VCT group stage competition is heating up, and with it came a new wave of headlines. Here's what you might have missed this past week in Valorant news.
This week's edition covers news from May 7 - May 13.
- Read more: News Almost Missed May 6
- After joining OpTic Gaming OpTic Gaming Inactive for their Masters: Reykjavik championship run, Jovanni "Jovi" Vera has officially joined the team as an analyst.
- CLG Red CLG Red North America Rank #7 itnothan Han Nguyen emluo mle Emily Peters athxna Mirna Noureldin dodonut Karnthida Chaisrakeo have parted ways with April "bungee" Haight.
- / PUGSTARS PUGSTARS Inactive DENYA Denis Kosogov intox Liam Wilson AntoL Anthony Lariviere have said goodbye to Kaloyan "iKoniK" Iliev and Kaden "Scrounge" James this past week, leaving the roster with two vacancies.
- / VIRTUOSO VIRTUOSO Inactive King Aiden King Eley Zach Stauffer DBK Dylan Bazic-Kulangiev Blahst Nathan Brand snxper Louis Lama have made Jadin "Menace" Wagner an official member of their team.
- / After over a year with the organization, T1 T1 Korea Rank #12 iNTRO Kang Seung-gyun (강승균) xeta Son Seon-ho (손선호) Sayaplayer Ha Jeong-woo (하정우) ban Joseph Seungmin Oh Munchkin Byeon Sang-beom (변상범) Carpe Lee Jae-hyeok (이재혁) have released head coach David "dd8" Denis. His departure leaves Dakota "Stunner" MacLeod as the team's only coach.
- HEET HEET Inactive Kinguyen Nguyen Thach memset Laurent Werly b2kk Sofian Delimi Monstrum Jake Byrne waddle Wadir Taraki have rounded out their roster with Adam "ec1s" Eccles.
- / Anorthosis Famagusta Esports Anorthosis Famagusta Esports Europe Rank #101 KhA George Kostalas TheoW Theodoros Kasiolas eXampL Stavros Zazanis have revealed their full roster, featuring new additions Ben "benzki" Price, Tereshchenko "FacePalm" Artyom, and Renátó "bzt" Bárányos.
- Sector One Sector One Inactive Alyx Alex Morrow poegii Yenthe Segers q Liam Hoek dash Pieter-Jan De Decker MaximN Maxim Nonglaire have announced the final three members of their roster: saiko , Diogo "OLIZERA" Oliveira, and Mateja "qpert" Mijovic.
- / KPI Gaming KPI Gaming Europe Rank #73 jonba Jon Baraiazarra kyrrz Álvaro Reyes shhhack Peter Belej B1SK Vitaliy Emelyanov Insider Artem Puzanov added Jon "jonba" Baraiazarra, Álvaro "kyrrz" Reyes, and Peter "shhhack" Belej to their roster prior to the start of the regular season of the Spanish Regional League.
- / Team Vitality Team Vitality Europe Rank #3 MOLSI Michał Łącki Destrian Tomas Linikas Twisten Karel Ašenbrener BONECOLD Santeri Sassi ceNder Jokūbas Labutis have announced that after an investigation with Riot Games, substitute player RushManga has had his contract with the organization terminated, and YoZeii will be joining the team as a substitute player in his place.
- TENSTAR TENSTAR Inactive Buld Michał Sokal kacpi Kacper Wolski maniek Jakub Mańkowski Stix Wojciech Chamielec have announced an all-Polish roster for the second East Regional League stage.
- / Alliance Alliance Inactive have revealed a new, all-Danish roster. Additionally, Julie "Pinkalie" Lim and Dana "Danah" Al-Madhoun have departed Alliance Coven Alliance Coven Europe Rank #16 Joliinaa Tina Agéli 6sonya Maria Istrate speedowka Weronika Dabrowska , the team's Game Changers roster.
- / CGN Esports CGN Esports Europe Rank #22 elllement Dragan Milanović azury Luca Sammer BennY Benjamin Domgörgen Shazeon Rene Cappel starki Krzysztof Lewandrowski have rounded out their roster with Krzysztof "starki" Lewandrowski.
- Pelin "bitterzie" Avşar has announced that she is no longer a part of BBL Queens BBL Queens Europe Unranked Vania Aleyna Keskin eva Nur Çakır alkyia Azra Erin , and is looking for a new team as a free agent.
- FUSION FUSION Latin America North Rank #1 theory Daniel Esteban Albadan Cardozo Virtyy Leandro Moreno Mited Luis Gutierrez edu Darker Sebastián Castro Cicuamia Dcop Carlo Delsol have unveiled Juanes "sickLy" Valencia as their new head coach alongside the team's full line of staff members.
