Officially: saffee joins FURIA

Rafael "saffee" Costa, an AWPer of paiN, will continue his career in FURIA, the Brazilian organization announced on Twitter. Thus, the information published at the end of 2021 by insider Guillaume "neL" Ratier was confirmed.

In the team, saffee replaced Vinicius “VINI” Figueiredo, who had previously been excluded from the starting five.

Costa represented paiN throughout 2020 and 2021, establishing himself as the best player in the team. The Brazilian finished last year with an individual rating of 1.27 and helped his team become the champion of DreamHack Open January 2021 North America, as well as make it to PGL Major Stockholm 2021.

Earlier, FURIA's coach Nicholas "guerri" Nogueira said that during the ongoing off-season on the professional scene, his lineup will only be strengthened by a dedicated AWPer. The next announced tournament for the completed Brazilian roster will be IEM Katowice 2022, which will take place from February 15 to 27.

Current  FURIA lineup:

 Andrei "⁠arT⁠" Piovezan
 Kaike "⁠KSCERATO⁠" Cerato
 Yuri "⁠yuurih⁠" Santos
 André "⁠drop⁠" Abreu
 Rafael "saffee" Costa

 Nicholas "⁠guerri⁠" Nogueira (head coach)

 Vinicius "⁠VINI⁠" Figueiredo (inactive)