arT: "honda will be kind of an arT 2.0"

The 24-year-old discusses the roster changes during the winter break and his goals for 2021.

It’s just the fourth day of practice that FURIA have had with their recently-added sixth player, Lucas "⁠honda⁠" Cano. The 20-year-old prospect, who became last week the fourth player in the organisation's history to be promoted from the academy squad, will face a baptism of fire against G2 in the first round of the BLAST Premier Global Final, at 19:30 .

The Brazilians didn’t have a great time in Europe in late 2020, when they attended three events and the furthest they went was the semi-finals, in DreamHack Masters Winter. Facing G2 could be a scary prospect for any player, let alone someone as inexperienced as honda, but Andrei "⁠arT⁠" Piovezan stresses that the team will not put undue pressure on the youngster.

arT has faith in honda's skills

"Honestly, I’m a very confident person, and I think honda will be able to perform well," the FURIA captain says. “We keep telling him that there’s no need to feel pressure because we don’t depend on him to win a tournament or a match. If he contributes, obviously it’ll be impactful, but we are playing as a team.

"I can say for sure that honda will be kind of an 'arT 2.0', he’s going to be the kid who’ll help the team by entering bombsites first and being very aggressive. It’s the way he plays, so we can’t use him much differently. In my opinion, he joined the team to share this responsibility to be aggressive with the AWP. When you have guys who can trade, like yuurih and KSCERATO, there’s no need to change that."

honda will be playing for the team instead of Paytyn "⁠junior⁠" Johnson, the North American AWPer signed to replace Henrique "⁠HEN1⁠" Teles, who wants to reunite with his twin brother Lucas "⁠LUCAS1⁠" Teles in a new project that also includes the other four players who represented MIBR in late 2020. Once the former Triumph player joins up with the rest of the team, the players will have no choice but to communicate in English.

"First of all, I think Junior is a very good player, the team noticed that when we played against Triumph, and we wanted someone new but with some experience,” arT says. "The idea to start speaking English came from FURIA. guerri and I embraced it, and the idea is to become an international lineup. The team won’t be necessarily international, but it’s beneficial for us, both personally and in-game, because it opens an array of options. We’ll get to learn how to speak English fluently, which opens doors in every aspect of life, not only in esports."

arT says he's ready to call in English when junior starts playing with them

FURIA's Brazilian players will be taking English lessons to improve their grasp of the language, but arT assured that he’s already capable of making calls in English. He noted that everyone in the team understands the strategies and that there’s no need to micromanage people during the freeze time, for example. Still, they'll have to assure that junior will be settled in the squad and that the cultural differences will not create a barrier between the players.

“We will have to make Junior feel as comfortable as possible, learn his culture and try to include him in ours, because he’ll be away from his family for the first time and will be alone, so to speak," he says. "We, Brazilians, are of course away from our parents and friends, but we have become a family.”

FURIA peaked at No.3 in the world rankings in October after winning DreamHack Open Summer, ESL Pro League Season 12, and IEM New York in a span of two months, but they were brought back to Earth once they landed in Europe. The first thing arT wants now is for his team to stabilise in the top 10.

"Preferably, I want to win a big tournament in LAN, this is the biggest goal I have for this year," he says. "And, if everything goes well, I want us to become the best team in the world. These are my goals for 2021, I know the last one is more ambitious, but if I reach one of these goals I’ll be happy, in general."

The BLAST Premier Global Final will not only mark honda's debut, but it will also be the last tournament in which the team will play without Nicholas "⁠guerri⁠" Nogueira's support. The Brazilian coach has only nine days left on his four-month ban for using the spectator bug in March 2019.

