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honda returns to FURIA's lineup, junior benched

Paytyn “⁠junior⁠” Johnson has stepped down from FURIA's active roster, the Brazilian organization has announced, with backup player Lucas “⁠honda” Cano taking his place and returning to the team's starting lineup after previously stepping in for the squad in the BLAST Premier Global Final and cs_summit 7 at the start of the year.

Junior joined FURIA in January, but due to passport issues he was unable to make his first appearance for them until IEM Katowice, in which the Brazilians were eliminated in 7-8th place.

junior's performance wasn't the one we expected, not by us and not by himself. That's due to several reasons. He asked me to go back home, because he was a little tired, feeling pressured. It's tough for an American, young boy, who speaks English in the middle of some people who only speak Portuguese on a daily basis, out of the game.

Nicholas “⁠guerri” Nogueira

FURIA's roster now looks as follows:

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