FURIA beat INTZ 2-1, advance to upper bracket final

FURIA have joined NRG in the Americas Minor's upper bracket final after defeating their countrymen INTZ 2-1 (Train 8-16, Mirage 16-9, Inferno 16-7).

INTZ picked Train to kick off the second upper semi-final of the Americas Minor and got off to 3-0 start as Terrorists after a pistol round win. FURIA replied with four in a row, courtesy of a triple and a double from Kaike "KSCERATO" Cerato, but they couldn't keep the lead as their Brazilian rivals put their foot down.

With Gustavo "yel" Knittel finding a couple of doubles on the outer bombsite, INTZ retook the lead and went on to close down the first half with a convincing 10-5 scoreline on the back of a seven-round streak to set themselves up for a favorable position.

As the second pistol round, as well as the following antiecos, went their way too, Vito "kNgV-" Giuseppe & co. were in prime position to grab the opening map. FURIA could only secure one round before their opponents clinched match point, and then it was only a matter of time before INTZ emerged victorious at 16-8.

kscerato led FURIA to the upper bracket final

yel's team followed it up with a great start on Mirage, leading 5-0 as CT, in large part thanks to some individual heroics; a 2v5 turnaround by Marcelo "chelo" Cespedes and kNgV- in the pistol round and a 1v2 from Alexandre "xand" Zizi in the first gunround. FURIA answered in the sixth with KSCERATO getting a couple of openings and racked up some momentum on the offense with three in a row. INTZ made it 6-3, but they got reset immediately and their opponents went on a six-round streak at the end to grab a 9-6 lead.

FURIA continued the streak in the second half with a 5v5 retake on the A bombsite to extend their lead to 12-6, while INTZ took charge of the first gunrounds, winning three out of the next four rounds. A saved gun then helped KSCERATO win a save round and FURIA ran away with the map to equalize the series at 16-9, 1-1.

Inferno was left to decide it all and FURIA dealt the first blow with a pistol round win on the CT side for a 3-0 lead. The Terrorists replied in the fourth round with just pistols, and that eventually helped them equalize the score at 4-4 and soon get their first lead. They didn't hold it for long, however, as FURIA strung four together thanks to key plays from Vinicius "VINI" Figueiredo and ended the half with nine rounds to their name.

When the sides switched, FURIA had little trouble closing out the match, with their opponents only being able to secure the first gunround before Yuri "yuurih" Santos's team won 16-7, 2-1.

