HEN1: "We just need to iron out some things between ourselves and I am sure that we will be in the top 5"

After FURIA took down Vitality to move on in the lower bracket at StarSeries, we caught up with Henrique "⁠HEN1⁠" Teles to talk about his addition to the team and their progression so far.

The 24-year-old has been a part of FURIA for a little over a month now, making his third appearance with the new team at StarSeries after debuting at DreamHack Masters Malmö with a top-eight finish and securing a place in the second group stage of ESL Pro League Americas.

It has been easy to adapt to FURIA's style, HEN1 says

While the new lineup is making a deep run in Turkey, so far to a top-six placement at least, we interviewed HEN1 about how he has been adapting to FURIA's aggressive play style, what it was like playing against and beating his twin brother and long-time teammate Lucas "⁠LUCAS1⁠" Teles at ESL Pro League, and the team's progression at StarSeries.

Tell me about your side of joining FURIA. When we talked to arT ahead of Malmö, he was saying that the team didn't have to think much about the options when they knew you were available, was it just as much of an easy decision for you?

I always believed that I could improve my game and help these guys. I know it is a tough task because they were coming off some good results and that would represent an extra source of pressure for me. I would have to not just prove why I am on the team but also to help them get to the top more easily. I still need to fully integrate into their system, which is a bit different from what I was used to, but the guys are really easy-going and everything is going seamlessly for me. We have a really good structure, and as I said their play style is a bit different but I am adapting to it little by little and the atmosphere is very good. It makes it easier to adapt to their style.

This is your first time playing alongside any of these four players. What did you think of their aggressive style before you joined and how have you been fitting in and adapting to it?

I knew they were constantly evolving, I was not used to this aggressive style but it has been easy to adapt to it because these guys are really good and they have been helping me. I had experienced something like this in Immortals because we played a bit similarly, so it has not been that hard. I think their play style is good and I have been trying to pass on some of my experience so that we have more variation, so that we can play slowly and hold down rounds when needed. But I like this aggressive style and I think it is working out. I am adapting quickly.

What are your first impressions of the potential this team has after the first tournaments together? How far do you think you can go?

We will continue working hard. We still have a lot to improve but we are already among the best. We just need to iron out some things between ourselves and I am sure that we will be in the top 5.

After playing together for such a long time, you had the chance to face your brother LUCAS1 and beat him back at ESL Pro League a couple of weeks ago. How was that experience for you?

It was a different kind of game because there's always that sibling rivalry, even though we love each other. But I treated that game like any other. I think it was a cool and fun game, it was pretty close and it showed me that I am on the right track.

Talk me through your run here at StarSeries. You played a lot of close maps en route to the playoffs and now took down Vitality quite convincingly, are you happy with your progression?

Since our team is still young, we are still messing up some plays, which is normal. I am happy with our results thus far, we are not playing poorly. We have played a different way against every opponent and we are growing after every match. We are working hard to fix our mistakes and we like this volume of games because it makes it easier to work on our mistakes and grow.

