ableJ joins FURIA

FURIA Inagame talent Rinaldo "ableJ" Moda Junior has been promoted to the organisation's main squad, it has been announced.

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.

FURIA replace spacca with ableJ. Photo by Chris Bahn

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:

Brazil Andrei "arT" Piovezan
Brazil Yuri "yuurih" Santos
Brazil Kaike "KSCERATO" Cerato
Brazil Vinicius "VINI" Figueiredo
Brazil Rinaldo "ableJ" Moda Junior

Brazil Nicholas "guerri" Nogueira (coach)

Brazil Rinaldo 'ableJ' Moda Junior
Rinaldo 'ableJ' Moda Junior
Age:
21
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
322
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.13
Brazil Nicholas 'guerri' Nogueira
Nicholas 'guerri' Nogueira
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
163
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.15
Brazil Vinicius 'VINI' Figueiredo
Vinicius 'VINI' Figueiredo
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
532
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Brazil Yuri 'yuurih' Santos
Yuri 'yuurih' Santos
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.15
Maps played:
554
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.16
Brazil Andrei 'arT' Piovezan
Andrei 'arT' Piovezan
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
539
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.13
Brazil Guilherme 'spacca' Spacca
Guilherme 'spacca' Spacca
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
291
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.10
Brazil Kaike 'KSCERATO' Cerato
Kaike 'KSCERATO' Cerato
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.18
Maps played:
462
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.56
APR:
0.12
#3
smooya | 
Austria shaakeh 
FURIA
2018-10-02 21:00
#96
s1mple | 
Other zj2 
top1 now
2018-10-02 21:46
Who ?
2018-10-03 02:18
anyone know how to pronounce this ableJ name?
2018-10-03 02:50
#252
woxic | 
Brazil Skilo 
I think its like Ah-bleh-Gi
2018-10-03 06:34
thank you
2018-10-03 13:14
#261
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Brazil rReDStar 
able = able J = J in English, just it
2018-10-03 15:43
would be pronounced able then jay? that's odd, i wonder how the name came about
2018-10-03 20:05
#245
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Brazil P4uloVisk 
+1
2018-10-03 03:01
Cool
2018-10-02 21:00
#209
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Brazil P4uloVisk 
+1
2018-10-03 00:40
#12
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United Kingdom h4m 
Finally bot spacca is kicked
2018-10-02 21:01
+11111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111
2018-10-03 00:35
#207
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Brazil P4uloVisk 
+1
2018-10-03 00:39
YES! OH YES!
2018-10-03 02:39
#265
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Brazil Murd3rz 
+1
2018-10-03 19:52
nice gl ablej
2018-10-02 21:01
#206
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Brazil P4uloVisk 
+1
2018-10-03 00:38
#17
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Brazil stewArt1 
finally, top1 soon
2018-10-02 21:01
Finally, Spacca is horrible. Ablej is SAFELY, such AN AMAZING talent. Surely he'll be on mibr/lg/INTZ soon. this guys has an incredible aim. Amazin addition. :Edited
2018-10-02 21:06
#28
United States hdz` 
again in english?
2018-10-02 21:03
whats there to not understand lol
2018-10-02 21:04
#295
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Morocco dest- 
friberg has already been kicked
2018-10-06 16:53
man, i'm said this about two weeks ago: +kscerato +ablej in mibr will be, certainly, with some month of practice, worth than Stew and tarik. AbleJ and Kscerato are the golden boys, the new brazilians talents, like cold was someday
2018-10-02 21:05
#75
Per0N | 
Venezuela 643 
Trk is much more mature than ksc and able, the only reason mibr pick one of them is their buyout being cheaper
2018-10-02 21:24
since trk back to brazil he is not on good form
2018-10-02 21:27
#81
Per0N | 
Venezuela 643 
They just changed igl, lets wait
2018-10-02 21:31
fan of gaules.. omg.. he back to USA about 1 week ago.. he cant play cs in Brazil.. just give him one more week.. stop being idiot.
2018-10-02 22:08
why so agressive ? i'm just arguing, i know trk is a good talent. maybe ableJ and kscerato will be better than him, i'm just saying this duo has a lot of potential.
2018-10-02 22:23
ok ok sry
2018-10-02 22:35
#138
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Brazil SecondKS 
But not sure, trk>=ksceratto>>>vsm>ablej
2018-10-02 22:42
The 4 never made nothing on LAN. Is easy perform well against ISURUS, but put them against Gorilla Gang(xaxaxa) and you see the truth.
