The FURIA League of Legends team had more problems at the start of the 2nd Split of the 2022 Brazilian Championship (CBLOL) than at the start of the season, but they already have a better campaign than the 1st Split, with four wins. The undefeated record, after two weeks of qualifying, was achieved by the team, even though there were Covid-19 cases among the players and it became strategic with an emergency change, the hunter Gabriel “Goot” managed to replace Filipe “Ranger” very well. At a press conference, Bruno “Envy” commented on the good times of FURIA, determined the status of the team as a result of Covid-19 and explained the use of Goot.
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FURIA players in the 1st round of the 2nd Split of CBLOL 2022 – Photo: Bruno Alvares / Riot Games
With no changes to the main team from Split 1 to 2, FURIA had to turn to Goot, a member of the club’s academy team, to replace Ranger. he was unable to join the team at the Riot Games studio in São Paulo for the 1st week of the match.
Against KaBuM, on the 1st day, and Liberty, on the 2nd, Goot did well, and the tournament started with FURIA 2-0. In Week 2, with Ranger already recovered, the team chose to keep the Goot headline and scored two more victories, against INTZ and RED Canids Kalung.
At a press conference on Sunday, Envy explained that the team was already using Goot for part of the training session, but that he had to plan his debut due to Ranger’s Covid-19. The young athlete has never played in CBLOL and, like FURIA in this 2nd Split, is undefeated.
“Goot’s entry was unexpected because we didn’t anticipate putting him in the first week. We were already taking turns training before CBLOL started, but Ranger’s covida started earlier. I think we’ve had a good run from these workouts to CBLOL. We got along pretty well with both hunters. They bring two different styles, and that’s a good thing. We can change that for the playoffs and use that as a hole.
Asked if Goot had been awarded the title of Ranger for his performances, Envy replied:
– I don’t think so. We will continue to take turns with each other to see who is better for each game. Nothing is certain yet.
It wasn’t just Ranger who was positive for Covid-19 in FURIA. Before CBLOL started, Envy himself had the disease. 2. This week, Francisco has also been diagnosed with the top “fnb” and has had to play from home, the rest of the team did not go to the Riot Games studio and remotely played two games of the 3rd and 4th matches, from the club’s training. center. O ge Assistant coach Luiz “ONMETA” also noticed that he had contracted coronaviruses.
At the press conference, Envy admitted that the Covid-19 cases had come to suspend training.
“It certainly got in the way. In about three days of training, which I had and then when fnb had it now, the performance goes down because it’s worse, you’re more tired. We missed a few days of training, but I think we managed it well.
Envy also commented that he did not expect such a good start at CBLOL. In the 1st Split, the team lost in the debut and then got three wins, ending the second week with a defeat and three wins.
– I didn’t expect such a good start in ours, with 4-0. We didn’t do such a good workout before CBLOL started, the results weren’t the best, but I think we managed to find each other. All the effort and work we have done in Split 1 and bootcamp has begun to bear fruit. People are starting to have the same game ideas and players are having a connection. We’re playing more together.
CBLOL 2022: FURIA defeats RED Canids Kalunga in the 4th day of the 2nd Split
Prior to this year’s two editions of CBLOL, FURIA held two bootcamps, which helped the team evolve, according to Envy.
– Our first bootcamp was more about getting to know each other as people, talking about the idea and philosophy of our game, there was no way to define an identity well. But, in Split 1, I think we’ve got a lot of understanding of how we work, and since this 2nd, we’ve been able to be much more cohesive, with five players doing the same thing.
Forming a super team for the 2022 season, FURIA was in 4th place in the 1st Split and, with the start of the 2nd Split, cheered the crowd on again. But Envy believes the team’s game, although evolving, is far from the public’s expectation and could be further improved.
– Because what the public expects from FURIA is more than what we are showing. When you talk about a super band, you expect them to be like Flamenco in 2019. The public is setting a very high bar of expectations, and there is no doubt that there is room for improvement – Envy said, referring to Flamengo’s 1st CBLOL 2019 campaign. division, where the team got 20 wins and only one defeat in the qualifying phase.
In Week 3, FURIA will play Rensga in Round 5 on June 25 at 5:00 pm (Brazilian Time) and Miners in Round 6 on June 26 at 3:00 pm.
CBLOL 2022: FURIA wins INTZ in the 3rd round of the 2nd Split