FURIA open ESL Pro League Season 11 campaign with victory over Liquid

FURIA bested Liquid 2-1 (Nuke 10-16, Inferno 16-11, Mirage 16-13) in their opening match of ESL Pro League Season 11 North America.

While FURIA stepped into their campaign in the North American division on the right foot, Liquid continue to blow hot and cold after suffering a stunning loss to Swole Patrol earlier in the group stage, which now puts the highest-ranked side of the tournament at a 2-2 record before their last match against Evil Geniuses.

Nick "⁠nitr0⁠" Cannella's team's fourth match of the season saw all three maps played out to double digits, with Kaike "⁠KSCERATO⁠" Cerato paving the way for his team by posting an impressive 1.32 series rating as FURIA picked up the narrow victory.

KSCERATO was dominant throughout the series, peaking on Inferno with a 2.08 rating

The series kicked off on Nuke, where Jake "⁠Stewie2K⁠" Yip ensured a solid start for Liquid with a USP-S quad kill. FURIA retaliated in the following rounds, and it was on Jonathan "⁠EliGE⁠" Jablonowski to snatch the momentum back in his team's favour with a 1v2 clutch. The outstanding play inspired the defense to produce a 10-5 half, but a solid effort from Vinicius "⁠VINI⁠" Figueiredo and Andrei "⁠arT⁠" Piovezan in the second pistol round set up FURIA for an eventual equalizer at ten apiece. Liquid prevented any additional rounds from slipping, as they posted a 16-10 victory on their opponents' pick.

Liquid's dominance continued in the first five rounds of of Inferno, but KSCERATO's triple kill put FURIA on the map and the Brazilian offense managed to have their way in the majority of remaining rounds, softening the half-time blow at 7-8. Despite a consecutive pistol round victory, Liquid had a turbulent defense, where FURIA were able to consistently outperform the Americans. The series entered map three after FURIA closed it with a 16-11 scoreline, highlighted by KSCERATO's astounding 2.08 rating.

Similar to their Inferno showing, Liquid got off on the right foot on the T side of Mirage, walking away with six consecutive rounds to start their final campaign of the series. At this pivotal point the FURIA defense rallied, allowing but two additional rounds to slip the way of their opponents at 7-8. The Brazilians showed no sign of slowing down in the latter half, as the T side pistol round went their way. arT and company breached double-digits not long after, but they found Liquid on their heels and the defense's response was swift. The Americans mustered two additional rounds, but the rest went the way of FURIA. arT's AK-47 quad kill ensured map point and a successful A hit put a lid on the series at 16-13.

Matchpage
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29th March 2020
16
Nuke
10
11
Inferno
16
13
Mirage
16
 Liquid K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
58 - 54 +4 79.8 1.14
50 - 50 0 71.9 1.04
54 - 54 0 72.0 1.02
53 - 53 0 71.6 1.01
38 - 55 -17 51.3 0.81
 FURIA K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
65 - 43 +22 82.5 1.32
47 - 42 +5 73.7 1.18
51 - 56 -5 64.2 0.94
54 - 62 -8 73.4 0.91
49 - 51 -2 65.5 0.91

Below are the current standings for ESL Pro League Season 11 North America:

