FURIA defeat Liquid to qualify for BLAST Premier Fall Finals

FURIA locked down the series against Liquid on Overpass (13-16), Inferno (16-6) and Mirage (16-9) to secure a spot at the BLAST Premier Fall Finals.

FURIA beat Liquid in a three-map series in their final match of the BLAST Premier Fall Showdown bracket to punch their ticket to the Fall Finals. The two teams have faced off 11 times in 2020, starting a fierce rivalry during the online era in North America that the Brazilians have been able to dominate. This time around they faced off on European soil, and it was Nicholas "⁠guerri⁠" Nogueira's men who once again came out on top, making this the tenth time they beat Liquid this year.

Liquid started out their final BLAST Premier Showdown Series with a strong offense on Overpass, their map pick, taking a 10-5 lead at the half before securing it 16-13 as CTs, but they were quickly and convincingly dismantled by FURIA on Inferno, only scoring six rounds, before falling in the decider map, Mirage, which the Brazilians locked down 16-9.

Following their victory over Liquid, FURIA join the likes of Vitality, Natus Vincere and Astralis at the $425,000 BLAST Premier Fall Finals, which will take place on December 8-13, and where they will also be fighting for a spot in the BLAST Global Finals in January. Liquid, whose appearance at BLAST events this year has come to an end, will start their DreamHack Masters Winter run on Monday, going up against MOUZ.

FURIA are locked in for the BLAST Premier Fall Finals in December

Russel "⁠Twistzz⁠" Van Dulken and Michael "⁠Grim⁠" Wince downed all five FURIA players in the first pistol round on the attacking side of Overpass, and although the Brazilians were able to win the forcebuy, Liquid immediately retaliated and continued to push ahead to a 5-1 lead. A three-kill defense on A by Vinicius "⁠VINI⁠" Figueiredo got his squad back into the game, as they brought it to within one, 4-5, before losing to a fast B play by the terrorists. Liquid then stabilized on the attack and took a hefty 10-5 lead at the half.

Jake "⁠Stewie2K⁠" Yip and company won the second pistol round but were once again unable to follow it up against FURIA’s forcebuy, after which Andrei "⁠arT⁠" Piovezan’s men linked two more rounds ahead of the first full buy round. Three kills by Kaike "⁠KSCERATO⁠" Cerato on B in a 3vs5 turned the tide of the round in his team’s favor, but Grim with three of his own in the following forcebuy kept Liquid ahead as they extended their lead to 13-9. FURIA then bagged a forcebuy of their own and continued to close the gap, with Henrique "⁠HEN1⁠" Teles winning a crucial 1vs4 to make it 12-13. With the game all tied up, Twistzz won a crucial 1vs2 clutch to keep his team ahead as Liquid went on to close the map out 16-13.

FURIA were first out of the gate on Inferno, winning three rounds before the first gun round, which they also took after a play on the B site. The Brazilian squad kept charging ahead on the attack, reaching a 7-0 lead before Liquid could finally get on the board with a successful B defense. The South American team didn’t let up, however, and continued to dominate, losing just one more offensive on the way to a 13-2 half-time score.

Liquid wrapped around from long A to B in the second pistol round, planting in a 5vs2 situation to win it, after which they took four rounds to try and build momentum, but were quickly stopped by FURIA, who ended it 16-6 to force a third map.

Liquid weren’t able to take down their local rivals on European soil

FURIA carried their momentum over to Mirage, going up 4-0 on the attacking side, but Liquid were able to win a forcebuy round thanks to several aggressive plays across the map. The Brazilian squad didn’t let up, however, and continued to dismantle Liquid’s defense, 8-3. Things finally started to click for the North Americans late in the half, as they managed to bring back to a more palatable 6-9 thanks to several strong defenses by Stewie2K with the AWP.

A crisp three USP kills by KSCERATO got FURIA on double digits, who made it 11-7, but Liquid bought AKs on the third round of the half and claimed their first round as Ts with a B play. THey were quickly brought to a razor-thin margin, though, as FURIA won three rounds in a row to make it 14-7. Liquid tried to mount a comeback in a last ditch effort, but were cut short as FURIA sealed the deal 16-9 to secure a spot in the BLAST Premier Fall Finals.

