Brazilian Counter-Strike: Global Offensive player Rafael “saffee” Costa is to be added to the list in 2022, according to a report by FURIA Esports 1pvr.fr. The 27 year old AWPer currently plays for paiN Gaming and is a standout player for the organization. Above all, PaiN secured a place at this year’s PGL Major 2021 in Stockholm.
At the end of November, FURIA trainer Nicholas “guerri” Nogueira Vinicius “announcedFRIENDS”Figueiredo would not be in the squad for the 2022 season. After a Explanation Guerri, released by the trainer on Nov. 25, said the organization wanted to bring a dedicated AWPer to the team. After four years, the longstanding position of shooter within the organization ends. This news came shortly after reports surfaced that VINI was in talks with Team Liquid from 1pvr.fr.
A few weeks ago, globe reported that FURIA is interested in replacing VINI with saffee. At the time of publication, Globo stated that FURIA had already made an offer for saffee.
1pvr.fr’s report says several weeks of negotiations have completed the squad change and saffee will officially join the team for the 2022 season. In addition, 1pv.fr has reported that the 27-year-old has turned down an offer to join Marcelo “coldzera” David’s project to join forces with FURIA.
FURIA had a decent season in 2021. They placed in the top two at three A-tier events and reached the Champions Stage at the PGL Major. The only other offline event the team participated in was the Intel Extreme Masters XVI in Cologne, where it was placed just under the top 8.
With paiN Gaming, saffee achieved the highest ranking in an A-Tier event at the IEM Season XVI Autumn: North America in 2021. The team took fourth place, just behind Team Liquid, GODSENT and FURIA.
FURIA’s CS: GO roster for 2022 will reportedly look like this:
- Andrei “arT” Piovezan
- Yuri “yuurih” Santos
- Kaike “KSCERATO“Cerato
- André “drop” Abreu
- Rafael “saffee” Costa
- Nicholas”guerri ”walnut (Coach)