CSGO: FURIA Add HEN1, AbleJ Benched

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CSGO: FURIA Add HEN1, AbleJ Benched

The former Luminosity AWPer has a new home.

FURIA has announced the addition of Henrique “HEN1” Teles to their main roster. The Brazilian rifler will be replacing Rinaldo “ableJ” Moda Junior. Teles has played with multiple recognizable Brazilian teams, including the Immortals roster that made a Major Grand Final appearance at PGL Krakow in 2017.

Rinaldo “ableJ” Moda Junior first joined FURIA in October of 2018, completing the roster that would eventually make multiple impressive tournament runs. The squad started to gain traction in 2019, as they nearly qualified for the IEM Katowice Major’s New Legends Stage. In the following months, FURIA continued to climb up the ranks as they made a number of deep runs in big events. They would finish second at both DreamHack Open Rio and the ECS Season 7 Finals, the latter of which saw them eliminate former world number one Astralis in the group stage.

Moving forward in 2019, the squad began to falter as they finished ESL One Cologne in 9-12th place. They seemed to have found some form again as they finished second at the StarLadder Berlin Americas Minor, securing themselves a spot in the Major. Many expected them to finally make it to the New Legends Stage, though they would be eliminated again from the Main Qualifier in 12-14th place.

FURIA to DreamHack Malmö with HEN1

FURIA’s most recent results may not suggest that a roster change would be imminent, as they came out victorious at the Arctic Invitational less than two weeks ago. The young Brazilian squad took down up-and-coming Serbian team CR4ZY in the Grand Final to do so. Their most recent showing came at the Games Clash Masters in Gdynia, Poland, where they were eliminated in the semi-finals by Sprout. The decision to remove Moda Junior comes just a few days after their elimination from the Polish event.

Former Luminosity member Henrique “HEN1” Teles completes FURIA’s roster. Luminosity benched Teles was benched in August and has been teamless since. Teles has been a member of a number of prominent Brazilian CS:GO lineups, including the Immortals roster that made an upset run to the Grand Final of the PGL Krakow Major in 2017.

FURIA’s first showing with this roster will come at DreamHack Masters Malmö in October.

Image VIA: StarLadder

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Caroline is an esports journalist focusing on CS:GO. Starting out as a casual CS:GO fan, her interest quickly turned into a passion as she spent years studying the game. She has put that knowledge to use as a journalist, now writing about professional CS:GO for multiple websites including TheGamer.