saffee was instrumental in FURIA's victory over BIG

FURIA best BIG to go 2-1 in Antwerp

The Brazilians put a stop to a German comeback attempt to reach the 2-1 pool of the Major.

FURIA have rebounded after their opening defeat to Spirit in the Legends stage of the PGL Antwerp Major, first taking down NA rivals Liquid yesterday and now moving past BIG today in a game that could have been put to bed way sooner than it was.

FURIA started the map off on the right foot, drumming up an early 5-1 lead on the T-side thanks to an impressive individual performance by Rafael "saffee" Costa. A one-round reply BIG did break up the onslaught, but FURIA soon went back to their winning ways, adding seven rounds to the Germans' two to run away with the half, leading 12-3 by the switch.

BIG were an entirely different team once the second half got underway, winning seven of the first eight rounds to claw away at the deficit. However, this rejuvenation of the BIG squad would be all for nothing in the end, with FURIA eventually finding it in themselves to add the remaining three rounds they needed to take Vertigo 16-10 and go 2-1 in Antwerp.

BIG
10 - 16
FURIA
All maps
BIG K - D +/- ADR KAST Rating 2.0
Florian 'syrsoN' Rische 19 - 16 +3 80.7 73.1% 1.15
Karim 'Krimbo' Moussa 18 - 18 +0 77.1 57.7% 1.02
Josef 'faveN' Baumann 15 - 18 -3 59.4 76.9% 0.97
Johannes 'tabseN' Wodarz 15 - 21 -6 78.2 65.4% 0.89
Tizian 'tiziaN' Feldbusch 8 - 18 -10 44.3 65.4% 0.66
FURIA K - D +/- ADR KAST Rating 2.0
Brazil Rafael 'saffee' Costa 25 - 11 +14 84.4 80.8% 1.55
Brazil Yuri 'yuurih' Santos 21 - 14 +7 105.4 88.5% 1.50
Brazil Kaike 'KSCERATO' Cerato 21 - 14 +7 71.9 76.9% 1.22
Brazil André 'drop' Abreu 14 - 16 -2 54.7 84.6% 0.98
Brazil Andrei 'arT' Piovezan 10 - 21 -11 59.0 73.1% 0.77

FURIA are now sitting 2-1 in the Legend stage where they now await to see who they'll face in their first Best-of-Three of the event. The Brazilians will almost certainly have high hopes as they look to improve upon their top-eight finish of last year's Major.

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