FURIA vs NRG Preview and Predictions – VCT 2023 Americas Playoffs

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FURIA vs NRG Preview and Predictions – VCT 2023 Americas Playoffs

The Lower Round 1 FURIA vs NRG match is the final opportunity for these teams to keep the Masters dream alive


From this point on, all of the games for these squads will be elimination matches, and they can’t afford to lose any series if they want to make it to Tokyo. FURIA are coming into this game from an Upper Semifinal loss against LOUD, while NRG failed to win their first Playoffs game facing an upset versus EG. Their Regular Season encounter ended in a 2-1 victory for the North Americans, and we may see the same outcome here if dgzin continues to underperform. 

FURIA

FURIA had a repeat of their Regular Season faceoff against LOUD, as they saw a dominating 0-2 defeat against fellow Brazilians. During this series, dgzin struggled to be in his regular rhythm and underperformed with a 13-30 K-D, while his teammates failed to show aggression in map control, which has been the squad’s staple for victories. Unless they can go back to their former glory, we don’t see the Brazilians taking this Best of 3.

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Players

Leonardo “mwzera” Serrati

  • Role: Flex
  • VLR Rating: 1.09
  • Average Combat Score: 257.4
  • Kill/Death Ratio: 1.22
  • Kill/Assist/Trade/Survive: 73%
  • Average Damage per Round: 162.8

Gabriel “Quick” Lima

  • Role: Sentinel/Controller
  • VLR Rating: 0.99
  • Average Combat Score: 206.9
  • Kill/Death Ratio: 1.00
  • Kill/Assist/Trade/Survive: 69%
  • Average Damage per Round: 130.7

Khalil “Khalil” Schmidt

  • Role: Controller/Sentinel
  • VLR Rating: 1.04
  • Average Combat Score: 191.1
  • Kill/Death Ratio: 1.04
  • Kill/Assist/Trade/Survive: 73%
  • Average Damage per Round: 125.0

Matheus “mazin” Araújo

  • Role: Initiator/Controller
  • VLR Rating: 0.95
  • Average Combat Score: 189.9
  • Kill/Death Ratio: 0.96
  • Kill/Assist/Trade/Survive: 70%
  • Average Damage per Round: 121.9

Douglas “dgzin” Silva

  • Role: Duelist
  • VLR Rating: 1.02
  • Average Combat Score: 231.8
  • Kill/Death Ratio: 1.10
  • Kill/Assist/Trade/Survive: 70%
  • Average Damage per Round: 141.6

Player to Watch

mazin

FURIA vs NRG

NRG

NRG Esports faced a big upset against EG on their first Playoffs game as Victor and ardiis struggled to counter Max “Demon1” Mazanov’s firepower. This broke the North American squad’s 5 match win streak, and they will need another run of victory to make it to Masters Tokyo. We are predicting this to be a victory on NRG’s hands as they have previously done in the Regular Season. 

Players

Austin “crashies” Roberts

  • Role: Sentinel/Initiator
  • VLR Rating: 1.06
  • Average Combat Score: 202.0
  • Kill/Death Ratio: 1.07
  • Kill/Assist/Trade/Survive: 74%
  • Average Damage per Round: 133.2

Ardis “ardiis” Svarenieks

  • Role: Flex
  • VLR Rating: 1.07
  • Average Combat Score: 230.5
  • Kill/Death Ratio: 1.13
  • Kill/Assist/Trade/Survive: 72%
  • Average Damage per Round: 147.3
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Victor “Victor” Wong

  • Role: Controller/Sentinel
  • VLR Rating: 1.03
  • Average Combat Score: 221.4
  • Kill/Death Ratio: 1.05
  • Kill/Assist/Trade/Survive: 72%
  • Average Damage per Round: 140.9

Pujan “FiNESSE” Mehta

  • Role: Initiator
  • VLR Rating: 0.88
  • Average Combat Score: 173.7
  • Kill/Death Ratio: 0.85
  • Kill/Assist/Trade/Survive: 69%
  • Average Damage per Round: 114.5

Sam “s0m” Oh

  • Role: Controller
  • VLR Rating: 1.05
  • Average Combat Score: 218.8
  • Kill/Death Ratio: 1.10
  • Kill/Assist/Trade/Survive: 72%
  • Average Damage per Round: 138.3

Player to Watch

ardiis

VCT 2023 Americas Playoffs – FURIA vs NRG Predictions

We expect NRG to take this series with a 2-1 score against FURIA.

FURIA vs NRG – Head to Head

FURIA 0 – 1 NRG

FURIA vs NRG – Maps

  • Map 1: Haven
  • Map 2: Bind
  • Map 3: Pearl

FURIA vs NRG – Score

  • Map 1: NRG to win with FURIA>6
  • Map 2: FURIA to win with NRG<10
  • Map 3: NRG to win with FURIA<7

FURIA vs NRG – Top Fragger

ardiis

VCT 2023 Americas Playoffs – NRG vs FURIA Match Links

FURIA vs NRG – Match Time

May 25, 2023 – 15:00 PT // 18:00 ET // 00:00 CEST

FURIA vs NRG Preview and Predictions – VCT 2023 Americas Playoffs
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