FURIA defeat CR4ZY to win Arctic Invitational

FURIA managed a 2-0 victory over CR4ZY (16-11 Vertigo, 16-9 Mirage) in the grand final of the Arctic Invitational to claim the trophy and the majority of the ~$110,000 prize pool.

The semi-finals of the invitational tournament in Helsinki, Finland, saw FURIA take down Cloud9 with relative ease, 2-0, while CR4ZY had a much tougher time against the local team SJ, edging them out 2-1.

The grand final kicked off on Vertigo, FURIA's map pick, with Rokas "EspiranTo" Milasauskas grabbing four frags to set his team up for a 2-0 lead. Winning the first buy thanks to Kaike "KSCERATO" Cerato's quad kill gave FURIA the momentum back, and saw them grab eight unanswered rounds. In the next one KSCERATO showed up once again, clutching a 1v3 and boosting his K-D up to 16-3.

FURIA got up to 11 rounds before CR4ZY forced their way into B, but the Serbian side only managed a 12-3 half. Retaking the A bombsite in the pistol was key to giving CR4ZY a chance in the game, allowing them to mount a comeback attempt. FURIA's A approaches were successful in the latter part of the half, with Nemanja "huNter-" Kovač and co. keeping the dream alive by winning an eco round at 14-7. However, FURIA kept on the pressure and, eventually, CR4ZY's A site defense cracked once again and the Brazilian side secured the win on their map pick,16-11.

FURIA claimed the title in Helsinki without dropping a map

CR4ZY had a much better start to Mirage, going up 6-1 quickly on the Terrorist side. The Brazilian side replied with three rounds of their own, but just when they began stringing rounds together, EspiranTo found three kills with the scout to swing things back his team's way (7-4).

After finishing the first half with a 9-6 lead, CR4ZY was unable to hold off the B push in the pistol, and KSCERATO salvaged a 1v3 in the following anti-force round to see FURIA equalize the score, 9-9. The Brazilian side continued with their fast pace in the following rounds and repeatedly found success, taking a 13-9 lead.

FURIA continued edging out close round, keeping a perfect record on the Terrorist side to go up 15-9. In the final round, Andrei "arT" Piovezan broke into the B bombsite and set up his teammates for another clutch, making the final score 16-9, 2-0 for the series.

Matchpage
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14th September 2019
16
Vertigo
11
16
Mirage
9
 FURIA K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Brazil Andrei 'arT' PiovezanarT 50 - 34 +16 91.8 1.42
Brazil Kaike 'KSCERATO' CeratoKSCERATO 44 - 26 +18 87.1 1.38
Brazil Rinaldo 'ableJ' Moda JuniorableJ 37 - 39 -2 84.1 1.08
Brazil Yuri 'yuurih' Santosyuurih 31 - 33 -2 70.6 1.03
Brazil Vinicius 'VINI' FigueiredoVINI 30 - 36 -6 62.3 0.88
 CR4ZY K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Finland Otto 'ottoNd' SihvoottoNd 41 - 37 +4 82.4 1.14
Lithuania Rokas 'EspiranTo' MilasauskasEspiranTo 36 - 37 -1 72.9 1.00
Serbia Nemanja 'huNter-' KovačhuNter- 29 - 41 -12 73.8 0.89
Serbia Nemanja 'nexa' Isakovićnexa 31 - 38 -7 64.5 0.88
Serbia Nestor 'LETN1' TanićLETN1 31 - 39 -8 64.0 0.87

Arctic Invitational final standings:

