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Global Esports Defeat FURIA In The 6th Match Of Convergence 2023

Priyanshu Tiwari  |   Dec 16, 3:47 PM   |   6 min read

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Highlights

  • Global Esports defeated FURIA in the final game of Convergence 2023 by Riot Games and The Esports Club.

  • Despite trailing by seven rounds, Global Esports won the final map with a 13-11 scoreline.

  • On 17 December 2023, Team Vitality will play against FUT Esports in the Convergence 2023 grand finals.

For the final match of the group stages of Convergence 2023 by Riot Games and The Esports Club, the Brazilian giants FURIA went against the home team, Global Esports. Both teams entered the sixth match of the tournament after facing a defeat against the finalist Team Vitality. FURIA's match against Global Esports was a challenge as the team had to play against the home crowd at Manpho Convention Centre, Bangalore. 

 

On the first map of Sunset, Global Esports looked solid and dangerous. mwzera solely carried FURIA with 29 finishes, but Global Esports won the game thanks to a strong team performance with a 13-8 scoreline. After winning the first map, the home team struggled against FURIA on the second map of Breeze, resulting in a 14-12 defeat. The series ended with an intense map of Haven as the fans saw an incredible comeback from Global Esports. Here is a quick recap of what happened between Global Esports and FURIA at Convergence 2023. 

 

Also Read: FUT Esports Defeats Gen.G To Face Vitality At Convergence 2023 Grand Finals

 

Global Esports Win Against FURIA In The Final Game Of Convergence 2023

 


 

Global Esports and FURIA are part of Group A and met on the final day of Convergence 2023 by Riot Games and The Esports Club. Here are the players competing in the matchup:

 

  • Global Esports:
    • Polvi
    • Lightningfast
    • Russ
    • blaZek1ng
    • skillZ

 

  • FURIA:
    • mwzera
    • kon4n
    • Khalil
    • liazzi
    • havoc

 

 

Regarding the map veto, Global Esports banned the map of Bind, whereas FURIA banned Split. For the first game, the teams entered Global's map pick of Sunset with FURIA starting on the defensive side. Global Esports started strong as the team secured an early 6-3 lead by the end of the 9th round. By the end of the first half, Global Esports maintained their lead at 7-5.

 

skillZ and Lightningfast, the Indian duo, helped Global Esports consolidate their lead in the second half as the team managed to win back-to-back rounds. Global Esports looked unstoppable and FURIA was starving to win their first round in their attacking half. FURIA looked to be under pressure as hundreds of GE fans were chanting for the home team. After the 11-5 scoreline favouring GE, FURIA called for a timeout to clear their thoughts. FURIA managed to win the subsequent rounds, resulting in a 12-8 score in GE's favour. After a quick timeout from GE, the home team defeated FURIA on the map of Sunset with a 13-8 scoreline. 

 

 

After an exciting initial matchup, it was FURIA's map pick of Breeze for the second game with Global Esports starting on the attack. mwzera continued his rampage from the pistol round as the Brazilian Jett decimated GE's players in the first round. It was only in the 9th round that Global Esports stopped FURIA's winning streak as blaZek1ng clutched a crucial 1v2. Global Esports reduced the lead by the end of the half as the scoreline read 7-5 in FURIA's favour.

 

The second half of the game saw blaZek1ng and Havoc leading their respective teams' charge. By the end of the 19th round, Global Esports reduced the round difference to one as the scoreline read 10-9 in favour of FURIA. With back-to-back losses, FURIA was low on economy in the 20th round which helped Global Esports secure a 10-10 equalizer. While Global Esports was close to the victory, FURIA struck back to push the game to overtime and win the game with a 14-12 scoreline.

 

 

With the scores tied up, the teams entered the decider map of Haven. Carrying their momentum from the previous map, FURIA continued dominating Global Esports as the Brazilian team built a massive lead of 8-1 against GE. mwzera looked unstoppable as the Jett player was already in double digits after nine rounds. Global Esports recovered from a weak start and grabbed three back-to-back rounds to close the first half with an 8-4 scoreline in FURIA's favour.

 

The second half of the game was all about Global Esports trying to get control of the map. Once again, the team stepped up to reduce the round difference as skillZ and Polvi went on a rampage with their multi-frags. The seven-round difference was reduced to a 9-8 scoreline in FURIA's favour by the end of the 17th round, and the scoreline was tied after 22 rounds. Thanks to blaZek1ng's amazing ace, Global Esports took the lead for the first time on Haven, and with their fantastic team performance, GE secured the victory over FURIA with a 13-11 scoreline. With that victory, GE won their first game of Convergence 2023. 

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