FURIA Esports started this tournament as the most likely competitor to win the title. Sadly for them, it looks like MIBR, their main Brazilian rival, has their number. FURIA generally smashes other competitors at this level and is the winner of the recent DreamHack Masters Spring 2020, a tournament in which they beat Team Liquid in the Grand Final without losing a single map (3 – 0). Of course, Liquid is not a bad team. In fact, they used to be ranked number 1 and number 2 globally for almost two years. And since they made it to the Grand Final of the most recent NA tournament, it’s quite obvious that they’re not exactly out of shape. But they did lose at this event against Evil Geniuses (1 – 2) and ended up in the Lower Bracket, where they will face their nemesis. FURIA won its last 5 matches against Liquid and 7 out of its last 8 matches overall.