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Natus Vincere sign Cloud as first member of roster

Natus Vincere signed Kirill “Cloud” Nekhozhin as the first member of their Valorant roster. Cloud, a 17-year-old Russian, previously competed with CrowCrowd. “Valorant has developed greatly in the world since its launch,” Natus Vincere COO Aleksey “xaoc” Kucherov said in a statement. “Although the discipline is still at an early stage in the CIS, things […]

  • OG reveal new Valorant roster

    OG unveiled their revamped roster Wednesday ahead of Stage Three of the Valorant Champions Tour. The club brought back Harry “DPS” MacGill of Great Britain, who served as a temporary player for OG during Stage Two. OG also acquired Nikita “trexx” Cherednichenko of Russia and Tomas “Destrain” Linikas of Lithuania. Both players come from HONK, […]

  • Excel Esports shake up Valorant roster

    Excel Esports overhauled their Valorant roster on Wednesday. David “Davidp” Prins and Morgan “B1GGY” Madour are out and free to pursue other opportunities. “This is a result of the team not improving at a quick enough rate to compete at the highest level, which is where EXCEL wants to be,” said a statement issued by […]

  • Gen.G’s Valorant team parts ways with huynh

    Danny “huynh” Huynh is no longer a member of Gen.G’s Valorant squad. The 26-year-old Canadian, a former Counter-Strike: Global Offensive player, made the announcement Tuesday on Twitter. huynh wrote, “As of today, I am officially released from Gen.G. I would like to thank them for everything that they have done for me. I am now […]

  • Report: Heretics stripped of VCT points after roster overhaul

    Team Heretics reportedly will lose points in the Valorant Champions Tour because of their recent roster overhaul. Heretics have traded four of their five players since May, with only Christian “lowel” Garcia remaining. Heretics therefore did not maintain the mandatory minimum core of three players who were with the team when they earned 70 points […]

  • Heretics add paTiTek and ardiis to roster

    Team Heretics announced the signings Friday of former G2 Esports players Patryk “paTiTek” Fabrowski and Ardis “ardiis” Svarenieks. The news comes just two days after G2 signed former Heretics players Zygimantas “nukkye” Chmieliauskas and Auni “AvovA” Chahade, effectively completing a Valorant roster swap. “You didn’t expect this one,” Heretics posted on Twitter. “We are proud […]

  • Riot Games: Valorant Champions major finale averaged 800K viewers

    Riot Games reported an average viewership of 800,000 across multiple feeds for the finale of the Valorant Champions Tour, the title’s first international major. The 800,000-mark was eclipsed on YouTube, Twitch and watch parties organized around the title contest on Sunday between Sentinels and Fnatic. Sentinels completed a dominant tournament by sweeping Fnatic 3-0 in […]

  • Sentinels purchase TenZ’s contract from Cloud9

    The transfer of VALORANT star Tyson “TenZ” Ngo from Cloud9 to Sentinels is now complete, The Esports Observer reported Wednesday. The two sides initially reached a loan deal in April that included an option for Sentinels to buy out the contract, which the org has done, reportedly for seven figures. Signed to Cloud9’s roster in […]

  • G2 Esports parts ways with patitek, ardiis, zeek

    The European organization G2 Esports parted ways with Poland’s Patryk “patitek” Fabrowski, Latvia’s Ardis “ardiis” Svarenieks and Poland’s Aleksander “zeek” Zygmunt. According to a report by dotesports.com, G2 may be eyeing players from the Team Heretics and Acend rosters in an attempt to rebuild their lineup. Among players mentioned in the report are Zygimantas “nukkye” […]

  • Sentinels sweep Fnatic to take home Stage 2 Masters

    Sentinels completed a dominant tournament Sunday by sweeping Fnatic 3-0 in the Grand Finals to claim the VALORANT Champions Tour 2021 Stage 2 Masters in Reykjavík. Sentinels did not drop a single map throughout the entire tournament. The Los Angeles-based esports club clinched a $200,000 grand prize along with 400 VCT circuit points, enough to […]

  • OG cut ties with OnyBy, elllement, aKm

    OG released Theo “OnyBy” Tarlier, Dragan “elllement” Milanovic and Dylan “aKm” Bignet from their VALORANT team on Friday. The three players had been with the club since the Danish organization signed the Monkey Business roster in February. OnyBy and elllement competed for OG in the VCT Europe Stage One Challengers Two and VCT Europe State […]

