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They were a team of unknown players.
A team that fans outside their region largely dismissed.
But they were also a team that made gods bleed.
Latin American organization KRÜ Esports defied expectations at VALORANT Champions by eliminating some of the greatest teams in the world. But how did this group of young and hungry talent go from nobodies to god killers? This is the Rise of KRÜ Esports.
The Rise of KRÜ Esports
KRÜ Esports were founded in October of 2020 by world famous footballer Sergio “Kun” Agüero.
As something of a well-known FIFA streamer during the pandemic, Agüero’s goal was to bridge the gap between digital and traditional sports, and to spread gaming and esports to a wider audience.
In January of 2021, the Argentine organization announced the formation of their professional VALORANT team, including argentine players Nicolas “Klaus” Ferrari and Jorge Leonardo “Leobas” Basauri, as well as Chileans Roberto “akz” Videla, Juan Pablo “NagZ” Lopez Miranda and Roberto Francisco “Mazino” Rivas Bugueño filling out the roster.
In the VALORANT Champions Tour 2021: Latin America South qualifier, which also happened to be KRÜ Esports’ first tournament as a team, they blew through the competition and earned themselves the second seed in their region’s Stage 1 challengers.
Then, in the first Latin American South Challengers, they were able to recreate that success, coming in second to Wygers Argentina.
Unfortunately, coming just short of the gold became a habit throughout the rest of Stage 1, with back-to-back top four finishes at Challengers 2 and stage 1 Masters.
Experience The Rise of KRÜ Esports by watching the video above or heading to Upcomer’s YouTube channel.