FURIA win IEM Fall NA, EG claim final Major Legends spot

André "⁠drop⁠" Abreu has won his first event outside Brazil.

IEM Fall North America has concluded, with FURIA winning the grand final over GODSENT 3-0 while Liquid defeated paiN 2-1 to win the third place decider.

As a result of paiN placing fourth overall, they end up with fewer Regional Major Ranking (RMR) points than Evil Geniuses and will take the North American Challenger spot, while the Peter "⁠stanislaw⁠" Jarguz-led side will come into the Major as Legends.

FURIA will play their first Major top 16

The first map of the grand final started off quite poorly for GODSENT, who only managed to win four rounds on the Counter-Terrorist side of Mirage. They had a similar result in the second half, which saw Kaike "⁠KSCERATO⁠" Cerato tear apart GODSENT, cutting their hopes short and pushing FURIA to a 16-6 victory and one map up in the best-of-five.

GODSENT were much more prepared on Inferno, having a very successful T side themselves, thanks in part to some impressive fragging from João "⁠felps⁠" Vasconcellos. Things were looking quite good for the GODSENT side on map two as they hit a lead of 12-6, but FURIA didn't give up. Andrei "⁠arT⁠" Piovezan's men grinded out seven rounds in a row to take the lead at 13-12, and then managed to finish the job and take Inferno 16-14.

After having suffered such a close defeat, GODSENT seemed mentally defeated going into Nuke. Despite stringing a couple of rounds together here and there, Epitacio "⁠TACO⁠" de Melo and company couldn't withstand the onslaught from Vinicius "⁠VINI⁠" Figueiredo and Yuri "⁠yuurih⁠" Santos, and ultimately fell 8-16, losing the series 0-3.

Matchpage
3
0
10th October 2021
16
Mirage
6
16
Inferno
14
16
Nuke
8
 FURIA K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
53 - 39 +14 81.5 1.29
60 - 47 +13 90.8 1.27
61 - 41 +20 81.6 1.26
54 - 41 +13 65.8 1.15
47 - 60 -13 69.8 0.94
 GODSENT K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
44 - 47 -3 64.7 1.00
44 - 58 -14 75.9 0.95
50 - 60 -10 80.7 0.95
46 - 56 -10 66.4 0.83
43 - 54 -11 61.7 0.78

The third place decider ended up being the more important match, ultimately, as it decided which team between Evil Geniuses and paiN would secure the third NA Legends spot at Stockholm.

The series kicked off on Overpass, and did not start well for the Brazilian side. After going down 1-9, paiN finally started to string some rounds together going into the second half, and were able to secure a score line of 9-11. However, the defense of Keith "⁠NAF⁠" Markovic and Liquid was too strong, and the American team took map one 16-9.

This loss didn't phase paiN however, and Rafael "⁠saffee⁠" Costa led his team to an even larger 11-1 lead on the Terrorist side of Nuke. Such a large lead ended up being insurmountable for the Liquid side, as despite a couple rounds strung together late in the game, they fell in map two 7-16, forcing the decider of Vertigo.

In a seemingly never ending battle of early game leads, Liquid struck back with their own massive 12-2 lead from the CT side of Vertigo. The one to help the North American team close out the series was none other than Michael "⁠Grim⁠" Wince, who had a rating of 1.92, helping Liquid secure a 16-4 win on the final map.

Matchpage
1
2
10th October 2021
9
Overpass
16
16
Nuke
7
4
Vertigo
16
 paiN K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
48 - 52 -4 75.6 1.07
44 - 51 -7 76.8 0.99
45 - 51 -6 75.4 0.91
39 - 47 -8 63.4 0.82
40 - 53 -13 62.1 0.80
 Liquid K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
58 - 41 +17 87.5 1.28
59 - 47 +12 93.3 1.20
53 - 41 +12 75.3 1.18
42 - 47 -5 84.9 1.05
40 - 40 0 60.5 0.98

As a result of these matches, the team list for PGL Major Stockholm is fully completed, Legends spots and all. The Major tournament is set to begin on October 26, where 16 teams will compete in the Challengers Stage hoping to advance to the Legends Stage.

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Here is the final standings list for IEM Fall North America:

1st. Brazil FURIA - $25,000 - 2500 RMR points
2nd. Brazil GODSENT - $16,000 - 2344 RMR points
3rd. United States Liquid - $11,000 - 2188 RMR points
4th. Brazil paiN - $7,000 - 2031 RMR points
5th. North America Evil Geniuses - $4,000 - 1875 RMR points
6th. Oceania EXTREMUM - $2,500
7-8th. United States Triumph - $1,500
7-8th. United States Bad News Bears - $1,500
9-10th. North America Extra Salt - $750
9-10th. Brazil TeamOne - $750
11-12th. Brazil 00Nation
11-12th. South Africa ATK

