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CSGO pro ScreaM proves he's already a Valorant headshot machine

by Andy Williams

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Adil ‘ScreaM’ Benrlitom is known by many as Counter-Strike’s ‘headshot machine’ – and it appears that his inhumane accuracy has followed him to Valorant.

With Valorant’s closed beta underway, plenty of esports' biggest names are trying their hand at Riot’s tactical shooter.

As the game is hailed to be an Overwatch/Counter-Strike hybrid, players from both corners have been taking their talents to Riot’s servers since April 7.

Valorant gameplay.
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Valorant’s gameplay mechanics are compared with CS 1.6, whereas the Agent abilities share similar characteristics to Overwatch’s Heroes.

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From CS:GO’s corner, content creators like Jaryd ‘Summit1G’ Lazar and Tim ‘TimTheTatman’ Betar have been joined by plenty of pros in their Valorant venture.

Despite not being CS:GO’s most decorated player, ScreaM is a human highlight reel who is ‘known for his one-taps’, to paraphrase the Belgian. And it appears that mantra is following him into yet another tactical shooter.

First up is an incredible four-man killing spree to retake B-site on Haven. Armed with a Guardian, the Belgian star took out four enemies with four headshots, as his pinpoint accuracy shone through.

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With Valorant’s answer to the AK-47 from CS:GO in-hand, ScreaM swept aside a four-man push on Bind while aiming down sight. While the enemies appear to lineup at a choke point, this play is just as much about ScreaM’s precise aim as it is positioning.

The CS pro proved that there are more strings to his bow than just holding chokepoints, though, as he used both of Jett’s Updaft and Tailwind abilities to swiftly maneuver behind an enemy squad. After peeking Split’s deathly mid-map, he quickly polished off three opponents before dispatching the last with his Vandal to earn himself the 4k.

While ScreaM is noted for his crazy aim, he has proven that he is a force to be reckoned with — within a mere 24 hours of picking up Riot’s competitive shooter no less.

Although some former CS:GO pros have already revealed their plans to take Valorant seriously, for now ScreaM is just playing for fun, as he's dedicated to his main game. But if he was to make the switch, he'd certainly have no trouble finding a top team.