FURIA end Road to Rio Group B undefeated; Envy, Liquid to quarter-finals

The final matches of Group B saw FURIA prevail over their Brazilian countrymen from MIBR to top their group with a flawless 5-0 record, while Envy and Liquid came out ahead of a three-way tie over MIBR.

Everything was on the line as the final matches of Group B got underway, with only FURIA assured of a berth in the playoffs. A Brazilian brawl for first place was on the cards between Andrei "⁠arT⁠" Piovezan and Gabriel "⁠FalleN⁠" Toledo's troops, with a win granting the winner with a direct ticket to the semi-finals.

However, a loss for MIBR would leave them at the behest of the remaining group results, while Liquid's lacklustre showings against Envy and FURIA earlier in the tournament put the North American roster in a dire spot of their own, requiring both a win against Yeah and a favourable result in the group tiebreakers to qualify for the playoffs.

FURIA came into the Brazilian derby brimming with confidence after winning their previous four matches, and they continued their dream start to the tournament with another 2-0 success. With close victories on Inferno and Vertigo, they secured a first-round bye in the playoffs and advance directly to the semi-finals.

KSCERATO ended the Brazilian brawl with a 1.38 rating

Liquid made up for losses to Envy and FURIA as they made short work of Yeah to score their third win, dispatching of the Brazilian squad with one-sided wins on Inferno and Mirage. The series victory, combined with FURIA's win over MIBR, ensured Liquid a quarter-final spot, while MIBR's fate was left in the hands of Bad News Bears and Envy, the only series of the day to go the distance.

Envy seemed set to make short work of the matchup as they battered Peter "⁠ptr⁠" Gurney's side to kick off the series, taking a 16-4 win on Train. A back-and-forth brawl on Dust2 saw Bad News Bears fail to deny Envy a comeback from a 7-14 deficit, but a stellar showing from Michael "⁠dapr⁠" Gulino in overtime helped to force the series to a third map. There, Michał "⁠MICHU⁠" Müller led the march to a 10-5 offensive effort for his side, with the team managing to close out the map 16-11 to net themselves a spot in the playoffs.

The final standings for Group B of the North American division of ESL One: Road to Rio look as follows:

The tournament will resume on Wednesday with the first quarter-final meeting, with the upcoming match-ups being the following:

Australia 100 Thieves vs. United States Liquid
North America Envy vs. United States Cloud9

