August is gone, and September is here. Regardless of the changing of the months, the Valorant world continued to produce new headlines. Here's what you might have missed this past week.
This week's edition covers news from Aug. 28 - Sept. 3.
- Read more: News Almost Missed Aug. 27
- Elena "Ellie" Garland revealed that she had been benched from XSET XSET Inactive .
- Multiple members of Lenny Time Lenny Time Inactive announced that they were in search of new opportunities as free agents.
- dart monkeys dart monkeys Inactive announced that the roster had disbanded, and all players would be looking for new opportunities as individuals rather than as a team. Additionally, Evelyn "eskay" Hollis revealed that she would be returning to competitive Overwatch ahead of the release of Overwatch 2.
- / Kolby "Torrify" Bruzzo revealed that his contract with FUSION FUSION Latin America North Rank #1 had ended, and that he was in search of a new team as an unrestricted free agent.
- VersionX VersionX Inactive bid farewell to Naomi "Naomi" Sauvola and Rachel "rushhh" Lynn Hang.
- Native Gaming Native Gaming Inactive welcomed Rileyjay as their new head coach. Additionally, the team moved Alex "Fr0m" Cunard to an assistant coach and analyst role within the team.
- / Former The Guard The Guard Inactive assistant coach Mateja "qpert" Mijovic announced that his time with the team had come to a close, and that he was looking for new opportunities in Europe as a player.
- / Povilas "roxie" Krivelis revealed that he was no longer a part of Case Esports Case Esports Europe Rank #54 , and that he was in search of a new team as a free agent.
- / Alliance Coven Alliance Coven Inactive welcomed former ZETA Gaming ZETA Gaming Europe Rank #133 player Alejandro "RAYZZ" Montaner Roig as their new head coach.
- / Ahead of the team's matches at Valorant Champions, FunPlus Phoenix FunPlus Phoenix Inactive added Emir "rhyme" Muminovic and Neil "neilzinho" Finlay to their team as substitute player and analyst respectively.
- Los Grandes Los Grandes Inactive benched RND and gustt1nha and said goodbye to Eysk .
- Optix Optix Latin America South Rank #10 rounded out their roster with Cristóbal "alca" Cancino.
- FENNEL GC FENNEL GC Japan Unranked said goodbye to A1ka and coach Lastic and acquired suzu on loan from ZETA DIVISION GC ZETA DIVISION GC Japan Rank #24 .
- Jo "Wavy" Jun-hwan (조준환) announced that he had departed the roster of CNJ esports CNJ esports Korea Rank #9 and was in search of a new team as a free agent.
- / Reckoning Esports Reckoning Esports Asia-Pacific Rank #15 coach Woo "m4hogany" Sang-hoo (우상후) revealed that his contract with the organization had been terminated, and that he was looking for new opportunities as a coach.
- / CERBERUS Esports CERBERUS Esports Inactive coach Yoon "Malix" Kyung-ho (윤경호) announced that he had departed the team and was in search of new opportunities as a coach.
- Sharper Esport Sharper Esport Asia-Pacific Rank #24 bid farewell to Teerapat "Acetics" Jinyong.
- / W Streak Esports owner DoGoBoT announced that both of the organization's male rosters in South Asia and Southeast Asia would be disbanding.
- Team RA'AD Team RA'AD MENA Rank #2 bolstered their roster with Omar "chrollo" Hussein.
Results & Standings
- MCT Premiership Season 3 playoffs winner: TSM TSM Inactive | runner-up: City Boys City Boys Inactive
- August Game Changers Academy 2022 winner: Ariana Grande Perfume Ariana Grande Perfume Inactive | runner-up: dart monkeys dart monkeys Inactive
- BoomTV Proving Grounds Unleashed playoffs winner: Dark Ratio Dark Ratio Inactive | runner-up: City Boys City Boys Inactive
- Contenders Legion: Athena series remaining teams: Into The Breach Prime Into The Breach Prime Inactive , TENSTAR Nova TENSTAR Nova Inactive
- / Red Bull Home Ground #3 Turkish Qualifier winner: FUT Esports FUT Esports Europe Rank #5
- Gamers Club Elite Cup radiant winner: Stars Horizon Stars Horizon Inactive | runner-up: MIBR MIBR Brazil Rank #4
- Gaming Culture Girl Power #5 winner: Gamelanders Purple Gamelanders Purple Inactive | runner-up: Before Before Inactive
- UTAGE Season 5 winner: Team Medusa Team Medusa Inactive | runner-up: DRX Prospects DRX Prospects Inactive
- FPSThailand August 2022 winner: Made in Thailand Made in Thailand Asia-Pacific Rank #4 | runner-up: Team NKT Team NKT Asia-Pacific Rank #10
- Skyesports Pro Invitational 2.0 playoffs winner: Velocity Gaming Velocity Gaming Inactive | runner-up: Enigma Gaming Enigma Gaming Inactive
Other News & Rumors
- According to a report from Dot Esports, Cloud9 White Cloud9 White Inactive is set to part ways with coach Reid "x0tek" Johnson. The team is reported to have Cloud9 Cloud9 North America Rank #6 coaches Gaël "vexel" Attal and Erik "vapen" Sutton coach C9 White until a permanent coach is found for the team.
- According to a report from Alejandro "anonimotum" Gomis on Blix.gg, the teams that are accepted into the 2023 franchised league will not be allowed to field academy rosters in any regional league, further confirming rumors initially reported by Bo "BoDork" Hoogland. Furthermore, Solary — an esports organization that previously hosted a Valorant tournament early in the game's esports scene — has shown interest in entering the French scene. Additionally, FC Barcelona has shown interest in entering the Spanish scene, according to the report.
- / According to a report from Bade, FOKUS FOKUS Europe Rank #9 are set to bench Maximilian "bucher" Bucher. DSYRE DSYRE Europe Rank #13 player Murat "murii" Korkmaz was noted as a possible replacement.
- Jake Sin of Riot Games Korea announced that the first official Korean Game Changers competitions will be held later this month.
- Dexerto and Snowball esports reporter Andrew "Ducky" Amos provided an update on the ORDER ORDER Inactive story that was broken by The Australian on August 16. ORDER has reportedly failed to find a buyer, and the organization's staff contracts have been terminated. While 17 parties were reportedly interested in the purchase of ORDER, only a couple of parties 'seriously considered a purchase.' According to the article, should the company be liquidated, the affected employees and contractors with ORDER will have their dues paid first before any other outstanding debts. The total number is reportedly a six-figure number.