Brazil Nicholas 'guerri' Nogueira
Nicholas 'guerri' Nogueira
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.95
Maps played:
173
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.69
Brazil Henrique 'HEN1' Teles
Henrique 'HEN1' Teles
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
978
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.58
Brazil Lucas 'LUCAS1' Teles
Lucas 'LUCAS1' Teles
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
883
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.68
Brazil Andrei 'arT' Piovezan
Andrei 'arT' Piovezan
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
756
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.70
Brazil Lucas 'honda' Cano
Lucas 'honda' Cano
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
8
KPR:
0.61
DPR:
0.70
United States Paytyn 'junior' Johnson
Paytyn 'junior' Johnson
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
209
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.61
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#2
flusha | 
Spain IMV_
We will see in the future!
2021-01-19 14:02
5 replies
means he will just press W in the game?
2021-01-19 16:04
4 replies
twitter.com/arTcsgo/status/1351195978397.. it means honda will be the #1 ranked player next year congratz arT for #1 in 2020!! We smart, we loyal, we friendly, we are from BRAZIL!
2021-01-19 16:54
2 replies
loyal? thats why ya'll start cheering for a NA team cuz one m16r player joins liquid? x) and who is this player? 2 face toledo. lmao x) LOYALTY MY m16r BROTHERS
2021-01-19 21:50
1 reply
#177
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Brazil Aitch
That's why we're loyal, where brazilians is we will be cheering!!!!
2021-01-20 23:54
#146
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Brazil ApplePie6
Yes
2021-01-19 18:44
#5
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Brazil tskvsky
3x5 now
2021-01-19 14:02
19 replies
#18
VINI | 
Brazil VlNl
lmao
2021-01-19 14:06
#27
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North America PhantomX
hahahaha
2021-01-19 14:09
Hahaha rekt
2021-01-19 14:13
and yet somehow still currently the best america can offer lmao
2021-01-19 14:13
+1
2021-01-19 14:24
#75
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Brazil renatorib
KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK
2021-01-19 14:57
#82
RUSH | 
United States ShawnM
exactly
2021-01-19 15:04
LUL
2021-01-19 15:22
#109
NiKo | 
Brazil gico1
Kkkkkkkkkkkkkk
2021-01-19 15:33
+1
2021-01-19 15:42
limão kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk
2021-01-19 15:56
1 reply
+1 limao
2021-01-19 21:55
+1 TRUE
2021-01-19 16:32
omegalul
2021-01-19 16:50
haha
2021-01-19 17:23
+1
2021-01-19 17:24
1 reply
that's nice tbh
2021-01-19 18:38
2021-01-19 23:07
#6
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Brazil Elias102_br
omegalulria
2021-01-19 14:02
#7
allu | 
Finland _Top1
kkkkkk
2021-01-19 14:02
3 replies
Legshot machine pew pew
2021-01-19 14:09
2 replies
#53
allu | 
Finland _Top1
Keep making more alts your life will remain pathetic
2021-01-19 14:34
1 reply
i don't even have an alt
2021-01-19 18:04
lol really
2021-01-19 14:03
as hen1 got out furia just went full toddynho, 0 testosterone level in the team now lol, they are done.
2021-01-19 14:03
15 replies
#17
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Brazil angryyyy
+1 hen1 was saving furia but now Kkkkkkkkk joke hopeless boring team
2021-01-19 14:04
9 replies
#48
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Myanmar w7tv
you and your always awful comments and ideals
2021-01-19 14:28
3 replies
#52
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Brazil angryyyy
Yeah i know you love me
2021-01-19 14:33
+1
2021-01-19 15:20
+1
2021-01-19 15:30
#136
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Brazil SecondKS
it is basically the best team to watch, everything as if it were something new, risky plays and nothing mechanical, you were unhappy to say that it is boring to watch the furia play