United States Michael 'dapr' Gulino
Michael 'dapr' Gulino
Age:
21
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
594
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
United States Peter 'ptr' Gurney
Peter 'ptr' Gurney
Age:
30
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
986
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.11
Brazil Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1304
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.60
APR:
0.11
Brazil Andrei 'arT' Piovezan
Andrei 'arT' Piovezan
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
656
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.13
Poland Michał 'MICHU' Müller
Michał 'MICHU' Müller
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1561
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
kscerato top 1
2020-05-04 01:53
#6
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United Kingdom h4m 
Lol
2020-05-04 01:54
MIBR fans should blame MIBR for throwing 2nd map against Envy instead of blaming the tiebreaker rules lmao
2020-05-04 07:19
Not top 1 but top 20 for sure
2020-05-04 02:11
very unfair for mibr
2020-05-04 02:11
#49
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Europe Nomarosa 
deserved
2020-05-04 02:19
bot mibr without coldzera cant do shit
2020-05-04 03:47
they will soon be one of the best team in the world only idiots can't sea that
2020-05-04 06:01
#107
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Denmark KING_VITO 
+1
2020-05-04 07:35
they've been playing tier 55 cs
2020-05-04 09:55
see* and no, they have lost it all and will never get back to the top
2020-05-04 10:59
my English is not great lol. if you watch mibr u know they need to fix minore things. they went toe to toe with liquid losing echo rounds and making stupid mistakes. that is very impressive for me
2020-05-04 17:12
honestly they just need to use meyern properly. fallen has been doing good
2020-05-04 13:27
#162
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Germany GermanEmpire 
ah yes, just like brazilian fans try to tell us since 2018
2020-05-04 19:12
the problem with u guys is when mibr fell off a bit people demanded changes, but they weren't necessary. they were still a top team in the world and what they needed at the time was more internal. Its different from what happened to g2
2020-05-04 20:18
Not with Gabriel "TwoFaced" Toledo
2020-05-05 09:42
Furia could let MIBR to win them so liquit would not advanced for play-offs
2020-05-04 09:23
The biggest reason for FURIA not to do that is they give up semi spot for quarters bc Mibr will top the group if they win. And it's matchfixing but that's not out of the question
2020-05-04 11:40
Kkkk Nice username, it actually checks out
2020-05-05 02:45
All those mibr fans act like there is only 1 Brazilian team and that there is no one else that matters in Brazil. Hey guys have you ever heard of furia you can support a team without fallen
2020-05-04 09:57
not exactly that, the truth is that we wanted the two to pass, it is clear that when they play against each other it is necessary to choose a side, but we support both despite the rivalry
2020-05-04 13:54
kscerato beast top1 2020
2020-05-04 10:52
#2
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Estonia RopzTop1 
RIP BnB, save dapr pls
2020-05-04 01:53
#103
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Mongolia Kkura 
+1
2020-05-04 06:52
#3
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Brazil edgy_man 
LITERALLY GODS
2020-05-04 01:53
#4
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Peru Dropcon 
c9 #1
2020-05-04 01:54
Congrats furia!!!
2020-05-04 01:54
#7
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Sweden GM_Highlander 
ONLINERS LUL
2020-05-04 01:54
+1 Furia on LAN = PepeLaugh
2020-05-04 02:27
#104
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Mongolia Kkura 
+1
2020-05-04 06:52
#8
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Canada ciddamasceno 
gg Furia, nice job
2020-05-04 01:54
#9
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United States me_0_major 
never doubt LIQUID, comeback starts now
2020-05-04 01:54
#98
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Canada herocoolzzz 
lets goooo
2020-05-04 06:13
#10
ableJ | 
Bangladesh DisableJ 
EZ4FURIA
2020-05-04 01:54
#11
Brazil Isme 
lets go furia
2020-05-04 01:54
instagram.com/hxnzakasal/ NEW MIBR PLAYER
2020-05-04 01:54
nice
2020-05-04 01:55
#30
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Brazil Projectrv 
0/8 don't follow him btw
2020-05-04 02:07
No
2020-05-04 08:15
#14
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United States SWiFTzZzZz 
Stressful day for a lot of fans
