Spirit beat FURIA to join G2 in Champions Cup grand final

Spirit have joined G2 in the grand final of the Champions Cup Finals after beating FURIA 2-0 (Mirage 16-4, Nuke 16-11).

The Brazilian squad didn't turn up until halfway through the second map, with Spirit picking up a convincing victory, looking much-improved from their early exit last week at the ESEA MDL Season 32 Global Challenge as they made their first grand final with the new roster featuring Nikolay "⁠mir⁠" Bityukov and Boris "⁠magixx⁠" Vorobiev.

Although FURIA are still yet to play a third-place decider against ENCE, they will end the year without a grand final appearance in the lineup bolstered by Henrique "⁠HEN1⁠" Teles in September.

FURIA's pistol round win at the beginning of Mirage proved fruitless, as mir's 1v3 clutch in a second-round forcebuy turned the tables in favor of Spirit, who began mounting a dominant offensive half. The Brazilians stopped the streak at six in a row, but they couldn't string more together as their opponents were up 11-4 by halftime.

Spirit will take on G2 in the grand final in Malta

With another clutch situation going the Russians' way in the second pistol round, courtesy of Leonid "⁠chopper⁠" Vishnyakov this time around, the opening map quickly came to a close, as Spirit claimed a 1-0 lead in the series at 16-4.

Viktor "⁠sdy⁠" Orudzhev's team's rampage continued when the series turned to Nuke, with a 1v2 from chopper helping Spirit get off to a dominant offensive start again. Down 1-7, Kaike "⁠KSCERATO⁠" Cerato and HEN1 stepped up with some individual plays and Andrei "⁠arT⁠" Piovezan followed with a triple in a low buy, allowing FURIA to come back into contention with six out of the last seven rounds.

After Spirit clinched the second pistol round, they seemed to hit a snag as FURIA equalized things at 10-10, but triples from magixx in a 2v4 retake and sdy in a halfbuy swung the map back in their favor, with the Russians rallying to a 16-11 scoreline.

