FURIA take down Ghost to qualify for ESL One Cologne

FURIA punched their ticket to ESL One Cologne after defeating Ghost 3-2 in the grand final of the North American qualifier.

The final day of the qualifier, featuring eight teams in a double-elimination bracket, began with the consolidation final, pitting FURIA against Lazarus in a rematch of the high-quality round one encounter. Jordan "Zellsis" Montemurro's side had run out 2-1 victors then, but this time around they were no match for the fearsome Brazilians, who picked up a 2-0 victory without letting their opponents hit double digits on either map.

Having come from the upper bracket, Ghost enjoyed an automatic one-map advantage, but that lead was quickly turned around as FURIA took Inferno and Nuke off the back of great individual performances from their star players, Yuri "yuurih" Santos and Kaike "KSCERATO" Cerato.

FURIA qualify for ESL One Cologne

Ghost were not willing to let things get out of hand and restored parity in the series with a hard-fought win on Overpass, the most contested map of this match-up, with Kenneth "koosta" Suen putting in a 1.50 rating to help his team to overturn a 5-10 deficit. In the end, it amounted to nothing, as the North Americans were neutralised by a superb all-round performance from FURIA on Cache.

 Ghost K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
United States Kenneth 'koosta' Suenkoosta 71 - 75 -4 82.3 1.04
Canada Matthew 'WARDELL' YuWARDELL 68 - 73 -5 66.0 0.96
Canada Joshua 'steel' Nissansteel 53 - 82 -29 62.6 0.81
United States Jason 'neptune' Tranneptune 57 - 79 -22 61.3 0.78
United States Ryan 'freakazoid' Abadirfreakazoid 61 - 83 -22 60.8 0.78
 FURIA K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Brazil Kaike 'KSCERATO' CeratoKSCERATO 93 - 63 +30 91.5 1.38
Brazil Yuri 'yuurih' Santosyuurih 81 - 58 +23 82.8 1.33
Brazil Vinicius 'VINI' FigueiredoVINI 81 - 65 +16 76.4 1.20
Brazil Andrei 'arT' PiovezanarT 74 - 64 +10 82.3 1.15
Brazil Rinaldo 'ableJ' Moda JuniorableJ 62 - 61 +1 64.5 1.03

ESL One Cologne is the third Big Event on the calendar for FURIA, who have also qualified for DreamHack Masters Dallas and the ECS Season 7 Finals. The Brazilian team, who are currently ranked 17th in the world, are also expected to compete in the North American closed qualifiers for the Americas Minor, scheduled for June 12-14.

There are now just two spots up for grabs at ESL One Cologne, which will be held from July 2-7. One of them will be filled through an invite, while the other will go to the winner of the European qualifier match between Heroic and AVANGAR, which was postponed on Saturday as Martin "stavn" Lund had to be rushed to the hospital.

The team list for ESL One Cologne now look as follows:

