FURIA began this tournament as the number one favorite to win it. And the Group Stage results clearly prove their skill. First, they demolished Yeah Gaming without losing a single map. Then they beat Team One in a slightly more contested match, in which the Brazilians manage to win the second map decisively. But after that loss on Mirage, FURIA went back to business and easily won the third map. As for their opponent, Chaos Esports Club, they struggled in Group A and got demolished by Liquid. Of course, in order to qualify for this phase they did have to beat two teams, but both of them are much weaker than FURIA.