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.
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 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.
As I reported on the @ESPN_Esports @PlayVALORANT Power Rankings show: former Team Liquid in-game leader Nitro is looking to make the transition to VALORANT as a pro player and multiple teams have reached out to make a transfer from Team Liquid happen
A new possible star!
— The Esports Writer (@FionnOnFire) August 11, 2020
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.