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Ever since the release of Riot Games VALORANT, the game has continuously been compared to CS:GO with many from the gaming community predicting that the game could be a threat for the veteran first-person shooter. A few CS:GO personalities have also commented on the same, with known Counter-Strike personality Henry “HenryG” Greer giving a great review for VALORANT, while former CS:GO professional Michael “shroud” Grzesiek was much more critical with his views.
And while this debate would only come to a proper conclusion after the release of VALORANT, it looks like a lot of retired CS:GO players are already preparing for the upcoming title. Here are a few who are already planning their future with VALORANT.
Fabien “kioShiMa” Fiey who has played at the highest level of Counter-Strike with teams like FaZe Clan, Team Envy, Cloud9, and more, has already announced his plans to play VALORANT at the highest level saying that, “This game will be bigger than CSGO, bigger than any fps in the world.”
Promising to give his best in VALORANT, the 25-year-old who currently plays for Team Heretics has still not announced his retirement from CS:GO, let’s see how that plays out for the French professional.
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The 32-year-old Jaryd “summit1g” Lazar is a retired CS:GO player with around 4,244,746 followers on Twitch. The streamer announced himself as being a professional VALORANT player while giving a shoutout for “Serious offers only.”
Infamous for his involvement in a match-fixing scandal that witnessed him getting banned from all Valve sponsored CS:GO events, Braxton “swag” Pierce was a talented youngster who could never make it big in the title due to a stupid mistake.
He was one of the first CS:GO players to announce his plans for VALORANT, going on to join one of the best South Korean esports organization in the world T1 as a professional VALORANT player.
The legendary German player Faith “gob b” Dayik who used to be the captain for BIG has also announced plans associated with VALORANT not only for himself but for the whole organization.
Gob b who is now working as BIG’s manager is looking towards VALORANT with an opportunity for the organization to step into, saying that “a lot (is) planned and (he) looks forward to telling you more soon!”
The Polish legend Jaroslaw “pashaBiceps” Jarzabkowski after playing CS:GO for more than 15 years retired last year in 2019, but according to one of his recent tweets it looks like he was personally invited by Riot Games to try out VALORANT alongside his former teammate Filip “NEO” Kubski.
Though he never mentioned about playing the game in the future or give any hints of what he felt about the game, he did mention having a favorite character and being good at the game as well.
These are some of the CS:GO personalities that have made plans for VALORANT well before the game’s release, how they will work out for them is yet to be seen though!