The world currently has its eyes on Masters: Reykjavik, but that didn't stop the rest of the Valorant world from making new headlines. Here's what you might have missed this past week.
This week's edition covers news from April 9 - April 15.
- Read more: News Almost Missed April 8
- A host of players from the Zero MarksMen Black Zero MarksMen Black North America Rank #25 Tim Timothy Braun Blahst Nathan Brand eli Elias Soto Nanners Anderson Lutkehus kev Kevin Pham and Zero MarksMen Silver Zero MarksMen Silver Inactive hyun Torrify Kolby Bruzzo plaza Waffle rosters have revealed that they are in search of new offers with the future of the team being described by many as "uncertain".
- Cloud9 announced that Chris "Dream" Myrick had departed Cloud9 White Cloud9 White Inactive Bob Bob Tran alexis Alexis Guarrasi Jazzyk1ns Jasmine Manankil katsumi Katja Pfahnl meL Melanie Capone a week prior to the Game Changers Open Qualifiers. His departure leaves Cloud9 White with performance coach Ryou "MoonChopper" Nishiyama as the team's only coach.
- / Gen.G Gen.G Korea Rank #4 Meteor Kim Tae-O (김태오) k1Ng Lee Seung-won (이승원) TS Yu Tae-seok (유태석) eKo Yeom Wang-ryong (염왕룡) Sylvan Ko Young-sub (고영섭) GodDead Kim Sung-sin (김성신) have welcomed former Cosmic Divide Cosmic Divide North America Rank #41 ChurmZ Corey Koch Tkaz Tyler Kazmierczak renz Austin Dickman tokyo Sebastien Lima syfi Samir Karimov and DIVIZE DIVIZE Inactive pwny Joshua VanGorder In0X Theodor Bjornsson ChurmZ Corey Koch jovahnii Jovanni Miramontes GMAN Gabriel Ordaz stand-in head coach Traumist to their team as an assistant coach. Additionally, the team has officially parted ways with Anthony "gMd" Guimond and Michael "MkaeL" De Luca.
- / XSET XSET Inactive have announced Drew "DrewSpark" Spark-Whitworth as the team's analyst. He previously was an analyst for XSET's Rainbow Six: Siege team.
- / Alberto "neptuNo" González has revealed that he is in search of new offers outside of Case Esports Case Esports Europe Rank #16 MiniBoo Dominykas Lukaševičius Kiles Vlad Shvets ease Manuel López roxie Povilas Krivelis Toki Maria Perez Yurii Salvador Gasco .
- Mandatory Mandatory Europe Rank #25 HyP Damien Souville thebigfiz Julien Auberton kAdavra Thomas Johner AKUMAAAAA Alex Lo Bello Goaster Tony Richard have acquired Tony "Goaster" Richard from Sector One Sector One Inactive Alyx Alex Morrow poegii Yenthe Segers q Liam Hoek dash MaximN Maxim Nonglaire and welcomed former Team BDS Team BDS Inactive bramz Bayram Ben Redjeb player Alex "AKUMAAAAA" Lo Bello to their team.
- / Team Big BAAM Team Big BAAM Asia-Pacific Rank #32 Nhatthong2k Nguyễn Nhất Thống BMV Bùi Minh Vũ alyaL Hoàng Đức Hùng P1nA Nguyễn Nam d0rf Phạm Huỳnh Toàn Quốc ViV Hoàng Việt have parted ways with coach Elian "Imcarnus" Lopez.
- / Rix.GG Lightning Rix.GG Lightning Inactive have rounded out their roster with Sophia "Kim" Benfakir and OYKU .
- / Team Heretics Team Heretics Europe Rank #10 Mixwell Oscar Cañellas AvovA Auni Chahade Boo Ričardas Lukaševičius keloqz Cista Wassim have added Grzegorz "grubinho" Ryczko to their team.
