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Top Player Transfers of the Week: January 11 – January 17

Top Player Transfers of the Week: January 11 – January 17

Gabriel Ionica


Welcome to the tenth edition of Run it Back’s Top Valorant Player Transfers of the Week! Can you believe we’ve already done ten of these? Make sure to check out our last installment to stay updated! Here are the top Valorant player transfers for the week of January 11 – January 17.

Ryann Trials for Moon Raccoons

Moon Raccoons picked up Ryan “ryann” Welsh on trial for the NSG Winter Championship. That didn’t last long as we’ll talk about it later.

eUnited Pick Up Ex-Serenity

eUnited jumped into Valorant this week by picking up the ex-Serenity roster. As the name suggests, the roster used to be part of Team Serenity before they were dropped in November.

Sangal Esports Pick Up E5N and gandhi

Sangal Esports, one of the top Turkish organizations, completed their roster by picking up Enes “E5N” Erdoğan as a player and Berker “gandhi” Kubat as the team’s analyst.

Beşiktaş Esports Complete Roster with Brasco and Viresse

A month after Beşiktaş lost Berk “ARGENT” Deniz and Mehmet “tmhMM” Yıldırım, the First Strike Turkey participants picked up Kaan “Brasco” Elver and Ayberk “Viresse” Serin as replacements.

TenZ Becomes a Content Creator

As we covered earlier this week, Tyson “TenZ” Ngo retired from professional play to become a content creator. Read our report on the move for all the details.

Cave Canem Disband

The orgless team Cave Canem, featuring the likes of Damien “HyP” Souville, Mathieu “LaAw” Plantin, and Théo “LoWkii” Téchené have disbanded. According to the official tweet, several players left to inter projects which led to the team breaking up.

Ghost Gaming Also Join Valorant

Ghost Gaming picked up their own Valorant squad this week by signing the players of Project !, some of which previously played for Mamba Mode Gaming.

XSET Part Ways with Brando; Pick Up BcJ

XSET parted ways with Brandon “Brando” Parker and picked up Brendan “BcJ” Jensen in his place.

Coach fRoD Leaves T1

Daniel “fRoD” Montaner left T1 this week due to a “difference of ethics and opinions on how to run the team/org.”

Keyd Stars Releases Players

The Brazilian organization Keyd Stars, released its entire Valorant lineup this week. Most of the players now play as ex-Keyd Stars while Túlio “FLG1″ Leite was picked up by RED Canids.

Ole Out of paiN Gaming

Pedro “ole” Orlandini was released from paiN Gaming after a decision made by the team’s leadership.

DAMWON Gaming Join Valorant

The multi-gaming Korean organization DAMWON Gaming, formed their own Valorant roster this week. Most notable on the team is Lee “Hate” Ye-hun who previously played for Cloud9 Korea.

Giants Gaming Pick Up Another Valorant Roster

Giants Gaming picked up another star-studded Valorant roster this week. The roster consists of Vincent “Happy” Schopenhauer, Johan “Meddo” Lundborg, Aaro “hoody” Peltokangas, Daniil “pipsoN” Meshcheryakov, and Ričardas “Boo” Lukaševičius.

Moon Raccoons Disband

As we also covered in an article, Moon Raccoons disbanded after months of denying offers from other organizations. Chris “Rebo” Heindel plans on eventually rebuilding the roster.

iDex Joins Cream Real Betis

The organization that partnered with the Spanish football team Real Betis completed its Valorant roster this week by signing Sammy “iDex” Van de Weghe,

Dignitas Release Oderus and Sign GeT_RiGhT as Streamer

Dignitas announced this week that they have parted ways with Chad “Oderus” Miller. In an even more unexpected move, CS:GO legend Christopher “GeT_RiGhT” Alesund, retired from professional CS:GO and joined Dignitas as a streamer.

LeX Steps Down from Sedated

Ex-CS:GO pro Alexander “LeX” Deily announced on Twitter that he stepped down from the Sedated roster due to personal reasons.

Movistar Riders Kick Out rapaztriste for Cheating

Movistar Riders announced today that Rui “rapaztriste” Fonseca Silva has been kicked from the team after he was found cheating. He was part of a new roster they acquired just a day ago.

CGN Esports Sign Valorant Roster

The German esports organization CGN Esports signed their own Valorant roster today composed of ex-CS:GO pros who jumped ship to Valorant.

Thanks for tuning in for our tenth edition of Valorant Top Player Transfers of the Week. Is there a transfer we missed that you think we should have included? Let us know and tune in next Sunday for our next Top Player Transfers of the Week! As usual, remember to follow us at Run it Back and join our Discord for all your latest news, extensive guides, and exclusive interviews in the world of Valorant.