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FURIA emerged victorious in the 2023 Elisa Masters Espoo, securing a 3-1 triumph over Apeks in the best-of-five grand final.

The Brazilian team’s win marked the end of a trophy drought in international LANs that had persisted since September 2019 when they clinched the Arctic Invitational, which was also held in Finland.

Reflecting on the achievement, Andrei “⁠arT⁠” Piovezan drew attention to the contrast between the Brazilian heat and Finnish cold, stating, “Yeah, I think so. It’s been a while since we last won a tournament. Winning here is amazing.”

FURIA’s success has injected confidence into the team as they gear up for their final Counter-Strike event of the year, the upcoming BetBoom Dacha in Dubai, with arT expressing optimism about maintaining their momentum in future tournaments.

The best-of-five series commenced on Inferno, Apeks’ map choice, with the European side initially taking the lead.

However, FURIA seized control once their economy stabilized, concluding the first half at 8-4.

Apeks mounted a comeback, equalizing at 8-8, but FURIA, fueled by arT’s quad kill, ultimately secured the map.

Moving on to Ancient, Yuri “⁠yuurih⁠” Santos propelled FURIA to a 3-0 lead with a trio of frags in the pistol round.

Apeks tightened their defence, leading 8-4 at halftime, with Joakim “⁠jkaem⁠” Myrbostad boasting an impressive 132 ADR.

The second half mirrored the first, with Apeks dominating gun rounds, securing their victory on Ancient.

Vertigo saw Apeks surge to a 5-1 lead on the CT side, but FURIA rallied to narrow the gap.

Despite Tim “⁠nawwk⁠” Jonasson’s impactful quad kill with a Desert Eagle, FURIA took control in the second half, overcoming a 4×2 retake blunder and securing the map.

The Mirage map, previously successful for FURIA in Espoo, began with the Brazilian team establishing a 5-1 lead.

Apeks’ resilient defence led to a 6-6 tie before halftime. Playing on the T side, Apeks won three consecutive rounds, nearing double digits.

However, FURIA shifted the momentum with a pivotal round, embarking on a 7-0 run led by Marcelo ‘chelo’ Cespedes and Kaike ‘KSCERATO’ Cerato, ultimately clinching the map, and consequently, the trophy.

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