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Following the example of organizations like Luminosity, TeamOne, and the recently renewed MIBR teams, FURIA will also be moving from Brazil to the United States in order to continue their climb up the professional Counter-Strike rankings.
Currently ranked 53rd in the world, FURIA have been rapidly making a name for themselves despite only being founded in August of 2017.
Nearing a year as a professional organization, FURIA boasts an impressive resume of top finishes in various events across the pro scene—including beating other top Brazilian teams like Sharks and Virtue Gaming at GG.BET Ascensão back in May.
They also placed second in the ESL Pro League Season 7 South America event with a chance at attending the ESL Pro League Finals on the line.
FURIA head coach Nicholas “guerri” Nogueira announced via his Twitter on June 23 that the team would be making the move from Brazil to Miami later this summer after both the ZOTAC Cup Masters Americas Regionals at the end of June and FACEIT Major Americas Minor July 7.
Both events will have them playing against top teams like NRG Esports, Rogue, and compLexity, which should show how much work they still have to put in before they can compete at the highest level.
The move will likely take the team out of play for several tournaments in July, but after that they will pick up their competitive schedule and continue to push for a spot in the higher CS:GO leagues.
With their move, not only will FURIA have easier access to many tournaments and other events, but it might also spark the idea of relocation for other teams in similar situations.