The world will have its eyes fixated on Masters: Reykjavik competition soon, but that didn't stop the rest of the world from creating new headlines. Here's what you might have missed this past week.
This week's edition covers news from April 2 - April 8.
Read more: News Almost Missed April 1
- Former 100 Thieves 100 Thieves North America Rank #1 bang Sean Bezerra Cryocells Matthew Panganiban stellar Brenden McGrath Derrek Derrek Ha Asuna Peter Mazuryk coach Jovanni "Jovi" Vera announced that he would be assisting Chet "Chet" Singh and the OpTic Gaming OpTic Gaming Inactive roster at Masters: Reykjavik.
- Misfits Black Misfits Black North America Rank #156 TeddyIsFluffy Carlee Carlee Gress edith Eden Bryce Cutlip Slandy Presley Anderson Vernina Vernina Gozum have released Luna "LunaFox" Ryan and announced that they are trialing for in-game leader, duelist, and smokes roles, inferring that more changes may be coming.
- BASILISK BASILISK Inactive royal Matthew Buick Jangler Dwaine Kirkpatrick have parted ways with Chris "duck" Dutoit.
- / Vincent "Apoth" Le, Devon "randyySAVAGE" Bréard, Alex "RetrQ" Kadan, and coach Evan "Warbirds" Olzem have officially entered free agency from Renegades Renegades Inactive .
- / Ghost Gaming Ghost Gaming Inactive koalanoob Gianfranco Potestio NiSMO Marc-Andre Tayar aproto Alex Protopapas brawk Brock Somerhalder johnqt Mohamed Amine Ouarid have parted ways with in-game leader Ryan "ryann" Welsh.
- / After being inactive from the Knights Knights Inactive main roster since October, Drake "Exalt" Branly has revealed that he will be playing with Knights Academy Knights Academy Inactive .
- / EXCEL EXCEL Inactive Moe40 Muhammad Hariff chiwawa Egor Stepanyuk paTiTek Patryk Fabrowski FoxieGG Tyler Lowton ALIVE Gilad Hakim have benched Oscar "ozzy" Scott and Dragan "elllement" Milanović.
- / 19esports 19esports Inactive have released their roster following the team's second place finish in the first season of the Circuito Tormenta: Liga Radiante 2022.
- Team Heretics Team Heretics Europe Rank #10 Mixwell Oscar Cañellas AvovA Auni Chahade Boo Ričardas Lukaševičius keloqz Cista Wassim have parted ways with Jose-Antonio "Bromas" Ramos Gonzalez.
- / Théo "10K" Navaro revealed that he is in search of opportunities while still under contract with DSYRE DSYRE Europe Rank #27 xazyy Alejandro Giudice caydeN Yari Olmi Tag Alessandro Voci wackie Rikardo Birjukov feqew Lukas Petrauskas Zanx .
- / Amine "Amilwa" Saidi revealed that he is in search of a new team after departing MOUZ MOUZ Europe Rank #19 al0rante Felix Brandl Obnoks Nico Garczarczyk murii Murat Korkmaz Filu Dawid Czarnecki iluri Ilari Puranen due to personal reasons.
- / FunPlus Phoenix FunPlus Phoenix Inactive SUYGETSU Dmitry Ilyushin Zyppan Pontus Eek ANGE1 Kyrylo Karasov Shao Andrey Kiprsky ardiis Ardis Svarenieks have mutually parted ways with Kamil "baddyG" Graniczka, who played for the team as a substitute for the past month in Stage 1 EMEA Challengers.
- / Mikołaj "Mickebwoy" Chojnacki announced that his time with Team BDS Team BDS Inactive bramz Bayram Ben Redjeb has come to a close.
- / Wave Esports Wave Esports Inactive SimonD4rk Alexandr Skovbel Click Haydem Ali Saiz Daniel Ruiz have officially parted ways with Dimitar "Itopata" Staev.
- Ridder announced that he is looking for new opportunities outside of beGenius beGenius Inactive prior to the start of the next VRL split.
- Adam "LeeN" Caillol has revealed that he is allowed to explore opportunities outside of OG OG Inactive KONEQT Cista Adel uNKOE Benjamin Chevasson OniBy Theo Tarlier fxy0 Joey Schlosser LaAw Mathieu Plantin while still under contract with the team.
- LDN UTD LDN UTD Inactive feqew Lukas Petrauskas Boo Ričardas Lukaševičius Destrian Tomas Linikas MOLSI Michał Łącki have benched Aurimas "Dreamas" Zablockis and allowed him to explore opportunities with other organizations.
