FURIA is an esports organization from Brazil created back in 2017. The organization has three teams, FURIA Esports their main team, then there is FURIA Academy and FURIA Esports Female. The FURIA team is relatively a young team and they had already become one of the fastest-growing organizations in esports.
The beginning and their results
Things started off slow for FURIA in 2017, with no tournaments wins. In 2018, it changed, and the team managed to win their first B-Tier tournament which was GG.BET Ascensao, after winning against Virtue gaming in the finals. The team started 2019 with a 2nd place in Americas Minor Championship after losing to Envy in the final round. FURIA won the 1st place in ESEA Season 30: Premier Division North America, which resulted in their first tournament win in 2019. The next 4 tournaments in the year ended up with FURIA getting 2nd place at 3 of the tournaments and a disappointing 4th place. They managed to finish the year strong, winning EMF CS:GO World Invitational. The team has started 2020 off very well and have shown the world their potential with 6 tournament wins. The latest tournament was the ESL Pro League Season 12: North America, where the Brazilians won against 100 Thieves in the final.
FURIA separate themselves from a lot of teams on the highest stage of CSGO, as the Brazilians own a very unique and uncommon playstyle. Their mindset and the style of play is equivalent to the meaning of their name “FURIA”, which means fury or rage in English. Because, FURIA is all about aggression, intensity and raw power.
FURIA has managed to establish this aggressive playstyle in a very successful manner, led by the always aggressive in-game leader Andrei “arT” Piovezan. The charismatic captain has throughout his career stunned countless superstar players and team, owing to his quick SMG rushes, constant pushing smokes, and offensive positions.
arT has also been a master in regards to setting up his powerful teammates in Yuri “yuurih” Santos and Kaike “KSCERATO” Cerato, and Vinicius “VINI” Figueiredo. It seems like the Brazilian Panthers hasn’t fulfilled their full potential yet, but they are surely a handful for many teams when they are hitting their A-game.
A new path?
In the beginning of 2021, FURIA signed the young American Paytyn “junior” Johnson from Triumph. The powerful AWPer had shown promising levels in the North American scene, which made FURIA pay a rather big transfer buy-out, allegedly around $55.000. The then 20-year-old junior had some big shoes to fill, owing to his predecessor being the superstar Henrique “HEN1” Teles.
The transfer of junior also marked a new path or direction for FURIA, as the core roster in yuurih, KSCERATO, VINI, and arT had to get used to speaking English on the server and not their native language of Portuguese. Something, the Brazilians has dived into with their heads held up high and just continued to dominate the South American scene, overpowering the likes of MIBR, TeamOne and 9z.