The Valorant Champions Tour (VCT) 2023 season is reaching its climactic finale, and the Americas Last Chance Qualifier (LCQ) has intensified the competition. On Day 2 of the LCQ, the Brazilian teams FURIA and KRU Esports will face off in a high-stakes match. This article delves into the predictions for this crucial encounter, recent results of both teams, potential lineups, and where you can catch the action live.


FURIA and KRU Esports have had contrasting performances in the VCT 2023 season. Despite losses in the Playoffs, FURIA showcased a decent performance during the regular season, securing the fifth position among ten teams. Their player, dgzin, emerged as one of the best performers in the league with the fifth-highest ACS.

On the other hand, KRU Esports struggled in the regular season, failing to secure even a single victory. However, their recent performance in the first match of the LCQ displayed promise, hinting at a potential resurgence.

Considering the overall firepower and employment of complex strategies, FURIA holds the edge in this match-up and is more likely to secure a victory.

Head-to-Head History

FURIA and KRU Esports have a history of facing each other in competitive tournaments. In 2021 and 2022, they clashed at Champions Berlin and the South American LCQ, respectively, with KRU emerging victorious on both occasions. However, earlier in 2023, with their current rosters, FURIA secured a 2-0 victory over KRU in Week 1 of the Americas League.

Recent Results

FURIA’s recent performance in the Americas League has been underwhelming, losing their last two games to LOUD and NRG Esports without winning a single map.

KRU Esports, on the other hand, comes into this match with confidence, having secured a 2-0 victory against MIBR in the Americas League Last Chance Qualifier’s first round.

Potential Lineups


1. Gabriel “qck” Lima

2. Khalil “Khalil” Schmidt

3. Matheus “mazin” Araújo (IGL)

4. Douglas “dgzin” Silva

5. Leonardo “mwzera” Serrati

6. Carlos “Carlão” Mohn (Coach)

KRU Esports:

1. Juan Pablo “NagZ” Lopez Miranda

2. Angelo “keznit” Mori

3. Santiago “Daveeys” Ruiz

4. Nicolas “Klaus” Ferrari (IGL)

5. Marco “Melser” Amaro

6. Jorge “Atom” Sierro (Coach)

Where to Watch:

Catch the exciting FURIA vs. KRU Esports match live on the VCT NA Twitch or YouTube channel. Alternatively, if you prefer additional banter during the match, consider tuning into a watch party hosted by popular streamers from the region, such as Tarik.


The FURIA vs. KRU Esports match in the VCT Americas LCQ 2023 promises to be a thrilling encounter. With FURIA holding the advantage in firepower and strategies, they are likely to secure a victory. However, as with any competitive event, surprises can happen, and KRU Esports might just stage a remarkable comeback. Be sure not to miss this action-packed clash and witness which team secures a spot in the Semifinals of the VCT Americas LCQ 2023.