Brazil Henrique 'HEN1' Teles
Henrique 'HEN1' Teles
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
771
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.58
Brazil Lucas 'LUCAS1' Teles
Lucas 'LUCAS1' Teles
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
789
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.67
You'll never be top5, LUL
2019-10-25 12:33
20 replies
This team could easily get to top 5
2019-10-25 12:37
5 replies
yeah, especially when teams like eg and vitality are showing weaknesses
2019-10-25 12:57
4 replies
They dont learn how to shut up and work hard
2019-10-25 13:43
2 replies
+1
2019-10-25 14:04
1 reply
#82
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Brazil yalamix
+1
2019-10-25 18:01
Everything checks out
2019-10-25 13:50
toxic
2019-10-25 13:13
they was top5 w ableJ l0l
2019-10-25 13:14
10 replies
nice englando, but true
2019-10-25 13:18
6 replies
#49
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Brazil BRAZlL
Wtf?
2019-10-25 14:34
#50
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Brazil BRAZlL
he just abbreviated
2019-10-25 14:34
4 replies
#58
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Brazil Nicolito
they were*
2019-10-25 14:50
3 replies
#59
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Brazil BRAZlL
Sorry :>
2019-10-25 14:51
they wore
2019-10-25 22:59
thx my dear baguette friend
2019-10-26 01:20
Yeah but they fall to top10. Hen1 is bringing them back. He's a way better than ableJ.
2019-10-25 14:06
2 replies
#72
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Brazil SecondKS
+1 better than kng too
2019-10-25 16:19
1 reply
you mean kangaroo ?
2019-10-27 08:03
#33
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Brazil mak1_
2019-10-25 13:26
They are in top 5, why so toxic?
2019-10-25 13:53
no LUL
2019-10-25 12:33
I guess twins split their brains? Jokes a side, calm down hen1.
2019-10-25 12:34
2 replies
#68
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Brazil UZeftG0D
calm down about what?
2019-10-25 15:17
1 reply
top5
2019-10-25 15:29
#7
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Finland Autisthicc
this was funny
2019-10-25 12:34
another MSL? LUL
2019-10-25 12:37
2 replies
#38
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Poland Kazk
Disband Incoming xd
2019-10-25 13:53
1 reply
and benched for 5 years LUL
2019-10-25 14:10
no KEKW
2019-10-25 12:41
Hen1GOD
2019-10-25 12:42
😂😂 eh?
2019-10-25 12:57
Don't forget Furia was top5 for some time
2019-10-25 12:58
7 replies
#16
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Europe Axell6996
A lot of teams were t5
2019-10-25 13:02
2 replies
one of the most retarded logics i've ever read in HLTV Forums... gratz
2019-10-25 13:23
is this an argument? LUL
2019-10-25 14:43
”For some time” = 2 weeks, after their only relevant tournament run
2019-10-25 14:38
3 replies
i mean any team can be top5 for a period of time with a fluke run so becoming top5 is not something huge. Staying top5 is important
2019-10-25 15:08
#73
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Brazil SecondKS
2 championship* if you go bad talk, talk right
2019-10-25 16:22
1 reply
Cute. I don't count a 3-4th place at Dreamhack Dallas with half of the top teams missing as a relevant achievement.
2019-10-25 16:32
#17
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Qatar olaolakaka
hahahahahahahahahahahaa
2019-10-25 13:02
I think they will! But this can become a very funny meme if they do bad kkkkkkkkkkkkkk
2019-10-25 13:04
#19
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Brazil wololo10
Art stop throwing 5s into the rounds - > Furia ez top5
2019-10-25 13:12
0/8
2019-10-25 13:18
hahah yeah sure
2019-10-25 13:18
0/8888888888888888888
2019-10-25 13:19
Does he have a 5 year jail sentence like the others or did he get a better contract?
2019-10-25 13:21
0/8 can he even speak English?
2019-10-25 13:22
#28
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Singapore FallBlade
top 5 team or top 5 years
2019-10-25 13:22
LUL what a big dream of underdogs
2019-10-25 13:23
they briefly got top 5 during the least competitive period of the year, now its arguably the most competitive era of the year so there is no way they make top 5..
2019-10-25 13:26
3 replies
It's funny u saying that just after they DESTROYED a top 5 team
2019-10-25 15:12
1 reply
As if Vitality played like a top 5 team this tournament. It's a good start for them but they need a lot more.
2019-10-25 15:21
#83
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Brazil nakTriceps
Possibly top10 after this tournament. It´s not impossible to them make top5.
2019-10-25 18:08
ok
2019-10-25 13:26
Lol no wtf
2019-10-25 13:38
Top5 in BR sure... Top5 in the global ranking? Nice meme KEKW
2019-10-25 13:42
7 replies
they did it one time
2019-10-25 13:59
4 replies
VP were also top1 that one time...
2019-10-25 14:36
3 replies
so furia has a chance too
2019-10-25 14:36
2 replies
I'm not saying it's impossible, the skill/potential is definitely there, but it's gonna be very difficult. Also, it's probably the most competitive era of CS right now, so it makes it that much harder for a team to enter the top5. When I say top5 teams at the moment (disregarding HLTV rankings) I think of teams like Astralis, Liquid, EG, G2, fnatic. Then there's Vitality, Na'Vi, mouz, which sucked this event, but they can easily be in the top5 at any point. Do you consider Furia above any of those teams, as in long term results?
2019-10-25 14:46
1 reply
#74
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Brazil SecondKS
Furia >> vita and mouz.. Just
2019-10-25 16:25
2019-10-25 15:12
1 reply
2019-10-25 15:13
u mean top 5 in NA?
2019-10-25 13:58
delusional. They'll be lucky to make it to top 10
2019-10-25 14:01
1 reply
2019-10-25 15:12
#44
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Sweden flippig
Its possible they are still a new team. Have to say I kind of like this team too
2019-10-25 14:06
more likely they’ll be tier 5 than top 5 bra71l will never be tier 1 again
2019-10-25 14:32
They have 5 years to do so lel
2019-10-25 14:34
meme of 2019
2019-10-25 14:35
He is delusional
2019-10-25 15:01
msl's best friend speaking the truth
2019-10-25 15:16
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHHHHHHHHHHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAOMEGALULOMEGALULOMEGALULOMEGALULOMEGALULOMEGALULOMEGALULOMEGALULOMEGALULOMEGALUL
2019-10-25 15:17
Another shit team thinking they can get to Top 5...you do not have the talent to do so. Sorry to burst Brazilian bubble. Furia and MIBR need to combine
2019-10-25 15:25
#75
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Australia zanics
i arent think that
2019-10-25 16:28
#76
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Brazil SecondKS
I will write down the name of each person who is laughing at this comment today so I can laugh at you when they get there, just like I did when people were saying that it was a bad move to switch from ableJ to Heni
2019-10-25 16:28
#79
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Poland ruhoks
top5 XD
2019-10-25 16:43
#80
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Russia PowerAbuse
okok
2019-10-25 17:08
KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK
2019-10-25 17:12
who
2019-10-25 20:17
#86
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Germany thanksmen
Actual KEKW
2019-10-25 22:01
#90
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Turkey berkovic
lets go henry
2019-10-26 17:38
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