Challengers leagues have begun their splits and Collegiate has begun their winter season. Although there is plenty of action, teams all around the world continue to make new headlines. Here's what you might have missed this past week in Valorant news.
This week's edition covers news from Jan. 22 to Jan. 28
- Last Week: News Almost Missed January 21
- G2 Esports G2 Esports North America Rank #22 ShahZaM Shahzeb Khan dapr Michael Gulino wippie Maxim Shepelev OXY Francis Hoang penny Erik Penny announced the arrival of Dani "Dani" Hashweh as assistant coach.
- / Soniqs Soniqs Inactive released their roster following the conclusion of VCL NA: LCQ.
- FaZe Clan FaZe Clan North America Rank #10 POISED Kevin Ngo BABYBAY Andrej Francisty dicey Quan Tran Rossy Daniel Abedrabbo supamen Phat Le welcomed their new manager Cameron "Vapor" Elswick
- Nearest Airport Nearest Airport North America Rank #18 jmoh Jason Mohandessi acrian Precision Colin O'Neill said goodbye to Tanner "geeza" McGhee as he searches for collegiate offers.
- City Boys City Boys Inactive ZachaREEE Zachary Lombardo Rawkus Shane Flaherty parted with Eric "Kanpeki" Xu and Jake "Paincakes" Hass following their top 12 finish in the VCL NA: LCQ.
- Moon Raccoons Moon Raccoons Inactive icy Jacob Lange tech ZK Timothy Ly bid farewell to Christopher "Rebo" Heindel.
- Evil Geniuses GC Evil Geniuses GC North America Rank #171 PowerPixele showliana Juliana Maransaldi theia Melisa Mundorff Stefanie Stefanie Jones welcomed Jovanni "Jovi" Vera as their Coach for 2023.
- Team Cruelty Team Cruelty Latin America Unranked HellFull Andres Vallejo Danielesflo Daniel Sánchez GabZ Gabriel Andrade welcomed "vApes" , Alejandro "Alejo" Rocha, and assistant coach "Porkys" .
- The ex- Wave Esports Academy Wave Esports Academy Inactive ara zery traich Linus Glenn Glenn Kuitert roster has been signed by eSports Cologne eSports Cologne Europe Rank #40 quantumrino ara zery traich Linus Glenn Glenn Kuitert .
- 3DMAX 3DMAX Europe Rank #229 hrZXv3 Elijah Calonnec M4CHINA Ouali Manset MateliaN Elian Romagnoli blitzeN Anthony Boquillard Dawn Tristan Bornet moved Kiiyo to their bench following two weeks on the active roster.
- Zero Tenacity Zero Tenacity Europe Rank #78 jas Jasiek Nieliwodzki kenobi Szymon Łabędzki qxv Jakub Sawicki xiTsha Arkadiusz Nowak nyczu Szymon Kulik welcomed Szymon "nyczu" Kulik from incognito incognito Europe Rank #49 darkosek kaajak PROFEK Sferon Tomasz Biniak .
- Ramboot Club Ramboot Club Europe Rank #240 DoubleD Dailos Daniel Martín Ruiz zedt Pablo Peña Portilla Rexs José Jaramago shéd Jani Marjanen moved José "Rexs" Jaramago to the bench in favor of Dailos "DoubleD" Daniel Martín Ruiz.
- Thunderbolts Gaming Thunderbolts Gaming Europe Rank #217 Antsy Yağız Güngör added a new Coach in Engin "goddwana" Balci.
- / Team RA'AD Team RA'AD MENA Rank #1 Depyro Nour Sherif Shniider Yousef Osama Sand Mark Emad falltw Alexandr Chernukhin neveR phaze Karim Fouad welcomed two new players to their roster in neveR and Alexandr "falltw" Chernukhin.
- / Twisted Minds Esports Twisted Minds Esports MENA Rank #7 Duno Mikhail Fokin ExiT Abdullah Al-Twaijri xenon Vladimir Lobov Fr4nky Ibrahim Alrubaian Dazlly Mohammed Abushal announced their roster for the 2023 season.
- Nongshim RedForce Nongshim RedForce Korea Rank #21 Jeong Hi Lee Jeong-ha (이정하) Moves Park Jun-seo (박준서) Cloudy Gu Min-jae (구민재) pr0xy Lee Do-kyeong (이도경) margaret Kim Ji-woo (김지우) announced the swap of Kang "dongho" Dong-ho (강동호) for Lee "Jeong Hi" Jeong-ha (이정하).
- Shadow Corporation Shadow Corporation Korea Rank #5 UdoTan Go Kyung-won (고경원) empty yoman Banger stew Wolverine Cho Hyun-tae (조현태) signed the Over Quality Over Quality Inactive Wolverine Cho Hyun-tae (조현태) stew empty yoman Banger roster ahead of the WCG VCL: KR group stage.
- / Revenant Esports Revenant Esports Inactive Paradox Kasif Sayyed JoshS Joshua Miles Santos Ching Enrico Perez rite2ace Tejas Sawant 1TaPGoD Sahil Duble blackhawk Shailesh Dalvi said goodbye to their coach Yoon "Malix" Kyung-ho (윤경호).
Results & Standings
- Astral Clash 2023: LCQ qualified teams: Version1 Version1 North America Rank #40 sarahcat Sarah Simpson florescent Ava Eugene alexis Alexis Guarrasi meL Melanie Capone Noia Nicole Tierce , milenut hannie milenut hannie North America Rank #52 , noot noot noot noot North America Rank #24 maple karie Marceline Carson cbui grimoire Marisa Agbovi summertime
- Project V: XMG Offseason Clash winner: eSports Cologne eSports Cologne Europe Rank #40 quantumrino ara zery traich Linus Glenn Glenn Kuitert | runner-up: Reveal Multigaming Reveal Multigaming Europe Rank #73 CALVIN S Calvin Shendy YoungOne RxYaL Onur Yilmaz Magnus Magnus Keller Unbreakable Florian Nagel
- Nativz Collegiate Winter Series winner: UL eSports UL eSports Europe Rank #25 lifty CozyCai James nuRdy Seaninator26 | runner-up: TUD Apes TUD Apes Europe Rank #61 CuckLord Cerberus Evilz Ghost gtr b0om Asian mireu
- Wandercon remaining teams: 2L8 2L8 Europe Rank #81 gosaydam Göksel Saydam j4héx Ersel Örs Alvera Eren Kına SoyeR Burak Soyer Gloomy Mercan Özalp nekky Anıl Dağdeviren , LFO6 LFO6 Europe Unranked , calamity L calamity L Europe Rank #63 szoren Søren-Emil Kold Thomsen Incredible bmblbe Paolo Peloza Gunners Kequeq , ACE eSports ACE eSports Europe Rank #193 r1zvaN y0r Filip Eremic divide J1zkeyy Alexander Reznichenko chukL9 Danil Chuklin focus
Other News & Rumours
- According to a report by Dot Esports, FaZe Clan FaZe Clan North America Rank #10 POISED Kevin Ngo BABYBAY Andrej Francisty dicey Quan Tran Rossy Daniel Abedrabbo supamen Phat Le is in talks to sign Daniel "Rossy" Abedrabbo as the final member of their roster. With the addition of rossy, the full reported roster is set to be Andrej "BABYBAY" Francisty, Kevin "POISED" Ngo, Phat "supamen" Le, and Quan "dicey" Tran.