Streaming superstar Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek has explained why he believes Valorant will “probably” overtake Counter-Strike: Global Offensive once it finally releases – though CS:GO does have still a few cards to play.
Since Valorant was initially teased by Riot Games as ‘Project A’, plenty of comparisons have been made between it and Valve’s iconic Counter-Strike: Global Offensive title. There are similarities in the economic system, buy menu, and more – though Valorant does have it’s Agent abilities.
Many Counter-Strike professionals have already tried their hand at Riot’s title and found plenty of success, with a few even making the switch competitively. As a result, there have been questions about whether or not this is the game that will finally dethrone CS:GO – and shroud has weighed in.
During a recent stream, the former Counter-Strike professional was asked if he believed that Valorant would take down the game he made his name in. “Do you think Valorant will overtake CS? Erm, probably,” the Canadian responded.
“I just think because its a much easier game to get into, much more pleasing to the eye, like a little bit more casual. Counter-Strike is a little bit more hardcore – a little bit more, but, you never know. With the Source 2 stuff that they plan to do, maybe it’ll be insane, who knows,” he added.
The former Cloud 9 member noted that the competition is certainly a good thing for CS:GO, though, seeing as Valve will have to keep the game updated in order to try and stave off players switching games.
Whether or not Valorant will be able to dethrone CS:GO on every level, though, very much remains up in the air.