NRG beat FURIA to lock down ECS Season 7 Finals spot

NRG came back from behind to defeat FURIA 2-1 (Inferno 11-16, Overpass 22-20, Train 16-6) in ECS Season 7 North America Week 2, locking down a spot at the $500,000 finals.

The second week of ECS play in North America saw most of week one teams return, with the exception of Rogue, the winners of the first tournament, and Liquid, who are currently in São Paulo, about to compete at BLAST Pro Series.

Two Pinnacle Cup teams, FURIA and Bad News Bears, competed in the second tournament instead, with the latter replacing Cloud9 who are dealing with a roster shortage. The Brazilians around Yuri "yuurih" Santos were quickly getting traction as they beat compatriots Luminosity in the quarter-finals and compLexity in semis with 2-1 scorelines.

CeRq's 1v2 at the end of regulation on Overpass helped NRG pull off the comeback

On the other side of the bracket, NRG, who placed third-fourth during the first week after a loss to Peter "stanislaw" Jarguz's team, had little trouble defeating Spacestation and picked INTZ apart to advance to the spot-deciding series against the Brazilian side.

In the grand final, FURIA continued their successful run on the opening map, Inferno, where they began both halves at a disadvantage but turned it around with a strong showing across the gunrounds to clinch a 16-11 victory.

They looked to end things quickly with an 11-4 defense on Overpass thanks to a great effort from Kaike "KSCERATO" Cerato, but NRG made their opponents sweat as they came back from 11-15 to take the second map to overtime. After two sets, the North American side prevailed before securing the deciding Train 16-6 after a flawless CT side.

United States
Matchpage
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21st March 2019
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Inferno
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Overpass
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16
Train
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 NRG K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
United States Vincent 'Brehze' CayonteBrehze 66 - 60 +6 79.6 1.11
United States Tarik 'tarik' Celiktarik 65 - 62 +3 73.4 1.08
Bulgaria Tsvetelin 'CeRq' DimitrovCeRq 60 - 56 +4 68.2 1.07
United States Ethan 'Ethan' ArnoldEthan 62 - 64 -2 79.9 1.07
Canada Damian 'daps' Steeledaps 52 - 61 -9 66.7 0.87
 FURIA K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Brazil Kaike 'KSCERATO' CeratoKSCERATO 88 - 52 +36 103.2 1.51
Brazil Yuri 'yuurih' Santosyuurih 63 - 59 +4 85.6 1.11
Brazil Rinaldo 'ableJ' Moda JuniorableJ 58 - 61 -3 66.6 0.99
Brazil Vinicius 'VINI' FigueiredoVINI 52 - 69 -17 64.9 0.87
Brazil Andrei 'arT' PiovezanarT 42 - 65 -23 52.2 0.79

The final standings of ECS Season 7 NA Week 2 are:

1. United States NRG - $12,000 + spot at finals
2. Brazil FURIA - $5,000
3-4. North America compLexity - $2,500
3-4. Brazil INTZ - $2,500
5-8. Brazil Luminosity - $750
5-8. United States eUnited - $750
5-8. United States Spacestation - $750
5-8. United States Bad News Bears - $750

With three weeks of play to go, so far the following teams have secured their place at the ECS Season 7 Finals, which will take place in London from June 6-9:

Denmark Astralis
Denmark North
Europe Week 3 winner
Europe Earnings Leader
United States Rogue
United States NRG
North America Week 3 winner
North America Earnings Leader

One more spot will go to the winner of week three in each region, with the last awarded to the team that earned the most prizemoney over the course of the five-week season.

