AVANGAR top FURIA to win DreamHack Open Rio

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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