FURIA scrape win over INTZ to qualify for ECS S7 Finals

FURIA punched their ticket to the ECS Season 7 Finals after winning the third North American regular season tournament by beating INTZ in the final.

The Brazilian showdown, a rematch of the DreamHack Open Rio Group A decider, began on Inferno, where INTZ, who continue to field Jaccob "⁠yay⁠" Whiteaker as a stand-in due to Marcelo "⁠chelo⁠" Cespedes's passport issues, took the lead after a successful T side pistol, but an anti-eco blunder in the third round marked the beginning of what would be an extremely painful half for Vito "⁠kNgV-⁠" Giuseppe's men.

FURIA took control of the game after that and ran away with the lead thanks in part to a fantastic showing from Kaike "⁠KSCERATO⁠" Cerato. The 19-year-old showed just why he was on MIBR's shortlist before they signed João "⁠felps⁠" Vasconcellos as he completely destroyed INTZ, an ace in the 15th round being just the icing on the cake after a half that saw him go 26-4 and average 141 damage per round.

There was more misery to come for INTZ, who were outplayed once again in the second half. KSCERATO put in five more frags as Terrorist to power his side to a convincing 16-4 victory, ending the game with an astonishing 2.55 rating.

FURIA through to the LAN finals

Train, the map that followed, was a completely different story. The first half was closely contested as neither side was able to stamp their authority on proceedings and string more than a few rounds together, with FURIA taking a narrow 8-7 lead into the break.

Now playing on the Terrorist side, FURIA won four of the opening five rounds of the half, bringing the scoreline to 12-8. It looked like Andrei "⁠arT⁠" Piovezan's side had the game under control, but then INTZ kept their defense very tight and compact, winning eight rounds in a row to take the series to Mirage.

A flying start from FURIA on the CT side saw them take a commanding 6-1 lead. INTZ were struggling to break through the defence, but after a couple of messy rounds they finally managed to get a foothold in the game, ending the half with a respectable three-round deficit.

FURIA came out of the break looking the livelier of the two sides and lost just one of the first six rounds of the half to bring their lead to 14-7. INTZ refused to throw in the towel, however, and mounted an impressive comeback, even recovering from three match points down to force overtime. Their efforts would be in vain, though, as FURIA dominated the game after regulation to pick up a hard-fought win in this domestic match-up.

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 FURIA K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
74 - 40 +34 91.5 1.44
63 - 51 +12 86.3 1.26
64 - 49 +15 80.3 1.17
62 - 59 +3 82.5 1.17
45 - 57 -12 62.8 0.87
 INTZ K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
70 - 63 +7 89.3 1.21
50 - 61 -11 70.5 0.93
46 - 61 -15 70.0 0.85
48 - 57 -9 59.6 0.85
42 - 66 -24 62.7 0.78

The final standings of ECS Season 7 NA Week 3 are:

1. Brazil FURIA - $12,000 + spot at finals
2. Brazil INTZ - $5,000
3-4. United States Cloud9 - $2,500
3-4. Brazil Luminosity - $2,500
5-8. United States Singularity - $750
5-8. United States Spacestation - $750
5-8. United States Bad News Bears - $750
5-8. South Africa ATK - $750

FURIA are the sixth team confirmed for the ECS Season 7 Finals, which will be held at the SSE Arena, in London, from June 6-9. With only two regular season tournaments left to play, the final spots at the UK event will go to the teams who have earned the most prize money over the course of the season in both regions.

The team list for the event currently looks as follows:

