FURIA dominate Spirit to win ESEA S31 Global Challenge

FURIA are the champions of ESEA Season 31 Global Challenge following a 2-0 victory over Spirit in the grand finals (16-10 Nuke, 16-5 Vertigo).

The second day saw FURIA conquer Vitality 2-0 in an opening semifinal matchup, with Spirit mirroring the result against the Germans from Sprout to meet the Brazilians in the grand final.

The series began on FURIA's pick of Nuke, with Spirit drawing first blood on the CT-side as they pushed up to a 3-0 lead off the back of an unsuccessful second-round forcebuy from FURIA. Once they returned to rifles, Kaike "⁠KSCERATO⁠" Cerato and company quickly went on to win eight of the ensuing nine rounds, with a 3k from Pavel "⁠COLDYY1⁠" Veklenko granting Spirit their only round for a 8-4 scoreline in FURIA's favour. The two teams traded blows as the half drew to a close, but it was FURIA who remained ahead by 9-6 as they swapped sides.

Three kills by Artem "⁠iDISBALANCE⁠" Egorov in the second pistol allowed for Spirit to reduce the scoreline deficit and tie up the match at 9-9, but FURIA repeated their efforts from the first half as they gave up only one additional round on the road to a 16-10 finish.

Despite coach guerri stepping in for ableJ, FURIA still manage to secure victory this weekend

Vertigo, Spirit's map pick, was next up, but it was FURIA who made it look their own. KSCERATO was deathless for the opening eight rounds of the map, initially mustering a 10-0 K-D while the team's coach and stand-in Nicholas "⁠guerri⁠" Nogueira secured an M4A4 ace to maintain momentum in FURIA's favour and take an uncontested twelve rounds in a row. Spirit edged out their first two rounds towards the end of the half, but another three kills by KSCERATO left his team heavily favored 13-2.

Spirit added three to their tally following the side swap, although two of those were only narrowly edged out in 1vs1 situations. Once a proper buy was in their hands, FURIA prolonged the match no longer as the final three rounds went their way for a 16-5 victory.

Matchpage
2
0
14th July 2019
16
Nuke
10
16
Vertigo
5
 FURIA K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Brazil Kaike 'KSCERATO' CeratoKSCERATO 46 - 24 +22 96.4 1.47
Brazil Yuri 'yuurih' Santosyuurih 41 - 25 +16 85.6 1.31
Brazil Nicholas 'guerri' Nogueiraguerri 33 - 27 +6 74.4 1.19
Brazil Andrei 'arT' PiovezanarT 34 - 32 +2 81.6 1.16
Brazil Vinicius 'VINI' FigueiredoVINI 27 - 31 -4 72.7 1.06
 Spirit K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Russia Leonid 'chopper' Vishnyakovchopper 31 - 36 -5 78.9 0.97
Ukraine Viktor 'sdy' Orudzhevsdy 32 - 36 -4 69.3 0.95
Russia Artem 'iDISBALANCE' EgoroviDISBALANCE 25 - 33 -8 57.8 0.88
Ukraine Pavel 'COLDYY1' VeklenkoCOLDYY1 27 - 38 -11 62.9 0.83
Russia Dmitry 'S0tF1k' ForostyankoS0tF1k 24 - 38 -14 58.3 0.77

The final standings for ESEA Season 31 Global Challenge are:

1. Brazil FURIA - $25,000
2. Russia Spirit - $15,000
3-4. France Vitality - $10,000
3-4. Germany Sprout -$10,000
5-6. United States Singularity - $3,750
5-6. Australia Chiefs - $3,750
7-8. United States Party Astronauts - $3,750
7-8. South Africa ATK - $3,750

