The VALORANT Champions Tour (VCT) 2022 Stage 2 Masters tournament in Copenhagen, Denmark, is almost upon us.
As with any global esports competition, this major VALORANT tournament has the fan base excited, with tensions and expectations for the teams taking part.
For the penultimate entry of this series, let's check out the representatives from Latin America and Brazil.
As the top seed for Latin America in Masters Copenhagen, Leviatán are setting out to make a name for themselves.
Leviatán entered the VALORANT esports scene in November last year, though they couldn't immediately make a splash in the very competitive Latin American region.
However, the team managed to find their form this year. After winning the LAS Stage 1 Challengers, Leviatán had a string of second place finishes at the LATAM Stage 1 Challengers Playoffs, SA Stage 1 Challengers Playoffs, and LAS Stage 2 Challengers.
They then claimed the championship of the LATAM Stage 2 Challengers Playoffs with a 3-0 sweep over KRÜ Esports in the grand finals, which also earned them a place in Masters Copenhagen.
The upcoming tournament will be Leviatán’s first major international event and their biggest challenge yet.
But, with a Chamber player like Vicente “Tacolilla” Compagnon on the team, we’d say that Leviatán has a fair shot. As the new top dogs of Latin America, Tacolilla and his team certainly know where to hit hard.
Benjamin “adverso” Poblete
Francisco “kiNgg” Aravena
Marco Eliot “Melser” Machura Amaro
Fabian “Shyy” Usnayo
Vicente “Tacolilla” Compagnon
Despite being the only Brazilian representative in Masters Copenhagen, LOUD are very much worth the price of admission.
To date, LOUD have only lost one of its past three matches, and that’s from when the team finished in second place in Masters Reykjavik after losing to North America’s OpTiC Gaming.
Besides that, LOUD are effectively back in full form, as they didn't lose a single game en route to winning the Brazil Stage 2 Challengers and earning their spot in Masters Copenhagen.
It’s no surprise, of course, given that their roster includes the formidable Erick “aspas” Santos, who led in virtually every major category across the Brazil Stage 2 Challengers group stage and playoffs, including K/D, average combat score, average damage per round, and clutch percentage.
Aside from aspas, there’s also Felipe “Less” Basso and Gustavo “Sacy” Rossi, both of whom are no strangers to racking up kills per round.
And so, under the leadership of Matias “saadhak” Delipetro, we’re eager to see what tricks LOUD will be able to pull off as they look to avenge their past loss in Reykjavik.
Erick “aspas” Santos
Felipe “Less” Basso
Bryan “pANcada” Luna
Matias “saadhak” Delipetro
Gustavo “Sacy” Rossi
The second Latin American representative in Masters Copenhagen, KRÜ Esports, are definitely a team you should watch out for.
In their most recent showing, KRÜ Esports essentially steamrolled Ninjas in Pyjamas with a 3-0 victory to punch their ticket to Copenhagen.
After a disappointing 11th-12th place finish in Masters Reykjavik, this team are definitely hungry for redemption.
As they step towards VCT Masters Copenhagen, will they be able to keep up that fire and forge a straight path to the top of the championship? We’ll find out soon enough.
Nicolas “Klaus” Ferrari
Roberto “Mazino” Rivas
Juan Pablo “NagZ” Lopez
Joaquin “delz1k” Espinoza
Angelo “keznit” Mori
Masters Copenhagen will see 12 of the top VALORANT teams from all over the world clashing with each other from 10 to 24 July, all for the chance to reign victorious as the Copenhagen champions and claim a spot in VALORANT Champions 2022 in Istanbul come September.
For everything you need to know about Masters Copenhagen, check here.
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