Fluxo defeat Sharks to become three-time CCT South America champions

Fluxo came back from a one-map deficit in the grand final to earn their third CCT South America victory.

Fluxo edged out Sharks to reign supreme in CCT South America Series 3 when they completed a reverse sweep after losing their map pick. They stumbled on Dust2 (11-16) at the start, answered back with a statement victory on Vertigo (16-4), and finally eked out the win with a hard-fought victory on Mirage (16-13).

Fluxo's first-place finish in the competition awards the side 150 points on the Champion of Champions regional ranking leaderboard as well as the $11,000 cash prize. They previously won a one-sided grand final versus paiN in the inaugural CCT South America tournament before repeating this feat in the second iteration versus Paquetá.

The Brazilian ensemble now sits atop the South America ladder with 450 points after winning the tournament for the third time in a row, which locked them into one of the three spots at an upcoming studio LAN finals.

Lucaozy powered his team to victory with a 1.38 rating in the final

Adriano "⁠WOOD7⁠" Cerato and company accepted an invite to start their run through the $25,000 event from the playoff stage and their campaign up until the grand final was relatively straightforward. They dispatched Paquetá and Isurus in two-map series to start off before overpowering FUSION 2-1 in the semi-finals.

The matchup between Fluxo and Sharks didn't come without controversy, however. A scheduling conflict with the ESL Brazil Premier League, which offers a sole spot for ESL Pro League Season 17 Conference, forced Fluxo to attempt to postpone the CCT South America grand final game until Thursday.

In a thread on Twitter prior to the start of the game, WOOD7 stated that CCT had threatened to withdraw Fluxo's 300 league points, which they attained for their previous two-time first-place finishes, as well as any prize pool money should they refuse to play their final series versus Sharks. This ultimately led to Fluxo forfeiting their ESL Brazil Premier League skirmish versus ODDIK, hampering the team's chances at claiming an ESL Pro League Season 17 Conference berth.

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The grand final eventually began on Dust2, Fluxo's map pick, although Sharks struck first, denying Fluxo a late comeback attempt to punish their foes' map pick, 16-11, and go 1-0 up in the series. Fluxo sought revenge at the onset of map two and quickly punished their opponents' Vertigo choice by storming ahead and closing the map out 16-4 to force a Mirage decider.

Fluxo remained in the driver's seat once Mirage rolled around. High fragging output from Vinicius "⁠vsm⁠" Moreira and Lucas "⁠Lucaozy⁠" Neves, who combined for 48 kills by the map's end, enabled the side to snatch away the map 16-13 and the series 2-1, which earned the Brazilian quintet a hat-trick of CCT South America tournament wins in the process.

There remains just one more CCT South America event left to play, the playoffs of which will begin on February 6. Teams that clinch a podium finish by the conclusion of all four online cups will secure an invite to the yet-to-be-announced studio finals.

Matchpage
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2
8th December 2022
16
Dust2
11
4
Vertigo
16
13
Mirage
16
 Sharks K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
55 - 55 0 83.0 1.05
54 - 51 +3 70.8 1.05
45 - 57 -12 76.0 0.96
38 - 62 -24 58.3 0.79
39 - 51 -12 53.0 0.75
 Fluxo K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
70 - 46 +24 95.3 1.38
59 - 42 +17 81.3 1.21
53 - 50 +3 73.0 1.10
51 - 48 +3 74.4 1.09
43 - 45 -2 62.3 0.94
Brazil Vinicius 'vsm' Moreira
Vinicius 'vsm' Moreira
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
625
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.66
Brazil Adriano 'WOOD7' Cerato
Adriano 'WOOD7' Cerato
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
639
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.62
Brazil Lucas 'Lucaozy' Neves
Lucas 'Lucaozy' Neves
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
491
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.64
#1
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Antigua and Barbuda qezar
Nice!
2022-12-08 13:48
3 replies
Lucaozy is the new brazillian coldzera
2022-12-08 14:36
2 replies
#16
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Brazil 1NTEL_
Lucaozy god
2022-12-08 16:33
take easy
2022-12-09 04:26
Nice
2022-12-08 13:48
nice
2022-12-08 13:50
#4
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Spain elk878
NICE
2022-12-08 13:50
#5
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Indonesia nouser
first map on argentina server or fluxo choking?
2022-12-08 13:54
1 reply
#8
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Indonesia nouser
Also damn, CCT monopoly forcing them to not get conference spot, i guess this is what happened with Tricked. at least Epicenter is kinder and let them be on GOCL season 3. (WHICH IS NOT COVERED YET HLTV even though its already ongoing and season 2 was covered)
2022-12-08 14:03
Fluxo always tryhard in online matches but suck dick in lan tournament
2022-12-08 13:56
1 reply
OG fan kekw
2022-12-08 20:32
#9
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Finland iamjoe
wood7 worst awper but still able to win, gg
2022-12-08 14:06
#10
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Brazil Diabo
goated region, EU shaking rn
2022-12-08 14:13
>In a thread on Twitter prior to the start of the game, WOOD7 stated that CCT had threatened to withdraw Fluxo's 300 league points, which they attained for their previous two-time first-place finishes, as well as any prize pool money should they refuse to play their final series versus Sharks. This ultimately led to Fluxo forfeiting their ESL Brazil Premier League skirmish versus ODDIK, hampering the team's chances at claiming an ESL Pro League Season 17 Conference berth. Unlucky
2022-12-08 14:17
three times?! pog
2022-12-08 14:48
#14
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Estonia Eduzera
Lucaozy >> jks
2022-12-08 14:49
fluxo playing good
2022-12-08 15:04
#17
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Brazil 1NTEL_
Congratulations
2022-12-08 16:34
Fluxo farming SA, needs to go to EU to improve their game play with the best teams in the world.
2022-12-08 17:03
#19
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Brazil Ghostzeraa
Fluxo seem to be an promising team but lacks some important things. In terms of playing against the best european teams, I believe Lucaozy will be a really good player e Vsm may be a good supporter. Felps have talent but haven't found yet consistency. The biggest problem that I see on Fluxo (and almost all BR teams) are the lack of a good IGL. Nobody can name 3 good BR IGLs
2022-12-08 17:26
togs OMEGALUL
2022-12-08 19:43
Fluxo 1 CCT Asstralis 0 CCT
2022-12-08 19:55
Only to get rekt by EU teams when they play international tournaments
2022-12-08 21:36
#24
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Brazil pcR
fluxo in CCT stronk fluxo in any NA/EU tournament week
2022-12-08 22:08
Lucaooozzyyyy
2022-12-09 04:27
Lucaozy looks like Hungrybox
2022-12-12 01:54
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