Matchpage
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Mirage
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 FURIA K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
68 - 44 +24 84.4 1.33
54 - 48 +6 85.8 1.23
49 - 39 +10 69.8 1.17
48 - 36 +12 66.4 1.12
44 - 51 -7 74.8 1.05
 Liquid K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
53 - 52 +1 80.7 1.10
52 - 52 0 72.7 1.03
38 - 50 -12 59.4 0.84
39 - 54 -15 61.4 0.80
33 - 57 -24 61.1 0.75
Brazil Andrei 'arT' Piovezan
Andrei 'arT' Piovezan
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
729
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.70
United States Michael 'Grim' Wince
Michael 'Grim' Wince
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
653
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.69
Brazil Kaike 'KSCERATO' Cerato
Kaike 'KSCERATO' Cerato
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.16
Maps played:
652
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.57
Brazil Henrique 'HEN1' Teles
Henrique 'HEN1' Teles
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
954
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.58
Brazil Vinicius 'VINI' Figueiredo
Vinicius 'VINI' Figueiredo
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
723
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.67
Canada Russel 'Twistzz' Van Dulken
Russel 'Twistzz' Van Dulken
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
1120
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.62
United States Jake 'Stewie2K' Yip
Jake 'Stewie2K' Yip
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1309
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.68
Furia downloaded KRIMZ.exe
2020-11-29 20:06
3 replies
And no one got a vac ban
2020-11-29 20:23
i feel so sad krimz.exe is taking over word.exe :(
2020-11-29 20:43
1 reply
Good, wasnt funny anymore
2020-11-29 21:03
pretty PogU
2020-11-29 20:06
#8
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France FanchD
Sad for EliGE and Grim
2020-11-29 20:07
LESGOOOOOOOOOO
2020-11-29 20:08
classic sewage2K moment
2020-11-29 20:08
1 reply
Xdxdxdxdxdxd something new rn
2020-11-29 20:22
VINI Fragger WTF
2020-11-29 20:08
#14
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Brazil caio_boy
this is FURIA.
2020-11-29 20:09
1 reply
#77
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Indonesia lumayan
Flukeria onliner lul
2020-11-30 01:53
#15
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Brazil renatorib
Furia: beats Liquid in NA Everyone: NA is easy, come to EU Furia: come to EU Liquid: surprise mf
2020-11-29 20:10
8 replies
The brackets were retarded. All of SA/NA (excluding floppy) were on one side in a single-elmination tournament. Even in Europe Liquid can't play European teams apparently.
2020-11-29 20:59
7 replies
#52
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Brazil renatorib
Exactly. ALL NA/SA teams were eliminated by another NA/SA team. Isurus by FURIA Mibr by Liquid Liquid by FURIA ALL NA/SA x EU matches the winner was NA/SA. Liquid eliminated Mad Lions Mibr eliminated Faze Furia eliminated VP
2020-11-29 21:19
6 replies
Exactly. And frankly anyone who thought Liquid would beat Furia hasn't paid attention to recent results. That's what's so depressing. I could've watched these matches in NA tournaments...
2020-11-29 21:26
3 replies
#57
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Brazil renatorib
I mean, Furia had some bad matches recently (G2 & Mibr loss, Isurus 16-5). There was a chance. But for some reason Furia always plays well against Liquid.
2020-11-29 21:31
2 replies
I think some of that was just having not played those teams much recently (or at all). They know the Liquid matchup really well.
2020-11-29 21:50
1 reply
#82
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Brazil renatorib
I think the Guerri's ban is a strong factor too. I think Furia isn't playing as good as they played recently in NA. Let's see what happens.
2020-11-30 09:34
+1 NA/SA > EU
2020-11-29 21:33
1 reply
#60
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Brazil renatorib
Wait that's not what i meant, we are talking about a lower bracket tournament. All >8 world ranked (except heroic) already been classified, all EU. It was NA/SA t1 vs EU t2 NA/SA still need to proves.
2020-11-29 21:38
#16
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Europe k1otaN
Liquid time to disband Lost to Furia is fucking shame
2020-11-29 20:12
5 replies
furia is a good team, wtf do u mean, theyve beat liquid 10 out of 11 last matches. this shouldn't even be a surprise
2020-11-29 20:17
1 reply
#55
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Brazil renatorib
Exactly. I don't understand that kind of thinking. I mean, this guy clearly hate furia, but to think that losing to Furia is unacceptable is being too blind to the reality of the facts
2020-11-29 21:23
Having a losing record of 18-9 to furia lol
2020-11-29 20:28
1 reply
doesnt look as bad as when you see 2-10 against FURIA and 1-10 in 2020 in series
2020-11-29 20:54
#41
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Brazil arTut1
so prepare bro, cos a lot of teams will need to disband, this is just the beginning #DIADEFURIA
2020-11-29 20:58
Sewage2k
2020-11-29 20:13
Stew bad igl
2020-11-29 20:13
#19
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Georgia Megobari
