Since its release back in June of 2020, VALORANT has been steadily growing in popularity. Regular updates and balance changes play a huge role in its constant growth.
VALORANT has become the most trending game of current times. Two days from now, the first LAN event of VALORANT will be held in Reykjavík, Iceland. Riot Games has also announced that the next Masters tournament will be held in Berlin. Announcements of these LAN events have greatly increased the game’s reputation as an esports title.
Ever since its release, VALORANT has seen a very consistent player count. The ongoing pandemic has sparked interest in gaming for many players. This, along with the convenient time of release and the casual nature of the game attracted many players all around the world.
Sick’s statement regarding CSGO
On the other hand, many CSGO, Overwatch and veterans from other eSports titles moved to VALORANT. Since January, talented CSGO players like xeppa, Autimatic & floppy have switched to VALORANT. The motive behind such headline-worthy switches is quite simple, Riot is clearly ahead of Valve when it comes to opportunities & exposure. In fact, teams like Version 1 shifted their entire roster to VALORANT and found incredible success within a very short amount of time.
Thanks to the unpredictable nature of the game, any team with talents & determination can knock down giants & establish a foothold in the scene. Obliviously the competition is growing at a much faster pace and at the same time, the Reykjavík LAN event will provide substantial exposure for VALORANT. In a recent Tweet, Sick from Sentinels pointed out the facts and entrusted Riot with the challenging tasks ahead. Other professionals like BONECOLD & ABX yay supported Sick’s statement.
Later in the post, Sick also pointed out the lack of ” Competition ” & the lack of flexibility in the current CSGO scene. Unlike CSGO, VALORANT’s meta & the competitive scene is growing at an astonishing speed.