BOOM take down Isurus to qualify for Americas Minor

BOOM recovered from a loss in their opening match of the ESL One Rio 2020 Americas Minor South America Closed Qualifier by completing a run through the lower bracket, culminating with a win over Isurus to advance to the offline stage.

BOOM's debut with their freshly-signed roster was soured early on in the South America Closed Qualifier as the team found themselves cast down to the lower bracket in their opening match-up, falling to TeamOne in two closely contested maps. The Brazilian squad's recovery from their initial loss was helmed by a stellar showing from their newest addition, João "⁠felps⁠" Vasconcellos, with the 23-year-old averaging a 1.67 rating in BOOM's bouts against W7M, Imperial and a rematch against TeamOne to earn his team a spot in the consolidation final against Isurus.

Nicolás "⁠Noktse⁠" Dávila's side entered the series looking to make up for a dismal showing against RED Canids in the upper bracket final as well as make history by becoming the first Argentinian roster to qualify for a Minor, but found themselves at the behest of the Brazilians in their last match-up. It was not felps who helped his side take the final series over the line however, with the combined forces of the remaining four players helping lead BOOM to a 2-0 series victory to qualify.

felps averaged a 1.41 rating over the 11 maps he played in the qualifier

BOOM were quick to take control at the onset of Isurus' Overpass pick, garnering a four-round head start before the Argentinians got themselves on the board, albeit with none of their players surviving the round. Isurus continued to sustain heavy losses as their second came off the back of a 1vs2 clutch from José "⁠L!nKz^⁠" Ortega, although a clean anti-eco in the ensuing round gave the squad a brief respite to recuperate from their losses.

From there however, the Brazilians swiftly stabilized, with the combined forces of Marcelo "⁠chelo⁠" Cespedes, Bruno "⁠shz⁠" Martinelli, and Gustavo "⁠yel⁠" Knittel offering BOOM a stalwart defense to shut down Isurus for the remainder of the half and run up an 11-4 lead at the break. The swap to the defense proved to be of little help to Isurus as BOOM continued to reign supreme in the second half, with Ricardo "⁠boltz⁠" Prass and yel finding triple kills in the final two rounds to lock down the pick of their opposition 16-4.

Three kills for chelo and a 1vs1 win over Noktse kept BOOM in control of the momentum as Mirage got underway, with the Brazilian side once again pushing up to an early lead at 3-0. Isurus finally broke their streak of defeat as they began to rally back, the AWP of Noktse and multi-kill rounds from Gabriel "⁠1962⁠" Sinopoli helping them to take eight of the ensuing nine rounds as they gained the upper hand over their Brazilian rivals. boltz and felps kept BOOM in contention with two towards the closing moments of their offensive effort, but this time it was Isurus who assumed control of the proceedings with a three-round lead at halftime.

The situation turned grim for BOOM as a pistol win for Isurus helped the Argentinian squad extend their lead, moving up to a 12-6 scoreline before a triple kill from chelo gave the Brazilians their seventh. An immediate reply from Isurus in the following round left BOOM with their economy at a breaking point and the odds of a decider map looking more and more likely, but yel's troops refused to capitulate as they once again locked down the defense to battle back with a spree of rounds. Isurus added two to their tally to force overtime, where they initially pulled ahead at 17-16, but BOOM took three in a row once they were on the attack to close out the map and earn themselves a spot at the Americas Minor.

 Isurus K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
34 - 43 -9 74.9 0.94
33 - 42 -9 65.9 0.87
32 - 41 -9 67.4 0.86
35 - 42 -7 65.1 0.84
29 - 44 -15 68.5 0.77
 BOOM K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
46 - 30 +16 80.5 1.29
44 - 32 +12 82.9 1.24
45 - 32 +13 87.4 1.24
47 - 34 +13 81.0 1.23
30 - 35 -5 67.5 0.92

BOOM are joined by RED Canids on the team list for the ESL One Rio Americas Minor, with the other six teams in attendance set to be determined through the North American Closed Qualifier which will run from March 7-9. The Americas Minor itself will play out in Rio de Janeiro from April 26 - May 2, and award the top two sides with spots in the New Challengers stage.

