The gaming industry has been greatly affected by the coronavirus update. Various games and esports events that were meant to be held this year been either canceled or postponed. However, there are still a few games that are currently scheduled to release soon. One of them is Valorant. For those who don’t know, Valoran’t is Riot Games’ first attempt at making an FPS title. The game was revealed in October 2019 with the codename “Project A.” At the moment, it is in its closed beta stage, which started on April 7.
Valorant offers similar mechanics to both CS:GO and Overwatch. Because of this very reason, many comparisons have been made especially between it and CS:GO. Riot’s FPS offers a similar buy system, mechanics, and much more. The only difference is that it features Agents, and every Agent has its own special abilities. These abilities can be either used to take down opponents or escape for critical situations. Other than that, no one call tell the difference between CS:GO and Valorant.
Shroud Says Valorant Is More Casual
On March 27, Riot invited a handful of popular players from the esports industry to test the game out. Almost all of them enjoyed the game and were quick to hop into it when the closed-beta started. Many CS:GO streamers and players have already started focusing on it. In fact, some of them have even made a complete switch to it. Because of all these reasons, many fans are currently wondering whether the game will overtake CS:GO in the future or not. And Shroud is currently on Valorant’s side.
During one of his recent streams, Shroud was asked whether Valorant will overtake CS:GO or not. The former CS:GO pro was quick to claim that it “probably” will. While talking about this, Shroud claimed that Valorant is a much easier game to get into as its more pleasing to the eye and a little bit more casual. CS:GO, on the other hand, is more hardcore. He even added that the Source 2 engine can even make CS:GO insane.
What Should Valve Do?
The main thing pointed out by Shroud was the Source 2 engine. Many players have been requesting Valvel to switch the engine of CS:GO for a long time, and it might finally happen soon. But this isn’t something that will help Valve with preventing CS:GO players from making a switch. They have will have to constantly keep their game updated and fresh so that they can keep the player base attached.
CS:GO has enjoyed plenty of success since its release. It even managed to recently get more than 1 million concurrent players for the first time in its history. This basically means that the game is currently going strong and will not die anytime soon. However, one thing to keep in mind here is that Valorant is in its closed-beta stage. Meaning that only a limited number of players can enjoy it these days. The game is expected to get released during the coming Summer, and we will then know what the majority thinks about it.