Collegiate events have kicked off for the fall season and the VCT OFF//SEASON events keep rolling. Here's what you might have missed this past week in Valorant news.
This week's edition covers news from Oct. 23 - Oct. 29
- Last Week: News Almost Missed Oct. 22
- After close to a year on The Guard The Guard Inactive 's bench, Harrison "psalm" Chang has parted ways with the organization. He now moves past professional play and will pursue opportunities in org operations or content creation.
- / Sentinels Sentinels North America Rank #14 have signed another member to their coaching staff in Drew "DrewSpark" Spark-Whitworth. He joins the team reuniting with fellow ex- XSET XSET Inactive members zekken , dephh and SyykoNT .
- Knights Knights Inactive have parted ways with analyst Matthew "slow" Amuah. He has been with the team since February.
- Oxygen Academy Oxygen Academy Inactive have temporarily moved Yassin "Reduxx" Aboulalazm to their bench. In a tweet by reduxx, he states that his age is the reason for the benching and will compete for Oxygen again when he turns 16 in approximately six months.
- ODDIK ODDIK Brazil Rank #8 have announced their new roster and coaching staff for the VCT Brazil Challengers League. It will consist of the core from Tropinha do TIKTOK 2.0 Tropinha do TIKTOK 2.0 Inactive .
- / Guild Esports Guild Esports Inactive and Russel "Russ" Mendes have officially parted ways ahead of the 2023 season. The announcement comes after Russ being on Guild's bench for the past two months.
- OG LDN UTD OG LDN UTD Inactive have parted ways with their full roster and coaching staff.
- / Marco "HearthBeat" Soffia and Case Esports Case Esports Europe Rank #22 have parted ways. The organization cites residency rules for the 2023 VCL to be the reason they have parted.
- Rebels Gaming Rebels Gaming Europe Rank #163 have benched all players and staff from their roster. This comes after a Challengers League ruling made the roster ineligible to play in VCL: Spain 2023. All players are seeking 2023 opportunities.
- Sector One Sector One Inactive has promoted their academy team, Sector One Wings Program Sector One Wings Program Inactive , to their main roster ahead of Coupe De France.
- / Team Heretics Team Heretics Europe Rank #149 have moved their strategic coach, Ivaylo "Linepro" Krasimirov Kolev to the bench. While he remains in consideration for the 2023 Heretics roster, he has been allowed and is actively exploring his offers.
- BBL Esports BBL Esports Europe Rank #40 have moved Hüseyin "aimDLL" Kabişteke to their bench.
- / İstanbul Wildcats İstanbul Wildcats Europe Rank #184 have signed Nikita "d3ffo" Sudakov and Ceyhun "AslaN" Aslan as stand-ins.
- Caner "CyderX" Demir joined Regnum Carya Esports Regnum Carya Esports Europe Rank #99 as their In-Game Leader.
- OnlyFins OnlyFins Europe Rank #13 said goodbye to longstanding member Linus "Limpe" Räty.
- Revenant Esports Revenant Esports Asia-Pacific Rank #27 have moved Jay "BADlove" Patil to the bench following just one month on the roster.
- BOOM Esports BOOM Esports Asia-Pacific Rank #5 have signed Fikri "Famouz" Zaki Hamdani, Michael "severiNe" Winata and Hildegard "Shiro" Arnaldo. They have also brought back Gary "blaZek1ng" Dastin from the bench to play in their 2023 roster.
- Crazy Raccoon Crazy Raccoon Japan Rank #5 has moved Hiroto "rion" Tateno from their active roster to full-time streaming for the organization.
- Fancy United Esports Fancy United Esports Asia-Pacific Rank #6 parted ways with Nguyễn "Suka" Văn Tiến. The team has brought in Ngô "Kishi" Trường Huy to be a stand-in for the OFF//SEASON event, ESL Clash of Nations: SEA.
- / BOBO BOBO Inactive saw the departure of their coach Noah "Senpai" Hideki Takeuchi.
Results & Standings
- Champions Tour Game Changers LATAM: Regional Finals winner: KRÜ BLAZE KRÜ BLAZE Latin America South Rank #7 | runner-up: FiRePOWER FiRePOWER Latin America North Rank #14
- Esportsmaker Spike Ladies #4 winner: DELIRA Female DELIRA Female Inactive | runner-up: Black Dragons FEM Black Dragons FEM Inactive
- Valorant AGS Cup winner: 9z Team 9z Team Latin America South Rank #2 | runner-up: SunXet Club SunXet Club Inactive
- VRL France - Coupe De France kicked off its playoffs.
- G-Loot VALORANT Clash - Showdown remaining teams: bonk bonk Inactive , Fire Flux Esports Fire Flux Esports Europe Rank #11 , Parla Esports Parla Esports Inactive , Team hz Team hz Europe Rank #77
- VEU Weekly Cup #6 winner: Diamant Esports Diamant Esports Europe Rank #16 | runner-up: Honvéd Esport Honvéd Esport Europe Rank #103
- / Project V: SEL Fall Cup and A1 eSports Cup winner: Into The Breach Protocol Into The Breach Protocol Inactive | runner-up: Unicorns of Love Unicorns of Love Europe Rank #52
- Crossfire Cup remaining teams: Team Heretics Team Heretics Europe Rank #149 , KOI KOI Europe Rank #88 , Arroz Arroz Inactive , Rebels Gaming Rebels Gaming Europe Rank #163
- Magyar Nemzeti Valorant Kupa - Major winner: Rapid Ninjas Rapid Ninjas Europe Rank #54 | runner-up: Honvéd Esport Honvéd Esport Europe Rank #103
- eLadies 2022 remaining teams: TIGER Anonymo TIGER Anonymo Europe Rank #153 , Yumisu Esport Yumisu Esport Inactive
- Valorant India Invitational - SEA Closed Qualifier remaining teams: BLEED BLEED Asia-Pacific Rank #2 , South Built Esports South Built Esports Inactive
Other News & Rumours
- In a report by Dot Esports, it was revealed that The Guard The Guard Inactive are expected to re-sign Trent "trent" Cairns for the 2023 season. The Guard will compete in the VCT Challengers League after falling shy of making partnership for the 2023 America's league.
- Another report from Dot Esports has detailed that G2 Esports G2 Esports Inactive are looking to sign Version1 Version1 Inactive coach Ian "Immi" Harding. The news comes after reports surfaced that G2 had shown interest in building a roster in North America.
- Valorant East: United announced that Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia have been added to the eligibility list for VCL: East and VEU events by organizer PLE.gg.
- According to a report by Seulgi, the Shanghai Dragons of the Overwatch League are interested in assembling a roster for the 2023 VCT Ascension league.
- Professional Overwatch player Lee "Carpe" Jae-hyeok (이재혁) will represent T1 T1 Korea Rank #3 in the 2023 Pacific league, according to BLIX.gg. He takes the position as the teams fifth man and moves Kim "BeomJun" Beom-jun (김범준) to the sixth man slot.