CORRECTION: A previous version of the article did not clarify that SylFy of FAV gaming is currently inactive with LOB filling in for him. The article below has been updated to include this.

VLR is introducing a new weekly series: News Almost Missed. This series will cover notable news that was unable to make it into a full article from across the Valorant world.

This week, teams squeezed in their final roster moves before the start of VCT Stage 3. Other tournaments either wrapped up just before the start of Stage 3 or began as minor events within the VCT ecosystem.

Roster Changes


Other News

  • Nathan "NBK" Schmitt announced his switch to Valorant. The former french pro CS:GO player spent years at the top of the game representing teams like Envy, G2, Vitality and OG. He won two Majors and lifted several other international trophies, considered among the top 20 players of Valve's FPS from 2013 to 2015.
  • Another CS:GO Major winner, Markus "⁠Kjaerbye⁠" Kjærbye, also announced his retirement from CS:GO. However, while there is much anticipation in the community for his transition to Valorant, his statement makes no reference to continuing within esports.
  • The first Indian qualifier for the Valorant Conquerors Championship has kicked off, spread across ten days. will be covering the Top 16 of the qualifier bracket, with coverage varying for the other regions.

bleghfarec and Eutalyx contributed to this recap.