FURIA overcome MIBR in ESL Pro League S11
The Brazilian derby in Pro League ended up being a three-map affair, with FURIA claiming the 2-1 victory thanks to wins on Train and Mirage.
The series feature two one-sided maps as both teams stole away their opponents map picks, leading to a conclusion on Mirage. There, after a back-and-forth first half, FURIA kicked into a higher gear and, with an inspired Kaike "KSCERATO" Cerato, closed out the game.
FURIA picked up the pistol round and ran up to a 6-1 lead on Train, MIBR's map pick, with Henrique "HEN1" Teles's CT-side AWPing causing a lot of issues for Gabriel "FalleN" Toledo's squad early on. Fernando "fer" Alvarenga then clutched out a post-plant to add a second to MIBR's board, but no momentum was built as Yuri "yuurih" Santos and KSCERATO stepped up as well, fending off the offenses time after time.
FURIA reached 11 rounds when a contact play worked for MIBR on B, helping them to finish the Terrorist side with four in total. FalleN's men were looking to continue the streak as CT as they found themselves in a 4v1 against yuurih on the pistol, but a molotov deployed on the bomb won FURIA the round. They then pounced on the opportunity and closed out the map 16-4 after a trademark aggressive play from Andrei "arT" Piovezan.
HEN1's 1v2 clutch kicked off Inferno and FURIA grabbed a 3-0 lead, but unlike on Train, they didn't seize control of the match early. MIBR struck back shortly, starting their six-round winning streak with a triple-AWP setup, and Ignacio "meyern" Meyer picking up an ace to help his team's efforts. KSCERATO clutched a 1v3 on B to push FURIA to five rounds, but they were never able to completely break MIBR, who finished the half 9-6 ahead.
After the pistol went his team's way, FalleN clutched out an anti-eco to push his team forward towards the win on Inferno. KSCERATO made some big plays on the CT side, but without the support of his teammates, MIBR easily closed out their opponents' map pick, 16-6.
The action then moved to Mirage, where MIBR continued their strong form by picking up the first five rounds on the CT side, but then lost a 5v3 advantage which gave FURIA a way back into the game. arT's team managed to break their countrymen's economy just before the switch, ending it one round behind.
Vinicius "VINI" Figueiredo opened up the pistol with a double and set his team on course to take the lead after they survived a scary anti-force. Vito "kNgV-" Giuseppe was causing issues to FURIA throughout the map, but they consolidated on the defensive side and closed out Mirage without a single CT round lost, 16-8.
|FURIA||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Kaike 'KSCERATO' CeratoKSCERATO||61 - 36||+25||87.8||1.40|
|Henrique 'HEN1' TelesHEN1||48 - 34||+14||84.3||1.31|
|Yuri 'yuurih' Santosyuurih||51 - 43||+8||86.7||1.18|
|Andrei 'arT' PiovezanarT||35 - 50||-15||61.2||0.83|
|Vinicius 'VINI' FigueiredoVINI||35 - 47||-12||61.6||0.82|
|MIBR||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Vito 'kNgV-' GiuseppekNgV-||50 - 48||+2||78.9||1.14|
|Fernando 'fer' Alvarengafer||53 - 49||+4||80.1||1.06|
|Gabriel 'FalleN' ToledoFalleN||42 - 42||0||73.9||1.04|
|Ignacio 'meyern' Meyermeyern||37 - 45||-8||60.0||0.92|
|Epitacio 'TACO' de MeloTACO||27 - 47||-20||63.5||0.73|