2020-05-04 01:55
#36
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United Kingdom Eskimo77 
Too true.
2020-05-04 02:10
mibr could stand a chance against furia in semis, liquid will 100% lose...
2020-05-04 01:55
PLEASE KICK TACO TY.
2020-05-04 01:57
MiBR fans KEKW
2020-05-04 01:58
I don't get it, ESL site says MIBR are 3rd Liquid are 4th esl-one.com/csgo/rio/road-to-rio/results..
2020-05-04 01:58
#41
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United States porcupine2020 
they themselves said that the esl ranking is wrong
2020-05-04 02:12
okay thanks mens))
2020-05-04 02:13
#19
Ziz | 
Europe KraterMars 
i dont get it why mibr not in play-iff cuz they lost liquid but won envy and envy won liquid and lost mibr and liquid has lame diff rounds ????
2020-05-04 01:58
Me neither, they even have a beter RD
2020-05-04 02:00
+ 1 what criteria is that?
2020-05-04 02:09
#24
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United States vs3veN 
Map diff Liquid 2-0 MIBR MIBR 2-1 Envy
2020-05-04 02:00
Its because envy won against liquid and liquid won against mibr
2020-05-04 02:03
#31
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Brazil erfur 
Because mibr has -1 maps against liquid and envy... liquid 2 x 0 mibr and mibr 2 - 1 envy... 3rounds lost 2 won... -1 Liquid has 2 x 0 mibr and lost 0-2 to envy... 0 Envy 2 x 1 mibr and 2 - 0 liquid... +1
2020-05-04 02:08
I don't really care but what a stupid system
2020-05-04 05:07
Counting round difference vs other teams would be even more stupid though.
2020-05-04 08:46
#131
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Poland MasnyZI0MAL 
+1
2020-05-04 10:43
+1
2020-05-04 11:29
#34
daps | 
Canada JC_123 
it is a three-way tie, it goes down to map differential in the matches between the tied teams. Envy is +1, Liquid is 0, MIBR is -1. Go look at the matches between these team and add em up.
2020-05-04 02:09
Liquid, Envy and mibr have 9 points and 5 maps, so it is a 3 way tie. In the 3 way tie: Liquid 2-0 mibr Envy 2-0 Liquid mibr 2-1 Envy ^^^(these are matches from the group stage for the playoffs) The results in maps for the 3 way tie breaker: Envy: +1 (3-2 maps) Liquid: 0 (2-2 maps) mibr: -1 (2-3 maps) So liquid and envy are qualified and mibr is out. I hope this makes sense lol
2020-05-04 02:36
#64
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United States p1mple_worst 
2 way Tiebreak is h2h, but 3 way tiebreak is h2h map diff So since mibr, envy, liquid all tied, mibr won less maps against liquid/envy compared to envy vs liquid/mibr or liquid vs envy/mibr After that would be rd
2020-05-04 02:51
"Furia without Krieg omegalul" they said.
2020-05-04 01:58
congratz, they beat liquid
2020-05-04 05:33
MIBR LUL
2020-05-04 02:00
#23
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Mexico Bmorenol 
Let's go Liquid!!!
2020-05-04 02:00
#25
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Spain Pog_chaos 
EZ for the best brazillian team. MIBR is washed imagine losing playoffs spot to Envy
2020-05-04 02:00
Envy got rekted by mibr. ESL just has a retarded tiebreaker system
2020-05-04 02:03
#32
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Poland Recruitn1 
Envy didnt get rekt nice bullshit couldve been 2 0 if not 5 vs 3 Stop crying mibr fan should accept loss of playoffs like others
2020-05-04 02:10
Lolol envy lost u have more excuses than mibr
2020-05-04 02:21
#56
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Poland Recruitn1 
Hahaha envy lost 1 round couldve turned it around rewatch the 5v3 force round pls a huge advantage btw cry is free cuz mibr couldnt even take 1 map from furia while envy did. It Must feel bad to. Be Mibr fan blaming system cuz his team struggles to yeah and struggling liquid XD. And meyern is a joke
2020-05-04 02:40
Cry is not free check hltv
2020-05-04 03:59
#112
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Poland Recruitn1 
lul Copypaste
2020-05-04 08:41
#39
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Spain Pog_chaos 
Liquid won against MIBR so they are out. Nothing wrong about the system...
2020-05-04 02:11
#46
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Poland Recruitn1 
Just leave it mibr fan crying cuz his team have not qualified...
2020-05-04 02:14
Should have been Mibr 3rd liquid 2nd envy 4th
2020-05-04 04:17
#84
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Finland Slyp3 
Why?
2020-05-04 04:32
I think you misunderstood me, by the rules its all fair but in my opinion since mibr beat envy they sould be in front of envy and since liquid beat mibr they should be in front of mibr. Even tho envy beat liquid they still couldnt beat mibr, a team that lost to liquid so they should stay behind mibr
