AVANGAR rallied past FURIA Esports in overtime in Sunday’s Grand Final to claim the title at the DreamHack Open Rio de Janeiro in Brazil.
The victory delivered a $50,000 first prize at the eight-team, $100,000 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive tournament.
AVANGAR finished the tournament 4-0, but they had to come from behind after losing the opening map of the best-of-three final. After FURIA won 16-2 on Vertigo, AVANGAR responded to take Inferno 16-10, setting up a deciding battle on Train. FURIA took a 10-5 lead before AVANGAR rallied to tie, forcing an extra frame in which AVANGAR prevailed 19-16.
Earlier Sunday, AVANGAR swept Valiance 2-1 in the semifinals, with a 16-12 victory on Train, 16-10 loss on Inferno and 16-12 win on Dust II. FURIA swept Sharks Esports — 16-13 on Inferno and 16-4 on Vertigo — in the other semifinal.
FURIA claimed a $20,000 prize for finishing second, while Sharks and Valiance each earned $10,000.
–Field Level Media
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