May is gone, and June is here. Nonetheless, the Valorant world continued to produce new headlines. Here's what you might have missed this past week.
This week's edition covers news from May 28 - June 3.
- Read more: News Almost Missed May 27
- Shopify Rebellion GC Shopify Rebellion GC North America Rank #2 flowerful Kayla Horton KP Erika Lytle sonder Diana Zhang Lorri Lorrian Elad have rounded out their roster with Benita "bENITA" Novshadian.
- Native Gaming have signed the roster of Native Gaming Native Gaming Inactive reltuC Stephen Cutler . The roster consists of Shawn "witmer" Taylor, Paul "ADRENALINE" Baker, BearZ , Stephen "Huston" Huston, and Stephen "reltuC" Cutler.
- Mitchell "Zoestol" Keaton has joined PUGSTARS PUGSTARS Inactive DENYA Denis Kosogov intox Liam Wilson AntoL Anthony Lariviere as their fourth player.
- / Matthew "WeDid" Suchan has announced that he is taking a temporary break from competition. His departure leaves Skwirel Warriers Skwirel Warriers Inactive Pa1nt Amarri Peak Nurfed James McFadden BearZ Peyton Miller ethos Alan Ruan ALEKSANDAR Aleksandar Hinojosa one player short of a full roster.
- / Late last week, BISONS ECLUB BISONS ECLUB Inactive krysyS Tomás Molina meisoN Juan Carlos Chacón xikii Victor Garcia said goodbye to Sergio "hastack" Fernández Martínez. A few days later, the organization announced that former Team Majesty Team Majesty MENA Rank #27 wLn Ahmed Shata Anoxai Anton Sobolev Fyco Swayy Alexey Lyapin player Hamada "aeiden" Adnan would be rounding out the team's roster.
- TENSTAR Nova TENSTAR Nova Inactive Cla Clara Rossi Sliicyy Lucy Tran Kim Sophia Benfakir Nelo Mathilde Beltoise have bid farewell to Asma "LiriLia" Boughida in the first roster change for the squad in nearly four months.
- / Wave Esports Wave Esports Inactive SimonD4rk Alexandr Skovbel Click Haydem Ali Saiz Daniel Ruiz coach Sam "Forrest" Forrest has revealed that he has departed the organization.
- / ZETA Gaming ZETA Gaming Europe Rank #75 bbreakG José Antonio Fernández maniek Jakub Mańkowski Buld Michał Sokal Saiz Daniel Ruiz krysyS Tomás Molina have rounded out their roster with Rasmus "ralle" Berggren.
- / UCAM Tokiers UCAM Tokiers Europe Rank #30 YuNo Eloy García Burgueño iDex Sammy Van de Weghe Flickless Karel Maeckelbergh Famsii Ramses Koivukangas Quick Fabián Pereira have parted ways with Alexandre "Phatt" Silva and brought in former Anonymo Esports Anonymo Esports Europe Rank #20 belmonte Kacper Mordak xuss Tselmeg Tsolmon Stix Wojciech Chamielec grubinho Grzegorz Ryczko Katu Kacper Twórz player Adam "adm1k" Siemieniec as the team's new fifth.
- After being benched by 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 last week, Mert "froz" Çolak has been officially released from the organization and entered free agency.
- / Team Vikings Team Vikings Inactive Veroneze Vinícius Ribeiro Ds Daniel Silva swag João Neto pollo Julio Silva have benched their entire roster.
- After being benched by Liberty Liberty Brazil Rank #32 guuih Guilherme Mariano pepa Matheus Colleto duhT Eduardo Teixeira Zanatsu Carlos Eduardo tockers Gabriel Claumann in March, Lucas "glym" Glym has revealed that he is now a free agent and looking for new opportunities.
- Leviatán Leviatán Latin America South Rank #1 Tacolilla Vicente Compagnon kiNgg Francisco Aravena nzr Agustin Ibarra Mazino Roberto Rivas Shyy Fabian Usnayo have benched Matías "vaiZ" Barría and promoted Fabian "Shyy" Usnayo to the team's main roster from their academy team.
- / Inactive have parted ways with Xiaonuo , leaving the team with four active members.