  • TSM officially add LeahPanda to female Valorant squad

    Leah “LeahPanda” Nemchin-Cossman was officially added as a member of TSM’s female Valorant team, the organization announced Monday. The 20-year-old Canadian had been working with the team since Katherine “LunarKats” So left the team in late March. Another Canadian player, ARIANARCHIST, also got a brief trial with TSM but is no longer with the club. […]

  • Sinatraa receives 6-month Valorant suspension

    Riot suspended Jay “Sinatraa” Won from Valorant competitive play for six months Monday, saying he did not cooperate with an investigation into a sexual assault allegation. Sinatraa, who plays for Sentinels, was accused of abuse by an ex-partner in March. Riot suspended him when the accusation emerged and launched an investigation. The past two months […]

  • Vision Strikers’ glow, 33, announces retirement

    Vision Strikers captain Min-soo “glow” Kim announced his retirement from Valorant on Monday in a video on YouTube. The 33-year-old South Korean previously competed in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive with MVP PK before serving as the in-game leader with Vision Strikers since June 2020. He also worked with Lunatic-hai, WeMade FOX and Project kr. “Some people […]

  • Team Heretics names Johnta as new head coach

    Ivan “Johnta” Shevtsov did not go without a Valorant head coaching gig for long, signing with Team Heretics on Thursday after he was released by FunPlus Phoenix on Tuesday. Johnta was with FunPlus Phoenix for five months after he joined the organization on Dec. 1. He was let go after the team finished fifth/sixth at […]

  • TSM name Chet as coach of Valorant team

    TSM’s announced Chet “Chet” Singh as the new head coach for their Valorant team on Thursday. Chet, 24, previously has served as a coach for CLG, OpTic Gaming, NRG Esports, Evil Geniuses and 100 Thieves. “Excited to announce that I’ve joined @TSM,” Chet wrote on Twitter. Excited to announce that I've joined @TSM https://t.co/bRZSqHbdYk — […]

  • FunPlus Phoenix part ways with Johnta

    FunPlus Phoenix parted ways with Valorant head coach Ivan “Johnta” Shevtsov, the Chinese organization announced Tuesday. Johnta, 33, coached FunPlus Phoenix since December and guided the club to the VCT 2021 Europe Stage Two Challengers One over Guild Esports. FunPlus Phoenix, however, were bounced early at the VCT 2021 EMEA Stage Two Challengers Finals. “Thank […]

  • Founding member ‘reltuC’ benched by TSM Valorant squad

    After a disappointing recent stretch, TSM has benched Valorant founding team member Stephen “reltuC” Cutler. The team said reltuC will continue to stream under their banner while he considers his options. As of today @reltuC is benched from our starting Valorant roster. Whilst Cutler explores his options, he’ll continue to stream under the TSM banner. […]

  • Fnatic shuffle Valorant roster, add Derke, Magnum

    Fnatic has released Kostas “tsack” Theodoropoulos and Muhammad “Moe40” Hariff from its Valorant roster after the team’s recent poor performances and brought on Nikita “Derke” Sirmitev and Martin “Magnum” Penkov. Derke, 18, is a Finnish ex-CS:GO player who recently played with Finnish CS:GO team Kova Esports, and CIS VALORANT roster CrowCrowd. His specialties are Jett […]

  • Dignitas release men’s Valorant team

    After a string of unimpressive results, Dignitas disbanded its men’s Valorant team on Wednesday. The team confirmed the move on Twitter while adding that it will continue to field a women’s Valorant team. The tweet read, in part, “We are actively seeking a new home for the (men’s) players and look forward to following their […]

  • Davidp, B1GGY headline Excel Esports’ Valorant roster

    Excel Esports unveiled their full roster and coaching staff Monday ahead of the Valorant Champions Tour competition. Captained by David “Davidp” Prins and coached by Jimmy “Jumpy” Berndtsson and Sam “Fields” Greenfield, the roster includes Morgan “B1GGY” Madour, Marc “Honeybee” Begley, Vincent “Happy” Cervoni and Alend “Ale” Khalaf. “We are really excited to present our […]

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