May is coming to a close soon, but that didn't stop the rest of the Valorant world from creating new headlines. Here's what you might have missed this past week.
This week's edition covers news from May 21 - May 27.
- Read more: News Almost Missed May 20
- Joshua "m1cks" Micks has joined Cloud9 Cloud9 North America Rank #2 Xeppaa Erick Bach leaf Nathan Orf Zellsis Jordan Montemurro runi Dylan Cade jakee Jake Anderson as an assistant coach. He was previously a part of Cloud9's CS:GO team in 2020 and 2021 as an analyst and assistant coach.
- After being on Evil Geniuses Evil Geniuses North America Rank #7 Boostio Kelden Pupello ScrewFace Kyle Jensen Demon1 Max Mazanov Ethan Ethan Arnold BcJ Brendan Jensen C0M Corbin Lee Apoth Vincent Le Reformed Jeffrey Lu jawgemo Alexander Mor ' bench as a restricted free agent since the end of March, Mike "pho" Panza has been officially released from the team.
- Former Complexity Complexity Inactive RetrQ Alex Kadan trial Governor Peter No truo Robert Pham jcrueL Joel Cruel agM Michael Abood player Sky "scourge" Kages has announced his departure from the team.
- Colin "Precision" O'Neill has departed the roster of TSM Academy TSM Academy Inactive
- Wygers have signed Underdogs Gaming Female Underdogs Gaming Female Inactive Paradise Anaprz9 Ana Pérez DeklineDrop Natalia Fernandez Visnetaa Apagam . The team will compete in Game Changers EMEA as Wygers Titania.
- / KOI KOI Europe Rank #176 starxo Patryk Kopczynski koldamenta Jose Luis Aranguren sheydos Bogdan Naumov trexx Nikita Cherednichenko Wolfen Berkant Joshkun have benched Gabriel "starkk" Marques and acquired Alberto "neptuNo" González from ZETA Gaming ZETA Gaming Europe Rank #75 bbreakG José Antonio Fernández maniek Jakub Mańkowski Buld Michał Sokal Saiz Daniel Ruiz krysyS Tomás Molina to round out their starting roster.
- FUT Female FUT Female Europe Rank #64 Lyda İlayda Güzeldere dati Damla Atila Julis Açelya Özgen River Irmak Peküz Liyan have disbanded following their victory in Rebels #2.
- Galatasaray Esports Galatasaray Esports Europe Rank #73 Baransel Baransel Nasırcan Padisah Onur Dönmez MerSa Mert Saatcı Docent Kadri Vatandaş Touven Can Eryıldız DeadInk Utku Onur Aydin have benched Mert "froz" Çolak and brought in former Surreal Esports Surreal Esports Inactive Rosé Eren Erzan VenTT Emre Bozkurt vittoria macRue Arda Yıldız Crewen Ali Eren Sargin player Masic to complete their roster.
- Yasmin "hannabacon" Goetten has announced that she is no longer a part of Stars Horizon Venus Stars Horizon Venus Inactive Larischz Lara Gilardoni Mel Melissa Souza isa1 Isabele Glym sayuri Camila Obam mittens Diana Trevisan after being benched from the team in mid-March.
- / Rise Gaming Rise Gaming Inactive luqz Lucas Dias Tak1 Vitor Tak Luskka Lucas Rentechen have announced their full roster, featuring new additions PxS , Vitor "Tak1" Tak, and coach Gabriel "GBR" Martins
- BLEED BLEED Asia-Pacific Rank #2 sScary Nutchapon Matarat Deryeon Derrick Yee Juicy Tyler James Aeria nephh Marcus Tan crazyguy Ngô Công Anh have welcomed Jorell "Retla" Teo to their team as a substitute player.
Results & Standings
- Knights Circuit Monthly #2 Winner: Built By Gamers Academy Built By Gamers Academy Inactive BlackHeart Hasan Hammad monSi Ludovic Lefebvre khanartist Nabil Khan FireBallOps Cameron Tomaselli | runner-up: Lenny Time Lenny Time Inactive renz Austin Dickman MOCKING furbsa Hunter Mcmillan Shawn12590 Shawn O'Riley curry Rahul Nemani
- NSG Summer Championship Open 7 Winner: DNADIFF DNADIFF Inactive Neon Austin Hedge Add3r Jack Hayashi Aiko James Sandberg Nick Nicholas Sahawneh | runner-up: Oxygen Academy Oxygen Academy Inactive Rustun Rustun Lusk Verno Andrew Maust Welshy Liam Newhouse
- Campeonato de Elite Cup Stage 1 Winner: RESET RESET Inactive Akira Rui Barbosa k0mpa Carlos Nunes furyan Afonso de Sousa nasK Diogo Barros silenttt Nuno Rodrigues | runner-up: Arroz Arroz Inactive Zino Paulo Figueiredo Bati Miguel Batista DaviH David Cruz tomaszy Tomás Machado VTaguT Rui Ribeiro
- Project V A1 eSports VALORANT Cup remaining teams: Dortmund Esports Dortmund Esports Europe Rank #229 , Unicorns of Love Unicorns of Love Europe Rank #54 eleo Leonard Kulish shy canefis James Barry Luc1d Kenny Gauthier Kühlmann Treelover Philipp Urban , Sissi State Punks Sissi State Punks Europe Rank #39 GunnyX KovaQ Blendi Kovaci vaLi Yordi van den Meijdenberg MARKEZZ Markes Fentz UNCAGED Adrian Mincan , CGN Youngstars CGN Youngstars Inactive
- Rebels #2 Winner: FUT Female FUT Female Europe Rank #64 Lyda İlayda Güzeldere dati Damla Atila Julis Açelya Özgen River Irmak Peküz Liyan | runner-up: Papara SuperMassive Female Papara SuperMassive Female Inactive Julis Açelya Özgen schnellÆ Ayşe Ergül
- Oceania Tour Stage 2 Regional Playoffs Winner: ORDER ORDER Inactive WRONSKI Michael Wronski rDeeW Riley Wilkinson Texta Matthew O’Rourke disk0 Cameron Mac Maple Elvin Sun | runner-up: BOBO BOBO Inactive Nozz Noah McClafferty Dragon Nicholas Aleksandrovsky Yifang Yifang Chen Crunchy Ethan Laker pl1xx Chris Li
- XP Valorant Open Series Winner: REIGN REIGN Inactive MaiShiu Matthew Wu xsus Raymond Wang Minimise Jackson White WAT Lewis Watson M1kE Michael Smith | runner-up: Funcrew Funcrew Oceania Rank #3 skrawl Justin Lanzon punda Lachlan Bamford M1kE Michael Smith eezy Steven Tran norsin Norsin Yawanis Fweshest Christian Bartolillo
Other News & Rumors
- A report from Dot Esports reporter George Geddes has revealed more information about Valorant esports in 2023. The major points include a stipend that will be "in the six-figures" for teams that end up partnering with Riot and an estimated 8-10 teams that will be directly invited to the Americas league consisting of North America, Latin America, and Brazil. One source mentioned that a similar number of teams would be invited for the European and Asian leagues, consisting of teams from Europe, Russia, Turkey, and MENA, and Southeast Asia, Japan, Korea, South Asia, and Oceania respectively.