honda returns to FURIA's starting lineup as junior steps down

The North American AWPer will return home as he looks to reset after a loss of individual form.

Paytyn "⁠junior⁠" Johnson has stepped down from FURIA's active roster, the Brazilian organisation has announced, with backup player Lucas "⁠honda⁠" Cano taking his place and returning to the team's starting lineup after previously stepping in for the squad in the BLAST Premier Global Final and cs_summit 7 at the start of the year.

junior joined FURIA in January, but due to passport issues he was unable to make his first appearance for them until IEM Katowice, in which the Brazilians were eliminated in 7-8th place.

Although their subsequent result, a 3-4th finish in ESL Pro League Season 14, showed early signs of improvement, FURIA were unable to maintain that trajectory and failed to regain the level they had showcased in 2020, with junior averaging just a 0.92 rating as the team's primary AWPer - a far cry from his stellar numbers on Triumph, where he was one of the main stars, or from those of his predecessor, Henrique "⁠HEN1⁠" Teles (1.14 rating).

junior will return home to reset

"junior's performance wasn't the one we expected, not by us and not by himself," FURIA's head coach Nicholas "⁠guerri⁠" Nogueira stated in regards to the team's recent cs_summit 8 run. "That's due to several reasons. He asked me to go back home, because he was a little tired, feeling pressured. It's tough for an American, young boy, who speaks English in the middle of some people who only speak Portuguese on a daily basis, out of game."

guerri went on to say that although the team made an effort to speak English and include junior, the level and speed of communication wasn't the same as native speakers, something that surely caused performance issues for the AWPer in-game. The head coach also stated that with the level FURIA are at today, they can't allow themselves to slip as they are doing now, and as a result he has decided to grant junior his wish to return home to reset by placing him on the bench.

"Everyone on the team is super sick and they are like brothers to me," junior said when contacted by HLTV.org. "I just needed a break to reset because my mental is shot." The North American is set to return to the USA, where he will look to unwind and regain his prior form.

Notably, junior's addition to FURIA marked a switch from Portuguese to English for the team, an experiment that the lineup will certainly put on hold for now with the return of honda.

The 20-year-old Brazilian, who averaged a 0.84 rating over 16 maps in a trial by fire during his first two tournament appearances for FURIA, will hope to improve on his initial performances after sitting behind the team during practices and officials in the past months. With no tournaments lined up for FURIA in June, his first appearance will likely come in IEM Cologne 2021, which is set to run from July 8-18.

FURIA's roster now looks as follows:

Brazil Andrei "⁠arT⁠" Piovezan
Brazil Yuri "⁠yuurih⁠" Santos
Brazil Kaike "⁠KSCERATO⁠" Cerato
Brazil Vinicius "⁠VINI⁠" Figueiredo
Brazil Lucas "⁠honda⁠" Cano

Brazil Nicholas "⁠guerri⁠" Nogueira (coach)
Brazil Marcos "⁠tacitus⁠" Castilho (assistant coach)

United States Paytyn "⁠junior⁠" Johnson (benched)

