Twitch sensation Shroud predicts that VALORANT will surpass CS:GO to becoming the biggest FPS title.
VALORANT has made massive shockwaves in the esports scene in its debut year. After releasing in June, just four months of the game's lifespan has passed and it is already attracting some of the worlds biggest talents. With Riot Games as the developer, VALORANT has become one of the quickest evolving games ever, and the esports scene is just beginning to take shape.
Instantly, organisations such as G2 Esports, Cloud9, and 100 Thieves have jumped onto the VALORANT bandwagon, and have formed teams to compete in multiple Ignition Series' across multiple regions. Events have already been organised for Europe and North America which boast a whopping $100,000 prize pools, and with the total prize money predicted to be north of three-quarters of a million pounds by the end of the year.
Sponsors, media partners, leading tournament organisers, and huge esports organisations have been attracted to VALORANT so far, and one of esports' biggest names has predicted that the game will become the number one FPS game ever.
Twitch sensation Michael "shroud" Grzesiek told his stream that "VALORANT is just going to hit and it’s going to hit hard. Like, it has the perfect recipe right now, right”.
The former CounterStrike: Global Offensive professional then added that he predicts that it will quickly overtake CS:GO, and if Riot time their tournaments correctly it could become the best FPS game. He told his stream that "CS numbers are dipping, but to be fair CS strives on LAN so that’s why they’re dipping, obviously once LAN comes back, it’ll be a little different. But still, if VALORANT nails the timing of coming to LAN and tournaments are popping off, it’s going to blow the f**k up – even more than it already has.”
With live LAN tournaments out of the question for the foreseeable future, both games are in a form of limbo, although VALORANT's sense of rawness has already swayed many named over to the new title.
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