Is Valorant competitive dying? Experts weigh in.


Valuing faces a key litmus test in 2024. With the arrival of Counter-Strike 2 and the transition of many teams to the shooter of Valve to the detriment of Riot, these months will be crucial for the future of its competitive.

For now he doesn’t do it on the right foot and all the focuses point to the same name. Leo Faria, Valorant’s Head of Esports. For many, he is one of the main people responsible for the formats of the Tier 2 teams, with anomalous calendars for the sector and with differences of many days between one day and another.

To this, we must add the new VCT format. The top competitions in EMEA, Pacific, Americas and China will see their number of matches drastically reduced, and your chances of qualifying for international events will depend, in large part, on the draws and teams you receive.

“Valorant is going to end up dying”

Comments on the new format were immediate, and from players to narrators and content creators they harshly criticized this reduction in matches. Mixwell, ironically, was to some extent glad to have retired: “If I had gone to Berlin to play 10 games a year I would shoot myself. Another master move on my part.”

For his part, Sergio Ferra was one of the most critical, not only on Twitch, also answering Leo Faria himself: “There’s no point putting in the effort and working to create narratives when your team can only play 10 games in five months. We’re not going anywhere like this. I can’t believe what I’m seeing.”

The creator of KOI and caster of Kings League and Liga Hypermotion was less restrained in his live performance while commenting on Movistar KOI of CS2: “There is no one behind the wheel of Valorant Esports” to which he finished with “Valorant is going to end up dying.”

These words have been joined by those of other players, staff or content creators, who also do not agree with the changes and hope for progress in the right direction so that Valorant has a great future.

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