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 FURIA K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
26 - 40 -14 70.7 0.82
26 - 33 -7 70.6 0.81
23 - 32 -9 48.9 0.78
26 - 35 -9 58.4 0.73
23 - 37 -14 64.8 0.65
 Spirit K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
38 - 26 +12 78.9 1.37
42 - 28 +14 86.6 1.35
34 - 22 +12 89.1 1.32
30 - 23 +7 65.8 1.21
33 - 25 +8 71.7 1.16
Russia Leonid 'chopper' Vishnyakov
Leonid 'chopper' Vishnyakov
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
582
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.68
Brazil Henrique 'HEN1' Teles
Henrique 'HEN1' Teles
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
794
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.58
Russia Nikolay 'mir' Bityukov
Nikolay 'mir' Bityukov
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
540
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.66
Brazil Andrei 'arT' Piovezan
Andrei 'arT' Piovezan
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
565
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.69
Ukraine Viktor 'sdy' Orudzhev
Viktor 'sdy' Orudzhev
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
552
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.64
Russia Boris 'magixx' Vorobiev
Boris 'magixx' Vorobiev
Age:
16
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
115
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.64
Brazil Kaike 'KSCERATO' Cerato
Kaike 'KSCERATO' Cerato
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.18
Maps played:
488
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.57
Flukia without SG xaxaxaxaxa brazil never beat russia 😎😎😎😎😎
2019-12-21 23:25
20 replies
only 4 years left pog
2019-12-21 23:31
2 replies
furia: lets try some tier 4 event to get some confidence. > gets raped at tier 4
2019-12-21 23:42
1 reply
Biggest fluke in CS history
2019-12-21 23:56
#21
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Brazil MiTom
Rússia 0 Majors Brasil 2 Majors
2019-12-21 23:38
16 replies
#27
 | 
United States Murarara
Kazakhstan 1 Major Russia 0 major
2019-12-21 23:49
1 reply
#30
 | 
Russia ToughGuy
2019-12-21 23:55
#29
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Russia ToughGuy
Russia 1 major and still has scene unlike BR
2019-12-21 23:54
13 replies
+1
2019-12-22 02:18
Russia 0 major Kazakhstan 1 major
2019-12-22 03:01
4 replies
#68
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Russia ToughGuy
2019-12-22 15:28
3 replies
but no russian team, nt
2019-12-22 17:22
2 replies
#72
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Russia ToughGuy
cis=russia
2019-12-22 17:22
1 reply
nt
2019-12-22 17:23
#59
INS | 
Australia CLEGGY
what major?
2019-12-22 07:02
1 reply
#61
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Mongolia SadUnicorn
Dosia 1 major
2019-12-22 09:17
#62
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Ukraine TBOY(2)
Russian 0 major. CIS not Russia. Navi Fangay
2019-12-22 09:27
4 replies
#67
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Russia ToughGuy
dosia 1 major = russia btw flag checks out
2019-12-22 15:27
3 replies
If a player is equal to russia, ergo Brazil = 10 majors, huh? Stop making Russian CS relevant, just STAHP
2019-12-22 21:07
1 reply
No, brazil only 2 major which was fluke russia 1
2019-12-26 06:50
If a player is equal to russia, ergo Brazil = 10 majors, huh? Stop making Russian CS relevant, just STAHP
2019-12-22 21:07
gg. g2 should be winning finals now
2019-12-21 23:26
6 replies
#6
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CIS dimolio
ez4magixxboy
2019-12-21 23:26
#8
bew | 
India Women
same thing was said at summit ahaha
2019-12-21 23:26
3 replies
And we know how it went
2019-12-21 23:28
at summit it was "g2 will win" now its "should be" axaxaxax
2019-12-21 23:29
1 reply
Xd
2019-12-22 07:09
watch them lose it istg
2019-12-22 03:40
#3
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CIS dimolio
omg nice bratishki
2019-12-21 23:26
#4
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Netherlands Alvinnie
Nooooo, G2 most likely will choke and it would be less humiliating against furia than against spirit
2019-12-21 23:26
3 replies
they got a triple comeback against ence though...
2019-12-21 23:26
2 replies
>against ENCE it’s easy to win against 20 IQ strats from bot allu
2019-12-21 23:36
1 reply
G2 are usually doing the choking though
2019-12-21 23:43
Furia tier5 now I guess, back to trash tier
2019-12-21 23:27
2 replies
Spirit is underrated. They could be a top 3 CIS team, they should have qualified for last major but choked. They will go through challenger stage in Rio.
2019-12-22 00:53
1 reply
+1
2019-12-22 11:06
Shamefull
2019-12-21 23:27
GG WP
2019-12-21 23:28
Nice
2019-12-21 23:28
Magisk is chilling on vacation in Malta, shooting some br bots occasionally.
2019-12-21 23:28
At this moment the best Brazilian player is steel from Riders. No doubt about that. Fúria with a lot of "names" losing to this team.
2019-12-21 23:30
BRAZIL CS LUL KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK
2019-12-21 23:39
#25
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Finland Miroyev
Everyone talking shit about furia rn but what about Spirit playing really well
2019-12-21 23:45
3 replies
#34
 | 
United States Hosch
On hltv it's never that one team played well, only that one is bad
2019-12-22 00:29
2 replies
#44
 | 
Finland Miroyev
Haha yeah that's the way it always seems to go here
2019-12-22 01:35
I think it's more so that they signed them on for 5 years, bench one of their players, then lose in a tier 2-3 event and are BRA71L so yeah.
2019-12-22 12:01
BR CS LUL FLUKRIA LUL BR WITHOUT SG HAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHA
2019-12-21 23:47
2 replies
#63
 | 
Moldova AJollyDoge
EliGE fan PepeLaugh
2019-12-22 10:34
1 reply
u mean 3rd best player in the world and original krieg user? nt noscener
2019-12-22 16:04
Fúria ended after AUG nerf, rip
2019-12-21 23:49
#32
 | 
Brazil parrud0www
FURIA ended after ablej was kicked
2019-12-22 00:10
1 reply
It's whats looks like
2019-12-22 01:05
First flamengo. Now furia. Rough day
2019-12-22 00:16
iDISBALANCE to NaVi please thanks
2019-12-22 00:52
2 replies
#38
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Macau s0APOGGERS
sexpower to navi -botdian
2019-12-22 01:01
1 reply
would be good, too. But I would be sad for forZe. I don't want a top 15 team to be ruined like that.
2019-12-22 01:02
Spirit give the payback on ESEA MDL
2019-12-22 01:10
Fckng didband furia
2019-12-22 01:14
Such pro many wow
2019-12-22 01:20
#45
 | 
Brazil Fauchard
Brazil
2019-12-22 01:38
magixx to NaVi soon great talent
2019-12-22 01:43
How does a shit team like Furia get nike as a sponsor
2019-12-22 02:12
#49
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United States Bochanka
^ I’m with this guy how did this team get a Nike sponsor.
2019-12-22 02:47
FLUKIA ATTACK AGAIN
2019-12-22 02:49
1 reply
Pls give MIBR Kscerato.
2019-12-22 02:50
I’m not surprised. Haven’t watched a spirit game before this one, they look good. Have watched a lot of Furia and this as just what I came to expect.
2019-12-22 03:31
Oof man this is huge
2019-12-22 04:40
#57
 | 
Singapore FallBlade
5 year contract btw
2019-12-22 06:11
So ez
2019-12-22 06:56
Spirit made it while forZe didnt :)) gg gl
2019-12-22 10:45
What a shame
2019-12-22 16:16
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