Posted 4th May 2018 By: Derpina
Esports News – Rejoice! Furia and Sharks have officially secured their spots in the ESL Latin America League Finals. This means that the two teams have a shot at the ESL Pro League Finals before May ends and will face each other in the grand final.
Originally, there were eight teams competing at the beginning of the online part of the ESL LA League. Last April, teams have faced the challenges in round-robin formats, best-of-two group, and four playoffs. If you can remember, two teams—Yeah! And Virtue were both forced to withdraw halfway through the competition due to visa issues. It was part of the ESL organization’s requirements and despite their pleas, the decision remained final. The ones remained, therefore, were Furia eSports, Isurus Gaming, Sharks Esports, W7M Gaming, Team Wild, and Furious Gaming.
The league was dominated by three teams: Furia, Isurus, and Sharks. All three garnered nine, eight, and seven wins, respectively, though the spot at last playoffs went to W7M with a record of three wins and seven losses. At this moment, chances are unpredictable and nobody could have known that Furia and Sharks would be the leading CS:GO teams.
The semi-finals gave a much clearer result as FURIA surpasses W7M and top Isurus player Nahuel “Straka” Vazquez’s suffered were defeated by Sharks. The two winning teams then secured a spot in the league’s offline final.
Sharks and Furia will compete against each other on May 6 at São Paulo, Brazil for a spot at the ESL Pro League Season 7 Grand Finals which will take place in Dallas, Texas on May 14-20. One of the two will be joining Fnatic, North, Faze Clan, Astralis, Ninjas in Pyjamas, Hell Raisers, Optic Gaming, SK Gaming, Team Liquid, NRG Esports, Misfits, and Luminosity.
To help you with your predictions, know more about the two leading teams:
Brazilian team Furia was only founded last August 2017. Despite being new a new CS:GO team to the industry and esports scene, they have bagged a number of achievements for the past few months. They were consistently second placers in Minor and Monthly competitions such as ESEA Season 27: Open Division – Brazil, Experience League 2017, and Liga Profissional Alienware Gamers Club: March 2018. They bagged the first place in Aorus League – Brazil: Finals last March.
Sharks Esports is a Portuguese team founded in July 2017, one month shy from Furia’s. Though relatively new, they have won 1st and 2nd places in several Minors and Qualifiers including the ZOTAC Cup Master 2018 – Americas: South America, ESL One: Belo Horizonte 2018: South American Open Qualifier #2, and Superliga 2017.
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