FURIA Goes Undefeated to Attain 'Legend Status' at PGL Major Antwerp 2022
FURIA Esports seems to be the best CS:GO team from the Americas.
The first '3-0' tiebreaker of the American RMR (Regional Major Rankings) has concluded as FURIA Esports swept MIBR with back-to-back victories on Nuke and Overpass. This has resulted in FURIA attaining the only available 'Legend Status' slot for the PGL Major Antwerp 2022 through the regional RMR tournament, while MIBR had to settle for a 'Challenger Status' slot.
With this, five of the six CS:GO teams set to feature at the Antwerp Major from North and South America have been confirmed along with their confirmed slots.
The last remaining team will be decided tomorrow as Evil Geniuses, 9z Team, and paiN Gaming go up against each other in a tie breaker. The winner of EG vs 9z shall qualify ahead to play against paiN and secure the last 'Contender Status' slot.
FURIA Esports becomes first CS:GO team to attain 'Legend Status' at PGL Major Antwerp 2022
FURIA won its tie-breaker against MIBR to sweep the only available 'Legend Status' and become the first CS:GO team to book itself a slot in the 'New Legends Stage' of the upcoming PGL Major Antwerp 2022.
It achieved this feat by going undefeated through the American RMR, winning six maps in a row and establishing its dominance as the best CS:GO team from the region at this point in time.
FURIA has four players in the top six best performing players at the tournament, so there is no shred of doubt as to how far ahead FURIA is from the rest of the North and South American teams that took part in the RMR event.
Leading the Brazilian quarter is Yuri "yuurih" Boian who has held an overall HLTV rating of 1.55 across six maps along with a K/D of 2.0, which also makes him the best performing player at the American RMR so far.
He is followed by Kaike "KSCERATO" Cerato, André "drop" Abreu, and Rafael "saffee" Costa, all of whom have a rating of well above 1.0 and a K/D of more than 1.5.
MIBR has also gone on to secure a 'Challenger Status' slot in the Major. With this, the Brazilian trio including Imperial Esports has gone on to secure the top three spots at the American RMR, winning $25,000 USD, $12,500 USD, and $7,500 USD according to their positions.
The last three teams, Evil Geniuses, 9z, and paiN, are still in contention for the final slot at the Antwerp Major. While there is still hope for Evil Geniuses to make it through, the short road ahead is not going to be easy and they would have to perform at their level best to continue competing further.