2020-05-04 15:31
#157
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Finland Slyp3 
?????? i can change that to every position "my opinion since liquid beat mibr they sould be in front of mibr and since envy beat liquid they should be in front of liquid. Even tho mibr beat envy they still couldnt beat liquid, a team that lost to envy so they should stay behind liquid" edit:misspelling
2020-05-04 16:46
Yes but mibr still had a higher round difference then any onther team that was 3-2
2020-05-04 17:04
#161
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Finland Slyp3 
yeah but they had the lowest map difference? maps mean much more than round difference lol
2020-05-04 17:18
2-1 in a bo3 isnt wrecking try again. Cry is free.
2020-05-04 04:44
#118
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Poland Recruitn1 
Especially that envy had chance to make it 2-0
2020-05-04 09:01
#26
Luken | 
Sweden fxzo 
ESL site says MiBR is 3rd so? What the fuck is going on xD
2020-05-04 02:02
#44
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United States porcupine2020 
they said esl ranking is wrong in the handbook
2020-05-04 02:13
2.16.4 Ranking During Group Stage Only the active ranking rule from this Rulebook is valid, not the ranking that is displayed on ESL's or ESEA's websites.
2020-05-04 02:39
#29
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Estonia Callsign16 
Furia played well. MIBR is gaining form, soon they'll sort it out They already look strong on Inferno. I think their Dust2 is good too Surely MIBR will find a way back!
2020-05-04 02:04
honestly it's taking too long
2020-05-04 04:49
#108
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Denmark KING_VITO 
Find a way back? So they Can still qualify for Rio?
2020-05-04 07:40
#119
TACO | 
Brazil kotopro2 
Major has 16 teams right?
2020-05-04 09:02
#127
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Denmark KING_VITO 
i can't remember. But does that mean, that MIBR 'still' have a chance?
2020-05-04 10:18
They do. But what’s the point to qualify? They should fix their issues (strats, antiecos, firepower) before even thinking about this major
2020-05-04 11:33
#146
TACO | 
Brazil kotopro2 
well , qualify will mean they are not that bad tbh.... if u see, mibr lost to the best 2 teams in their grps, lets see how it goes next games
2020-05-04 12:19
#147
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Denmark KING_VITO 
when are MIBR going to play?
2020-05-04 12:31
#148
TACO | 
Brazil kotopro2 
i have no ideia how this qualify works dude
2020-05-04 12:53
Valve need to set up another rtr tournment. They didnt anouncced yet. Probably we will have more 2 tournment rtr.
2020-05-04 21:31
#170
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Denmark KING_VITO 
very niiice more cs
2020-05-05 09:05
#33
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Lithuania MarkaSki 
Lets gooo
2020-05-04 02:09
Shit rules. They should had decided in bo1 series instead!
2020-05-04 02:10
#45
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United States porcupine2020 
salty brazilian fan, mibr would've lost to both teams in a bo1
2020-05-04 02:13
#47
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Poland Recruitn1 
As i said the format isnt problem
2020-05-04 02:15
Guy, cmon! do you see any logic? Mibr won against envy, Envy > Liquid, Liquid > Mibr. Considering direct matches, it's a tie, so if you take into account round scores, liquid should had been eliminated!
2020-05-04 04:05
#82
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United States porcupine2020 
but they clearly stated that tiebreaker is Match Difference before Round Difference, and bc mibr was a 2-1 and not a 2-0, mibr was eliminated
2020-05-04 04:20
#83
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United States porcupine2020 
against envy that is
2020-05-04 04:20
#156
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Denmark KING_VITO 
And then we have Liquid.. almost didn't qualify lmao
2020-05-04 15:57
lmao dw, just a mentality thing, we'll go far
2020-05-04 17:06
#171
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Denmark KING_VITO 
let's see..
2020-05-05 09:05
MIBR is not yet out of the major...there are still 2 Road to Rio events 2play...so they can still get more RMR points. People forget that the Rio Major will be based on RMR points...the 24 teams with more points they will play the major. And the last Starladder major also counts as RMR points
2020-05-04 02:13
Brasil top 1 in group as expected
2020-05-04 02:17
out TACO!
2020-05-04 02:20
hahaha MIBR eliminated HAHAHA