1. Brazil FURIA - $66,778
2. Serbia CR4ZY - $22,021
3-4. North America Cloud9 - $11,011
3-4. Finland SJ - $11,011

Serbia Nemanja 'huNter-' Kovač
Nemanja 'huNter-' Kovač
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
935
KPR:
0.79
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
Brazil Andrei 'arT' Piovezan
Andrei 'arT' Piovezan
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
521
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Lithuania Rokas 'EspiranTo' Milasauskas
Rokas 'EspiranTo' Milasauskas
Age:
18
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
649
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.11
Brazil Kaike 'KSCERATO' Cerato
Kaike 'KSCERATO' Cerato
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.18
Maps played:
444
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.56
APR:
0.13
Well played by furia, legit no crowd tho, what a shame.
2019-09-14 23:39
tier 5 tournament who cares?
2019-09-14 23:40
stfu american fat
2019-09-14 23:40
xaxaxaxaxa
2019-09-15 00:11
EZ4FURIA!
2019-09-15 00:20
Ez4abdullul
2019-09-15 00:58
#124
cry | 
Brazil IsFree 
BRUH THEY SAID U DIEDED WTF IM SO RELIEFD, INSHALLAH BROTHER
2019-09-15 08:09
WTF MENS IM ALIVE) 🗿🗿
2019-09-15 16:48
kkkkkkk
2019-09-15 00:13
#93
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Canada Michaelides 
someone's mad xD
2019-09-15 01:01
nt noscene
2019-09-15 06:11
cry
2019-09-15 09:54
#151
Twistzz | 
Canada ASH1 
Lmao look who's mad
2019-09-15 17:00
#16
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France sl4p3z 
bro even moche xl was better ...
2019-09-14 23:41
Everything was better than Moche XL
2019-09-15 00:33
#95
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France sl4p3z 
im talking about the 1st edition ofc
2019-09-15 01:03
Both were good, don't know what was bad with that besides being a 6 team event with almost no top 10 teams. Portuguese fans are one of the best crowds in Europe, they should have more chances of tier 1 events
2019-09-15 05:24
#156
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Portugal Dann1x 
imo the last moche sucked because no tier 1 teams, bad schedule (sometimes u had to wait like 2 and a half hours between games) and the most stupid one everyone was watching fortnite in the backsatage and plus giants lose the qualify
2019-09-15 20:32
#157
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Portugal Dann1x 
but give us a tournament with teams like in blast and mibr/giats we are on another level like polish and aussies imo of course
2019-09-15 20:40
wow very funny good one
2019-09-15 00:19
i thought that the finns would at least go to this event lul
2019-09-15 00:45
#116
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Finland santedek 
The event was at helsinki and nobody wants to go there
2019-09-15 07:03
Why not?
2019-09-15 08:01
#125
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Finland santedek 
I was just kidding but IMO it is the worst city in Finland. Biggest reason for low crowd was that there was only tier 3 teams and only 1 day tournament so people didnt bother to travel like 200-500 kilometers for that
2019-09-15 08:53
Thanks i was seriously interested :) i get that. didnt think about the distances... wasnt even aware that you guys only have a population of 5.5mio -- somehow thought it was twice as many.
2019-09-15 11:19
#137
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Finland Jolkkoswag 
I m from Kuopio and I travelled 500km to event ill say it was worth it
2019-09-15 11:34
+1 from oulu
2019-09-15 13:07
#138
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Finland santedek 
yeah and traveling here is not that easy like in germany/austria because on biggest roads the speed limit is only 120 km/h and only thing that police are interested in here is that if u go overspeed so the only option is to use train or airplane but they are expensive so no point leaving home for only 1 day i think
2019-09-15 11:39
#142
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Finland Jolkkoswag 
Train was back and forth 50 eur I got 3 free pizza pass on event + I made 300 eur on event thanks to furia
2019-09-15 13:15
wait a minute you're saying that the speed limit in finland is 120 km/h? i didn't get that
2019-09-15 15:38
#153
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Finland Punksutin 
Because its a place where somalies and allahu akbars will stab you to death literally unlivable
2019-09-15 17:50
atleast better than ibp masters
2019-09-15 09:48
Imagine liquid not winning the berlin major :D Nonsense, right?
2019-09-16 08:54
#18
VINI | 
Brazil logzera 
no big fanbase teams, no ence, and it's 00:36 in local time.
2019-09-14 23:41
#41
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Spain GonGon 
c9 has a pretty big fanbase, just not in Europe.
2019-09-14 23:51
I'm a c9 fan and it was at 2am and I had work the next day
2019-09-15 01:23
Yeah man I fell asleep in the arena. The final was delayed 2,5h from the original schedule. During the SJ vs Cr4zy match the crowd was decent but after that everyone was really tired and the furia vs c9 match was bit of a warmup match for the crowd
2019-09-14 23:51
#45
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Portugal Filipinoo 
They gotta bring tourneys to Portugal ;)
2019-09-14 23:52
+1 great crowd in there
2019-09-15 00:22
#97
KHTEX | 
Brazil SFW 
+1
2019-09-15 01:11