- All members of Action PH Action PH Asia-Pacific Rank #35 blurred Shaun Matthew Maglasang Derek Patrick Lacson Kevzii Franz Kevin Dingal micr0 Elmer Coloma kellyS Kelly Sedillo Gadoerzz Dodj Gutierrez have left the organization and entered free agency.
- Gaimin Gladiators Gaimin Gladiators Inactive FREY Ingram Tan dzii Daven Cheong STYRON Tidus Goh nephh Marcus Tan artn Ayrton Soh have signed the roster of LaZe LaZe Inactive Divine Yeoh Chun Ting STYRON Tidus Goh dzii Daven Cheong nephh Marcus Tan Brxndon Brandon Goh following their second place finish in VCT MY/SG Stage 2 and berth to the Stage 2 APAC Challengers group stage.
- BLEED eSports have unveiled their academy team, BLEED Academy BLEED Academy Inactive .
- Hazem "Avez" Khaled has benched himself from Team RA'AD Team RA'AD MENA Rank #1 Depyro Nour Sherif Shniider Yousef Osama Sand Mark Emad falltw Alexandr Chernukhin neveR for the next couple of months to finish his university studies.
- / NASR Esports NASR Esports MENA Rank #2 sibeastw0w Anton Govorukhin Avez Hazem Khaled A1mly Ameen Dibis cactuzio Youssef Ait Amghar chrollo Omar Hussein Mickebwoy Mikołaj Chojnacki welcomed Seddik "zodiac" Diani to their team as a stand-in for Saif "Nerf" Ahmad Alsayed during their final matches in the Levant and North Africa playoffs.
Results & Standings
- Game Changers Academy North America May winner: lintik kayo lintik kayo North America Rank #44 | runner-up: dart monkeys dart monkeys Inactive
- NSG Summer Championship Open 8 winner: NYFU NYFU Inactive Oderus Chad Miller YaBoiDre Diondre Bond ShoT_UP Andrew Orlowski neptune Jason Tran JSUNG Jason Sung | runner-up: Team Reckaroo Team Reckaroo Inactive Blahst Nathan Brand Tim Timothy Braun kev Kevin Pham Nanners Anderson Lutkehus eli Elias Soto
- Protocolo: Gêneses 2022 Open Qualifier 4 remaining teams: Team Liquid Brazil Team Liquid Brazil Brazil Unranked Bizerra Vitoria Vieira Joojina Letícia Paiva isaa Isabeli Esser daiki Natalia Vilela bstrdd Paula Naguil , maze e amigas maze e amigas Inactive ori Myh maze Kécia Farias bubu Bruna De Cesare napeR Camila Naper , Gamelanders Purple Gamelanders Purple Inactive , Stars Horizon Venus Stars Horizon Venus Inactive Larischz Lara Gilardoni Mel Melissa Souza isa1 Isabele Glym sayuri Camila Obam mittens Diana Trevisan , TBK Esports GC TBK Esports GC Inactive shyz Luisa Minarelli Daniops Daniela Cristini Bizerra Vitoria Vieira gabee , ODDIK Bright ODDIK Bright Brazil Rank #55 gabee mindle Elaine Takahashi gabiTê Aninha Ana Luiza Martinho , Before Before Brazil Rank #312 , MIBR Female MIBR Female Brazil Rank #36 biazik Beatriz Begnossi Daniops Daniela Cristini drn Paola Caroline isa1 Isabele Glym nat1 Natalia Meneses
- Liga Gamers Club Série A: Maio playoffs winner: Tuzzy E-Sports Tuzzy E-Sports Inactive lz Luiz Reche Zap Brenno Roberto vhz Vinicius Santana rhz pryze Luis-Henrique Viveiros | runner-up: puGG puGG Inactive ind1n Tooug Igaum Higor Barbosa Siduzord Renan Siduoski Celin