2021-01-19 17:15
4 replies
#145
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Brazil angryyyy
Nt baiter
2021-01-19 18:44
1 reply
#151
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Brazil SecondKS
NT BAITER
2021-01-19 19:19
of course furia will look fun in the online era ahahahaha
2021-01-20 04:52
So true. And i'm not a monkey, I'm a monkey breeder. And i agree 100%
2021-01-24 14:03
kkkkkkkkkkk
2021-01-19 14:26
Please respect VINI linguição, the brazilian Joker, smiling even when losing 2-15
2021-01-19 14:45
2 replies
KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK
2021-01-19 19:00
vini raiz tho, I remember him playing in 2015
2021-01-20 04:53
I love how you people lust testosterone! It's some kind of desire.
2021-01-19 15:58
#11
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Serbia LtN))
lol
2021-01-19 14:03
Playing 3 v 5 PogChamp Time to throw PogChamp
2021-01-19 14:03
#25
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Pakistan LoOuU2
Can't wait to see Honda and Art rushing each sites with the AWPs in the first gun round, either dying or getting frags making it 3 v 5 or 5 v 3, and then repeating the cycle. Make it happen.
2021-01-19 14:08
1 reply
+1
2021-01-19 18:15
#33
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Bosnia and Herzegovina Biske
pog?
2021-01-19 14:13
cringe. Art talking about himself in third person. BRAZIL EGO YIKES
2021-01-19 14:14
1 reply
true
2021-01-19 15:03
Good luck with 4V5
2021-01-19 14:18
#42
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Brazil rehbobina
so let's play 3v5 this blast? Thank you for notifying arT, I will place my bankroll in G2
2021-01-19 14:24
At least he's reliable LULMAO
2021-01-19 14:26
#47
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Myanmar w7tv
guerri is back pog
2021-01-19 14:28
#50
HS | 
Estonia qoznyyy
oke epic
2021-01-19 14:32
#51
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Brazil pooternd
it think it will be kinda of a joke, honda is really bad
2021-01-19 14:33
1 reply
He was playing fpl against s1mple and even won a clutch against him, look out
2021-01-19 15:17
2y ago i remember when am on my way to school , every morning my neighbor ask me for help to push the car for him... anyway who honda sry i mean who car FFF cares*
2021-01-19 14:35
#55
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Brazil Joaopgo2
Honda 2.0 lmao
2021-01-19 14:35
Hope that the team unite and get strong by the time, such a lovely team to watch.
2021-01-19 14:35
#64
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Poland SebL
Maybe, but honestly it's so risky to take this guy, he never played in a pro team, he doesn't have ANY experience at any level.
2021-01-19 14:43
#65
k1to | 
Finland R3ALMM
I wish that the title had said "Honda will be kicked"
2021-01-19 14:44
1 reply
#89
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North America HUDASKz
hahai think the same
2021-01-19 15:12
hmm ... it means very good for him, maybe he might even play for mbappeek someday because mbappeek> lulia :((
2021-01-19 14:52
ow very good if honda is an arT 2.0 now FURIA will play 3x5 every round
2021-01-19 15:11
Now we have 2 players with rating 0.5 in a same game xD
2021-01-19 15:14
Art 2.0? Also pushing through the smokes and in 90% of times dying without trading anything? Good, G2 2-0
2021-01-19 15:28
1 reply
RIP FURIA
2021-01-19 15:49
#107
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India sid76820
man art knows how to say the right things to media unlike most esports players. i.e. - ' We have become a family ' and ' making junior comfy etc. '
2021-01-19 15:31
11 replies
unlike other brazilians*
2021-01-19 16:12
10 replies
#127
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India sid76820
didn't say that.
2021-01-19 16:31
9 replies
it was a correction
2021-01-19 16:44
8 replies
#174
fnx | 
Brazil Moglao
to be a correction it needs to be right
2021-01-20 20:05
7 replies
as it is
2021-01-20 21:48
6 replies
#191
fnx | 
Brazil Moglao