Brazil Henrique 'HEN1' Teles
Henrique 'HEN1' Teles
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
1001
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.58
Brazil Vinicius 'VINI' Figueiredo
Vinicius 'VINI' Figueiredo
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
837
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.67
Brazil Marcos 'tacitus' Castilho
Marcos 'tacitus' Castilho
Age:
21
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.73
Maps played:
38
KPR:
0.52
DPR:
0.76
Brazil Yuri 'yuurih' Santos
Yuri 'yuurih' Santos
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
856
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.64
Brazil Andrei 'arT' Piovezan
Andrei 'arT' Piovezan
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
842
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.70
Brazil Lucas 'honda' Cano
Lucas 'honda' Cano
Age:
21
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:
1.03
Maps played:
281
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.62
Brazil Kaike 'KSCERATO' Cerato
Kaike 'KSCERATO' Cerato
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
764
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.58
Nice flukia
2021-06-03 21:46
35 replies
coldzera to furia
2021-06-03 21:47
33 replies
no :((((((((
2021-06-03 21:48
21 replies
Coldzera in his worst days is still better than Junior
2021-06-03 21:53
19 replies
And bot honda jazz. But , yes , too much expectations from Junior , at least they know they have nothing to expect from honda.
2021-06-03 22:03
12 replies
#212
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CIS youWrong
cold top!
2021-06-03 22:22
3000+ iq hahaa
2021-06-03 22:32
#345
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Brazil RmM_oo
Wise words
2021-06-04 01:28
bot honda? you not remember honda 2 aces on his debut game? hes actually really good and has tons of room for growth, hes a much better choice than junior.
2021-06-04 09:13
7 replies
2 aces yet still didnt go positive in his short stint. He's good, but if he wants to get a spot permanently he has to become more consistent
2021-06-04 09:43
6 replies
he only played a couple games, he proved himself more in those few games than Junior did all year.
2021-06-04 13:16
5 replies
True, he should deserve an opportunity but he def needs time to adapt
2021-06-04 15:30
hltv.org/stats/players/matches/20378/hon.. 2 maps are positive, one good 1.20 and one decent 1.04 no way he shows more potential than junior
2021-06-04 19:23
3 replies
are you really going to go base his entire future on Furia with those 4 maps? considering he got 3 fucking aces?
2021-06-05 03:13
2 replies
3 aces and still didnt get a positive kd or rating, all Im saying is, I think junior shows more potential, just not in furia imo
2021-06-05 14:27
not that honda doesnt have a future
2021-06-05 14:28
+1 . honda cant improve, so nothing to expect from him. they will play 4vs5 almost every game :)
2021-06-05 09:32
easy to judge for you. Go try working with People who dont speak your Language
2021-06-04 04:03
5 replies
American schools should start teaching spnanish and portuguese. Also mandarin would be good
2021-06-04 15:38
4 replies
They already teach Spanish and French, even German/Japanese/Mandarin in other schools. Why learn Portuguese, unpopular language.
2021-06-04 21:25
3 replies
lol, portuguese is more used than shitty jerman
2021-06-05 09:33
2 replies
Yes, but, German is used in relevant countries, whereas the amount of relevant countries where Portugese is used is 0.
2021-06-06 21:11
1 reply
Brazil is irrelevant ? i dont think so. but yeah, i know what you mean.
2021-06-06 21:24
its will happen cold to furia its just matter of time
2021-06-03 21:56
#152
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Brazil hvgar94
god no
2021-06-03 22:05
7 replies
#183
try | 
Italy ROMAG
WHY?
2021-06-03 22:13
6 replies
envy that his orgless team cannot afford cold
2021-06-03 22:23
5 replies
Vsm and trk > coldzera 2021
2021-06-04 00:23
4 replies
#336
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Brazil loldougie
o plano = tier 3 cs
2021-06-04 01:00
vsm 1.14 rating against tier 2 and 3 >> coldzera 1.20 rating against best teams of tier 1?
2021-06-04 01:36
1 reply
i said coldzera 2021, not prime coldzera. rn coldzera is 1.08 rating
2021-06-04 03:46
#355
NEO | 
Brazil JEH!
#336 and #347 we have some smart people here..
2021-06-04 02:52
NOP, please saffe
2021-06-03 23:20
Nah. They dont need coldzera. They need a main sniper
2021-06-04 12:25
1 reply
SAFFEE
2021-06-04 22:13
cry free
2021-06-03 22:20
lul
2021-06-03 21:47
2 replies
Goodbye junior
2021-06-03 21:47
I own honda
2021-06-04 05:29
OK HONDAPEEK bak
2021-06-03 21:47
POG
2021-06-03 21:47
kkkkkkkkkk
2021-06-03 21:47
#6
EliGE | 
North America erifam
good move, junior has talent but he isn't good enough for tier 1 cs yet
2021-06-03 21:47
31 replies
or maybe he felt under pressure
2021-06-03 21:49
7 replies
that is true, performing under pressure is also a part of being good enough for tier 1.
2021-06-03 21:51
1 reply
+1
2021-06-03 21:58
#160
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Europe elefiveS
not maybe. He most likely was under a lot of pressure
2021-06-03 22:07
#253
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Spain lopodo_27
It was difficult for him because of different language. Like if i go to a team of full players from a eastern europe country
2021-06-03 22:39
1 reply
yeah, guerri said it, even if in game they speak english, outside was mainly portuguese and he became isolated. Living in GH, being well outside the game is a real thing that can affect you performance.
2021-06-04 00:37
#360
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Brazil Yamat01
Literally not the case. Triumph was never tier 1, his performance in Triumph shouldn't even have been considered because of that. Junior it is simply not tier 1 and cannot keep up with Furia.
2021-06-04 03:29
1 reply
Well Grim is doing fine in liquid i d say, also from triumph. Young players from lower tiers should be scouted into tier1 competition, and so they are.
2021-06-04 05:21
would be amazing to see a redemption arc for him after break
2021-06-03 21:51
#104
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Brazil rehbobina
To be honest, I still preferred him to honda, as now art will play awp, which will change the team's strategies a lot. I hope Junior feels better after this break and come back, if he can improve his gameplay it would also be even better, I think FURIA would be stronger with Junior than with h0nda
2021-06-03 21:54
16 replies
#140
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United Kingdom OllieUK
Art would often AWP over junior anyways due to poor performance or Art just wanted to peak something
2021-06-03 22:02
9 replies
Peek.
2021-06-03 22:44
8 replies
it's peak fam
2021-06-04 00:40
7 replies
