All eyes might be on the VCT playoffs around the world, but the Valorant world still continued to produce new headlines nonetheless. Here's what you might have missed this past week.
This week's edition covers news from June 11 - June 17.
- Read more: News Almost Missed June 10
- Daniel "Danimal" Booth stepped down from the head coaching position at Soniqs Soniqs North America Rank #14 earlier this week. Just yesterday, he was announced as the new head coach of XSET Female XSET Female North America Rank #0 , who saw the departure of former head coach Daniel "Ducky" Duong the day prior, on the 15th.
- Acend signed the roster of UNtapped UNtapped Inactive as their Game Changers team. The squad will compete in Game Changers EMEA as Acend Rising Acend Rising Europe Rank # .
- Rebels Gaming Rebels Gaming Europe Rank # added former Arroz Arroz Europe Rank # member tomaszy to their team.
- / Alliance Coven Alliance Coven Europe Rank # rounded out their roster with Tina "Joliinaa" Agéli and Ece "Kuripuuya" Selin Balıkdere.
- Caner "CyderX" Demir recently revealed that he had terminated his contract with SuperMassive Blaze SuperMassive Blaze Europe Rank #12 , and that he is now in search of new opportunities as a free agent.
- // 9z Team signed the roster of SUBANSE A LA CHAMBETA SUBANSE A LA CHAMBETA Inactive . The squad will compete in Game Changers LATAM as 9z Team Fem 9z Team Fem Latin America South Rank # .
- Ivy joined FiRePOWER FiRePOWER Latin America North Rank # , increasing the team's player count to six.
- Felipe "skye" Skye Lim revealed that he has departed No Namers No Namers Asia-Pacific Rank # after being with the roster's core since February, when they competed under the Galaxy Esports Galaxy Esports Inactive banner.
- / Chloe "Chloettw" Wong departed Nigma Galaxy Female Nigma Galaxy Female Asia-Pacific Rank #0 and joined Orangutan Female Orangutan Female Asia-Pacific Rank # to round out their roster.
- Kiran "Rossi" Rossi announced his retirement from competition earlier this week. He was previously a member of Medal Esports Medal Esports Asia-Pacific Rank # .
- Revenant Esports Revenant Esports Asia-Pacific Rank # welcomed Shailesh "blackhawk" Dalvi and Kasif "Paradox" Sayyed to their team.
- / CrYsTaL revealed that he had benched himself from the active roster of MLC Esports MLC Esports MENA Rank # .
- / Jalal "kelevra" Mohammed Ghazi revealed that he had terminated his contract with NASR Esports NASR Esports MENA Rank #5 . The day after, he announced that he would be pausing his activities as a player and transitioning to a coach/analyst role, and that he would be looking for a new team to join.
- / Mikhail "Willow" Ryabov announced that he is in search of a new team. He was previously the coach of Piercer Esports Piercer Esports Inactive .
- Former Team RA'AD Team RA'AD MENA Rank #2 player Zyad "zyad" Mohamed announced that he is looking for new opportunities as a free agent.
Results & Standings
- NSG Summer Championship Open 10 winner: Built By Gamers Academy Built By Gamers Academy North America Rank #48 | runner-up: YFP Gaming YFP Gaming Inactive
- Sakura Cup #7 winner: Native Gaming White Native Gaming White North America Rank # | runner-up: Misfits Black Misfits Black North America Rank #
- Jack Link's Wild Side Rumble winner: Steam Tseal Steam Tseal Inactive | runner-up:
- NSG Summer Championship Georgetown LAN winner: TAMU Maroon TAMU Maroon North America Rank #0 | runner-up: we live here btw we live here btw Inactive
- VRL Spain Playoffs qualified teams: Arctic Arctic Europe Rank #0 , UCAM Tokiers UCAM Tokiers Europe Rank #39 , Rebels Gaming Rebels Gaming Europe Rank # , Movistar Riders Movistar Riders Europe Rank #35 , Case Esports Case Esports Europe Rank #72 , Giants Gaming Giants Gaming Europe Rank #4
- Circuito Tormenta Season 2 playoffs qualified teams: KPI Gaming KPI Gaming Europe Rank #36 , BISONS ECLUB BISONS ECLUB Europe Rank # , ZETA Gaming ZETA Gaming Europe Rank # , Team Galaga Team Galaga Europe Rank #181
- Agents Series 2022 Split 1 playoffs winner: Yutoru Yutoru Europe Rank # | runner-up: Mkers Mkers Europe Rank #
- Rebels #3 remaining teams: FUT JEFF FUT JEFF Europe Rank #0 , Supermassive Blaze Female Supermassive Blaze Female Europe Rank #0 , Sangal Esports Female Sangal Esports Female Europe Rank #
- Stage 2 Challengers Brazil playoffs qualified teams: MIBR MIBR Brazil Rank # , Los Grandes Los Grandes Brazil Rank # , FURIA FURIA Brazil Rank #2 , Keyd Stars Keyd Stars Brazil Rank #1 , LOUD LOUD Brazil Rank # , Ninjas In Pyjamas Ninjas In Pyjamas Brazil Rank #
- / Stage 2 Challengers LATAM Playoffs qualified teams (LATAM South): KRÜ Esports KRÜ Esports Latin America South Rank #1 , Leviatán Leviatán Latin America South Rank #18
- Game Changers LATAM North Open 3 remaining teams: FiRePOWER FiRePOWER Latin America North Rank # , Skull Cracker Fem Skull Cracker Fem Latin America Rank # , Akave Girls Akave Girls Latin America North Rank # , Deportivo Cali Esports Deportivo Cali Esports Latin America North Rank #
- Stage 2 Challengers Korea playoffs qualified teams: World Game Star World Game Star Korea Rank #5 , Maru Gaming Maru Gaming Korea Rank # , DAMWON Gaming DAMWON Gaming Korea Rank #3 , SPEAR GAMING SPEAR GAMING Korea Rank #0 , DRX DRX Korea Rank # , On Sla2ers On Sla2ers Korea Rank #
- Stage 2 Challengers Japan playoffs remaining teams: NORTHEPTION NORTHEPTION Japan Rank #8 , ZETA DIVISION ZETA DIVISION Japan Rank #2 , Crazy Raccoon Crazy Raccoon Japan Rank #3
- Pizza Hut Champions Cup remaining teams: Team Falcons Team Falcons MENA Rank # , Team Rapid Team Rapid MENA Rank # , vSlash Esports vSlash Esports MENA Rank # , YaLLa Esports YaLLa Esports MENA Rank #3
Other News & Rumors
- According to a report from Dot Esports reporter George Geddes, CLG are looking to field a male roster in the upcoming months. They have also reportedly applied for partnership in the franchised league, coming in 2023. The organization currently fields a North American Game Changers team in Valorant.
- A recent report from 1pv reporter neL has revealed that G2 Esports are looking to leave the European Valorant scene and join the fray in North America. This news comes after the organization applied for spots in the 2023 franchised league in both North America and Europe, with the team likely to remain in Europe should they be rejected from the North American league. Should G2 be confirmed for the North American league, they would have to drop a majority of their current squad, as a maximum of two players from outside the region will be allowed on a roster.
- ZETA Division have announced that they are looking to field a Japanese Game Changers roster for Game Changers APAC.