Another week has come and gone, and with it comes a new set of headlines from all around the world. Here's what you might have missed this past week.
This week's edition covers news from Aug. 21 - Aug. 27.
- Read more: News Almost Missed Aug. 20
- / Immortals Immortals North America Rank #14 rounded out their roster with rayse .
- Complexity GX3 Complexity GX3 North America Unranked bid farewell to Jennifer "refinnej" Le and Madison "Maddie" Mann.
- David "Rocket" Spencer announced that he had joined City Boys City Boys North America Rank #18 — the former Akrew Akrew Inactive roster — as a coach.
- / Following the team's elimination from the playoffs of the third season of MCT Premiership, Zero MarksMen Black Zero MarksMen Black North America Rank #35 has disbanded, with all members now in search of new teams.
- Cloud9 Cloud9 North America Rank #4 coach Joshua "m1cks" Micks announced that he had left the organization, and was looking for new opportunities in CS:GO.
- / Dark Ratio Dark Ratio North America Rank #8 coach Neil "neilzinho" Finlay announced that he had departed the team and was in search of new opportunities.
- / unsigned unsigned Europe Rank #37 player Louis "Louitan" Beresford revealed that he was in search of a new team as a free agent.
- / Angela "angelka" Nikolovska announced that her contract with GODSENT IRIS GODSENT IRIS Europe Rank #43 had ended, and that she was in search of a new team as a free agent.
- BBL Queens BBL Queens Europe Unranked bid farewell to Minem "minemosynE" Alkir.
- Fenerbahçe Esports Fenerbahçe Esports Europe Rank #38 welcomed Kılıçarslan "KILICARSLAN" Atila to their team as a stand-in.
- Sangal Rebels Sangal Rebels Inactive said goodbye to Esra "Cleopatra" Çolak.
- Stars Horizon Stars Horizon Brazil Rank #3 welcomed Lucas "glym" Glym and Julio "pollo" Silva to their team.
- Crest Gaming Zst Crest Gaming Zst Japan Rank #10 bid farewell to Kazuki "SamuraiDeeper" Nouno and "sakurai" , with the former announcing his retirement from competition.
- Team NXL Team NXL Asia-Pacific Rank #45 parted ways with womGrath , mea , and LFrog .
- Global Esports Global Esports Asia-Pacific Rank #7 assistant coach Malav "Rexdreams" Popat announced that he had departed the organization to head abroad to continue his education.
- Lemignon revealed that he had departed MLC Esports MLC Esports MENA Rank #7 and announced that he was looking for a new team.
Results & Standings
- NSG Summer Championship 2022 Finals playoffs winner: Ghost Gaming Ghost Gaming Inactive | runner-up: TSM Academy TSM Academy Inactive
- Knights Monthly Gauntlet August playoffs winner: The Ganaccis The Ganaccis North America Rank #19 | runner-up: Teal Seam Teal Seam Inactive
- MCT Premiership Season 3 playoffs remaining teams: TSM TSM North America Rank #7 , City Boys City Boys North America Rank #18 , Oxygen Academy Oxygen Academy North America Rank #14
- Game Changers Academy 2022 August playoffs remaining teams: Ariana Grande Perfume Ariana Grande Perfume North America Unranked , Team Mystic Venus Team Mystic Venus North America Unranked , dart monkeys dart monkeys North America Rank #22 , ARI's MONEY CREW ARI's MONEY CREW Inactive
- BoomTV Proving Grounds Unleashed playoffs remaining teams: City Boys City Boys North America Rank #18 , Dark Ratio Dark Ratio North America Rank #8 , Soniqs Soniqs North America Rank #16
- BEACON Division 1 Open Split 1 winner: OnlyFins OnlyFins Europe Rank #34 | runner-up: unsigned unsigned Europe Rank #37
- Valorant Balkan League Season 2 playoffs winner: Cyber Wolves Esports Cyber Wolves Esports Europe Rank #59 | runner-up: VX300 Gaming VX300 Gaming Inactive
- NOM Invitational #3 winner: Rapid Ninjas Rapid Ninjas Europe Rank #27 | runner-up: KATANA CLAN KATANA CLAN Europe Rank #51
- Red Bull Home Ground #3 Turkish qualifier remaining teams: FUT Esports FUT Esports Europe Rank #8 , Thunderbolts Gaming Thunderbolts Gaming Europe Rank #63
- VCT Game Changers Brazil Series 2 Qualifier #1 winner: Team Liquid Brazil Team Liquid Brazil Brazil Rank #43 | runner-up: Gamelanders Purple Gamelanders Purple Brazil Rank #46
- Gamers Club Elite Cup Radiant stage remaining teams: Stars Horizon Stars Horizon Brazil Rank #3 , MIBR MIBR Brazil Rank #7
- / VCT Game Changers LATAM South finals winner: KRÜ Fem KRÜ Fem Latin America South Rank #13 | runner-up: 9z Team Fem 9z Team Fem Latin America South Rank #46
- Ignis Invitational playoffs winner: FiRePOWER FiRePOWER Latin America North Rank #15 | runner-up: FUSION X FUSION X Inactive
- Skyesports Pro Invitational 2.0 playoffs remaining teams: Enigma Gaming Enigma Gaming Asia-Pacific Rank #13 , Velocity Gaming Velocity Gaming Asia-Pacific Rank #9 , Reckoning Esports Reckoning Esports Asia-Pacific Rank #27 , Medal Esports Medal Esports Asia-Pacific Rank #46
Other News & Rumors
- According to a report from Dexerto freelance writer Bo "BoDork" Hoogland, NOM Esports NOM Esports Inactive owe their former Valorant team almost $10,000 in salary payments. NOM Esports confirmed that they had in fact missed payments to the players, but argued that the amount owed is less than $9,000. The organization blamed its financial troubles on the fact that they hadn't received prize money from both stages of VRL East 2022.
- Rumors of a return of the CIS VRL in 2023 have surfaced, according to Bo "BoDork" Hoogland. The CIS VRL was cancelled in March after two weeks of play due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
- According to Seulgi, Australian esports organization Team PWR is looking to enter Valorant, despite not being accepted into the APAC franchised league coming in 2023.