Nt but it's peek, now we know why the ukcs scene is so shit you guys can't even speak your own language.
2021-06-04 01:26
6 replies
Thank you Jerman
2021-06-04 01:32
this made my day xddd
2021-06-04 06:26
Did you even read it properly? i was taking the piss. jermans.
2021-06-04 11:12
3 replies
#432
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Germany Droidd
Peak is the top of something Peek is like y'know, shitting on someone
2021-06-04 19:17
2 replies
"it's peak fam" Is English slang term.
2021-06-04 20:41
1 reply
WAGWAN
2021-06-08 14:57
h0nda can main awp
2021-06-03 22:25
i don't think he will return since they specified communication issues as one of the reasons why he was let go. As far as i know arT and VINI are completely fluent in english but both KSCERATO and yuurih have real problems communicating that fast in english so their teamplay was probably split between those two and the other three. If they could aquire another main AWP like saffee they would have much less problems, hell even cold would probably be a better fit at this time until everyone is really fluent in english.
2021-06-04 00:11
You clearly never seen honda using the awp.... lol Wait and you'll see.
2021-06-04 04:57
3 replies
how much hp does this honda have?
2021-06-04 06:30
2 replies
350 my friend
2021-06-04 16:44
1 reply
shit he must be fast af
2021-06-04 18:32
#125
AZR | 
Brazil edR_
You can't expect to be a tier 1 player if your mind is elsewhere. I think it was noticeable that he was not so well. Sometimes, the smartest move is to take some steps back. Good move from him.
2021-06-03 21:59
+1
2021-06-03 23:00
I don't think that is a fair assessment, he played under less than ideal conditions by going into a team being the only English speaker. I'd like to see Extremum or another English speaking team with a less than ideal AWP situation try him out.
2021-06-03 23:36
1 reply
i also think that he could shine and reach his ceiling in a team where he is more comfortable. but he has to raise his floor
2021-06-04 01:07
I think he was just in the wrong team
2021-06-04 11:30
#7
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Finland Sandelssii
expected
2021-06-03 21:47
XD
2021-06-03 21:47
POG RIP
2021-06-03 21:47
expected
2021-06-03 21:47
THANK GOD
2021-06-03 21:47
#13
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Brazil ghcnvbkn
nice ! kinda sad for junior though
2021-06-03 21:47
#14
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Finland -swag-
finally
2021-06-03 21:47
YES Poggg
2021-06-03 21:48
#16
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France Uexo
lmao not really better
2021-06-03 21:47
Lol
2021-06-03 21:47
HAHAHAH
2021-06-03 21:47
No more holes for liquid xd
2021-06-03 21:47
Finally
2021-06-03 21:47
#21
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Switzerland x676
lul, I understand benching junior but honda is 1000 times worse the real question is.. why they don't sign Sunpayus already? best portuguese-speaking FA AWP available atm
2021-06-03 21:49
17 replies
Honda is a young talent, he had literally 0 experience before stepping in for FURIA even in SA
2021-06-03 21:49
#69
arT | 
Brazil Ferba
who?
2021-06-03 21:50
7 replies
#75
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Switzerland x676
best FA AWP in Europe atm
2021-06-03 21:50
6 replies
#95
arT | 
Brazil Ferba
he speaks portuguese?
2021-06-03 21:53
5 replies
#103
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Switzerland x676
yeah, portuguese, spanish and english. Also he is entry on T side, very well rounded player.
2021-06-03 21:54
4 replies
#161
arT | 
Brazil Ferba
i'll get in touch with guerri
2021-06-03 22:08
3 replies
#293
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Switzerland zthoui
lmao
2021-06-03 23:22
thanks bro. i'm pretty sure guerri will analyze carefully this multilingual guy.
2021-06-03 23:23
KKKKKKKKKKKKKK
2021-06-04 01:10
#73
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Brazil AleMasox
they play in na not in eu
2021-06-03 21:50
Furia fans think h0nda is better because of the Eagle round vs g2 lmfao
2021-06-03 21:52
3 replies
Nope, honda shoudn't even be in the team, he belongs to Furia Academy.
2021-06-03 23:22
2 replies
wdym? honda was the main coffee bringer in the furia.. who will make them coffee now? junnior? i dont think so and when you make a quick math you will get: no coffee - > no energy - > no win - > furia out of top10
2021-06-04 06:36
1 reply
They'd still have guerri to massage them
2021-06-04 07:47
#234
arT | 
Brazil Stav0
we dont see him playing for 4/5 months lets see what changed since them, hopefully he will get addapted real quick
2021-06-03 22:30
who?? why not saffee from pain?
2021-06-04 13:22
1 reply
#414
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Switzerland x676
1. He is not FA 2. He is worst than Sunpayus 3. He is much older
2021-06-04 14:11
LOL
2021-06-03 21:47
#23
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Ireland JesuSenia
Lmfaoo
2021-06-03 21:47
#24
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Peru Willy_CV
ok
2021-06-03 21:47
#25
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Pakistan LoOuU2
HE`S BACK , THE GREAT GUY IS BACK I KEPT ASKING FOR IT #HONDAPEEK LETS GO! F for Junior though , never should have joined a non-English team. Hopefully he comes out in great shape , both mind and physical and can frag hard again!
2021-06-03 21:48
8 replies
PREPARING FOR COLDZERA OR SAFFEE
2021-06-03 21:49
1 reply
#72
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Pakistan LoOuU2
I really like Pain but honestly, Furia can be a force to reckon with if they get Saffee. Guy too good!
2021-06-03 21:50
+1 about junior
2021-06-03 21:51
#78
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Argentina macrigato
You're going to be dissapointed bro, honda was average when he was playing in Brazil.
2021-06-03 21:58
4 replies
#100
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Pakistan LoOuU2
DONT DISRESPECT OUR SAVIOUR HONDA. 2 ACES IN HIS FIRST EVER MAP , WITHOUT ANY EXPERIENCE ON ANY TIER. HE BEST!
2021-06-03 21:53
3 replies
Indeed. Played 1 tournament and had 2 highlights on HLTV, even tho his rating was kinda lame. Nice aim but no brain, this is a lot easier to improve than the other way around. It's the kind of young talent worth a try
2021-06-03 23:16
2 replies
#287
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Pakistan LoOuU2
+1 finally someone who realizes the actual potential of the next big BR star.
2021-06-03 23:18
it's wayyyyyy harder to get a brain than improving your aim
2021-06-03 23:26
#27
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Czech Republic forseti12
finally
2021-06-03 21:47
Junior deserves a better team
2021-06-03 21:47
2 replies
KAKAKAKAKAKAKAKAKAKAKAKAKAKAKA 0,91 KDR
2021-06-03 21:51
maybe he could use some akuma "skill"
2021-06-04 06:38
expected
2021-06-03 21:48
#30
ropz | 
Argentina jqn
