KRÜ BLAZE KRÜ BLAZE Latin America South Unranked have welcomed two new players, Luisa "shyz" Minarelli and Micaela "micaela" Ferreyra, as well as analyst Beatriz "Bebesita" Hornes. The team's presence is expected in the upcoming Game Changers league in LATAM.
Both shyz and micaela have attended several tournaments in the region and even faced each other. The larger Brazil scene saw shyz' TBK Esports GC TBK Esports GC Inactive reach both VCT GC Main Events — where the team was only able to reach top six — winning Girls On Fire #2, and finishing third at Spike Ladies #3, where shyz bested micaela 2-1 in the quarterfinals.
micaela's 9z Team GC 9z Team GC Latin America South Rank #34 found less sucess, without any tournament wins to her name under the 9z banner, which she joined in the second half of the year. Even still, 9z reached the LATAM South Finals, dropping the match 3-1 to KRÜ BLAZE, who went on to represent the region at GC Champions after a 3-0 win over FiRePOWER FiRePOWER Latin America North Rank #11 in the LATAM Regional Finals.
Bebesita, KRÜ BLAZE's new analyst, has spent her entire career with the Gamelanders Purple Gamelanders Purple Inactive side. She oversaw the team's 2021 dominance as assistant coach, and their downfall in late 2022. While GL Purple finished second at the first GC event of the year, they weren't able to replicate their success in Series 2, finishing in the top six. Outside Riot's events, back-to-back Spike Ladies trophies and a win at Girl Power #5 was all the team had to their name.
KRÜ haven't confirmed their team's participation in the upcoming LATAM GC league, but the squad's attendance is still expected at the only GC competition for the region in 2023. Two teams will be selected via two qualifiers: a 32-team double-elimination qualifier and an eight-team double-elimination closed qualifier. The remaining four teams in the six-team league will be invited based on their 2022 performance and their current organization, a category KRÜ BLAZE should fall into given the organization's partnered status.