- / Juan "grizzly4real" Maggi has been revealed as the new head coach of Optix Optix Latin America South Rank #4 badzw Lukas Rivera ganter Bastian Eduardo Reinoso D1E Diego Contreras Tio Carlos Swing GioRuu Giovani Cristobal Lainati Ruz .
- / Alter Ego Alter Ego Asia-Pacific Rank #14 natzlorant Jonathan Adiputra Nakya Alehandro Fabian Simanjorang adrnking Adrian Setiawan Gemma Bryan Carlos Setiawan deLb Delbert Tanoto have announced former Cloud9 Korea Cloud9 Korea Inactive Bazzi Park Jun-ki (박준기) Munchkin Byeon Sang-beom (변상범) BuZz Yu Byung-chul (유병철) Hate Lee Ye-hun (이예훈) xeta Son Seon-ho (손선호) player Kang "Try" Tae-wook (강태욱) as the team's new coach.
- // FENNEL FENNEL Japan Rank #3 CLZ JoXJo Cho Byung-yeon (조병연) SyouTa Xdll Yuto Mizomori hiroronn Hiroki Yanai have parted ways with Lee "envy" Kang-jae (이강재) and Hiromichi "mittiii" Urahigashi and have added Kaminari , Tonbo , JinboongE , and Johnta to their team as players and coach respectively.
- Crazy Raccoon Crazy Raccoon Japan Rank #2 popogachi Souta Morita Meiy Ibuki Seki Medusa An Min-cheol makiba Miyamoto Akatsuki neth Yusuke Matsuda have welcomed Hiroto "rion" Tateno back to the team's active roster. He was previously moved to a content creation role for the team in June 2021.
- / BLUE BEES.ESP BLUE BEES.ESP Japan Rank #10 YAYA SID Rico DenO DAVINCI have parted ways with Shotaro "Zerost" Ikeda, Vladislav "Simons" Mineev, and Ilya "something" Petrov and welcomed TORANECO and Jemkin and their replacements.
- / Inactive have revealed their full roster, featuring new additions Vici , Shotaro "Zerost" Ikeda, and Ilya "something" Petrov.
- / Andi "Sleepy" Andana Bangsawan has joined Velocity Gaming Velocity Gaming Asia-Pacific Rank #8 hellff Sagnik Roy DEATHMAKER Debanjan Das Excali Karan Mhaswadkar doma Domagoj Fancev ec1s Adam Eccles as the team's consultant.
- / Galaxy Esports Galaxy Esports Inactive have announced Bayu "Folkslore" Dwi as the team's new head coach.
- / Avium Esports Avium Esports Inactive Meltings Joshua Lim daynos Jia Kyn Au Aanszo Miguel Ignacio alfin Alvin Ong Haise Brandon Loh have signed the roster of OG Brudders OG Brudders Inactive daynos Jia Kyn Au Haise Brandon Loh alfin Alvin Ong Riza Sirajul Azrie Bin Sirajul Adly Aanszo Miguel Ignacio .
- X10 Esports X10 Esports Asia-Pacific Rank #17 Chrysania Ian Chin Yu Zhe FANE Donovan Chia Vera Rodman Yap Tempz Pierre Heng Egoist Javier Chua have revealed Aowha as the final member of their roster for VCT Thailand Stage 2.
- / After over a year with the organization, Shakir "hikkA" Razak has departed Enigma Gaming Enigma Gaming Asia-Pacific Rank #21 Divine Yeoh Chun Ting FREY Ingram Tan STYRON Tidus Goh Xan and entered free agency.
- / Bonkers Bonkers Inactive SWERL Ali Kobraee punda Lachlan Bamford Ciko Ben Easterbrook Minimise Jackson White WAT Lewis Watson M1kE Michael Smith coach Abhishek "GodspeedxD" Bajaj has announced that he is in search of a new team.
- / After playing with Built By Gamers Academy Built By Gamers Academy Inactive BlackHeart Hasan Hammad monSi Ludovic Lefebvre khanartist Nabil Khan FireBallOps Cameron Tomaselli as a trial throughout the qualifiers of Stage 2 Challengers North America, Edmon "snirot" Ghanem has announced that he is in search of a new team as a free agent.
- // NASR Esports NASR Esports MENA Rank #3 sibeastw0w Anton Govorukhin Avez Hazem Khaled A1mly Ameen Dibis cactuzio Youssef Ait Amghar chrollo Omar Hussein Mickebwoy Mikołaj Chojnacki have announced their full roster, featuring new additions Youssef "cactuzio" Ait Amghar, Saif "Nerf" Ahmad Alsayed, and Anton "sibeastw0w" Govorukhin. Additionally, Naint has joined as a coach.