thanks
2021-06-03 21:48
from bot to double bot :D nice move by FURIA.
2021-06-03 21:48
2 replies
When cold have no contract, they will got him
2021-06-03 21:56
1 reply
when ?
2021-06-03 23:22
I wonder if it's just going to be a break like junior says or if they're going to keep him on the bench
2021-06-03 21:48
3 replies
#142
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Japan Peine
going to Valorant
2021-06-03 22:02
2 replies
that'd be pretty hype he could be good on a team like V1 or C9
2021-06-03 22:03
There would be no need to goto valorant.
2021-06-03 23:01
#33
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Korea Hordaphos
Finally got rid of the NA trash
2021-06-03 21:48
1 reply
this is coming from a North Korean with no talents whatsoever
2021-06-04 21:37
Why not Coldzera?
2021-06-03 21:48
1 reply
I think they're trying to sign him
2021-06-03 22:15
I hate how people say he ruined Furia, it's not like he made Hen1 leave
2021-06-03 21:48
3 replies
#96
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Sri Lanka w7tv
furia isnt ruined, but he didnt fit and didn't perform in any bo3
2021-06-03 21:53
1 reply
They performed better with him then they did with Hen1 so.
2021-06-03 22:23
#324
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Australia poppyxox
+1 and there was always a risk signing a tier 2 American player anyway, and im sure professionally they understood that within the team I highly doubt there’s any adversity
2021-06-04 00:27
#36
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Brazil hugoooo
THE PATH IS CEMENTED: COME COLDZERA
2021-06-03 21:48
#38
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France Theo5607
im choked but honda better
2021-06-03 21:48
Lulll Why not cold
2021-06-03 21:48
#40
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Brazil guhzzz
Furia TOP 1
2021-06-03 21:48
FINALLY
2021-06-03 21:48
hahahaha better disband that garbage team
2021-06-03 21:48
1 reply
Top 7?
2021-06-04 09:47
#43
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North America drac0z
LMAO
2021-06-03 21:48
#44
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Greece RedWinter
junior to godsent probably
2021-06-03 21:48
wait twitch chat is honest for once? lmao
2021-06-03 21:48
#46
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Czech Republic Poloolpp
finally
2021-06-03 21:48
Why not saffee? I mean, Honda is a great player, but who will be the main awp? Art?
2021-06-03 21:48
expected
2021-06-03 21:48
Took long enough
2021-06-03 21:49
Junior come to murica a tier3 team is always waiting
2021-06-03 21:49
#52
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Argentina EnvyJ
ACELERA HONDA
2021-06-03 21:49
Finally, why so long?
2021-06-03 21:49
#54
arT | 
Europe omronTM
Expected
2021-06-03 21:49
BUT JUNIOR GOT AN ACE AGAINST TIER 3 TEAM WTF
2021-06-03 21:49
1 reply
Remember Honda 🤔
2021-06-03 21:49
#56
try | 
Italy ROMAG
coldzera
2021-06-03 21:49
#57
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Chile nachooww
vrum vrummmmm
2021-06-03 21:49
#58
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Brazil AleMasox
finally some peace
2021-06-03 21:49
Nooo :(((
2021-06-03 21:49
meh I feel like he got a lot of undeserved hate I‘m sure he can shine in another lineup, I hope some good team gives him a chance
2021-06-03 21:49
3 replies
#70
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Brazil BEHEM0T
+1
2021-06-03 21:50
+1
2021-06-03 22:59
+1
2021-06-04 12:44
#65
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Brazil BEHEM0T
feels bad man ;((
2021-06-03 21:49
FeelsBadMan Hope Juninho comes back stronger <3
2021-06-03 21:49
#67
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United States hellokappa
unlucky. come back stronger junior!!
2021-06-03 21:50
rip, I hope he comes back stronger
2021-06-03 21:50
the coldzera would not go to a small team, for furia he won't
2021-06-03 21:50
4 replies
furia > faze
2021-06-03 21:56
3 replies
+1
2021-06-03 22:29
#246
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North America L1nT
+1
2021-06-03 22:36
In terms of CSGO right now, yes. But FURIA is a BR org and the pay would be much lower, while, at the same time, FaZe as an organization is massive bigger. I wouldn't put it past cold to shun orgs because of that, considering his ego and all.
2021-06-03 23:40
#74
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Sri Lanka w7tv
finally furia top5 again
2021-06-03 21:50
#80
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Norway TheDEA
Sad news mens))
2021-06-03 21:51
#82
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Serbia Garbrandt_
Good call, junior has been looking terrible recently
2021-06-03 21:51
#83
NiKo | 
Sweden ikofan
"steps down"
2021-06-03 21:51
#84
arT | 
Brazil knz200
coldzera... ???
2021-06-03 21:51
#85
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Brazil sfxNTC
ACELERA HONDA
2021-06-03 21:52
#86
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Russia mshkoda
art will go main awp?
2021-06-03 21:52
coldzera to furia????????
2021-06-03 21:52
1 reply
#102
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Hungary szia
please god no. he would bring the team down and also bring the brainless "2 MAJORS KKKKKK" fans with him. how to destroy furia
2021-06-03 21:53
still shit move, unfortunately
2021-06-03 21:52
called it the moment it happened, this kid has potential but it aint happening on a brazilian team.. The language barrier is KILLER you need to communicate efficiently and in as LITTLE TIME AS POSSIBLE you cant be stuttering shit or not calling anything because you cant get it out. Cheap experiments will always fail, gl honda the kids got aim LOL GL to Junior as well watch him rape NA
2021-06-03 21:52
#90
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Philippines B3nk4i
Furia really missing hen1 rn
2021-06-03 21:52
1 reply
yea :(
2021-06-03 22:09
#91
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Hungary szia
i am disappointed
2021-06-03 21:52
lets go honda
2021-06-03 21:52
THE GREATEST NEWS I HAVE HEARD THIS YEAR LETS GOOOOOOOOOOOOO HONDAAAAAAAAAAAA
2021-06-03 21:52
GO HOME NA GO HOME
2021-06-03 21:53
#98
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Brazil vacadura
Now FURIA should buy Saffe and gg. thanks for nothing junior.
2021-06-03 21:53
#99
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Brazil S0N1CANGEL
FURIA TOP 1 SOON #DIADEFURIA
2021-06-03 21:53
Guerri i want that 10 pack of tequila too
2021-06-03 21:54
sad for junior. I hope he can come back stronger
2021-06-03 21:55
#107
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Brazil Exfm
Welcome to FURIA coldzera!
2021-06-03 21:55
Should have gone for Saffee
2021-06-03 21:55
junior to NA team saffee to FURIA honda to trashcan for 2-3 years until he gets experience
2021-06-03 21:55
Junior back to smurfing on tier 2 na?
2021-06-03 21:55
#115
