FURIA and 100 Thieves go 1-0 in Group B of second ESL Pro League Americas group stage

FURIA and 100 Thieves have scored decisive victories over Isurus and eUnited, respectively, to kick off Group B of the second ESL Pro League Season 10 Americas group stage.

Following ATK's qualification to the ESL Pro League Season 10 Finals from Group A, FURIA, 100 Thieves, Isurus, and eUnited began a clash in Group B for the last spot at the LAN finals on offer for the Americas. The group was already considered the more stacked of the two in the second group stage as a result of containing FURIA and 100 Thieves, a skewed balance that was only tipped further out of favour after Complexity were unable to play in Group A of stage two with their new players.

FURIA's group in the first stage was the only one to end in a three-way tie. Despite beating MIBR, a three-map series loss to Envy left Andrei "⁠arT⁠" Piovezan's side to fight through the second stage as their only hopes of securing a spot at the LAN finals in Odense due to a map difference tiebreaker allowing their Brazilian countrymen to top the group.

FURIA went up against Isurus in their opening matchup, making short work of the Argentinians in a two-map series. Although they started their pick of Overpass with four rounds on the offense, Isurus' lead quickly dwindled as FURIA won eleven rounds in a row to close out the half, led by a 19-3 K-D from Yuri "⁠yuurih⁠" Santos. FURIA further extended their spree with another five following the side swap, swiftly closing out the map 16-4.

FURIA kick off their campaign for a spot in Odense with a dominant win

Another five rounds from FURIA had arT and company at a 21-round winning spree before they were finally halted, with Isurus beginning to battle back and notch six rounds at the end of their defensive effort on Nuke. Despite yuurih considerably cooling off from his first map performance, solid showings from Vinicius "⁠VINI⁠" Figueiredo, arT, and Kaike "⁠KSCERATO⁠" Cerato left FURIA quickly running away with the map following the side swap, allowing the team to cruise to a 16-8 finish.

Matchpage
2
0
17th November 2019
16
Overpass
4
16
Nuke
8
 FURIA K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Brazil Vinicius 'VINI' FigueiredoVINI 41 - 19 +22 103.8 1.59
Brazil Andrei 'arT' PiovezanarT 43 - 26 +17 102.7 1.57
Brazil Henrique 'HEN1' TelesHEN1 36 - 20 +16 82.0 1.43
Brazil Kaike 'KSCERATO' CeratoKSCERATO 32 - 17 +15 77.7 1.42
Brazil Yuri 'yuurih' Santosyuurih 31 - 24 +7 74.8 1.17
 Isurus K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Argentina Nicolás 'Noktse' DávilaNoktse 27 - 35 -8 74.4 0.82
Argentina Roberto 'reversive' Themthamreversive 24 - 35 -11 58.0 0.72
Argentina Gabriel '1962' Sinopoli1962 22 - 36 -14 51.8 0.69
Uruguay Maximiliano 'max' Gonzalezmax 16 - 38 -22 58.6 0.59
Argentina Nabil 'nbl' Aleuanbl 17 - 39 -22 51.8 0.52

eUnited fared no better against 100 Thieves in the following matchup, winning the first pistol round on Dust2 before immediately finding themselves reset by Aaron "⁠AZR⁠" Ward and company. From there, 100 Thieves remained in firm control of the half, running up a 12-3 lead before eventually closing out the map 16-8.

Gratisfaction ended the series at the top of the board with a 1.89 rating

100 Thieves remained strong as their own pick of Mirage got underway, taking a 5-1 lead at the onset. eUnited were able to improve on their Dust2 performance as they won four in response, but Sean "⁠Gratisfaction⁠" Kaiwai ensured his team had firm control at the end of the half for a 10-5 scoreline. A pistol win and ensuing victory over 100 Thieves' force-buy put eUnited in position to begin a comeback effort, but four defensive frags from Jay "⁠Liazz⁠" Tregillgas on an eco round turned the tides in favour of his side. From there, the Australians locked down the defense, winning five more rounds to take a 16-7 win.

