arT - biography, career and interesting facts
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Andei "arT" Piovezan was born on 27.03.1996 in Brazil and is currently under contract with FURIA . As a Rifler, second-AWP and IGL he plays important roles within the team and is one of the key players in the team. arT has been active since 2016 and has worked his way up to the world's top teams relatively quickly after numerous transfers. More about that in a moment.
arT - Career
The Brazilian's career began at the end of 2016 when he was just 20 years old. After numerous organizational changes in a short period of time, arT landed at INTZ eSports in 2017 and thus at the first renowned team of his career. Founded in 2014, the organization has already been present in CS:GO since 2015 and has team in numerous Esports titles. However, he was also only contracted with INTZ for around four months before he was signed by FURIA.
At the time (2018), the Brazilian top team was still far from being among the world's top teams. At the same time as arT was signed, kscerato and VINI were brought up from the academy team. These lineup changes were to have a major impact on FURIA . As IGL, arT replaced the experienced Nicholas "guerrii" Nogueira, who took over the role of coach.
The year 2018 was marked by numerous B- and C-tier successes and many participations in qualifying tournaments. The team tried to find first connections with the best teams, but failed for the time being. FURIA had its first major successes after the signing of main-AWP HEN1 and gradually rose to become one of the best teams in the world under the leadership of arT. With his role as team captain and IGL, he and coach guerri played a major role in the success and rise of Brazil's top team.
arT - Achievements
The biggest achievements for arT so far have been tournament wins at the ESL Pro League Season 12 and most notably the second place at the Esports Championship Series Season 7, where the team was able to celebrate their first big tournament accomplishment and earned their biggest prize money to date with 100,000 USD.
Furthermore, the young IGL already took part in two Major tournaments. However, these were not marked by success and ended with two placements at the back of the field. In the online phase of 2020, FURIA won numerous tournaments in their region of North America. DreamHack Open Summer, DreamHack Masters Spring, BLAST Premier Spring, and the BLAST Premier: Fall Showdown, to name a few.