INTZ beat FURIA to qualify for PLG Grand Slam

MIRAA
November 4th, 2018 13:48

INTZ have punched their ticket to PLG Grand Slam 2018 after beating FURIA 2-1 in the grand final of the North American qualifier.

With not a single top 10 team in North America taking place in the qualifier - most likely due to a schedule clash between the region's closed qualifier for the America Minor and the PLG Grand Slam event - it was with no surprise the final ended up being an all-Brazilian clash between two teams still trying to find their stride.

FURIA, who made headlined last month when they promoted 19-year-old Rinaldo "ableJ" Moda Junior from their academy squad, took the lead in the series with a convincing victory on Mirage, with Andrei "arT" Piovezan sealing the show with a 1.45 rating/+11 KDD.

kNg & co qualify for PLG Grand Slam

The second map, Overpass, went down to the wire with big individual plays from both teams, including an ace from Vito "kNgV-" Giuseppe and a 1v3 clutch from ableJ. FURIA almost overturned a 9-13 deficit before INTZ bagged the final two rounds of regulation to force a decider. Cache ended up being a pretty straightforward game as João "horvy" Horvath's men cruised to an 11-0 lead before eventually running out 16-6 victors.

 INTZ K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Brazil Vito 'kNgV-' GiuseppekNgV- 62 - 47 +15 86.3 1.27
Brazil João 'felps' Vasconcellosfelps 55 - 50 +5 83.9 1.14
Brazil Marcelo 'chelo' Cespedeschelo 53 - 50 +3 76.4 1.10
Brazil Alexandre 'xand' Zizixand 51 - 53 -2 68.4 1.04
Brazil João 'horvy' Horvathhorvy 46 - 43 +3 58.8 1.02
 FURIA K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Brazil Andrei 'arT' PiovezanarT 59 - 51 +8 78.7 1.20
Brazil Yuri 'yuurih' Santosyuurih 52 - 53 -1 78.6 1.07
Brazil Kaike 'kscerato' Ceratokscerato 41 - 47 -6 64.7 0.91
Brazil Rinaldo 'ableJ' Moda JuniorableJ 49 - 58 -9 66.4 0.87
Brazil Vinicius 'VINI' FigueiredoVINI 42 - 58 -16 64.3 0.83

The qualification comes as a timely boost for the Brazilian team, who are in the running for a spot at the ESL Pro League Season 8 Finals. INTZ currently lie in sixth place in the North American league, with 29 points, and will face tenth-placed Rogue in their final matches in the competition.

PLG Grand Slam will run from December 12 through 15 in Abu Dhabi, where 16 teams will duke it out for their share of a $100,000 prize pool. The team list for the event currently looks as follows:

France G2
Sweden fnatic
United Arab Emirates bluuuuud
Brazil INTZ
Other Invite #5
Other Invite #7
Europe Europe Qual.
Asia GCC & South Asia Qual.
Other HellRaisers
Brazil Sharks
China 5POWER
Other Invite #4
Other Invite #6
Other Invite #8
Oceania Oceania Qual.
Other Levant & Africa Qual.
Brazil Rinaldo 'ableJ' Moda Junior
Rinaldo 'ableJ' Moda Junior
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.15
Maps played:
82
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.13
Brazil João 'horvy' Horvath
João 'horvy' Horvath
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.95
Maps played:
136
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.11
Brazil Vito 'kNgV-' Giuseppe
Vito 'kNgV-' Giuseppe
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
341
KPR:
0.80
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.11
Brazil Andrei 'arT' Piovezan
Andrei 'arT' Piovezan
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
246
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
#1
swag | 
Hungary SelevenX 
what edit: ez for felps
2018-11-04 13:49
The
2018-11-04 13:49
#6
TACO | 
Portugal MSANTOS 
Heck
2018-11-04 13:50
#15
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Europe Cariocazera 
bro
2018-11-04 14:03
#34
ropz | 
United Kingdom Roarhaven 
Hope felps goes off at the lan, I still think he’s the best BR player to emerge since coldzera
2018-11-04 14:58
#56
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Brazil imadamviana 
I agree
2018-11-04 19:19
#60
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United States SmokaDaWeEDs 
Felps has always been a pimp
2018-11-05 00:55
#36
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Australia BohemianJerry 
WTF IS "BUUUUUUD"?
2018-11-04 15:05
#61
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United States SmokaDaWeEDs 
I clicked it too hhahahaha
2018-11-05 00:55
k
2018-11-04 13:49
#4
TACO | 
Portugal MSANTOS 
Yeeh
2018-11-04 13:49
#5
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France LanaRhoades 
T3 Event
2018-11-04 13:49
#8
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Australia iPinK_Guy 
prove it, or i'll.......
2018-11-04 13:51
#13
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France LanaRhoades 
G2 , fnatic , buuuud , 5power , shark , intz , HellRaisers
2018-11-04 13:56
#45
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World nakTriceps 
And what did you expect with $100.000 prize pool?
2018-11-04 16:20
#49
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Australia iPinK_Guy 
its a meme....
2018-11-04 17:09
#44
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Russia GramDEL 
+1 Also 16 teams competing for $100000 what a joke
2018-11-04 16:16
#7
WorldEdit | 
Italy InSuu 
EZ 4 my boi kngv
2018-11-04 13:51
#50
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Australia iPinK_Guy 
prove it
2018-11-04 17:10
They should invite mibr... This is the perfect tournament for them. Tier 4000 tournament... Btw ez for bluuuuud. Good name good name.
2018-11-04 13:54
#16
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United Arab Emirates pigeoN1 
MiBR has other events so they can't compete
2018-11-04 14:07
#11
shox | 
Vietnam buai 
Not even single player in bluuuuud wtf
2018-11-04 13:53
lineup isnt updated thats it rofl
2018-11-04 17:41
ez for 0 players from bluuuuuuuud
2018-11-04 13:56
Good Luck Felps :)
2018-11-04 13:59
#17
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Brazil ZerongBr 
Ez4mybois bluuuuuuud
2018-11-04 14:16
#18
vsm | 
Brazil matwoks 
Gl KingV
2018-11-04 14:17
EZ FOR THE HOMIE FELPÃO
2018-11-04 14:23
#20
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Brazil g4laxI 
Gg
2018-11-04 14:23
#22
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United Kingdom C4Golden 
Two Brazilian teams in the final of a NA qualifier? Shouldn't they be in the SA qualifier instead? Hello, geography there??
2018-11-04 14:31
They are playing from NA.
2018-11-04 14:36
#40
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Brazil Mirekz 
they're in NA tho
2018-11-04 15:26
#63
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United Kingdom C4Golden 
But non of them are from there? Optic corrected themselves and moved back to EU. I just think it's unfair on NA teams cus their spots are being taken by SA teams
2018-11-05 14:09
The PLG Grand Slam is sponsored by Intel but it isn't a part of the Intel Grand Slam. how ironic
2018-11-04 14:35
Because of bar prize pool and low tier teams?
2018-11-04 15:35
Retard
2018-11-04 19:28
sherlock
2018-11-05 14:43
Expected
2018-11-04 14:36
Exactly
2018-11-04 14:39
#28
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Brazil rodrigo0079 
Too ez for ma boi kngv
2018-11-04 14:50
prove
2018-11-04 17:34
#29
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Belarus @Bitly 
Nemiga ez
2018-11-04 14:52
#30
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Brazil siedlarczykK 
Ez for Kng the north american slayer
2018-11-04 14:54
Buuuuuuud
2018-11-04 14:55
ez4felps
2018-11-04 14:56
Clown fiesta game, furia wat doink
2018-11-04 14:57
wow nice
2018-11-04 15:20
KNG KING
2018-11-04 15:32
#46
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World nakTriceps 
Huge match for FURIA. They are atm in ESEA ADVANCED and almost taking a BO3 against the 6th of ESL Pro League. FURIA should go through directly to EPL. They´ll lose time in ESEA MDL.
2018-11-04 16:23
where is fnx?
2018-11-04 16:52
he was kicked from NTC many months ago
2018-11-04 18:05
#55
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Brazil P4uloVisk 
lets go intz
2018-11-04 19:10
Expected
2018-11-04 19:25
#59
TACO | 
Brazil gabriezz1 
INTZ have a bright future
2018-11-04 21:03
#62
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Brazil gtaube 
ez 4 kng
2018-11-05 06:55
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