KennyS denies reports of Valorant switch after G2 CSGO benching
Counter-Strike legend Kenny ‘kennyS’ Schrub has denied reports of a switch to Valorant after being benched by G2 Esports.
The Frenchman has long been a fan-favorite in CS:GO, representing Team Envy between 2015 and 2017 before his move to G2 in February 2017.
His career has been a storied one, from his very peak as the DreamHack Open Cluj-Napoca 2015 MVP to his eventual benching from G2’s active roster in March 2021.
He’s been competing in CS since 2012 with Source, and has spent nearly a decade competing at the top level. But talks have emerged that signaled kennyS could be on the move to Riot’s tactical shooter.
KennyS to stay in CS for now
According to reliable leaker Arran ‘Halo‘ Spake, kennyS has been having a trial with Alliance, but isn’t fully committed to making the switch yet. Allegedly, he still has options in CSGO, though no more information is provided on that front.
Valorant: According to sources former G2 CSGO player Kenny "KennyS" Schrub, has been having a trial with Alliance. As it seemed on an earlier accidental leak.
Sources also believe that KennyS hasn't fully committed on a switch to Valorant yet with options in CSGO.
— Arran “Halo” Spake (@haloofthoughts) March 8, 2021
Of course, this set off the CSGO and Valorant communities at the possibility of the French legend making a move to a new esport.
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But to quell expectations for now, kennyS has reassured people that he’ll be on the CS grind for now. In response to the Alliance ‘leak’ being fake, kenny said, “Yes it is, Valorant is a great game but I want to grind CS rn.”
Yes it is, valorant is a great game but I want to grind CS rn
— kennyS (@G2kennyS) March 8, 2021
KennyS’ future has been heavily speculated on, as top teams look to bolster their lineups while there could be tempting opportunities over at the Valorant side of things.
As for the team that Kenny was linked to, Alliance, they’re seeing relative success in Valorant so far and are due to play at Valorant Masters from March 12-21. If the CS legend was persuaded to join, the roster will be as follows:
- Kenny ‘kennyS’ Schrub
- Enzo ‘Fearoth’ Mestari
- Niels ‘luckeRRR’ Jasiek
- Tautvydas ‘hype’ Paldavicius
- Thomas ‘kAdavra’ Johner
Kenny doesn’t sound like he’s on the move just yet. But a number of top players from CSGO, Overwatch and other esports have moved over to Riot Games’ FPS, and there will certainly be more. No doubt, if he does move, the Valorant world will be seeing something exciting.