- AWARIA AWARIA Inactive YouBreak Piotr Chodoła Katu Kacper Twórz Stix Wojciech Chamielec grubinho Grzegorz Ryczko saiko Kacper Kucharski , the runner-up team from the most recent VRL East: Surge season, has disbanded.
- / Liam "q" Hoek has revealed that he has officially departed Piercer Esports Piercer Esports Inactive Nartzie Elyes Zoghlami .
- / Dmitriy "dimasick" Matvienko and Daniel "ponkt" Punkt have both announced that they are departing Finest Finest Inactive DESTRUCT1VEE Hakan Lekesizer Kicks Kimmie Laasner bonkar Malkolm Rench and entering free agency.
- Ayşe "schnellÆ" Ergül has officially departed Fire Flux Fierce Fire Flux Fierce Inactive jduh Ceyda Kondu Lateu Hilal Yaşar rayka Zeynep Kalkan Liyan Jiex Şura Yıldırım and joined Papara SuperMassive Female Papara SuperMassive Female Inactive Julis Açelya Özgen schnellÆ Ayşe Ergül .
- Caner "CyderX" Demir has announced that he is in search of a new team. His announcement leaves Papara SuperMassive Papara SuperMassive Europe Rank #15 sterben Emre Demirci CyderX Caner Demir Elite Efe Teber Burzzy Burak Özveren Celasun Emir Celasun Izzy Baran Yılmaz with four active members.
- FUT Female FUT Female Europe Rank #64 Lyda İlayda Güzeldere dati Damla Atila Julis Açelya Özgen River Irmak Peküz Liyan coach Hazım "casteLL0" Orhun Dalbeyler has been released from the team.
- BBL Queens BBL Queens Europe Unranked Vania Aleyna Keskin eva Nur Çakır alkyia Azra Erin rayka Zeynep Kalkan Felipa Zehra Durak are down to four players following the departure of Kevser "Xecriona" Aydın.
- Soner "jeyj7y" Eren Kent has joined Parla Esports Parla Esports Inactive Jlerst Naci Enes Yıldırım sociablEE Volkan Yonal lauress Toprak Kaynak Ruxic Uğur Güç jeyj7y Soner Eren Kent from Surreal Esports Surreal Esports Inactive Rosé Eren Erzan VenTT Emre Bozkurt vittoria macRue Arda Yıldız Crewen Ali Eren Sargin . Additionally, the rest of the Surreal Esports roster has revealed that they are looking for new offers.
- Gamelanders Blue Gamelanders Blue Inactive have benched Vínicius "v1nny" Gonçalves.
- Gabriel "v1xen" Martins and Jonathan "JhoW" Glória have both revealed that they have been made inactive members of Keyd Stars Keyd Stars Brazil Rank #5 pollo Julio Silva liazzi Felipe Galiazzi krain Gustavo Melara pleets Marcelo Leite flainzz Felipe Saldanha .
- Matheus "RgLMeister" Rodigoli and Pedro "pdr" Henrique have both announced that they have been released from INGAMING Esports INGAMING Esports Inactive .
- Bren Esports Bren Esports Inactive have announced Boggs "Symbol" Ramos as the final member of their roster.
- Bonkers Bonkers Oceania Rank #1 Minimise Jackson White Dragon Nicholas Aleksandrovsky rDeeW Riley Wilkinson LEW Luis Hibbert WAT Lewis Watson have completed their roster with Mark "taxx" Mijic, Michael "M1kE" Smith, Jesse , and coach Abhishek "GodspeedxD" Bajaj.
Results & Standings
- The first open qualifier of the Nerd Street Summer Championship kicked off with Nearest Airport Nearest Airport Inactive jmoh Jason Mohandessi acrian Precision Colin O'Neill taking first place in the event by beating Complexity Complexity Inactive RetrQ Alex Kadan trial Governor Peter No truo Robert Pham jcrueL Joel Cruel agM Michael Abood .