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Netherlands Sem0733
Finally.
2021-06-03 21:56
Finally man, he was so shit
2021-06-03 21:57
here u goo Finally
2021-06-03 21:58
Welcome to FURIA coldzera!
2021-06-03 21:58
Expected
2021-06-03 21:58
Cold inc
2021-06-03 21:58
junior can be a great player, but never in FURIA
2021-06-03 21:58
1 reply
+1
2021-06-03 22:24
expected... I hope junior come back stronger
2021-06-03 21:58
finally they kicked this kid
2021-06-03 21:59
thank you Furia
2021-06-03 21:59
#127
fnx | 
Brazil Cidd
Felps
2021-06-03 21:59
Get malbsmd
2021-06-03 21:59
POGGERS
2021-06-03 22:00
yikes junior to EG if cerq ever leaves... prob right call from furia
2021-06-03 22:00
Honda isn’t good either
2021-06-03 22:00
2 replies
Yeah but at least honda don't play 4750$ gun and have 0.75 impact rating with it
2021-06-03 22:02
1 reply
+100
2021-06-04 00:51
unlucky. junior > honda imo
2021-06-03 22:01
#134
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Ukraine XBOCT111
gl in valorant
2021-06-03 22:01
Brazil TwoFaced Toledo
2021-06-03 22:01
#136
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Japan Peine
"The North American is set to return to the USA, where he will look to unwind and regain his prior form." So basically he wants to farm stats in NA to gain confidence and think he's good
2021-06-03 22:01
Not gonna make any difference, they both suck
2021-06-03 22:02
#138
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Chile cristiaan
expected, now +saffee
2021-06-03 22:02
Thank you junior! Hope u will be fine and achieve a great future!
2021-06-03 22:02
#141
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Indonesia segopecel
junior to extremum
2021-06-03 22:02
VAMO CARALHO
2021-06-03 22:02
what they expected when added eng-speaking player lmao
2021-06-03 22:03
#146
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North America dicennt
rip hopefully junior can find a good team
2021-06-03 22:02
1 reply
#156
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Brazil MrLucas
+1
2021-06-03 22:05
HONDA PEEK
2021-06-03 22:03
#150
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United States Rayduh
RIP FURIA, they kicked their best player
2021-06-03 22:04
1 reply
bruh, junior is good, were sad for him, but if he really want to start to play well in t1, he need to rest, but he dont even can be on the level of KSCERATO rn
2021-06-03 22:43
#153
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Brazil MrLucas
please dont wait to give him a "second" chance, just bring Saffee or Cold, I have nothing against Junior, he is just not ready yet for Furia and neither is Honda, they need a good player, and they need it now
2021-06-03 22:06
10 replies
Do you think arT is ready for FURIA? lol. He's half the reason why junior failed in FURIA.. Not easy to be an AWP when your secondary AWP is rushing down banana donating AWPs to opponents and making it 4v5 within 20 seconds of round..
2021-06-03 22:12
6 replies
Oh yeah poor boy taking the role that made HEN1 a top 20 player in HLTV, so hard =((((
2021-06-03 22:17
2 replies
Teams have now adapted to arT's tendencies & aRT is giving away too many 4v5s. Top teams are now punishing his plays more often.. Back then when HEN1 was a part of the team, things were different.
2021-06-03 22:21
1 reply
Delusional
2021-06-03 22:28
#197
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Brazil MrLucas
Well thats is just how Furia works, if Junior cant adept his gameplay accordingly, than he should leave, Furia is not gonna change their whole way to play game just because of one player, it worked with Hen1 and dindt worked wiht Junior, it happens, now Junior got to find a team where he can fill comfortable and Furia an Awper that can fit the team
2021-06-03 22:17
2 replies
Change is the essence of existence. aRT's playstyle is studied now. Top teams will punish him. if anyone, its aRT who needs to adapt now. Stop giving away first blood every round lol.
2021-06-03 22:22
1 reply
#232
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Brazil MrLucas
if you can't see the tactics through art's aggressive play style, then you simply have a misunderstanding of how Furia plays, if it were so simple to counter them, Fuira wouldn't be as dominant as they were last year and in a way they still are in NA
2021-06-03 22:29
you guys literally have art as igl, junior and honda are far away from being the problem
2021-06-03 22:13
2 replies
#204
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Brazil MrLucas
they were easily a top 5 team when Hen1 was in the roster, then with Junior they are barely a top 10, how is it Art faults? Also #197
2021-06-03 22:21
1 reply
Their current strat isn't working anymore, every team can predict how art will play and how furia works around him. It became stale. It's even clearer when you look the later events.
2021-06-03 23:25
#155
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Germany Ryuzth
I can already see people malding again with his plays
2021-06-03 22:05
#157
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Europe elefiveS
about damn time. I feel bad for junior because he seems like a good dude but you cant play so badly if you want to be a regular in top 5-10 hltv
2021-06-03 22:05
Finally
2021-06-03 22:06
#159
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Denmark Jonasnhj
Why junior D: ?
2021-06-03 22:06
I will be looking forward for junior's redemption.
2021-06-03 22:08
#163
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Canada Unravel
Take your time to rest junior, you deserve it. It must have been a lot of stress but you gave it your best shot and played well, respect
2021-06-03 22:08
#164
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Germany thanksmen
Finally
2021-06-03 22:08
cold to furia would be actually a sick move.
2021-06-03 22:09
#166
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United States okuulanda
good luck junya wherever life takes u acelera honda show em what you're made of
2021-06-03 22:09
-honda +saffee
2021-06-03 22:10
I feel that junior is a little hard done by here. How can you expect your main AWP to perform well, when aRT is giving away first blood every round. Like aRT playstyle is failing horribly now.. also it doesn't help that junior wasn't a world beater to begin with.. so yeah, I guess both parties are to be blamed in this one. add honda/coldzera or anyone else for that matter, FURIA will still not get better because aRT 's playstyle is now studied by everyone..
2021-06-03 22:10
1 reply
Thats a view, but how do you explain HEN1 good ratings considering Art plays the same with Junior as he played alongside HEN1?
2021-06-03 23:55
good, you lost goat hen1 and added a random AMERICAN tier3 player, what were you thinking? Either way pretty dead team after hen1 left.
2021-06-03 22:10
2 replies
emm, HEN1 left cuz of his brother, and junior was a good choice. Who knew he cant play with FURIA well?
