Valorant is set to arrive on June 2, and while the news may thrill a lot of fans, Shroud begs to differ.
The launch of Valorant is almost at hand. The game has been in its beta phase since April, and even before its release, it had already gained a massive following.
During the closed-beta phase, Riot Game’s latest project has already garnered around three million players. Furthermore, the game’s live Twitch streams attracted millions of viewers each day and sparked a promising eSports scene.
The end of the closed beta and the game’s official launch will definitely excite many fans. But many also believe that Valorant isn’t ready to be released. Mixer superstar Shroud is one of those people.
Premature Valorant launch?
Shroud built up prestige in the gaming scene as a professional Counter-Strike: Global Offensive player. Now retired, Shroud, whose real name is Michael Grzesiek, is now one of the biggest names in the world of gaming.
Known for having a flavor of the month when it comes to games, Shroud quickly developed a liking to Valorant. In fact, most of his recent streams are of him playing the game.
When Riot Games announced they would be releasing the game early, one would think Shroud would be excited. But being a professional gamer, he may have seen signs that made him think that the game isn’t ready.
The 25-year-old took to Twitter to promote his usual livestream. However, it also contained the words “Valorant is launching too early.”
heyo, valorant is launching too early but come on downhttps://t.co/eZV2GBBSsY
— Michael Grzesiek (@shroud) May 22, 2020
Unresolved issues + pressure from Riot
In his livestream, the Mixer star explained that the closed-beta phase exposed many issues in the game that have yet to be resolved. Among them are high latency and server issues, unstable frames-per-second, and cheating.
Grzesiek believes that the developers themselves are aware of the issues with Valorant and know that it’s still too early to release the game. However, he claims that this small team of developers (actual developers of the game) is being pressured by Riot Games to release the tactical shooter.
“I don’t know what the f**k they’re doing. I think they’re being pushed by Riot,” he says during the stream.“I am pretty confident that they don’t think it’s ready. How could you? It’s missing so much. You get 60 frames sometimes. I don’t know. It’s going to be bad.”
Shroud’s sentiments are in line with the issues the Valorant gaming community has presented throughout the closed-beta phase.
Not the worst launch
While Shroud himself thinks the game isn’t ready yet, he hopes that the developers would still be able to address the issues before launch.
The retired CS: GO pro went on to say that Valorant is half-ready, and even if it isn’t, it won’t be the worst release he’s ever seen.
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