Shroud has always been very vocal in his opinions on FPS titles. Recently the Canadian streamer blasted CS:GO and its developers for the number of cheaters plaguing the servers. Almost every competitive title out there is currently infested with cheaters, and it is particularly noticeable in FPS titles like Apex Legends, CS:GO, Valorant and Call of Duty. But it looks like Shroud is particularly unhappy with how bad the cheating issue is in CS:GO right now. During one of his recent Twitch streams, Shroud talked about how common cheaters have become and that he is convinced to drop CS:GO for Valorant instead.
Shroud’s Blasts CS:GO’s Current State
After being asked to play CS:GO instead of Valorant, Shroud responded saying that he would love to play CS:GO if it was good. He explained his stance on Valorant being better than CS:GO at the moment because it is more accessible and players can dive right into it without being worried about facing cheaters. He talked about how in Valorant “You jump in, you play, you’re confident…have a good time”, and Riot Games has done a good job at keeping cheaters in check.
Shroud added “Every single time you play CS, you’re trying to casually jump into matchmaking…aimbot, spinbot…wallhacks. They got it all dude, teleporting around and s**t,” and said that CS:GO in its current state is “f**king garbage.”
Valorant Has Its Fair Share of Cheaters
While it is true that CS:GO has a massive cheater problem currently, Valorant has had its fair share of cheaters in the past few months. Riot Games has acknowledged the issue, and we saw steps being taken against cheaters recently. Gator Games, a popular cheat maker, was sued by Riot and Bungie, and multiple competitive players were banned by Riot for cheating.
Riot’s RayKay responded to Valorant’s issues last month stating “While we can never stop all cheating we want to make sure that it does not effect your ranked progress. Our team is looking to make many improvements this year based on the feedback we received and the hard lessons we learned last year. Keep those reports and feedback coming.”
With the Valorant Champions Tour coming up, Riot Games will be ensuring that the competition is not affected by cheaters. First Strike events were monitored closely by Riot. They had a dedicated team verifying the authenticity of players throughout the tournament to ensure there was no unfair advantage due to the use of third-party software.