Matchpage
2
0
17th November 2019
16
Dust2
8
16
Mirage
7
 100 Thieves K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
New Zealand Sean 'Gratisfaction' KaiwaiGratisfaction 51 - 20 +31 110.8 1.89
Norway Joakim 'jkaem' Myrbostadjkaem 40 - 28 +12 92.0 1.46
Australia Jay 'Liazz' TregillgasLiazz 31 - 29 +2 76.6 1.27
Australia Justin 'jks' Savagejks 32 - 24 +8 66.3 1.17
Australia Aaron 'AZR' WardAZR 32 - 27 +5 75.6 1.04
 eUnited K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
United States Austin 'Cooper-' AbadirCooper- 32 - 32 0 76.3 0.99
Mexico Edgar 'MarKE' MaldonadoMarKE 32 - 35 -3 72.4 0.91
United States Ryan 'freakazoid' Abadirfreakazoid 22 - 41 -19 65.6 0.74
Canada Kaleb 'moose' Jaynemoose 26 - 38 -12 52.5 0.66
United States Victor 'food' Wongfood 16 - 40 -24 45.4 0.55
Brazil Yuri 'yuurih' Santos
Yuri 'yuurih' Santos
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
706
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.15
Brazil Andrei 'arT' Piovezan
Andrei 'arT' Piovezan
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
691
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.13
Brazil Kaike 'KSCERATO' Cerato
Kaike 'KSCERATO' Cerato
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.16
Maps played:
614
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.57
APR:
0.13
Australia Aaron 'AZR' Ward
Aaron 'AZR' Ward
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
959
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.13
New Zealand Sean 'Gratisfaction' Kaiwai
Sean 'Gratisfaction' Kaiwai
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
763
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.12
Brazil Vinicius 'VINI' Figueiredo
Vinicius 'VINI' Figueiredo
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
685
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Australia Jay 'Liazz' Tregillgas
Jay 'Liazz' Tregillgas
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
799
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.16
#1
SPUNJ | 
Australia nazzle
Yeah the burglars
2019-11-17 08:31
#31
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Croatia DNM_ii
+1
2019-11-17 16:31
who cars
2019-11-17 08:32
#21
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United States ScanDull
I don't, I take the bus. HUE HUE HUE
2019-11-17 12:39
I lol’d
2019-11-17 18:53
100T next top5 team
2019-11-17 08:33
#5
OK | 
Russia OKboi
Nt
2019-11-17 08:33
#12
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Australia Clariko
YTB!
2019-11-17 09:31
#4
OK | 
Russia OKboi
Expected tbh
2019-11-17 08:33
#YTB
2019-11-17 08:34
First
2019-11-17 08:40
ytb
2019-11-17 08:44
#9
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African Union mikecool
Ez
2019-11-17 08:47
#10
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Germany Flachzange
Gratatatatatatatatata
2019-11-17 09:05
gratisfaction as usual, beast vs t10 bot vs t1
2019-11-17 10:13
+1
2019-11-17 10:16
I can't handle that 100 thieves and furia are in the same group while at the second group team like ATK dominate the rest.
2019-11-17 11:36
+1 but at the same time even furia are bots recently. If 100t dont qualify that's easily on them. They are one of the best teams in the world atm
2019-11-17 11:45
How are Furia bots they played great at starseries just like 100 thieves and beat them to make it to the consolidation final, I love the boys but you've got to admit that Furia have just as good a chance of qualifying as 100 thieves do.
2019-11-17 13:10
#29
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Brazil nakTriceps
For me it´ll be a 50/50 match.
2019-11-17 14:56
Same Furia beat them at starseries but they looked even better at Iem beijing so it's anyone's game.
2019-11-17 22:46
The fuq man, furia have recently smashed vitality, g2 and 100t. And were unlucky against fnatic. Definitely not 'bots.' Gonna be a hard game for the boys
2019-11-17 14:08
yeah these groups are a joke same with eu, how can u place fnatic faze vitality in group B and g2 north nip in group A
2019-11-17 13:52
gg
2019-11-17 12:13
#20
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World Beard43
Well played
2019-11-17 12:24
#23
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Brazil parrud0www
Expectedetedted
2019-11-17 13:27
#25
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United States WilsonDS
Lol and people were saying they should bench grat
2019-11-17 13:57
#27
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Austria doMK0
People are dumb
2019-11-17 14:34
#28
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United States WilsonDS
+1
2019-11-17 14:55
EZ 4 THE BURGLARS EUNITED DISBAND
2019-11-17 14:57
American qualifiers is a joke
2019-11-17 17:27
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