Brazil Epitacio 'TACO' de Melo
Epitacio 'TACO' de Melo
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
1292
KPR:
0.61
DPR:
0.64
Brazil João 'felps' Vasconcellos
João 'felps' Vasconcellos
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
946
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.70
Brazil André 'drop' Abreu
André 'drop' Abreu
Age:
17
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
83
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.63
Canada Keith 'NAF' Markovic
Keith 'NAF' Markovic
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1460
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.63
Brazil Yuri 'yuurih' Santos
Yuri 'yuurih' Santos
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
922
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.64
Brazil Andrei 'arT' Piovezan
Andrei 'arT' Piovezan
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
908
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.70
United States Michael 'Grim' Wince
Michael 'Grim' Wince
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
780
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.68
Brazil Kaike 'KSCERATO' Cerato
Kaike 'KSCERATO' Cerato
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.15
Maps played:
830
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.58
Brazil Rafael 'saffee' Costa
Rafael 'saffee' Costa
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.23
Maps played:
254
KPR:
0.82
DPR:
0.61
Brazil Vinicius 'VINI' Figueiredo
Vinicius 'VINI' Figueiredo
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
903
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.67
Canada Peter 'stanislaw' Jarguz
Peter 'stanislaw' Jarguz
Age:
27
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
1274
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.66
Nice mens
2021-10-11 03:42
7 replies
#12
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Brazil Anarchybr
First time I don’t see a German flag claiming #1
2021-10-11 03:48
5 replies
Totally undeserved for EG, all this to bomb out groups 0-3, waste of slot....
2021-10-11 05:57
4 replies
like pain will even win 1 map lol both wasted spots but brazilians dont want to hear that im pretty sure furia will bomb out 1-3 like last time too
2021-10-11 08:05
3 replies
#67
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Brazil kabladin
that doesn't make sense at all... If another team deserve the spot, y they didn't qualified?
2021-10-11 15:00
2 replies
Who deserves the spot? Pain? Lol no
2021-10-11 20:25
1 reply
#84
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Brazil kabladin
So who deserve it? triumph? ES? lol, they all got the same shit gameplay.... NA cs is dead, Only liquid and sometimes EG can do something in a international event... W/e, that's why BR got 4 spots
2021-10-14 15:04
#45
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Brazil 00Nation
unluko
2021-10-11 05:59
#2
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United States thespecht
EZ for EG
2021-10-11 03:42
#3
guerri | 
Brazil macal
10 wins 00 lost
2021-10-11 03:43
EZ for EG
2021-10-11 03:44
#5
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Brazil _Awper
The 3 best teams from Brazil! Furia, Godsent, and Fallen+4
2021-10-11 03:44
NA should have 3 spots max and only 1 of the Legends /closed
2021-10-11 03:45
12 replies
EZ for EG
2021-10-11 03:48
Cry more when 3 NA teams make to the playoffs
2021-10-11 05:01
7 replies
every1 seen NA level, even worst CIS team Entropiq will rekt FURIA dont even talk about Lulquid or EG Pain quick 0-3
2021-10-11 05:07
6 replies
it's no one's fault that the CIS was crap before that
2021-10-11 05:10
#39
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Italy ROMAG
Bro, for year we had to see jokes team from cis like forze, dreameater, syman, winstreak, vegas squadron, spirit, flipsid3. Let's not forget that avangar, gambit and hellraiser had some really bad runs in major, but ok.
2021-10-11 05:32
2 replies
my point is Valve should remove Major spots from NA their scene so weak, only few competitve teams and they get same amount Legend spots like Europe ? Is it joke
2021-10-11 05:36
1 reply
Valve don't want to base invites subjectively, and this is the best objective way to decide the spots. Sure, it sucks that because of the long gap between majors some regions have gotten worse/better, but it's the best that can be done, and the system should start balancing out pretty well in the future once we have more regular majors.
2021-10-11 06:05
I dont think so. Furia looked really strong these days. And some weeks ago, they beated NIP with a coach. Maybe they look bad on major, but i will not be surprised to see them on top 4.
2021-10-11 10:29
1 reply
They always look strong in NA tournaments
2021-10-11 11:42
#43
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United States SoNftw
NA has the most sponsorship money so this will never happen. Next time, think before you post.
2021-10-11 05:51
1 reply
w8 untill nxt major plz
2021-10-11 07:39
i think the slots are from the time before valorant. back then there where more decent na teams out there.
2021-10-11 17:38
awesome
2021-10-11 03:46
00prize pool kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk
2021-10-11 03:47
#9
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Brazil Anarchybr
00 nation - 00 dollars Lol
2021-10-11 03:47
EG get legends and FaZe only get contender? Wtf
2021-10-11 03:48
5 replies
faze shoulda beat fiend, but i agree that the spots are too few and the events too few for eu
2021-10-11 04:19
4 replies
#25
NAF | 
Norway irnak2
it's based on performance by region from the last major, it just so happens that was 2 years ago
