News Almost Missed will be officially moving to Saturdays. Because of this change, another day of news will be covered in this issue. With that in mind, here's what you might have missed this past week in the Valorant world.
This week's edition covers news from July 23 - July 30.
- Read more: News Almost Missed July 22
- / Cosmic Divide Cosmic Divide North America Rank #41 ChurmZ Corey Koch Tkaz Tyler Kazmierczak renz Austin Dickman tokyo Sebastien Lima syfi Samir Karimov rounded out their roster with Kevin "mina" Nguyen.
- / Nicholas "NaturE" Garrison, Noah "jcStani" Smith, and trial player Edmon "snirot" Ghanem all announced that Gen.G Gen.G Korea Rank #4 Meteor Kim Tae-O (김태오) k1Ng Lee Seung-won (이승원) TS Yu Tae-seok (유태석) eKo Yeom Wang-ryong (염왕룡) Sylvan Ko Young-sub (고영섭) GodDead Kim Sung-sin (김성신) had allowed them to explore other options. As a result of this announcement, the team also pulled out of the third season of MEL Premiership.
- SHIFT SHIFT Inactive recently signed the roster of Resonate Resonate Inactive contii Norman Yeung Cain Nathan Lee fletcher Fletcher Christian Playboi Joe Joe Velis Nahsie Eishan Jaffer .
- The three remaining members of Cloud9 Academy Cloud9 Academy Inactive geeza Tanner McGhee nillyaz Chase Linder —Chase "nillyaz" Linder, Michael "poiz" Possis, and Tanner "geeza" McGhee—revealed that the team had been dissolved, and that they were free agents. Head coach Gaël "vexel" Attal also announced that in light of the academy team's dissolution, he would be joining the main Cloud9 Cloud9 North America Rank #2 Xeppaa Erick Bach leaf Nathan Orf Zellsis Jordan Montemurro runi Dylan Cade jakee Jake Anderson roster as a coach.
- After over two months with the organization, analyst Jovanni "Jovi" Vera revealed that he was no longer a part of OpTic Gaming OpTic Gaming Inactive .
- / The Guard The Guard North America Rank #5 JonahP Jonah Pulice trent Trent Cairns neT Michael Bernet valyn Jacob Batio tex Ian Botsch welcomed former Sector One Sector One Inactive Alyx Alex Morrow poegii Yenthe Segers q Liam Hoek dash MaximN Maxim Nonglaire player Mateja "qpert" Mijovic to their team as assistant coach for the NA LCQ.
- / Following FunPlus Phoenix FunPlus Phoenix Inactive SUYGETSU Dmitry Ilyushin Zyppan Pontus Eek ANGE1 Kyrylo Karasov Shao Andrey Kiprsky ardiis Ardis Svarenieks 's win at Masters: Copenhagen, Sam "Forrest" Forrest revealed that his trial period as an analyst with the organization had come to a close.
- / Guild X Guild X Europe Rank #4 speedowka Weronika Dabrowska aNNja Anja Vasalic Smurfette Yağmur Gündüz ness Neslişah Demir Karina parted ways with head coach Emil "eMIL" Sandgren.
- / Felix "lyNxi" Björklund revealed that he was in search of new opportunities while still under contract with Rebels Gaming Rebels Gaming Europe Rank #225 devilasxa Paula Blanco Martínez GatsH Guillaume Kalka humanz Jose Luis Cebrian Phardon Brandon Perez Testa Rexs José Jaramago didii Lidia del Moral de la Torre .
- / DSYRE DSYRE Europe Rank #27 xazyy Alejandro Giudice caydeN Yari Olmi Tag Alessandro Voci wackie Rikardo Birjukov feqew Lukas Petrauskas Zanx assistant coach German "krueger" Yevseyev announced that he had departed the organization and was in search of a new team.
- / Team RA'AD Team RA'AD MENA Rank #1 Depyro Nour Sherif Shniider Yousef Osama Sand Mark Emad falltw Alexandr Chernukhin neveR coach Alessandro "Tenebra" Marenzi revealed that he was in search for other opportunities as a coach in any region.
- // Semyon "purp0" Borchev, head coach Vladimir "PNUKH" Chervov, and analyst Aleksandr "alexR" Kondratovitš all revealed that they had been released from XPLDZ XPLDZ Inactive , and are now free agents.