T345678
2019-09-14 23:56
#56
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Finland J3bediah 
Yeah most people left before the final was done because the delay pushed the game to start so late
2019-09-15 00:02
Small wonder. Ence had games on the same day and they have not been playing too much lately and they got Sunny in. Most people only watches Ence's games. Also gaming events in Finland usually has same teams playing each other and nobody knows or cares about those teams. I bet many didn't even check out what kind of teams are playing this time or they didn't know about the tournament.
2019-09-15 08:08
#145
Aleksib | 
Europe samje 
there was nice crowd in SJ game and shame they did not make it to the final :( I hear the event was pretty nice so I hope they will continue these
2019-09-15 14:56
Happy for Furia, but I hope this loss for Cr4zy doesn't end up being a tipping point for their roster. Keep your heads up lads!
2019-09-14 23:40
Nt
2019-09-14 23:39
#10
OK | 
Peru TheJuan 
Good luck next time
2019-09-14 23:40
Yeah, this CR4ZY roster is very promising, have been watching them since the Imperial iteration with NeiL_M
2019-09-14 23:49
hopefully they won't go to G2 and compromise their careers
2019-09-15 01:00
Who?Wins what?
2019-09-14 23:39
the best Brazilian team
2019-09-15 01:25
Again, who?
2019-09-15 03:41
#5
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Hungary subzera 
ez
2019-09-14 23:39
#7
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France Nicolito 
Congratulations FURIA! Deserved.
2019-09-14 23:40
#8
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Brazil Kelmec 
gg
2019-09-14 23:40
EZ4FURIA
2019-09-14 23:40
EZ4YUURIH
2019-09-14 23:42
#59
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Brazil P4uloVisk 
ez4KSCERATO
2019-09-15 00:06
#11
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Pakistan d1ckweed 
The lack of crowd was disappointing. The production and the talent was good.
2019-09-14 23:40
#40
mOE | 
Azerbaijan yaboiiii 
I was there watching it live, it was nice but there were so much delays and it seemed like they struggled with basic things. And yeah lack of ence/other popular teams was so bad for this tourney
2019-09-14 23:49
The HUD wasn't the most impressive IMO but I liked the box from the right with stars meaning the kills
2019-09-14 23:52
#61
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Brazil deKiCTL 
The HUD was really nor great tho
2019-09-15 00:07
Brazil is number one!
2019-09-14 23:40
#117
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North America MeeM6336 
Lol
2019-09-15 07:08
Shut up, McDonald's kid.
2019-09-15 07:25
#14
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Brazil parrud0www 
Congrats FURIA! U are insane!
2019-09-14 23:41
FURIA_WON_AGAINST_ASTRALIS_CRAZY_DIDNT
2019-09-14 23:41
EZ4FURIA
2019-09-14 23:41
#19
Brazil gux4 
cg Furia!
2019-09-14 23:42
#21
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Myanmar aligholiz77 
What a great day Avangar and Furia both picking up wins.
2019-09-14 23:42
#22
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Brazil soppur3 
Ez money for Furia
2019-09-14 23:42
#23
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Brazil Preazin 
gratzzz
2019-09-14 23:42
#24
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Brazil EG_Undefetead 
Furia era is real, we look unbeatable We won the event without losing a single map
2019-09-14 23:42
We are loyal, we are friendly, we from afghanistan
2019-09-14 23:44
#28
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Australia JAY_DAWG 
against Cloud9 and CR4ZY, don't get too excited, they did shit at the major
2019-09-14 23:44
#36
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Brazil EG_Undefetead 
we were saving strats for the artic inventational
2019-09-14 23:47
#80
yuurih | 
Brazil frkkZ 
+999
2019-09-15 00:24
#82
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Brazil yalamix 
+1
2019-09-15 00:30
sad
2019-09-15 00:49
#75
kNgV- | 
South America GrilO_O 
Baited xD
2019-09-15 00:17
WELL DONE BOYZ
2019-09-14 23:43
#26
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Finland dokudanny 
most important event of the year
2019-09-14 23:43
ENCE????? Sj??????
2019-09-14 23:58
Nice job Furia <3
2019-09-14 23:44
Well done FURIA!
2019-09-14 23:46
Furia isnt the real fluke, Cr4zy is
2019-09-14 23:46
Defeats Furia in md1 main qualifier loses in the grand final of smaller event flukest of the flukes
2019-09-15 00:08
No flukes men, they both play shit sometimes. Furia fucked up the major and Cr4zy fucked up the Arctic invitational.
2019-09-15 09:17
#32
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Finland satkis 
So much delays the crowd went home after SJ game
2019-09-14 23:47
#33
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Brazil P4uloVisk 
CHAMPIONS !
2019-09-14 23:47
gg
2019-09-14 23:47
#35
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Brazil P4uloVisk 
KSCERATOOOO !
2019-09-14 23:47
#37
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Brazil P4uloVisk 
LETS GO FURIA UHUL !
2019-09-14 23:47
ez4nike
2019-09-14 23:48
top14 won top12 who cars lol fluke team cant even qualify for Major without AUGs
2019-09-14 23:51
#134
Twistzz | 
Finland remm_ 
Really still crying about guns lul
2019-09-15 10:24
#46
GuardiaN | 
Brazil Anux 
Rip bet
2019-09-14 23:52
#48
