. United States Ghost - $10,000 + spot at ZOTAC Cup Masters
2. Brazil FURIA - $5,000
3-4. United States eUnited - $2,500
3-4. Brazil Sharks - $2,500
5-6. North America Complexity
5-6. United States Swole Patrol

With Ghost securing the final qualifying spot for the ZOTAC Cup Masters, one invite remains to complete the eight-team list for the event, in Hong Kong, set to take place from August 24-26 with $300,000 on the line.

The current team list looks as follows:

Canada Joshua 'steel' Nissan
Joshua 'steel' Nissan
Age:
31
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
265
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.69
Canada Yassine 'Subroza' Taoufik
Yassine 'Subroza' Taoufik
Age:
23
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
313
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.72
Steel is the best IGL in the history of North American Counter-Strike. Change my mind.
2018-07-02 03:37
1 reply
Can't think other good igls other than stanislaw and tarik. n1tro is very good
2018-07-02 23:28
ez steel
2018-07-02 03:37
Ahahahaaha for all those cocky brazilians ahahahahahahahahahahahahah
2018-07-02 03:38
11 replies
it was their first international lan tournament they played pretty well
2018-07-02 03:42
1 reply
They did, however i saw certain idiots claiming how ez it was going to be and how furia is “going to be #1”
2018-07-02 03:46
Dude First lan internationally Against a banned team Which already has a lot of experience
2018-07-02 03:47
7 replies
Furia core has been around wayyyyyyy longer and has had their chances
2018-07-02 03:48
2 replies
#45
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Argentina macrigato
Wtf , spacca and vini are the only players from the old furia
2018-07-02 05:09
1 reply
+yuurih who came late 2017
2018-07-02 05:16
Banned team? When is Ghost banned?
2018-07-02 09:09
2 replies
nah Steel played in IBUYPOWER few years ago and they threw a match to win loads of skins.
2018-07-02 11:29
Steel can’t play a major
2018-07-02 14:41
How does steel being banned have any relation to Furia's performance?
2018-07-02 23:33
+ kkkkkkk
2018-07-02 04:56
#6
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Brazil truphexz^
gg wp
2018-07-02 03:38
champion koosta.... i love him.. god steel
2018-07-02 03:38
#8
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Peru vaniIIa
furia trash
2018-07-02 03:38
7 replies
nt complexity fan
2018-07-02 03:41
6 replies
#12
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Peru vaniIIa
NTC lul
2018-07-02 03:42
5 replies
peru CS OMEGALUL
2018-07-02 03:44
4 replies
#24
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Peru vaniIIa
I am true no scener 4Head
2018-07-02 03:49
NA cs LUL o nvm NA cs is the best
2018-07-02 03:50
2 replies
#34
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Canada Shadoww_
tf are you saying? it's trash and i'm proud to admit it!
2018-07-02 04:40
1 reply
Yeah I am a white trash and I am proud to say it!
2018-07-02 09:09
let's go ghost
2018-07-02 03:39
#13
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World smash143
Sad that swag left, he would have been a huge upgrade over subroza or pollo.
2018-07-02 03:42
5 replies
Debatable
2018-07-02 03:54
Obvious bait.
2018-07-02 03:54
#36
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Canada Shadoww_
Debatable
2018-07-02 04:41
Subroza maybe, but Pollo is pulling his weight just fine
2018-07-02 06:24
#56
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Germany hazy_
Swag is a baiter lol Still an Upgrade over pollo
2018-07-02 08:40
Good result for Furia in their 1st international event
2018-07-02 03:43
#20
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Brazil $anji
COOL
2018-07-02 03:45
nt furia
2018-07-02 03:54
ez for ghost
2018-07-02 03:55
#31
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Denmark Zorrondo
BR CS OMEGALUL so ez for NA CS Isurus TOP 1 SA for ever
2018-07-02 04:10
5 replies
hltv.org/team/9215/mibr 😂 It really looks like that
2018-07-02 04:44
who
2018-07-02 04:45
3 replies
#40
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Denmark Zorrondo
br cs
2018-07-02 04:46
2 replies
yes is top1 but who is isurus
2018-07-02 04:48
W H O ? is isurus H O ?
2018-07-02 04:50
expected
2018-07-02 04:45
what a hateable team Ghost is.. a thrower that should've never be forgiven, two cheaters and a guy that is a meme for two stupid defuse situations dont worry furia, you did very well. you proved NA cs is a joke and only lost to a team that shouldn't exist
2018-07-02 04:56
13 replies
#47
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United States tzvn
salty
2018-07-02 05:24
salty
2018-07-02 05:32
2 replies
chile talking LUL why im not surprised you are not supporting brazilian CS?
2018-07-02 18:38
1 reply
Why I should support them lul ez for steel
2018-07-03 23:46
Your literally so mad over a game that you weren’t even playing, it’s insane
2018-07-02 06:53
5 replies
#55
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Brazil eoteamo
but he's right tho
2018-07-02 07:24
4 replies
#61
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France cedd
if they are online cheaters how did they won at this lan tell me
2018-07-02 09:13
3 replies
online onlin Onli Onl Onla Onlan /close
2018-07-02 10:31
are you idiot? once a cheater, forever a cheater, im not saying they used cheats in this LAN final
2018-07-02 18:35
1 reply
#87
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France cedd
so what youre saying is they are better players
2018-07-02 18:35
Ghost proved that br cs shouldnt exist rofl steel in a year did more than anything br cs besides sk and ntc EVER did
2018-07-02 15:01
1 reply
LUL it was first Furia international event and they destroyed complexity and eunited, lost to this hateable team. and Sharks did a pretty good joob too
2018-07-02 18:36
#78
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Japan PKcrash
Idiot
2018-07-02 16:18
ez for Subroza& Wardell :)
2018-07-02 05:37
#54
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Armenia 1915
Im glad the better team won. Furia just wasnt good enough. Furia barely beat swole patrol.
2018-07-02 07:15
4 replies
reeee walldell onliner hacker!!1
2018-07-02 10:32
3 replies
Your still salty over that one ecs game almost a year ago? Get over it. Upsets happen sometimes.
2018-07-02 16:56
2 replies
Lul u think I’m serious coz I have a br flag.
2018-07-03 16:03
1 reply
Sorry. Can't really hear sarcasm through text.
2018-07-15 18:00
Ghost just smack Brazilian teams around
2018-07-02 13:00
Matthew "WARDELL" Bowman - The young Canadian AWPer, Wardell is arguably the best AWP in North America, entering some people's top 10 lists. His stable and consistent AWPing is backed up by his insane flashy plays at just the right times, getting clutch after clutch.
2018-07-02 13:58
#71
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Belarus Dat_Boi
Good ghost ez for Koosta Praise the kek.
2018-07-02 14:45
Ghost too good. Gl in Hong Kong!
2018-07-02 15:58
ez landodge
2018-07-02 20:02
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