Brazil Yuri 'yuurih' Santos
Yuri 'yuurih' Santos
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
381
KPR:
0.79
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.17
Brazil Kaike 'KSCERATO' Cerato
Kaike 'KSCERATO' Cerato
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.20
Maps played:
289
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.56
APR:
0.12
Canada Peter 'stanislaw' Jarguz
Peter 'stanislaw' Jarguz
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
886
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
GODFOX
2019-03-22 03:53
#5
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India Tritium 
You are so fast ;-;
2019-03-22 03:53
#21
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Brazil Mirekz 
from being two times one second away from winning 2-0 to losing 2-1
2019-03-22 04:02
rip
2019-03-22 05:00
#69
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Brazil Whillpull 
Kscerato so good for this shit team. Damn, 1.51 rating
2019-03-22 10:47
Onlinerato
2019-03-22 16:02
that's what she said :sad:
2019-03-22 04:03
F5
2019-03-22 06:48
Tarik peanut brean
2019-03-22 09:37
#2
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India Tritium 
Ez
2019-03-22 03:53
#3
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Hong Kong CHLEBOWY_LUDEK 
Hahaha furia so bad Badest team ever
2019-03-22 03:53
badest
2019-03-22 03:59
Yes
2019-03-22 04:10
If furia are the “badest” What are Col and LG? And every single MDL team?
2019-03-22 04:08
Gooder?
2019-03-22 04:11
#31
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France yo_les_n00bs 
no /close
2019-03-22 04:24
Reported
2019-03-22 04:24
mythic is the gooderest na team ever
2019-03-22 04:47
fl0m cringe
2019-03-22 15:32
#45
Zeus | 
Russia Klugervl 
Not gooder, goodier or beiter
2019-03-22 05:07
#88
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Brazil LUIXTR0NDA 
goodyear?
2019-03-22 15:34
#54
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Indonesia v1ctin 
Lmao Col actually beat NRG
2019-03-22 06:56
Not with the new roster
2019-03-22 15:00
#25
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Europe HeroDzima 
The worst
2019-03-22 04:09
#67
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Brazil Whillpull 
r/whoosh
2019-03-22 10:44
#4
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Brazil MadBettorGrr 
#Mato88ePerco
2019-03-22 03:53
#89
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Brazil LUIXTR0NDA 
50 boneco na overpass
2019-03-22 15:34
Kscerato should leave Furia, he is losing some opportunities because of them and he is a good player
2019-03-23 02:49
chokuria
2019-03-22 03:54
#7
tarik | 
United States Chi11 
First. Kscerato god
2019-03-22 03:54
+36
2019-03-22 03:54
Expected but a Huge game, br fans need a lesson of Humility GGwp NRG
2019-03-22 03:56
#39
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Brazil SecondKS 
+1
2019-03-22 04:58
#10
MSL | 
Europe lgbtzera 
2019-03-22 03:54
wtf lmao
2019-03-22 04:46
LUL
2019-03-22 07:09
thats insane
2019-03-22 14:51
#86
XeqtR | 
Hong Kong wqnxy1 
LUL
2019-03-22 15:19
BR CHOKE LUL
2019-03-22 03:55
- arT + kngv
2019-03-22 03:55
+1
2019-03-22 03:56
He’s the igl lol
2019-03-22 05:02
#77
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United States Eduzera 
his role is for team, he is the bait for his team
2019-03-22 13:04
#13
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Argentina Cushiion 
throw
2019-03-22 03:55
#14
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World nakTriceps 
Excellent match for the BR´s. The progression is insane. If they play like this tomorrow in DHM Dallas qual, they´ll get the spot.
2019-03-22 03:55
#20
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Brazil KampBR 
+1
2019-03-22 04:00
#29
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Indonesia EvilPolish 
xD
2019-03-22 04:16
XDDDD
2019-03-22 04:35
Lol
2019-03-22 07:08
#16
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Brazil yudondon 
+36
2019-03-22 03:56
#19
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Brazil baldok1 
KSCERATO 1v9
2019-03-22 04:00
+999
2019-03-23 02:50
#23
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Argentina destrossive 
-ableJ +LukeN would be nice.
2019-03-22 04:04
#40
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Brazil SecondKS 
Luken ia igl? So -art +kng and gg furia
2019-03-22 05:00
#97
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Argentina destrossive 
Yes he is.
2019-03-22 20:12
#28
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Panama cyain2029 
Furia LUL
2019-03-22 04:16
#30
