junior departs FURIA

The young American spent exactly one year with FURIA.

Paytyn "⁠junior⁠" Johnson has exited FURIA, the organization announced on Wednesday.

The 21-year-old AWPer has been on the bench since June when the organization opted to return to a fully Brazilian lineup, only five months into the American's stint with the team. In the meantime, he has continued to play in North America in a loan deal with Bad News Bears.

junior could reunite with Grim on Complexity

junior's departure from FURIA comes as yet another indication of the AWPer's pending move to Complexity, where he has been tipped to team up with Michael "⁠Grim⁠" Wince as well as three players from Extra Salt as per a December report from HLTV.org.

While competing with Bad News Bears, junior posted a 1.26 rating and was the best performing player on the team by far. Over the five months of play, they won five ESEA Cash Cups, won Fragadelphia 15, and attended ESL Pro League Season 14.

Here is FURIA's current lineup:

Brazil Andrei "⁠arT⁠" Piovezan
Brazil Yuri "⁠yuurih⁠" Santos
Brazil Kaike "⁠KSCERATO⁠" Cerato
Brazil André "⁠drop⁠" Abreu
Brazil Rafael "⁠saffee⁠" Costa

Brazil Nicholas "⁠guerri⁠" Nogueira (coach)

Brazil Vinicius "⁠VINI⁠" Figueiredo (inactive)

