Masters Copenhagen competition is reaching its apex, 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 July 16 - July 22.
- Read more: News Almost Missed July 15
- / Sentinels Sentinels North America Rank #1 recently revealed Matthew "Weltis" Liu and Dani "Dani" Hashweh as the team's analysts.
- / Erdenetsogt "erkaSt" Gantulga departed Cloud9 Academy Cloud9 Academy Inactive to return to competing in CS:GO with Team NKT.
- / Rix.GG Lightning Rix.GG Lightning Europe Rank #243 rounded out their roster with former TENSTAR Nova TENSTAR Nova Europe Rank #0 players Nouhara "Ninou" Marcos and Asma "LiriLia" Boughida.
- / Manuel "ease" López revealed that he is in search of new opportunities while still under contract with UCAM Tokiers UCAM Tokiers Europe Rank #39 .
- / Tomás "tomaszy" Machado announced that his time as a stand-in for Rebels Gaming Rebels Gaming Europe Rank # had come to an end, and that he is in search of a new team.
- / Wave Esports Wave Esports Europe Rank #25 parted ways with head coach Andreas .
- / Markus "SPMAK" Talliniemi revealed that after a previous announcement that Dortmund Esports Dortmund Esports Europe Rank # would be disbanding, he and Richard "RiickyC" Coles would be continuing forward with the team.
- / Kasper "Kaspe" Timonen announced that his contract with BIG BIG Europe Rank #19 had expired, and that he is in search of a new team as a free agent.
- / Semyon "purp0" Borchev and head coach Vladimir "PNUKH" Chervov both revealed that they were in search of new opportunities while still under contract with XPLDZ XPLDZ MENA Rank # .
- / The Union The Union Brazil Rank # signed the core of DIRETORIA DIRETORIA Inactive plus former Infinity Esports Infinity Esports Latin America North Rank #2 player Cristobal "l4cerr" Chaparro.
- / Crazy Raccoon Crazy Raccoon Japan Rank #3 announced that coach Lim "twinkl" Young-bin (임영빈) would be shifting to a general manager role within the team, leaving NorthernLights as the team's only coach.
- / L Streak Esports acquired the former Alpha Esports Pro Alpha Esports Pro Inactive roster. The team will compete under the name W Streak Esports W Streak Esports Asia-Pacific Rank # .
- / Velocity Gaming Velocity Gaming Asia-Pacific Rank #7 bid farewell to analyst Nikhil "sieh" Bhansali and consultant Andi "Sleepy" Andana Bangsawan
Results & Standings
- NSG Summer Championship Open 13 winner: Nearest Airport Nearest Airport North America Rank # | runner-up: Cloud9 Academy Cloud9 Academy Inactive
- NOM Invitational #1 winner: Zero Tenacity Zero Tenacity Europe Rank # | runner-up: Rapid Ninjas Rapid Ninjas Europe Rank #
- Skyesports Pro Invitational playoffs winner: Enigma Gaming Enigma Gaming Asia-Pacific Rank #16 | runner-up: Revenant Esports Revenant Esports Asia-Pacific Rank #
- The Esports Club Challenger Series 8 Wildcard remaining teams: Team Punished Team Punished Asia-Pacific Rank #0 , Anaadi Army Anaadi Army Asia-Pacific Rank #
- The Esports Club Challenger Series 8 Group Stage qualified teams: Lethal Esports Lethal Esports Asia-Pacific Rank #0 , Revenant Esports Revenant Esports Asia-Pacific Rank # , Reckoning Esports Reckoning Esports Asia-Pacific Rank #148 , Medal Esports Medal Esports Asia-Pacific Rank # , Orangutan Orangutan Asia-Pacific Rank # , Velocity Gaming Velocity Gaming Asia-Pacific Rank #7 , Enigma Gaming Enigma Gaming Asia-Pacific Rank #16
Other News & Rumors
- Riot have announced a partnership with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to provide data and statistics for all of their esports titles, including Valorant.
- Cloud9 Academy Cloud9 Academy Inactive have dropped out of the third season of MEL Premiership, and will forfeit their remaining two matches in Stage 2 of the group stage and the rest of the tournament.
- / According to Bo "BoDork" Hoogland, inactive Team Liquid Team Liquid Europe Rank #2 player Travis "L1NK" Mendoza is set to join Acend Acend Europe Rank #3 for the EMEA LCQ in place of Aleksander "zeek" Zygmunt, who was benched from Acend's active roster at the end of last month.