ableJ joins FURIA
The 19-year-old has been moved up the ranks by FURIA to replace veteran Guilherme "spacca" Spacca, who parted ways with the team following their elimination from the ECS Challenger Cup at the hands of Gorilla Gang.
ableJ averaged a 1.23 rating in the last three months he spent with the academy roster, with his performances "drawing the attention of several teams", both nationally and internationally, according to FURIA.
The Brazilian side hope that ableJ's addition will revitalise the team, who raised eyebrows after reaching the final of the ZOTAC Cup Masters 2018 Americas Regional event after beating Complexity and eUnited. But after moving to Miami, the team seemingly hit a brick wall, eventually dropping to 80th in the ranking in September.
"We are tremendously happy to have found a player with such quality on our academy team," said FURIA owner Jaime Padua.
"Those who follow the scene know how hard it is to replace top players. As such, our efforts with our academy team have borne great fruits.
"Moreover, the fact that ableJ is already part of the organisation allows us to know him better as a player and as an athlete, minimising the risks of these changes."
With this move, FURIA now have:
Nicholas "guerri" Nogueira (coach)