2018-10-02 22:48
#170
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Brazil 20kkkkkkkkk 
THE 4 NEVER MADE? ROFL trk and kscerato are good players on lan (kscerato on brazil, trk on china vs cloud9) ablej had a bad perfomance on lan, but he is a good player
2018-10-03 00:08
#198
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Brazil P4uloVisk 
+1
2018-10-03 00:29
Show me a good FÚRIA result against tier 2-3 team with kscerato as the hightlight player IN LAN. What Team One did after Wesg? Oh yeah, didn’t even qualified to the minor
2018-10-03 01:22
#197
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Brazil P4uloVisk 
Team one win c9 , lan WESG
2018-10-03 00:28
A fluke. Where are they now? Failing against tier5 NA/BR teams at minor?
2018-10-03 02:19
#243
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Brazil P4uloVisk 
bad :(
2018-10-03 02:56
#263
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Brazil SecondKS 
never in this year? T1 in WESG? FOUTH PLACE! LG second place in DH. Sharks win 1 map vs C9 major champion...
2018-10-03 19:32
Where is T1 now? Get rekt by Gorilla Gang kkkk. LG is fine, I never said nothing about them, same with Sharks, in truth, Leo_Drunky has big potential(diferent of Trk “Geting destroyed by tier5 in minor”)
2018-10-03 22:32
#268
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Brazil SecondKS 
omg trk>ksceratto>>>>>>>>>>>>leo-drunky
2018-10-03 23:01
Leo_Drunky showed good performances against tier1-2 EU/NA. Nor do trashk or kkkkkscerato. Brazilians just overhyped them because they can’t deal with a shit scene that only one good and another decent team. Trk and kscerato don’t have any future and will never achieve anything, I doubt they will even be at a Major. Bookmark.
2018-10-09 22:03
#137
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Brazil SecondKS 
No! 0/8 -1
2018-10-02 22:40
#90
Monkey | 
Brazil Cupinxa 
IMO Kscerato > Trk, but who knows
2018-10-02 21:42
#78
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World nakTriceps 
In some month of practice with the actual MIBR (including tarik and YnK), they manage to top 4 on Major and lost to Astralis only in third map 14-16.
2018-10-02 21:27
i know this, i'm not saying they r bad, ofc not. they are major champion, but i put so much faith in a full brazilian squad with motivated young talents
2018-10-02 21:43
#99
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Latvia 00000002 
1. mibr 2. furia 3. intz 4. lg 5. teamone?
2018-10-02 21:48
1.mibr 2.lg 3.teamOne/intz 4.intz/teamone 5.Furia
2018-10-02 21:55
#114
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World nakTriceps 
wtf FURIA is more promising now, but put them above INTZ and LG atm is wrong. They have to prove with this lineup what they could do. 1 MIBR 2 LG 3 INTZ 4 FURIA/T1 6 Sharks Sharks is almost same level of FURIA and T1 atm. They have good names, too, but they are inconsistents.
2018-10-02 21:55
I agree, and LG and MIBR are one stop forward than the rest
2018-10-02 22:22
5 steps. Don’t compare major champions to someone that get smashed by Gorilla Gang
2018-10-03 02:20
#141
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Brazil SecondKS 
1. Mibr 2. LG 3.teamOne 4.intz 5.furia TODAY.. But teamOne can be 2 or 4, intz can be 3 or 5, and furia can be 4 ez.
2018-10-02 22:46
#199
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Brazil P4uloVisk 
1mibr, 2 Luminosity, 3 Furia -spacca +ablej9 ,4 team one , 5 INTZ, 6 wild, 7 sharks , 8 Detona .
2018-10-03 00:34
#212
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World nakTriceps 
Sharks >>> Wild. Sharks play against much better teams than Wild. Winning BO3 against Valiance (good team on low tiers in Europe and almost qualify to a big tournament - I think - losing for Windigo 1-2).
2018-10-03 00:41
#216
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Brazil P4uloVisk 
I agree
2018-10-03 00:44
#218
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Brazil P4uloVisk 
the wild one, they are very good also, they were gaining everything in Brazil, however, they entered of vacations and they fell a lot. in the best phase of them they would win easy of the sharks when she was in BR, pity that did not confront. currently sharks is higher without doubts
2018-10-03 00:47
#219
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World nakTriceps 
Could be. I remember this momentum of Wild. I said atm, really. Sharks is better now than that time.
2018-10-03 00:50
Saying as brazil scene have any strong team XDDD
2018-10-03 02:21
#244
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Brazil P4uloVisk 
whats?