Matchpage
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Train
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Mirage
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Inferno
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 FURIA K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Brazil Kaike 'KSCERATO' CeratoKSCERATO 64 - 41 +23 88.6 1.36
Brazil Rinaldo 'ableJ' Moda JuniorableJ 47 - 50 -3 79.9 1.08
Brazil Yuri 'yuurih' Santosyuurih 49 - 45 +4 70.3 1.03
Brazil Vinicius 'VINI' FigueiredoVINI 45 - 46 -1 69.9 0.99
Brazil Andrei 'arT' PiovezanarT 42 - 47 -5 69.3 0.95
 INTZ K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Brazil Marcelo 'chelo' Cespedeschelo 50 - 48 +2 76.8 1.10
Brazil Vito 'kNgV-' GiuseppekNgV- 49 - 47 +2 69.5 1.08
Brazil Lucas 'DeStiNy' BulloDeStiNy 40 - 52 -12 73.4 0.98
Brazil Alexandre 'xand' Zizixand 48 - 50 -2 74.5 0.97
Brazil Gustavo 'yel' Knittelyel 42 - 51 -9 64.1 0.86
Brazil Gustavo 'yel' Knittel
Gustavo 'yel' Knittel
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
687
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.11
Brazil Alexandre 'xand' Zizi
Alexandre 'xand' Zizi
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
436
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Brazil Vinicius 'VINI' Figueiredo
Vinicius 'VINI' Figueiredo
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
538
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Brazil Marcelo 'chelo' Cespedes
Marcelo 'chelo' Cespedes
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
556
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
Brazil Vito 'kNgV-' Giuseppe
Vito 'kNgV-' Giuseppe
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.15
Maps played:
532
KPR:
0.79
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.10
Brazil Yuri 'yuurih' Santos
Yuri 'yuurih' Santos
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.15
Maps played:
560
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.16
Brazil Kaike 'KSCERATO' Cerato
Kaike 'KSCERATO' Cerato
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.18
Maps played:
468
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.56
APR:
0.12
KNG > furia only haters will deny this fact
2019-01-24 21:59
+1
2019-01-24 21:59
true words brother
2019-01-24 21:59
#5
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Sweden ConaN007 
FUCK KNG
2019-01-24 21:59
#6
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Sweden ConaN007 
+1
2019-01-24 22:00
#7
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Sweden ConaN007 
true words brother
2019-01-24 22:00
#88
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Armenia baitpolice 
nt
2019-01-24 22:40
holy fuckin shit, what an autist
2019-01-24 23:24
#116
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Sweden ConaN007 
I copied the mibr_is_overrated guy
2019-01-24 23:40
Lol
2019-01-25 00:16
+1 but fuck furia even more
2019-01-24 22:00
#11
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Sweden ConaN007 
y?
2019-01-24 22:00
irrelevant players acting like dogs on crack and shooting dead bodies
2019-01-24 22:02
#35
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Sweden ConaN007 
It's just passion for the game, they just qualified for the major let them fucking celebrate a little.
2019-01-24 22:03
You can celebrate after you win but not act like scumbags during the game
2019-01-24 22:04
#41
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Sweden ConaN007 
Shooting dead bodies isn't BM dude, you're a pussy if you let that kind of shit get to your head at pro level
2019-01-24 22:05
still BM
2019-01-24 22:08
#57
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Sweden ConaN007 
I will shoot the bodies i kill at the end of the round every game now, i didn't know pussies got tilted so hard by that
2019-01-24 22:10
You play MM They play Major BM in major > BM in MM
2019-01-24 22:10
#65
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Sweden ConaN007 
Nah it's not BM, if you let that kind of shit get to your head in a major qual, you don't deserve to win.
2019-01-24 22:13
#150
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World nakTriceps 
Yep. This guy is crazy. hahaha No problem if your enemy shoot in your body after the death in the game.
2019-01-25 15:33
Too much crying . Let the game have provocations and go bother someone else. It is not chess. It is not a tea with frieds, it is competitive match.
2019-01-25 11:28
#49
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Vietnam rollofocker 
>irrelevant >qualifying for major Sir, why do you have so much sand in your vagina?
2019-01-24 22:07
Lmao, what does “sand in your vagina” stand for?
2019-01-24 23:22
#112
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Macau stg1 
Basically being salty
2019-01-24 23:28
Ty
2019-01-25 00:00
#51
fox | 
Norway narktastic 
+1
2019-01-24 22:08
Intz waa bming first all throughout train
2019-01-24 22:56
fuck kng ? he is one of the best players in br man the fucck u talking about ?
2019-01-24 22:12
#69
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Sweden ConaN007 
Doesn't mean i have to respect him, he is still a scumbag
2019-01-24 22:14
Who? > Who?
2019-01-24 22:00
Furia is the brazilian ENCE 2EZ4FURIA É O ATAQUE DOS BR LOKOOOO TA EM CHOKKK??? KKKKKKK
