honda to step in for FURIA in cs_summit 7
The 20-year-old will play his second tournament for FURIA after making his debut in the BLAST Premier Global Final.
FURIA are set to once again utilise their sixth player, Lucas "honda" Cano, in their cs_summit 7 tournament bid as Paytyn "junior" Johnson remains sidelined in North America due to passport and document issues, HLTV.org has confirmed.
junior's absence will be felt by FURIA as Andrei "arT" Piovezan was forced to fill the AWP role during BLAST, limiting the Brazilian captain's impact and playmaking ability - a critical piece of FURIA's style and approach to the game.
honda averaged a 0.80 rating over six maps in FURIA's BLAST campaign, with the team narrowly falling to G2 and Evil Geniuses to exit the tournament in last place. Despite his lacklustre statistical performance, honda still produced some good moments, scoring three aces in his debut showing against top-tier competition.
The baptism of fire for FURIA's sixth player will continue in cs_summit 7 as seven of the top 20 teams in the world will be in attendance, with the entire field of teams being fresh faces for the newcomer. The $200,000 tournament is slated to run from January 25-31, and will utilise a best-of-three GSL group stage to determine which teams advance to the single-elimination playoff stage.