2018-10-03 02:57
Still tier3
2018-10-02 22:09
making fun of others when you can only speak 1 language? and luckily for you it's the "universal" language.
2018-10-02 21:41
i can speak 2 and read 4. nice try.
2018-10-02 23:28
Unlako makako
2018-10-03 02:21
#237
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Brazil davidzor 
What languages do you speak.
2018-10-03 02:22
#202
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Brazil P4uloVisk 
+1
2018-10-03 00:35
Great player. Spacca was dogshit, ableJ is very good.
2018-10-02 21:02
#196
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Brazil P4uloVisk 
+1
2018-10-03 00:25
expected
2018-10-02 21:02
#195
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Brazil P4uloVisk 
+1
2018-10-03 00:25
wjo are these teams and players btw?
2018-10-03 11:24
#26
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Brazil josolf 
nice one, good luck for furia :) we'll hear that name a lot in the future.
2018-10-02 21:03
yeap, i'm so hyped.
2018-10-02 21:07
#194
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Brazil P4uloVisk 
+1 xd
2018-10-03 00:25
#32
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Brazil mth^ 
- VINI already Its so boring to watch him play with aug
2018-10-02 21:04
Why dude? He's a good player, besides AUG always trigger someone xd
2018-10-02 21:07
#34
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Brazil yanzaoc 
nice move! ablej is the most talent player playing in BR right now. Maybe in a few months will v$m join his friend?
2018-10-02 21:05
#38
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Brazil jstrr 
tier1 team
2018-10-02 21:06
#39
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Brazil Hozuky 
GL able
2018-10-02 21:07
#42
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Japan Kysweeb 
expected, bye bot
2018-10-02 21:07
+1
2018-10-02 21:12
nice expected
2018-10-02 21:07
#189
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Brazil P4uloVisk 
+1
2018-10-03 00:22
Finally spacca is gone
2018-10-02 21:08
#188
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Brazil P4uloVisk 
+1
2018-10-03 00:22
finally they kicked spacca
2018-10-02 21:09
#186
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Brazil P4uloVisk 
+1
2018-10-03 00:21
#56
NEKIZ | 
Brazil zephhhhh 
gl bois
2018-10-02 21:10
Next Major Winner
2018-10-02 21:12
#185
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Brazil P4uloVisk 
+1
2018-10-03 00:21
#60
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Brazil vass28 
nice much better than bot spacca
2018-10-02 21:13
#184
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Brazil P4uloVisk 
+1
2018-10-03 00:21
rip GOD spacca the brazilian zqks
2018-10-02 21:14
#64
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Brazil davidzor 
This roster have so much potential.
2018-10-02 21:14
#183
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Brazil P4uloVisk 
+1
2018-10-03 00:20
#66
steel | 
Brazil 1930 
spacca was too inconsistent
2018-10-02 21:15
#182
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Brazil P4uloVisk 
yeah !
2018-10-03 00:20
#68
trace | 
Argentina rodrigao 
ablej is pretty good
2018-10-02 21:16
#180
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Brazil P4uloVisk 
+1
2018-10-03 00:19
#181
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Brazil P4uloVisk 
thanks boludo <3, nikom 30 cm
2018-10-03 00:20
#69
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Poland |VP|KubaNTC 
ablej is igl?
2018-10-02 21:16
no arT is igl
2018-10-02 21:21
#246
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Brazil P4uloVisk 
yes.art is igl
2018-10-03 03:02
#76
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Switzerland TyRRRR 
Superb move imo, FURIA will be some hard contestant for anyone to face.
2018-10-02 21:26
doubt
2018-10-02 21:41
#91
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Switzerland TyRRRR 
All of there players are good and some like yuurih, ablej & kscerato really looked insane statisticly. They will rise to a TOP30 level i guess, i don't see them loosing to any NA team exept the big dogs. They can be TOP5 NA.
2018-10-02 21:42
agreed this change makes FURIA a team that truly has nutty fire power. Now it´s up to guerri to make all these young players work together without toxicity and have solid tactics that makes use of their firepower.
2018-10-02 21:53
#111
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Switzerland TyRRRR 
+1
2018-10-02 21:54
I don’t like VINI. Especially because he plays with aug and sg
2018-10-02 22:30
#250
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Switzerland TyRRRR 
But he is okay still imo, and he's probably the one that will be support so he's needed in the middle of all theses stars.