- The sixth edition of the Sakura Cup ended with randoms randoms Inactive taking the tournament off of a grand finals win over Immortals Immortals Inactive .
- Alter Ego Celeste Alter Ego Celeste Inactive Alluka Tiara Bonilla Pleno Eisberg July Kusuma enerii Odella Abraham Ayumiii Nurul Aini Latera Nabila Sulthana defeated Bren Esports Victress Bren Esports Victress Inactive 3-1 to take home 20 circuit points in the second Open event in Game Changers APAC.
- 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 took the Predator Kings of PH 2022 trophy after a win over 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 in the grand finals.
- The first of four teams have secured their place in playoffs of The Esports Club - Challenger Series. They are: Enigma Gaming Enigma Gaming Asia-Pacific Rank #17 Divine Yeoh Chun Ting FREY Ingram Tan STYRON Tidus Goh Xan artn Ayrton Soh , Medal Esports Medal Esports Asia-Pacific Rank #73 FOX Tanmay Verma godvexy Sameer Sharma DcRulz Daivik Chauhan tricky Prish Valvani jEEE Emmanuel Jonathan Buenavidez ezzy Rishabh Gupta Kakarot Oscar Farin Jr. , Reckoning Esports Reckoning Esports Asia-Pacific Rank #28 Mast3r Varun Menon hvoya Aleksandr Eremin flabben Daniil Merzlyakov Harshhh Harsh Arora Deadly10 Saksham Aurangabadkar tryst Jit Dutta , and M42 Esports M42 Esports Inactive HyPer Shelin Patel V3nom Ankit Panth RiX Aakash More .
- In the Oceania Tour Stage 2 open qualifier, Mindfreak Mindfreak Inactive tensai Benny Phan soju Jay Jeong Dutti Sudhish Dutt Chax Chax Stipanovic , Catgirls Catgirls Inactive kyoto Dylan B Autumn Kale Dunne SWERL Ali Kobraee pl1xx Chris Li LEW Luis Hibbert ninim John Slayo , HONEY BADGERS HONEY BADGERS Inactive Noobster xue Jesse Tang MirzAA Kiyan M-Basari JELLYD Angelo Diaz Maple Elvin Sun , and BOBO BOBO Inactive Nozz Noah McClafferty Dragon Nicholas Aleksandrovsky Yifang Yifang Chen Crunchy Ethan Laker pl1xx Chris Li have advanced to the semifinals in the round of 8. Meanwhile, WithYouWithMe WithYouWithMe Inactive Yuna Martin Nguyen binjo Prophet Marsh William Marshall , Iconic Iconic Inactive Cliqahh punda Lachlan Bamford pan1K Tyson Missak xsus Raymond Wang ESUH TOUT , Funcrew Funcrew Oceania Rank #3 skrawl Justin Lanzon punda Lachlan Bamford M1kE Michael Smith eezy Steven Tran norsin Norsin Yawanis Fweshest Christian Bartolillo , and Bonkers Bonkers Oceania Rank #1 Minimise Jackson White Dragon Nicholas Aleksandrovsky rDeeW Riley Wilkinson LEW Luis Hibbert WAT Lewis Watson have been knocked down to the lower bracket. Tournament play will continue tomorrow, April 16.
