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 'somedieyoung' Orudjevsomedieyoung 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:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
226
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.10
Brazil Nicholas 'guerri' Nogueira
Nicholas 'guerri' Nogueira
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
163
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.15
Ukraine Pavel 'COLDYY1' Veklenko
Pavel 'COLDYY1' Veklenko
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
944
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.13
Brazil Kaike 'KSCERATO' Cerato
Kaike 'KSCERATO' Cerato
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.19
Maps played:
406
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.56
APR:
0.13
#1
f0rest | 
Russia goodjob 
ez
2019-07-15 01:16
#2
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Austria shaakeh 
Expected
2019-07-15 01:16
#12
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Brazil FanOfMibr 
RUSKI CS KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK
2019-07-15 01:17
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
#117
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Brazil GuGa62 
KSCERATO MVP!?
2019-07-15 11:38
what?
2019-07-16 05:27
#132
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Brazil GuGa62 
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
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Brazil Xcoozee 
+1.
2019-07-15 01:36
#59
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Brazil HigorIsi 
+2
2019-07-15 01:40
#72
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Brazil d1rk 
+3
2019-07-15 01:55
#94
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Brazil NauseHF 
+4
2019-07-15 03:19
+9999?
2019-07-15 05:18
#31
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Sweden Unluko 
Ez for brazil cs!
2019-07-15 01:20
#101
kennyS | 
Brazil Gereph 
<3
2019-07-15 04:06
#53
tatazin | 
Brazil SFW 
True
2019-07-15 01:35
guerri the best???
2019-07-15 01:16
#4
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Austria shaakeh 
Sicko mode
2019-07-15 01:16
#9
Twistzz | 
Other ca$teLL 
Expected
2019-07-15 01:17
#5
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Brazil ESC0B4R 
Expected
2019-07-15 01:16
That could've been vitality
2019-07-15 01:26
#103
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Denmark VanDeCorput 
They beat vitality on semis
2019-07-15 04:11
Vitality threw
2019-07-15 04:13
#116
apEX | 
France Axpie 
Vitalit trolled the whole tournament
2019-07-15 10:35
#6
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Spain akproxx 
Sdy to navi kappa
2019-07-15 01:17
+1
2019-07-15 01:25
+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
#11
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Brazil henM 
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
#41
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Brazil henM 
He used to be a pro in brazil but for sure he surprised a lot
2019-07-15 01:26
#49
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Brazil Karl_Tanner 
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
???? he is right
2019-07-15 01:47
brazilians always use that kind of excuse to defend bad players. zews is definitely worse than guerri, and it independs of the tier of their opponents.
2019-07-15 03:05
#121
ZywOo | 
Europe PowwneD 
no, playing against Liquid is harder than playing spirit fact
2019-07-15 13:36
agreed but spirit>clown9 and mibr tied against it and zews was not top fragger in any match i'm still holding guerri>zews
2019-07-15 19:33
#125
LUCAS1 | 
Brazil Niee20 
Guerri has turned into coach much earlier than zews as well
2019-07-15 19:08
garry never completed as player in furia unlike zews, that's why he is so much better than mibr's
2019-07-15 19:35
#69
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Brazil JaspCardoso 
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
s1mple | 
Netherlands xGrayZ 
nt
2019-07-15 02:02
#90
NiKo | 
Brazil TyFelps 
ez
2019-07-15 02:34
#13
arT | 
Brazil PQD28 
1.19 rating from a coach, what a beast xD
2019-07-15 01:17
#24
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Israel rvt1 
nice
2019-07-15 01:19
#14
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Brazil pickous 
n1
2019-07-15 01:17
ez4garry
2019-07-15 01:17
#16
FalleN | 
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
#20
zews | 
Brazil vitor_jas 
EZ4GARY
2019-07-15 01:18
ez
2019-07-15 01:18
#22
arT | 
Brazil AWFenrir 
#EZ4FURIA -Zywoo +Kscerato
2019-07-15 01:18
#23
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Brazil BlueLighting 
Gary MVP
2019-07-15 01:19
#25
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Argentina EnvyJ 
Guerri > disableJ lmao
2019-07-15 01:19
Me>you lmao
2019-07-15 01:20
#56
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Brazil P4uloVisk 
GeT Right >Chockzz Imao
2019-07-15 01:40
#81
s1mple | 
Netherlands xGrayZ 
vitality > furia lmao
2019-07-15 02:03
zywoo>s1mple
2019-07-15 03:26
#106
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Brazil P4uloVisk 
Ksceraaaaaaatooo > Vitality bro
2019-07-15 04:14
#128
s1mple | 
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
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Brazil hugoooo 
Easiest match of GARY'S life.