Brazil Rafael 'saffee' Costa
Rafael 'saffee' Costa
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.24
Maps played:
317
KPR:
0.83
DPR:
0.60
Brazil Vinicius 'VINI' Figueiredo
Vinicius 'VINI' Figueiredo
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
916
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.67
Brazil André 'drop' Abreu
André 'drop' Abreu
Age:
18
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
91
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.63
Brazil Yuri 'yuurih' Santos
Yuri 'yuurih' Santos
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
935
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.64
Brazil Andrei 'arT' Piovezan
Andrei 'arT' Piovezan
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
921
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.70
United States Michael 'Grim' Wince
Michael 'Grim' Wince
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
817
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.68
United States Paytyn 'junior' Johnson
Paytyn 'junior' Johnson
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
410
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.60
Brazil Kaike 'KSCERATO' Cerato
Kaike 'KSCERATO' Cerato
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.15
Maps played:
843
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.58
#1
SANJI | 
United Kingdom SAMER7
1st les gooooo
2022-01-12 19:36
9 replies
And yet… the earth continues to turn
2022-01-12 19:50
3 replies
?????? i was just happy it was my first time lmao y you gotta flame
2022-01-12 20:05
2 replies
You need to be cool. Act like you got 1 million firsts and this is just 1 more… andedit your comment to say something interesting
2022-01-12 20:09
1 reply
s1 is the goat
2022-01-12 20:18
#31
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United Kingdom Heis7er
change the flag, dont bring the shame to us
2022-01-12 19:52
1 reply
????? just cus i get it for the first time nothing shameful about it
2022-01-12 20:06
FURUIA using IE?
2022-01-12 20:20
please shut the fuck up no one cares
2022-01-13 06:44
1 reply
mad cuz someone else is happy you need help have a good day
2022-01-13 20:08
2nd
2022-01-12 19:36
1 reply
#60
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United States hondayzx
ok
2022-01-12 21:21
Thought he was out lol
2022-01-12 19:36
9 replies
7 replies
Ah, yeah i guess that new coL lineup is looking more and more likely
2022-01-12 19:40
6 replies
Yes!
2022-01-12 19:40
#46
JT | 
United States cybonics
LETS FUCKING GO
2022-01-12 20:13
3 replies
Getting hyped to see a roster that'll exit every event in groups?
2022-01-13 03:01
2 replies
#73
JT | 
United States cybonics
No I'm getting hyped for a roster I'll enjoy watching. Win or lose.
2022-01-13 03:39
1 reply
+1
2022-01-13 03:42
+1 I think they have more potential than the 16-0 col
2022-01-13 02:31
#12
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North America hi_mens))
He was, just not officially
2022-01-12 19:38
#4
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Czech Republic Tr3jx_S
Bad
2022-01-12 19:37
#5
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Brazil urisco
better then sex
2022-01-12 19:37
4 replies
nothing is better than sex, except for lots of money (which can be spent on more sex)
2022-01-12 19:42
3 replies
cuddles>sex
2022-01-12 22:10
1 reply
If one day you would "divide" a person with someone, as people triangle, you get cuddles and the partner have sex
2022-01-12 23:00
Rock climbing is better
2022-01-14 11:31
Nice. gl maestro
2022-01-12 19:38
#9
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Brazil jzeni
Furia best org loaned Junior for pennies to help him GL on the future
2022-01-12 19:38
6 replies
+1 furia best org
2022-01-12 19:40
#32
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Slovakia xaboff
I dont really like them, but that was a really wholesome move from them
2022-01-12 19:55
#44
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Brazil mrkkkkos
fucked ablej tho
2022-01-12 20:12
3 replies
#47
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Brazil jzeni
They needed an awper an able was not performing well at the time But he literraly fell into the Limbo
2022-01-12 20:14
2 replies
#51
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Brazil mrkkkkos
yeah but they could free him from his 5 years crontract, like they did with junior. This destroyed his carrer.
2022-01-12 20:18
1 reply
#52
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Brazil jzeni
+1
2022-01-12 20:19
NICE
2022-01-12 19:38
#13
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Netherlands PawnyCS
coL
2022-01-12 19:38
col
2022-01-12 19:38
#15
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Germany frankturv
no one imagine it
2022-01-12 19:39
Hope this col team works out
2022-01-12 19:40
nobody cares kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk
2022-01-12 19:41
nobody moved lul
2022-01-12 19:43
unexpected
2022-01-12 19:43
#25
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Greece RedWinter
idk why FURIA even bothered to get junior just to bench him 5 months earlier. kid was wrecking t2 NA cs, hadn't played in t1 before and didn't speak the language. if anything, he should have been a long term project.
2022-01-12 19:45
4 replies
twitter.com/furia/status/140053890664757.. explained. have english subs.
2022-01-12 19:47
3 replies
#45
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Greece RedWinter
tbh the plan should have been for junior to go on portuguese classes and basically be able to speak portuguese in a year or so, maybe put him in the academy team so he could play on the weplay league. atleast that's my view when it comes to teams with 4 players of 1 nationality (like old BIG)
2022-01-12 20:13
1 reply
#62
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Brazil Zzards
Agreed but its just not what usualy happens god knows why…. The only time i’ve heard it been this way was back in mibr 1.6 where they had some europeans and they had to learn portuguese
2022-01-12 22:07
Guerri seems like a pretty good guy
2022-01-12 22:29
Furia got the semifinals of ProLeague with Junior! Was a great place tbh.
2022-01-12 19:46
lmao what
2022-01-12 19:51
this guy was touted as the next s1mple lmao
2022-01-12 19:59
1 reply
Lmao what
2022-01-12 20:09
#34
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Russia mshkoda
If he found consistency he will return to tier-1 some day
2022-01-12 20:00
1 reply
ofc grim and junior are both really good players grim wasted talent on liquid and junior language barrier, back to english will def make them play better
2022-01-13 04:16
good luck to him
2022-01-12 20:03
Junior and grim released its time 👀
2022-01-12 20:04
1 reply
#49
JT | 
United States cybonics
ITS TIME
2022-01-12 20:15
Oh yeah, it’s all coming together
2022-01-12 20:05
-drop +vini please
2022-01-12 20:05
1 reply
#58
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Brazil guhzzz
+1
2022-01-12 20:54
One of the worst roster moves in csgo
2022-01-12 20:08
GL juninho
2022-01-12 20:15
#54
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Chile 1cristiaan
expected
2022-01-12 20:29
#55
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Finland AliSabid
gl junior
2022-01-12 20:34
#56
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Germany Teztyment
dude blows
2022-01-12 20:36
gl to junior, wasn't a good fit for furia
2022-01-12 20:51
I’m excited to see matches between new complexity and furia It would be a fun rivalry match
2022-01-12 20:59
time for col to rise
2022-01-12 21:50
#63
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United States BuckSoxely
Gasp
2022-01-12 22:08
#66
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Spain nTapps
S2 Junior.
2022-01-12 22:30
Legit NA's hottest prospect imo.
2022-01-12 23:15
2 replies
#75
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United States Scvboy1
Agreed. Way too hot for CS.
2022-01-13 04:07
1 reply
Idk, he might not be a hot prospect in any other game though. Clearly CS is where he belongs, and NA really needs him, they don't have any decent players left.
2022-01-13 05:06
XD
2022-01-12 23:38
makes no sense to put a gringo in the team if he doesn't speak the team language
2022-01-13 00:52
gl champ
2022-01-13 09:02
#81
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Madagascar valennyaa
Washed but gl
2022-01-13 12:41
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