FURIA defeat G2; advance to DreamHack Masters Winter playoffs

G2 will face off against Astralis in an all or nothing match in the lower bracket for a spot in the playoffs.

FURIA and G2, who won their opening DreamHack Masters Winter matches 2-0 against North and Nemiga, respectively, faced off in the upper bracket semi-final for a spot in the playoffs, but the French-Serbian squad weren't able to overcome Nicholas "⁠guerri⁠" Nogueira’s men in a three-map series that puts the Brazilians through to the next stage of the tournament, making this their fifth win in a row after their initial two losses on European soil.

A brilliant performance by Vinicius "⁠VINI⁠" Figueiredo on Inferno powered FURIA to win their map pick 16-8 despite losing both pistol rounds, as the 21-year-old ended the 32-round map with 31 kills and a 1.95 rating. A close affair on Mirage ensued, where it was Nikola "⁠NiKo⁠" Kovač who shined with 33 kills to help get his team over the line, 16-13, but G2 fell off on the decider map, Nuke, where a strong CT side by FURIA gave way to a quick second half, which ended 16-6.

G2’s run at DreamHack Masters Winter isn’t over despite their loss to FURIA, however, as they have one more shot at making the next round through the Group B lower bracket, where they will have a challenging series against no other than Astralis, who are now back to playing under the leadership of Lukas "⁠gla1ve⁠" Rossander.

VINI put on a clinic on Inferno, accruing a 1.95 rating

G2 won the first pistol round of Inferno on the CT side, but FURIA were quick to take the early lead after winning the forcebuy with an explosive play on the A site. The Brazilians started to snowball up to a 7-1 lead before being cleanly swept by G2, who were reinvigorated and went on to win five of the last seven rounds to bring it to 6-9 at the half.

The second half started in similar fashion to the first, with G2 taking the pistol round but then unable to defend against Andrei "⁠arT⁠" Piovezan and company’s second round forcebuy. VINI, who tore through G2 in the first half, continued to show great form on the defense, ending the map with 31 frags in the 32 rounds played as FURIA gave up just one round after the pistol to close it out 16-8.

FURIA brought their momentum to Mirage, where they went up 4-0 before Nemanja "⁠nexa⁠" Isaković was able to win a 1vs2 to get his team on the board. The two teams then traded rounds, which broke the Brazilian squad’s economy and gave G2 an in back into the map as they brought it to a 6-6 tie before leading 8-7 at the switch.

G2 retook a 4vs2 afterplant on B to secure the second pistol round and retain their lead, but were once again unable to secure a second round win as FURIA remained on top with the economic game in their favor, 11-9, before a big three-kill play by NiKo on an A retake got his team back into the game. A 1vs1 clutch by Henrique "⁠HEN1⁠" Teles got FURIA back in the lead, 12-11, but a final push by G2 ending in a successful 2vs2 retake on match point made it 16-13.

G2 will have one more shot at making the playoffs against Astralis

FURIA took a clean pistol round on the CT side of Nuke to kick off the decider map, going up 2-0 before three entry kills gave G2 their first round as the two remaining defenders called for a save. The two teams went neck-and-neck until the eighth round, tied up 4-4, but FURIA were finally able to stabilize on the defense and started to rack rounds up, hitting double digits ahead of the switch.

The Brazilian squad won the second pistol round, following it up twice to reach 14 rounds on the board, after which a few scrappy back-and-forth rounds sufficed to get FURIA to 16 as they claimed the map and series, 16-6, to secure a spot in the playoffs.