2020-05-04 02:23
#53
cajunb | 
Europe jok9rz 
i'm not so much a fan of mibr, but liquid dont deserve that spot. but rules are rules.
2020-05-04 02:24
#59
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China Rynaki 
Why don't liquid deserve the spot?
2020-05-04 02:35
#60
cajunb | 
Europe jok9rz 
totaly washed up
2020-05-04 02:35
Just won the pro league will win this too lol
2020-05-04 04:07
#87
cajunb | 
Europe jok9rz 
Against a washed up EG team with 1 map to begin the final... what a trophee!
2020-05-04 04:48
You said Liquid didn't deserve the spot, yet they won the last league with all of these teams in it lol.
2020-05-04 04:57
#89
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Brazil Karlogaria 
Wow, winning NA EPL. If finals involved both NA and EU Liquid would drop even before the final itself lol. Can't win against Envy
2020-05-04 04:52
Good argument BR. So you're saying your teams are so shit that even a team you think is horrible could beat them? Neither MIBR nor FURIA could even come second...sad...
2020-05-04 04:58
#114
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Poland Recruitn1 
Honestly Envy played Good against them and respect Liquid, Calyx eveen later played fpl/w twistzz Just bcuz smth didnt work doesnt mean it llbe always like it
2020-05-04 08:45
NA EPL is a tier 2 event tbh.
2020-05-04 08:51
NA so bad it’s always down to choosing between team that didn’t actually deserve it.
2020-05-04 08:50
#57
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Poland PaCha18 
Nice Michu
2020-05-04 02:31
pa
2020-05-04 06:21
So EZ for Liquid Didn't even break a sweat
2020-05-04 02:33
EZ for Caça Rato
2020-05-04 02:37
Make no sense for me why MIBR is out. Because Liquid with -1 map between three of them.
2020-05-04 02:42
Mibr has -1 map between the three of them, not liquid
2020-05-04 02:59
#69
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Poland dreamShow 
liquid 0-2 envy liquid 2-0 mibr mibr 2-1 envy envy +1 liquid 0 mibr -1
2020-05-04 03:15
oh yeah. thanks! need to go back to school. Visit some math classes :D
2020-05-04 03:35
Im tired of supporting mibr...
2020-05-04 03:03
100t vs liquid and envy vs c9 XDDDD
2020-05-04 03:14
If liquid lose to 100T lol ,i think finals will be either gen.g vs furia or furia vs liquid
2020-05-04 12:00
Bro this tie-breaker is nonse
2020-05-04 03:14
#70
coldzera | 
Brazil sAA_ 
they arent even capable of letting mibr win 1 map so they can quali. thats how furia players thank fallen fer and taco for putting them into the map. fucking selfish pricks
2020-05-04 03:17
#75
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Brazil Aloha420 
What? That's honor man... You have to conquer it.
2020-05-04 03:50
#85
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Finland Slyp3 
Didn't matter. Only If Mibr won The game they are in playoffs. The map difference only takes account the maps between teams in the tiebreak
2020-05-04 04:35
+1 Logic is too complicated for the fanboy
2020-05-04 11:36
#90
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Brazil Karlogaria 
Stop being such a fucking idiot. You're a reflex of our government and way of life as seen by foreigners
2020-05-04 04:54
high quality bait
2020-05-04 06:20
#71
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Brazil lemao_spfc 
what a proud
2020-05-04 03:23
#77
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Brazil oldStar 
Made in Joke !
2020-05-04 04:01
how much?
2020-05-04 06:19
he is a furia fan bro ,why would he bet on made in bot region He is trolling MIBR ,somebody said to me "if furia met liquid at LAN it would be a massacre" lol i think he meant the massacre is for liquid
2020-05-04 11:58
#81
boltz | 
Brazil xxAxx 
Mibr robbed
2020-05-04 04:17
hahaha lul
2020-05-04 11:57
Fallen, fer and kng are looking really good, taco is always doing the dirty roles.. and meyern is just there being a bot, need to replace him with a consistent rifler.
2020-05-04 05:07
#97
NEO | 
Brazil ptL^^ 
I would love to see them explain why they picked up Meyern in the first place, I've never seen any reason for him to go to a top team (mibr was, at the time) with felps still under contract. They need Boltz or felps back.
2020-05-04 06:04
Already explained, they said they would gamble this time on a young talent that can be shaped to the system they play instead of picking a experienced player that might have problems with adjustment like they had with boltz, lucas and felps or the americans. We know felps has the firepower but he was somewhat out of place in mibr system specially in his second stint and he can be a diva sometimes... By that logic they went for Meyern cuz he was the hottest prospect from SA, talented young kid that somewhat proved himself in the region and was playing with brazilians already...altought i think picking him was questionable to say the least, they should now stick with him for at least a full year and see how he develops...