2021-06-03 22:11
+1
2021-06-03 22:17
HOLY SHIT THIS IS HUGE good luck FURIA, this could be a major actually :D
2021-06-03 22:12
this team is done
2021-06-03 22:12
Junior ending up in Furia was the wrong place for him, but he has the potential to do well when he's comfortable. Hope he doesn't take it to heart, it was a tough situation to be in really.
2021-06-03 22:13
finally
2021-06-03 22:13
It's nice to see that he still has a good strong brotherly bond with all the FURIA players, sadly I think this just wasn't meant to be due to communication being such a big issue. IDK where he ends up now... I'd like to see BNB pick him up and have him re-unit with Shakezullah. Shake, Junior, Jonji is a solid core
2021-06-03 22:13
I just assumed that junior spoke portuguese.. So this means that the whole team spoke in English for this guy..
2021-06-03 22:14
finally, furia was not the right team for him
2021-06-03 22:16
Time for valorant
2021-06-03 22:16
VTEC finally kick in.
2021-06-03 22:16
#192
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Brazil wololo10
F maestro ;(
2021-06-03 22:17
#194
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Romania wadd
kkkkkkkkk
2021-06-03 22:17
#195
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Spain BlaNcoW
GP2 engine!
2021-06-03 22:17
= return home to play valorant
2021-06-03 22:18
#199
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Brazil Largato
Now +cold = ez major
2021-06-03 22:18
cold lets go
2021-06-03 22:18
3 replies
>coldzera >art's playstyle pick one
2021-06-03 22:48
2 replies
? Yes he can bait arT, KSCERATO is already the lurker so he won't have to waste his skills lurking
2021-06-04 00:40
1 reply
With 15s every round? Probably not
2021-06-04 04:00
#201
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Brazil 9Rain
I kind of understand the man. Junior's personality is way different from his folks. That allied with the culture difference might have created a distance between them. Hope he comes back stronger.
2021-06-03 22:19
Just as i predicted, half year and he is gone.
2021-06-03 22:19
Totally expected... FURIA wich is a tier 1 team for the last year, needs a good awper. I'm watching FURIA since 2019 and tbh not having a solid awper made me rlly mad sometimes. I rlly hope to see HONDAPEEK again, but i think they arw going to buy either COLDZERA THE MILF either SAFFE
2021-06-03 22:19
2 replies
not sure if t1 but maybe similar league to NIP in the sense that they can probably beat most, if not every t2 team, but still not enough to fight the gambits/heroics/etc
2021-06-19 17:26
1 reply
of course there t1, tey have been in the top 10 for the last year, rn dropped cuz they dindt played any tourney in the last weeks , andd they lost 2,1 to heroic and won againsta all top10 team less gambit. we are not talking about the same FURIA
2021-06-20 20:33
#206
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Canada DeFeCtO_
Thank you, god honda is finally back, imagine getting 3 aces in 2 maps in his debut, it's ridiculous that Furis benched him and let bot junior play
2021-06-03 22:20
I hate Furia now. I want Furia loses everything.
2021-06-03 22:21
7 replies
why??
2021-06-03 22:34
6 replies
The Furia's problem is not Junior, it's arT dying in less 20 seconds every round. Furia has been playing with 4 players.
2021-06-03 22:36
5 replies
so imagine with Hen1 and still playing with 4 players like u say, they still win most of the games. Junior misses a lot of easy shots and thats a fact. The problem isnt ArT buddy, neither the problem was totally Junior, but when u are a tier 1 team, u cant have a Awper tier2/3
2021-06-03 22:38
3 replies
Ok, but for now arT will be the awper and he'll continue dying in less 20 seconds. Furia doesn't have awper anymore.
2021-06-03 22:40
1 reply
they dont need when they have Yuurih card 96 and Kaçarato, till Vini. 2 of the 10 best riflers on thw world easy
2021-06-03 22:48
awping is an extremely difficult role to get right because you don't only need to be impactful, but also VERY impactful (which is already a monstruous thing to do with the awp), and the gap between "barely decent" and "t1 ready" is just huge either you are good enough and insanely good, or you're not good enough by large margins
2021-06-19 18:47
2021-06-03 22:39
I think it would have been better -junior +try or zevy but its nice change. #HONDAPEEK
2021-06-03 22:21
Ajhaahahahahahahahhaahahahahhwhahahah I knew it was just a matter of time to expose shit tier 3 American awper
2021-06-03 22:23
ACELERA HONDA
2021-06-03 22:24
furia saffee or try pls make it happen fofuria
2021-06-03 22:24
yeah no shit, took them long enough
2021-06-03 22:24
#221
TBD | 
Andorra DG84
junior was always trash i still don't know why they picked him up
2021-06-03 22:25
im very sad for junior, hope he can be better in the future, but for now its #HONDAPPEK
2021-06-03 22:25
junior deserved a better team... honda newbie
2021-06-03 22:26
#225
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Bulgaria onegrit
Expected tbh
2021-06-03 22:27
Junior is best NA awper. While arT dies in less 20 seconds. This substitution will not be good. Furia doesn't have awper anymore.
2021-06-03 22:27
#228
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Brazil victorhsl
sad for maestro junior, but for a love of god get saffe or try to replace him
2021-06-03 22:28
junior wasn't problem, art awp playing style is/was problem. It's studied by everyone and he kept playing it while junior hasn't got chance to prove himself , anyway FURIA won't get better with this change
2021-06-03 22:37
4 replies
2018: arT is the problem and Furia is #200 in HLTV 2019: arT is the problem and Furia is tier 1 now 2020: arT is the problem and Furia destroyed all NA teams 2021: arT is the problem and Furia got #6 playing in Europe 2022: arT is the problem and ...
2021-06-03 22:32
3 replies
+1. but we TRUE FURIA FANS know that ArT playstyle isnt the problem. Junior had been negative since the beggining.
2021-06-03 22:36
Aloooo even KSCERATO and yuurih lost their sense for gameplay because of trashart ; They always needs to cover/trade bot who is playing aggressive like on matchmaking server, or to defend/retake Site 4 v 5
2021-06-03 22:38
+1 just facts
2021-06-03 22:38
Coldzera or saffee pls
2021-06-03 22:29
#233
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North America Tven9s
Junior to liquid!
2021-06-03 22:30
2 replies
honestly fallen is better than junior --- i would prefer osee over both aforementioned options.
2021-06-03 22:31
1 reply
#276
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North America Tven9s
your right, but i dont see osee leaving Extra Salt since he seems to be attach to the roster
2021-06-03 22:58
#235
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Brazil VolKz
LETS GO H0NDA, I LOVE U
2021-06-03 22:30
#236