except it isnt
2021-01-23 03:21
5 replies
it is very true tho. But as a brazil kid and fan of all brazil teams, you fail to see it. Keep sucking arT dick
2021-01-23 13:02
4 replies
#193
fnx | 
Brazil Moglao
Nah it's not. As a kid from outside, you are blind to see that and just treat brazillians like animals. I'm not sucking art dick, i'm literally saying that he's not the only one who knows how to deal with the media
2021-01-23 19:36
3 replies
yea he can deal with media. Like every other pro besides brazilians. let's start with this dexerto.com/opinion/esports-fans-dont-ex..
2021-01-23 19:55
2 replies
#197
fnx | 
Brazil Moglao
Nah, the great majority brazillians players can deal with the media. This link you sent has nothing to do with the topic.
2021-01-25 02:17
1 reply
dexerto.com/csgo/richard-lewis-mibrs-leg.. wrong link majority huh? ye maybe 51%. Not a high percentage compared to rest of nations it's 95%
2021-01-25 09:24
#110
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Brazil lipedeex
Oh baby, Furia 3v5
2021-01-19 15:39
Well, lets see tomorrow. Gl furia
2021-01-19 16:11
good luck :)
2021-01-19 16:11
arT 2.0? He sounds so arrogant
2021-01-19 16:11
we'll see
2021-01-19 16:46
ez for G2
2021-01-19 16:50
nt 3v5
2021-01-19 17:09
wont make a difference at all the same way junior will
2021-01-19 17:15
camry 3.5
2021-01-19 18:06
Civic 2.0 turbo
2021-01-19 18:37
What exactly is arT 2.0? Will he just teleport behind the enemy team and be like "nothing personnel, kid"?
2021-01-19 18:49
1 reply
It's a player who dies first twice as often as Art.
2021-01-19 19:38
#149
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Lebanon Dogman69
ablej
2021-01-19 19:01
#150
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Brazil wololo10
arT 2.0 16v
2021-01-19 19:04
2 farts on server? Not gonna smell good
2021-01-19 20:03
arT: "honda will be ki..." cked?
2021-01-19 20:13
#155
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Russia GrafFrost
art is flattering the art
2021-01-19 20:41
honda is so better than arT ahahahahhaha
2021-01-19 20:52
aged well
2021-01-19 20:57
#158
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World Beard43
Right now he's looking more like arT x2 than arT 2.0, dream start aye.
2021-01-19 20:58
1 reply
+1
2021-01-20 00:27
Wtf this is just so disrespectful towards honda to say. Imagine you're trying your best to shine and be remembered in the cs history and someone says you will become the second version of someone. nice man social status -100 points
2021-01-19 22:32
6 replies
+1 art arrogant
2021-01-20 23:59
5 replies
let him live in peace boy, just because ART is beautiful and plays well will you talk about his nonsense ???? ... aff (repressed)
2021-01-21 16:55
4 replies
but he's so arTrrogant lmao
2021-01-21 19:08
3 replies
no one is perfect (here on earth) my friend ... he has qualities, not only defects, people are like that, hug ...
2021-01-22 14:06
i think zywoo is much more arrogant, dupree is the "most" arrogant, shox too, fallen2face, "kjaerbiber", eletronic, blameF, etc ... these guys who are very good, are usually arrogant ... exceptions ??? coldzera, dev1ce, s1mple ... fame goes up to the head, friend, and causes it ...
2021-01-22 14:12
1 reply
So if he's not the only one being arrogant then it's ok, that what you say?
2021-01-22 17:28
and a clutch from the kid saved the 2nd map nice
2021-01-19 23:19
1 reply
Very promising player my friend very promising player...
2021-01-21 16:53
#171
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Europe t.o.p
Nice
2021-01-20 00:42
f art 2.0 u mean
2021-01-21 08:38
3 replies
Shut up stupid
2021-01-21 16:48
2 replies
U kinda right all BRA7-1L are stupid 👍👍👍 kkkkkkkkkk
2021-01-21 17:10
1 reply
nobody is talking about football here, you donkey ...
2021-01-24 02:39
Honda = little god ; ) #accelerates Honda !!!
2021-01-21 16:51
#186
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Turkey RENNNDER
fART 2.0
2021-01-21 19:10
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