Other News & Rumors
- According to a report from Dot Esports, former Brimstone Gaming Brimstone Gaming Inactive dynamic reach plat1num Munkhdul Baterdene fletcher Fletcher Christian epathy Ngawang Chonjor and The Mafia The Mafia Inactive Jerk Justin Milani dynamic d1msumboi Erik Almhjell member dynamic is set to join T1 T1 Korea Rank #3 iNTRO Kang Seung-gyun (강승균) xeta Son Seon-ho (손선호) Sayaplayer Ha Jeong-woo (하정우) ban Joseph Seungmin Oh Munchkin Byeon Sang-beom (변상범) Carpe Lee Jae-hyeok (이재혁) to replace Johann "seven" Hernandez. seven is reportedly set to join TSM TSM North America Rank #8 gMd Anthony Guimond seven Johann Hernandez NaturE Nicholas Garrison Kanpeki Eric Xu corey Corey Nigra alongside recently released Gen.G Gen.G Korea Rank #4 Meteor Kim Tae-O (김태오) k1Ng Lee Seung-won (이승원) TS Yu Tae-seok (유태석) eKo Yeom Wang-ryong (염왕룡) Sylvan Ko Young-sub (고영섭) GodDead Kim Sung-sin (김성신) player Anthony "gMd" Guimond.
- / An April 10 report from Max "purest" Katz has revealed that Soniqs Soniqs Inactive are set to add former Zero MarksMen Black Zero MarksMen Black North America Rank #25 Tim Timothy Braun Blahst Nathan Brand eli Elias Soto Nanners Anderson Lutkehus kev Kevin Pham players Dylan "runi" Cade and William "shonk" Kittrell, as well as Moon Raccoons Moon Raccoons Inactive icy Jacob Lange tech ZK Timothy Ly coach Daniel "Danimal" Booth.
- / According to a report from Jakub "frs" Czapran, EXCEL EXCEL Inactive Moe40 Muhammad Hariff chiwawa Egor Stepanyuk paTiTek Patryk Fabrowski FoxieGG Tyler Lowton ALIVE Gilad Hakim are set to complete their roster with Team Queso Team Queso Europe Rank #28 UNFAKE Bartosz Bernacki neptuNo Alberto González H1ber Joona Parviainen PoPiFresH Mario González lowel Christian García Antorán player Tyler "FoxieGG" Lowton and Finest Finest Inactive DESTRUCT1VEE Hakan Lekesizer Kicks Kimmie Laasner bonkar Malkolm Rench player Gilad "ALIVE" Hakim.
- / An April 14 report from Jakub "frs" Czapran has revealed that Team Heretics Team Heretics Europe Rank #10 Mixwell Oscar Cañellas AvovA Auni Chahade Boo Ričardas Lukaševičius keloqz Cista Wassim are looking to complete their roster with former Anonymo Esports Anonymo Esports Europe Rank #20 belmonte Kacper Mordak xuss Tselmeg Tsolmon Stix Wojciech Chamielec grubinho Grzegorz Ryczko Katu Kacper Twórz player Sebastian "snikk" Kamiński.
- Vilius "krea6on" Malinauskas has been suspended for the duration of Stage 2. This has come after the former Tundra Esports Tundra Esports Inactive bonkar Malkolm Rench Nille Nichlas Busk krea6on Vilius Malinauskas member violated several policies during a ranked match.
- / According to an April 11 report from Jakub "frs" Czapran, Acend Acend Europe Rank #11 ALIVE Gilad Hakim musashi Alessio Xhaferi Br0die Jack Emmott baddyG Kamil Graniczka B3ASTM0D3 Ivan Ledić MONSTEERR Ondřej Petrů are in talks with Team Vitality Team Vitality Europe Rank #3 MOLSI Michał Łącki Destrian Tomas Linikas Twisten Karel Ašenbrener BONECOLD Santeri Sassi ceNder Jokūbas Labutis player Vakaris "vakk" Bebravičius. The team is also interested in Giants Gaming Giants Gaming Europe Rank #34 Fit1nho Adolfo Gallego nukkye Žygimantas Chmieliauskas hoody Aaro Peltokangas rhyme Emir Muminovic Cloud Kirill Nehozhin player Ondřej "MONSTEERR" Petrů, according to the report.
- According to a report from Bo "BoDork" Hoogland, Team PWR are actively scouting for a roster in Valorant, with Oceania as the organization's primary region of interest. The team is also looking at options in the Southeast Asian scene and North American scene.
redlight contributed to this recap.