GamerLegion defeats FURIA to move on to the finals of Moche XL Esports 2019

Aditya Singh Rawat

16th, Jun, 2019

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The young Brazilian squad of FURIA, who has been the talk of the town for some time now went down to Team GamerLegion today in the semifinals of the Moche XL Esports 2019.

The event is taking place in Lisbon, Portugal between six teams out which five have been directly invited while one made its way through Master League Portugal S3.

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FURIA who were a high seed invite and were expected to perform well seemed to be drifting away from their path towards success. After performing really well at the recently concluded ECS Season 7 - Finals and DreamHack Masters Dallas 2019, the team faced a tough time against a tier two team today.

Not Enough FURIAous

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GL was quick on removing Nuke from the map pool as FURIA were forced to pick Inferno followed by GL going for Vertigo. The decider map turned out to be Overpass.

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FURIA were not as consistent with their executions as expected to give GL a good start despite winning the pistol round. GL secured a small lead in the first half and went on to convert it into a comfortable win for themselves.

KSCERATO was on the money with his performance but did not receive enough support from the team to take them all the way through. He held an impressive rating of 1.41 but GL had the momentum on their side.

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FURIA is known to be a side that does play on Vertigo and they proved this by starting off brilliantly. They strung seven successive rounds in their favour but GL made sure that they do not lose out on their own map as they cut the lead down to a difference of just one round by the half time mark.

The switch helped GL run away with the victory showing that they were very comfortable playing the CT side, holding down the sites and shutting FURIA down really well.

With this defeat, FURIA has been knocked out of the event as Team GamerLegion move on to the Finals. The upcoming Brazilian roster who had been a threat for MIBR suddenly seems to have hit a bump. Is this the end for FURIA who currently stands fifth on the global rank list?

The coming events will be a real test of what the team is made up of and what more do they have to offer.


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