FURIA Shakes Up Roster Ahead of CS2 Major

FURIA Shakes Up Roster Ahead of CS2 Major

17. April 2024 by Valentin Pasetti

FURIA, Brazil’s leading organization in CS2 esports, has announced significant changes to its roster on April 16, 2024, just ahead of the upcoming major tournament.

The team has benched their in-game leader, Andrei “arT” Piovezan, and revealed that CS2 head coach Nicholas “guerri” Nogueira will be transitioning to the role of head of esports within the organization.

Transitioning Leadership

With guerri assuming the role of interim head coach for upcoming tournaments, FURIA’s founder, Jaime Padua, and veteran player Gabriel “FalleN” Toledo are actively working to assemble a new coaching staff.

In the interim, academy player Kayke “kye” Bertolucci has been promoted to fill the gap in the active CS2 lineup for the upcoming Global Esports Tour Rio tournament.

FalleN at IEM Katowice 2024


Rationale Behind the Changes

The decision to shake up the roster comes in response to recent underwhelming performances by FURIA in CS2 tournaments, including their disappointing finish at IEM Chengdu. FURIA’s co-owner, André Akkari, emphasized the necessity for change, citing the team’s lackluster results and mounting pressure from fans.

FalleN Returns to Lead

With arT stepping down, FalleN reassumes the role of captain, aiming to guide FURIA to success once again. Despite struggles to adapt to FalleN’s leadership style in the past, the team looks to him to provide stability and direction moving forward.


FURIA’s lineup

  • Gabriel “FalleN” Toledo
  • Kaike “KSCERATO” Cerato
  • Yuri “yuurih” Santos
  • Marcelo “chelo” Cespedes
  • Kayke “kye” Bertolucci (stand-in for Global Esports Rio 2024)
  • Nicholas “guerri” Nogueira (interim head coach)

Embracing International Talent

In addition to the roster changes, FURIA announces plans to expand its academy with international talent from Europe, alongside its existing Brazilian lineup. This move underscores the organization’s commitment to fostering a diverse and globally competitive CS2 team.


With these bold roster adjustments, FURIA aims to revitalize its competitive edge and reclaim its position among CS2’s elite. As they embark on this new chapter, all eyes will be on FURIA to see how they adapt and evolve in the fiercely competitive world of professional Counter-Strike.

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