Team Spirit silenced the raucous Brazilian section of the PGL Antwerp CS:GO Major crowd today after defeating the last bastion of the Americas region in FURIA in the quarterfinals of the Major’s Champions Stage.
Both sides traded momentum swings to start out FURIA’s pick of Vertigo, with Spirit taking an early lead off blisteringly fast executes on their T-side. Spirit jumped out to a 7-3 lead before a vital five-round streak from FURIA pushed the Brazilian side into an 8-7 lead at halftime. An early anti-eco from Spirit in the second half propelled them back into the lead, but even a broken bank account didn’t deter FURIA from tying the game back up again. Spirit eventually claimed victory after meeting FURIA’s aggression with their own, closing out the second half with five straight rounds to take Vertigo 16-12.