Brazil Gustavo 'yel' Knittel
Gustavo 'yel' Knittel
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
741
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.64
Brazil João 'felps' Vasconcellos
João 'felps' Vasconcellos
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
756
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.71
Brazil Marcelo 'chelo' Cespedes
Marcelo 'chelo' Cespedes
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
612
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.66
Chile José 'L!nKz^' Ortega
José 'L!nKz^' Ortega
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
187
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.64
Argentina Nicolás 'Noktse' Dávila
Nicolás 'Noktse' Dávila
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
521
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.65
Brazil Ricardo 'boltz' Prass
Ricardo 'boltz' Prass
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1009
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.64
Brazil Bruno 'shz' Martinelli
Bruno 'shz' Martinelli
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
600
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.65
Argentina Gabriel '1962' Sinopoli
Gabriel '1962' Sinopoli
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
405
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.70
#1
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Brazil Felpepino
Nice
2020-03-06 03:27
19 replies
Yel playing well is a miracle.
2020-03-06 03:28
13 replies
felps back to mibr confirmed
2020-03-06 03:30
11 replies
boltz back to mibr confirmed
2020-03-06 04:41
9 replies
#33
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Brazil AWFenrir
defeat back to mibr confirmed
2020-03-06 04:59
8 replies
Mibr disband after all these changes confirmed
2020-03-06 06:40
6 replies
they just need to pick kng then they will be back on top
2020-03-06 08:56
5 replies
Oh no, kng is not enought, but there is the way, they should pick young talent, let's see, maybe meyern ? Yes, then they definitely will come back.
2020-03-06 11:31
4 replies
Ok. Now they just need time to fix mistakes and play well. Wait. Geng.g and CoL are already winning tournaments ;-;
2020-03-06 11:41
3 replies
#72
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Brazil _FaZeUP
Image thinking it should be easier to any team to play against a totally new line up LUL
2020-03-06 12:47
2 replies
imagine switching to a faze flair as that's the only hope a brazilian will win a couple of blast events in the year
2020-03-06 13:19
1 reply
Dosen't make any sense.. FaZe have Coldzera the best player from Brazil, what do u expect ?
2020-03-06 14:21
Defeat never left.
2020-03-06 23:21
-kn good trade
2020-03-06 05:17
#22
arT | 
Brazil DocPaz
Hope he can improve even more until the major
2020-03-06 03:49
#8
ZywOo | 
United States Frotha
Isurus with Luken would’ve made it!
2020-03-06 03:29
3 replies
#16
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Brazil Allistar
+1
2020-03-06 03:33
I don't think he's going back to argentina anytime soon
2020-03-06 03:40
#73
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Brazil _FaZeUP
+1 not a good option for luken tho, he deserves better
2020-03-06 12:48
+1
2020-03-07 23:13
#2
fnx | 
Brazil Beicom
very naice
2020-03-06 03:27
Felp's friends
2020-03-06 03:28
#4
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Argentina Chief02
sad day!
2020-03-06 03:28
#5
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Brazil un1xFlamie
felpera Smoke criminal
2020-03-06 03:28
FELPS AND FNX
2020-03-06 03:28
#9
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Brazil Nickzim
first time I see yel topping the stats
2020-03-06 03:29
4 replies
same, and follow him since he joined keyd stars in 2016
2020-03-06 04:34
#40
Per0N | 
Venezuela 643
I wonder if boltz is the igl, cause yel started to play some good cs again.
2020-03-06 05:34
2 replies
YeL is igl but Boltz make some mid game cals
2020-03-06 15:49
1 reply
#91
Per0N | 
Venezuela 643
that makes sense, ty
2020-03-06 16:39
#10
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Brazil Leexo
GG WP INSANE COMEBACK
2020-03-06 03:30
#12
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Brazil Ahab
BOOM
2020-03-06 03:30
#13
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Argentina druwugs
felps smurfing
2020-03-06 03:30
1 reply
#25
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Brazil parrud0www
+1
2020-03-06 04:08
#14
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Brazil lfilaa
I don't know what happens to Isurus but when they reach the final they choke.
2020-03-06 03:30
no meyern no party
2020-03-06 03:30
2 replies
#27
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Brazil un1xFlamie
Meyern sharks, not isurus
2020-03-06 04:13
1 reply
before sharks he was on isurus
2020-03-06 04:36
#17
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Brazil user_namer
gods
2020-03-06 03:37
of course the team that's been playing in NA since forever is going through and stealing a spot from their region, I've seen this story too many times now, good luck to RED Canids tho, they completely deserve it
2020-03-06 03:40
7 replies
+1 I hate it, they were supposed to play the NA minor
2020-03-06 04:08
6 replies
