FURIA outclass MIBR to book playoff spot in ESL Pro League

Four teams are now in the running for just one playoffs spot left in Group C.

FURIA have booked their third consecutive victory in Group C in ESL Pro League after a convincing performance in the Brazilian derby against MIBR (2-0; Overpass 16-8, Inferno 16-8).

Andrei "⁠arT⁠" Piovezan and company and Gambit are currently tied for first place in the group, with both teams sitting on a 3-0 record and already securing at least a top-three finish and a place in the playoffs as a result. The last spot is up for grabs between the remaining four teams ahead of the last two rounds of the round-robin.

FURIA got off to a flying start in the series on Overpass, after they put up a wall on the defense despite losing early forcebuy battles, with arT, Vinicius "⁠VINI⁠" Figueiredo, and Kaike "⁠KSCERATO⁠" Cerato all pitching in with key multikills to seize control in the first gunrounds.

MIBR only clinched one more round by the end of the half thanks to Gustavo "⁠yel⁠" Knittel's 1v3 clutch and found themselves between a rock and a hard place when they were unable to convert a pistol round win into some momentum at the beginning of the second half, and FURIA rallied to a 16-8 win on the opener.

arT dominated the Brazilian matchup

Things went from bad to worse for MIBR on Inferno, which FURIA played for the first time officially since adding Paytyn "⁠junior⁠" Johnson. Their opponents ran rampant on the Terrorist side outside of a four-round run that went the other way, and it was all smooth sailing from FURIA from there on as FURIA locked in a 2-0 victory with a near-perfect defense.

"We were hiding [Inferno] because we knew it was really strong," VINI said after the match when asked about why FURIA took their time to start playing Inferno. "We saw the veto against MIBR and it was our best choice."

Matchpage
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21st March 2021
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Overpass
16
8
Inferno
16
 MIBR K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
32 - 33 -1 66.2 0.84
26 - 39 -13 73.6 0.81
26 - 33 -7 58.9 0.78
21 - 34 -13 48.8 0.69
16 - 36 -20 54.6 0.61
 FURIA K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
46 - 26 +20 107.0 1.66
37 - 25 +12 87.3 1.34
38 - 22 +16 79.4 1.33
27 - 25 +2 57.7 1.14
26 - 23 +3 59.4 1.06
Brazil Gustavo 'yel' Knittel
Gustavo 'yel' Knittel
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
860
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.63
Brazil Vinicius 'VINI' Figueiredo
Vinicius 'VINI' Figueiredo
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
778
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.67
Brazil Andrei 'arT' Piovezan
Andrei 'arT' Piovezan
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
784
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.70
United States Paytyn 'junior' Johnson
Paytyn 'junior' Johnson
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
224
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.61
Brazil Kaike 'KSCERATO' Cerato
Kaike 'KSCERATO' Cerato
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.15
Maps played:
707
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.57
#1
God | 
Russia amc20
Nice
2021-03-21 22:20
5 replies
#7
RUSH | 
United States ShawnM
lets go junior! also art highest rated player at the tournament wtf
2021-03-21 22:22
4 replies
He changed his game since being exposed for too much agression on the last tournaments
2021-03-21 22:33
1 reply
#34
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Brazil yakd
Yes, i agree. On t side he still as aggressive as ever but on ct he started to play more controlled. He is still aggressive but he has room to fall back and doesn't commit to one and done positions. Like underpass, mid mirage push, fountain push and so on. He is looking on point. As of the 3rd match he is the best player of the tournament tied with ropz.
2021-03-22 03:36
We can’t see in players rating, but this kid junior is an awesome player!!!!
2021-03-21 23:25
arT not baiting... something wronk)
2021-03-22 16:51
MIBR who?
2021-03-21 22:20
1 reply
#35
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Brazil Sketchy200
mibr the one with a huge fun base and not so good players?
2021-03-22 03:39
where is navi ? kkkkkkkkkkkkk
2021-03-21 22:20
navi struggling in the easiest group
2021-03-21 22:21
mibr who jk furia are having quite a form rn
2021-03-21 22:22
#6
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Russia Evil_DaviD1
"Art is an explosion!"
2021-03-21 22:21
4 replies
ok, i got this xaxaxaxaxa +1
2021-03-21 22:25
so you know the rap of deidara
2021-03-21 23:58
1 reply
Nah, just was watching Naruto long time ago.
2021-03-22 00:02
#41
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Brazil mkonalves
KATSU
2021-03-22 14:29
Imagine struggling in this group xaxaxaxa
2021-03-21 22:26
Furia growing
2021-03-21 22:26
The epic battle between cloud9 team1 navi and furia for a playoff spot lol
2021-03-21 22:39
2 replies
#15
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Brazil Rafaking
What? Is between navi and mibr now, t1 is already out and c9 need to win against furia and mibr to hope for a navi lost
2021-03-21 22:42
furia is alredy on playoffs
2021-03-21 23:59
This mibr is worse than fallen's lineup smh
2021-03-21 22:46
2 replies
We don't know is that true or false. They should.. No, the MUST to play against Apeks, Galaxy Riders, Copenhagen Flames and of course legendary team Wisla Krakow, only after that we can talk about things like that.
2021-03-21 22:51
1 reply
#38
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Brazil wololo10
Lol +1 wisla krakudos the real test
2021-03-22 08:39
#19
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Brazil Anarchybr
Worst org ever. Deserve every spanking they had. Imagine hiring a team who was smurfing on Brasil CS but not hiring their best player (felps) and immediately putting them to compete against tier 1 teams... that’s the brains behind MIBR. FURIA took at least 5 months to adapt playing in EU, and they were the best NA team when they got out of US last year.
2021-03-21 23:07
9 replies
+1 sadly
2021-03-21 23:44
it was not their fault they lost felps, felps wanted to go to godsent, and don´t blame the players, it was completely the fault of the org
2021-03-22 00:32
6 replies
but dont you think it was a bad decision putting them against tier 1 teams in Europe?
2021-03-22 02:29
5 replies
the decision was make by the org, not the players
2021-03-22 02:56
4 replies
???? Thats literally what #19 and #29 said
2021-03-22 03:17
3 replies
brazilian things who you don´t understand
2021-03-22 03:30
2 replies
#36
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Brazil Anarchybr
? I’m Brazilian and I’m not understanding your point. #32 is right
2021-03-22 03:55
1 reply
+1
2021-03-22 20:47
+1, it was madness putting a team used to BR and Latin cs to compete against the tier 1 without at least a month of training The poor Danoco is just now starting to perform better
2021-03-22 02:51
MIBR owner right now: "Hello Kng, V$M, trk, Lucas1 and Leo_drk, how are u guys?"
2021-03-21 23:12
#22
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Mexico rauni90001
Hello O PLANO, how are you guys doing this weekend? Yeah, you know... When I said you can find someone else... I really didn't mean it, ok??? Come over bae.
2021-03-21 23:29
botz
2021-03-22 00:19
#39
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Brazil wololo10
Adulto art
2021-03-22 08:39
Donoco loco??
2021-03-22 10:30
#42
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United Kingdom SudokuPro
They might not reach playoffs if C9 and Na'vI both go 3-2 so this is wrong lul
2021-03-22 16:50
3 replies
But furia won Navi so
2021-03-22 19:44
#46
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Brazil Anarchybr
-100 IQ comment
2021-03-22 21:55
Wtf are you talking about, FURIA and Gambit already in the play-offs
2021-03-24 05:44
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