Swedish Counter-Strike legend Christopher "GeT_RiGhT" Alesund who was featured in an interview with BBC News on 15th January was quite surprised after being introduced as a “professional Valorant player”. The 30-year-old rifler who is currently on Dignitas’ bench could not hold himself back, as a priceless reaction was captured on live television and has since been trending within the gaming community.
His longtime teammate Patrik "f0rest" Lindberg had a hearty laugh with many coming forward to speculate that this had something to do with GeT_RiGhT’s future plans, something that the Swede has been teasing for quite sometime now.
BBC Refers To GeT_RiGhT As Professional Valorant Player
GeT_RiGhT is one of the most respected members of the CS:GO community, a legendary Counter-Strike player who was part of the historic ‘87-0’ map win streak with Ninjas in Pyjamas and also the winner of ESL One Cologne 2014, one of the best Majors to have ever taken place.
He was last seen competing professionally along with Dignitas and has been out of action since September last year. After taking a short break, the Swede started teasing his plans for the future through a series of videos with the first of them being released in December.
Though nothing is official at the moment many from the gaming community has speculated that it might either be a move to Valorant or him transitioning to the role of a content creator. So BBC News straight up calling him a “professional Valorant player” was bound to raise a few eyebrows, some in mockery and others receiving it as a fuel to spread more rumours.
The most recent teaser released by GeT_RiGhT had stated that the final announcement about his future will be revealed on 16th January at 4pm CET (20:30 IST).
The move to Valorant could definitely be one of the possibilities but as Dignitas currently operate a North American roster, either he could be joining them as a coach or simply be moving to another team as a player. While the other set of speculation state that he might be thinking of turning into a content creator, which could work for GeT_RiGhT who has a following of more than 500K on his Twitch channel.