VINI on FURIA's first tournament with junior: "To be honest, communication was quite good"

The Brazilian team commented on their IEM Katowice campaign following the elimination before the playoff stage.

Vinicius "⁠VINI⁠" Figueiredo has shared his thoughts on how the adaptation to a new communication system is going following the signing of Paytyn "⁠junior⁠" Johnson from Triumph in January. The North American AWPer debuted for the team only in IEM Katowice, helping them to finish 7th-8th following victories over NIP and FaZe, and defeats to Natus Vincere and Virtus.pro.

Due to passport issues, junior joined up with the rest of the squad just days before the start of IEM Katowice, even though he had practised with the team from home for a while. But despite the less-than-ideal circumstances, VINI believes that the dynamic in the team in the $1 million competition was better than expected.

"To be honest, communication was quite good, we expected it to be a lot noisier and to miscommunicate some words," VINI said. "It was mostly me, junior and arT doing the talking to make things easier for KSCERATO and yuurih. I think we are improving a lot, we are taking English lessons and it's been good."

VINI said FURIA are still working on their six-man roster

IEM Katowice was junior's biggest tournament to date, but he still managed to hold his own in most of the matches, averaging a 1.03 rating. Of the teams that he faced in the tournament, Virtus.pro was the one that gave him the most trouble as he was caught off-guard by their playing style.

"I think I performed well against FaZe and NIP, but I struggled against Virtus.pro, because their playing style was so weird and I had never faced them before," junior revealed. "YEKINDAR and Jame were owning everybody, and it was very difficult to play against them.

"For the next tournaments, I have to know my spot and how we play on every map. I'm not going to lie, I was quite a bit confused about what we were doing in our matches on Overpass. I think these next weeks before ESL Pro League are definitely going to be good for us."

The ESL Pro League Season 13 is slated to start on March 8. According to VINI, it's unlikely that Lucas "⁠honda⁠" Cano, the team's backup player, will see any action in the tournament as he is still getting experience and learning the ropes.

"This is up to guerri and arT, but I don't think we are going to use honda in ESL Pro League right now," VINI said. "It's something we are still working on, he's watching us in practice and learning every spot. I mean, if he's ready one day before ESL Pro League starts, then sure, he can play."

