News Almost Missed returns for yet another week. Here are some stories that you might have missed, all bundled together in one place.
- Read more: News Almost Missed October 22
- / Soniqs Soniqs North America Rank #14 have added Jason "JSUNG" Sung as their fifth member. Additionally, Reid "x0tek" Johnson has become the team's new head coach. He replaces Derek "sloth" Diaz, who departed from the team earlier this month.
- Former Luminosity Luminosity North America Rank #18 player Joseph "ban" Seungmin Oh has joined Knights Knights North America Rank #26 .
- Tanner "scourge" Kages has revealed that he has been released from Pioneers Pioneers North America Rank #25 .
- Gonçalo "gmA" Amorim has left FTW Esports FTW Esports Europe Rank #58 .
- / MONSTEERR has been benched from Team Heretics Team Heretics Europe Rank #9 . This leaves Felix "al0rante" Brandl and Christian "lowel" Garcia Antoran as the only remaining members of the squad.
- KPI Gaming KPI Gaming Europe Rank #36 have announced the departure of Ilya "NLaaeR" Koppalov and addition of Daniil "flabben" Merzlyakov
- / After four months with the team, Futbolist Futbolist Europe Rank #18 coach Enrico "Sytu" Bonfiglioli has left the organization.
- Oxygen Esports Oxygen Esports Europe Rank #16 player Erdem "Toronto" Soğukpınar has announced that after a year and a half with the organization, he is in search of a new team to play with.
- / Anubis Gaming Anubis Gaming MENA Rank #1 head coach Eren "Quantum" Arslan has departed the team in search of opportunities with North American and European teams.
- / Six Karma Six Karma Latin America North Rank #1 head coach Nicolás "NEAR" Gonzalez has been removed from the team following allegations of harassment and verbal abuse from an unnamed individual. NEAR has since come out to rebuke the claims.
- SoaR SoaR North America Rank #21 took first place in the NSG Winter Championship Open 2, only dropping one map throughout the group stage and playoffs, which occurred during their semifinals match against Evil Geniuses.
- The teams for the playoffs of the LVP Rising Series Finale have been determined. Of the teams that did not qualify, the most surprising teams to fall short were TENSTAR TENSTAR Europe Rank #8 and Giants Gaming Giants Gaming Europe Rank #4 . The four teams that have advanced are Acend Acend Europe Rank #3 , Team Finest Team Finest Europe Rank #17 , Movistar Riders Movistar Riders Europe Rank #35 , and UCAM Esports Club UCAM Esports Club Europe Rank #39 .
Matches to Watch
- G2 Gozen G2 Gozen Europe Rank #0 and Oxxgen Esports Oxxgen Esports Europe Rank #0 will meet in the upper bracket finals of the VCT Game Changers Series II EMEA playoffs to determine who will advance to the grand final. In the lower bracket, TENSTAR Nova TENSTAR Nova Europe Rank #0 will await the loser of the upper bracket finals match in the second match of the day.
- Three more matches are set to be played out in the Game Changers SEA FSL Elite playoffs. The first match of the day will feature two lower bracket matches: Renatus White Renatus White Asia-Pacific Rank #0 versus VLT Asteria VLT Asteria Asia-Pacific Rank #0 and Nigma Galaxy Female Nigma Galaxy Female Asia-Pacific Rank #0 versus TC Arise TC Arise Asia-Pacific Rank #0 . Following those two matches, MAD Army MAD Army Asia-Pacific Rank #0 and Alter Ego Celestè Alter Ego Celestè Asia-Pacific Rank #188 will play each other in the final match of the day.
- In the Amazon Great Indian Festival playoffs, Velocity Gaming Velocity Gaming Asia-Pacific Rank #7 and Enigma Gaming Enigma Gaming Asia-Pacific Rank #16 are once again set to clash in upper bracket finals. This encounter marks the sixth series played between the two teams this month.
- According to a report by George Geddes of Upcomer on October 25, Jacob "valyn" Batio and Harrison "psalm" Chang have practiced with the Kroenke Sports and Entertainment roster, which reportedly has only one member: Michael "neT" Bernet. According to the report, former Envy head coach Michael "Mikes" Hockom has been contacted, but a deal has not been completed.
- In a recent report by Upcomer's George Geddes, Diondre "YaBoiDre" Bond has been allowed to explore options with other teams as a restricted free agent. According to the report, YaBoiDre has already been approached by multiple organizations.
- / Hadi "Hadi" Jalali has been spotted playing with Immortals Immortals North America Rank #10 during their matches in the NSG Winter Championship Open 2.
- Sangal Esports have announced that four members of their CS:GO team will be leaving the team and pursuing careers in competitive Valorant. The departing members are Engin "MAJ3R" Küpeli, Ahmet "paz" Karahoca, Engin "ngiN", and coach Canpolat "hardstyle" Yıldıran.
- In an official ruling by Riot, Suphawit "Doomsday" Namuangrak has been banned from competition for 12 months for cheating in ranked matches.