The Game Changers Championship is rapidly approaching and VRC events are coming to a close. Here's what you may have missed this week in Valorant news.
This week's edition covers news from Nov. 6 - Nov. 12
- Last Week: News Almost Missed Nov. 5
- / Evil Geniuses GC Evil Geniuses GC Inactive released Emmalee "EMUHLEET" Garrido and Amanda "rain" Smith just three months after acquiring the Dignitas Dignitas Inactive roster.
- / YFP Gaming YFP Gaming North America Rank #13 welcomed a new roster consisting of the core from Country BoyZ Country BoyZ Inactive and Anthony "venture" Ziade from TSM Academy TSM Academy Inactive . They recently played under the YFP title in the BoomTV Valorant Select Main Event.
- VIRTUOSO VIRTUOSO Inactive added Jason "jmoh" Mohandessi to their roster. He recently competed with the team in the Mystic Singularity Series #2
- Native Gaming Native Gaming Inactive decided to cease their operations within Valorant. The team and its coaches are now free agents.
- Soniqs Soniqs Inactive welcomed a new team manager in StyxOnly .
- Movistar Riders Movistar Riders Europe Rank #134 said goodbye to Raúl "Morthe" Luis Diaz
- Enterprise Esports Enterprise Esports Europe Rank #21 terminated Michal "SH0UTyy" Glacner's contract on mutual terms, due to differing views. The org also moved Michael "Elysium" Prošek to the bench while waiting for his contract to expire.
- FUT Esports FUT Esports Europe Rank #5 announced their academy team, FUT Academy.
- Papara SuperMassive Papara SuperMassive Europe Rank #17 signed Burak "Burzzy" Özveren to their roster as a Stand-In
- Parla Esports Parla Esports Inactive added another member to their coaching staff in Analyst/Assistant Coach Hazım "casteLL0" Orhun Dalbeyler
- Galakticos Galakticos Europe Rank #76 moved Ufuk "SasuKe" Göktaş and Burak "glovee" Yıldırım to the bench following elimination in the ESA Open Fire All Stars 2022 Qualifiers.
- BBL Esports BBL Esports Europe Rank #44 parted ways with their Head Coach Sezgin "fabre" Kalaycı ahead of the 2023 EMEA League.
- Stars Horizon Stars Horizon Inactive said goodbye to Arthur "artzin" Araujo.
- / FiRePOWER FiRePOWER Latin America North Rank #12 moved Heather "LiNLiN" Aileen Aguilar to the bench.
- Team SMG GC Team SMG GC Asia-Pacific Rank #2 have released four of their players. Jularat "YOKY" Buaphan, Kellyn "Kaephrodite" Sim, Ting "DDT" Jia Yu and Elyse "elyse" Lim all depart the org after their top six finish at the GC APAC: Elite tournament.
- / Reckoning Esports Reckoning Esports Asia-Pacific Rank #15 has strengthened their coaching staff with Thanawat "olifant" Prathumta as head coach and Kinjal "Kilobyte" Biswas as assistant coach/analyst.
Results & Standings
- FaZe Smeag All Star Weekend winner: Team tarik Team tarik Inactive | runner-up: Team Brax Team Brax Inactive
- Mystic Singularity Series #2 winner: STEALING LUNCH MONEY STEALING LUNCH MONEY Inactive | runner-up: Team Reckaroo Team Reckaroo Inactive
- BoomTV VALORANT Select remaining teams: Shopify Rebellion Shopify Rebellion Inactive , Dark Ratio Dark Ratio Inactive , sqn 2.0 sqn 2.0 Inactive , City Boys City Boys Inactive
- Esportsmaker Spike Series Invitational winner: Los Grandes Los Grandes Inactive | runner-up: DELIRA DELIRA Inactive
- The Barbers The Barbers Inactive and Team Divinity Team Divinity Inactive have qualified for the G-Loot Clash Main Event after placing top two in the Wildcard bracket.
- 8Pancakes 8Pancakes Inactive and Diamant Esports Diamant Esports Europe Rank #87 have qualified for the VEU - S3 Season Finals after finishing top two in the VEU - S3 Last Chance Qualifier.
- VEU - S3 Season Finals remaining teams: Anonymo Esports Anonymo Esports Inactive , Diamant Esports Diamant Esports Europe Rank #87 , Zero Tenacity Zero Tenacity Europe Rank #36
- Aim Lab Frostbite Series winner: Alliance Coven Alliance Coven Inactive | runner-up: Acend Rising Acend Rising Inactive
- The ESA Open Fire All Stars 2022 kicked off its group stage.
- Campeonato de Elite - Stage 2 remaining teams: Arroz Arroz Inactive , GTZ Esports GTZ Esports Inactive
- Project V: Split 3 Finals began its playoffs.
- Crossfire Cup winner: Team Heretics Team Heretics Europe Rank #164 | runner-up: Rebels Gaming Rebels Gaming Europe Rank #200
- NSG YUDDHA: All India Championship remaining teams: Gods Reign Gods Reign Asia-Pacific Rank #22 , Reckoning Esports Reckoning Esports Asia-Pacific Rank #15
- Dreamhack Showdown remaining teams: Bonkers Bonkers Inactive , BOBO BOBO Inactive , The Who? The Who? Oceania Rank #7 , Funcrew Funcrew Inactive
Other News & Rumours
- A report by BLIX.GG has detailed that Case Esports Case Esports Europe Rank #54 have reached a verbal agreement with their 2023 roster. The team will compete in the Spanish Valorant league and will consist of Povilas "roxie" Krivelis, Vlad "Kiles" Shvets, Salvador "Yurii" Gasco, Dominykas "MiniBoo" Lukaševičius and Manuel "ease" López.
- Another report by BLIX.GG has detailed that MAD Lions MAD Lions Inactive will not be pursuing Valorant for the 2023 season. Initially, the roster was set to play in Spain's Challenger League, but with a disappointing exit in Superliga, they are set to focus on the 2023 LEC season.
- / G-Loot, the organizer for the OFF//SEASON event "G-Loot VALORANT Clash" has announced the disqualification of Alexander "Kleimon" Gushin. Kleimon played with Team hz Team hz Europe Rank #70 through the EU open qualifer and Showdown before his disqualification due to eligiblity rules.
- / A report by Bo Hoogland has announced that 100 Thieves 100 Thieves North America Rank #9 would be one of the North American teams set to participate at the EMEA Red Bull Home Ground event. The event will be the debut of Matthew "Cryocells" Panganiban under the 100T banner.
- In another report by Bo Hoogland, it was revealed that Fisker 's contract with FAV gaming FAV gaming Japan Rank #5 had been terminated after an altercation involving a member of FAV's staff.