FURIA Esports is by far the strongest team in South America at the moment and one of the strongest teams in North America too. On top of that, they will start this Grand Final (Bo5) from the score of 1 – 0, simply because they qualified for it from the Upper Bracket. In effect, what this means is that Liquid needs to win 3 maps while losing 0 or 1. That’s not an easy task, but then again, we’re talking about one of the strongest and most accomplished CS:GO teams of the last two seasons. Stewie2K and his roster entered the Playoffs Stage of this tournament with their homework done. In the first 3 matches, they defeated 3 excellent opponents without losing a single map. That’s pretty good evidence I think that they have peaked again in terms of form.