Two Brazilian teams have likely secured a partnership with Riot Games to compete in the VALORANT Americas league next year, multiple sources told Dot Esports.
LOUD and FURIA are two of the largest organizations in Brazil. LOUD was most recently crowned the winner of VALORANT Champions 2022.
LOUD managed to defeat OpTic Gaming in the grand final on Sept. 18. After being crowned the winner of Champions, LOUD walked away with $300,000 in the bank.
FURIA, on the other hand, was relatively unsuccessful at Champions following their joint-last place finish alongside XERXIA Esports, BOOM Esports, and EDward Gaming. They lost to DRX in their opening match and were eliminated by Fnatic in the lower bracket.
These two teams have been staples in Brazil. Both teams have been competing against each other but LOUD defeated FURIA in their most recent match, which took place during the first week of matches in VCT Brazil Stage Two Challengers.