KRÜ struggled during the 2023 season. After failing to notch a single win during LOCK//IN and the entirety of the regular season in the Americas League, the roster looked poised to rebuild. A last minute resurgence during the Americas LCQ gave them a spark of hope, but not enough to stave off roster moves this offseason.
With the release of Juan "NagZ" Pablo Lopez and sixth man Carlos "axeddy" Alberto along with the unfortunate passing of Santiago "DaveeyS" Galvis Ruiz, KRÜ had several roster slots to fill over the offseason.
mta played under Furious Gaming Furious Gaming Latin America South Rank #9 's banner in 2023, but his team never managed to make it past the top teams in the LATAM South region. He will play initiators for KRÜ, a new experience for the young player given that he only played Jett, Raze, and Chamber in official matches last year.
Shyy rose to fame with Leviatán Leviatán Latin America South Rank #1 as a raw prospect who immediately performed on the international stage. His surprise departure was a great boon for a KRÜ team that landed a young star that can also bring experience at the highest level.
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The announcement also confirmed the retention of the previous core of Marco "Melser" Eliot Machuca Amaro, Angelo "keznit" Mori, and Nicolas "Klaus" Ferrari who will continue their roles with the team in 2024.