More known to the CS:GO fans, the Brazilian organization Furia Esports stepped foot into the Dota 2 field ahead of The International 2019 regional qualifiers. With five up and coming players from Brazil, Furia Esports’ run came to an end early in the group stages, however, the organization will push forward with a team for Dota 2 in the new competitive season.
They announced only one roster change for the 2019-2020 Dota Pro Circuit and welcomed to their ranks the Brazilian veteran Otávio “Tavo” Gabriel, who will take the offlane role. Interestingly enough, Tavo isn’t replacing Furia’s offlaner, Murdoc. Instead, the TI9 qualifiers offlaner moves to the mid lane to accommodate Tavo, while Mini will be benched for the time being, the organization announced on their official website.
Furia Esports roster from position 1 to 5:
- Leonardo “RdO” Fernandes de Gusmão
- Henry Felipe “murd0c” Martins de Almeida
- Otávio “Tavo” Gabriel Cerqueira Silva
- Lucas “hyko” Oliveira Morais
- Heitor “Duster” Pereira Liberado
Tavo and Duster used to play together back in the 2017 paiN Gaming line-up that was also a full Brazilian roster before transitioning to a more international team by adding Aliwi “w33” Omar and Rasmus “MISERY” Filipsen. In January this year, the paiN Gaming line-up was acquired by Chaos Esports Club and continued to play via South America up until May, when Tavo and Danylo “Kingrd” Nascimento were removed from the team and Chaos closed all operation in South America to become a full European team.
Towards the end of the seasons, Tavo was signed by compLexity Gaming and moved to NA to fight for a slot to The International 2019. compLexity have also lost the battle for the TI ticket in the qualifiers group stage and as soon as the tournament was over in Shanghai, China, the North American organization released the entire roster, allowing Tavo to return to Brazil to look for new options.