- Alliance Coven Alliance Coven Europe Rank #31 Joliinaa Tina Agéli 6sonya Maria Istrate B3AUTIFUL Laureta Hajra Melzz Melinda BlomQvist fluxxy Lola Ainslie have rounded out their roster with Maria "6sonya" Istrate, speedowka , and coach Yugami .
- Team Vitality Team Vitality Europe Rank #3 MOLSI Michał Łącki Destrian Tomas Linikas Twisten Karel Ašenbrener BONECOLD Santeri Sassi ceNder Jokūbas Labutis have added Tanishq "Tanizhq" Sabharwal as the team's new head coach from Giants Gaming Giants Gaming Europe Rank #34 Fit1nho Adolfo Gallego nukkye Žygimantas Chmieliauskas hoody Aaro Peltokangas rhyme Emir Muminovic Cloud Kirill Nehozhin and have made now-former head coach Arthur "pm" Guillermet an inactive member of the organization. Additionally, Team Vitality have parted ways with Ahmed "ZE1SH" El Sheikh, who was previously the team's assistant coach. With Tanizhq departed, Giants Gaming have promoted Oliwer "LATEKS" Fahlander to head coach.
- Team Finest have unveiled their academy team, Finest Overwolf Origin Finest Overwolf Origin Inactive doNinja Shay Mandil dips1 David Artenyan Ooriime Paul Gouin Xivi Yarin Gartzi Anq Ilya Matyash .
- ODDIK ODDIK Brazil Rank #10 sw Jadisson Rayan bld Victor Junqueira Tisora Kauã Estefanini fzkk Leonardo Puertas fznnn Fernando Cerqueira jacobin Guilherme Jacob bid farewell to Gabriel "sutecas" Dias
- Liberty Liberty Brazil Rank #32 guuih Guilherme Mariano pepa Matheus Colleto duhT Eduardo Teixeira Zanatsu Carlos Eduardo tockers Gabriel Claumann have welcomed Rafael "raafa" Lima to their roster.
- EBRO Gaming EBRO Gaming Latin America South Rank #13 Kardash Mateo Verni Liu Haitam pepzet CrayZ nachitt Juan Ignacio Palesi have parted ways with Matias "MatiS" Salgado and added David "debout" Beaupuits, Lucas "lucasvade" Vade Castro, and badzw .
- Border Monsters Border Monsters Latin America North Rank #4 Josegxbo Jose Gabriel Quintana Violence Jesus Alexandro Cervantes Hernandez Tiger Anthony Colon pancho Miguel Gomez Ezy have released Daniel "theory" Esteban Albadan Cardozo.
- CNJ esports CNJ esports Korea Rank #22 Only1 AcMe Rain Seo Hong-seung (서홍승) announced their full roster, featuring Yoo "Moothie" Seung-Woo (유승우), Seo "Rain" Hong-seung (서홍승), Lim "Has1ra14" Hyuk (임혁), Wavy , and BENECIA .
- / Crazy Raccoon Crazy Raccoon Japan Rank #5 popogachi Souta Morita Meiy Ibuki Seki Medusa An Min-cheol makiba Miyamoto Akatsuki neth Yusuke Matsuda parted ways with Byeon "Munchkin" Sang-beom (변상범).
- / Former DAMWON Gaming DAMWON Gaming Inactive Lakia Kim Jong-min (김종민) allow Park Sang-wook (박상욱) exy Park Geun-cheol (박근철) Estrella Park Gun (박건) Esperanza Jeong Jin-cheol (정진철) coach Hong "Eraser" Chang-pyo (홍창표) has joined Global Esports Global Esports Asia-Pacific Rank #43 Bazzi Park Jun-ki (박준기) t3xture Kim Na-ra (김나라) SkRossi Ganesh Gangadhar WRONSKI Michael Wronski Lightningfast Abhirup Choudhury Monyet Cahya Nugraha AYRIN Jordan He .
- / Inactive have released thiefy , GangPin , Ha "kobra" Su-hyun, and coach hNt .
- / Crest Gaming Zst Crest Gaming Zst Japan Rank #9 Tenzou kobra Ha Su-hyun sakurai GON marin has parted ways with Jemkin and KuuKai
- Kingsmen Kingsmen Inactive 1van Kok Mun Hong Justa Ooi Zhen Loong have disbanded their Valorant roster.
