FURIA Esports Is the Only South American Team That Made It to the IEM Rio 2023 Playoffs
FURIA Esports defeated FaZe Clan in the semifinals of the upper bracket of Group B at IEM Rio 2023. The match ended with a score of 2:0 — 16:8 on Mirage and 16:13 on Nuke. Andriy arT Piovezan's team is the only one of the South American participants in the tournament that guaranteed itself a slot in the playoffs.
The best player of the meeting, with a rating of 7.2, was Kaike KSCERATO Kerato. He averaged 93 damage per round and a K\D rate of 44\24. The Brazilian athlete demonstrated a form 11% better than the average over the last six months.
Detailed post-match statistics are available here.
Failure of South American clubs at home tournament
Who else made it to the IEM Rio 2023 playoffs?
Also, a pair was determined in group A, which will play another slot in the playoffs of the competition. They are Ninjas in Pajamas and Heroic. The confrontation is scheduled for April 19, 8:30 PM Moscow time. You can study the pre-match statistics here.
IEM Rio 2023 takes place from April 17 to 23 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Teams are fighting for a prize fund of $250,000. You can follow the schedule and tournament results here.