zmb to join FURIA in Serbia bootcamp

The 21-year-old academy player will get the chance to learn from the team's stars but he won't be tested as a sixth man.

FURIA Academy captain Leonardo "⁠zmb⁠" Toledo will link up with the organisation's main team in their bootcamp in Belgrade, Serbia, it was announced on Monday. FURIA hope that this opportunity will push the player to speed up his development after he raised eyebrows while playing in domestic competitions.

"One can notice that you're one of the most dedicated and hard-working players on the team," FURIA captain Andrei "⁠arT⁠" Piovezan said. "Working hard and striving for improvement are part of FURIA's DNA. You'll learn how we do things and perhaps you'll also be able to help us by analysing our games with a critical eye, so I think this will be a very cool process."

zmb will spend the next month bootcamping with FURIA

zmb has been a part of FURIA's academy setup since July, when he was recruited together with Raul "⁠r4ul⁠" Bruzaca. In September, he led the team to victory in the Logitech G Challenge, in which they beat his former squad of Alma in the final.

The announcement comes at a time when FURIA are looking to join the ever-growing list of Counter-Strike teams who have expanded their rosters during this online era. However, André Akkari, one of the main investors in the organisation, stressed that the move is unrelated to the ongoing search for a sixth player and described this invitation as an "internship".

"We are searching for a sixth player, [but] that's not what we're doing here", Mr. Akkari said. "What we want to do is to help in your development so that you can have the conditions in the future to be the sixth player. This is not a test, it's an internship for you."

FURIA are one of the North America-based teams who have travelled to Europe to compete in the final tournaments of the year after being limited to regional action during the first months of the pandemic. The Brazilians had a rough first tournament, finishing bottom of their group in the BLAST Premier Fall Series following losses to G2 and MIBR. They will return to action next week in the BLAST Premier Fall Showdown before playing in DreamHack Masters Winter and in the IEM Global Challenge.