Brazil Vinicius 'VINI' Figueiredo
Vinicius 'VINI' Figueiredo
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
772
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.67
Brazil Lucas 'honda' Cano
Lucas 'honda' Cano
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.88
Maps played:
21
KPR:
0.59
DPR:
0.71
United States Paytyn 'junior' Johnson
Paytyn 'junior' Johnson
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
218
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.61
#1
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Canada JustLuke
good to hear
2021-02-25 22:01
6 replies
Smart teams and players learn new languages, i think some other brazilian lines don´t know how to speak in english even after long years at North america... Guys like Hen1 , Lucas, old tempo storm rooster (tatazin, dzt, shz) , show the diff between high lvl players that think in their carreer in a long term and those that don´t.
2021-02-26 00:13
4 replies
+1 I agree
2021-02-26 01:10
#67
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Netherlands leandroqm
While I agree with #57, his level of English didn't seem good either. >=-p
2021-02-26 01:43
Hen1 and Lucas1 dont even speak portuguese properly
2021-02-27 06:08
1 reply
wtf, are u sure ??
2021-03-03 00:51
#59
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Brazil VlNl
god VINI
2021-02-26 00:21
nice
2021-02-25 22:01
#3
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Finland Cucumber))
expected
2021-02-25 22:01
nice
2021-02-25 22:01
good for em
2021-02-25 22:02
PINEAPPLE DOES NOT BELONG ON PIZZA.
2021-02-25 22:02
5 replies
#12
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Brazil GGOHAN1100
True
2021-02-25 22:05
8/8
2021-02-26 04:55
+1
2021-02-26 08:47
#115
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Czech Republic Noxar
Cool, I'll order one just to piss you off
2021-02-26 20:36
#119
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Australia Caveman_
I personally don’t really see a problem with pineapple on pizza, I don’t eat it but I mean people eat pizza with anchovy’s on it
2021-02-27 15:51
#7
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Chile cristiaan
expected
2021-02-25 22:02
2021-02-25 22:02
9 replies
5 replies
;DD ye ye sure, it is obv a lie
2021-02-25 22:19
LMFAO I love this
2021-02-26 03:42
Axaxaxa Look behind yuri
2021-02-26 11:34
2 replies
behind!
2021-02-26 14:41
1 reply
Ai uill plante mai frend yu rev two look YU REV TWO LOOK MAI FREND LOOK BEHAIND YU MAI FREND god god
2021-02-26 15:28
liminha AND bt UHASUHAUHSHSASAUHSAUSASHA forget
2021-02-25 22:39
KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK
2021-02-25 23:59
#99
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Brazil Gebruel
LKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK
2021-02-26 13:16
#DIADEFURIA
2021-02-25 22:04
#11
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Pakistan LoOuU2
PLAY HONDA , WE DEMAND TO SEE HONDA #HONDAPEEK
2021-02-25 22:05
9 replies
#23
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Brazil GOELFLA_br
+1
2021-02-25 22:22
V-tec kicked in yo
2021-02-25 22:29
#HONDAPEEK
2021-02-25 22:38
-1 junior better than honda
2021-02-25 23:07
4 replies
#79
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Pakistan LoOuU2
0/8 Honda greatest ever #HONDAPEEK
2021-02-26 06:06
3 replies
Delusional expected from Pakistan
2021-02-26 07:42
2 replies
#83
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Pakistan LoOuU2
Name checks out
2021-02-26 07:44
1 reply
flag checks out
2021-02-26 09:48
Honda beat?
2021-02-26 14:42
Let's go FURIA!
2021-02-25 22:05
nice
2021-02-25 22:06
Switching ingame language to take unproven na awp talent. What can go wrong?
2021-02-25 22:08
9 replies
Everything, but its how furia playstyle works, everything can go wrong
2021-02-25 22:16
1 reply
#25
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United States bobbyfelps
+1 sometimes they win 2-0 double 16-5 and look amazing and sometimes they look like a tier 4 team when they are read
2021-02-25 22:27
at least they have the balls to try something new even tho KSCERATO and yuurih have very bad englando
2021-02-26 00:37
1 reply
I just wish that they can have not only balls but brains also.
2021-02-26 09:44
#96
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Brazil Moglao
if no team takes unproven talents then we will never see new players
2021-02-26 12:24
3 replies
Half year until they go back to their language
2021-02-26 14:31
2 replies
#102
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Brazil Moglao
see you in 6 months
2021-02-26 14:34
1 reply
Mate just remind me, i have short memory :)
2021-02-26 14:40
They wanted to maintain the team structure, so they had to get an awper (an agressive one if possible), who could fill this hole? Fallen (not an option for Furia, they dont have a lot of money even if Fallen wanted) Kng (He's sticking with his "plan") Yel (viable but i dont think he is good enough for Furia and i dont think he fits well in the team) saffee (unproven brazillian talent, more unproven than junior, and has a passive playstyle)
2021-02-26 23:12
#16
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Russia ToughGuy
lmao i knew honda as 6-man roster is bullshit