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Canada _penguins
:( Junior has a ton of room to grow and I can’t wait to see him back in the server. Gl man make NA proud <3
2021-06-03 22:30
HONDA !!!!
2021-06-03 22:31
#240
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Liberia rationale
Looks like the language barrier was too much to handle. Understandable. gl Junior. I'm not convinced by Honda one bit. He's too aggressive to the point of losing rounds by throwing himself everywhere.
2021-06-03 22:33
#243
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Albania aplasa
sad for Junior but expected
2021-06-03 22:35
COLDZERA TO FURIA! ONLY U DONT WANNA SEE IT
2021-06-03 22:35
#247
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Europe nunz1o
Honda is terrible imo. They should bring saffe or coldzera if they want to be a contender for titles.
2021-06-03 22:36
1 problem: he's shit though hopefully comms will be better now
2021-06-03 22:41
+cold inc?
2021-06-03 22:41
yamaha > honda
2021-06-03 22:43
They switched language to English so they can have an awper with under a 1 rating? He was kind of disappointing to watch. I hope furia are able to pick up saffee or maybe even try.
2021-06-03 22:44
change bot to bot
2021-06-03 22:45
#265
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Sweden Zackst3rz
finally
2021-06-03 22:45
The Furia should just kicks Guerri. He can't see that problem of Furia wasn't junior but arT dying in less 10 seconds everyround.
2021-06-03 22:46
4 replies
The reason Furia is one of the best teams in NA right now is Guerri and arT VINI, KSCERATO and Yuurih play together for a long time, they had their performances upgraded 2 times, when arT joined and when HEN1 joined IMO the best thing Furia can do now is buying out Coldzera and saying thank you to H0nda ass soon as possible
2021-06-03 23:20
3 replies
Coldzera needs to retire. He's already old player doesn't get nice scores about 2 years.
2021-06-03 23:32
2 replies
you kidding right?
2021-06-05 01:39
1 reply
No. Which I said are facts.
2021-06-05 01:41
#267
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North America L1nT
Wonder where Junior can go now, I'm sure he's good enough for some other teams
2021-06-03 22:47
If honda is bad, sign supra
2021-06-03 22:51
Junior to Liquid would be so nice
2021-06-03 22:54
why not torzsi?
2021-06-03 22:54
2 replies
no place for tier 5 players from hungary
2021-06-03 23:48
1 reply
okey Mr.Emirates
2021-06-04 00:35
lol
2021-06-03 22:55
Let’s take a young agressive awper and make him play passive.
2021-06-03 22:55
+1 and then if honda play bad and stepsdown maybe yamaha and suzuki in
2021-06-03 22:57
they need awp
2021-06-03 22:58
Unfortunate, very brave for taking such a step, In a complete new environment. I can understand it’s rlly hard to perform Lots of talent in the guy, may he find a more comfortable place for himself
2021-06-03 23:04
coldzera? fer?
2021-06-03 23:05
1 reply
fer kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk
2021-06-03 23:31
VTECPEEK
2021-06-03 23:07
what a good new!
2021-06-03 23:12
LOL JUNIOR IS JUST AN ENGLISH PROFESSOR
2021-06-03 23:13
Junior is a young player with a lot of potential. I wish him the best, but was well known that some players of Furia, like Kscerato and an Yurih doensn't speak english very well and the comunication was going to be a problem.
2021-06-03 23:24
+cold
2021-06-03 23:26
expected
2021-06-03 23:28
#300
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Hungary raffai
this guy was literally 0 I never understood the hype around him.
2021-06-03 23:30
4 replies
Honda or junior? Because could be both xaxaxaxa
2021-06-03 23:30
1 reply
#338
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Hungary raffai
I meant Junior:D
2021-06-04 01:09
#307
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Japan pawbeast
His nickname If someone would be named suzuki... yamaha... kawasaki he would be also hyped
2021-06-03 23:35
1 reply
will you cheer for furia with honda playing ? xd
2021-06-04 00:56
THANKS GOD
2021-06-03 23:30
#302
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Japan pawbeast
Just buy coldzera.He is 5x better player than some retard honda and 3x better awp..
2021-06-03 23:30
1 reply
retard honda kkkkkkkk he is literally one of the best aimers in the country. his mistake? being too young
2021-06-04 02:57
expected
2021-06-03 23:33
Furia Coldzera Confirmed
2021-06-03 23:43
I hope junior makes a comeback. And I also hope that FURIA signs either coldzera, saffee or zevyce
2021-06-03 23:45
#314
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Poland humen))))
finally..
2021-06-03 23:54
coldzera is coming
2021-06-03 23:55
#317
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France cedd
pls bring in daddyzera that would be so sick
2021-06-04 00:01
Japanese Honda kek
2021-06-04 00:10
IT'S HAPPENING
2021-06-04 00:12
Lets go cold
2021-06-04 00:14
probably the only good option at this point, even a silver could see how uncomfortable junior was. I hope he can reset mentally and come back in a more fitting team, he would be a wasted talent in a Tier 2 NA team.
2021-06-04 00:15
#329
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Brazil Anarchybr
Damn I was one of the people who advocated for him to be benched / cut, but I’m kinda feeling bad for him now. I know his mental state isn’t good rn, so I’m cheering for him to heal and come back stronger on another team <3 Anyway, Ty junior MAESTRO!! As for honda, he’s not a better option than junior and If FURIA is smart they already know that to a point that they would be trying to get saffee or coldzera the fastest as they can.
2021-06-04 00:51
I'm cheering for junior to tind another good team, he has talent. I don't think that this line can achieve something with honda, he is too young and art can't handle igl and awp A good move would be +saffee, but i dont wanna ruin pain :(
2021-06-04 00:53
be safe junior ! and speed up honda
2021-06-04 00:56
Acelera HONDA!!!!!!!
2021-06-04 00:56
acertou miseravi
2021-06-04 01:10
#341
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United States BombTaco
-CerQ +Junior?
2021-06-04 01:11
Brazilians are so bad at speaking other languages. It was all expected. Like, why would you force 4 players to speak another language? A mistake just like when they mixed mibr with the americans when they barely knew how to speak english
2021-06-04 01:15
#348
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Brazil Fauchard
To be honest only hen1 and Fallen could be a option for primary AWP in Furia. You can put device in this team and it wont work because of the communication....
2021-06-04 02:03
1 reply
What about saffee :))
2021-06-04 02:37
Feeling bad for Junior, but thats life Wish him the best of luck
2021-06-04 02:12
1 reply
yeah he worked hard but unluko
2021-06-04 18:26
#350
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Brazil Ram1to
