This past week, the world had its eyes on the APAC, North American, South American, and European Last Chance Qualifier events. Here are some news stories you might have missed, all bundled together in one place.
- Read more: News Almost Missed October 8
- DIVIZE DIVIZE Inactive have announced that the team will be closing down its operations. Going forward, the team will be known as Cosmic Divide Cosmic Divide North America Rank #28 .
- Brock "brawk" Somerhalder has joined Complexity Complexity North America Rank #15 as their fifth player. He has been playing with the team on a trial basis since August.
- Team Basilisk Team Basilisk North America Rank #32 have added hydra and Chris "duck" Dutoit to their team.
- / Pioneers Pioneers North America Rank #25 have added four trial players to their roster: Noah "jcStani" Smith, Tristan "Critical" Trinacty, Jamal "jammyz" Bangash, and Brady "thief" Dever.
- / Marc "Honeybee" Samuel Begley has announced that he is departing from EXCEL EXCEL Europe Rank #61 in pursuit of new opportunities.
- Wave Esports Wave Esports Europe Rank #25 have announced that Nico "nico" Neumann has stepped down from the active roster.
- Kevin "Barcode" Bana has revealed that he has been benched from HEET HEET Europe Rank #27 and is allowed to explore options with other teams.
- / Team Finest Team Finest Europe Rank #17 have announced Vladimir "PNUKH" Chervov as their new head coach.
- Team Vikings Team Vikings Brazil Rank #3 have added Matheus "bzkA" Tarasconi to their team as a coach.
- Bren Esports Bren Esports Asia-Pacific Rank #0 have announced their third player, Eroll "EJAY" Jule Delfin.
- Enrico "Ching" Perez and Emmanuel "Emman" Morales have announced that they have left Nigma Galaxy Nigma Galaxy Asia-Pacific Rank #31 .
- / Abdullah "Parpy" Khudeish, formerly of FURY FURY Oceania Rank #8 , has become the newest member of Legacy Esports Legacy Esports Oceania Rank #6 .
- / SoaR SoaR North America Rank #21 took first place in the October edition of the Knights Monthly Gauntlet. Some of their highlights included wins over Soniqs Soniqs North America Rank #14 in the round of 16, Immortals Immortals North America Rank #10 in the semifinals, and Pioneers Pioneers North America Rank #25 in the grand finals.
- The Meta Open Valorant playoffs have concluded, and LDN UTD LDN UTD Europe Rank #29 have emerged victorious over Natus Vincere Natus Vincere Europe Rank #26 in the grand finals.
- Team Exploit Team Exploit Asia-Pacific Rank #19 have claimed first place in the GameRED Infinity Cup playoffs without dropping a map.
Matches to Watch
- The playoffs of the LVP Rising Series #4 will start next week. The teams that advanced to the playoffs are Giants Gaming Giants Gaming Europe Rank #4 , Movistar Riders Movistar Riders Europe Rank #35 , TENSTAR TENSTAR Europe Rank #8 , UCAM Esports Club UCAM Esports Club Europe Rank #39 , LDN UTD LDN UTD Europe Rank #29 , WATEr WATEr Europe Rank #78 , Case Esports Case Esports Europe Rank #72 , and Crypto Esports Crypto Esports Inactive .
- The A1 eSports Valorant Cup #2 playoffs will begin soon. The first matches to be played will be the upper bracket semifinals between Austrian Force Austrian Force Europe Rank #125 and BIG BIG Europe Rank #19 and the two lower bracket matches.
- The Skyesports Championship 3.0 main event will conclude soon. Currently, Team XO Team XO Asia-Pacific Rank #26 , Velocity Gaming Velocity Gaming Asia-Pacific Rank #7 , Team Exploit Team Exploit Asia-Pacific Rank #19 , and Enigma Gaming Enigma Gaming Asia-Pacific Rank #16 remain in the upper bracket.
- According to a report by George Geddes of Upcomer, Kroenke Sports and Entertainment, the company behind the Los Angeles Guerrillas and Los Angeles Gladiators, intend to field a Valorant roster in North America. Michael "neT" Bernet has reportedly been signed by the organization already. neT previously trialed for Andbox Andbox North America Rank #16 and has filled in on various rosters in the past few months, including Teal Seam, Knights, and SoaR.
- Former North and Astralis player Jakob "JUGi" Hansen announced late last week that he will be retiring from CS:GO and intends to pursue a competitive career in Valorant.