DeKay's Sources: FURIA CS:GO player ableJ at risk of missing ESEA Global Challenge - Dexerto

DeKay’s Sources: FURIA CS:GO player ableJ at risk of missing ESEA Global Challenge

Published: 11/Jul/2019 22:23 Updated: 12/Jul/2019 3:17

by Jarek "DeKay" Lewis


FURIA Esports Counter-Strike Player Rinaldo “ableJ” Moda is at risk of missing the ESEA Season 31 Global Challenge in Dallas Texas due to a visa issue, according to multiple sources close to the team.

If ableJ is unable to make the trip to the event, it is expected that FURIA coach Nicholas “guerri” Nogueira would play in his place.

The ESEA Season 31 Global Challenge is an offline eight team tournament featuring the top three European, top four North American, and first place Australian ESEA Premier Division teams. 

DreamHackableJ could miss out on the upcoming ESEA Global Challenge in Dallas, Texas.

The list of teams is headlined by Team Vitality, who won ECS Season 7 and finished runner-up at ESL One: Cologne last weekend.

FURIA announced on June 21st that they had signed their players to five-year long contracts, likely the longest contracts ever signed in Counter-Strike. Dexerto reported soon after that some of the contract terms from their previous contracts were among the worst a lawyer had ever seen in Esports.


On July 2nd, FURIA announced that they signed a four year sponsorship agreement with multinational sportswear brand Nike. 

FURIA’s level of performance has cooled as of late with a group stage exit at ESL One: Cologne with losses to both NRG and Natus Vincere. 

Prior to the event, they finished in the semi-finals of DreamHack Masters Dallas and runner-up at the ECS Season 7 Finals. 

Following the ESEA Global Challenge, they are set to compete in the Americas Minor Championship in Berlin in an attempt to qualify for the upcoming Valve sponsored Major in September. 


How arT’s aggression is leading FURIA’s CSGO charge to site

Published: 27/Oct/2020 18:01

by Marco Rizzo


Andrei ‘arT’ Piovezan has led FURIA to the top of NA Counter-Strike thanks not only to his calling but also his ultra-aggressive playstyle. 

Dexerto explores the Brazilian’s signature aggression and how it has defined him as the most offensive player in CSGO history. 

His playstyle slowly leaked into his strategies, making FURIA one of the most aggressive teams in the world: allowing them to become the most successful T-side team over the last few months. 

This was clear during ESL Pro League 11 NA, where arT’s aggressive pushes and misdirection on Inferno led the team to a dominant win against the best NA had to offer. All this while delivering some of the most entertaining CS ever. 

The importance of his dual-role as a IGL and Entry-Fragger is not lost, allowing him to quickly adapt his calling after going first into bombsites. 

ArT has led FURIA to become true contenders on the world stage but now the difficult part begins: keeping ahead of the curve and keep the elements of surprise on his side.