- Former Bonkers Bonkers Oceania Rank #1 Minimise Jackson White Dragon Nicholas Aleksandrovsky rDeeW Riley Wilkinson LEW Luis Hibbert WAT Lewis Watson members Justin "skrawl" Lanzon, Noah "Nozz" McClafferty, and Nick "tixx" Quinn have created a new team — BOBO BOBO Inactive Nozz Noah McClafferty Dragon Nicholas Aleksandrovsky Yifang Yifang Chen Crunchy Ethan Laker pl1xx Chris Li — with Dragon and Dale "signed" Tang.
- Mindfreak Mindfreak Inactive tensai Benny Phan soju Jay Jeong Dutti Sudhish Dutt Chax Chax Stipanovic have rounded out their roster with Sudhish "Dutti" Dutt.
- Velocity Gaming Velocity Gaming Inactive hellff Sagnik Roy DEATHMAKER Debanjan Das Excali Karan Mhaswadkar parted ways with Agneya "Marzil" Koushik.
- / Ayman "Tuna" Mosaad announced that he is in search of new opportunities in Egypt and EMEA while still under contract with YaLLa Esports YaLLa Esports Inactive ShawateRR Mohammad Yousef Near Fahad Salem Kitkat Mohamed Alnuaimi B4HA Baha Mohamad Oqap ISSAA Issa Murad VIPP33R Omar Adwan .
- Ahmed "wLn" Shata and coach Shoeib "fts" Elfahham have both revealed that they had departed Team Occupy Team Occupy MENA Rank #13 Vandeta Electus Blittz TeNma SaQR Yassa Yassa George darkw0w .
- / Naif "iFly" Ahmed announced that he has been benched from XPLDZ XPLDZ Inactive , and is in search of new opportunities while still under contract with the team.
Results & Standings
- In the Game Changers Series I North America main event, Cloud9 White Cloud9 White Inactive Bob Bob Tran alexis Alexis Guarrasi Jazzyk1ns Jasmine Manankil katsumi Katja Pfahnl meL Melanie Capone have advanced to the grand finals off of an upper final win over Shopify Rebellion GC Shopify Rebellion GC North America Rank #154 flowerful Kayla Horton KP Erika Lytle sonder Diana Zhang Lorri Lorrian Elad . They will face off against Dignitas Dignitas Inactive rain Amanda Smith EMUHLEET Emmalee Garrido theia Melisa Mundorff Stefanie Stefanie Jones showliana Juliana Maransaldi in the lower bracket final this weekend in the final day of the event.
- PENTA PENTA Inactive and cowana Gaming cowana Gaming Inactive CALVIN S Calvin Shendy STAVINCI Dimitrios Smoilis qualified for the VRL DACH relegation by defeating DIVIZON DIVIZON Europe Rank #203 zelo Harry Davies Duplo GotchYa Rdnz squeazy Leo Köck and Entropy Entropy Inactive NyaRu banx Dustin Yeboah McKonsti Konstantin Helm supremjo Mikelelle Mikael Talliniemi Snowi Otto Rautiainen respectively in the Project V: Split 1 Finals.
- Team Liquid Brazil Team Liquid Brazil Brazil Rank #9 Bizerra Vitoria Vieira Joojina Letícia Paiva isaa Isabeli Esser daiki Natalia Vilela bstrdd Paula Naguil won the second open qualifier in the Protocolo: Gêneses 2022 by sweeping Before Before Brazil Rank #312 in the grand finals.
- Before Before Brazil Rank #312 took first place in the second edition of Girls On Fire by defeating TropiCaos GC TropiCaos GC Inactive ANABALA maze Kécia Farias vene Nayla Youssef in the grand final.
- The teams for the playoffs of the Predator Kings of PH 2022 have been finalized. NAOS NAOS Asia-Pacific Rank #6 NDG Noel De Guia Mojer Jerome Literal JA John Timothy Arone Witz Riley Go PapiChulo Federico Evangelista senyorcarl Carl Alexander Carandang , Rex Regum Qeon Rex Regum Qeon Asia-Pacific Rank #24 2ge James Goopio EJAY Eroll Jule Delfin xffero David Monangin Lmemore Hagai Kristen Yesyurun Emman Emmanuel Morales fl1pzjder Saibani Rahmad , Stream Raiders Nacague Stream Raiders Nacague Asia-Pacific Rank #84 ABATMAN Franc Lenard Meija Myd Mathers Jhay Arfel Quilicot Johms713 Johmil Bote De Leon Walk on Waters SecondLove Yanagi , and Action PH Action PH Asia-Pacific Rank #35 blurred Shaun Matthew Maglasang Derek Patrick Lacson Kevzii Franz Kevin Dingal micr0 Elmer Coloma kellyS Kelly Sedillo Gadoerzz Dodj Gutierrez will fight it out this weekend for the biggest piece of the 120,000 PHP prize pool.
