Gamelanders Blue played in the group stage of both Stage 1 and Stage 2 Brazilian Challengers. They made the playoffs in Stage 1 but faltered against the best teams. In Stage 2, they went 0-4 which ended their hopes of competing in the last chance qualifier for Champions.
Despite his team struggling, dgzin's ACS ranked third in Stage 1 and sixth in Stage 2 during Brazil's main stage.
FURIA are no strangers to high level FPS gameplay. Since their introduction at the beginning of 2021, FURIA have competed for the Brazilian crown. The core trio of Khalil , Quick , and Argentinian import nzr have been together since the inception of the lineup.
After losing in-game leader and star duelist xand to Ninjas In Pyjamas Ninjas In Pyjamas Brazil Rank # at the beginning of 2022, FURIA brought in one of their former CS:GO players ableJ. Results were steady but not enough for the team to make either Masters event in 2022, and ableJ was benched after a disappointing 0-2 record in the Stage 2 playoffs.
The arrival of a new duelist player will most likely force role shifts in the squad to avoid overlap between FURIA's other duelist/Chamber players, Quick and Mazin .
The SA LCQ begins on August 6. The top four Brazilian and top four LATAM teams by circuit points will face off for not one, but two slots at Champions.