Sources: FURIA Exploring Potential Replacements for HEN1


Brazilian esports organization FURIA are exploring potential replacements for Henrique "HEN1" Teles, according to multiple sources close to the team. At this time, it appears the organization's motivation for his replacements stems from issues outside of the server, according to one source.

It is expected that HEN1 will still play for FURIA for BLAST Premier Fall, DreamHack Masters Winter, and the IEM Global Challenge within the next month. However, after those events, the current plan is to have a replacement secured and ready to slot into the active lineup. The organization has not ruled out the potential of changing an additional player at the same time either.

HEN1 joined FURIA in September of last year after a 14-month long stint with Luminosity Gaming that ended when the organization withdrew from Counter-Strike. Prior to joining FURIA, his best result in CS:GO was an appearance in the Finals at the PGL Krakow Major with Immortals. With FURIA, he has won a number of events in the online era of 2020 with the most recent being ESL Pro League Season 12 North America.

Despite FURIA's performance in ESL Pro League, the team is technically not qualified for Season 13 which is set to begin in March. However, FURIA's ESL World Ranking will likely remain high enough after any potential roster moves to automatically qualify them once those steps are taken by ESL. Season 13 is expected to return to LAN format at this time, but is subject to change like the IEM Global Challenge.