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Brazil g4laxI 
Nice
2019-09-14 23:53
#49
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Denmark Matico 
Really enjoy the game GG furia you play well!
2019-09-14 23:53
#50
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United States matteyo11 
Go home slavs
2019-09-14 23:53
#52
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Finland Smoonah 
C9 lmao
2019-09-14 23:56
kinda wish sj faced c9
2019-09-15 00:07
#70
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Finland Smoonah 
meh, two unstable rosters at it seems boresome
2019-09-15 00:12
god xarte would shit on north america’s last hope
2019-09-15 00:12
No MVP ?
2019-09-14 23:56
#54
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Sweden D24_Tic 
jamppi
2019-09-14 23:58
Nice b8, Ksc or yuurih
2019-09-15 01:54
#111
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Brazil parrud0www 
ksc of course. He won 10 clutch
2019-09-15 03:17
furia still overrated
2019-09-15 00:03
#66
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Brazil P4uloVisk 
check out your name
2019-09-15 00:09
nt burger
2019-09-15 00:52
nt no scene
2019-09-15 01:15
Nt 1 major
2019-09-15 22:12
nt last major 2016
2019-09-15 22:22
Nt LULQUID
2019-09-16 04:12
nt last s-tier win in 2017
2019-09-16 04:25
#58
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Brazil vitinho0 
Crowd?
2019-09-15 00:05
No crowd and shit event
2019-09-15 02:24
there was at the sj game but everyone left cuz "fuck this my favorite team isn't here im out"
2019-09-15 22:23
#63
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Brazil P4uloVisk 
nice ! CHAMPIONS
2019-09-15 00:08
#64
Aleksib | 
Finland Juuspe 
Almost the whole crowd had left when the last map ended :(
2019-09-15 00:09
#65
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Brazil millerjmatos 
gg
2019-09-15 00:09
Awful day to be a furia hater
2019-09-15 00:10
#68
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Brazil hugoooo 
Expected
2019-09-15 00:10
EZ4FURIA DIA DE FURIA VAMOS FURIA
2019-09-15 00:14
Hard luck for the best team in the world. Now it's time for TenZ to absolutely shine and get to the top 10! #C9 #NAisTop1
2019-09-15 00:15
wtf havent even noticed this tournament already began
2019-09-15 00:18
Flukia to win tier48484747 tournament, not a surprise
2019-09-15 00:29
cry man, only cry lol
2019-09-15 02:10
Cry like brazillians did when flukia got rekt at major?
2019-09-15 09:11
Like navi did at Blast? Lol
2019-09-15 22:12
Navi didnt really cry but k
2019-09-15 22:23
C9 Come back stronger next time
2019-09-15 00:32
#86
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Brazil BAN_ASTRALIS 
mvp?
2019-09-15 00:47
There is no mvp for tier 4 tournament.
2019-09-15 07:52
#122
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Brazil P4uloVisk 
KSCERATO mvp
2019-09-15 08:04
#87
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Brazil oldStar 
Free Cash... no one care about "tournament tier"...
2019-09-15 00:48
#89
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Poland Blindilek 
n1
2019-09-15 00:50
XDDDDDDDD
2019-09-15 01:01
gg
2019-09-15 01:04
#101
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Philippines LYrpz 
The arena is so sick tho
2019-09-15 01:26
#102
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Germany HLTV_GERMANY 
tier 19999
2019-09-15 01:36
2-0 no less, no contest. Unexpected. WP
2019-09-15 01:40
It was a really good job by the tournament support. 100k isn't any to look down on. Also the teams are some of the best. Lastly, those who throw dirt at this, start respecting the game. We have the smallest prize pools, hyper inflated salaries, and such salty fans. So many small sponsers came together to put this event together. Be thankful. Or they're won't be another one.
2019-09-15 02:10
+1
2019-09-15 02:16
+1
2019-09-15 02:57
#114
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China WinnerZ 
+1
2019-09-15 06:10
The production was so fucking shit lmao
2019-09-15 09:29
+1000! Some fans are just toxic and are contributing to destroy the game...
2019-09-15 13:35
#149
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Myanmar aligholiz77 
They are just mad that Furia owned them just don't give them attention.
2019-09-15 16:30
wtf mvp to yuurih please?
2019-09-15 02:17
#121
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Brazil P4uloVisk 
NICEE !! WE ARE CHAMPIONS !
2019-09-15 08:01
#129
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Indonesia tsokai 
CR4ZY with the 911 score in two maps
2019-09-15 09:32
#132
shox | 
India iejesus 
clown 9 lul
2019-09-15 09:55
wait, 11k $ for losing one match? wtf?
2019-09-15 10:15
#136
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Finland Jolkkoswag 
I m happy for Furia I was on their side I also bet them but I saw kscerato took picture and he seemed really good and gave fist bump
2019-09-15 11:28
Very nice
2019-09-15 12:26
feelsbadman otto
2019-09-15 12:33
#143
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Brazil ValberBastos 
Hopefully Crazy change their logo.
2019-09-15 13:19
#147
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Brazil nocafc 
Well done Furia.They deserved this victory!
2019-09-15 16:05
arT the brazilian Fallen
2019-09-15 16:27
Very good prize pool. Well deserved.
2019-09-15 17:12
EZ $66,778
2019-09-15 18:03
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