The LCQs are in full swing, 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 31 - August 6.

Roster Changes

Results & Standings

Other News & Rumors

  • According to Dexerto reporter Declan McLaughlin, Built By Gamers' Valorant and Halo squads are owed salary payments equaling over $10,000. The organization's former Halo squad is only owed their final month of payment, while the Valorant team is owed multiple months of salary, despite being under contract. Sources referenced in the article have pointed to issues with their parent company, Rivulet Media, as the reason for the organization's financial woes. Despite the reports of a "legal battle" between the two parties, BBG told Dexerto that they were not in a legal battle with "any parent company" and noted that the delay in payments was due to "a short-term deferral in investor funding" and that "all players will receive any payment they are owed".
  • / A report from Bo "BoDork" Hoogland has detailed the new roster of Sector One Sector One Inactive Alyx Alex Morrow poegii Yenthe Segers q Liam Hoek dash MaximN Maxim Nonglaire . According to the report, Robbie "RobbieBk" Boerkamp and Calvin "MAGiK" Spaaij are set to round out Sector One's roster.
  • / According to Jakub "frs" Czapran, the unnamed traditional football team that was a part of the 21 total teams for the next round of EMEA franchising is AS Monaco, a French soccer team based in Monaco. The announcement comes after Alejandro "anonimotum" Gomis's report on the organizations that had advanced to the next round of EMEA franchising on July 29.
  • According to a report from Bo "BoDork" Hoogland, DRX DRX Korea Rank #2 stax Kim Gu-taek (김구택) BuZz Yu Byung-chul (유병철) MaKo Kim Myeong-gwan (김명관) Foxy9 Jung Jae-sung (정재성) BeYN Kang Ha-bin (강하빈) are testing multiple former Desperado Desperado Inactive KimGyuTae Secret Kim Ha-jin (김하진) CoSa Kim Jin-hyeong (김진형) Vow Gi Jong-kwan (기종관) Felix Park Hyeon-ho (박현호) players for an academy roster. The candidates named for the roster's upcoming appearance in UTAGE5 include Park "Felix" Hyeon-ho (박현호), Kim "Secret" Ha-jin (김하진), Kang "BeYN" Ha-bin (강하빈), Kim "CoSa" Jin-hyeong (김진형), Vow , and MiKa.
  • ZETA DIVISION GC ZETA DIVISION GC Japan Rank #10 suzu SereNa UR Moco Sarina Kawashima aco player flappy was found to have shared and boosted accounts, which has led to their dismissal from the team. Additionally, ZETA DIVISION Women pulled out of VCT Game Changers Japan following their playoffs berth. REIGNITE Lily REIGNITE Lily Japan Rank #48 maripo R4M Zodiac Haneul HakuNa took their place in the playoffs as the second placing team from Group C.
  • A report from Bilyonaryo has revealed that Bren Esports CEO Bernard "Bren" Chong is wanted by local authorities for a connection to an alleged drug smuggling case. He has since come out to deny involvement in the case.