Another week has passed, and with it comes a host of news that took place around the world. Here are some stories you might have missed, all bundled together in one place.
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- Evan "Eshotz" Rodriguez and Xavier "flyuh" Carlson have been dropped from T1 Academy T1 Academy North America Rank #66 .
- After a brief period of inactivity, Teal Seam Teal Seam North America Rank #29 have announced a new roster ahead of the Knights October Monthly. Their new members include Binh "Yoshii" Nguyen, Bones , and flyuh, who recently left T1 Academy.
- Built By Gamers Built By Gamers North America Rank #17 have added former Moon Raccoons Moon Raccoons Inactive and Moon Raccoons Black Moon Raccoons Black Inactive coach Gannon "RaptorZ" Nelson to their coaching staff.
- Akrew Akrew North America Rank #23 have announced three members of their roster, all formerly of ez5 ez5 Inactive . The three announced players are Eric "Kanpeki" Xu, Andrew "gucc107" Gutnichenko, and Corbin "C0M" Lee.
- / The roster of The Silk Road The Silk Road Inactive and Jonathan "Jonji" Carey have become the new face of Built By Gamers Academy Built By Gamers Academy North America Rank #48 .
- OG OG Inactive have released Harry "DPS" MacGill, Kevyn "TviQ" Lindström, and Tomas "Destrian" Linikas, confirming a previous report on the matter. The only player that was not announced to be leaving is Benjamin "uNKOE" Chevasson.
- / BIG BIG Europe Rank #19 have added Karel "Twisten" Ašenbrener and Kasper "Kaspe" Timonen to their roster ahead of their group stage matches in the A1 eSports Valorant Cup #2.
- Ivan "Johnta" Shevtsov has been released by Team Heretics Team Heretics Europe Rank #9 and has been announced as a coach for One Breath Gaming One Breath Gaming Europe Rank #14 for the upcoming EMEA LCQ.
- / LDN UTD LDN UTD Europe Rank #33 have announced a new, predominantly Lithuanian roster. The new faces to the team are Tomas "Destrian" Linikas, Ričardas "Boo" Lukaševičius, Aurimas "Dreamas" Zablockis, and Michał "MOLSI" Łącki.
- / Mary and speedowka have announced that they have left ChatBanned ChatBanned Europe Rank #0 and are taking a break from competing in tournaments.
- Six Karma Six Karma Latin America North Rank #1 have enlisted the aid of Michael "BandiCoot" Mancipe as a stand-in from Border Monsters Border Monsters Latin America North Rank #4 for the SA LCQ.
- REJECT REJECT Asia-Pacific Rank #20 have announced their roster for the APAC LCQ, with former Connect Gaming Connect Gaming Inactive player Kazuki "SamuraiDeeper" Nouno joining the team on a trial basis.
- Former FURY FURY Oceania Rank #9 player kream has announced that his contract with the organization has expired, and is now a free agent.
- Bren Esports Bren Esports Asia-Pacific Rank #0 have announced that Joshua "JoshS" Miles Santos has joined the team as their smokes player.
- BOOM Esports BOOM Esports Asia-Pacific Rank #15 have added two new players to their roster: Rizkie "BerserX" Adla Kusuma and David "Tehbotol" Monangin. The team now has a seven man roster.
- ONIC G ONIC G Asia-Pacific Rank #11 have added Sheldon "NcSlasher" Andersen and Hagai "Lmemore" Kristen Yesyurun to their team.
- In a series of announcement posts, Team Big BAAM Team Big BAAM Asia-Pacific Rank #12 have announced the departures of Ngô "crazyguy" Công Anh and Quốc "Redneval" Khánh and additions of Trần "Mowff" Đức Minh and Dương "MoefX" Phúc Hiếu from EGO EGO Asia-Pacific Rank #69 .
- The playoffs of Circuito de Elite - Round 3 have concluded, and GMT Esports GMT Esports Europe Rank #24 have emerged as the victors without dropping a single map throughout the playoffs.
Matches to Watch
- The October edition of the Knights Monthly Gauntlet will take place this weekend.
- The Predator Esports Circuit playoffs are set to begin, featuring Zeal Esports Zeal Esports Asia-Pacific Rank #22 , DR Esports DR Esports Asia-Pacific Rank #53 , South Built Esports South Built Esports Asia-Pacific Rank #38 , and Team Secret Team Secret Asia-Pacific Rank #4 .
- The KJC eSports VALORANT Invitational playoffs is set to conclude soon. Bleed eSports Bleed eSports Asia-Pacific Rank #10 and Paper Rex Paper Rex Asia-Pacific Rank #5 remain in the upper bracket and are set to battle it out for a spot in the grand final.
- The GameRED Infinity Cup grand finals are set to take place. Team Exploit Team Exploit Asia-Pacific Rank #19 and VRN VRN Asia-Pacific Rank #0 , the two teams competing in the grand finals, have managed to sail through the quarterfinals and semifinals without dropping maps so far.
- The Vanguard Championship Series have announced its first LAN event in Columbus, Ohio. The event will take place from December 3 to December 5.
- Nerd Street Gamers have announced their Winter 2022 tournament circuit, with Valorant being one of the eight featured competitive titles.
- / Version1 Version1 North America Rank #11 coach Ian "Immi" Harding has announced that he will not be in attendance with the team for their matches in the NA LCQ.
- / Similarly to Immi, Gen.G Gen.G North America Rank #9 coach Chris "Elmapuddy" Tebbit will also be absent from the team's matches in the NA LCQ due to circumstances that prevented ORDER ORDER Oceania Rank #1 and Chiefs ESC Chiefs ESC Oceania Rank #2 from travelling to North America.
- Riot have announced a change to the EMEA Game Changers All In format. Previously, the format allowed for teams of mixed gender to compete, as long as a majority three out of five players were female. In response to this change, Riot have extended the female-only format of EMEA Game Changers, which will take place at the end of the month.
- Mitch "Uber" Leslie, one of the announced talents for the NA LCQ, has revealed that he will not be a part of the event due to conflicts with his current contract with the Overwatch League.