2018-10-03 04:10
#176
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Brazil P4uloVisk 
+1 , thanks bro <3
2018-10-03 00:17
#251
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Switzerland TyRRRR 
np
2018-10-03 04:10
#79
Per0N | 
Venezuela 643 
Spacca was losing most of his awp duels, which was putting furia constantly in 4x5's. Art is a very good awper and ableJ is a monster, my only concern is art losing his agressiveness due to fulltime awping. In this case, yuurih will have to entry many more times
2018-10-02 21:28
Not only his aggressiveness but he had to focus now in awping and leading the team. I don’t know why furia didn’t choose landin
2018-10-02 22:32
#140
Per0N | 
Venezuela 643 
I prefer this line-up, kscerato+yuurih+ablej as star players and vini+arT supporting, really hoping for it to work
2018-10-02 22:44
#175
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Brazil P4uloVisk 
yeah bro ! landin <3
2018-10-03 00:15
#80
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World nakTriceps 
Very nice move. Sorry for spacca, but the team needed an addition of a player like ablej.
2018-10-02 21:30
Good luck Rinaldo!!
2018-10-02 21:38
#97
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Latvia 00000002 
So as far as I understand, FURIA with this lineup is/could be top2 in Brasil?
2018-10-02 21:48
They can be 3rd in Brazil CS, they're probably 5th or 6th
2018-10-02 21:52
#142
Per0N | 
Venezuela 643 
Almost impossible to be top2 (mibr and lg are undeniably better). #3 is probably between teamone, intz (felps' team who just arrived in NA) and furia
2018-10-02 22:46
#172
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Brazil P4uloVisk 
+1
2018-10-03 00:13
young team with a lot of potential
2018-10-02 21:43
finnaly got rid of spacca Dunno who will be the igl but anything is an improvement over spacca FURIA is now truly an exciting team
2018-10-02 21:46
somebody above said that arT is igl
2018-10-02 21:49
yeah hope so but in the past it was prob spacca. This was porb changed a wile when this change was starting to be planned not sure though
2018-10-02 21:55
#144
Per0N | 
Venezuela 643 
arT has been IGLing since he joined furia
2018-10-02 22:49
then the fact spacca stayed there for that long is kinda ridiculous
2018-10-02 23:07
#222
Per0N | 
Venezuela 643 
Yeah, at first i thought he helped art strats wise and mid-round-calling, but that is simply between art and guerri (coach)
2018-10-03 00:59
good, hope with this new player they get the motivation and firepower to finally reach a new peak btw thx for the info my friend :)
2018-10-03 01:01
#230
Per0N | 
Venezuela 643 
No problem. They should be much better now, spacca sadly was dragging them down big time
2018-10-03 01:06
#116
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World nakTriceps 
arT is the IGL, so no problem with it.
2018-10-02 21:57
was he always it though or is it a recent thing? Either way i hope them great sucess
2018-10-02 23:05
Yes art is the igl since he joined Furia. Spacca was probably there only because of his experience
2018-10-02 23:08
#223
Per0N | 
Venezuela 643 
He was decent playing against br teams, but his bad performances were kind of expected against tougher opposition
2018-10-03 01:00
#102
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Brazil gtaube 
Nice move, ablej is playing very well in Furia Inagame (second Furia line that play in Brazilian scene)
2018-10-02 21:49
#105
Xyp9x | 
Portugal CRMN1 
Finally. This is an excellent move in multiple ways. Needless to say that spacca was a dead weight in the team, but ableJ is the next big AWPer in BR and he's just so much better than Spacca with the big green. Oh and finally hltv has changed his id to ableJ. ablej9 was too bad LUL
2018-10-02 21:58
#146
Per0N | 
Venezuela 643 
Fra was furia academy's awper, ableJ only 2nd awped. I think arT will fulltime awp and ableJ will still be the 2nd
2018-10-02 22:50
#160
Xyp9x | 
Portugal CRMN1 
He was more efficient than fra with the awp (at least in the 4 or 5 games I watched). arT is decent but he's like nitr0 in Liquid: main rifler who's not a bad awper but not very capable either. We will see of course... but I think he filled in Spacca's shoes to embrace to same role. EDIT: There's a chance that what I saw from him was just temporary and he isn't as much of a good awper as I maybe make it seem...
2018-10-02 23:50
#229
Per0N | 
Venezuela 643 
He is an amazing secondary awper, while arT used to be fulltime awper before furia. They should be fine
2018-10-03 01:02
#296
Xyp9x | 
Portugal CRMN1 
Yeah I believe the team has a perfect balance now. AbleJ is much more of an hybrid player than spacca, besides that, he's better than spacca in probably all of the functions needed.