Matchpage
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1
2nd December 2020
Europe
16
Inferno
8
13
Mirage
16
16
Nuke
6
 FURIA K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
64 - 45 +19 93.4 1.33
53 - 37 +16 67.1 1.20
50 - 45 +5 79.3 1.10
45 - 40 +5 66.7 1.04
35 - 53 -18 56.3 0.92
 G2 K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
58 - 50 +8 88.6 1.20
43 - 46 -3 54.8 0.92
39 - 48 -9 58.7 0.88
43 - 52 -9 69.8 0.88
37 - 52 -15 54.6 0.78
Serbia Nemanja 'nexa' Isaković
Nemanja 'nexa' Isaković
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
1025
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.14
Brazil Nicholas 'guerri' Nogueira
Nicholas 'guerri' Nogueira
Age:
30
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.95
Maps played:
173
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.15
Denmark Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossander
Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossander
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
1452
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.17
Brazil Henrique 'HEN1' Teles
Henrique 'HEN1' Teles
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
978
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.58
APR:
0.12
Brazil Vinicius 'VINI' Figueiredo
Vinicius 'VINI' Figueiredo
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
758
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Brazil Andrei 'arT' Piovezan
Andrei 'arT' Piovezan
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
764
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.14
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.16
Maps played:
1364
KPR:
0.80
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
niko destroys another team lmao
2020-12-02 19:40
15 replies
Another hater blaming every loss on NiKo, nothing new. And also, get a life
2020-12-02 19:53
8 replies
+1 Edit: Have a good day!
2020-12-02 19:59
Cry ahah
2020-12-02 20:20
5 replies
Fake flagger for sure. Coz danish cant be that stupid.
2020-12-02 22:15
4 replies
coming from the guy who said G2 would destroy furia rofl
2020-12-02 23:17
2 replies
When did I say that?? Bait as usual smfh
2020-12-03 01:06
Okay fakeflagger. Edit: Have a good day!
2020-12-09 17:30
+1 Edit: Have a good day!
2020-12-09 17:30
#102
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African Union w7tv
+1
2020-12-03 01:46
+11111
2020-12-02 20:15
Yep. The old g2 would have definitely beaten this furia team. Hunter and Nexa became so average since niko joined 🤔
2020-12-02 20:19
+1 Chokola Choko Kovac
2020-12-02 21:01
1 reply
0/8 nt YEKINDARisUnderrated Edit: Have a good day!
2020-12-09 17:33
0/8 bait
2020-12-02 22:14
0/8 Edit: Have a good day!
2020-12-09 17:32
yo
2020-12-02 19:40
niceeeee
2020-12-02 19:40
ez
2020-12-02 19:41
How did Furia lose one map to G2?! WTF
2020-12-02 19:42
GG
2020-12-02 19:42
Unlucky :(
2020-12-02 19:42
Well, at least they got their own map pick. GG
2020-12-02 19:42
EZ Astralis tomorrow
2020-12-02 19:43
FURIA so hot right now
2020-12-02 19:43
#17
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Brazil FERRAZZZ
GG EASY! Who`s next for furia? This last one wasnt able to get double digits against us on both maps that they lost. EU CS KEKW KKKKKKKKKKKKKK
2020-12-02 19:43
RIP Fantasy. "There is no way G2 and Astralis don't make it to the playoffs from those brackets." Yeah, the only scenario how they could eliminate each other. Quite the irony seeing North and Godsent on the other side.
2020-12-02 19:44
gg
2020-12-02 19:44
GOD KEEP BLESSING MA BOIS PLEASE AMEN
2020-12-02 19:44
#26
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Brazil wololo10
VINI best BR player for a couple months now
2020-12-02 19:44
#29
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Brazil rehbobina
vini is aways another player at inferno
2020-12-02 19:46
#30
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Brazil MarceloGJ
Ez
2020-12-02 19:48
Since liquid is bad and EG are stuck in America this is the most NA-ish team I can root for so let's go FURIA!
2020-12-02 19:48
2 replies
Thanks for rooting, we're welcoming of foreigners joining the band! But Furia is SA. You can say you're rooting for an American team, though!
2020-12-02 20:10
#122
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Brazil SecondKS
+1
2020-12-03 14:27
“ ending the map with 31 frags in the 32 rounds played as FURIA gave up just one round after the pistol to close it out 16-8.” How they played 32 rounds and the game ended 16-8?
2020-12-02 19:49
2 replies
I was thinking the same Also pretty cool how you're the 32nd response too
2020-12-02 19:54
1 reply
damn.................
2020-12-02 20:29
#34
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Brazil logzera
If Vini keep playing like this...fúria can be top 1
2020-12-02 19:52
#35
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Germany mainak90
As an EU team fan i am really happy to see Furia so dominant in EU. Finally proves that it doesn't matter who you scrim against, if you are good, you're gonna be good anywhere. Congratz furia fans, it was domination.
2020-12-02 19:52
4 replies
I agree, but they need to bootcamp with EU teams for a while to get in rythm. The overall scene level is obviously different
2020-12-02 19:57
+1
2020-12-02 20:03
