FURIA beat INTZ to book StarLadder Major spot

FURIA took down INTZ in a three-map series to finish in second place at the Americas Minor and punch their ticket to the StarLadder Major.

Six months later, FURIA are back at a Major. The Brazilian team went through peaks and troughs in Berlin, but as the series came to an end, there were no doubts about who the second-best team of the tournament was. They were by far the better team on Train and Mirage - only losing their own pick of Nuke - in a series where all eyes were on Yuri "yuurih" Santos, who continued his streak of hot performances with a 1.49 rating.

After losing to NRG and FURIA, INTZ will still have another shot at qualification through the Minor Play-In, in which they will face the third-placed sides from the other Minors. However, they will need to spend the next week working on their map pool, having played just four maps throughout this Minor.

The first map of this Brazilian derby, a rematch of one of Group B's opening games, witnessed a dominant start from FURIA, who raced to a 5-0 lead on the CT start of Train, their opponents' choice. The shouting contest between the two teams then began as INTZ started to get rounds on the board with a very slow style. FURIA never let their opponents get a jump on them and went into the break up 10-5, but it could have been a different story had INTZ not let a few key rounds slip away, including an anti-eco.

FURIA advance to the StarLadder Major

Now playing on the Terrorist side, FURIA further added to their lead with a solid pistol round, and followed that up with an anti-eco. A third-round buy from INTZ almost paid dividends before yuurih and Kaike "KSCERATO" Cerato clutched a 2v4 situation in the inner site.

That round completely destroyed INTZ's economy and virtually killed their comeback hopes. FURIA, who, unlike their opponents, went for fast plays - sometimes executing in the first 15-20 seconds of rounds - kept the pace very high and locked down the map at 16-5 following a 1v2 yuurih clutch.

FURIA came out the livelier of the two sides on Nuke and strolled to a 4-1 lead on the Terrorist side. A quad kill by Vito "kNgV-" Giuseppe with the AWP then turned the tide in INTZ's favor as the CTs kept a very tight defense for the remainder of the half to come out on top 8-7.

The second half began with INTZ winning the pistol round - their first of the series - and the following anti-ecos, bringing the scoreline to 11-7. The game threatened to spiral out of FURIA's control, but KSCERATO came to the team's rescue with three quick kills in the upper site.

INTZ will have another shot at qualification through the Minor Play-In

FURIA took advantage of that momentum and chained a few rounds together, but just when it seemed that they were in control, Marcelo "chelo" Cespedes and kNgV- pulled off massive quad-kills to widen the gap between the two teams once again. The rest of the half was a scrappy affair, with INTZ preventing the overtime in the final round of regulation with another risky late call that caught the CTs off-guard.

A flawless T side pistol set INTZ up for a blazing hot start on Mirage and a 3-0 lead. But once FURIA had money in the bank, the landscape of the game changed completely, with Rinaldo "ableJ" Moda Junior racking up 21 frags as his team took a commanding 11-4 lead.

INTZ kept themselves in it with another strong early game, but just like in the first half, things fell apart once the game hit the gun rounds. FURIA took control of proceedings and strung five rounds together en route to a convincing 16-6 success.

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 FURIA K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Brazil Yuri 'yuurih' Santosyuurih 66 - 38 +28 101.8 1.49
Brazil Andrei 'arT' PiovezanarT 56 - 48 +8 85.6 1.29
Brazil Rinaldo 'ableJ' Moda JuniorableJ 64 - 48 +16 84.9 1.21
Brazil Kaike 'KSCERATO' CeratoKSCERATO 47 - 32 +15 73.9 1.17
Brazil Vinicius 'VINI' FigueiredoVINI 39 - 41 -2 57.2 0.89
 INTZ K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Brazil Marcelo 'chelo' Cespedeschelo 51 - 50 +1 73.6 1.04
Brazil Alexandre 'xand' Zizixand 45 - 53 -8 70.5 0.93
Brazil Vito 'kNgV-' GiuseppekNgV- 42 - 53 -11 62.1 0.87
Brazil Gustavo 'yel' Knittelyel 34 - 56 -22 58.9 0.76
Brazil Lucas 'DeStiNy' BulloDeStiNy 35 - 60 -25 59.8 0.69

FURIA bring the team count for the StarLadder Major's New Challenger Stage to eight as they join the winners of the Europe and the Americas Minors, mousesports and NRG respectively, and five teams coming from the IEM Katowice Major. This first stage will take place from August 23-26 at the Verti Music Hall, with tickets already on sale.

The team list for the initial stage of the Major currently looks as follows:

France Vitality
United States Complexity
Europe HellRaisers
Europe mousesports
Europe Europe Minor #2
CIS CIS Minor #1
CIS CIS Minor #2
Other Minor Play-In #2
France G2
Kazakhstan AVANGAR
United States NRG
Brazil FURIA
Asia Asia Minor #1
Asia Asia Minor #2
Other Minor Play-In #1
Other Minor Play-In #3

Americas Minor - StarLadder Major final standings:

1. United States NRG - $30,000 + New Challengers Stage spot
2. Brazil FURIA - $15,000 + New Challengers Stage spot
3. Brazil INTZ - $5,000 + Minor Play-In spot
4. Brazil Sharks
5-6. Brazil Luminosity
5-6. United States Singularity
7-8. Brazil TeamOne
7-8. United States eUnited