2018-10-06 21:14
#298
Per0N | 
Venezuela 643 
Having in mind furia was losing all matches against decent teams by a small margin, i firmly believe that within 1/2 months they will be great
2018-10-06 21:50
#301
Xyp9x | 
Portugal CRMN1 
I think the same!
2018-10-06 23:02
not surprised
2018-10-02 21:57
Might be better than LG/INTZ/oNe now
2018-10-02 22:42
#149
Per0N | 
Venezuela 643 
Not lg bro, steel is a great igl and nekiz+lucas+hen+yel are too strong for furia (at least for now)
2018-10-02 22:53
#145
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Brazil Espadas1989 
alper?
2018-10-02 22:49
#148
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Brazil SecondKS 
Wow expexted! Furia=T1=LG=intz?
2018-10-02 22:53
#169
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Brazil P4uloVisk 
yeah ! xd
2018-10-03 00:07
#262
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Brazil SecondKS 
i forgot sharks in portugal
2018-10-03 19:29
The kid is good but he needs to gain a lot of experience imo
2018-10-02 22:54
#152
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Brazil Romarioek 
For the honor and glory of the Lord Jesus Now we have a real team ..
2018-10-02 23:03
#154
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Brazil Romarioek 
Average age of time falls from 80 years to 19.4
2018-10-02 23:05
#163
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Brazil P4uloVisk 
AHHAHAHHAHAHAH
2018-10-03 00:03
FURIA are scary as fuck now. Heres to hoping they find their feet
2018-10-02 23:33
#162
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Brazil P4uloVisk 
+1, THANKS BRO ! trump <3
2018-10-03 00:03
#161
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Brazil P4uloVisk 
niceeeeee letsss goooooo ez4KSCERAAAAAAAAAATOOOOOO
2018-10-03 00:02
#165
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Brazil gux4 
LET'SSSSSSS GO FURIA <3
2018-10-03 00:04
#228
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Brazil P4uloVisk 
leeets goo
2018-10-03 01:01
#200
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Brazil 20kkkkkkkkk 
gl boyzzzzz <3
2018-10-03 00:34
#227
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Brazil P4uloVisk 
gl
2018-10-03 01:01
rip mr spacca =(
2018-10-03 00:40
#225
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Brazil P4uloVisk 
rip
2018-10-03 01:01
#213
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Brazil hugoooo 
Geat move! FURIA was in need to replace spacca so fucking hard.
2018-10-03 00:41
#224
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Brazil P4uloVisk 
+1
2018-10-03 01:00
+1. I was expecting vsm to join them tbh, but ableJ deserves a shot as well
2018-10-03 02:38
At last. But i think it's not enough. Time will tell.
2018-10-03 02:44
Yeah they kinda need an entry fragger now *since arT will be the fulltime awper), not sure who is going to do it. I hope its VINI
2018-10-03 03:05
Tbh Vini seems like the weak link in this lineup. Besides, Yurih and kscerato are inconsistent right now.
2018-10-03 03:18
#299
Per0N | 
Venezuela 643 
Vini is one of furia's best players on lan. Plus, he won a 1vs5 with 1hp, so i'll never criticize him hahaha
2018-10-06 21:52
Let's go
2018-10-03 02:49
#249
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Germany VeryNaizGuy 
Finally Furia is going to be a decent team... Nah just kidding, they are better off playing in BR where they can actually win something lol.
2018-10-03 03:54
why my comment about ableJ being "budget chrisJ" was deleted????
2018-10-03 07:11
#255
MICHU | 
Poland Arknes 
because polish scene is a joke
2018-10-03 07:42
😤😤😤 wrr
2018-10-03 13:20
#297
Xyp9x | 
Portugal CRMN1 
HLTV policies are a joke. I've never been a disrespectful dickead to anyone on this website ever, but when I made a thread against some toxic brain damaged kids flaming MIBR twitters because of the 16-0 they immediately deleted it and banned me temporarily.
2018-10-06 21:18
Ez for Rinaldo Ronaldo of CS!!!
2018-10-03 07:30
#259
Maikelele | 
Brazil kdd 
Ok ableJ is a good player, but Who is going to be the awper? arT isn't is the primary, and he's a good rifler too
2018-10-03 14:55
#300
Per0N | 
Venezuela 643 
Art has always been the main awper on the teams he played, only switch to riffles because furia got spacca. They should be fine, he is pretty decent
2018-10-06 21:54
#260
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France cedd 
nobody cares lul
2018-10-03 15:00
#264
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Netherlands [Np]KNz 
tableJ ?
2018-10-03 19:46
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