Next step is SAFFEE come to FURIA.
2021-06-04 02:23
Junior can perform better than this but communication problem D:
2021-06-04 02:37
1 reply
he can, furia playstyle dont favor the awper, he will be better used in other team
2021-06-04 22:08
toyota
2021-06-04 02:48
#357
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Asia en1lykS
Expected. Feels bad for him
2021-06-04 03:01
#358
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Brazil wIDt
+saffee
2021-06-04 03:13
#359
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Canada AyyyJayyy
Expected.
2021-06-04 03:27
I check hltv 500 times per day. When I dont check it: - honda replace junior - teams acuse akuma of cheating - cold benched
2021-06-04 03:39
2 replies
#388
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Slovakia zne_
when I don't check it -dev1ce joined NiP -Nip Vs Anonymo to be replayed
2021-06-04 09:30
1 reply
:DDDDD yeah iktf
2021-06-04 18:00
ADD SAFFEE ALREADY
2021-06-04 03:42
#363
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Brazil isbetter
Mega expected.. too bad, the dude seemed like a super nice guy, but good lord the didn't fit on Furia. Really hope he finds a team and it all works out for him
2021-06-04 03:47
I watched guerri's video on twitch, nice coach really seems to care about the developing talent! Best of luck to both junior and honda!
2021-06-04 04:17
#369
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India Ez4ez
Bring in saffee
2021-06-04 04:27
Honda Civic Peek is back
2021-06-04 04:57
Niceeeeeeee!!!!!!!!
2021-06-04 05:13
0.88 RATING VTEC KICKING IN
2021-06-04 05:44
1 reply
vtac goes tu-tu-tuuu-tuuu!
2021-06-04 09:10
#376
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Other the_dark
GG finally
2021-06-04 06:14
#381
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Hungary benig8888
Understandable.
2021-06-04 06:42
YESSSSSSSSSSS!! OMFG. Honda was a beast, that kid pulled off back-to-back aces on his debut. Best move Furia has made in over a year.
2021-06-04 09:10
4 replies
#387
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Slovakia zne_
0.84 in 16 maps but yeah 3 aces against G2 in very first match is impressive
2021-06-04 09:29
3 replies
lil bro was thrown into the deep water right away so he’ll probably perform way better this time
2021-06-04 09:43
2 replies
right, he only played a couple games. he hadn't played enough to really prove himself. i'd definitely pick honda over junior ANY DAY.
2021-06-04 13:20
1 reply
so is art back on main awp now?
2021-06-04 13:21
#394
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Serbia bra1np
FURIA boosted! Great move really
2021-06-04 09:48
#396
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Portugal OwnedBro
+ rcf or coldzera now
2021-06-04 10:27
1 reply
#416
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Germany flahdias
+saffe
2021-06-04 14:19
#397
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Finland Mestari_
- honda +yaNgile
2021-06-04 11:09
coldzera confirm i would say.
2021-06-04 11:45
Sad for Junior, he is a nice boy. Hope he can recover his previous form and self-esteem and stay on FURIA
2021-06-04 13:13
#408
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France heiwa
-honda +toyota
2021-06-04 13:21
1 reply
#411
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Belarus JackpOT23
xd
2021-06-04 13:37
no awpper ?
2021-06-04 13:27
#412
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Germany Droidd
don't fuka diss up
2021-06-04 13:44
#418
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Russia Orkhon321
nice atleast they kicked junior
2021-06-04 15:02
good luck Junior
2021-06-04 15:50
COLDZERA inc
2021-06-04 16:07
#427
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South Africa @FyreCS
Expected, I hope he finds form again! He was a beast before joining and I was hoping he would stay in that form during his time in Furia. Unlucko
2021-06-04 18:24
That's a huge risk by FURIA, but cutting junior seems reasonable. GL in the future.
2021-06-04 18:56
ma boi vtec is back
2021-06-04 19:12
I thought him joining Furia in the first place was dumb af. No way you can perform at the top with such a huge language barrier. Yuurih and KSCERATO can barely speak English. Worst of all, he didn't even play well. Changing the team, the structure, the comms, all for a 0.9 rating from your main awper. It's about time he was benched. I think honda is a MUCH better choice long-term. He fits well. I like his personality, he was serviceable as a stand-in and he can definitely grow as a player. I also wouldn't mind cold joining, though I have no idea if that's a good idea or not.
2021-06-04 19:38
good choice, furia were shit with english comms. I guess they never adapted to english because couple guys talk so bad americano.
2021-06-04 19:45
I said it 1 week before , Furia should kick junior and let arT awp.
2021-06-04 20:16
ez vtec > v8
2021-06-04 21:13
#445
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Serbia gumiflex
I followed Furia while they were in Belgrade and after Heni left due to some problems with Junior's visa, Honda played and Furia looked great. Why they needed that adventure with Junior, I don't think they know.
2021-06-04 22:32
2 replies
Because they need a awper maybe?
2021-06-05 13:22
Even without a clear defined awper, that team would still perform better than the roster with junior, it just never worked out. With honda at least you had a player that wouldn't underperform every single game even if he wasnt the awp. Never really understood why they went for that junior move either... What were they even thinking? Even if all players can speak decent in-game English, it's just not the same thing, native english speakers have a very hard time adapting to anything else, moreso Americans. Of course you need an awper anyway, but for the time being, they could have done just fine with honda until they got themselves an awper, and then see what to do with the roster.
2021-06-19 19:03
do you hear that??? vrooom vrooom wtf thats... vrooom its honda-honda is baack
2021-06-05 12:23
expected TBH....
2021-06-05 21:14
hondinha is going to shine kid got a big star already
2021-06-06 03:18
ez Kawasaki
2021-06-06 11:43
i think Junior did not really fit in FURIA, so kinda expected
2021-06-06 21:14
That was expected cuz Furia didn't take any effort to make him part of the group. BIG for example with Xantares, they were "forced" to speak English when they were together cuz the Coach and also the players wanted Xantares to succeed. I dunno what Furia was expecting but I think it is quite weak from them, not from junior.
2021-06-07 18:21
Lets gooooooo
2021-06-10 08:04
expected
2021-06-17 14:04
#472
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Russia Orkhon321
Junior replaced thats really best for Furia
2021-06-19 14:05
TOYOTA
2021-06-19 17:20
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