Masters: Reykjavik competition resumes today, but that didn't stop the rest of the world from creating new headlines this past week. Here's what you might have missed.
This week's edition covers news from April 16 - April 22.
- Read more: News Almost Missed April 15
- NRG Esports NRG Esports North America Rank #12 have bolstered their coaching staff with former League of Legends coach Anthony "Zikz" Gray and Jay "DeMars DeRover" Li. The former had stints as a coach with 100 Thieves, TSM, and CLG dating back to 2015.
- Team Basilisk Team Basilisk North America Rank #32 have added Dwaine "Jangler" Kirkpatrick to their team.
- / Ghost Gaming Ghost Gaming North America Rank #19 have rounded out their roster with Alex "aproto" Protopapas.
- / DarkZero Esports DarkZero Esports North America Rank #22 have finalized their roster with Taylor "Drone" Johnson, Anthony "ZexRow" Colandro, Justin "Trick" Sears, and Adam "Ange" Milian.
- / Zero MarksMen Black Zero MarksMen Black North America Rank #55 have formed a new roster consisting of Joseph "bjor" Bjorklund, Kevin "mina" Nguyen, Dayton "Lear" Akau, Jonard "Jonaaa6" Penaflor, Antonio "Enjoy" Billen, and coach Derek "sloth" Diaz.
- Rahmin "ShoukR" Shoukoohi and coach Michael "MaestroMJ3" Bulostin have been released from Built By Gamers Academy Built By Gamers Academy North America Rank #48 .
- / TSM Academy TSM Academy North America Rank #20 have brought in Anthony "venture" Ziade as their fifth player. He comes in to replace Carlo "Dcop" Delsol in the active lineup, who is reportedly joining FUSION FUSION Latin America North Rank # in the LATAM North scene for the upcoming VCT Stage.
- Two stories from Case Esports Case Esports Europe Rank #72 : The team parted ways with Alberto "neptuNo" González and announced its Game Changers team, Case Hydra Case Hydra Game Changers Rank # .
- / Sebastian "snikk" Kamiński has joined Team Heretics Team Heretics Europe Rank #9 as the team's fifth player.
- / DSYRE DSYRE Europe Rank #0 have officially parted ways with Umberto "mass3R" Artuso and Théo "10K" Navaro.
- All members of Alliance Alliance Europe Rank #20 have been made inactive and are in search of new opportunities.
- Four members of Futbolist JEFF Futbolist JEFF Europe Rank #0 — matr1x , Cornelia "Neli" Johansson, Donia "nugget" Khaled, and Ece "Kuripuuya" Selin Balıkdere — have announced that they are in search of new opportunities outside the organization.
- / Evgeniy "Winteryrook" Lenko and Anis "Kheops" Mokrani have become the newest members of Geekay Esports Geekay Esports MENA Rank #8 .
- Sharks Esports Sharks Esports Inactive have benched their entire roster.
- Border Monsters Border Monsters Latin America North Rank #4 have said goodbye to coach Juan "Daykiry" Garcia.
- Shoki "Pepper" Banjo and Seigi "Ask" Yamamoto have been officially released from IGZIST IGZIST Japan Rank #
- NORTHEPTION NORTHEPTION Japan Rank #8 have rounded out their roster with Derialy .
- Maru Gaming Maru Gaming Korea Rank # have welcomed former Team T5 Team T5 Korea Rank # player Moves to their team. His addition leaves the team with one vacant spot to fill.
- / Talon Esports Talon Esports Asia-Pacific Rank # , a storied esports organization in the APAC region, have announced their six-man roster.
- BLEED BLEED Asia-Pacific Rank #10 have announced that Lee "LEXY" Jun Hao Xavier has returned to their active roster.
- Fancy United Esports Fancy United Esports Asia-Pacific Rank #34 have added Le "Redneval" Quốc Khánh to their team, increasing their roster count to seven. Earlier this week he was released by his previous team, CERBERUS Esports CERBERUS Esports Asia-Pacific Rank #42 .
- / True Rippers True Rippers Asia-Pacific Rank #80 have welcomed DaFi to their team as a coach.