Stew, move to Valorant, you will earn ez money, if you will play as Phoenix.
2020-11-29 20:14
1 reply
#22
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Brazil |witcher|
I'm pretty sure he'll do it at some point.
2020-11-29 20:18
Grim deserve better team.
2020-11-29 20:16
#23
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Brazil rehbobina
liquid plays with -1 every game, stewie is the fer of NA
2020-11-29 20:18
4 replies
??????? Fer is really good
2020-11-29 20:57
3 replies
#44
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Brazil rehbobina
of course, but he was really bad lately, just like stewie
2020-11-29 21:01
ahahaha delusional
2020-11-29 23:23
#79
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Brazil Kacas
Fer sux. He was good 7 years ago. Now is just a stupid streamer
2020-11-30 02:30
This TL roster is just sad. Twistzz and NAF are both absent. No longer having the flare from nitr0's time. Stewie is just awful. Some quick flicks to win 1 or 2 rounds and lose 5 around after that. Not sure what Moses is even doing with this team. Haven't seen any good coming out. BTW this is the team that won Intel Grand Slam and at some point dominated the scene.
2020-11-29 20:19
Free grim
2020-11-29 20:24
Congratz FURIA
2020-11-29 20:33
Expected
2020-11-29 20:36
Liquid need to get real igl. Stewie is doing sh*t job at it.
2020-11-29 20:41
#34
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Iraq wmzgod
liquid tier 3 now
2020-11-29 20:46
#35
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Brazil HHazuka
Liquid played well, maybe the best series of their lives, but it just wasn't enough. Furia finally showing signs of what they were doing before going to EU.
2020-11-29 20:50
5 replies
#51
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United States EDBX
2020 join date, checks out.
2020-11-29 21:18
4 replies
#53
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Brazil HHazuka
what? lul what does that have to do with anything? 0/8 troll
2020-11-29 21:20
3 replies
#69
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United States EDBX
"best series of their lives" You obviously haven't been watching very long thats all :)
2020-11-29 22:43
2 replies
#70
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Brazil pepsz0rd
dont get mad, bro, it's just a brazilian meme.
2020-11-29 23:07
#71
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Brazil HHazuka
I watched "them" choke twice against Luminosity in the same series which ultimately led to Luminosity winning the major. By "them" I mean Liquid, because the only one remaining from that roster is Elige. Not that any of this matters, tho. It was just a joke, mate. That exact sentence is a meme among brazilians. Cheers
2020-11-29 23:09
kick stewie ffs
2020-11-29 20:51
#39
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Poland SebL
FURIA is showing some kind of potential, with small changes they could be a TOP 5 team. Liquid is really good, just unlucky game for them.
2020-11-29 20:57
2 replies
#47
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Brazil rehbobina
yes, they still play well and have proved it against mad lions and mibr, but it seems that furia is the liquid's natural counter, so it is 10-1 for furia in the direct confrontation this year.
2020-11-29 21:07
1 reply
#76
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Poland SebL
I'm really surprised that Liquid can't deal with FURIA, I would say they look like a better team.
2020-11-30 00:01
Can Liquid admit that they need to cut Stewie and Twistzz and finally get an IGL and AWP?
2020-11-29 21:00
10AM2k so bad
2020-11-29 21:06
#48
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Brazil Anarchybr
free Grim and EliGE pls
2020-11-29 21:07
NAF and Twistzz need to seriously step up if Liquid wants to be a contender again
2020-11-29 21:10
#50
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Chile cristiaan
nice lucky
2020-11-29 21:12
5 replies
>13x16 >16x6 >16x9 >lucky nt
2020-11-29 21:36
4 replies
#61
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Chile cristiaan
There were many occasions where it was 4v5 or 5v5 and furia placed 3 people in the same site, and just liquid went there, they also hit a lot of shots through smoke, just luck
2020-11-29 21:39
3 replies
Let me guess, they were lucky in the last 10 bo3's as well?
2020-11-29 21:59
1 reply
#66
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Chile cristiaan
I'm talking about this match lol
2020-11-29 22:04
Thats y the igl is there for. Idk if you know that role at all, maybe silver?
2020-11-29 23:27
free grim ffs
2020-11-29 21:21
#62
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South Africa Ston3Cold
Haha, GG WP Furia!
2020-11-29 21:43
#67
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Brazil pooternd
some things never change
2020-11-29 22:09
#68
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Denmark twinseN
Wp Furia
2020-11-29 22:10
#74
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Brazil Karlogaria
Talk about VINI Linguição... And Stewie always sinks Liquid
2020-11-29 23:45
#75
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Brazil parrud0www
Expected
2020-11-29 23:59
GGWP FURIA HEN1 STOP BLOWING MY MIND. That 1v4 clutch was beautiful
2020-11-30 01:59
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