No they were supposed to play asia minor
2020-03-06 07:32
2 replies
lmfao
2020-03-06 12:56
nah, NA is much easier
2020-03-06 14:23
And they will play in what? Stupid asshole
2020-03-06 15:51
2 replies
Why are you being so rude? I meant the Closed NA not the Minor after stealing spots from teams that play all their lives at SA
2020-03-06 18:35
1 reply
Sorry I was angry atm They trade a team recently, they was needing some DM to adapt with new teammate Boom should invest in a second coach with good strats like zakk and a bootkamp on EU to the team get better
2020-03-06 23:00
Felps and fnx back in a major. Nice
2020-03-06 03:42
5 replies
time to defeat mibr
2020-03-06 03:45
3 replies
#34
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Brazil AWFenrir
You can't defeat anyone who has already been defeated
2020-03-06 05:13
2 replies
+1111
2020-03-06 07:05
XD
2020-03-06 13:49
hoooly shit
2020-03-06 10:30
What a great decision for boom esports to buy ex-intz 💪
2020-03-06 03:59
1 reply
#26
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Brazil parrud0www
+1
2020-03-06 04:09
#31
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Brazil gtaube
nice, u deserve guys, happy for yel and boltz, gl in minor
2020-03-06 04:44
#32
ropz | 
Brazil oBraga
Falador passa mal
2020-03-06 04:47
kaboom
2020-03-06 05:18
BOOM BITCH, get out the way!
2020-03-06 05:19
Nice BEST BR TEAM!
2020-03-06 05:23
3 replies
+1
2020-03-06 11:43
+1
2020-03-06 13:05
Boom and Furia same level
2020-03-06 15:52
Boomich krasava
2020-03-06 05:30
Pechurus Gaming again xD
2020-03-06 06:27
bl4
2020-03-06 06:36
#45
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Australia popoto
isurus in the finals HAHAHAH
2020-03-06 06:57
Mibr ruining yet another team
2020-03-06 07:16
1 reply
Sharks*
2020-03-06 21:42
nt isurus
2020-03-06 08:28
imagine being excited for this result OMEGALUL
2020-03-06 08:57
the hell happened to BOOM's full indonesian roster? but great pickup anyways :D
2020-03-06 09:02
I'd like to have both on the major, well played Isurus.
2020-03-06 10:02
I will definitely never understand the low capacity of ISG to define a match, they play all day in the best conditions and still do not get it, incredible
2020-03-06 10:14
7 replies
hard to do something when TOs keep inviting teams that play in other regions
2020-03-06 14:10
6 replies
#83
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Brazil _Awper
They would lose against Pain or T1 anyway, ARG CS is a joke. /closed
2020-03-06 14:26
5 replies
wdym, they beat pain on first round and T1 plays in NA...
2020-03-06 16:35
4 replies
buddy, they were winning, two rounds to close the game, and they lost, ofc is another region but they are professional players with strategies, they need to strengthen the closing of matches, maybe are the nerves or something, idk, I would love to see them succeed outside from Brazil, but the possibilities it has had have been many
2020-03-10 00:15
3 replies
they were winning second map after being stomped on the first, they weren't even close to win the whole game, facing a team that has the experience of playing in the top league of a stronger region IS a huge disadvantage and you can't deny that
2020-03-10 01:04
2 replies
I do not deny, you can not live crying because they play a qualy in another region, if that really was, How is what Team Liquid, which plays in NA, can beat the big teams of the EU, if the level in NA is much lower to the EU (?) Is that your logic? Real Madrid does not play in the Premier League and is UEFA champion? Brazil plays qualifiers in South America and is World champion? seriously?
2020-03-10 12:45
1 reply
I think you don't understand what I'm saying...
2020-03-10 13:08
Pechurus strikes again LUL
2020-03-06 10:20
#58
sausol | 
Switzerland x676
Isurus is trash, how are they getting these opportunities ?
2020-03-06 10:28
1 reply
#70
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Brazil Karlogaria
Going through open qualifiers. It's not pure luck
2020-03-06 12:41
ok boomer
2020-03-06 10:30
Uff... didn`t they pull out of FLASHPOINT Global Qualifier to take part in this? Ouchiii :P must feel salty haha
2020-03-06 10:55
6 replies
impying FLASHPOINT was easier and a better tournament than this
2020-03-06 14:09
5 replies
implying the major is more important than FLASHPOINT, more like
2020-03-06 14:32
4 replies
you have to be fucking joking
2020-03-06 16:36
3 replies
nt europoor b8er
2020-03-06 19:08
2 replies
ah, you're retarded, I see now
2020-03-06 21:17
1 reply
no men)) am 4chan user
2020-03-07 04:29
Felps 1.41 rating leading up to the final Where he chokes and bottom frags Lucky for him that his teammates stepped up
2020-03-06 11:14
#68
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Brazil parrud0www
Expected
2020-03-06 12:25
#69
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Brazil Karlogaria
Nice, satisfied for them. And kinda surprised to see felps at the bottom, he carries often
2020-03-06 12:40
nice
2020-03-06 12:44
mibr disband
2020-03-06 12:50
yel played like a hungry beast! everyone on this team is very good !! can you imagine a Boom sticker on the red line? pog #HungryBeast
2020-03-06 16:19
Chokesurus strikes again.
2020-03-07 14:58
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