2019-07-15 01:19
#32
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Brazil parrud0www 
Furia top 2! Furia > Vitality
2019-07-15 01:20
#34
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Brazil xpn :) 
guerri to mibr
2019-07-15 01:22
#36
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Brazil parrud0www 
Awesome event! Tier 2 - 5 major :D
2019-07-15 01:23
-coldzera +guerri
2019-07-15 01:24
#43
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Brazil gasparini11 
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
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Brazil yalamix 
+1
2019-07-15 01:45
#108
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Brazil SecondKS 
+1 Valens play this game very impressive for a coach
2019-07-15 04:35
#39
kNgV- | 
Brazil KampBR 
EZZZZ CYKAAAA
2019-07-15 01:26
#42
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Brazil _mith 
KSCERATO GOD EZ4GUERRI :D
2019-07-15 01:27
#45
VINI | 
Brazil logzera 
Vitality threw 25k and why? Really weird.
2019-07-15 01:29
#62
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Brazil yalamix 
Arrogance, maybe?
2019-07-15 01:45
#76
autist | 
Spain 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
i guess they dont really care about the money
2019-07-15 01:57
One day I want to be rich to the point that I dont care about winning 15k in a couple of hours :D
2019-07-15 01:59
15k split into 6 so 2.5k each, that if the org doesn't take a cut. it's nothing for them
2019-07-15 02:31
#47
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Denmark BanWindigoFFs 
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
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Hungary subzera 
Expected
2019-07-15 01:32
#51
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Brazil P4uloVisk 
NICE !!! ez4Guerri <3
2019-07-15 01:33
#55
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Portugal KSCERATOGOD 
eoeoeoeoeoeoeo amazing event from my boy KAIKE
2019-07-15 01:40
#57
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United States Trump2020KAG 
GG furia. Bringing home the win for the America’s
2019-07-15 01:40
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
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Brazil hbqnew 
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
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
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Brazil hbqnew 
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
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
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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
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
#92
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Brazil brazilianking 
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
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
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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
#64
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United States RULE34TRACER 
Spirit never had a chance
2019-07-15 01:47
#66
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United States Oklahoma_ 
LOL the coach played better than half the team
2019-07-15 01:47
EOEOEOEOEOEOEOEOEOEOEO
2019-07-15 01:54
#78
loli | 
Brazil Wehrmach 
ez fury
2019-07-15 02:00
#85
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Europe Nomarosa 
no one cares mate, cheers
2019-07-15 02:23
#86
HeatoN | 
World Shaktar 
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
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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
#102
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Brazil Xcoozee 
Ggwp! 1st complete coach tittle
2019-07-15 04:06
EZ4FURIA EOEOEO
2019-07-15 04:12
#112
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South America FAN_OF_M16R 
winning LAN with coach OMEGALUL Vitality looks like earning 30K/month each if they dont wanna win free 25k$
2019-07-15 05:55
#113
ALEX | 
Ukraine YureZzZ 
Furia fans is happy because of winning tier3 event
2019-07-15 07:10
#122
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Brazil Jusbilo 
Why not? Free 25$k baby
2019-07-15 15:12
#114
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Brazil BAN_ASTRALIS 
Mvp Guerri
2019-07-15 08:03
#115
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Bulgaria No_1One 
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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