2021-10-11 04:46
Spots too few = 11
2021-10-11 05:02
2 replies
still too few, na less spots plz
2021-10-11 16:49
1 reply
Faze almost were out of the major not because of too few spots, but because they played badly on ALL events (except for Road to Rio, more than one year ago). If Furia or Liquid were on Europe, they would have gotten more points than Faze probably. The same goes to GODSENT on the last RMR, they probably are on the same level that Movistar Riders or above.
2021-10-11 23:39
NICE! #DIADEFURIA
2021-10-11 03:48
what a run, congratz FURIA ! gl @ Stockholm Major
2021-10-11 03:49
#15
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Brazil Yuki0Hz
EG legends lol
2021-10-11 03:50
eg rmr point abusers
2021-10-11 03:52
#17
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United States Warfororks
Coming into the RMR, Evil Geniuses won 1 match since June, and it was against a chinese team. At the RMR, they win just 1 map in the group stage off the winless bottom placed team (plus a forfeit win LOL) and they win one match against a team that played 3 matches in 3 months. Now, they are LEGENDS.
2021-10-11 03:55
5 replies
team paiN deserved more to be LEGENDS.
2021-10-11 04:10
They won the 2020 RMR.
2021-10-11 04:15
2 replies
which doesnt mean they are good in 2021
2021-10-11 04:20
1 reply
I mean yeah a lot has things has happened since then. A team like Faze who has taken a hit from the online era but the reason why they have the legends spot is the RMR they won that was for the majors last year.
2021-10-11 04:38
+1 kekw ez 0-3 pick
2021-10-11 10:24
People crying about EG hahaha
2021-10-11 04:14
2 replies
#81
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France NiK0for5
Because we want to watch good teams haha. Eg have been abysmal
2021-10-12 11:52
1 reply
Teams like EG would be better to be there than whatever Brazilian teams trying to cheese a spot in there.
2021-10-12 18:11
EG wasted spot
2021-10-11 04:34
#26
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Brazil erfur
And who is mvp?
2021-10-11 04:47
1 reply
#29
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Brazil wololo10
No mvp because no team in top 10 in this tournament
2021-10-11 04:57
EG Legends??? They are worse than many challenger teams wtf
2021-10-11 04:53
who is mvp? all other regions had mvp and na not why is that? racism???
2021-10-11 04:56
6 replies
#30
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Brazil wololo10
No team in top 10 so HLTV won't give an mvp award
2021-10-11 04:58
3 replies
in other words, racism
2021-10-11 04:59
2 replies
#32
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Brazil wololo10
Rankism
2021-10-11 05:00
1 reply
agreed
2021-10-11 05:41
Lets pretend that Kscerato is The mvp ;)
2021-10-11 05:15
1 reply
#77
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Brazil _Awper
Yuurih or Vini would've had won tho
2021-10-12 00:36
#38
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Chile 1cristiaan
EZ4LIQUID
2021-10-11 05:24
EG legends KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK
2021-10-11 05:41
00 dollars
2021-10-11 06:25
That kid is vac banned why can he play major?
2021-10-11 06:36
3 replies
#52
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Poland BAN_ANIME
which one?
2021-10-11 07:41
+5 years and was skin change.
2021-10-11 08:38
#57
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Brazil guhzzz
Nice try try
2021-10-11 09:50
Shocked by Extreme Mum's failure to even qualify. They had a history of performing well in the majors.
2021-10-11 06:39
press F to pay respects to HEN1
2021-10-11 07:34
#54
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Norway CheNaLii
how tf can EG be legends
2021-10-11 08:23
Furia
2021-10-11 08:34
rough game for godsent but epic they made it to final(
2021-10-11 10:12
#59
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Poland xMBTx
Ez fo MICHU ez legend
2021-10-11 10:13
#62
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Germany Surcal___
Ok
2021-10-11 11:05
Uhum
2021-10-11 11:07
EG Legends kkkkkkkkkkk
2021-10-11 12:07
EG undeserved legends spot
2021-10-11 12:36
BOTACO
2021-10-11 17:35
kick EG ffs
2021-10-11 17:46
I get that NA doesn't have a ton of good teams rn but having more Brazilians than North Americans in the North America qualifier is a little bit stupid. I don't know what's stopping a team like G2 to come to play the NA qualifiers if the region you're from is actually irrelevant. They'll probably get the number 1 spot and just qualify through.
2021-10-11 18:23
3 replies
Because thats not the only thing that matters. brazilians dont play in brazil because of the level. But nowadays there a no good NA teams aside from Liquid. I think most of the teams that are good will move to EU and the worse teams will stay in brazil.
2021-10-11 23:52
2 replies
I mean, a "North American qualifier" having 5 Brazilian teams Unless Brazil is in North America, but I've never seen that map. I get it that it's because NA cs is dogshit but it can't really get much better if Brazilians get 2 whole qualifiers just for themselves lmao. It's stupid that this is allowed to happen. I'd rather watch an NA qualifier where NA only gets 2 spots for the major and an SA qualifier with 6 spots but the NA one has actual NA teams...
2021-10-12 01:27
1 reply
True
2021-10-14 20:11
whoever gets matched up with EG in the playoffs is going to be so happy
2021-10-11 20:11
Very ez 4 FURIA (EG LEGEND???? Omegalullll kekw lmao x1.000)
2021-10-12 03:49
Go FURIA
2021-10-12 03:49
LOOOOOOOOOOOOOL liquid lost to godsent? actually so fucking embarrassing
2021-10-12 18:13
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