United States Kenneth 'koosta' Suen
Kenneth 'koosta' Suen
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
755
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.11
United States Jordan 'Zellsis' Montemurro
Jordan 'Zellsis' Montemurro
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
439
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.15
Brazil Yuri 'yuurih' Santos
Yuri 'yuurih' Santos
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
419
KPR:
0.80
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.17
Brazil Kaike 'KSCERATO' Cerato
Kaike 'KSCERATO' Cerato
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.19
Maps played:
327
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.56
APR:
0.13
Denmark Martin 'stavn' Lund
Martin 'stavn' Lund
Age:
17
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
480
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.14
Unlucky
2019-05-12 11:43
#17
ZywOo | 
Europe vacban 
This guy should've gone to mibr instead of felps. Fuck FURIA for their insane buyout.
2019-05-12 11:51
don't destroy furia.
2019-05-12 11:53
#20
ZywOo | 
Europe vacban 
He will get good experience from his time in Furia. I expect him to go to MIBR in november/december this year, mark my words.
2019-05-12 11:54
nah. all players in furia are insane furia will be the team to be in not MIBR or the full roaster moves or anyone shall leave. Fallen will retire soon. Fer do not have any passion for the game anymore, Felps is just bad and Taco is... taco. Maybe only coldzera saves it.
2019-05-12 12:05
#34
ZywOo | 
Europe vacban 
xaxaxaxaxxa. Cold is still GOD, fer will come back. Fallen is average but has games he will hard carry sometimes. TACO is still the best support for their system. EZ top 3 this year, top1/top2 with -felps +KSCERATO
2019-05-12 12:15
2 baiters, one team??
2019-05-12 19:07
#95
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Brazil TURBOguy 
i agree
2019-05-12 20:14
They still talking shit about TACO as they do with Zigueira in Rainbow Six. Just a lot of silvers who only look to k/d
2019-05-12 23:42
100% true... talking about taco is a demonstration of beeing stupid
2019-05-13 02:22
Yuurih >>>>>>>> KSHITERO
2019-05-13 06:22
+1 lucid
2019-05-12 23:30
#108
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Brazil ValberBastos 
they will don't go to mibr, maybe Furia have more resources than mibr. From their "owners".
2019-05-13 02:40
#122
ZywOo | 
Europe vacban 
Mibr has like 1000x more resources. It's the org behind immortals and LA valiant. Immortals LLC just bought gamersclub and got $30 million more invested in it.
2019-05-13 12:10
#57
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Iran Gagar1n 
+1
2019-05-12 15:15
Fuck another day of watching this shit team on LAN. How bad are ghostt to lose to second best br team lol
2019-05-12 20:11
You are saying about yuurih, right?
2019-05-13 10:54
unluko
2019-05-12 11:41
Gg
2019-05-12 11:41
#4
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Brazil LuizMoreno 
Ez
2019-05-12 11:41
#5
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Brazil FanOfMibr 
ez for FURIA, NA CS just too shit kkkkkkkk
2019-05-12 11:42
#6
xccurate | 
Indonesia k1yo_ 
gj
2019-05-12 11:42
#7
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Denmark Userunknown 
KSCERATO
2019-05-12 11:42
#9
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Brazil Allistar 
Let's go mens)))
2019-05-12 11:43
#10
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Brazil perucs_ 
ez4Furia
2019-05-12 11:43
gj Furia good luck in cologne
2019-05-12 11:45
#12
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Argentina GonzaPines 
DESERVED <3
2019-05-12 11:48
who cares if ence top1 now
2019-05-12 11:49
#63
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Brazil yalamix 
+1
2019-05-12 16:10
FURIA scrape win over INTZ to qualify for ECS S7 Finals FURIA to DreamHack Masters Dallas over eUnited FURIA take down Ghost to qualify for ESL One Cologne GJ literally qualifed for 3 big LANs recently
2019-05-12 11:50
Furia is actually surprisingly good
2019-05-12 13:20
#86
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Brazil JaspCardoso 
Yeah, the best thing they've done was not selling KSCERATO, this guy is gold. But the whole team is solid together, everybody shine.
2019-05-12 19:00
#16
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Germany ToiletShitter 
Brazil still stealing na spots xaxaxaxa
2019-05-12 11:51
#55
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Brazil MrLucas 
FeelsGoodMan
2019-05-12 14:47
i'm willing to see furia crush mibr
2019-05-12 21:33
Earning* Plus if it was a problem the organizers should open an SA qualifier.
2019-05-14 14:53
gj furia, good to see 2nd BR team have success too, it's been a while
2019-05-12 11:53
<3
2019-05-13 10:54
Give us the last invite
2019-05-12 11:54
#127
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Brazil k1mkeid 
who cares about polish cs
2019-05-13 19:36
Yea who cares
2019-05-13 23:13
GJ Nice to see north on t1 tourny
2019-05-12 11:55
Wow I didn't know why the match was postponed I hope Stavn gets better, it sounded very serious :<
2019-05-12 11:56
#24
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Brazil WglimmerP 