- Naci "Jlerst" Enes Yıldırım departed Papara SuperMassive Papara SuperMassive Europe Rank #15 sterben Emre Demirci CyderX Caner Demir Elite Efe Teber Burzzy Burak Özveren Celasun Emir Celasun Izzy Baran Yılmaz and joined Parla Esports Parla Esports Inactive Jlerst Naci Enes Yıldırım sociablEE Volkan Yonal lauress Toprak Kaynak Ruxic Uğur Güç jeyj7y Soner Eren Kent .
- // Undead Gaming have parted ways with their female roster. Going forward, the team will compete as NOORG NOORG Latin America South Rank #45 peixinho azul frantastic Francisca Valenzuela Flossie chjna4q lya .
- FUSION FUSION Latin America North Rank #1 theory Daniel Esteban Albadan Cardozo Virtyy Leandro Moreno Mited Luis Gutierrez edu Darker Sebastián Castro Cicuamia announced Darker as the newest member of their roster. Additionally, the team revealed that Luis "Wyz" Hernandez would be moving to a substitute position in the team.
- // Skull Cracker Quartz Skull Cracker Quartz Latin America Rank #29 Lied Supiree AlexaIsHot Alexa Somoza Andrehs Rage Eliana Avila revealed four new members: Tura , Lied , Kyarix , and GuterWoman .
- ZETA DIVISION Women ZETA DIVISION Women Japan Unranked suzu KOHAL Moco Sarina Kawashima romia Airi Sugiyama aco finalized their roster with romia , Moco , flappy , and aco .
- / IGZIST unveiled their full Game Changers squad, IGZIST Female IGZIST Female Japan Unranked onni YOME .
- / Sengoku Gaming announced their Game Changers roster. The team will compete under the name Sengoku Gaming GC Sengoku Gaming GC Japan Unranked Ribon PingSong Aria samechan .
- / NORTHEPTION revealed their Game Changers team, NORTHEPTION Female NORTHEPTION Female Japan Unranked Dia krenn .
- / SCARZ SCARZ Japan Rank #4 Allen TORANECO Jusei Saito Jemkin Maksim Batorov Kr1stal Savva Fedorov Yoshiii acquired Yuto "Xdll" Mizomori from BLUE BEES.ESP BLUE BEES.ESP Japan Rank #15 YAYA SID Rico DenO DAVINCI earlier this week. Just recently, he joined ZETA DIVISION ZETA DIVISION Japan Rank #3 Laz Ushida Koji crow Maruoka Tomoaki Dep Yuuma Hisamoto SugarZ3ro Shota Watanabe TENNN Tenta Asai on loan. Additionally, Joshua "JoshS" Miles Santos revealed that his contract with the team would expire at the end of the month, and that he was in search of a new team as a free agent.
- Incheon On Sla2ers Incheon On Sla2ers Korea Rank #8 Hate Lee Ye-hun (이예훈) JaebiN BeomJun Kim Beom-jun (김범준) NakJi Kim Sang-hyeop (김상협) WIX Kim Doo-heon (김두헌) added Estrella and Yeom "eKo" Wang-ryong (염왕룡) to their team as player and stand-in respectively, with the latter joining from REIGNITE REIGNITE Japan Rank #25 Ask Seigi Yamamoto IceCore .
- // The former Nigma Galaxy Nigma Galaxy Inactive Yohann Ronard Tecson Karl Carlo Ocampo trio of Ngô "crazyguy" Công Anh, Franz "astr0" del Rosario, and Sha "ZesBeeW" Mohtar all revealed that they had departed the organization and were in search of new opportunities as free agents.
- Alter Ego said goodbye to Lastiko "Moji" Reyanick from the organization's main roster and Risalma "oreopheliaa" Agnia from the organization's Game Changers roster.
- 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 bolstered their roster with former Revenant Esports Revenant Esports Asia-Pacific Rank #22 Paradox Kasif Sayyed JoshS Joshua Miles Santos Ching Enrico Perez rite2ace Tejas Sawant 1TaPGoD Sahil Duble blackhawk Shailesh Dalvi player Garvit "Ember" Nehra.
