NRG through to winners' final of Americas Minor over FURIA

NRG are through to the upper bracket final of the Americas Minor playoffs following a 2-0 victory against FURIA.

The semi-final series started on Train, where Vincent "Brehze" Cayonte kicked things off with a T-side pistol quad kill. A decisive pace in the ensuing four rounds allowed the offense a 5-0 lead, but thanks to Vinicius "VINI" Figueiredo's triple kill in the sixth round, the snowball effect was halted. Instead, the Brazilian quintet developed momentum of their own, and through exceptional defensive play, as well as stunning triple kills from Yuri "yuurih" Santos and VINI, were able to assume the lead at 6-5. The teams brawled in the remaining four rounds of the initial half, with NRG securing three, the latter courtesy of Peter "stanislaw" Jarguz's triple kill.

Brehze continued showing an outstanding performance at the Minor

Much like in the initial pistol, Brehze was the X-factor, dispatching three members of the offense in the second half's opening round. On the T side, FURIA were able to breach bombsites and ensure bomb plants, but post-plant situations consistently fell through for the Brazilians, leading to on-going difficulties. Off the back of these issues for their opponents, NRG flawlessly cruised to a 16-7 closure on Train after securing eight consecutive round victories on the defence.

FURIA commenced their map pick, Nuke, with a fruitful T-side pistol opening, followed by an immediate 3-0 lead. NRG put up their first digit on the first half with rifles in hand, and after a 3v2 post-plant fell through in round 5, went on to gradually grind out rounds to assume a 6-4 lead, highlighted by an AWP triple kill from Tsvetelin "CeRq" Dimitrov and three-man shutdown by stanislaw. After a consecutive loss streak, FURIA managed to claw an additional two rounds in the remainder of the half, concluding their T side with a 6-9 scoreline.

Ethan topped the scoreboard for NRG on Nuke with 30 frags

FURIA closed the round discrepancy off the back of a consecutive pistol victory, this time on the CT side. The Brazilians convincingly accrued rounds as NRG's offense experienced struggle when attempting to secure sites, but occasional victories allowed the North American squad to stay afloat. After going shoulder-in-shoulder with the defence, stanislaw and his men managed to deny FURIA a regulation victory, forcing Nuke into overtime.

The Brazilian squad secured a 2-1 initial OT half, with Kaike "KSCERATO" Cerato ensuring a lead with a Krieg triple kill. NRG went on to retaliate in the final round of their T side, following up with further success upon switching sides, leading to an 18-18 stalemate. Overtime number two was a lot more convincing for NRG, as a flawless CT side performance was followed up with a single round exchange, closing the map and series on a 22-19 note.

