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Shroud explains why Valorant is “one of the greatest games” he’s played

Published: 1/Apr/2020 12:11 Updated: 1/Apr/2020 13:05

by Andy Williams


Popular Mixer streamer Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek has delved into why Valorant has effectively ruined other video games, after having the chance to try Riot’s exclusive playtest.

It’s safe to say that Valorant has taken the esports world by storm. With players of all levels pledging allegiance to Riot’s tactical shooter prior to its official release, there is no doubt that the League of Legends developer has cooked up a storm with their first-person shooter title.

Plenty of content creators from all over had the exclusive opportunity to take Valorant for a test drive between March 27-29, with the general consensus being that the game is primed to make a huge dent in an already crowded FPS market.

Valorant's closed beta regions.
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The Valorant closed beta will launch in five regions on April 7.

One high-profile streamer who remained tight-lipped about his experience with Riot’s competitive shooter was former Counter-Strike pro, shroud — who simply described his encounter with Valorant as “fun.”

However, during a subsequent broadcast, the Mixer streamer delved a little deeper into his thoughts on the highly anticipated title.

“It’s a f**king bummer though, I feel like I was already kind of bored and I didn’t know what to play… But after playing Valorant, it makes it all worse,” Grzesiek stated.

“Because now I’m sitting here and I’m like ‘dude, I just played a f**king gem’ and now I’ve got to go back to trash.”

After a brief pause, shroud went on to describe Valorant as “incredible,” before proceeding to hype up the game even further.

“I can’t say anything in detail, but I can tell you that it’s one of the greatest games I’ve played in a very, very, very long time.”

Considering the plethora of titles which shroud has turned his hand to over the years, that is a bold statement to come from the Canadian — especially when you consider that his proficiency lies within FPS titles.

The 25-year-old went on to state that Valorant is “looking good” despite still only being in the beta stages of its development cycle.


Summit1G explains the biggest issue with Valorant’s Stinger

Published: 23/Oct/2020 13:09

by Jacob Hale


Twitch streamer Jaryd ‘Summit1G’ Lazar is a fairly accomplished gamer in many realms and genres — but he has vowed to never use the Stinger SMG in Valorant ever again after a rough go of it.

Riot Games’ first foray into the first-person shooter genre has been a success, with many top streamers and pro players from other games immediately falling in love with the gameplay and making the switch to it.

Obviously, while the game is fun, that doesn’t mean it’s perfect, as any player will attest to, whether it be the Agents’ abilities, bugs, or weapons in the game.

Now, Summit has had it with one particular gun: the Stinger SMG. And he’s promised to never use it again.

Valorant Stinger
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The Stinger is commonly regarded as one of the worst weapons in the game.

While playing as Omen on Haven, Summit’s team was taking a beating, down 11-3, and he decided to buy the Stinger to see if it can help turn the team’s fortunes around.

As luck would have it, his team did actually win the round — no thanks to Summit’s Stinger, though.

“That’s not my aim, that gun sucks d**k,” he said, as his chat started laughing at some of his missed shots. “You shoot that gun for three bullets before it just does what it wants. I will never buy that gun again, dude. I don’t know how people play like this.”

As specified in our guide to the very best weapons in Valorant, the Stinger is arguably one of the worst guns in the game.

The Spectre SMG is far more favorable in its class, so we’ll likely see Summit opt to use that more in the future if he wants a submachine gun and to rush into the thick of the action. At the very least, we know full well that he won’t be touching the Stinger again unless it gets a considerable buff.