FURIA squeeze past Complexity to reach DreamHack Anaheim final

FURIA came from behind to beat Complexity 2-1 and book a spot in the DreamHack Open Anaheim title decider.

The Brazilian team overcame a dour start to edge out Complexity in a keenly-contested series and reach their first LAN final with the current roster. After breezing past Endpoint and North, losing just nine rounds across those best-of-one games, FURIA looked to be at the top of their game, but they were handed a painful reality check on Mirage, where they were on the back foot from the start.

FURIA looked a completely different side on Overpass, a map where Vinicius "VINI" Figueiredo showed just how scary he can be when he is on point. Yuri "yuurih" Santos then turned the hero on Nuke: with 34 kills in a nail-biting game that went the full distance, he helped fire the team across the finish line and into a final against the new kids on the block, Gen.G, who have yet to lose a map at this event.

Complexity went for FURIA's throats from the offset on Mirage, their own map pick, and were commanding throughout the first half. An Owen "oBo" Schlatter ace on the B site was the perfect ending to a near-flawless T side performance from the European side, who took a commanding 12 rounds into the break - a scoreline could have been much worse for the Brazilians had it not been for clutches from their star players, Kaike "KSCERATO" Cerato and yuurih.

There was more misery to come for FURIA, who found themselves with no room for error after a slow start to the second half. Down 3-15, Andrei "arT" Piovezan's side dug deep and went into double-digit territory before a stunning quad kill from Valentin "poizon" Vasilev on the B site sealed the deal for Complexity.

Big displays from VINI and yuurih allowed FURIA to pull off a comeback

VINI opened up the action on Overpass with a Glock ace, giving his team a much-needed confidence boost after the shaky Mirage performance. William "RUSH" Wierzba responded in kind with a quad kill in the following round, but FURIA instantly regained control of proceedings after a successful buy.

With their economy in shambles, Complexity took some time to get back on their feet and contain the early FURIA onslaught. After being down 1-6, Benjamin "blameF" Bremer's troops managed to bring the deficit to a solitary round, but the Brazilians were in control during the final stages of the half, which ended with three rounds separating the two teams.

FURIA continued to add to their lead after switching to the CT side, with VINI once again at the center of the action. A successful eco breathed new life into Complexity, who went on a five-round winning streak, but their gung-ho approach was quickly figured out by the Brazilians, who tightened up their B site defense to lock down the map.

The Brazilians carried that momentum into Nuke, where they jumped out to a commanding 7-1 lead following a dream start to their T side. Complexity improved as the game wore on, but their three-round deficit heading into the T side was a worrying sight.

blameF's side came out with all guns blazing and quickly took the lead with some fast executes that FURIA could not contain. The Brazilians tried to respond, but some misplays on their part - which included a wasted 4v2 situation - saw Complexity edge closer to match point. FURIA tightened up and gradually took the upper hand after a frantic period, with a key triple kill from VINI in the 29th round leaving the European team with no money in the bank to contest the final round.

