Rostermania is here, and with it comes a host of new headlines from all around the Valorant world. Many other roster moves have been covered in VLR.gg's region-specific roster trackers, so be sure to check those out as well.
This week's recap covers news from Sept. 18 - Sept. 24.
- Read more: News Almost Missed Sept. 17
- Gen.G Black Gen.G Black Inactive rounded out their roster with edith .
- PowerPixele announced their departure from Team Mystic Venus Team Mystic Venus Inactive .
- Vincent "PureVNS" Nguyen revealed that he had departed Knights Academy Knights Academy Inactive and was in search of a new team as an unrestricted free agent.
- dart monkeys dart monkeys Inactive announced their return to the NA Game Changers scene with two players from the previous core and korosu and Avery "avery" Eugene.
- / Rebels Gaming Rebels Gaming Europe Rank #161 parted ways with Felix "lyNxi" Björklund.
- Mandatory Mandatory Europe Rank #28 rounded out their roster with Baptiste "Babax" Bertrand and Julien "thebigfiz" Auberton.
- who cars? who cars? Inactive welcomed Andreas to their team as a coach.
- Papara SuperMassive Papara SuperMassive Europe Rank #20 bolstered their coaching staff with former Parla Esports Parla Esports Inactive head coach Ömer "QuestioN" Karabulut.
- Fenerbahçe Esports Fenerbahçe Esports Europe Rank #156 coach Arda "Epic" Yıldız announced that he was in search of new opportunities while still under contract with the organization.
- / 9z Team GC 9z Team GC Latin America South Rank #101 bid farewell to covas and coach Damiaton .
- // Rising Hope Rising Hope Inactive signed the former Nigma Galaxy Female Nigma Galaxy Female Inactive roster. Additionally, the organization welcomed mdvjk and former BLUE BEES.ESP BLUE BEES.ESP Inactive coach Vladislav "Simons" Mineev to their team as coaches. Simons and mdjvk join Jehiel "PizzaFPS" Ardiente to round out the team's coaching staff.
- Mark "marky" Anthony Tuling and analyst TheJoaquiGamer both announced their departures from Oasis Gaming Oasis Gaming Asia-Pacific Rank #9 .
- Oliver "m0rea" Budi Wangge revealed that he had chosen not to renew his contract with Bigetron Arctic Bigetron Arctic Inactive , and that he was in search of a new team as a free agent.
- Jackson "Minimise" White announced that REIGN REIGN Inactive had allowed him to search for new opportunities as a restricted free agent.
- Revenant Esports Revenant Esports Asia-Pacific Rank #27 bid farewell to Abhay "KnightRider" Mulchandani.
- Enigma Gaming Enigma Gaming Inactive rounded out their roster with Norbu "karam1l" Tsering.
Results & Standings
- Trinity Trials Fall Trial playoffs remaining teams: Sector One Wings Program Sector One Wings Program Inactive , Dragonslayerzzz Dragonslayerzzz Europe Rank #68
- VCT Game Changers Brazil Series 2 Qualifier 2 remaining teams: Team Liquid Brazil Team Liquid Brazil Brazil Rank #27 , Gamelanders Purple Gamelanders Purple Inactive
- VCT Game Changers Korea finals winner: SPEAR GAMING Female SPEAR GAMING Female Inactive | runner-up: MBTI MBTI Inactive
- / Summer Gauntlet Valorant Invitational playoffs remaining teams: ShanXi Gaming Girls ShanXi Gaming Girls Inactive , Oxyg3niOus Oxyg3niOus Inactive , Urban Beauties Urban Beauties Inactive
Other News & Rumors
- According to a report from Dexerto, FunPlus Phoenix FunPlus Phoenix Inactive are listening to offers for their European squad. The report comes after FPX was not selected for the 2023 franchised league in the Pacific or EMEA region. Potential parties interested in the buyout of FPX's European roster were not named.
- According to a report from Blix.GG, Alliance Alliance Inactive are looking to reinvest in their roster in the hopes of promoting into the EMEA partnership program in 2023. Alliance plans on continuing to compete in the Polaris league, and it is expected that they will maintain a core of three Nordic players, according to the report. No candidates were named for Alliance's future roster.
- According to a report from Dot Esports, T1 T1 Korea Rank #3 will likely part with Joshua "steel" Nissan and Zander "thwifo" Kim while retaining their Korean core of Son "xeta" Seon-ho (손선호), Byeon "Munchkin" Sang-beom (변상범), and Joseph "ban" Seungmin Oh for the 2023 Pacific franchised league, which T1 have already been accepted into.