The third on possibly last Brazilian partnership spot in the VCT 2023 Americas league will reportedly be for Made in Brazil (MIBR), who will be joining other Brazilian organizations FURIA and current reigning VCT Champions winners LOUD in the total 10 team league initiating next year.
The rumors of MIBR achieving the partnership opportunity were first reported by Gabriel Melo, a journalist currently based in Brazil who is quite versed on the Brazilian scene, working with a wing of the CS GO staple site HLTV. With MIBR possibly grabbing the third and final spot in the Americas league, it is also rumored that both Gamelanders and NiP did not manage to take a partnership spot with Riot Games or a spot in the coveted Americas league.
MIBR came into the VALORANT scene at the beginning of 2022, bringing a full Brazilian lineup and managing to qualify for the second stage of Brazilian Challengers through the relegation stage. They placed second in their group in stage two but ultimately were out in the playoffs after back-to-back underwhelming performances versus Los Grandes and Keyd Stars.
MIBR is an organization owned by Immortals Gaming Club, mostly well known for its CS GO roster, which has brought a plethora of all-star players such as FalleN, fer, coldzera, tarik, Stewie2K, among others. The team also competes in Rainbow Six Siege in the Brazilian-based league, while also having women’s rosters for both VALORANT and CS GO.
Sadly for NiP, the outcome must be rather disappointing considering that the organization decided to switch its VALORANT division totally from EMEA to the Brazil region in 2021, then lost to LOUD in two different Brazil Challengers finals, and barely were not able to attend VCT Champions.
The currently reported list of teams for the Americas section is Cloud9, Sentinels, NRG, KRÜ, Leviatán, LOUD, FURIA, and MIBR. With two additional spots remaining.
The Latin American teams for the Americas league for VCT 2023 are reported to be both KRÜ Esports and Leviatán, according to several journalists within the region.
Being one of the most consistent top finishing teams in LATAM Challengers competitions through 2021 and 2022, KRÜ Esports has the achievement and bragging rights of being the only competitive VALORANT team in the world to have attended in all six international VCT events, including both VCT Champions tournaments.
As a team, KRÜ is based in Argentina and was created in 2020 by legendary Argentine football star Sergio Agüero. KRÜ fell short of the playoffs stage at VCT Champions 2022 and was demolished by Leviatán, who later fell to reigning Masters Copenhagen champions.
The KRÜ and Leviatán lineups will not have to travel very far for their first battle of the VCT 2023 season, as a 30-team tournament in São Paulo, Brazil will feature all partnered teams from the three VCT global leagues, starting in February 2023 and supposedly lasting for three weeks.
Make sure to stay tuned in as we’ll be covering all the roster transfers and sharing our esports picks with you once the new season begins!