Written by Winning Willie
The Canadian/US squad Team Liquid is set to battle with the Brazilian powerhouse FURIA as Group A play continues for the DreamHack Masters Spring 2020: North America. FURIA took down a familiar foe in MiBR, a fellow Brazilian squad, in their last match. Meanwhile, Team Liquid fell to fellow Canadian/US team Chaos in their last piece of action.
The DreamHack Masters Spring 2020: North America is broken into two stages, Group Stage which is currently taking place and Playoffs. The event features eight teams from the North American region. During the Group Stage, the teams are split into two groups and take place in a round-robin style bracket featuring best-of-three map matches. The winners of each group will move into the Upper Bracket of the Playoffs while second and third place will move into the Lower Bracket.
Team Liquid comes into this bout ranking 6th in the world. Their roster features many veterans of CS:GO, headed by EliGE. They have great team chemistry as all five players have been with the team since December of 2018. They put up a decent fight against Chaos, but they couldn't overcome them as they fell 2-1. Team Liquid may be highly ranked in the world, but they can certainly be inconsistent.
The Brazilian squad FURIA is a very good team. They dominated fellow Brazilian team MiBR in their last match, blanking them 2-0. KSCERATO is the firepower behind the team, although they have a trait that makes them unique and tough to beat. All five of their players have the potential to carry the team at any point. This has led the team to see plenty of success in recent times, including a 2-0 win over Team Liquid back on May 9th during the ESL One: Road To Rio - North America.
Don't ride with Team Liquid simply because they hold the higher world ranking. FURIA is on the rise and they feature the much more solid roster of these two. KSCERATO is one of the best CS:GO players in the world and he has great complementary pieces with HEN1 and yuurih on the team also. FURIA beat Team Liquid earlier in the month 2-0 in another event, and they will win this meeting also.