- / YaLLa Esports YaLLa Esports Inactive ShawateRR Mohammad Yousef Near Fahad Salem Kitkat Mohamed Alnuaimi B4HA Baha Mohamad Oqap ISSAA Issa Murad VIPP33R Omar Adwan have welcomed two new members to their team: Saleh "xelouz" Abdulaziz and Issa "ISSAA" Murad, who recently departed competitive CS:GO.
- Former XPLDZ XPLDZ Inactive player Amr "fr0st" Mohamed has announced that he has been released from the organization and is now a free agent.
Results & Standings
- Knights Circuit Weekly #2 winner: Oxygen Academy Oxygen Academy Inactive Rustun Rustun Lusk Verno Andrew Maust Welshy Liam Newhouse | runner-up: NYFU NYFU Inactive Oderus Chad Miller YaBoiDre Diondre Bond ShoT_UP Andrew Orlowski neptune Jason Tran JSUNG Jason Sung
- NSG Summer Championship 2022 Open 5 winner: Cosmic Divide Cosmic Divide Inactive ChurmZ Corey Koch Kushay Tyler Donghyuk Jang tokyo Sebastien Lima | runner-up: ONi ONi Inactive shen kaz Dubbin Emre Eldelek Dinxx
- PLAYER1 SERIES: Hera #3 remaining teams: ODDIK Bright ODDIK Bright Brazil Rank #20 m4ndzin gabee mindle Elaine Takahashi gabiTê Aninha Ana Luiza Martinho , Valhalla Valhalla Brazil Unranked liv Ayumi mari mel Enderzinha Heloisa Israel , MIBR Female MIBR Female Brazil Rank #35 biazik Beatriz Begnossi Daniops Daniela Cristini drn Paola Caroline isa1 Isabele Glym nat1 Natalia Meneses , Reliks Reliks Inactive Dudis Mands carols isafx Isadora Freitas
- Protocolo: Gêneses 2022 Open Qualifier 3 winner: Team Liquid Brazil Team Liquid Brazil Brazil Unranked Bizerra Vitoria Vieira Joojina Letícia Paiva isaa Isabeli Esser daiki Natalia Vilela bstrdd Paula Naguil | runner-up: TBK Esports GC TBK Esports GC Inactive shyz Luisa Minarelli Daniops Daniela Cristini Bizerra Vitoria Vieira gabee
- Game Changers APAC Open 3 playoffs winner: Alter Ego Celeste Alter Ego Celeste Inactive Alluka Tiara Bonilla Pleno Eisberg July Kusuma enerii Odella Abraham Ayumiii Nurul Aini nabbsky Nabila Sulthana | runner-up: X10 Sapphire X10 Sapphire Inactive Poly Patcharapron Sanitchai JinNy Sarindhorn Wanothayarnchai Muffyn Chalita Buathong Trk Pornlapat Wittayanan alyssa Annitta Peerwantanagul
- The Esports Club Challengers Series playoffs winner: Velocity Gaming Velocity Gaming Asia-Pacific Rank #8 hellff Sagnik Roy DEATHMAKER Debanjan Das Excali Karan Mhaswadkar doma Domagoj Fancev ec1s Adam Eccles | runner-up: Revenant Esports Revenant Esports Inactive Paradox Kasif Sayyed JoshS Joshua Miles Santos Ching Enrico Perez rite2ace Tejas Sawant 1TaPGoD Sahil Duble blackhawk Shailesh Dalvi
- LPL Summer Cup Legends 2022 playoffs winner: HONEY BADGERS HONEY BADGERS Inactive Noobster xue Jesse Tang MirzAA Kiyan M-Basari JELLYD Angelo Diaz Maple Elvin Sun | runner-up: BOBO BOBO Inactive Nozz Noah McClafferty DRAGON Nicholas Aleksandrovsky Yifang Yifang Chen Crunchy Ethan Laker pl1xx Chris Li
- Safe Mode Season 4 winner: Team RA'AD Team RA'AD MENA Rank #1 Depyro Nour Sherif Shniider Yousef Osama Sand Mark Emad falltw Alexandr Chernukhin neveR phaze Karim Fouad | runner-up: XPLDZ XPLDZ Inactive
Other News & Rumors
- Two LANs are taking place this weekend in the United States: One in Brooklyn, New York hosted by NYXL and another in Fullerton, California by Nerd Street.