Riot Games’ first FPS title, Valorant is currently in its closed-beta stage. However, the amount of attention it’s receiving from all parts of the world is just amazing. It seems as if Valorant has already released officially. The closed-beta went live on April 7, a few days after the official test which was held on March 27. Since then, a lot of players who received keys have jumped into the beta. Not only this, but even top streamers have decided to focus solely on this game. In addition to this, players are also leaving other games to pursue it. The same can be said for Tyson “TenZ” Ngo, who recently made a big announcement.
TenZ Leaves CS:GO For Valorant
TenZ has been recognized as one of the best CS:GO players in the world. He has been playing it for a long time and has had a lot of success in it. But recently, after Valorant came out, TenZ started focusing more on it rather than on his previous FPS title. And after a few days of playing it, he made up his mind of making a full switch to Valorant. The most interesting thing is that he has become the first pro Valorant player for Cloud9, one of the biggest esports organizations in the world.
Everyone started wondering why TenZ has made this decision of leaving a game he’s really good at. In an interview with Red Bull, he answered all these questions and explained why he made a switch to it. As per TenZ, he has decided to go pro in Valorant because while he was playing the beta, he hasn’t had this much fun in a long time. In addition to this, he mentioned that it seems risky to switch games, but he feels confident about Valorant’s future.
— Red Bull Gaming (@redbullgaming) April 29, 2020
Can Its Professional Scene Become Big?
TenZ is currently hoping to see Valorant’s pro scene become as big as League of Legends, Riot Games’ MOBA. League is currently one of the biggest esports games out there and has contributed a lot to making the industry what it is today. It has some of the biggest esports tournaments in the world, and their prize pool keeps on increasing every year. TenZ also thinks that he will have an easier time switching to Valorant. This is because he has a lot of experience in CS:GO, and both games are really similar. We have already seen that CS:GO pros are absolutely dominating Valorant.
Valorant is yet to release, but players have already started about switching to it. The professional scene will start soon and we will then know whether it has the potential to become huge or not. TenZ also claimed that taking criticism is very important and that everyone can become a better player when they put the work in. In addition to this, he mentioned that the biggest mistake people are making is that they are not communicating properly about what they’re doing or what they want other teammates to do.
In any case, Valorant is expected to release in Summer 2020. Riot Games is yet to announce its official release date.