2019-01-24 22:03
But kngv is the Brazilian Allu
2019-01-24 22:13
LOL Agreed
2019-01-24 22:24
why,?
2019-01-24 23:06
FURIA is the brazillian coldzera
2019-01-25 00:15
#17
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Sweden Unluko 
F5 cry is free
2019-01-24 22:01
Kscerato > kngv
2019-01-24 22:01
+1... And he actually have a brain
2019-01-24 23:08
#40
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Vietnam rollofocker 
TEAM GAME NEW FAG this is my haiku
2019-01-24 22:04
furia with knives > kng omegalul
2019-01-24 22:13
Furia KNG?
2019-01-24 22:41
Actually -Vini +kNgv -AbleJ +Chelo would be dope, kNgv is a beast and Chelo is a entry with a godlike aim.
2019-01-24 23:23
i'd better prefer -destiny -yel +kscerato +trk
2019-01-25 06:38
#129
rood | 
Brazil FCeolim 
kscerato = KNG kng is a monster of course, but kscerato is in his level (not in awping but in other aspects
2019-01-25 00:42
#130
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Brazil those 
who?
2019-01-25 01:28
K
2019-01-25 08:18
lol
2019-01-24 21:59
#23
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Sweden Unluko 
SEM FNX SEM MAJOR
2019-01-24 22:01
#142
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Brazil Whillpull 
Do you even know what you just said?
2019-01-25 13:06
#143
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Sweden Unluko 
Yes
2019-01-25 13:07
#146
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Brazil Whillpull 
You said "i masturbate looking to fnx i masturbate looking to major"
2019-01-25 15:05
#147
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Sweden Unluko 
No I didn't lol
2019-01-25 15:29
#154
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Brazil Whillpull 
Yes, you did. Whoever was the brazilian who told you to say it, he was trolling.
2019-01-25 15:49
#191
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Sweden Unluko 
Then why does Google say it?
2019-01-25 19:02
#192
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Brazil Whillpull 
Actually SEM are initials much common on Brazil for "Senador Em Maranhão", that means what i said before.
2019-01-25 19:29
#9
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Brazil oBarros 
2EZ4FURIA
2019-01-24 22:00
GRATS fuck kgnv ;)
2019-01-24 22:00
is intz out?
2019-01-24 22:00
#27
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Europe Skraj 
They'll face Envy in the lower bracket
2019-01-24 22:02
so if envy or intz win they have to beat nrg/ furia
2019-01-24 22:03
there's still 3rd place qualifier tho
2019-01-24 22:06
so even if nrg or furia lose the next b03s they will still get to major?
2019-01-24 22:06
if NRG/Furia loses 2 bo3's in a row now, they will get 3rd place and go to this tournament: hltv.org/events/4210/iem-katowice-2019-m.. in this tournament all 3rd place teams from EU, CIS, Asia and NA will fight for 2 more spots at the major
2019-01-24 22:07
So, basically if furia lose to NRG and win against NV/intz winner they are in the major?
2019-01-24 22:39
yup
2019-01-24 22:58
Winner of envy x intz will play against the loser of nrg v furia The winner gets the second spot for the major. The loser will go through to the minor playoff
2019-01-24 22:13
#48
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Sweden ConaN007 
Yup
2019-01-24 22:07
#28
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Sweden Unluko 
Nope they are now in the semifinal lower bracket now
2019-01-24 22:02
#34
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Brazil centjeefizik 
no, tomortow against envy
2019-01-24 22:03
#14
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Norway stinkyfrog09 
doesnt change the fact KNG is still the best player to come from Brazil
2019-01-24 22:01
#25
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Sweden ConaN007 
doesnt change the fact that KNG is a literal scumbag
2019-01-24 22:01
+1
2019-01-24 22:02
+1
2019-01-24 22:05
#32
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Brazil hugoooo 
kscerato has everything to prove you wrong on the next years.
2019-01-24 22:03
Prove it or...
2019-01-24 22:15
Hes been very impressive I look forward to seeing how he'll do in the future
2019-01-25 01:36
Kscerato, trk, fallen and cold are way above him. But yeah, he is a beast.
2019-01-25 06:50
#15
HUNDEN | 
United States DervGuy 
Kscerato should be on MIBR.
2019-01-24 22:01
Yeah, fuck his buyout
2019-01-24 22:09
#86
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Brazil yalamix 
+1
2019-01-24 22:38
#100
FalleN | 
Brazil Feio91 
Mibr tried but his pass is expensive
2019-01-24 23:04
If -Taco -Fer and +Kscerato +trk, I think MIBR would be invincible.
2019-01-25 06:50
#16
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United States Eduzera 
gratz for FURIA, deserved the UB final spot
2019-01-24 22:01
GO FURIA
2019-01-24 22:01
#19
KSCERATO | 
Europe L1iMA 
Hahaha ezzKscerato,ezFuria (VamoFuria)
2019-01-24 22:01
kscerato > kNg
2019-01-24 22:01
+1
2019-01-24 22:05
#24
NiKo | 
Iceland Numeritos 
ez for lil kaike
2019-01-24 22:01
#31
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Estonia spectopus 
stupid BMers i hope you didnt qualify to major
2019-01-24 22:02
haha cry
2019-01-24 22:05
#61
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Estonia spectopus 
i dont cry but is so disrespectful
