Akkari at the 2022 IEM Rio Major

FURIA Co-Owner Akkari: "FURIA's moment in CS requires changes"

Ownership is not content to sit back.

FURIA has not had the easiest time over the last few years. In fact, it has been almost a year since the organization has reached the playoffs a major LAN event. Despite winning the Elisa Masters Espoo 2023 back in December, fans have not been content with exits at IEM Katowice 2024, the 2024 PGL Copenhagen Major, and now IEM Chengdu.

In response to the latest stumble, FURIA Co-Owner André Akkari took X to explain the squad's situation to fans. Dust.2us' Gonçalo "GoncOak" Carvalho has translated the post into English for our readers.

1: FURIA was born 6 years ago, and we are now one of the top 10 biggest organizations in the world, a job done by Brazilians. If you don't recognize that, fuck off, we are very proud, and we will keep on growing. If you do recognize that, thank you very much for your support.

2: CSGO was always very important. It helped build everything we have, and these people deserve a lot of respect from us and from you as well. I know a lot of you respect them, and we are grateful.

3: We never ran away from change. When it doesn't happen, it's for two reasons: We don't want to change, or it's not possible due to dates, market availability, or money.

4: There was never any protection for someone. What stopped changes from happening were solely the reasons listed in #3. Although we are always going to think strategically and not in a populist manner, Brazilian football went bankrupt this way and for other reasons as well. This doesn't mean that sometimes people don't like the changes, as has happened before.

5: FURIA's moment in CS requires changes, yes, and they will be made, in the most intelligent and feasible way possible, and in short term

Akkari has previously spoken on X about the desire for FURIA to perform better, hinting at potential lineup changes. Today's post makes it clear that FURIA is currently examining the market and, if possible, will make changes to the lineup and potentially break up the core of Kaike "KSCERATO" Cerato, Yuri "yuurih" Boian, and Andrei "arT" Piovezan, who have been together since 2018.

FURIA's failure for consistent success comes after Gabriel "FalleN" Toledo and Marcelo "chelo" Cespedes have been with the squad for nine months now. Both players arrived from Imperial in a pricy move, however it's clear that FURIA has not been able to find further success despite splashing a significant amount in transfer fees.

Criticism has also come to the team, specifically targeting arT as an IGL. After leaving the 2024 PGL Copenhagen Major in 16th place, Jacob "Pimp" Winneche called for the tactician to be removed in favor of paiN's Rodrigo "biguzera" Bittencourt who has emerged as one of the best fragging leaders from the nation.

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#1(With 2 replies)
April 9, 2024 01:30PM
-FalleN -Chelo +Insani +Saffee
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April 9, 2024 01:36PM
#3(With 0 replies)
April 9, 2024 07:07PM
Biguzera would be sick as well
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