As teams began their preparations for their respective regions' Last Chance Qualifier events, the cycle of news around the world continued. Here are some headlines from around the world that you might have missed.
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- Logan "skuba" Jenkins, fiziq , and Tanner "scourge" Kages have been benched from the Pioneers Pioneers North America Rank #24 lineup. These announcements leave Jason "jmoh" Mohandessi as the only remaining member of the roster.
- A story from late last week, the roster of Good Fellas Good Fellas Inactive have been signed by Radiance Radiance North America Rank #36 . The team features Christopher "Rebo" Heindel and Zander "FIEND" Bates, formerly of Moon Raccoons Moon Raccoons Inactive , and Youssef "sSef" Daghache, formerly of Spacestation Gaming Spacestation Gaming Inactive . This leaves Anthony "venture" Ziade and Shaun "cheatcode" Quinto as the final two members to round out the roster.
- UCAM Esports Club UCAM Esports Club Europe Rank #39 have parted ways with Hampus "Supmah" Svensson, marking the end of a tenure that began in early July. The team is still competing in the LVP Rising Series #4, and have enlisted the help of Adam "Jesse" Čtvrtníček, formerly of LDN UTD LDN UTD Inactive , as a stand-in for their matches.
- Team Finest Team Finest Europe Rank #17 have said goodbye to coach Samuli "BAITO" Karppinen. This announcement comes after the team confirmed Joona "H1ber" Parviainen about two weeks ago.
- XSET Female XSET Female Inactive have officially left CS:GO and entered into the European Game Changers scene. However, the team will not compete under XSET going forward. Sources close to VLR.gg have indicated that XSET are looking for a female team to represent them in Game Changers North America.
- Emre "Dubbin" Eldelek, one of the founding members of Serenity Black Serenity Black Inactive , has departed from the team and entered into free agency.
- Fire Flux Esports Fire Flux Esports Europe Rank #41 have welcomed Erim "Mavera" Sasal to their coaching staff. He is the team's second coach alongside Salih "marqnue" Onaran.
- Rizkie "BerserX" Adla Kusuma has departed from the roster of Alter Ego Alter Ego Inactive . He is the second person from Alter Ego's original roster to leave the team, which was announced in October of 2020.
- / Eren "Quantum" Arslan has become the head coach of Anubis Gaming Anubis Gaming MENA Rank #1 .
- Former CS:GO commentator Keith "LaFortune" LaFortune has been announced as the head coach for Knights Academy Knights Academy North America Rank #0 .
- / KPI Gaming KPI Gaming Europe Rank #37 have announced that they have parted ways with their mostly Spanish roster and have acquired the fully Russian ex-Singularity roster.
- Alex "Lin" Gariépy and Vincent "Apotheon" Le have left VIRTUOSO VIRTUOSO North America Rank #35 .
- DarkZero Esports DarkZero Esports North America Rank #21 coach Zack "huuaw" Solomon has revealed that he is no longer a part of the team. huuaw has been a part of the DarkZero team core since they were known as Kooky Koalas Kooky Koalas Inactive , and noted that the decision to split from the organization was a "mutual decision based on differences in style with the team".
- Project X Project X Inactive have been announced as Guild Esports' Game Changers team, and will compete under the name Guild X Guild X Europe Rank #0 .
- BBL Esports BBL Esports Europe Rank #32 have announced additions to their management. Berke "Vlad" Kantürk, Sezgin Kalaycı, and Özgür "Root" Alagül have joined the organization as head coach, mental coach, and general manager respectively.
- Rishi "RvK" Vijayakumar has joined Enigma Gaming Enigma Gaming Asia-Pacific Rank #23 , marking the end of the team's rebuild of their roster that finished in fourth place in the Valorant Conquerors Championship playoffs.
- Version1 have announced their Game Changers roster, VersionX VersionX North America Rank #0 . The team consists of the members of Just Breathe Just Breathe Inactive , sans Zoe "Zoe" Servais. In her place, VersionX have added Naomi "Naomi" Sauvola, who played on CLG Red CLG Red North America Rank #92 until earlier this month.
- The group stage of the Predator Esports Circuit has concluded. The teams that have advanced to the playoffs include DR Esports DR Esports Asia-Pacific Rank #54 , South Built Esports South Built Esports Asia-Pacific Rank #38 , Team Secret Team Secret Asia-Pacific Rank #4 , and Zeal Esports Zeal Esports Asia-Pacific Rank #22 .
- / The LVP Rising Series #4 Spanish Qualifier has come to an end. The eight teams that have advanced are Giants Gaming Giants Gaming Europe Rank #4 , TOOOLS esports TOOOLS esports Europe Rank #210 , Movistar Riders Movistar Riders Europe Rank #33 , UCAM Esports Club UCAM Esports Club Europe Rank #39 , SUPRMODE Gaming SUPRMODE Gaming Europe Rank #48 , Crypto Esports Crypto Esports Europe Rank #36 , 19esports 19esports Europe Rank #52 , and Case Esports Case Esports Europe Rank #67 . Their next matches will be in the group stage, which begins next week.
Matches to watch
- The Strike Arabia Championship: Finals are set to conclude soon. Team RA'AD Team RA'AD MENA Rank #2 have advanced to the grand finals, leaving Anubis Gaming Anubis Gaming MENA Rank #1 and Piercer Esports Piercer Esports MENA Rank #4 to duke it out in the lower final. The winner of the tournament will go on to compete in the EMEA Last Chance Qualifier for a spot at Valorant Champions.
- Trident Esports Trident Esports Oceania Rank #5 and Chiefs ESC Chiefs ESC Oceania Rank #2 (formerly PEACE PEACE Inactive ) are set to clash in the grand finals of LPL Winter Cup Legends 2021.
- According to a report by George Geddes of Upcomer, Quan "dicey" Tran, the inactive sixth man for 100 Thieves 100 Thieves North America Rank #2 , is in discussions with Knights Knights North America Rank #28 . Should he join the team, he will replace Terry "dsr" Rioux, who mutually parted ways with the organization earlier this month.