Russia Artem 'iDISBALANCE' Egorov
Artem 'iDISBALANCE' Egorov
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
551
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.11
Brazil Nicholas 'guerri' Nogueira
Nicholas 'guerri' Nogueira
Age:
30
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.95
Maps played:
173
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.15
Ukraine Pavel 'COLDYY1' Veklenko
Pavel 'COLDYY1' Veklenko
Age:
28
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
947
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.13
Brazil Kaike 'KSCERATO' Cerato
Kaike 'KSCERATO' Cerato
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.16
Maps played:
638
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.57
APR:
0.13
#1
 | 
Russia goodjob
ez
2019-07-15 01:16
Expected
2019-07-15 01:16
#12
 | 
Brazil FanOfMibr
RUSKI CS KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK
2019-07-15 01:17
#82
 | 
Brazil igster
expected quick win from winzil!
2019-07-15 02:06
EZ top 5 Ranking!
2019-07-15 02:07
max top6
2019-07-15 02:27
KSCERATO MVP!?
2019-07-15 11:38
what?
2019-07-16 05:27
He dominated the event. He Just should win
2019-07-17 01:11
he isn't from Brazil, we love Austria/Russia, don't worry :)
2019-07-15 01:22
#54
arT | 
Brazil Xcoozee
+1.
2019-07-15 01:36
#59
 | 
Brazil HigorIsi
+2
2019-07-15 01:40
#72
 | 
Brazil d1rk
+3
2019-07-15 01:55
+4
2019-07-15 03:19
+9999?
2019-07-15 05:18
#31
 | 
Poland Unluko
Ez for brazil cs!
2019-07-15 01:20
#101
 | 
Brazil Gereph
<3
2019-07-15 04:06
#53
KHTEX | 
Brazil SFW
True
2019-07-15 01:35
guerri the best???
2019-07-15 01:16
Sicko mode
2019-07-15 01:16
Expected
2019-07-15 01:17
#5
 | 
Brazil ESC0B4R
Expected
2019-07-15 01:16
That could've been vitality
2019-07-15 01:26
They beat vitality on semis
2019-07-15 04:11
Vitality threw
2019-07-15 04:13
#116
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France Axpie
Vitalit trolled the whole tournament
2019-07-15 10:35
Sdy to navi kappa
2019-07-15 01:17
+1
2019-07-15 01:25
#68
 | 
Estonia RopzTop1
+11111
2019-07-15 01:51
#7
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Korea ferizy
wow
2019-07-15 01:17
Ez gary
2019-07-15 01:17
jajajajajajaja
2019-07-15 02:33
EZ4GARRY
2019-07-15 01:17
EOEOEOEOEOEOEO furia first team ever to win a tournament with coach as complete #EZ4FURIA #FURIATOP1
2019-07-15 01:17
What would you expect when he's putting up numbers like he is, much better than shitty zews, wouldn't have even thought he was a coach playing like he is.
2019-07-15 01:21
He used to be a pro in brazil but for sure he surprised a lot
2019-07-15 01:26
Zews played against tier 1/2 opponents. Not tier 3
2019-07-15 01:32
name and flair checks out
2019-07-15 01:33
Vitality is TOP2 in world ranking
2019-07-15 01:52
#111
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Brazil kabladin
before he become furia's coach, he was a part of furia's frist lineup... he and furia's ceo, started de project 2 years ago... so definetly he is better than zews.
2019-07-15 05:52
#80
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Netherlands xGrayZ
nt
2019-07-15 02:02
ez
2019-07-15 02:34
1.19 rating from a coach, what a beast xD
2019-07-15 01:17
#24
device | 
Israel rvt1
nice
2019-07-15 01:19
#14
 | 
Brazil pickous
n1
2019-07-15 01:17
ez4garry
2019-07-15 01:17
#16
 | 
Brazil lortBR
noice furia
2019-07-15 01:17
this should be vitality if they didnt threw
2019-07-15 01:18
EOEOEOEOEOOEOEOEOEOEOEOEOEOEOEOOEOEOEO
2019-07-15 01:18
guerri > ableJ lmao
2019-07-15 01:18
EZ4GARY
2019-07-15 01:18
ez
2019-07-15 01:18
#22
 | 
Brazil AWFenrir
#EZ4FURIA -Zywoo +Kscerato
2019-07-15 01:18
Gary MVP
2019-07-15 01:19
#25
 | 
Argentina EnvyJ
Guerri > disableJ lmao
2019-07-15 01:19
#30
 | 
Germany Chockzz
Me>you lmao
2019-07-15 01:20
#56
 | 
Brazil P4uloVisk
GeT Right >Chockzz Imao
2019-07-15 01:40
#81
 | 
Netherlands xGrayZ
vitality > furia lmao
2019-07-15 02:03
zywoo>s1mple
2019-07-15 03:26
#106
 | 
Brazil P4uloVisk
Ksceraaaaaaatooo > Vitality bro
2019-07-15 04:14
#128
 | 
Netherlands xGrayZ
nt nt flag and flair checks out vitality #2 btw
2019-07-15 20:08
ez for #1 team
2019-07-15 01:19
Fluke team
2019-07-15 01:19
GUERRI MVP
2019-07-15 01:19
#29
 | 
Brazil hugoooo
Easiest match of GARY'S life.
2019-07-15 01:19
#32
 | 
Brazil parrud0www
Furia top 2! Furia > Vitality
2019-07-15 01:20
#34
 | 
Brazil xpn :)
guerri to mibr
2019-07-15 01:22
#36
 | 
Brazil parrud0www
Awesome event! Tier 2 - 5 major :D
2019-07-15 01:23
-coldzera +guerri
2019-07-15 01:24
Imagine Guerri and CZews together <3
2019-07-15 01:27
and valens, zonic and maybe ynk, that'd be a perfect team for a showmatch
2019-07-15 01:28
#61
 | 
Brazil yalamix
+1
2019-07-15 01:45
#108
 | 
Brazil SecondKS
+1 Valens play this game very impressive for a coach