Brazil Andrei 'arT' Piovezan
Andrei 'arT' Piovezan
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
729
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.14
Brazil Leonardo 'zmb' Toledo
Leonardo 'zmb' Toledo
Age:
21
Rating 1.0:
0.87
Maps played:
64
KPR:
0.61
DPR:
0.74
APR:
0.14
Brazil Raul 'r4ul' Bruzaca
Raul 'r4ul' Bruzaca
Age:
26
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
97
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
#4
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Portugal BraZGod
one more toledo in EU
2020-11-17 00:29
12 replies
FalleN still there?
2020-11-17 08:30
8 replies
#87
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Portugal BraZGod
no fallen in in NA atm, just wanted to say he was a Toledo
2020-11-17 10:54
3 replies
#101
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United States stotte
?? Isn't FalleN back in Brazil
2020-11-18 01:06
2 replies
#102
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Portugal BraZGod
no, if u watch his stream u can see him playing in br servers at 200 ping
2020-11-18 02:18
1 reply
#110
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United States stotte
Oh
2020-11-18 21:57
there's a literallly town called TOLEDO. go educate yourself
2020-11-17 22:26
3 replies
#98
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Europe jigglepeek
has it 2 faces?
2020-11-17 23:46
1 reply
Hahaha
2020-11-18 11:35
you don't say
2020-11-18 00:15
Is he a Fallen cousin or what ?
2020-11-18 00:28
2 replies
Nah, toledo is a fairly commom name
2020-11-18 03:13
1 reply
oh, ty
2020-11-18 10:43
good
2020-11-17 00:30
So he's literally not even playing hes just watching LMAO who honestly cares??
2020-11-17 00:32
14 replies
#19
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United Kingdom DDoubleE
Thats not how a 6 man roster works. Look at G2 switching around Amanek and Jackz and also Astralis switching around Bubzkji and Es3tag when he played for them. Furia will most likely use him on some maps during practice. Lets say they practice vs Fnatic, they let X player play 1 map, then ZMB plays 1 map or even 2 and so on. Like the Astralis guys said, when Es3tag didnt play he gave the others feedback and ideas and so on, which was a good thing for them. I cant remember who said that, i think it was Dupreeh, Device or Magisk.
2020-11-17 00:39
13 replies
read the article, hes literally just watching
2020-11-17 00:40
12 replies
#23
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United Kingdom DDoubleE
I did read it. Again, i think they still will use him for a map or so. Even though it says that he will "watch".
2020-11-17 00:40
11 replies
You've got reading comprehension problems. "The 21-year-old academy player will get the chance to learn from the team's stars but he won't be tested as a sixth man."
2020-11-17 00:42
10 replies
#26
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United Kingdom DDoubleE
#23 I know? But again: They will still most likely let him play a map or so during prac. They dont have to say "Oh yeah yeah, he will play blabla", thats not our business. Obviously he isnt a monster talent and i guess his main reason being there is to observe, get some ideas for Furia Academy and so on.
2020-11-17 00:43
That just means he won't be playing official matches. It's implict that "joining the bootcamp" means he is going to practice with them. Also, isn't even logical to fly someone to Europe just to watch.
2020-11-17 00:48
8 replies
#33
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United Kingdom DDoubleE
EXACTLY. lol. He will most likely get a chance at playing a map or a couple of maps as well as learn new strats and what not during prac. Do you know if Zmb is the IGL of Furia Acd?
2020-11-17 00:50
2 replies
#94
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United Kingdom novaseer
Article says he's the captain, so possibly.
2020-11-17 17:14
1 reply
#95
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United Kingdom DDoubleE
Ah, i missed that, ty.
2020-11-17 17:14
hes watching /closed
2020-11-17 00:51
4 replies
name doesnt checks out
2020-11-17 00:57
1 reply
it actually does
2020-11-17 01:02
You should change your flair into DUMB_MAN_FROM_MALTA. Might wanna add a superlative form as well cause we're not sure whether it's severe or not.
2020-11-17 07:10
1 reply
didnt ask upside down
2020-11-17 14:44
Leonardo "One-Faced" Toledo
2020-11-17 00:32
2 replies
#63
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Australia popoto
hahahah
2020-11-17 02:10
+1 I haha
2020-11-17 04:40
Who
2020-11-17 00:32
Wow newsworthy 0.87
2020-11-17 00:35
#18
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United States Gonginator
This is going to be expensive for FURIA lol, but I guess they have deep pockets.
2020-11-17 00:38
2 replies
Neymar JR + poker professional Akkari
2020-11-18 17:01
1 reply
Oh damn. I heard of Neymar JR, but I thought he was just friends with FalleN and didn't know that he had some sort of sponsorship deal going on with FURIA.
2020-11-18 17:18
Toledo LMAO
2020-11-17 00:38
#22
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Estonia Eduzera
nice investiment by furia
2020-11-17 00:40
pOG
2020-11-17 00:40
Toledos bootcamping in Serbia? I've seen this before..
2020-11-17 00:47
4 replies
#35
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Brazil chico12
2020-11-17 00:50
#49
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United Kingdom DDoubleE
Literally everyone go to Serbia for bootcamps mate. They have some sort of LAN place that is insane. Some Serbian guy or whatever can probably explain it better.
2020-11-17 01:02
2 replies
#54
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Brazil morabrasil
Serbia is the easiest access to EU. This is the main reason. I guess furia rented a house or something like that, as well as their PCs, different from mibr (old and current) that are bootcamping at Relog Media. Cloud9 and EG were at this lan as well.
2020-11-17 01:15
i was refering to fallen but aite
2020-11-17 01:41
Is he from fallen’s family?
2020-11-17 01:03
1 reply
yeah fallen is his son
2020-11-18 22:00
should of been FATAL
2020-11-17 01:22
#58
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Germany Zackst3rz
F VINI
2020-11-17 01:45
#59
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Poland Astoner55
Very cool for him.
2020-11-17 02:01
belgrade best bootcamp place, wlcm to serbia
2020-11-17 02:03
ok i car
2020-11-17 02:09
#62
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Australia popoto
Other "Two faced" Toledo xD
2020-11-17 02:09
wtf!!!!!!
2020-11-17 02:27
give him a 5-year contract
2020-11-17 02:37
I've seen that last name somewhere...
2020-11-17 02:38
2 replies
Its a city in Spain
2020-11-18 22:01
1 reply
It must has been that ty
2020-11-19 06:44
#68
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Brazil skazzi
this guy is good
2020-11-17 03:06
Fallen's lost brother
2020-11-17 03:51
go furia!!
2020-11-17 04:05
#78
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Canada firtlast
zmbabwe
2020-11-17 06:56
Enjoy covid19 )
2020-11-17 07:27
#81
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Poland SebL
That's great, you have to give chances to new players, nice from FURIA.
2020-11-17 07:59
zmb = god excellent addition ...
2020-11-17 14:29
no u
2020-11-17 14:45
is he a Fallen's brother?
2020-11-17 16:18
zica demais vai forte fiote translate: very wicked, go strong lil son
2020-11-17 17:15
Why is there a lot of Brazilian in game name with no vowels in it.. Zmb, vsm, fnx,kngv, trk, shz, etc..
2020-11-18 08:23
3 replies
this started on cs 1.6 and became popular in Brazil
2020-11-18 17:03
2 replies
#111
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United States stotte
Didn't fln used to be FalleN
2020-11-18 21:58
1 reply
about fallen, I don't know
2020-11-19 15:07
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