Matchpage
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1
23rd February 2020
11
Mirage
16
16
Overpass
11
16
Nuke
14
 FURIA K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Brazil Yuri 'yuurih' Santosyuurih 70 - 54 +16 85.3 1.25
Brazil Kaike 'KSCERATO' CeratoKSCERATO 55 - 47 +8 75.4 1.12
Brazil Henrique 'HEN1' TelesHEN1 50 - 42 +8 63.8 1.03
Brazil Vinicius 'VINI' FigueiredoVINI 54 - 62 -8 74.9 0.98
Brazil Andrei 'arT' PiovezanarT 46 - 63 -17 67.7 0.91
 Complexity K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark Benjamin 'blameF' BremerblameF 53 - 53 0 76.1 1.09
Denmark Kristian 'k0nfig' Wieneckek0nfig 58 - 57 +1 68.3 1.08
Bulgaria Valentin 'poizon' Vasilevpoizon 61 - 57 +4 70.6 1.06
United States Owen 'oBo' SchlatteroBo 45 - 50 -5 64.0 1.00
United States William 'RUSH' WierzbaRUSH 50 - 58 -8 70.0 0.95
Brazil Andrei 'arT' Piovezan
Andrei 'arT' Piovezan
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
580
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.13
Brazil Yuri 'yuurih' Santos
Yuri 'yuurih' Santos
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
595
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.16
Brazil Kaike 'KSCERATO' Cerato
Kaike 'KSCERATO' Cerato
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
503
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.57
APR:
0.12
United States Owen 'oBo' Schlatter
Owen 'oBo' Schlatter
Age:
16
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
144
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
Brazil Vinicius 'VINI' Figueiredo
Vinicius 'VINI' Figueiredo
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
574
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Denmark Benjamin 'blameF' Bremer
Benjamin 'blameF' Bremer
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.16
Maps played:
394
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.16
United States William 'RUSH' Wierzba
William 'RUSH' Wierzba
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1052
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
Bulgaria Valentin 'poizon' Vasilev
Valentin 'poizon' Vasilev
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.15
Maps played:
732
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.12
NOT EVEN WITH POISON CHEATING lul
2020-02-24 02:31
Expected iq from denmark
2020-02-24 02:32
#9
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Italy ltaly 
EZ
2020-02-24 02:33
EXPECTED FROM NO MAJOR AUSTRALIAN
2020-02-24 02:36
100T suck and that's good
2020-02-24 02:49
#19
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Bulgaria AboveYall 
lol its pretty obv that hes brazilian fakeflagger :D it's the same guy that spams jason lake paid thousands.. :D This "italy" guy fan of Furia might be another of his accs..
2020-02-24 02:38
tbh hes using the term zera, hes prob brazilian we kinda like to use this term lmao
2020-02-24 03:35
#47
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Bulgaria AboveYall 
that's exactly what i said :D
2020-02-24 03:56
No, u said he is Brazilian because g using ZERa, but the truth is thAt he is be because of using ZERa
2020-02-25 05:45
#14
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Brazil renatorib 
poizon is a GOD bro
2020-02-24 02:34
yuurih is the real god
2020-02-24 02:41
#33
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Brazil renatorib 
too but poizon is crazy you cant deny
2020-02-24 02:54
It has been sometime since I've been this impressed with an awper. Probably since s0mple peak in early 2018. Poizon is promising if he can maintain this level.
2020-02-24 03:11
#55
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Brazil renatorib 
+1
2020-02-24 13:16
lul jason lake paid thousands to use cheats on his pc and didn't even worked lul
2020-02-24 02:34
#21
NiKo | 
Serbia dvrtomic 
Nice
2020-02-24 02:41
#4
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Netherlands poeya 
Furia to overtake Gen.G and win shit tournament anaheim xd
2020-02-24 02:31
Fan of Dignitas OmegaLUL
2020-02-24 02:36
#23
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Netherlands poeya 
ok zywoo ''fan'' xddd
2020-02-24 02:42
+1 ez to support top1. You are a hero support a trash team and players. Congrats bro! Keep strong!
2020-02-25 05:47
EZ final for Daps
2020-02-24 02:32
GG EZ
2020-02-24 02:32
names checkout #8
2020-02-24 02:33
flukia
2020-02-24 02:33
japanese scene O M E G A L U L
2020-02-24 03:11
#49
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Brazil parrud0www 
Flukexity
2020-02-24 04:33
#11
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Brazil GuigsXP 
Go Furia!
2020-02-24 02:33
You can Blame Obo and Rush Konfig is Poizon
2020-02-24 02:33
#13
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Brazil renatorib 
#DIADEFURIA
2020-02-24 02:33
Imagine calling this team a juggernaut and losing to a Brazilian team that was falling apart lol
2020-02-24 02:35
#22
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United Kingdom Kaiiid 
wtf feelsbad man
2020-02-24 02:41
Vinih dropped 30 bombs in overpass while Yurih went ham on nuke. Individual performances, not sure about consistency in this team. But happy for them, hope they win it.
2020-02-24 02:46
Indeed
2020-02-24 02:47
Yeah, complexity were the better team, furia had the better players.
2020-02-24 03:12
That was a good game, respect for Furia. But, I do hope GenG wins tomorrow.
2020-02-24 02:47
The game Will be today, actually they are playing now.
2020-02-24 03:15
Mad bettors will say matchfix :))
2020-02-24 02:52
yuurih too good
2020-02-24 02:53
#34
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China hzxhl16 
noooooooooooooooooo
2020-02-24 02:56
Let's Go FURIA
2020-02-24 03:02
#36
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China hzxhl16 
flag doesnt check out
2020-02-24 03:04
Great result guys! Who thinks poison is cheating?!
2020-02-24 03:08
It was a great series. GGWP col. Vamos Furia!
2020-02-24 03:12
VAMO CAHRRIALO FURIA DEU GOAT TOP 1. I BET MAIS DINHEIRO ON FURIA LEGGO
2020-02-24 03:14
Complexity got "poizoned"
2020-02-24 03:25
#48
fnx | 
Other individual 
"honeymoon's over" -apex-
2020-02-24 04:33
#50
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Brazil parrud0www 
Flukexity
2020-02-24 04:34
feels bad, so close
2020-02-24 04:53
#52
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African Union mikecool 
What. I saw col win first game, then headed to work thinking they were gonna win, only to read this now and see they lost. Ggz
2020-02-24 04:55
Easy, but sad at the end.
2020-02-25 05:51
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