Ex-Liquid CSGO star nitr0 reportedly switching to Valorant - Dexerto

Ex-Liquid CSGO star nitr0 reportedly switching to Valorant

Published: 11/Aug/2020 4:50 Updated: 11/Aug/2020 12:40

by Andrew Amos


Former Team Liquid CS:GO captain Nick ‘nitr0’ Cannella is reportedly the next in line to defect from Valve’s signature FPS title to Valorant, according to ESPN. Numerous teams have apparently bid to pick up the North American star.

Nitr0’s retirement from CS:GO came as a shock to many. He was moved off Team Liquid’s active roster at the end of July, and just days later he was replaced by Michael ‘grim’ Wince.

After an illustrious five-year career in Valve’s hallmark FPS title, including a Major final appearance and numerous big-name wins, nitr0 could have hung up the mouse and keyboard there. However, the veteran has his sights set on more glory.

nitr0 could soon be Valorant’s Captain America.

Nitr0 is looking at making the swap to Valorant after his retirement from CS:GO, according to ESPN. The former IGL and jack-of-all-trades would make a great addition to any squad, given his experience in CS:GO.

Numerous teams are said to have reached out to get nitr0 on their team. While he’s still technically under the Team Liquid banner for the time being, that hasn’t stopped anyone from trying to woo him over.

It should come as no surprise that nitr0 is moving to Valorant. The CS:GO star has been streaming the game a lot since his departure from Team Liquid’s starting roster last week.

He’s been playing alongside Braxton ‘brax’ Pierce of T1, and fragging out hard on agents like Raze, Phoenix, and Jett.

Brax even joked with nitr0 on his CS:GO retirement post to come join him for some Valorant. “Valorant welcomes you with open arms,” the T1 star tweeted. It looks like nitr0 took that to heart.

Nitr0 finished his Valorant placements in Immortal 3, and has been on that grind to Radiant since. He has also been tearing up 10-mans in the North American scene, making himself a name in yet another FPS title.

Nitr0 isn’t the only former CS:GO star potentially angling to get on a Valorant team. Former Cloud9 gunner Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek has alluded to going pro again in Valorant with a series of cryptic tweets. More could potentially be on their way too, but only time will tell.


How to fix left hand glitch in Valorant after patch 1.11

Published: 28/Oct/2020 12:14

by Lauren Bergin


Stuck on left hand mode on Valorant patch 1.11? Well, we have a fix for you.

One of the newest features and most talked about features of the now repealed Valorant patch 1.11 is the ability to play in left hand mode. It’s rare to see games cater to their left handed fanbase, so the announcement that Valorant was making the lives of lefties easier came as a positive shock.

However, seeing as the patch was quickly reverted due to a plethora of issues it’s pretty apparent that something somewhere was likely to go wrong.

Valorant 1.11 left hand mode glitch

A tweet from 100 Thieves’ popular Valorant player Josh ‘Steel’ Nissan revealed that two of his teammates had fallen victim to a glitch which left players unable to switch out of left hand mode, which was made even worse by screen shakes when awping.

The issues here are very clear, but in the pro setting glitches like this make a player’s life hellish. Thousand of fans helped to amplify Steel’s tweet, each acknowledging the fact that the players still dominated but that this was a bug that had to be fixed immediately.

Thankfully though the Valorant Gods heard Steel’s pleas and reverted with an answer not even ten minutes after the original tweet went out.

How to fix it

Valorant gameplay
Riot Games
A fix for the issue has been found already.

Since that time, a simple fix has emerged for the problem – and it just needs a few simple steps to be followed.

  1. Load up Valorant.
  2. Select Custom Game.
  3. Head over to Enable Cheats, and lock in a character.
  4. Open General Settings.
  5. Take off the left hand mode setting in the new option screen.

Quoting his original tweet, Steel was the one who found this game changing glitch and fix. It should be very handy for all affected, as well.

By entering a custom game, enabling cheats and locking in a character, the player is then jump into general settings menu and free themselves from their left handed prison.

So while we should all thank Steel for being so vocal about this issue, hopefully the next time Riot releases the patch won’t see as many issues. After all, we all want to get our hands on Skye, and we all want to see the end of Killjoy and Cypher’s reign of terror. Until then, let’s just be happy we won’t always be stuck in left hand mode.