FURIA beat Triumph to qualify for ESL Pro League Season 12

FURIA emerged as the victors of a three-map affair against Triumph to secure a spot in ESL Pro League Season 12.

FURIA and Triumph were invited to take part in a three-team special qualifier for Season 12 of ESL Pro League alongside Infinity, scheduled due to the restructuring of ESL Pro League resulting in the demotion of select non-partner teams to MDL. Notably, the likes of Bad News Bears and Swole Patrol would also have been included among participating teams in the qualifier had they not disbanded in the months prior.

Both FURIA and Triumph had little difficulty in dispatching of Infinity in their initial match-ups, scoring one-sided 2-0 series victories to set up one final bout against each other for a spot in the league for Season 12. While Triumph opened the proceedings with a strong showing on Overpass, they were quickly left in the dust on Inferno and Mirage as FURIA's aggression and fast pace proved too powerful, with Andrei "⁠arT⁠" Piovezan's side cruising through the decider map to ensure their qualification.

arT's impact in the series was crucial, averaging a 1.39 rating

FURIA were swift to set the pace on the CT side of Overpass, finding a clean sweep in the opening pistol before narrowly surviving a number of late round scenarios to go up 6-0. A Gabe "⁠Spongey⁠" Greiner quad kill gave Triumph their first, with the win immediately shattering the economy of the Brazilian squad to allow Alan "⁠Shakezullah⁠" Hardeman's men to take control and close the gap, bringing themselves within one round of their opposition by the break.

Triumph maintained momentum following the side swap, securing five rounds straight to steal away the lead at 12-8. FURIA abused the double AWP setup of the American squad by breaking through the B bombsite to find three of their own, but double kills from Paytyn "⁠junior⁠" Johnson and Michael "⁠Grim⁠" Wince got Triumph back on the board with their thirteenth. Additional opening picks from junior's AWP kept Triumph in control from there, with Grim adding multi-frag rounds of his own to help his side close out the map, 16-11.

An A site defense saw Triumph kick off FURIA's pick of Inferno in the lead, taking two rounds despite sustaining heavy damage. Those player losses quickly came back to haunt Shakezullah's troops however, with FURIA gaining the upper hand once they had rifles and Triumph finding themselves unable to defend against the aggression of the Brazilian roster round after round. It was only towards the end of the half that Triumph stabilized and added to their tally, Spongey and Grim securing three frags apiece to bring their team back into contention at a 10-5 scoreline in favour of FURIA.

FURIA have earned a spot in ESL Pro League Season 12

Triumph seemed set to make a close affair of things as they closed the gap by three rounds following a pistol win, but again, FURIA stabilized to rapidly approach match point. A 1vs3 from junior briefly stalled FURIA from closing things out, but a CZ-75 triple from Vinicius "⁠VINI⁠" Figueiredo quickly got the Brazilian roster back on the board as they closed the map with a final round, 16-10.

The situation took a grim turn for Triumph as Mirage got underway, with the American roster struggling to find entry into bombsites for much of the half as stellar fragging from the FURIA roster put them ahead 12-3 at halftime. Three rounds off the back of a second half pistol win allowed Triumph to double their score, but that was the only solace they took coming out of the match as FURIA swiftly closed out the series with four final rounds.

 FURIA K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
69 - 57 +12 90.9 1.39
54 - 46 +8 81.3 1.19
49 - 41 +8 64.7 1.07
42 - 46 -4 73.1 1.01
33 - 45 -12 50.3 0.80
 Triumph K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
56 - 45 +11 72.3 1.14
61 - 50 +11 82.0 1.14
43 - 52 -9 68.8 0.89
36 - 47 -11 59.7 0.88
37 - 53 -16 58.9 0.85

The team list for ESL Pro League Season 12 now looks as follows:

United States Michael 'Grim' Wince
Michael 'Grim' Wince
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
535
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.69
United States Gabe 'Spongey' Greiner
Gabe 'Spongey' Greiner
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
417
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.63
Brazil Vinicius 'VINI' Figueiredo
Vinicius 'VINI' Figueiredo
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
630
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.67
United States Paytyn 'junior' Johnson
Paytyn 'junior' Johnson
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
91
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.64
Brazil Andrei 'arT' Piovezan
Andrei 'arT' Piovezan
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
636
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.69
United States Alan 'Shakezullah' Hardeman
Alan 'Shakezullah' Hardeman
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
354
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.63
Art is nuts
2020-06-11 03:17
1 reply
So much for a triumph
2020-06-11 04:25
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Brazil PrestusHood
EZ BRAZIL
2020-06-11 03:17
#3
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Peru TheJuan
Dia de Furia !
2020-06-11 03:17
arT...
2020-06-11 03:18
#5
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Brazil Pedrowo
Furia top 1 ez
2020-06-11 03:18
ez 4 art the dog
2020-06-11 03:18
1 reply
Ez 4 the mad dog
2020-06-11 19:41
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Brazil _Awper
Art is the best player in the world, just like Fer was in 2016 and 2017
2020-06-11 03:25
5 replies
Lmao nt
2020-06-11 03:28
4 replies
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Brazil _Awper
?????? nt= Nice text ????
2020-06-11 03:29
3 replies
xD
2020-06-11 03:37
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Albania Edjon
8/8
2020-06-11 09:51
ahahhaha 8/8
2020-06-11 13:16
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United States Fitzy0
no Gen.G?
2020-06-11 03:26
2 replies
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United States Fitzy0
Nvm just remembered they're in flashpoint so they couldn't be a partner
2020-06-11 03:27
1 reply
Same for MIBR and C9
2020-06-11 05:33
Art with casual 27 entry frags wtf
2020-06-11 03:27
1 reply
This dude is completely nuts rushing with the awp
2020-06-11 05:34
nt triumph :)
2020-06-11 03:38
sad for Triumph
2020-06-11 05:02
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Bulgaria Mechant359
Triumph got clapped so hard on inferno and mirage, their cheeks are still red
2020-06-11 05:19
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South Africa @FyreCS
Where is ZA scene?!
2020-06-11 07:32
Hen1 0.8? Kkkkk
2020-06-11 08:02
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Indonesia draizze
Triumph actually did well It's just arT has been monstrous lately
2020-06-11 08:14
FURIA should get invited tbh but I guess they didn't sign the damn contract
2020-06-11 08:31
Easiest qualifiers for FURIA
2020-06-11 09:05
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Russia EveryDayOk
ez4arT
2020-06-11 09:59
why the best NA team atm has to qualify? wtf ESL what is wrong with you.
2020-06-11 10:02
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Poland SebL
FURIA have the roster that will be enough to be stable at TOP 6-10 level, but if they want to go higher, they can't do this with that roster. Their peak form won't be higher. Triumph has potential, they just need more time.
2020-06-11 12:15
2 replies
next year I can see Triumph being around the same level Mad Lions are at rn
2020-06-12 00:28
1 reply
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Poland SebL
I can see it to.
2020-06-12 00:40
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Brazil maryjuano
Ez4 FURIA by kscerato god
2020-06-11 12:27
Invited Brazil BOOM Australia Renegades Brazil Sharks AHAHAHAH
2020-06-11 13:02
1 reply
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Brazil _Awper
because they couldn't play the last one due covid
2020-06-11 17:26
I LIKE CURRY
2020-06-11 13:05
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Brazil heiranji
Furia beat the series and in the whole text, only mentioned the furia players 2 times xd
2020-06-11 13:10
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arT | 
Brazil logzera
GodarT
2020-06-11 15:13
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United States joke_cs
wait but how the fuck did Sharks, boom, and Renegades get invited but Furia had to qualify lol wat?
2020-06-11 18:06
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