2019-07-15 04:35
#39
 | 
Brazil KampBR
EZZZZ CYKAAAA
2019-07-15 01:26
#42
 | 
Brazil _mith
KSCERATO GOD EZ4GUERRI :D
2019-07-15 01:27
#45
arT | 
Brazil logzera
Vitality threw 25k and why? Really weird.
2019-07-15 01:29
#62
 | 
Brazil yalamix
Arrogance, maybe?
2019-07-15 01:45
#76
 | 
Europe Holiwis
don't want to show strats
2019-07-15 01:58
2 bo3's and vitality would have won 15k more They didn't need to tryhard, if they had played like if they were practicing in a pug they'd have decent chances of winning
2019-07-15 01:30
ez 10k$$ 4 Vita they not even trying 2 play on tier 5 tournaments. Congrats furia.
2019-07-15 01:30
ez for furia , ez for guerri the new mibr 5th player
2019-07-15 01:31
#50
 | 
Hungary subzera
Expected
2019-07-15 01:32
#51
 | 
Brazil P4uloVisk
NICE !!! ez4Guerri <3
2019-07-15 01:33
eoeoeoeoeoeoeo amazing event from my boy KAIKE
2019-07-15 01:40
GG furia. Bringing home the win for the America’s
2019-07-15 01:40
#58
 | 
Germany Yun0
i think after major kscerato or yuriih will go to mibr or both if lucas1 doesnt played a good major
2019-07-15 01:40
#67
 | 
Brazil hdqnew
i think they will not risk going to mibr, why should they if they are nearly top 5 team and mibr tier 3
2019-07-15 01:47
#71
 | 
Germany Yun0
money my boy, if furia doesnt made a good major + paying buyout they will go, noah need to open the wallet to made mibr a good team or they money goes to trash
2019-07-15 01:54
#73
 | 
Brazil hdqnew
nah, its not only money when they are winning, you think taco left liquid to go back to mibr cuz mibr pays better than liquid? i dont think so, furia players knows that if they part away, they will never reach top 1
2019-07-15 01:56
#79
 | 
Germany Yun0
with this lineup furia never goes to top 1. taco goes to mibr because they want to talk portuguese again and back to friends, and yes mibr pays better than liquid, they picked a player and coach of top 2 team of the world. if mibr doesnt made a change they will disband, furia with underdog mentality never will won a tier 1 championship, trade coldzera to furia and pick ksc yuriih send lucas 1 back to his brother and try another style with new blood
2019-07-15 02:01
+1
2019-07-15 15:35
#75
 | 
Hungary subzera
With furia contracts and furia being the better team, I dont really see why theyd go to mibr
2019-07-15 01:57
#84
 | 
Germany Yun0
i think too in this moment furia is better than mibr, but furia or mibr dont have a top tier team. print this, Furia doesnt good on major and mibr will try pick they players after Berlim
2019-07-15 02:09
mibr won't pick FURIA players, they have enough budget to retain them, also FURIA is way more closer to reach TOP 3 in a consistent basis than mibr. FURIA just need replace ableJ for another good player and there are good options to replace him in a near future
2019-07-15 02:43
#129
 | 
Germany Yun0
mibr will try pick furia players, immortals organization have more money than furia and if they didnt pick good brazilian players all investment of noah's group goes to trash. coldzera might be put in this trade + buyout of players and pick ksc+yuriih lets see it after major
2019-07-15 22:10
#60
 | 
Brazil g4laxI
Ggwp
2019-07-15 01:41
tier0 event
2019-07-15 01:45
Strange ... how about renegades at this event? haha ha
2019-07-15 04:30
Spirit never had a chance
2019-07-15 01:47
#66
 | 
United States Oklahoma_
LOL the coach played better than half the team
2019-07-15 01:47
EOEOEOEOEOEOEOEOEOEOEO
2019-07-15 01:54
ez fury
2019-07-15 02:00
#85
 | 
Europe Nomarosa
no one cares mate, cheers
2019-07-15 02:23
Even the coach playing is bether than the mibr coach playing
2019-07-15 02:26
guerri, the brazilian zews.
2019-07-15 03:37
xd
2019-07-15 04:02
#97
 | 
Brazil tacold
Ez for GUERRI, the best Brazilian coach to ever touch Counter Strike Global Offensive.
2019-07-15 03:55
gg spirit
2019-07-15 04:01
Ez4vitality
2019-07-15 04:05
Ggwp! 1st complete coach tittle
2019-07-15 04:06
EZ4FURIA EOEOEO
2019-07-15 04:12
winning LAN with coach OMEGALUL Vitality looks like earning 30K/month each if they dont wanna win free 25k$
2019-07-15 05:55
Furia fans is happy because of winning tier3 event
2019-07-15 07:10
#122
 | 
Brazil Jusbilo
Why not? Free 25$k baby
2019-07-15 15:12
Mvp Guerri
2019-07-15 08:03
Vitality 3-4 on a tier3 event lul
2019-07-15 08:53
a coach lol
2019-07-15 12:26
I think teams should start to have subs. Sometimes someone is not in a good day. And can be replaced as is in Basketball, soccer or volley. Collective teams need replacement. This create a competitive internal scenario and keeping things motivated. I dunno why this is not happening to CSGO.
2019-07-15 18:19
great game
2019-07-16 13:01
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