HEN1 joins FURIA
FURIA have been unable to maintain the high standards that they set in June, when they jumped to fifth in the world rankings after reaching the semi-finals at DreamHack Masters Dallas and the grand final at the ECS Season 7 Finals.
Despite picking up titles at the EMF CS:GO World Invitational and at Arctic Invitational, the Brazilians have failed to impress at their most recent big tournaments, crashing out of ESL One Cologne in 9th-12th place and of the StarLadder Major in the New Challengers Stage with a 1-3 record.
HEN1, who notably helped Immortals to a runner-up finish at PGL Major Krakow in 2017, had been benched by Luminosity in August before the North American organisation decided to release their entire team. With his addition, FURIA could embrace a double AWP setup - the same strategy that MIBR have been using since Vito "kNgV-" Giuseppe was signed from INTZ.
FURIA will make their first appearance with the new line-up in a week's time, at DreamHack Masters Malmö, kicking off October 1. In their first match on Swedish soil, the Brazilians will be taking on G2, whose roster for the tournament remains undetermined.
FURIA now have:
Nicholas "guerri" Nogueira (coach)
Rinaldo "ableJ" Moda Junior (benched)