Thanks! Again and again, Brazilian CS proves its value. Brazil can be the dominant country is CS again, and Furia is proving that that doesn't depend on just one roster.
2020-12-02 20:15
#121
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Brazil SecondKS
Reasonable
2020-12-03 14:26
Ez for Viny Linguição Figueiredo
2020-12-02 19:53
easy
2020-12-02 19:53
Ch0k0, Sexa, Pennys, Amar0k and Prey played very well, just not enough. Vininferno (biceps emoji), Yuurih tubarão (biceps emoji), Hen1 jacaré (biceps emoji), Kaçarato (bicepsemoji) e Faladuarte (biceps emoji) (biceps emoji).
2020-12-02 19:55
2 replies
#51
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Brazil Enzote
ahhahahaahahahahahahshuahshu
2020-12-02 20:02
#120
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Brazil SecondKS
Jacagod, linguiçao maninferno , cachorrada, Caça rato hoje tem, e boquinha de véia forte demais!
2020-12-03 14:23
Niko change faze for this kkkkk
2020-12-02 19:55
4 replies
0/8 Just give him more time so he can adapt to G2’s atmosphere completely. At the end of the day they haven’t decided who is going to leave the roster (JaCkz/AmaNEk) Edit: Have a good day!
2020-12-02 21:31
2 replies
+1
2020-12-02 22:16
1 reply
+1 Edit: Have a good day!
2020-12-09 17:31
I told you. Edit: Have a good day!
2020-12-09 17:30
g2 really need to work on their map pool, u dont win series by only being good on d2 and mirage
2020-12-02 20:01
#54
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Pakistan LoOuU2
VINFERNO
2020-12-02 20:06
#55
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Brazil mkonalves
Vini "Shark Sausage" Figueiredo ""
2020-12-02 20:06
#57
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Hungary szia
Furia back to winning ways, ggez
2020-12-02 20:12
gg n1
2020-12-02 20:13
#59
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Brazil Pedrowo
Unfortunately, competitiveness is over, there is no other opponent at the height of Furia in EUROPE. Perhaps, like Renegades, who moved from Oceania to NA CS in search of greater challenges, it is time for Furia to return to Brazil and compete in the GC leagues.
2020-12-02 20:13
3 replies
#75
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Brazil wololo10
Lmao
2020-12-02 20:52
Delusional
2020-12-03 04:25
#123
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France heiwa
Stop It, Get Some Help
2020-12-03 15:25
#66
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Brazil Karlogaria
"FURIA will disband on Europe" they said And keep talking about VINI Linguição...
2020-12-02 20:29
1 reply
#119
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Brazil SecondKS
People are clubistas
2020-12-03 14:18
Can't wait for Furia vs Gambit ~
2020-12-02 20:32
#74
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Germany Shackrag
wp to furia now we have astralis and g2 in lower bracket. exciting match
2020-12-02 20:50
I dont understand why Furia want to replace Hen1. He is soooo gooooddd. No make sense to replace 1.19 player....
2020-12-02 20:52
Vini plays better in EU than in NA, nice for him
2020-12-02 21:03
ezz
2020-12-02 21:19
#83
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United States TopBaiter
gg furia verygood performance by vini
2020-12-02 21:22
#84
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Brazil hugoooo
VINI on inferno plays like a top5 player, it's sick how better he plays on this map, compared to other maps
2020-12-02 21:28
#87
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Sweden Svahn
Hey Furia plays some aggressive CS, hot dang! GGs!
2020-12-02 22:00
i know this just online , but we need appreciated furia is doing smart move and good game too .
2020-12-02 22:24
ez for linguiçao
2020-12-02 22:27
Well done Furia !
2020-12-02 23:29
#97
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Japan ang9r5193
Congrats to furia!
2020-12-03 00:16
#100
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Poland SebL
FURIA is looking great atm. TOP tier contender for me. G2 is looking really good, FURIA was just better.
2020-12-03 01:37
Wjerre are people " G2 with amanek best team" " kick JaCkz"
2020-12-03 03:11
what's happening to art? his game and numbers have fallen sharply in the last month.
2020-12-03 03:21
3 replies
He’s aggressive as always, but in EU teams make less mistakes so he is the first frag almost every round. But sometimes his aggression pays off and those are likely momentum change situations. And he also gets a lot of information for his team. It’s insane his playstyle
2020-12-03 04:04
1 reply
#117
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Brazil SecondKS
+1
2020-12-03 14:15
Try watching his streams, is crazy how he explains the way he play. And even after dead, he works like a coach for the whole team, so stats, specially for art, doesnt matter at all
2020-12-03 11:49
#110
shox | 
France ZyGod
Good team now i want furia play vs top 5
2020-12-03 11:42
I love this Furia line-up. They have made CS exciting again. They need time and more experience on LAN to actually become a regular top 5.
2020-12-03 11:54
1 reply
#116
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Brazil SecondKS
+1
2020-12-03 14:14
#115
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Brazil SecondKS
Just Furia > EU. keep calm
2020-12-03 14:14
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