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Valorant’s next map could already be coming together in-game

Published: 15/May/2020 2:47 Updated: 15/May/2020 3:30

by Brad Norton

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Valorant’s fourth map could be right around the corner, as eagle-eyed players begin to notice subtle teasers starting to crop up in the FPS title’s Practice Range.

While Riot’s FPS title may still be in the midst of its closed beta, new content could still be on the way very soon.

Eagle-eyed players have started to pick up on interesting changes throughout the Practice Range. The leading theory argues these are teasers for a new map, one that consists of buildings scattered across the range.

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A new tear has opened up over the Practice Range.

Following on from a datamined mini-map, a location referred to as ‘Ascent’ was later spotted in a developer update. While there’s no confirmation, early concept art has the community thinking the next Valorant map will be placed in Venice.

As new portals have opened up around the Practice Range, one intriguing theory has surfaced. Perhaps these portals are rebuilding or transporting elements of the range to the new Venice-based map.

The first portal appeared in the sky on May 13. Initially, many viewed this as a subtle teaser for a new Agent. However, more tears in the fabric of reality have started taking over the once-idyllic location.

Portals have appeared around the disjointed clocktower, leading Redditor Mad_King_Raz to believe that these rifts will send the broken building through time.

“I think the new Venice map is going to be made out of a fixed up range map,” they suggested. “Like going back in time to when it wasn’t broken.”

So I posted about the portal yesterday, then this stuff shows up today around the clock tower. I don’t think it has anything to do with a new agent anymore. I think the new Venice map is going to be made out of a fixed up range map. Like going back in time to when it wasn’t broken. from VALORANT

Valorant’s Practice Range will likely evolve over time as new updates are released. More portals should continue to appear until some kind of event takes place. 

Whether that event is simply a refresh to the range, or the unveiling of the new ‘Ascent’ map in Venice, only time will tell.

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Exclusive interview: GeT RiGhT announces Twitch switch from CSGO

Published: 16/Jan/2021 15:00 Updated: 16/Jan/2021 15:03

by Lauren Bergin

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Christopher ‘GeT_RiGhT’ Alesund has announced his departure from professional Counter-Strike, as he moves to Twitch streaming full-time. 

2021 has just got started and Sweden are already stealing the show. Just days after PGL announced the Stockholm Major, GeT_RiGhT has decided to call time on his legendary competitive career.

During an exclusive interview with Dexerto, the 30-year-old discusses the career highs and lows, his battle with Crohn’s disease and what the future holds for the Swedish titan.

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GeT_RiGhT & f0rest: End of an era

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Counter-Strike’s dynamic duo is no more.

The Swede has a CS legacy like no other, but an integral part of those wins and losses was his partnership with countryman Patrik ‘f0rest’ Lindberg. The two share a long list of tournament wins together, including the coveted Major.

The two Counter-Strike behemoths have played together for over a decade, and it’s clear that the end of this partnership is one of the most emotional aspects of GeT_RiGhT’s retirement.

“It’s been a rollercoaster, but at the same time, it’s been a beautiful ride.” Alesund goes on to describe their partnership as “the biggest highlight” of his career.

CSGO & Crohn’s: A battle worth fighting

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GeT_RiGhT’s battle with Crohn’s is a perplexing one.

It may shock a lot of people, but GeT RiGhT describes living with the disease as being “one of the best things that ever happened” to him, as well as one of the worst ones.

He describes his lifelong battle with the stomach pain that accompanies the illness, but goes on to explain that he’s thankful, as the official diagnosis brought with it a sense of both physical and mental relief.

In terms of playing CS, however, he describes it as “horrible.” The associated pain, alongside weight and blood loss meant that focusing on the game became a trial all in its own. After asking himself whether it was worth risking his health, his response shows a mixed bag of emotions. “Yes and no really,” he admitted, as the pro player life and its fandom are always worth it, but the two day bedridden recovery period certainly has left a scar.

GeT_RiGhT: Twitch streaming & beyond

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What’s next for GeT_RiGhT? We can’t wait to find out.

It’s important to note that the Swedish legend will not be leaving CS. He sees the game as home, explaining: “I grew up in the scene and I’ll do anything it takes to help it grow.”

While he admits he can’t go into exact details about his future plans, he sees Twitch and content creation as a “competition on another level,” as he explores a plethora of games such as League of Legends and Warzone with more creative freedom.

GeT_RiGhT explored his excitement for Valorant, but clarified that he’s “not going to become a professional Valorant player.” With that said, he does believe that the game “has huge potential to overtake CS:GO” at some point in down the line.


Throughout this entire interview, you get a sense that the Valorant pro (sorry Chris, we had to) is in the best place he’s ever been. We’ll be excited to see where his streaming career takes him, whether it’s Riot’s Future Earth or otherwise. So keep an eye out, he’s not going anywhere anytime soon!