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KRU Esports vs FURIA Esports Tips & Odds – VCT 2024 Americas Stage 1

07 Apr 2024
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Tit Krajnik 07 Apr 2024
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  • KRU Esports vs FURIA Esports Valorant esports betting picks for Monday, April 8, 2024, in the first week of VCT 2024 Americas Stage 1 (14:00 PDT)
  • KRU Esports are priced as favourites
  • Neither team performed well in VCT 2024: Americas Kickoff
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KRU Esports vs FURIA Esports Predictions


KRU Esports and FURIA Esports will lock horns on Monday, April 8, in the first week of VCT 2024 Americas Stage 1. It'll mark their second meeting of the season and the first since November when KRU Esports defeated FURIA.
  • KRU Esports vs FURIA Esports Predictions
  • Head to Head
  • KRU Esports Form
  • KRU Esports Squad & Team News
  • FURIA Esports Form
  • FURIA Esports Squad & Team News

Valorant bookmakers have KRU Esports priced as 1.57 favourites to defeat FURIA Esports, who enter the match as 2.25 underdogs. However, both teams failed to achieve much earlier this season, and they both made roster changes before VCT 2024 Americas Stage 1, so it's tough to favour one team over the other.

  • FURIA Esports replaced one player last month
  • KRU Esports signed a new player and appointed a new in-game leader
  • The teams have yet to meet with their current rosters

Head to Head


KRU Esports defeated FURIA Esports in November, but that was before the roster changes.

  • KRU Esports 2-0 FURIA Esports – November 11, 2023

KRU Esports Form


KRU Esports enter VCT 2024 Americas Stage 1 as one of the weakest teams in the league. The Argentinian squad weren't great in the 2023 season and while KRU made roster changes before the 2024 Valorant esports season, they didn't show much in February.

KRU Esports started the season with a seventh-ninth-place finish at VCT 2024: Americas Kickoff, where they lost both of the series played against G2 Esports (1-2 and 0-2). Losing against G2 Esports is far from concerning, especially since KRU Esports played two fairly close series.

On the other side, it's impossible to properly evaluate the team's strength based on just two games played.

KRU Esports Squad & Team News


On March 25, KRU Esports announced Olavo "heat" Marcelo as the newest member.

  • Olavo "heat" Marcelo
  • Nicolás "Klaus" Ferrari
  • Marco "Melser" Machuca
  • Angelo "keznit" Mori
  • Fabian "Shyy" Usnayo

FURIA Esports Form


FURIA Esports were pretty competitive in the 2023 season, and while they've not won a single tournament outside of Multiplatform Esports Game 2023 they had shown some promise in domestic events. Still, FURIA Esports decided to replace a good chunk of the roster before the 2024 season and announced another change in March, with the addition of a new in-game leader, Agustin "Nozwerr" Ibarra.

The changes followed an abysmal performance in VCT 2024 Americas Kickoff, where FURIA Esports lost against NRG and MIBR, ending the tournament in last place. In their defence, NRG and MIBR are both very strong and it's also not fair to make any conclusions based on two games played.

FURIA Esports Squad & Team News


FURIA Esports signed Agustin "Nozwerr" Ibarra as a replacement for Felipe "liazzi" Galiazzi in March.

  • Agustin "Nozwerr" Ibarra
  • Khalil "Khalil" Schmidt
  • Leonardo "mwzera" Serrati
  • Ilan "havoc" Eloy
  • Vitor "kon4n" Hugo

Verdict

KRU Esports and FURIA Esports are two teams that are most likely not to reach the playoffs since they don't have the talent of other top contenders in their respective groups. They might pick up an upset win or two, but to be fair, KRU and FURIA belong in the "underdogs" basket in the VCT 2024 Americas.

And even comparing them side by side, it's tough to pick a favourite. They've both played just two games this VCT season, and both are 0-2. Some may argue that KRU Esports had a tougher schedule, but that doesn't necessarily prove that they're better than FURIA.

I'll stick with my guts and say that this will be a competitive and close game. So, while taking over 2.5 maps is a solid option, FURIA to win at 2.25 is a more inviting choice.

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