VCT LCQ competition is nearing completion, 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 Aug. 6 - Aug. 13.

Roster Changes

Results & Standings

Other News & Rumors

  • Jake "Stewie2k" Yip revealed his intentions of competing in professional Valorant on his Twitch stream when asked about his future as a competitor. He announced that he would be stepping away from competitive CS:GO in late July and would be streaming both CS:GO and Valorant for Evil Geniuses.
  • / After initial reports last week from Bo "BoDork" Hoogland detailing Robbie "RobbieBk" Boerkamp and Calvin "MAGiK" Spaaij's additions to Sector One Sector One Inactive Alyx Alex Morrow poegii Yenthe Segers q Liam Hoek dash MaximN Maxim Nonglaire , the two have reportedly declined the team's offer "due to unforeseen circumstances".
  • According to an Aug. 7 report from BoDork, Maru Gaming Maru Gaming Inactive Hermes Ahn Byeong-wook (안병욱) Felix Park Hyeon-ho (박현호) BeYN Kang Ha-bin (강하빈) was issued a warning after a member of the roster made sexist comments towards a female team. The member who made the comments was not named, and neither was the female team in question. According to sources in the article, "two members of Maru Gaming have been known to be very controversial."
  • Another report from BoDork on Dexerto has revealed that yearly stipends for teams accepted into the 2023 franchised league could go as high as $1.5 million. The article claims that while stipend amounts will vary from region to region, with Asian teams noted as receiving less due to the region's lower operating costs, the minimum fee across all regions is $600,000, and caps out at $1.5 million if certain conditions and deliverables are met. It is expected that Riot will make a decision on the teams for the 2023 circuit ahead of Valorant Champions in September, according to the report.