OFF//SEASON events are coming to a close and Challengers Leagues are kicking off worldwide, but that did not stop the Valorant world from creating new headlines. Here's what you might have missed this past week in Valorant news.
This week's edition covers news from Dec. 11 - Dec. 17
- Last Week: News Almost Missed Dec. 10
- Jimmy "Marved" Nguyen, the final member of OpTic Gaming OpTic Gaming Inactive 's Valorant roster announced the expiry of his contract.
- Gen.G Black Gen.G Black Inactive released their whole roster. Carlee "Carlee" Gress, Hannah "Hannah" Reyes, "edith" , and Jackson "Jaxsen" Popelka are now all free agents.
- / NRG Esports NRG Esports North America Rank #8 welcomed two new members to their coaching staff in Benjamin "trainer" Bravo as assistant coach, and German "krueger" Yevseyev as analyst.
- Oxygen Esports Oxygen Esports North America Rank #15 announced the promotion of their academy team to their main roster. With the promotion came the signings of Mitch "mitch" Semago, Logan "skuba" Jenkins, Joshua "pwny" VanGorder, and Devon "randyySAVAGE" Bréard.
- Team Liquid Brazil Team Liquid Brazil Brazil Rank #45 released Ana "naxy" Beatriz after a year with the team.
- RED Canids RED Canids Brazil Rank #12 players terminated their contracts as the organization looks to exit Valorant just three weeks after announcing their arrival.
- Rix.GG Rix.GG Inactive announced they have ceased all org operations. All active members on RIX.GG's lineups are now free agents.
- Movistar Riders Movistar Riders Europe Rank #235 announced the arrival of Nicolás "Nixerino" Canellas Colocho, Dmytro "dimaxx" Paliy, and Kacper "saiko" Kucharski.
- / Egor "chiwawa" Stepanyuk announced that he parted ways with EXCEL EXCEL Inactive .
- / Liam "q" Hoek and Maxim "MaximN" Nonglaire announced they have been moved to the bench on Sector One Sector One Inactive .
- KOI KOI Europe Rank #23 parted ways with Alberto "neptuNo" González.
- / GMT Esports GMT Esports Europe Rank #130 welcomed Alessandro "N A I S" Montanari, Marco "HearthBeat" Soffia, and Taranvir "bipo" Singh ahead of VCL Italy's season.
- Surreal Esports Surreal Esports Europe Rank #166 welcomed Eren "Rosé" Erzan, "VenTT" , "vittoria" , Arda "macRue" Yıldız, and Ali "Crewen" Eren Sargin from the Fire Flux Young Fire Flux Young Inactive roster.
- / Global Esports Global Esports Asia-Pacific Rank #8 added two assistant coaches in Peter "Spin" Bradford and Morgan "BigTime" Jay.
- / Enigma Gaming Enigma Gaming Asia-Pacific Rank #11 said goodbye to their roster.
- Fahad "Near" Salem announced he benched himself from YaLLa Esports YaLLa Esports Inactive .
- / DetonatioN Gaming merged with "Team GAMEWITH" and will now compete under the name DetonatioN FocusMe DetonatioN FocusMe Japan Rank #18 .
- Nongshim RedForce Nongshim RedForce Korea Unranked announced their entry to Valorant ahead of the T.E.N 2022 FPS Special.
- South Built Esports South Built Esports Inactive released their roster.
- NAOS Esports NAOS Esports Asia-Pacific Rank #18 announced the arrival of Riley "Witz" Go, John "JA" Timothy Arone, Frederico "PapiChulo" Evangelista, and Coach Derren "aimix" dela Cruz.
- FW Esports FW Esports Asia-Pacific Rank #27 said goodbye to Teerapong "Teerapong" Wongsirisuponchai and Taned "Killua" Teerasawad.
- Chong "Fayde" Hoc Wah parted with Team Secret Team Secret Asia-Pacific Rank #6 as they search for a new coach.
Results & Standings
- Sakura Cup #10 winner: BCR BCR Inactive | runner-up: Complexity GX3 Complexity GX3 North America Unranked
- NSG Lockdown - Open 2 winner: BASILISK BASILISK Inactive | runner-up: SHIFT SHIFT North America Rank #20
- Red Bull Campus Clutch 2022 - World Final winner: Northwood University Northwood University North America Rank #1 | runner-up: o7 o7 Inactive
- Golden Goose #5 winner: Dark Passage Dark Passage Inactive | runner-up: Oxuji Oxuji Europe Rank #21
- VRL France: Revolution - Coupe De France winner: Mandatory Mandatory Europe Rank #12 | runner-up: bonk bonk Europe Rank #17
- VRL DACH: Evolution - Unity winner: DSYRE DSYRE Europe Rank #29 | runner-up: Ovation eSports Ovation eSports Europe Rank #37
- Vietnam Gaming League remaining teams: Fancy United Esports Fancy United Esports Asia-Pacific Rank #10 , Team Big BAAM Team Big BAAM Asia-Pacific Rank #33
- ESL Clash of Nations: SEA winner: Made in Thailand Made in Thailand Asia-Pacific Rank #5 | runner-up: FULL SENSE FULL SENSE Asia-Pacific Rank #9
- / ESL Clash of Nations: KR/JP winner: OQ academy OQ academy Inactive | runner-up: All Ways Incheon All Ways Incheon Inactive
- ESL Clash of Nations: OCE winner: Generation of Miracles Generation of Miracles Inactive | runner-up: BOBO BOBO Oceania Rank #1
- LPL Valorant Overtime Cup winner: Bonkers Bonkers Inactive | runner-up: xyz xyz Oceania Rank #8
Other News & Rumours
- / According to a report by Dot Esports, The Guard The Guard North America Rank #4 is set to add Ian "tex" Botsch and Josh "JoshRT" Lee to their 2023 roster. tex will fill the remaining spot on their starting five and JoshRT will take the mantle as head coach.
- / According to a report by Max Katz, M80 M80 North America Unranked is set to sign ex- Team BDS Team BDS Europe Rank #87 player Vincent "Happy" Schopenhauer as their head coach.