- / Kotex Torneo Femenino winner: KRÜ BLAZE KRÜ BLAZE Latin America South Rank #10 kalita Keila Nava conir Constanza Reyes romi Romina Alvarez micaela Micaela Ferreyra shyz Luisa Minarelli | runner-up: Meta Gaming Fem Meta Gaming Fem Inactive covas Nathane Queiroz Damiaton Damián Gutiérrez Anqh micaela Micaela Ferreyra Nanu reshi
- Game Changers APAC playoffs remaining teams: Alter Ego Celeste Alter Ego Celeste Inactive Alluka Tiara Bonilla Pleno Eisberg July Kusuma enerii Odella Abraham Ayumiii Nurul Aini Latera Nabila Sulthana , Nigma Galaxy Female Nigma Galaxy Female Inactive , Sovereign Sovereign Inactive Elaine ReyDawg Jazzie Skeltra Ayesha Samman , Team SMG GC Team SMG GC Asia-Pacific Rank #17 Kohaibi Abigail Kong enerii Odella Abraham Alexy Alexy Francisco shirazi Kelly Jaudian Kamiyu , Bren Esports Victress Bren Esports Victress Inactive , Thirsts Red Thirsts Red Inactive dumpling afterglow weewee Lynzr Shazana Sorfina
- VCT Stage 2 Philippines advancing teams: Team Secret Team Secret Asia-Pacific Rank #12 invy Adrian Jiggs Reyes lenne Lim You Xiang Lionel BORKUM Jim Timbreza JessieVash Jessie Cuyco DubsteP Jayvee Paguirigan Jremy Jeremy Cabrera , Oasis Gaming Oasis Gaming Asia-Pacific Rank #11 Draxii Jose Eduardo D. Jamir markyy Mark Anthony Tuling Nexi Nathaniel Cabero Georggyyy George Audrey Lachica xavi8k Xavier Juan Wild0reoo Bhreyanne Christ Reyes , Rex Regum Qeon Rex Regum Qeon Asia-Pacific Rank #24 2ge James Goopio EJAY Eroll Jule Delfin xffero David Monangin Lmemore Hagai Kristen Yesyurun Emman Emmanuel Morales fl1pzjder Saibani Rahmad
- VCT Stage 2 Indonesia advancing teams: ONIC G ONIC G Inactive , Alter Ego Alter Ego Asia-Pacific Rank #23 Nakya Alehandro Fabian Simanjorang adrnking Adrian Setiawan Gemma Bryan Carlos Setiawan deLb Delbert Tanoto Eeyore Kevin Gunawan Asteriskk Nanda Rizana , BOOM Esports BOOM Esports Asia-Pacific Rank #7 blaZek1ng Gary Dastin Cud Thomas Alfiantino Famouz Fikri Zaki Hamdani severiNe Michael Winata Shiro Hildegard Arnaldo BerserX Rizkie Adla Kusuma
- / VCT Stage 2 Malaysia & Singapore advancing teams: Paper Rex Paper Rex Asia-Pacific Rank #1 mindfreak Aaron Leonhart Jinggg Wang Jing Jie f0rsakeN Jason Susanto Benkai Benedict Tan d4v41 Khalish Rusyaidee something Ilya Petrov , Gaimin Gladiators Gaimin Gladiators Inactive FREY Ingram Tan dzii Daven Cheong STYRON Tidus Goh nephh Marcus Tan artn Ayrton Soh , BLEED BLEED Asia-Pacific Rank #2 sScary Nutchapon Matarat Deryeon Derrick Yee Juicy Tyler James Aeria nephh Marcus Tan crazyguy Ngô Công Anh
- / VCT Stage 2 Hong Kong & Taiwan advancing teams: Griffin E-Sports Griffin E-Sports Inactive Fung3 SiuFatBB YRSelect LockM sora , Ghetto Artist Ghetto Artist Asia-Pacific Rank #103 kilobb Huang Zhong-yi (黃中邑) Hukz TsunTung Ho QueenElise axiongk1ng yTao Bea2
- VCT Stage 2 Vietnam advancing teams: Fancy United Esports Fancy United Esports Asia-Pacific Rank #5 YESicaN Đinh Đình Đạt Hyzee Võ Nhựt Huy n1zzy Nguyễn Tấn Thành WUKONG Nguyễn Văn Thiện f1cio Hoàng Ngọc Sơn gin Phan Văn Gin , CERBERUS Esports CERBERUS Esports Inactive viness Nguyễn Trung Tín alyaL Hoàng Đức Hùng tinggg2k5 Dường Mạnh Thắng , Team Big BAAM Team Big BAAM Asia-Pacific Rank #32 Nhatthong2k Nguyễn Nhất Thống BMV Bùi Minh Vũ alyaL Hoàng Đức Hùng P1nA Nguyễn Nam d0rf Phạm Huỳnh Toàn Quốc ViV Hoàng Việt
