Klaus is confident KRU will be able to replicate the incredible VALORANT Champions run again

Klaus is confident KRU will be able to replicate the incredible VALORANT Champions run again ...

KRU Esports has made waves in previous VALORANT tournaments, surprising fans and opponents as they climb through the ranks and face the biggest teams head-to-head, and gave the Riot Games champion one of its first breakout performances when they placed fourth in the VCT Champions last year.

KRU lost their opening match against FunPlus Phoenix, sadly for them.


The squad acknowledges that they haven't performed as planned, and they do not want VALORANT fans to jot them out of this years Champions League.

Despite their dismal start, the squad has faith they will be able to display the same intensity and firepower as in the 2021 tournament; this is just another day in the office for KRU.

Nicolas Klaus Ferrari, the KRUs' commander, talked about the recent performance in an interview with Pedro Romero of BLIX.GG. He stated that the group is as strong as before, but that they should not let mentality get in their way against FPX.

I think what we did last year was evidently unique, but honestly speaking, I do not believe that what we did back then would be impossible because, as it just happened, we played against FPX, who are the reigning Masters champion, and we were very close in that series. Klaus shared.

We obviously felt the pressure and we couldn't close out the game, so we're going to learn from our mistakes. There's a lot to learn from in Champions, and we're certain we'll improve on what we've learned last year.

Klaus acknowledged their mental difficulties in their first match against FPX and noted that the introduction of their coach, Leandro Leazo Liset, has improved certain aspects of their game and re-energized their gameplay.

Due to us not having a good showing in Iceland, bringing him in as a coach was a fairly hype moment for us.

Through his confidence and different playstyle, you can see the impact he has had on the team.

The previous scoreline between FPX and KRU featured a nail-biting first map (14-12), where the team could have easily changed the 20 result. The squad failed to hold FPX back in the second map, where they were shut down, 1310.

The KRU team has displayed an undeniably impressive resume, making an appearance at every international event in VCT history.

With a top-four finish, the mostly Chilean squad reached new heights and etched their name into the champion-focused FPS championship books.

Gambit Esports, a CIS leader, halted their incredible run, which eventually lost in a close tie to Acend (23) in the finals.

Despite this impressive event history, the 2022 VCT season hasn't been their finest. With poor performances in Masters Reykjavik and Copenhagen, the squad's playoff contention is now disputed.

Their defeat against FPX has only added to the fire.

After being shocked by the North-American XSET squad on Monday, September 5, the Latin-American roster is scheduled to play FPX in the rematch (and hunt for revenge).