News Almost Missed returns for yet another week. Here are some headlines that you might have missed from around the world, all bundled together in one place.
This week's edition covers news from December 11 - December 17.
- Read more: News Almost Missed December 10
- / Adam "mada" Pampuch has revealed that he is allowed to explore options outside of Andbox Andbox North America Rank #16 going into 2022. This announcement leaves the team with two active players.
- / Former G2 Esports G2 Esports Europe Rank #7 analyst Lucas "LRojo" Rojo has become the new head coach of Movistar Riders Movistar Riders Europe Rank #35 .
- Dmytro "dimaxx" Paliy has revealed that he is in search of opportunities outside of SAW SAW Inactive heading into 2022.
- / Rebels Gaming Rebels Gaming Europe Rank # have parted ways with David "Fizzy" Figueiredo.
- Kenny "Luc1d" Gauthier Kühlmann has announced his departure from CGN Esports CGN Esports Europe Rank #51 .
- Team Singularity have announced that their female team, Team Singularity Female Team Singularity Female Inactive , will no longer be a part of the organization in 2022.
- Burak "glovee" Yıldırım has revealed that he is allowed to explore options outside of Oxygen Esports Oxygen Esports Europe Rank #16 .
- Barış "fred" Özdemir has left BBL Esports BBL Esports Europe Rank #32 and joined Kafalar eSports Kafalar eSports Europe Rank #56 .
- Sharks Esports Sharks Esports Brazil Rank #6 player Matheus "deNaro" Hipólito has announced that he will not be a member of the team in 2022 and is looking for a new team.
- Gamelanders Blue Gamelanders Blue Brazil Rank #5 have announced the departures of Walney "Jonn" Reis, Guilherme "Nyang" Coelho, and Fernando "fznnn" Cerqueira.
- All members of Stars Horizon Stars Horizon Inactive have been released from the organization.
- / KRÜ Esports KRÜ Esports Latin America South Rank #1 head coach Rodrigo "Onur" Dalmagro has departed the organization and entered free agency.
- / Six Karma Six Karma Latin America North Rank #1 player Julian "BEAST" David Lauandos has left the organization and announced his retirement from competition.
- / Thomas "Feniz" Molina and Michael "BandiCoot" Mancipe have been released from Border Monsters Border Monsters Latin America North Rank #4 .
- Jyousuke "zepher" Matsuda has joined REJECT REJECT Asia-Pacific Rank #20 from Crazy Raccoon Crazy Raccoon Asia-Pacific Rank #3 . He was moved off the active roster to a content creator position in late June, and has not been seen in an official match since appearing with Crazy Raccoon at Masters: Reykjavik.
- Team Bliss Team Bliss Inactive have announced that they will be parting ways with their Valorant roster.
- Akrew Akrew North America Rank #23 claimed first place in the NSG Winter Championship Open 9 following a grand finals win over Pioneers Pioneers North America Rank #25 .
- In the grand finals of the third season of The Esports Club Gauntlet, Velocity Gaming Velocity Gaming Asia-Pacific Rank #7 defeated Team XO Team XO Inactive , putting themselves ahead of BOOM Esports BOOM Esports Asia-Pacific Rank #15 in the Asia-Pacific rankings.
- Crimas Disciples Crimas Disciples Oceania Rank # defeated Legacy Esports Legacy Esports Inactive in the grand finals of the LPL Spring Cup Legends 2021
Matches to Watch
- The bi-coastal LANs hosted by Nerd Street Gamers in Fullerton, California and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania are taking place this weekend.
- BIG BIG Europe Rank #19 are looking for their third straight tournament win in the Kingdom Calling #6 playoffs. They will play Ovation eSports Ovation eSports Europe Rank #70 in the grand finals on Saturday, December 18.
- Four teams remain in the Bleed eSports Christmas Showdown: Huat Zai Huat Zai Asia-Pacific Rank # , Kingsmen Kingsmen Asia-Pacific Rank #13 , The Reaper The Reaper Asia-Pacific Rank # , and Bleed eSports Bleed eSports Asia-Pacific Rank #10 .
- / According to Bo "BoDork" Hoogland, DarkZero Esports DarkZero Esports North America Rank #22 are in "deep discussions" with XSET XSET North America Rank #5 player Bryce "PureR" Lovell and former G2 Esports G2 Esports Europe Rank #7 head coach Neil "neilzinho" Finlay.
- In a December 13 report from George Geddes of Upcomer, T1 T1 North America Rank #13 are reportedly in discussions to sign 100 Thieves 100 Thieves North America Rank #2 substitute player Johann "seven" Hernandez.
- The highly sought after Brazilian duo Gustavo "Sacy" Rossi and Matias "saadhak" Delipetro have reportedly been approached by Brazilian esports organization LOUD, according to a December 17 report from ValorantZONE. They have also reportedly been eyed by NIP, MIBR, and Stars Horizon.
- A December 15 report by Danny Appleford of Upcomer has compiled details that give a likely direction for the next Valorant agent to be released. The female agent was hinted at by Chamber as hailing from the Philippines, and will likely be a duelist agent.