- Skyesports Championship Series playoffs remaining teams: Enigma Gaming Enigma Gaming Asia-Pacific Rank #17 Divine Yeoh Chun Ting FREY Ingram Tan STYRON Tidus Goh Xan artn Ayrton Soh , Orangutan Orangutan Asia-Pacific Rank #4 LeVi Rajiv Satpute tesseract Jon Michael Piga azys Azis Nandang RvK Rishi Vijayakumar Antidote Sabyasachi Bose rawfiul Akram Virani , Global Esports Global Esports Asia-Pacific Rank #43 Bazzi Park Jun-ki (박준기) t3xture Kim Na-ra (김나라) SkRossi Ganesh Gangadhar WRONSKI Michael Wronski Lightningfast Abhirup Choudhury Monyet Cahya Nugraha AYRIN Jordan He
- VRL MENA grand final qualified teams: Team Falcons Team Falcons MENA Rank #3 alvar Khaled Abdullah OuTLaW Abdullah Sulaiman Al-Salem SpYzera Abed Doughan Moh Mohammad Bin Oti KHaaLiD Khalid Al Talib Flowy , YaLLa Esports YaLLa Esports Inactive ShawateRR Mohammad Yousef Near Fahad Salem Kitkat Mohamed Alnuaimi B4HA Baha Mohamad Oqap ISSAA Issa Murad VIPP33R Omar Adwan , Geekay Esports Geekay Esports MENA Rank #4 Kheops Anis Mokrani Winteryrook Evgeniy Lenko Shalaby Mohamed Shalaby wayLander Jan Rahkonen Shehab Shehab Hany RockeT Ahmed Mohamed , XPLDZ XPLDZ Inactive
Other News & Rumors
- / According to a report from Dot Esports reporter George Geddes, Team Liquid Team Liquid Europe Rank #1 Jamppi Elias Olkkonen nAts Ayaz Akhmetshin Sayf Saif Jibraeel Redgar Igor Vlasov soulcas Dom Sulcas are trialing former Counter-Strike player Julien "AREA" Dubois, who was VAC banned in 2013. Despite the VAC ban, AREA denies having cheated in CS:GO. Last month, former coach Connor "Sliggy" Blomfield announced that he would be stepping down from the team, leaving Jake "Bacon9" Lloyd as the team's only coaching staff.
- / Team Divinity Team Divinity Inactive kENZ Andrey Efimov ALLIN Ivan Yukin Tian Vadim Filkin Edelweiss Dmitrii Koblov Optimist George Kazmin has been disqualified from VRC East competition and will have their results stripped due to Artur "pyrolll" Minin's six-month suspension by Riot for account boosting. The team will be allowed to return to play once pyrolll has been replaced by another player eligible to play in VRC East. Since the announcement, Divinity have benched pyrolll until his suspension is over, which ends on August 11 of this year.
- Futbolist have rebranded to FUT Esports.
- / Bleed eSports founder M8 has announced that after the conclusion of Stage 2, Bleed will be hosting monthly community tournaments for the Singapore/Malaysia ecosystem so that "more organisations are inclined to sign teams in (the SG/MY) region."
- According to a report from Bo "BoDork" Hoogland, Mindfreak Mindfreak Inactive tensai Benny Phan soju Jay Jeong Dutti Sudhish Dutt Chax Chax Stipanovic are set to release their roster. The organization is in talks with other teams to sell their roster, but no parties were named as potential buyers for the squad.
- / Another report from Bo Hoogland has revealed that Renegades are exploring a re-entry into Valorant through the purchase of an Oceania team. The organization released it's previous North American roster in April.