100 Thieves defeat FURIA to round out ESL Pro League S10 Finals team list
100 Thieves opened their campaign in the second group stage of ESL Pro League Season 10 Americas with a pair of dominant wins over eUnited and Isurus, not allowing either side to double-digit rounds. FURIA were not so lucky as an 0-2 loss to eUnited in their second matchup put their chances of qualifying for the finals in jeopardy, requiring them to not only defeat 100 Thieves, but to hope for a favourable outcome for Isurus in their battle against eUnited.
100 Thieves quickly dashed the hopes of Andrei "arT" Piovezan and company by taking the first two rounds of Vertigo, FURIA's map pick, before the Brazilians got on the board. Three in response from FURIA briefly gave them the edge, but that was the last time they held the lead on the map as Justin "jks" Savage helped to propel his team to a 10-5 lead at the half. Another pistol win allowed 100 Thieves to push up to 12-5 scoreline, with FURIA notching only one additional round before 100 Thieves closed things out for a 16-6 victory.
100 Thieves maintained momentum as their own map pick of Inferno got underway, going up 4-0 before FURIA fought back with four rounds of their own to tie up the match. The two teams then began to trade rounds, with the back-and-forth brawl lasting until the end of the half to leave 100 Thieves with a one-round edge as they swapped to the defense.
Aaron "AZR" Ward's side took their fourth pistol victory to kick off the second half, moving up to a 10-7 lead. Two multi-kill rounds from Kaike "KSCERATO" Cerato helped keep FURIA competitive as they clawed back for four, stealing away the lead at 11-10, but a CZ-75 quad kill from Joakim "jkaem" Myrbostad on round 22 put 100 Thieves right back in the driver's seat as momentum swung back into their favour. From there, 100 Thieves won four to put themselves in touching distance of map point, with jks scoring back-to-back triple kills to close out the series with a 16-11 map win.
|FURIA||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Andrei 'arT' PiovezanarT||31 - 38||-7||64.2||0.98|
|Henrique 'HEN1' TelesHEN1||25 - 28||-3||56.6||0.91|
|Kaike 'KSCERATO' CeratoKSCERATO||29 - 34||-5||71.7||0.88|
|Yuri 'yuurih' Santosyuurih||21 - 32||-11||53.0||0.85|
|Vinicius 'VINI' FigueiredoVINI||23 - 36||-13||67.9||0.80|
|100 Thieves||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Justin 'jks' Savagejks||46 - 28||+18||96.9||1.41|
|Joakim 'jkaem' Myrbostadjkaem||34 - 28||+6||87.0||1.28|
|Sean 'Gratisfaction' KaiwaiGratisfaction||35 - 26||+9||68.2||1.24|
|Jay 'Liazz' TregillgasLiazz||23 - 19||+4||54.9||1.09|
|Aaron 'AZR' WardAZR||28 - 28||0||59.7||0.96|