Valorant Champions competition is nearing its end, 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 Sept. 11 - Sept. 17.
- Read more: News Almost Missed Sept. 10
- XSET Purple XSET Purple North America Rank #33 parted ways with Elena "Ellie" Garland.
- Native Gaming Black Native Gaming Black North America Rank #52 benched Paul "ADRENALINE" Baker.
- Reid "x0tek" Johnson announced that he had been officially released from Cloud9 White Cloud9 White North America Rank #49 .
- Cameron "FireBallOps" Tomaselli revealed that he had exited The Silk Road The Silk Road North America Rank #30 and was looking for new opportunities as a free agent.
- / David "Davidp" Prins announced that he had departed DSYRE DSYRE Europe Rank #61 and was looking for a new team as a free agent.
- / Guild X Guild X Europe Rank #102 welcomed Tommaso "joYnt" Gavioli as the team's new coach.
- / All members of Team BDS Team BDS Inactive announced that they would be looking for new opportunities while still under contract with the organization.
- / FOKUS FOKUS Europe Rank #14 bid farewell to Ilari "iluri" Puranen.
- UCAM Tokiers UCAM Tokiers Europe Rank #30 unveiled an all-new roster.
- Case Esports Case Esports Europe Rank #13 parted ways with Štěpán "Ambi" Beránek and rounded out their roster with Marco "HearthBeat" Soffia, Dominykas "MiniBoo" Lukaševičius, and Dawid "Filu" Czarnecki.
- / Rebels Gaming Velvet Rebels Gaming Velvet Europe Rank #31 completed their roster with Julie "Pinkalie" Lim and Dana "Danah" Al-Madhoun.
- / Team Heretics Team Heretics Europe Rank #119 welcomed back Melih "pAura" Karaduran to their roster.
- Fenerbahçe Esports Fenerbahçe Esports Europe Rank #27 coach Ümit "Omit" Boz revealed that he was in search of new opportunities while still under contract with the organization.
- DRX DRX Korea Rank #1 welcomed miKa as a trial player and trainee into their main roster.
- / Velocity Gaming Velocity Gaming Asia-Pacific Rank #4 overhauled their roster by moving Mohit "mw1" Wakle out of the active lineup, acquiring Saksham "Deadly10" Aurangabadkar from Reckoning Esports Reckoning Esports Asia-Pacific Rank #26 , and welcoming David "Dav" Miljanić to their team as coach.
- Reckoning Esports Reckoning Esports Asia-Pacific Rank #26 said goodbye to Saksham "Deadly10" Aurangabadkar and Jay "BADlove" Patil, with the former joining Velocity Gaming Velocity Gaming Asia-Pacific Rank #4 and the latter becoming a part of Revenant Esports Revenant Esports Asia-Pacific Rank #22 .
- Enigma Gaming Enigma Gaming Asia-Pacific Rank #7 bid farewell to Tejas "Rexy" Kotian.
Results & Standings
- TGH x Birds of Prey Episode 4 winner: Case Hydra Case Hydra Europe Rank #29 | runner-up: Fire Flux Fierce Fire Flux Fierce Europe Rank #42
- Valorant East United Stage 3 Weekly Cup #1 winner: Zero Tenacity Zero Tenacity Europe Rank #31 | runner-up: TENSTAR TENSTAR Europe Rank #28
- Predator League 2022 Philippines playoffs winner: Rex Regum Qeon Rex Regum Qeon Asia-Pacific Rank #12 | runner-up: South Built Esports South Built Esports Asia-Pacific Rank #14
- LPL Winter Cup Legends 2022 playoffs winner: REIGN REIGN Oceania Rank #5 | runner-up: Funcrew Funcrew Oceania Rank #4
Other News & Rumors
- According to a report from Alejandro "anonimotum" Gomis on Blix.GG, French esports organization Joblife is building a Valorant roster for 2023. The organization's entry into the French regional league isn't confirmed, and names for who the French organization were eyeing were not named. However, with selected teams not able to field academy rosters, it's possible that a spot may be opened up for Joblife to enter into the French regional league, which is filled with many high-profile organizations. No information as to who has been confirmed for the French regional league has been revealed.