Denmark Astralis
Denmark North
France Vitality
Europe Earnings Leader
North America Complexity
United States NRG
Brazil FURIA
North America Earnings Leader
United States Jaccob 'yay' Whiteaker
Jaccob 'yay' Whiteaker
Age:
22
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
488
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.71
Brazil João 'felps' Vasconcellos
João 'felps' Vasconcellos
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
676
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.71
Brazil Marcelo 'chelo' Cespedes
Marcelo 'chelo' Cespedes
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
449
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.67
Brazil Vito 'kNgV-' Giuseppe
Vito 'kNgV-' Giuseppe
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
421
KPR:
0.80
DPR:
0.64
Brazil Andrei 'arT' Piovezan
Andrei 'arT' Piovezan
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
383
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.67
Brazil Kaike 'KSCERATO' Cerato
Kaike 'KSCERATO' Cerato
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.19
Maps played:
306
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.56
#2
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North America ZachS721
Cool
2019-04-29 02:39
8 replies
#11
adreN | 
Switzerland 2022
Imagine sitting on hltv all day waiting news posts just to write "cool" to the first comment
2019-04-29 02:40
4 replies
I don’t. Just follow them on twitter and when I get a notification I go on the app and comment.
2019-04-29 04:03
3 replies
#46
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South Africa C_9_4_LYF
cool
2019-04-29 11:34
2 replies
Imagine sitting on hltv all day waiting news posts just to write "cool" to the 46th comment
2019-04-30 01:57
1 reply
#59
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South Africa C_9_4_LYF
cool
2019-04-30 15:26
F5
2019-04-29 02:40
That's not how you spell c9
2019-04-29 04:07
#40
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Poland Unluko
F5
2019-04-29 06:59
#3
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United States noCap
loli
2019-04-29 02:39
Furia getting better and better. Hopefully, they can make it into the top 10 eventually.
2019-04-29 02:41
1 reply
#55
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Brazil nakTriceps
With experience, they can. They will grow a lot facing very good teams and participating of big LANS. Before next season, they´ll already have two big lans, DHM Dallas and ECS Finals. Next week they´ll play ESL One Cologne Closed Qual (8 teams, 1 spot). Probably there will be good teams on it, but who knows. They have a chance. I think the better teams on it will be NRG and Ghost.
2019-04-29 16:36
Lmao
2019-04-29 02:39
Gg
2019-04-29 02:39
#8
adreN | 
Switzerland 2022
UNDESERVED
2019-04-29 02:39
1 reply
Brazil dominated these quals , all teams in top3 gg wp
2019-04-29 10:26
EZ LMAO
2019-04-29 02:39
Well Done Furia!
2019-04-29 02:40
kscerato the animal
2019-04-29 02:40
#15
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Brazil hugoooo
Not gonna lie... this will be the easiest Astralis title ever.
2019-04-29 02:40
1 reply
#50
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Brazil v1ctoR!
Indeed
2019-04-29 13:09
easy event for astralis
2019-04-29 02:41
FURIA GJ 1st really big LAN after major
2019-04-29 02:42
#19
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Brazil g4laxI
GG wp
2019-04-29 02:49
#20
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Brazil aurehlio
Brazil never were so big, a lot of huge teams coming
2019-04-29 02:51
4 replies
2016 - 2017.... 2 majors... top1 team....
2019-04-29 03:10
3 replies
#26
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Brazil aurehlio
only 1 tier 1 team and 2 tier 2 teams <<< 4 or 5 hugely promising teams going to tier 1, having more chances of brazilians winning tournaments how many times did you see 2 brazilian teams going to the NA ECS finals? NA didn't even had a chance of winning a game against them. that's what I am talking about
2019-04-29 03:18
2 replies
we've no tier 1 team by now.... tier 1 team is a team that is in almost every final of bigs championship, no BR team is in that level....
2019-04-29 03:22
Very very early to say that we'll have a tier 1 team... I dont think it will happen for a good time, lets see
2019-04-29 03:23
team_kscerato
2019-04-29 02:56
Such a bad format. Liquid, Renegades, MiBR, C9 havent qualified yet and theres only one spot left. Even the old format was better lmao!
2019-04-29 03:01
2 replies
Clown9
2019-04-29 03:16
#52
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Brazil praxedes
+1
2019-04-29 13:49
#23
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United States Bochanka
This format is SUCH A JOKE
2019-04-29 03:08
2 replies
+1
2019-04-29 13:04
#54
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Brazil LUIXTR0NDA
+1
2019-04-29 14:28
This format legit sucks. All the good teams are skipping these weeks because they're happening at the same time they have to travel to a LAN, which is why you're left with a bunch of tier 2 teams qualifying. And the 4th spot for each region is determined by the earnings leader? Really? Like which tier 1 team is gonna waste their time on this shit, especially is they don't have much earnings from weeks 1-3 ofc they're not gonna bother trying to make them up in weeks 4 and 5.
2019-04-29 03:29
3 replies
spot on bro one of the worst formats I have ever seen
2019-04-29 03:55
2 replies
I feel like its not really a failing of the format because teams are playing less than they were before, and that was the ultimate goal. Ideally, good teams will just have to play one week The problem is that its still online making results inconsistent, and if you don't make it to the finals of a week you're basically shit out of luck so why bother to come back Take faze for example. Guardian lagged out against NiP on train, they lose map in OT and the series. Fuck it why bother wasting another week on shitty online cs. Its not like they don't have enough events to go to
2019-04-29 04:54
1 reply
I don't think it's necessarily that they don't want to come back, like I said though, they literally can't dedicate a whole week to this league when they're travelling to events. Like before I remember teams had to skip because they were going to Blast Sao Paulo, now teams are not playing due to going to IEM Sydney. If you have a format with a bunch of BO1/BO2 matches you can reschedule or forfeit some and it's no big deal, here they pretty much have no choice but to not participate in the league at all.
2019-04-29 06:56
3 spots already wasted in an 8-team tournament ECS should be considered as tier99 lan, not as big event
2019-04-29 03:54
This format is so shitty. From a tier 1 tournament to a tier 2 at best. Every single team skipped this with the exception of Astralis. Way to go ECS, everybody is expecting a great game between astralis and complexity.
2019-04-29 05:04
1 reply
Furia > astralis
2019-04-29 08:44
expected
2019-04-29 05:57
So close for INTZ.... ECS shaping up to be a T2 event btw
2019-04-29 09:20
The Brazilian showdown, a rematch of the DreamHack Open Rio Group A decider, began on Train It's Inferno my friend
2019-04-29 09:23
no faze fnatic liquid mibr nip ??? lame event
2019-04-29 09:51
Gg
2019-04-29 12:46
#48
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Brazil _mith
KSCERATO GOD
2019-04-29 12:59
almost lost to a washed-up team with a stand-in OMEGALUL FURIA SO BAD
2019-04-29 13:16
#53
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South Africa @FyreCS
Yay looking good form holy... (overall stats as stand-in)
2019-04-29 14:14
#57
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Brazil xpn :)
Ez 4 the best brazilian team
2019-04-30 00:30
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