- EDward Gaming EDward Gaming China Rank #1 ZmjjKK Zheng Yongkang (郑永康) nobody Wang Senxu (王森旭) Muggle Tang Shijun (唐时俊) CHICHOO Wan Shunji (万顺治) Smoggy Zhang Zhao (张钊) Haodong Guo Haodong (郭浩东) won the Spring Gauntlet Invitational in dominant fashion, only dropping a single map the entire tournament in their upper final match against KONE eSports Club KONE eSports Club Inactive sword9 Li Wei (李卫) Yosemite Lei Wang Knight Yuxiang Liu Ninebody Ding Yi (丁毅) LuoK1ng Zhang Zhan Peng (张展鹏) .
Other News & Rumors
- A report from Dot Esports has detailed the next iteration of NYFU NYFU Inactive Oderus Chad Miller YaBoiDre Diondre Bond ShoT_UP Andrew Orlowski neptune Jason Tran JSUNG Jason Sung . In addition to Chad "Oderus" Miller, the organization are targeting Diondre "YaBoiDre" Bond, Andrew "ShoT_UP" Orlowski, Jason "neptune" Tran, and Jason "JSUNG" Sung as the members to round out their roster.
- According to George Geddes of Dot Esports, FaZe Clan FaZe Clan North America Rank #13 POISED Kevin Ngo mummAy Anthony DiPaolo TiGG Tanner Spanu BABYBAY Andrej Francisty supamen Phat Le are in discussions with Rise Rise Inactive to sign Kevin "POISED" Ngo, Phat "supamen" Le, and Ryan "Shanks" Ngo.
- According to 1pv reporter neLdirekt, French Esports organization Karmine Corp Karmine Corp Europe Rank #185 ZE1SH Ahmed El Sheikh ScreaM Adil Benrlitom Nivera Nabil Benrlitom xms Alexandre Forté sh1n Ryad Ensaad looked to acquire Team Vitality Team Vitality Europe Rank #3 MOLSI Michał Łącki Destrian Tomas Linikas Twisten Karel Ašenbrener BONECOLD Santeri Sassi ceNder Jokūbas Labutis members Bayram "bramz" Ben Redjeb, Thomas "kAdavra" Johner, and Arthur "pm" Guillermet as part of KCORP's expansion to Valorant, but the deal was rejected by Vitality. bramz and kAdavra are expected to join Team BDS Team BDS Inactive bramz Bayram Ben Redjeb .
- According to Run It Back writer Ominous, Rio Company Rio Company Inactive SungJin Ko Sung-jin (고성진) Sunday Kim Min-soo (김민수) SeliG Um Hyun-sung (엄현성) LuZ Lim Ui-jun (임의준) JinboongE Kim Jin-won (김진원) are set to sign Yoon "hyeoni" Hyun-seok (윤현석) as part of their re-entrance to Valorant.
- Another report from Ominous states that former SCARZ SCARZ Japan Rank #4 Allen TORANECO Jusei Saito Jemkin Maksim Batorov Kr1stal Savva Fedorov Yoshiii player Lee "INPA" Sung-tan (이성탄) will be the coach for the upcoming F4Q F4Q Inactive Hermes Ahn Byeong-wook (안병욱) Estrella Park Gun (박건) fiveK Yoo Sung-min (유성민) GOLD Geum Chang-wan (금창완) roster.
- According to an ESPORTED article by Bo Hoogland, Japanese organization RIDDLE are looking to enter Valorant, with one of their interests being former Crazy Raccoon Crazy Raccoon Japan Rank #5 popogachi Souta Morita Meiy Ibuki Seki Medusa An Min-cheol makiba Miyamoto Akatsuki neth Yusuke Matsuda star Byeon "Munchkin" Sang-beom (변상범)
- Following the disbandment of Bonkers Bonkers Oceania Rank #1 Minimise Jackson White Dragon Nicholas Aleksandrovsky rDeeW Riley Wilkinson LEW Luis Hibbert WAT Lewis Watson , LPL has awarded ORDER ORDER Inactive WRONSKI Michael Wronski rDeeW Riley Wilkinson Texta Matthew O’Rourke disk0 Cameron Mac Maple Elvin Sun the first seed in the competition. Additionally, The points that BONKERS accumulated will be voided, and an additional team will be able to qualify for Stage 2 in the Open Qualifiers.
redlight contributed to this recap.