Brazil Rinaldo 'ableJ' Moda Junior
Rinaldo 'ableJ' Moda Junior
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
307
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.13
Brazil Marcelo 'chelo' Cespedes
Marcelo 'chelo' Cespedes
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
505
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
Brazil Vito 'kNgV-' Giuseppe
Vito 'kNgV-' Giuseppe
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.16
Maps played:
482
KPR:
0.79
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.10
Brazil Yuri 'yuurih' Santos
Yuri 'yuurih' Santos
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.16
Maps played:
499
KPR:
0.79
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.16
Brazil Kaike 'KSCERATO' Cerato
Kaike 'KSCERATO' Cerato
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.19
Maps played:
407
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.56
APR:
0.13
nt INTZ, good luck in the play-in 👍 Flukia abusing SG as always. Without SG = EZ win for KNG, i can't wait for a nerf 😍
2019-07-21 17:16
#9
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Sweden Unluko 
BRAZIL TOO STRONG!!!
2019-07-21 17:17
Brazil😡😡
2019-07-21 17:28
ONLY 1 NA TEAM LUL
2019-07-21 17:40
#47
Stewie2K | 
United States y4kob 
1 NA team and 1 BR team, i dont see whats so funny
2019-07-21 18:47
1 NA 2 BR
2019-07-21 18:53
Kebab IQ LULW
2019-07-22 01:54
>China >kebab Lost all respect for Canada
2019-07-22 02:27
That's because the other NA teams have Legends status whereas Brazil had to qualify for the minor ...
2019-07-21 18:48
-1
2019-07-21 17:17
#12
Rejin | 
Brazil BRAZlL 
Rip KNG 😎👌 Alpha KNG did nothing wrong 😎👌
2019-07-21 17:17
#14
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United States RULE34TRACER 
0/8
2019-07-21 17:17
#17
nitr0 | 
Kazakhstan Justaguy 
Without ak kng is shit😎
2019-07-21 17:18
#21
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Canada herocoolzzz 
huh?
2019-07-21 17:21
#25
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Brazil Zippods 
Kng -11 OMEGALUL
2019-07-21 17:23
Kng not even best on intz lul
2019-07-21 17:30
U are a loser ffs
2019-07-21 17:33
#40
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Brazil Karlogaria 
Abusing a weapon that anyone can buy? If you find using X weapon ridiculous such as SG, P90 or autosniper ok, but it is not abuse. Adapt to changes, loser.
2019-07-21 17:51
#51
fer | 
Brazil redv4nced 
+1
2019-07-21 20:24
#2
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Netherlands IMSOAWESOME 
Furia back at it, bois
2019-07-21 17:16
No
2019-07-21 18:02
EZ FOR US
2019-07-21 17:16
#4
gas | 
Austria Phil_1337 
FLUKIA
2019-07-21 17:16
gg
2019-07-21 17:16
GG
2019-07-21 17:16
#7
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Portugal kronosgod 
nice mens)))))))))
2019-07-21 17:16
#8
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Australia TeBo 
Head up INTZ you’ll still qualify via the play-in
2019-07-21 17:17
BR CS IS BACK
2019-07-21 17:17
#37
s1mple | 
Europe Sam2k 
flag checks out
2019-07-21 17:38
What would you expect?
2019-07-21 17:59
#13
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Brazil Nickzim 
guerri is a god
2019-07-21 17:17
Guerri screaming is so annoying, looks like a obligation and not a feeling like APOKA
2019-07-21 17:54
#53
felps | 
Brazil Molot0v 
-Guerri +Apoka
2019-07-21 21:01
Take your hands out of my apokão
2019-07-22 00:47
Wasted spot
2019-07-21 17:17
#36
s1mple | 
Europe Sam2k 
nt forsaken
2019-07-21 17:38
#16
 | 
Portugal KSCERATOGOD 
FURIA CARALHO
2019-07-21 17:18
#18
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Brazil parrud0www 
Major comes
2019-07-21 17:18
Very nice)))😎😎😎 I think it will go the same as in katowice 😎😎👍👍
2019-07-21 17:18
#20
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Brazil vitinhodelas 
let's go INTZ!!! ez play-in
2019-07-21 17:20
#22
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Brazil tacold 
EZ for VINI, the best FURIA player
2019-07-21 17:21
#35
s1mple | 
Europe Sam2k 
flag and flair checks out
2019-07-21 17:38
vem na do ablej
2019-07-21 17:23
#24
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Brazil FADINHAMAGICA 
wasted spot, intz amateur team just like FURIA sad times for BRAZIL
2019-07-21 17:23
top 24
2019-07-21 17:24
Congrats FURIA!
2019-07-21 17:26
FLUKIA IS BACK BOIZ
2019-07-21 17:30
#34
s1mple | 
Europe Sam2k 
nt prokda
2019-07-21 17:37
Lmao wasted spot..
2019-07-21 17:36
100% stronger than INTZ, not even a doubt about that, and what do you expected?? NRG and FURIA heavy favorites
2019-07-21 20:31
#33
s1mple | 
Europe Sam2k 
5 years contract POGGERS
2019-07-21 17:37
hell yeah! lets go FURIA! fuck INTZ
2019-07-21 17:48
karma is a bitch <3
2019-07-21 21:31
#42
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United States @FyreCS 
Very happy for Furia! Hopefully they make BR proud !
2019-07-21 17:56
#44
arT | 
Brazil Stoopp 
Furia>MIBR
2019-07-21 18:00
Mibr with zews, maybe
2019-07-21 18:32
Yurih talent?? :)
2019-07-21 19:07
karma, kng
2019-07-21 21:30
ez
2019-07-21 21:41
Ez for Caça Rato
2019-07-21 22:44
Darn it
2019-07-21 23:55
one brazilian team beating another brazilian team for major spot okay, make less spot for EU teams really Valve, REALLY
2019-07-22 00:42
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