Furia locks up CSGO team with long-term contract extension
Furia eSports’ Counter-Strike: Global Offensive squad seems to be headed in a good direction and the players and organization want to keep that going.
The organization announced that it has agreed to terms on a five-year contract extension with its CSGO roster. The news comes alongside the revelation that another team courted two Furia players.
“We are delighted to announce that we renewed the CSGO team's contract for another 5 years,” Furia said in a statement on Twitter. “We received many offers in the last months, but we resist them all with much effort. The family remains together.”
This is likely welcome news for fans of the Brazilian team.
Over the last few months, Furia has grown from a regional outfit to one of the best teams in all of CSGO. Since washing out of the IEM Katowice Major, the team has posted a number of strong performances in prominent tournaments including taking second place at both DreamHack Open Rio de Janeiro and the ECS Season 7 Finals.
Though a live event win has eluded Furia, they are regarded by many as a top-10 team. With their lineup secure for the foreseeable future, they are positioned to grow further together.
Furia has long boasted some high-end talent and performed reasonably well, but larger organizations like MiBR have openly courted their talent. Furia discussed this on Twitter alongside their statement, noting that another team had tried to scoop up two of its players. The competing organization was not named and the players were not specified, but locking up the roster guards them from being abruptly gutted.
That’s great for Furia’s long-term future and certainly doesn’t hurt in the short term as the organization heads into an incredibly hectic summer season. The team will next compete in July at ESL One Cologne and will then head to the ESEA Season 31: Global Challenge.
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