2020-05-05 04:46
But you have to admit that Taco is the worst doing a dirty job. He doesn’t have enough firepower to do those roles.
2020-05-04 11:38
TACO is very underrated, he is fine, selfless and it is not expected from him to be the star of the team. I hope they take felps back, he did well in 2017 when SK won everything
2020-05-05 03:23
I understand that he is fine and selfless. But the excuse that he is the one doing the dirty job is not valid. Every team has entry's and single bomb holders and if you compare numbers among tier 1 teams, I am positive that he will have the worse stats on: dpr, clutches, first kill, surviving, assisting, anything... His performance is really bad last 6-8 months
2020-05-05 17:38
my username actually checks out
2020-05-04 06:18
#105
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Brazil sprk1 
wooow mibr out of rio's major... i wonder when they will pick another player. but who? we all know that without fnx there's no way a brazilian team can win a major... as sad as it sounds, it's the truth
2020-05-04 06:59
Not yet. There should be 2 more RMR events, with even more points
2020-05-04 07:53
#111
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Hungary subzera 
couldnt have been any more expected
2020-05-04 08:29
#113
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Israel tomnduck 
hahahahahhahahahahahahahahahahahahah what did i say that will happen NO THROW BY FURIA FOR MIBR CAUSE THEY ARE JUST NOT GOOD ENOUGH TO MAKE IT
2020-05-04 08:44
#120
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United States Burger_man 
EZ 4 NA
2020-05-04 09:08
#122
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Poland Po_Prostu 
ugh what a pity mibr…
2020-05-04 09:25
#124
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Poland SebL 
If FURIA can go undefeated you know what was the level in the group. Envy went out of group? They were playing really bad recently. And Liquid are not at their best atm.
2020-05-04 09:57
#128
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Poland Recruitn1 
Furia got defeated on one map by envy they are improving and there are 2 days until playoffs.
2020-05-04 10:29
#129
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Poland SebL 
FURIA aren't a team that you should be happy from winning a map against. From Envy's point of view ofc. it's a big success, but Envy are playing really bad., they need some changes if they want to go higher than they are now. I don't see chances of them winning this rtr.
2020-05-04 10:32
#130
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Poland Recruitn1 
Depends , from point of view everyone wants to replace ryann but do not see that he might be the key communication guy and Envy needs to improve like lightning throughout those 2days to beat Cloud9 and later to pass onto Furia and u dont need to win RTR atleast make semifinals endup 3rd or 4rd and u have guarranted Major
2020-05-04 10:40
#141
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Poland SebL 
No, it doesn't work like this.
2020-05-04 11:53
#142
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Poland Recruitn1 
it does work like u go get points untill all circuits are completed later to be gifted spot
2020-05-04 11:54
#151
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Poland SebL 
Even if Envy goes to a semi-final they doesn't have guarenteed slot on Major.
2020-05-04 13:39
#153
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Poland Recruitn1 
If Envy does goes to semifinal get's to go on another circuit to Quarters they ll have guarranted one lol 2000points for semis 1300/1400 for quarters 1100/1200 And i forgot i thought they ll fight against furia in semi they actually have chance for finals not great but they have
2020-05-04 14:19
Liquid so shit being saved by some retarded rule ahah
2020-05-04 10:17
#134
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Brazil maryjuano 
- taco - meyern +TRK +Felps KSCERATO ---> GOD
2020-05-04 11:01
MADE IN BATHROOM KEKW
2020-05-04 11:20
Furia played some solid CS there, I wonder how would they play against better teams
2020-05-04 13:20
godria
2020-05-04 21:01
Respect for not matchfixing between FURIA and MIBR. If MIBR would have won it would be strange.
2020-05-04 22:43
#174
jR | 
Other k23_puetz 
gogo FURIA !!
2020-05-06 23:30
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