I'm proud of having 2 brazilian teams competing for big events again
2019-05-12 11:57
+1
2019-05-12 14:15
top16
2019-05-12 12:03
-steel already
2019-05-12 12:05
Invite liquid already
2019-05-12 12:09
+1
2019-05-12 16:29
#87
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Brazil BAN_ASTRALIS 
+1
2019-05-12 19:01
bots
2019-05-12 12:10
#74
pancc | 
South America xacinero 
Edward and Zeus?
2019-05-12 17:15
#88
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Brazil BAN_ASTRALIS 
+1 (Zeus)
2019-05-12 19:02
stfu
2019-05-13 00:37
Great for the furia boys, since the major they have been consistent af.. gl in cologne
2019-05-12 12:16
#36
walle | 
Australia sini_ 
I like this Furia team, guys have been grinding their way up respectively.
2019-05-12 12:22
#39
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United States ferric 
Why is NA CS so hopeless outside of NRG and Liquid like for fucks sake man you're getting paid MUCH higher than the average American to do this. Get your shit together!
2019-05-12 12:32
Envy and Complexity are probably the 2 richest orgs in e-sports but somehow they are worse than a mix team like Bad News Bears
2019-05-12 19:00
#97
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United States ferric 
exactly.. Liquid and NRG are the only two teams that can compete internationally atm in NA.
2019-05-12 21:28
Maybe there is still lack of professionalism in the NA scene? I think you need to import someone from EU or BR to bring some expertise on that.
2019-05-13 15:39
#126
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United States ferric 
No
2019-05-13 19:36
#41
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Brazil Pajzeera 
The evolution of FURIA is absurd, they are of future of CS brazilian
2019-05-12 12:57
#56
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Brazil WglimmerP 
+1
2019-05-12 14:52
#82
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Brazil hugoooo 
*Brazilian CS
2019-05-12 18:51
#90
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Brazil Pajzeera 
My English is not the best, srry.
2019-05-12 19:05
is not the good too
2019-05-13 10:55
Such a solid team
2019-05-13 14:44
#42
JW | 
Bulgaria Zakzy 
who will be last qualifiyer? I think it will be one of those teams Team Liquid (60%) G2 (30%) Windigo (10%) What do u think?
2019-05-12 13:09
Liquid
2019-05-12 14:15
Or g2
2019-05-12 17:50
Wasnt Liquid skipping Cologne to focus on Blast? And getting criticised for that?
2019-05-12 20:11
nice
2019-05-12 13:09
#45
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Brazil Karlogaria 
Better than any team made up of north Americans, except Liquid. Well-deserved =)
2019-05-12 13:22
#46
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Brazil ragemasterBR 
Easy for Furia, against cheaters
2019-05-12 13:37
#49
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Brazil danluchesi 
Kkk you are right, in the first game against Lazarus couldnt realize who was the worst cheater, Subroza or Infinity.
2019-05-12 14:11
godcerato
2019-05-12 13:51
93 kills
2019-05-12 14:17
EOEOEOEOEOEO
2019-05-12 14:45
FURIA ! \o/
2019-05-12 15:16
even with a map guaranteed the ghost still loses. they were not prepared for the major
2019-05-12 15:41
#62
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Brazil Capi___ 
Yurato...what a duo o/
2019-05-12 15:41
#64
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Brazil Charizaldo 
Kscerato is the 2nd best brazilian player ATM and yuurih is the 3rd
2019-05-12 16:10
+1
2019-05-12 17:02
#89
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Brazil BAN_ASTRALIS 
1nd Kng
2019-05-12 19:04
Imagine having a 1 map advantage and still losing lmao
2019-05-12 16:20
EZ4FURIA
2019-05-12 16:36
#69
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United States Err0h 
They’re just not good enough... yet. :)
2019-05-12 16:39
Yet.
2019-05-12 17:01
#73
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Brazil HotScarlet 
but they kicked every US teams ass XAXAXAXA
2019-05-12 17:05
HAHAHAHAHA yep
2019-05-12 18:20
#70
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Brazil infesterinc 
Deserved. They're proving their worth by qualifiying event by event. See ya at ESL Cologne FURIA.
2019-05-12 16:40
EOEOEOEO
2019-05-12 17:43
#77
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Pakistan ^NewB 
Still no Liquid wtf
2019-05-12 18:14
Very well played Furia!! Their game is so consistent.
2019-05-12 18:19
its always good to see matchfixer steel lost to FURIA cuz they clearly deserverd to win.
2019-05-12 18:25
ez for onlinecerato
2019-05-12 18:37
#84
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Brazil hugoooo 
yuurih and KSCERATO are stars in the making, these two will be the pillars of Brazilian CS. Due to their age, I see boltz joining them in the next years. SK roster is getting too old, not many years till they stop to perform in high level.
2019-05-12 18:56
Two brazillian flags over Cologne again.
2019-05-12 19:58
Future top team
2019-05-12 21:07
gg
2019-05-12 23:59
Torque the steel dog
2019-05-13 01:37
#125
jks | 
North America Fule 
Stacked tournament
2019-05-13 17:12
Ez for Caça Rato
2019-05-14 18:03
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