2021-02-25 22:08
3 replies
Didnt they claim he was just standing in anyways
2021-02-25 22:29
2 replies
#34
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Russia ToughGuy
yep that's how it was but they did pr shit claimed that he will be 6 player which is not ofc
2021-02-25 23:04
1 reply
pr and spreading misinformation seems to be a returning theme in the CS scene it appears
2021-02-25 23:13
-JUNIOR +YEL
2021-02-25 22:14
3 replies
Nah they should get Saffee
2021-02-25 22:34
2 replies
i agree
2021-02-25 22:39
#77
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Brazil HHazuka
It appears saffee doesn't want to leave paiN. But I agree, saffee in Furia would be amazing
2021-02-26 05:48
great news
2021-02-25 22:15
#24
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Brazil tresbolas
-junior +honda
2021-02-25 22:26
#32
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Brazil ghcnvbkn
nice
2021-02-25 22:43
Still think it was a weird move to give up comms in your native language for the sake of an unknown player. Nevertheless, I wish them good luck.
2021-02-25 22:55
2 replies
#78
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Brazil HHazuka
Not exactly for the sake of junior. For them (the players), to be able to communicate in english means they can play with international rosters as well. If they learn enough, they'll have options for the future, outside of just brazilian teams. While I agree it's not ideal, they're considering the bigger picture (I suppose lol).
2021-02-26 05:51
if their english gets better, they arent gonna be stuck playing in brazilian teams and they can go go other euro teams that speak english with no problems
2021-02-26 13:57
GO FURIA!!!
2021-02-25 23:14
2021-02-25 23:15
4 replies
#50
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Brazil Anarchybr
You know this is a joke made by gaules and his guests on his live, right? That’s why the guy is a fucking legend on twitch. His stream is the best player
2021-02-25 23:47
2 replies
nt dude, this is the real comms of furia
2021-02-26 00:26
0/8, this is an official communication, Kappa
2021-02-26 05:27
#41
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Sweden Zackst3rz
-Vini +Honda pls
2021-02-25 23:17
2 replies
#45
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Brazil 1930
no
2021-02-25 23:35
why would someone kick VINI from their team? He is like taco, but he plays well.
2021-02-26 23:17
fdc seus merda
2021-02-25 23:42
why doesn't junior learn Spanish instead of the other way around?
2021-02-25 23:44
7 replies
#52
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Brazil Anarchybr
Because that way 5 people will need to learn Spanish? American IQ LOL
2021-02-25 23:48
1 reply
mb 10 iq on my part but u know what i mean
2021-02-26 00:00
#53
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North America Swboy1010
One it’s Portuguese not Spanish and two, most Brazilians can already speak english, so it’s not a problem for them to accommodate Junior.
2021-02-25 23:49
4 replies
and they live in the USA, so i don't see language as a problem, i really hope Junior find a way to help Furia getting more consistency
2021-02-26 00:31
#68
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Brazil Anarchybr
+1 Also VINI and arT are fluent English speakers So 3 of the 5 speaks English KSCERATO and yuurih doesn’t have a good English but it’s way more logical for them to learn it now (btw English will be useful on their future) than to JUNIOR learns Portuguese (a language he will probably never use when he quits CS). Of course with their daily coexistence (since they live together), junior will probably learn a thing or two like tarik and Stewie did with their time in MIBR
2021-02-26 03:07
2 replies
#70
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Brazil yalamix
+1
2021-02-26 03:52
+1 , the guys on this page only think on cs
2021-02-26 15:33
#63
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Brazil morabrasil
"well we can't win shit, let's make it more difficult to see what happens"
2021-02-26 00:34
#72
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Brazil Wander13
Furia tem q tirar o art ele só faz merda
2021-02-26 05:08
2 replies
lúcido
2021-02-26 05:29
Mas ele foi o que mais jogou em Katowice "-"
2021-02-26 11:46
#74
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Sweden MaNiHa
1 American on the team and the 4 Brazilians have to learn English?? 😂
2021-02-26 05:24
2 replies
The main point is to help Brazilians learn English. More options for the future
2021-02-26 08:45
1 reply
Fair I guess, and useful for interviews. Feels like it would still impede communication more than if junior learned basic Portuguese though, and comms are important
2021-02-26 19:10
i don't like FURIA, without FalleN our scene seems to be dying
2021-02-26 06:24
Junior already deserves a better team k
2021-02-26 11:46
#97
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Poland SebL
That's really important, communication will be their hardest challenge with junior, but I think they can make it. GL to them.
2021-02-26 12:58
GO FURIA
2021-02-26 16:45
junior better than honda
2021-03-01 13:48
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