United States Jonathan 'EliGE' Jablonowski
Jonathan 'EliGE' Jablonowski
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1235
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.68
United States Nick 'nitr0' Cannella
Nick 'nitr0' Cannella
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1260
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.66
Brazil Andrei 'arT' Piovezan
Andrei 'arT' Piovezan
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
586
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.69
Brazil Kaike 'KSCERATO' Cerato
Kaike 'KSCERATO' Cerato
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.18
Maps played:
509
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.57
Brazil Vinicius 'VINI' Figueiredo
Vinicius 'VINI' Figueiredo
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
580
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.67
United States Jake 'Stewie2K' Yip
Jake 'Stewie2K' Yip
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1171
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.68
#1
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Germany Sonnabend
EASY FOR THE BEST BR TEAM! #DIADEFURIA kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk
2020-03-30 02:48
26 replies
#7
OK | 
Peru TheJuan
What a great start for BR CS!
2020-03-30 02:50
You are implying that there are other BR teams?
2020-03-30 03:00
21 replies
FURIA>MIBR
2020-03-30 03:02
Yes! Furia, Boom, Faze with cold, Movistar Riders with steelega, etc Mibr doesn't count as BR team cuz they have a boludo
2020-03-30 03:06
18 replies
Boludo?
2020-03-30 03:11
9 replies
a way to say argentinian in portuguese.
2020-03-30 03:15
8 replies
I guess its not nice? Thanks men 😎😎
2020-03-30 03:22
5 replies
Yes, it's not nice, the literal traduction is "stupid" XAXAXAXAXAXAXAXA BOLUDO BOLUDO
2020-03-30 03:41
4 replies
#58
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Argentina macrigato
2020-03-30 05:05
1 reply
This thing is old dude, seems cool
2020-03-30 05:45
Are u idiot?
2020-03-30 13:35
1 reply
Flamengo >>> 3asco
2020-03-30 19:30
On the true, they say this kkkkkkk
2020-03-30 03:34
1 reply
nice englando
2020-03-30 03:52
#50
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Ireland whocarsman
Faze counts as Brazilian with one Brazilian MIBR has 4 Brazilians yet doesn't count as Brazilian Brazilian brains right there
2020-03-30 04:42
5 replies
LUL
2020-03-30 05:03
LOL
2020-03-30 05:36
Yes, basic math
2020-03-30 05:57
you can't get a simple irony and talk about brains? lol
2020-03-30 06:19
1 reply
check flag All that alcohol is getting to his brain
2020-03-30 10:02
#105
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Brazil KsRmiTch
Wtf q comentário irregular kkkkkkkkkk
2020-03-30 13:07
1 reply
Kkkkkkkkkkkkkkk
2020-03-30 18:32
rip sweden cs
2020-03-30 17:29
and i made hella profit again after betting furia, i swear just whenever Liquid is playing a match just bet against the opposite, ez money
2020-03-30 11:36
2 replies
#117
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Germany Sonnabend
Betting against the opposite would be betting on Liquid🤔🤔
2020-03-30 14:51
1 reply
+1 Saturday
2020-03-30 15:07
best br team
2020-03-30 02:47
1 reply
+1
2020-03-30 02:54
3rd
2020-03-30 02:47
EOEOEOEOEOEOEO
2020-03-30 02:47
Let's go Furia !
2020-03-30 02:47
#6
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Brazil Aloha420
let's go boys!! comeback kings
2020-03-30 02:48
NA WILL ALWAYS BE A JOKE HAHAHAHAHA
2020-03-30 02:52
KSCERATO TOP 10 THIS YEAR!
2020-03-30 02:54
1 reply
He deserves it!! I want him at mibr but still i understand if he stays because he's at a better team
2020-03-30 12:59
#11
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Brazil 4vengerr
OEOEOEOEOEOEOEOEOEOE
2020-03-30 02:55
very expected
2020-03-30 02:55
#13
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Russia M13F
Br cs xdd Liquit just disband
2020-03-30 02:55
1 reply
+1
2020-03-30 03:00
LULQUID
2020-03-30 02:57
Kscerato +22 LUL carrying bots
2020-03-30 03:01
Damn, i feel for @TeamLiquid ... (continues)
2020-03-30 03:01
5 replies
The team, culture, and fan base that I grew to love. (continues)
2020-03-30 03:06
4 replies
Seems like when they’re at the bottom of the pit somehow it gets deeper. (continues)
2020-03-30 05:03
3 replies
Remember how you guys came to be, how hungry and hard you guys worked. CS is nonstop and only gets harder. Good luck @TeamLiquid!
2020-03-30 08:29
2 replies
KKKKKKKKKKKKJJJJJJOTAJOTA
2020-03-30 09:20
1 reply
#119
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Brazil klauz1337
KKKKKKKKKKKK NICE D+
2020-03-30 15:09
#21
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Brazil Soulsix
CRY IS FREE NA LUL
2020-03-30 03:05
#25
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Australia rationale
It surely looks like Brazil CS is not dead and MiBR should just disband to avoid embarrassing itself for the third year in a row. The strangest thing about Furia is that they are very competitive without hitting as many headshots as other teams. I mean twistzz has over a 60% hs ratio while most guys in Furia are under 50.
2020-03-30 03:15
6 replies
Do You really Want to compare twistz hs ratio with some other player ?? The guy is a headshot machine
2020-03-30 03:32
going for headshots is the reason pros lose many easy duels to weakened oponents or easy to kill enemies to the side or back, its nice they go for the critical hit when they can but a good chunk of the time it would be easier and the best option to just go for the center of mass, furia players tend to go for the center when they dont hit the head so they tend to kill with body shots more
2020-03-30 03:43
3 replies
#51
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Ireland whocarsman
because they are noobs
2020-03-30 04:43
1 reply