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Brazil kaikatsuwa 
Too bad FURIA losing the best chance for finals...And now MIBR, Liquid, C9 and Renegades will be back for the next time
2019-03-22 04:18
C9 no new roster??
2019-03-22 07:09
#98
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Brazil kaikatsuwa 
Next "week" will be only 25 – 28 April, they will have time for a new roster
2019-03-22 21:36
I guess either way new c9 lineup won't qualify
2019-03-24 04:32
free kscerato
2019-03-22 04:25
#73
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Brazil g4laxI 
+1 haha
2019-03-22 11:58
+1
2019-03-23 02:51
- art + kng ggwp
2019-03-22 04:26
#35
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Brazil P4uloVisk 
-art +KNG
2019-03-22 04:34
Heavy arT!
2019-03-22 05:01
#43
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Brazil SecondKS 
Kd 88-52 Hi, i am ksceratto against nrg
2019-03-22 05:02
When mibr will get this ksceratto ? Kids fvcking nuts. Free him
2019-03-22 05:16
Mibr has tried, but the Furia CEO will only sell Kscerato for 250k dollars
2019-03-22 05:54
MiBR tried but they gave up with the 250k request for a growing new player. Furia is locking him just to gain more money over him and drowning his carreer.
2019-03-23 02:52
#47
FalleN | 
Brazil paumito 
Fallen letting Kscerato and Trk pass was his dumbest mistake to date. Bet he's regreting it already.
2019-03-22 05:36
Isn't kscerato coldzera-like player? I'm afraid he will suck balls if cold won't share his positions
2019-03-22 06:34
#95
FalleN | 
Brazil paumito 
He's a bit more aggressive.
2019-03-22 20:02
trk LUL
2019-03-22 10:28
#96
FalleN | 
Brazil paumito 
You guys honestly think Trk is bad? Wtf?
2019-03-22 20:03
trk lmfao
2019-03-22 15:36
#49
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Brunei danceparty 
Kscerato to LG, please. Thanks!
2019-03-22 05:59
why would he go to a worse team
2019-03-22 06:05
#78
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Brazil Kelmec 
+1 OMEGALUL
2019-03-22 13:22
#79
cu | 
Brazil Portl4nd 
+111111111111111
2019-03-22 13:32
#50
Sobol | 
Indonesia Trospher 
Kscerato 50 kills and lose lul Plz go somewhere better like mibr
2019-03-22 06:05
#55
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Indonesia v1ctin 
Furia isn't letting him go, 6 figure buyout too
2019-03-22 06:59
#68
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Brazil Seleskva 
200k ;/
2019-03-22 10:45
#60
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United Kingdom Lokeh 
Gg
2019-03-22 08:27
#61
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United States chikinnn 
Great game to watch!
2019-03-22 08:35
Lol this finals already looking so ez for astralis
2019-03-22 10:13
#70
AdreN | 
Kazakhstan Xcreen 
arT is such a trash
2019-03-22 10:47
That game was mental!
2019-03-22 11:03
+1
2019-03-22 13:41
#72
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United Kingdom MasterMoley 
One of the best matches I've ever watched, map 2 was INSANE. Wp to Furia but great plays from NRG and well deserved win.
2019-03-22 11:17
#76
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United States Trump2020KAG 
Furia is nasty with the sg’s
2019-03-22 12:38
art is bad af
2019-03-22 12:00
#82
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Brazil ralfera 
did you see the game or just commented seeing the numbers?
2019-03-22 14:40
+1 probably the numbers, because isn't the worst player of Furia.
2019-03-23 02:53
#75
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United States Trump2020KAG 
Nrg are looking good with Tarik. Another couple months and they can be a serious top 5 team.
2019-03-22 12:37
Man... Caça Rato 50k on Ovp and lose.... +36 KD and FUCKING 103.2 ADR on the series... and lose... that`s just sad...
2019-03-22 13:55
#84
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Brazil Smartzilian 
Is Kscerato better than Coldzera?
2019-03-22 14:58
I think so. Coldzera is the most countered player atm
2019-03-23 02:54
#92
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Brazil vectrax 
GG Furia!!! More practice, hardwork, and keep growing!! This team is amazing, what you achieved so far!!! Keep up with the good job, you will reach the top!!!
2019-03-22 16:23
The last round of match was a big fail... For me, showed thet FURIA is unexperienced yet. Now, like #92, more practice, hardwork and keep growing!!
2019-03-22 16:30
#94
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Spain JonTHANOS_E 
gg wp
2019-03-22 17:50
hahaha Kiss my eggs. you is low about the NRG
2019-03-22 22:37
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