Results & Standings
- NSG Summer Championship Open 14 playoffs winner: Dark Ratio Dark Ratio Inactive Ange Adam Milian Trick Justin Sears ZexRow Anthony Colandro Drone Taylor Johnson Will William Cheng | runner-up: The Ganaccis The Ganaccis Inactive RetrQ Alex Kadan svL Sam Laudando Harmon Nick Harmon silenx Jonathan Huntington Moechilla
- NSG Summer Championship Brentwood LAN #2 playoffs winner: 4FUNERS 4FUNERS Inactive | runner-up: Area of Effect Area of Effect Inactive
- Astral Clash 2022 LCQ main event qualified teams: Dignitas Dignitas Inactive rain Amanda Smith EMUHLEET Emmalee Garrido theia Melisa Mundorff Stefanie Stefanie Jones showliana Juliana Maransaldi , Native Gaming White Native Gaming White Inactive scourge Sky Kages Apidaez Shelby Gervais slaze Sophia Ramirez LunaFox Luna Ryan ARIANARCHIST Ariane Lafrenière
- Game Changers Japan playoffs qualified teams: FENNEL GC FENNEL GC Japan Rank #81 Festival Len Curumi miNt , Focus e-Sports GC Focus e-Sports GC Japan Rank #243 nonon ichiytoma mimingarz , ZETA DIVISION Women ZETA DIVISION Women Japan Unranked suzu KOHAL Moco Sarina Kawashima romia Airi Sugiyama aco , Insomnia Female Insomnia Female Japan Rank #222 snowy owl XwX Nemu Yuuka Noraneko
- The Esports Club Challenger Series 8 Wildcard winner: Anaadi Army Anaadi Army Inactive Kohliii Pranav Kohli DominiK Hrishikesh Khedkar SSSami Sami Ar Rahman Kishi Ngô Trường Huy DOXZ3R Soumyadeep Dey
- Saudi eLeagues 2022 Season 1 playoffs winner: 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 | runner-up: The Ultimates The Ultimates MENA Rank #7 zeddy Nikolai Lapko Coffee Nikita Antsypirovich madcon Muhanad Al Sherif str1keR Sulltan Alshreef
- Intel Arabian Cup Playground 2022 North Africa playoffs winner: MLC Esports MLC Esports Inactive MenT Nisuh | runner-up: No Name No Name MENA Unranked
Other News & Rumors
- Following the conclusion of the Astral Clash 2022 LCQ, Fallacy Fallacy Inactive mars were investigated due to reports of account sharing during tournament play. As a result of Riot Games' ongoing investigation into the matter and the team's suspension from the event, Native Gaming White Native Gaming White Inactive scourge Sky Kages Apidaez Shelby Gervais slaze Sophia Ramirez LunaFox Luna Ryan ARIANARCHIST Ariane Lafrenière will replace them in the main event, which will take place next weekend.
- After being inactive from competition since Stage 1 Challengers North America with Rise Rise Inactive , Ryan "Shanks" Ngo has joined FaZe Clan as a content creator.
- / According to a report from Dot Esports reporter George Geddes, Guild Esports Guild Esports Inactive Yacine Yacine Laghmari player Russel "Russ" Mendes will likely take a step down from the active roster to take a break from competition. One player that was noted as a possible replacement for Russ was BIG BIG Inactive player Karel "Twisten" Ašenbrener, who would likely join Guild on loan.
- According to a report from ONE Esports, XERXIA Esports XERXIA Esports Asia-Pacific Rank #33 RoLEX Warittorn Kalanukan aLerT Wattanachok Yingnakorn LBY Eisuke Kuraoka Surf Thanachart Rungapajaratkul xZe Tanawat Kannark siraphop Siraphop Honghirun player Nutchapon "sScary" Matarat is exploring other offers in 2023. He will still play with his current team for Champions in September.
- / A story that was missed in the June 22 recap, a host of players from China and Hong Kong have been issued penalties related to matchfixing in a match between Totoro Gaming Totoro Gaming China Rank #6 FengF ICEKING Flex1n You Yip Man Ho heybay Ho Shun Hei and ShanXi Gaming ShanXi Gaming Inactive Akash Kasin Flex1n Tuke Paopao PIKAWU in Summer 2021. The bans range from nine-month suspensions to permanent bans. The players penalized include members of Underdog Underdog Inactive faraway Ji Peiqi (吉沛奇) deafmute PPQueen Jiacheng Peng (彭家成) Skies Yulin Yang (杨玉林) Miracle Yang Zebin (杨泽斌) , Invincible Gaming Invincible Gaming China Rank #25 Miracle Yang Zebin (杨泽斌) Lyy brax Artill be better Kelele , and the aforementioned Totoro Gaming. Among the players issued permanent bans include Wang "Sylviaovo" Mingming (王明明) and manager Hao "iSy" Xingyu (郝星宇), both formerly of Totoro Gaming. The full list of members issued bans can be found here.