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 NRG K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
United States Vincent 'Brehze' CayonteBrehze 56 - 40 +16 91.6 1.36
Bulgaria Tsvetelin 'CeRq' DimitrovCeRq 46 - 38 +8 68.2 1.12
United States Ethan 'Ethan' ArnoldEthan 47 - 37 +10 73.5 1.06
Canada Peter 'stanislaw' Jarguzstanislaw 38 - 39 -1 75.8 1.04
United States Tarik 'tarik' Celiktarik 35 - 42 -7 63.7 0.92
 FURIA K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Brazil Yuri 'yuurih' Santosyuurih 41 - 43 -2 73.2 1.00
Brazil Andrei 'arT' PiovezanarT 44 - 46 -2 70.9 0.97
Brazil Kaike 'KSCERATO' CeratoKSCERATO 40 - 41 -1 70.1 0.96
Brazil Vinicius 'VINI' FigueiredoVINI 38 - 48 -10 68.6 0.91
Brazil Rinaldo 'ableJ' Moda JuniorableJ 32 - 45 -13 62.8 0.79
United States Vincent 'Brehze' Cayonte
Vincent 'Brehze' Cayonte
Age:
21
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
827
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.12
Bulgaria Tsvetelin 'CeRq' Dimitrov
Tsvetelin 'CeRq' Dimitrov
Age:
19
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
855
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.10
Brazil Vinicius 'VINI' Figueiredo
Vinicius 'VINI' Figueiredo
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
538
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Brazil Yuri 'yuurih' Santos
Yuri 'yuurih' Santos
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.15
Maps played:
560
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.16
Canada Peter 'stanislaw' Jarguz
Peter 'stanislaw' Jarguz
Age:
25
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1004
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
Brazil Kaike 'KSCERATO' Cerato
Kaike 'KSCERATO' Cerato
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.18
Maps played:
468
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.56
APR:
0.12
ez Major spot
2019-07-19 12:49
#6
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Sweden Unluko 
LETS GO
2019-07-19 12:49
#2
ZywOo | 
France GenezizFR 
France is #1 & #2 ! Let's goooo !
2019-07-19 12:49
#16
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Turkey Samsun85 
Frogs are shit.
2019-07-19 12:52
Cryhard turkish noob, France is coming back with G2 & Vitality, you don't have good team/player in your country but don't try to trash other to feel better ;)
2019-07-19 13:04
#24
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Turkey Samsun85 
Cry
2019-07-19 13:05
#38
Stewie2K | 
Europe Joros 
Turkey 2stronk
2019-07-19 14:44
Vitality good / Lost to Furia and Heroic Choose one
2019-07-19 15:41
Vitality always lose first match of tournament before win it/go to final/go to semi Losing to furia LUL you dumbshit, this match have no value they was trolling. Top 2 in the world actually and will not stop here, where is your shit of nrg? Ahah
2019-07-19 16:07
Delusional French fan oml. Never ceases to amaze me how single minded you are
2019-07-20 01:16
Lmao it looks like you dont follow the CS scene bro
2019-07-20 01:19
I respect Vitality as a team and think they are good, but they do have flaws. You seem unable to admit that they are quite inconsistent. I can admit that NRG are inconsistent.
2019-07-20 01:25
This us not inconsistance, just the first matchup or every tournament Lost and then win it all till the end or lost to Liquid, #1 team in the world, in final of the best tournament of the year. You will see, it'll be the same here as always, YOU just dont want to admit it, but look the rematch vs Heroic, they've just won easily the first map, the map of Heroic and will continue until the end or the tournament. And if you think the global challenge lost was a proof of inconsistency si you got mental trouble. They were forced by esl to play this shit 50k$ event to keep their epl slot, but it doesnt have any importance for them and they just wanted to rest and practice between Cologne and Chicago, they've trolled the tourney playing auto ban (train) playing with pp-bizon knife and p90 all rounds and just laughting and runing to save strats for Chicago, it's clearly understable.
2019-07-20 01:36
Still can't admit flaws bro
2019-07-20 01:36
Just read again my message bro, how can you say that ? They've won cssummit then made top3-4 dhmaster Dallas then won ecs then top 2 Cologne to Liquid then qualified for epl and now let's see ! Did good on everything they played, only flaw like i said, is that they Always lose opener game. I can't admit others flaws if they dont exist I understand it's easier for you to see flaws of nrg because there is a lot of lmaoo
2019-07-20 01:43
smh stop trying to insult and actually have a conversation, you talking like your 14
2019-07-20 01:44
Not insulting just you said you admit the flaws of nrg si i reply to it saying the verity, didnt insult you at any moment, but you do saying im talking like a 14. And if my english isn't correct it's pretty normal ofc it's not m'y native language
2019-07-20 01:47
And i gave you all the arguments of the conversation, you just dont reply cause you know it's true
2019-07-20 01:48
Good English btw :) My French is really bad lol. I see what your saying. I shouldn'y have said the Heroic Furia thing in the first place, but you shouldn'y have retaliated so strongly I think. Evens?
2019-07-20 01:51
