Masters: Berlin competition has begun, but the cycle of news around the world has continued. Here are some headlines you might have missed, all bundled together in one place.
- Read more: September 3 recap
- Complexity have announced four members of their female roster, Complexity GX3 Complexity GX3 North America Rank #0 . As the team name implies, the core of L4CE , Maddie , Aniemal , and alimonstr previously played under the name GX3 GX3 Inactive . Notably absent is "Jan" , who recently competed with 100emoji 100emoji North America Rank #0 in the VCT Game Changers Academy August group stage. She did not play with 100emoji in the playoffs.
- Immortals Immortals North America Rank #12 coach Jordan "Gunba" Graham has announced that he will be leaving the team and taking a break from esports. He has been with the Immortals organization since 2018, when he joined their Overwatch League team, the Los Angeles Valiant, for the inaugural season. He also coached the Valiant during the 2020 Overwatch League season before being announced as the Immortals Valorant head coach in late May 2020.
- Marco "Awkua" Li and Conner "GLYPH" Garcia have left Teal Seam Teal Seam North America Rank #27 . Both of them joined the team in late June, and with the team have captured a third place finish in the Community Gaming Premier Series Finale playoffs, a second place finish in the GLG Radiant Arena Series III playoffs, and a first place finish in the NSG Summer Championship July qualifier.
- Debanjan "DEATHMAKER" Das has joined Velocity Gaming Velocity Gaming Asia-Pacific Rank #9 . Earlier this week, he departed from Godlike Esports Godlike Esports Inactive in an announcement that was followed by the rest of the roster being dropped, sans "haiVaan" . haiVaan will be staying with Godlike as a content creator.
- World Game Star World Game Star Korea Rank #6 have announced the departure of Yoon "Xpp" Jong-sung. This is the second departure from the team in two weeks, as Lim "Has1ra14" Hyuk's entrance into free agency was covered in last week's edition of News Almost Missed.
- Team Vitality Team Vitality Europe Rank #15 have added Ahmed "ZE1SH" El Sheikh to their coaching staff as an assistant coach, joining Arthur "pm" Guillermet as the team's second coach.
- Fire Flux Esports Fire Flux Esports Europe Rank #43 have parted ways with coach Salah "salah" Barakat , ending a stint with the team that began in mid June.
- / After being benched from the team last week, Wave Esports Wave Esports Europe Rank #23 have officially parted ways with Mathias "SEIDER" Seider, Sigurd "Zik" Jensen, and Robertas "Carcass" Mikuckis.
- Jun "LEXY" Hao Xavier has joined UwU UwU Asia-Pacific Rank #19 from Team SMG Team SMG Asia-Pacific Rank #17 . He was a part of Team SMG's first roster when they entered into Valorant, back in July of 2020.
- Enigma Gaming Enigma Gaming Asia-Pacific Rank #24 have announced two additions to their team: Sabyasachi "Antidote" Bose and Tejas "Rexy" Kotian. These additions bring Enigma Gaming's roster count to seven.
- Tales of Eastern Tales of Eastern China Rank #1 claimed first place in the FGC Valorant Invitational, defeating EDward Gaming EDward Gaming China Rank #3 3-1 in the grand finals, striking back after a 2-0 loss against EDward Gaming in the Upper Final.
- / Oxxgen Esports Oxxgen Esports Europe Rank #0 finished in first place in the TGH x Birds of Prey: Episode 2 tournament, only dropping one map against Project X Project X Europe Rank #0 (Europe's top rated Game Changers team) in the semifinals.
- Team Valor Team Valor Asia-Pacific Rank #61 defeated Team XO Team XO Asia-Pacific Rank #26 in a back-and-forth battle in the grand finals of the Yuvin Valorant Invitational Cup to take home first place.
Matches to Watch
- Four teams are left standing in the Oceania Tour: Championship. The teams are ORDER ORDER Oceania Rank #1 , Team Bliss Team Bliss Oceania Rank #4 , Wildcard Gaming Wildcard Gaming Oceania Rank #3 , and PEACE PEACE Oceania Rank #2 . So far, ORDER have had a flawless run through the upper bracket and have not dropped a map, even against PEACE, who are currently the second highest ranked team in Oceania. The first and second place teams in this event will move on to the North American Last Chance Qualifier for a single spot at Valorant Champions.
- Joshua "m1cks" Micks, a CS:GO analyst who previously worked with Cloud9's CS:GO roster, has announced that he is looking for opportunities with the North American Valorant.
- The esport organizations Trident Esports and Villains Esports have merged together. The current roster (previously known as Villains Esports) will stay together, but compete under the Trident Esports name.