KRÜ Esports gained notoriety this past Valorant Champions, setting expectations higher for them and the entire LATAM region moving forward into 2022.
With a semifinals placement at Champions, outperforming tier 1 teams such as Sentinels and Fnatic, the KRÜ organisation, created by international football star Sergio "Kun" Aüero, wants to continue their expectation-defying trend adding a brand-new female roster to the mix.
KRÜ Esports female Valorant squad
The announcement was made via social media on 17th January with a YouTube video presenting their new roster members following soon after.
F/A no more.— KRÜ Esports (@KRUesports) January 17, 2022
PRESENTAMOS A NUESTR@S REPRESENTANTES!
Después de un GRAN 2021, salen a arrasar con 2022 en #VCTGameChangers y #ValorantChallengers! #VamosAJugar 🤟 #VCTpic.twitter.com/yBY70j5rHr
The female KRÜ Esports will most likely compete in the LATAM South sub-region, similar to their male counterpart, which dominated the scene throughout 2021, qualifying for all Valorant Champions Tour Masters event and eventually Champions itself.
The female roster is comprised of the following members:
- Keila "Kalita" Nava
- Constanza "Conir" Reyes
- Romina "Romi" Álvarez
- Consuelo "Consu" Rivas
- Autumn (Substitute)
The team is set to compete in both VCT Game Changers, a circuit created by Riot to support women and marginalised people, as well as Challengers, looking to earn a spot for upcoming Masters tournaments.
The VCT 2022: LAS (LATAM South) Stage 1 Challengers is scheduled to start on 12th February, with the male KRÜ Esports team as well as Leviatán already qualified for the event, leaving four spots open through qualifiers.
Once the top two LATAM South teams are sorted, they'll play against the top two squads from LATAM North to determine who'll compete at Masters.
At the moment of writing, Riot Games has yet to confirm how many spots will each region get. In 2021, LATAM had only one spot for both Masters and Champions events, however, with KRÜ Esports' performances as of late, the region might be getting one extra slot for 2022.
Could we potentially see two KRÜ rosters at a LAN event soon? Only time will tell.
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