Yeah that's right, i knew my point was good bcs i follow hardly the CS scene especially when it's french teams, and i doesnt want to let you say that si i judt gave all my arguments with a lot of salt and taunt lmao, sorry for that ^^
2019-07-20 01:55
Np bro <3
2019-07-20 02:00
:) <3
2019-07-20 02:02
#61
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Australia CaZeR01 
+1
2019-07-20 01:38
#58
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Sweden GTRNumba1 
G2 lost to a coach Cry is free
2019-07-20 01:25
#30
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France DesmondHumes 
Xantares lul
2019-07-19 13:32
Xantares is overrated shit lmao, it's the worst teammate ever
2019-07-19 16:05
Im not France wtf
2019-07-19 13:05
xd flag chek out
2019-07-19 16:11
Vitality = shit Imagine believing in your heart you truely are one of the best teams in the world. Acting like brats, throwing games on purpose and as a end result throwing away the integrety of the sport. Now, back on the big stages. Finally, they are on the scene they belong once again. Then proceed to get hammered 2-0 by a danish tier 2 team. jeez, must feel bad
2019-07-19 13:25
+1
2019-07-19 13:53
IBUYPOWER 2.0 deserves to fall to be humble again
2019-07-19 14:44
Lol just first match of tournament as Always, you just mad cause they destroyed your national shit team Astralis at Cologne who is only top 3 World because of their last year but actually deserve to be top 10. They were forced to play a shit event to keep their epl slot si they throw it, didnt get Time to rest or practice since a long Time, wasnt needed to waste Time ans show strates to this shit event
2019-07-19 16:11
Idgaf about astralis or you. Astralis is still a better team than Vitality tho. good luck against Renegades, after yesterdays performance they look like they really need it. I don't generally like french people. - thats because of people like you :-)
2019-07-19 17:36
Lmao Vitality are way better than Astralis, can't shit on them just for one game, who is the opening game of a tournament, wich match they usually lose :') Lmao why crying now?? Do i need to remember you who start attacking, now you're just mad about the reality i told you, just face the reality and assume bro.
2019-07-20 01:04
sry
2019-07-20 01:45
#40
HUNDEN | 
United States DervGuy 
Yes :)
2019-07-19 14:45
#3
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Denmark VanDeCorput 
Not choking this time
2019-07-19 12:49
#4
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Canada herocoolzzz 
titot
2019-07-19 12:49
#5
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Poland GarridaN 
Ok nice nrg
2019-07-19 12:49
gg
2019-07-19 12:49
ez 4 brehzy
2019-07-19 12:49
#9
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Argentina Chief02 
Ez
2019-07-19 12:49
#10
shox | 
France KR1MEZ 
EZ
2019-07-19 12:49
5 YEARS LADS
2019-07-19 12:50
#12
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United States BlindSnipe 
Wow, bit surprised they beat them on Nuke. Nice win NRG.
2019-07-19 12:50
#13
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Poland Crai9Xen 
Well done FUR5yearcontractIA
2019-07-19 12:50
5uria
2019-07-19 15:22
#14
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Switzerland x676 
FURIA IS A JOKE
2019-07-19 12:51
#17
apEX | 
Europe bruuuuuh 
Where are you BR fans)))))
2019-07-19 12:53
Bye Flukia 😂😂😂🙈🙈🙈
2019-07-19 12:54
Lower bracket bro
2019-07-19 19:16
#19
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Poland rude_wredne 
5 year contract
2019-07-19 12:57
#43
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Brazil oldStar 
This is the problem !
2019-07-19 15:30
#53
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Poland rude_wredne 
Of course it is, who tf signs a 5 year contract for anything? 10 iq play from them.
2019-07-19 21:52
#71
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Brazil oldStar 
Coin of "5 years" of service ROFL
2019-07-20 03:39
furia so bad axaxaxax
2019-07-19 12:59
#21
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United States Fin4life 
CACA TEAM LOSES...ON THEIR MAP PICK...LOL...
2019-07-19 13:01
NRG star trio too stronk
2019-07-19 13:01
#26
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United States arandomguy 
Flukeria
2019-07-19 13:07
#27
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Germany Trax_ 
Brehze top5 this year EZ4BREHZE
2019-07-19 13:17
#28
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Bulgaria vectralsoul 
FURIA_NEVER_WON_AGAINST_NRG EZ Clap
2019-07-19 13:20
new writer?
2019-07-19 13:32
#32
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United States Trump2020KAG 
Ez4NRG
2019-07-19 13:44
fluke FURIA lost my money
2019-07-19 13:48
#35
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Indonesia Exodd 
Of course, NRG is the #2 team in the Americas
2019-07-19 13:55
HAHAHAHAHHAHHAHA FURIA
2019-07-19 14:09
That means NRG has already a spot
2019-07-19 14:19
-disableJ +anyone = ezmajor
2019-07-19 14:45
#45
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Brazil ralfera 
with guerri we should have more prob. of winning.
2019-07-19 16:04
#50
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China Rynaki 
I remember all the comments yesterday from Brzillians saying "NA CS LUL" and "ez for BR" Where are they now?
2019-07-19 17:20
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