September is gone, and October is here. Here's what you might have missed this past week in Valorant news.
This week's edition covers news from Sept. 25 - Oct. 1.
- Read more: News Almost Missed Sept. 24
- / Complexity GX3 Complexity GX3 North America Rank #14 overhauled their roster by saying goodbye to Vannesa "panini" Emory and welcoming PowerPixele , keenc , and Katherine "Karra" Lee. Karra joins from VersionX VersionX North America Unranked , leaving her former team with just two active members.
- / Soniqs Soniqs North America Rank #16 welcomed Lucas "LRojo" Rojo as the team's new head coach.
- / Cyber Wolves Esports Cyber Wolves Esports Europe Rank #59 added Frankie "Carter" Carter and Kicygo to their team as player and head coach respectively.
- / HEET HEET Europe Rank #18 welcomed Sofian "b2kk" Delimi to their team. The squad is now one player short of a full five-man roster.
- TENSTAR Nova TENSTAR Nova Inactive welcomed Mathieu "LaAw" Plantin to their team as a coach for Game Changers EMEA: Series III.
- / Eduardo "Addicted" Torres became the newest member of Rebels Gaming Rebels Gaming Europe Rank #14 .
- / MOUZ MOUZ Europe Rank #40 rounded out their roster with Bence "szimpli" Soós and Alend "Ale" Khalaf.
- / FUSION X FUSION X Inactive bolstered their roster with Licht .
- / Jung "Foxy9" Jae-sung (정재성) revealed that he had officially departed REIGNITE REIGNITE Japan Rank #13 and entered free agency.
- FW Esports FW Esports Asia-Pacific Rank #26 said goodbye to Apinya as he joined FULL SENSE FULL SENSE Asia-Pacific Rank #10 to round out their roster.
- / Team SMG Team SMG Asia-Pacific Unranked revealed their full roster, which featured Ryona "Tarathiel" Shannen Tan and Elyse "ratatoulyse" Lim as the team's newest additions. The announcement also marked the end of Wanwisa "fixky" Pannil's time with the team.
- Bren Esports Bren Esports Inactive officially bid farewell to their roster.
- / Orangutan Orangutan Asia-Pacific Rank #21 said goodbye to Jon "tesseract" Michael Piga, who later joined Enigma Gaming Enigma Gaming Asia-Pacific Rank #12 as their newest player.
- / Reckoning Esports Reckoning Esports Asia-Pacific Rank #27 welcomed three new players to their roster: Aditya "Pixelzz" Gulhane, Muhammad "fishball" Nabil Shazwan, and Muhammad "zeeq" Hazeeq bin Shammim.
- / YaLLa Esports YaLLa Esports MENA Rank #6 added Mohammad "ShawateRR" Yousef and Eslam "Deberdashi1" Alsughayer to their team as player and head coach respectively.
Results & Standings
- Knights Monthly Gauntlet September 2022 winner: sqn 2.0 sqn 2.0 Inactive | runner-up: Dark Ratio Dark Ratio North America Rank #8
- NRG Neon Dream Invitational winner: Complexity GX3 Complexity GX3 North America Rank #14 | runner-up: Gen.G Black Gen.G Black North America Rank #152
- Toronto VALORANT Viper's Pit $10K #2 playoffs winner: Teal Seam 1.0 Teal Seam 1.0 Inactive | runner-up: She's Broke We're Up She's Broke We're Up Inactive
- Game Changers EMEA Series III main event remaining teams: G2 Gozen G2 Gozen Europe Rank #1 , Guild X Guild X Europe Rank #5
- Game Changers Brazil Series 2 Qualifier #3 remaining teams: ODDIK Bright ODDIK Bright Brazil Rank #25 , Team Liquid Brazil Team Liquid Brazil Brazil Rank #45
- Xyper Arena Weekly Showdown #1 winner: Tales of Eastern Tales of Eastern China Rank #3 | runner-up: NTER NTER China Rank #2
- Summer Gauntlet Valorant Invitational winner: Oxyg3niOus Oxyg3niOus China Unranked | runner-up: ShanXi Gaming Girls ShanXi Gaming Girls China Rank #10
Other News & Rumors
- Dot Esports has reported on multiple high-profile moves taking place among the four accepted teams in the 2023 franchised league. Among the reports include Cloud9 Cloud9 North America Rank #4 rounding their roster out with Jaccob "yay" Whiteaker and Jordan "Zellsis" Montemurro and NRG Esports NRG Esports North America Rank #1 signing the former OpTic Gaming OpTic Gaming Inactive core of Victor "Victor" Wong, Pujan "FNS" Mehta, Austin "crashies" Roberts, and coach Chet .
- According to a report from Bade, GMT Esports are set to return to Valorant after nearly a year of absence. The team previously fielded a CIS roster that later competed as 5MOKES 5MOKES Inactive . The new GMT roster is set to feature Théo "10K" Navaro, Jesse "JESMUND" Terävä, Fábio "AFoxx" Veigas, "marteen" , "bRAAHH" , and coach iLka , according to the report.
- / According to neL, Adil "ScreaM" Benrlitom, Nabil "Nivera" Benrlitom, and Alexandre "xms" Forté are in talks with Karmine Corp Karmine Corp Europe Rank #84 . A deal has not been finalized, however.
- / A report from Dot Esports has detailed the roster that Natus Vincere Natus Vincere Europe Rank #1 could be fielding in the 2023 franchised league. According to the report, the organization is in "advanced discussions" with FunPlus Phoenix FunPlus Phoenix Inactive for the team's entire roster. However, Ardis "ardiis" Svarenieks is exploring his options elsewhere, making his potential future under the Natus Vincere banner unclear, according to the report.