- SCYTES SCYTES MENA Rank #32 have rounded out their roster with Ali "Peps" Marashi.
- / Team Occupy Team Occupy Inactive have added former Team Majesty Team Majesty MENA Rank #6 player Taibi "Lyhnj" Youssef to their team as a coach.
Results & Standings
- Ghost Gaming Ghost Gaming North America Rank #19 had an undefeated run in the April edition of the Knights Circuit Monthly, which ended in a victory over TSM TSM North America Rank #7 in the grand finals.
- T1 T1 North America Rank #13 claimed victory in the NSG Summer Championship Open 2 by defeating Knights Academy Knights Academy North America Rank #51 in the grand finals.
- together we are terrific together we are terrific Inactive won the Toronto Valorant Viper's Pit $10K without dropping a map. Their tournament run culminated in a grand finals victory over VIRTUOSO VIRTUOSO North America Rank #35 .
- XX Chromosome XX Chromosome Europe Rank # finished in first place in the Rebels #1 playoffs without losing a single map. Their run ended in a 3-0 grand finals victory over Supermassive Blaze Female Supermassive Blaze Female Europe Rank #0 .
- The closed qualifier of the April edition of the Liga Gamers Club Série A concluded with Unemployed Unemployed Brazil Rank # defeating Reign Reign Brazil Rank # in the grand finals. They, alongside puGG puGG Brazil Rank # , Tryste Tryste Brazil Rank # , and ODDIK ODDIK Brazil Rank #14 , have qualified for the main event.
- In the playoffs of The Esports Club Challenger Series, Velocity Gaming Velocity Gaming Asia-Pacific Rank #7 , True Rippers True Rippers Asia-Pacific Rank #80 , and Reckoning Esports Reckoning Esports Asia-Pacific Rank #148 remain in the upper bracket following their wins over Lethal Esports Lethal Esports Asia-Pacific Rank #0 , M42 Esports M42 Esports Asia-Pacific Rank #0 , and Medal Esports Medal Esports Asia-Pacific Rank # respectively. Matches will resume tomorrow, April 23 with Revenant Esports Revenant Esports Asia-Pacific Rank # taking on Enigma Gaming Enigma Gaming Asia-Pacific Rank #16 .
- The first week of the LPL Summer Cup Legends 2022 group stage saw BOBO BOBO Oceania Rank # , KRAKEN ESC KRAKEN ESC Oceania Rank # , Bonkers Bonkers Oceania Rank # , and HONEY BADGERS HONEY BADGERS Oceania Rank # win their matches against Funcrew Funcrew Oceania Rank #0 , Gungahlin Warriors Gungahlin Warriors Oceania Rank # , East LA East LA Oceania Rank # , and WithYouWithMe WithYouWithMe Oceania Rank # respectively.
- The open qualifier of the second stage of the Oceania Tour has concluded, and BOBO BOBO Oceania Rank # , Mindfreak Mindfreak Oceania Rank #0 , Catgirls Catgirls Oceania Rank # , HONEY BADGERS HONEY BADGERS Oceania Rank # , Bonkers Bonkers Oceania Rank # , Iconic Iconic Inactive , and Funcrew Funcrew Oceania Rank #0 have all qualified for the group stage. Group stage competition begins next week, on April 30.
Other News & Rumors
- Jakub "frs" Czapran has reported on a number of moves happening in various VRL teams. The reported moves include Movistar Riders Movistar Riders Europe Rank #35 looking to round out their roster with Mikołaj "Mickebwoy" Chojnacki and Bence "szimpli" Soós, DSYRE DSYRE Europe Rank #0 adding Alexandr "SimonD4rk" Skovbel and finalizing David "Davidp" Prins, and Arctic Arctic Europe Rank #0 bringing on Rui "TugaTV" Ribeiro and Jere "synsi" Virtanen.
- According to a report from Bo Hoogland, Keyd Stars Keyd Stars Brazil Rank #1 are in early discussions to sell Olavo "heat" Marcelo later this year. He has not been moved off the active roster for the upcoming VCT qualifiers, however.