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 #4 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 #27 ' bench as a restricted free agent since the end of March, Mike "pho" Panza has been officially released from the team.
- Former Complexity Complexity North America Rank #15 player Sky "scourge" Kages has announced his departure from the team.
- Colin "Precision" O'Neill has departed the roster of TSM Academy TSM Academy North America Rank #20
- Wygers have signed Underdogs Gaming Female Underdogs Gaming Female Inactive . The team will compete in Game Changers EMEA as Wygers Titania.
- / KOI KOI Europe Rank # have benched Gabriel "starkk" Marques and acquired Alberto "neptuNo" González from ZETA Gaming ZETA Gaming Europe Rank # to round out their starting roster.
- FUT JEFF FUT JEFF Europe Rank #0 have disbanded following their victory in Rebels #2.
- Galatasaray Esports Galatasaray Esports Europe Rank #0 have benched Mert "froz" Çolak and brought in former Surreal Esports Surreal Esports Inactive 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 Brazil Rank # after being benched from the team in mid-March.
- / Rise Gaming Rise Gaming Brazil Rank #11 have announced their full roster, featuring new additions PxS , Vitor "Tak1" Tak, and coach Gabriel "GBR" Martins
- BLEED BLEED Asia-Pacific Rank #10 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 North America Rank #48 | runner-up: Lenny Time Lenny Time North America Rank #42
- NSG Summer Championship Open 7 Winner: DNADIFF DNADIFF North America Rank #0 | runner-up: Oxygen Academy Oxygen Academy North America Rank #
- Campeonato de Elite Cup Stage 1 Winner: RESET RESET Europe Rank # | runner-up: Arroz Arroz Europe Rank #
- Project V A1 eSports VALORANT Cup remaining teams: Dortmund Esports Dortmund Esports Europe Rank # , Unicorns of Love Unicorns of Love Europe Rank # , Sissi State Punks Sissi State Punks Inactive , CGN Youngstars CGN Youngstars Europe Rank #
- Rebels #2 Winner: FUT JEFF FUT JEFF Europe Rank #0 | runner-up: Supermassive Blaze Female Supermassive Blaze Female Europe Rank #0
- Oceania Tour Stage 2 Regional Playoffs Winner: ORDER ORDER Oceania Rank #1 | runner-up: BOBO BOBO Oceania Rank #
- XP Valorant Open Series Winner: REIGN REIGN Oceania Rank # | runner-up: Funcrew Funcrew Oceania Rank #0
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.