Esports.gg spoke with FURIA’s coach, Mazin, after the loss against KRÜ Esports. Mazin highlighted just how impactful this event will be on the Brazilian VALORANT scene, and spoke of the region’s strengths and weaknesses.

After facing Sentinels, FURIA had to battle against KRÜ Esports in a fight for survival at Champions 2021. They were unable to overcome the Latin American team and ended with a bitter defeat: 2-1. Soon after the match, esports.gg Brazil had the opportunity to talk to FURIA Mazin, the player who represented the country in the competition. Check it out:


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qck and Mazin in VALORANT Champions 2021 – Photo: VALORANT Esports

Esports.gg Brazil: We’re seeing huge support from Brazilian fans for the teams that are in the Champions. It doesn’t matter if the moment is good or bad, the fans cheer the players and give a ton of support. How does it feel to receive all this affection, even after being defeated?

FURIA Mazin: It’s been very gratifying and I’m very happy with the fans. I think this time they’re more supportive than criticizing. I believe that the teams that played in the last two VCT Masters were very criticized.

Due to everything that’s happening within the tournament, Brazilians are banding together and supporting the teams.

This is the main strength of Brazilians: they’re always giving support. Of course there are criticisms, but when it comes to giving support, I think it’s the best crowd of all.

“This is the main strength of Brazilians: they’re always giving support. Of course there are criticisms, but when it comes to giving support, I think it’s the best crowd of all. ”

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Esports.gg Brazil: FURIA has been growing a lot. You were considered an inconsistent team and grew over time, becoming stronger. This was clear during Last Chance SA, where you guaranteed the classification, and now in Champions 2021, where despite defeat, you gave a scare on one of the strongest teams in the competition. How do you see the team’s growth path throughout the year?

FURIA Mazin: I think the improvement has been huge. It was a huge evolution, I think that whoever follows FURIA since the beginning realizes the team’s strength. All the players that are on the team are excellent.

After I arrived, we changed our playstyle, tuned up a few things, did some adapting and the result came. I think that, in this Champions League, we could have played better.

We’ve come close twice on having two major victories. But FURIA’s evolution is clear. Since the beginning of the year, we have always been a very consistent team and at the end of the season we managed to get things going.

By winning the Last Chance, we secured a spot in the Champions and played some good matches. Maybe today we weren’t able to play the way we wanted, but it was a good game.

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Mazin during the match against Sentinels – Photo: VALORANT Esports

Esports.gg Brazil: Overall, Brazil was considered one of the worst regions in the Champions. However, we saw something else entirely: FURIA went toe-to-toe against Sentinels, Team Vikings did the same against Gambit and Vivo Keyd had an outstanding match against ACEND. How is it for you to see the growth in our region?

FURIA Mazin: I think Brazil has played with a lot of strength in the tournament. We fell into a very difficult group and we knew the difficulties. I think the boot camp that the three Brazilian teams did here in Europe was very good.

When only one team comes to bootcamp, it takes a little longer for the entire region to adapt. This time, we all managed to do that and therefore we had more time out here.

The result was clear, all Brazilian teams evolved a lot, tactically and technically. I still believe that Brazil will surprise a lot in this Champions League; I believe Vikings could have walked away winning (against Gambit Esports). The country has been showing good results in the tournament so far.

Esports.gg Brazil: As we’re talking about this, I would like to know more on how you see the future of the competitive scene in the region. Is there a good path for us next year?

FURIA Mazin: My thinking is this: the more teams that come here and evolve, the more content comes to the region. Now, for example, we have three very strong teams and, when we return to Brazil, we’ll have a ton of knowledge to pass on to all the other teams.

In the same way that we came here to gather information, the other Brazilian teams back home will come to us to absorb this experience. In other words, our region’s entire level will grow.

“In the same way that we came here to gather information, the other Brazilian teams back home will come to us to absorb this experience. In other words, our region’s entire level will grow.”

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Esports.gg Brazil: To finish our chat, there are rumors on social media regarding the possibility of a VCT Masters being held in Brazil. Do you believe that playing at home can bring greater motivation or even make the teams more hyped?

FURIA Mazin: Absolutely. Even more if there’s a possibility of playing a tournament near the fans. The Brazilian fans support us a lot, we are seeing this on the internet – even with all that’s happening, Brazil doesn’t stop supporting us. So, I’m sure that, if we have an event in Brazil, the team will grow even further.

Whether due to the fans or just because we would be playing at home. We, Brazilians, know our fans well and we know how excited and zealous they are, always cheering the team. If the Covid situation comes to ease and our country stabilizes, I believe that a tournament with the fans by our side can become real and, you can be sure that it will be one of the biggest event in Valorant’s history.


The Champions 2021 continues today! Team Vikings will play its decisive match against Team Secret, trying to secure a spot in the playoffs. You can check out all the competition details in our 2021 Champions Guide.

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Translated by: Giuseppe Carrino

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Lucas Bauth

Lucas Bauth, redator e analista de esports, com foco em jogos como Valorant, League of Legends e TFT. Experiência em portais como Globo Esporte e passagem em times de esports.