astralis do this too always did
2020-03-30 06:21
#88
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United Kingdom dokunug
Yea, but the pro cant always tell whether a player is low. We know because we can see after we die how much damage we do, but pros dont get that, so they cant guarantee that a player is 1 shot or not. Even then If we are T side, and there are 2 CTs stacked up on each other, and i bring one down to 20hp before dying, and then the second 2nd ct peaks, and my teammate goes for the easy body shot, it could cost him the duel.
2020-03-30 09:24
#137
ECK | 
Brazil kdd
In headshots: Rain >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>all
2020-03-31 03:11
Br always >>> bots na
2020-03-30 03:15
2 replies
#42
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Brazil alisword
Hi forsaken
2020-03-30 04:05
1 reply
happy cause i lied? fucking bots
2020-03-30 08:16
kscerato top 1 2020
2020-03-30 03:16
Ahahhaha
2020-03-30 03:17
Take some notes mibr
2020-03-30 03:19
#32
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Brazil maryjuano
Kscerato Very GOD Omg
2020-03-30 03:29
#34
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Brazil Karlogaria
As much as I cheer for FURIA, didn't expect this. GG. Liquid isn't looking that promising - not sure if the real top 1 NA team.
2020-03-30 03:34
#36
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Russia FL1T
Kick nitr0
2020-03-30 03:35
2 replies
sure man, then TL will be the new ENCE lulw
2020-03-30 05:43
1 reply
#101
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North America Ringil12
no
2020-03-30 11:48
Ez 4 HEN1GOD
2020-03-30 03:37
Hahaha NA CS
2020-03-30 03:44
#43
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Ukraine FGVM
Congratulations, Brazil, you have a team again. Sincerely wishing them to not be a fluke.
2020-03-30 04:27
Liquid need something to improve fast, they need 1 or 2 changes on their roster.
2020-03-30 04:33
8 replies
#49
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Brazil Karlogaria
-Stewie and/or nitr0 IMHO
2020-03-30 04:41
6 replies
Yea, really, let's kick best NA IGL.
2020-03-30 05:50
5 replies
#96
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Asia primoknows
LOL best NA IGL is Stanislaw
2020-03-30 11:06
3 replies
What Stan achieved in his whole career compare with nitr0? nitr0 > stan, it's a fact.
2020-03-30 11:27
1 reply
Lol nitr0 is not really a good igl. He is just lucky he is surrounded by superstars.
2020-04-09 21:28
LOL
2020-03-30 11:42
He is not a bad IGL, but he doesn't show up on the fragging aspect and he must do so
2020-03-30 13:07
my name
2020-03-30 05:44
#DiaDeFúria
2020-03-30 04:33
#47
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Brazil PabloCRF
so ez
2020-03-30 04:36
#48
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Indonesia rezrex
LULquit in 2k20 lose to BR cs LUL
2020-03-30 04:38
very good to see the pissed off guys because the liquid lost from FURIA and swole patrol
2020-03-30 04:44
#53
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Brazil Kacas
"Liquid is dead now" LoL
2020-03-30 04:49
LULquit
2020-03-30 04:50
It's time to get rid of Stewie.
2020-03-30 05:08
Rip liquid Bot nitr0 Bot Stewie Hate to see this type of performance -nitr0 + stan -stewie +natosaphix
2020-03-30 05:08
2 replies
I like the effort, but Stan and Nato ain’t fixin this shit. That’s like chewable vitamins Vs Coronavirus
2020-03-30 05:48
1 reply
xD stan is good igl they need a better IGL than nitr0 cus he is suckng balls in the IGL department and natosaphix is an amazing awper
2020-03-30 08:05
GET RID OF STEWIE ASAP
2020-03-30 05:17
These fucking straight diarrhea showings from liquid Omggggggggggggg
2020-03-30 05:42
#74
arT | 
Brazil SH1NoOB
EZ4DUARTE
2020-03-30 07:30
i like to imagine that woooo2k trashtalks the 1st map and then gets fucked on the 2nd and 3rd
2020-03-30 07:36
Liquid ahahah Omegalul
2020-03-30 07:39
#77
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Poland Po_Prostu
excause me... WTF
2020-03-30 07:41
Kekwquid Poor Liquid, they have to play with stewie until the major in November. Sucks for them.
2020-03-30 08:26
2 replies
Why? I don't think they would lose their spot if they kicked him now and kept the rest
2020-03-30 13:09
1 reply
I mean. They still have to play with him at the Major in November.
2020-03-30 15:31
GG
2020-03-30 08:29
#85
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France cedd
nice to see furia on the rise again, fun team to watch
2020-03-30 08:43
Lol NA fans are so quiet
2020-03-30 08:50
LULQUID
2020-03-30 09:39
Kick stewie ffs
2020-03-30 09:39
#92
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Europe t.o.p
kscerato the brazilian coldzera
2020-03-30 10:43
Being a Liquid fan is fucking depressing .
2020-03-30 10:46
2 replies
Imagine being a mibr fan as I am lol
2020-03-30 13:08
1 reply
+1
2020-03-30 16:16
Nah ezpz lulquid
2020-03-30 11:06
#98
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Pakistan LoOuU2
How tf did 100T lose to TL?
2020-03-30 11:34
2 replies
Mibr effect
2020-03-30 12:43
1 reply
#110
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Pakistan LoOuU2
KEKW
2020-03-30 13:15
#102
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Iceland zyl3r
bot liquid
2020-03-30 11:55
NA back to ground
2020-03-30 13:11
#116
TACO | 
Portugal NTKPT
+Zews
2020-03-30 14:28
so proud of furia <333333
2020-03-30 15:11
Nitro is done
2020-03-30 15:18
How far down can they go
2020-03-30 17:20
#129
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Brazil tosspoa
Ez for caça rato.
2020-03-30 17:22
#133
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Brazil maryjuano
Nitro newba too bad Kscerato = new coldzera #GoFuria
2020-03-30 19:10
ez for FURIA youngstars
2020-03-30 19:13
Liquid era
2020-03-30 20:58
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