2019-01-24 22:11
Intz bmed first all throughout train
2019-01-24 23:00
#98
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Estonia spectopus 
Prove that , i watch all 3 maps
2019-01-24 23:01
The knife runs, the caster literally saying game 1 that intz typed out some bm shit in chat
2019-01-24 23:04
#101
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Estonia spectopus 
clip or somthing, and wait they BMing vs nV yesterday
2019-01-24 23:05
I don't feel like watching game 1 again to find the clip I just recall it. And yah they were. They're Brazilians what do you expect, both bm
2019-01-24 23:13
#108
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Estonia spectopus 
Yeah but INTZ not BMing more and kng changed i hope they qualify to major
2019-01-24 23:18
What does it means Bm?
2019-01-25 00:15
Bad manners. Just being a dick
2019-01-25 01:44
Thanksalot
2019-01-25 17:40
#37
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Portugal Ponsas 
Expected
2019-01-24 22:03
i actually expect them to fist fight after the game ends but ok
2019-01-24 22:04
EZ KNG NOOB
2019-01-24 22:05
#53
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Brazil lutteqq 
who is kng near the kscerato? kscerato > kNg1
2019-01-24 22:08
Cmon Envy! Don't lose
2019-01-24 22:09
#56
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Brazil FishBallCat 
ez for furia, wp by intz. nrg and envy will be fucked tomorrow by our legends kscerato aka brazilian coldzera and kng aka better than fallen.
2019-01-24 22:09
brazilian coldzera? Lmao coldzera is brazilian
2019-01-25 13:53
#153
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Brazil FishBallCat 
fork you
2019-01-25 15:48
#58
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United Kingdom INGEMARSSON_ 
HAHHAHHA DONKEY KNG
2019-01-24 22:10
Kscerato is a god
2019-01-24 22:10
#63
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Brazil Smartzilian 
get rekt KngV
2019-01-24 22:12
kscerato ez carry
2019-01-24 22:12
#71
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Brazil P4uloVisk 
ez4furia <3 KSCERAAAAAATOOO
2019-01-24 22:18
#72
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United States m1santhr0pe3 
kscerato wants mibr spot
2019-01-24 22:18
#74
fnx | 
Europe Taehyung 
kscerato >baitzera
2019-01-24 22:19
yeL and xand played this match like shit
2019-01-24 22:21
#113
Per0N | 
Venezuela 643 
Xand was godlike on train, anchoring the shit out of the site. He even started mirage really well, but then intz as a whole were just bad
2019-01-24 23:29
yeL used to be LG best player, now he is worse than Karrigan... WTF happened?
2019-01-24 23:53
But karrigan is good player.
2019-01-25 00:22
#77
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Brazil P4uloVisk 
niceeee ksceraaaatoooo
2019-01-24 22:26
#78
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Brazil P4uloVisk 
yuriiihhh martiiinsss
2019-01-24 22:26
#79
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Brazil P4uloVisk 
art > s1mple
2019-01-24 22:26
#80
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Brazil P4uloVisk 
king of the aug vini !!
2019-01-24 22:27
#81
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Brazil P4uloVisk 
ablej is the taco from brazilian
2019-01-24 22:27
#82
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Brazil P4uloVisk 
guerri is the best coach !!!
2019-01-24 22:28
#114
Per0N | 
Venezuela 643 
Ql a contribuição do guerri? Ele ajuda nas ttc ou é mais motivacional?
2019-01-24 23:31
#115
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Brazil P4uloVisk 
nos 2 ele manda bem demais !!
2019-01-24 23:32
#84
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Brazil BrTwilL 
Ez
2019-01-24 22:32
-able +kng
2019-01-24 22:36
#89
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Argentina Inetero 
easy furia :D
2019-01-24 22:41
#91
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Brazil millerjmatos 
ggwp
2019-01-24 22:42
#94
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Brazil LUIXTR0NDA 
Noooooice
2019-01-24 22:51
#103
XeqtR | 
Hong Kong wqnxy1 
kngv is tier1 player they said OMEGALUL
2019-01-24 23:06
He is, but yeL and xand are "uncarriable".
2019-01-24 23:54
#123
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Brazil centjeefizik 
xand? xand win alone that train
2019-01-25 00:00
#138
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Yugoslavia Malityc 
*won
2019-01-25 07:21
#179
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Brazil centjeefizik 
sorry for my bad english hihi
2019-01-25 15:54
#152
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World nakTriceps 
xand played very well, dude. Don´t say bullshit. Destiny and yel were the "problem". But normal loss yesterday. FURIA has doing pretty well.
2019-01-25 15:34
I said it a million times, kscerato > kng, FURIA > INTZ
2019-01-25 00:32
#134
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Canada herocoolzzz 
ez for brazilian coldzera
2019-01-25 06:13
Unexpected
2019-01-25 12:00
#151
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World nakTriceps 
For who knows FURIA, totally expected.
2019-01-25 15:34
#193
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Argentina rodriok 
gg
2019-01-25 20:12
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