Christopher ‘GeT_RiGhT’ Alesund is making the move to Valorant, capping his historic career in competitive Counter-Strike that spanned over a decade of dominance in the classic FPS.
In a few cryptic videos to the tune of Journey’s Don’t Stop Believin, the Swedish sensation hinted at a major shift in his career after getting benched by Dignitas back in mid-September alongside longtime CS:GO teammate Richard ‘Xizt’ Landström.
While some believed it was the end of the line for GeT_RiGhT, 30, the veteran talent kept fans and eager supporters with bated breath on December 19 as he prepared for the next stage of his career.
Seven days later, as promised, GeT_RiGhT revealed a follow-up clip that featured darkened memorabilia of his storied past with the next lightpost being Riot’s FPS, Valorant.
If that wasn’t enough suspense for his fan base, his website, get-right.gg, has an active timer set to go off at 7 pm PST / 10 pm EST / 4 am BST which could explain more about his involvement in Valorant.
As it stands, the Swede still represents the Dignitas brand on his Twitch bio and Twitter banner, though he isn’t linked with either the CS:GO or Valorant divisions.
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After a brief roster shuffle in the Fall before the start of First Strike, Dignitas completed their five-man roster for Valorant that included in-game leader (IGL) Rory ‘dephh’ Jackson, Harrison ‘psalm’ Chang, Phat ‘supamen’ Le, Bryan ‘MAKKA’ Drouillard, and Chad ‘Oderus’ Miller.
If GeT_RiGhT remained with Dignitas, it’s unclear if he would replace someone in the starting lineup, backup the team as a sixth player, or trade the mouse-and-keyboard for pen & paper as a coach.
But he could have a few options available to him. Veteran Counter-Strike players have proven to be invaluable members for Valorant rosters in the early phases of the young esport.
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People like Spencer ‘Hiko’ Martin for 100 Thieves, Kirill ‘ANGE1’ Karasiow for FunPlus Phoenix, and more have seamlessly integrated into the ever-growing competitive scene for Valorant across different regions.
GeT_RiGhT has a massive fan base who will be waiting to see what the pro accomplishes next as he could return to competitive play soon.