arT: Hopefully by mid-2022 FURIA will get closer to the top-5 of the world rankings

FURIA’s in-game leader Andrei "arT" Piovezan during the press conference ahead of the group stage of IEM Katowice 2022 spoke about the goals of his squad for 2022. According to him, by the middle of this year, the Brazilian team expects to get close to the top five teams of the ranking.

The parts quoted are the translation from our Russian website.

I think we are not that far from the top-5 of the world rankings. Right now, we need more time to practice. After saffee joined us, we had about a month to prepare. Every time the roles change, the need for an adaptation period occurs. Hopefully by mid-2022 FURIA will get closer to the top-5 of the world rankings.

arT clarified that FURIA's opponents for being in the top-5 will still mainly be teams from the CIS. At the moment, this region is the strongest in the world, he added.

Probably, this year the CIS will remain the strongest region. By the end of the year, everything might change, but now the teams from the CIS are very strong. We practiced against them and watched the demos of their matches. I don’t think there will be drastic changes in the balance of power on the professional scene. To achieve our goals, we need to prove ourselves in the current conditions.

Tomorrow, February 16, at 21:30 MSK, FURIA will face Astralis in Group B in their first match at IEM Katowice 2022.