The Valorant world was ablaze this past week with new headlines and the conclusion of VRL circuits. Here's what you might have missed this past week.
This week's edition covers news from July 2 - July 8.
- Read more: News Almost Missed July 1
- Team Basilisk Team Basilisk North America Rank #32 welcomed Kevin "kev" Pham to their team. They are still one player short of a full roster of five.
- PUGSTARS PUGSTARS North America Rank #0 said goodbye to Mason "Bewd" Guzman and welcomed Anthony "AntoL" Lariviere as their fourth player.
- / Following the team's win in the second stage of the Regional League DACH, Angry Titans Angry Titans Inactive bid farewell to assistant coach James "Faustus" Frye as he returns to Overwatch to coach the Paris Eternal in the Overwatch League.
- HEET HEET Europe Rank #27 officially parted ways with assistant coach Caelan "Caelan" Gokani. Additionally, Adam "ec1s" Eccles announced that he was in search of new offers while still under contract with the organization.
- Movistar Riders Movistar Riders Inactive announced the departure of five players plus head coach Lucas "LRojo" Rojo. Additionally, Victor "KPZET" Steensgaard revealed that he was exploring new options while still under contract with the organization.
- / KOVA KOVA Inactive parted ways with their entire roster.
- / FOKUS FOKUS Europe Rank # benched Ilari "iluri" Puranen and announced that they would be trialing new players for their roster.
- Nichlas "Nille" Busk announced that he had officially entered free agency and was in search of new offers. His departure from Alliance Alliance Europe Rank #20 leaves the squad one player short of a full roster.
- The entire roster of Dortmund Esports Dortmund Esports Europe Rank # announced that they were in search of new opportunities following the team's disbandment.
- Oscar "ozzy" Scott, Felix "Felix" Gerling, and Yiğithan "DeepMans" Kesici all revealed that they were in search of new opportunities while still under contract with Wave Esports Wave Esports Europe Rank #25 . The organization now has no active players.
- Sangal Esports Female Sangal Esports Female Europe Rank # rounded out their roster with Kamila "Narcius" EKİN and Sude "dociless" Sancak, with the latter transferring to the organization from Unknownpros Female Unknownpros Female Europe Rank # .
- Rinaldo "ableJ" Moda revealed that he had been benched from FURIA FURIA Brazil Rank #2 's active roster.
- Stars Horizon Stars Horizon Brazil Rank # parted ways with Pedro "pdr" Henrique.
- / Undead Gaming Fem Undead Gaming Fem Inactive said goodbye to Hinataa .
- Movistar Optix Movistar Optix Latin America South Rank #10 parted ways with Giulliano "Tuli" Pozo Massone, leaving the squad one player short of a full roster.
- // A story from last week, Daniel "Danielesflo" Sánchez, Fabian "AztKk" Iglesias, Andres "HellFull" Vallejo, Emiliano "solution" Peralta, and head coach Nicolás "Near" Gonzalez all departed FUSION FUSION Latin America North Rank # and entered free agency.
- REJECT REJECT Japan Rank #20 bid farewell to "HaReeee" and coach Yusuke "Norisen" Shima.
- DeToNator DeToNator Japan Rank #0 are down to three players following the departure of TenzouEz .
- Vince "Flash" Medado and Francis "Rabbet" Danison Buñag announced their entrance into free agency from Rex Regum Qeon Rex Regum Qeon Asia-Pacific Rank #36 .
- South Built Esports South Built Esports Asia-Pacific Rank #38 parted ways with Elmer "micr0" Coloma.
- Bigetron Arctic Bigetron Arctic Asia-Pacific Rank #25 said goodbye to Thomas "Cud" Alfiantino.
- BOOM Esports BOOM Esports Asia-Pacific Rank #15 parted ways with Muhammad "frostmind" Rafi Diandra.
- / Orangutan Orangutan Asia-Pacific Rank # announced Mathanraj "theDoctorr" Munisparan and Felipe "skye" Skye Lim as coach and analyst respectively.
- CERBERUS Esports CERBERUS Esports Asia-Pacific Rank #42 rounded out their roster with former Brave Wolves Brave Wolves Asia-Pacific Rank # members Hoàng "Layla" Đức Hùng and Dường "tinggg2k5" Mạnh Thắng.
- Team Big BAAM Team Big BAAM Inactive disbanded.
- Fancy United Esports Fancy United Esports Asia-Pacific Rank #34 parted ways with Vũ "Acerola" Thượng Toàn, Dường "Freed0m" Chí Tính, Bùi "BMV" Minh Vũ, and manager Meiko .
- Saloni "Meow16K" Pawar and Akanksha "muffinloop" Sukhramani announced their departures from Asteria Asteria Asia-Pacific Rank #0 .
Results & Standings (As of July 9)
- NSG Summer Championship 2022 Online Qualifier playoffs winner: SoaR SoaR Inactive | runner-up: Knights Academy Knights Academy North America Rank #51
- Game Changers North America Series II main event winner: Cloud9 White Cloud9 White North America Rank #52 | runner-up: Shopify Rebellion GC Shopify Rebellion GC North America Rank #61
- Northern Europe Regional League Stage 2 playoffs winner: EXCEL EXCEL Europe Rank #61 | runner-up: Finest Finest Europe Rank #17
- French Regional League Stage 2 playoffs winner: Team Vitality Team Vitality Europe Rank #13 | runner-up: MAD Lions MAD Lions Europe Rank #
- Campeonato de Elite Stage 1 playoffs winner: Arroz Arroz Europe Rank # | runner-up: RESET RESET Europe Rank #
- / DACH Regional League Stage 2 playoffs winner: Angry Titans Angry Titans Inactive | runner-up: DSYRE DSYRE Europe Rank #0
- East Regional League playoffs winner: TENSTAR TENSTAR Europe Rank # | runner-up: Diamant Esports Diamant Esports Inactive
- MEDUSA Series playoffs winner: Acend Rising Acend Rising Europe Rank # | runner-up: Guild X Guild X Europe Rank #0
- Rebels #4 winner: Supermassive Blaze Female Supermassive Blaze Female Europe Rank #0 | runner-up: Sangal Esports Female Sangal Esports Female Europe Rank #
- Protocolo: Gêneses 2022 main event winner: Team Liquid Brazil Team Liquid Brazil Brazil Rank # | runner-up: Gamelanders Purple Gamelanders Purple Brazil Rank #13
- FGC VALORANT Invitational 2022 Act 3 playoffs winner: EDward Gaming EDward Gaming China Rank #3 | runner-up: KONE eSC KONE eSC China Rank #4
- BLEED Summer Open remaining teams: Gaimin Gladiators Gaimin Gladiators Inactive , Alpha Esports Pro Alpha Esports Pro Inactive , NAOS Esports NAOS Esports Asia-Pacific Rank #
- Oceania Tour Championship main event remaining teams: BOBO BOBO Oceania Rank # , ORDER ORDER Oceania Rank #1
- MENA Regional League playoffs winner: Team Falcons Team Falcons MENA Rank # | runner-up: Geekay Esports Geekay Esports MENA Rank #8
Other News & Rumors
- Riot penalized Los Grandes Los Grandes Brazil Rank # coach Washington "thon" Araujo for offensive comments towards a tournament official. His team, Los Grandes, were been fined R$ 5,000 for the offense.
- According to dust2.br reporter Gabriel Melo, FURIA FURIA Brazil Rank #2 have shown interest in acquiring former Gamelanders Blue Gamelanders Blue Inactive player Douglas "dgzin" Silva to replace Rinaldo "ableJ" Moda, who was moved to the team's bench this past week.