Shroud: VALORANT makes Counter-Strike ‘look like a joke’ with its depth, difficulty

The human aimbot has changed his stance.

On the verge of making his professional VALORANT debut for Sentinels four years after retiring from Counter-Strike in 2018, Twitch star Michael Shroud Grzesiek has declared the Riot Games shooter is a much harder game to play.

It contradicts the view hes expressed in the past. In 2020, he said its easier because the maps have fewer distractions and a month later said it has a lower skill ceiling.

However, after sinking his teeth into Riot’s first-person shooter for more than 1,000 hours on streamand joining a pro teamhe changed his tune, and now that hes at the absolute pinnacle in terms of skill, his view has flipped entirely.

shroud-valorant-twitchImage via Riot Games and Screengrab via Shroud on YouTube

This game is hard. CS:GO looks like a joke compared to this game, I’m telling you, he said after getting owned by a random player during his July 23 stream. Theres no sugarcoating it or anything. This game is just hard.

After thinking about it for a moment, though, his old thoughts about it having a lower skill ceiling came rushing back.

I wonder if its hard because everyone is so good, and everyone is so good because the game is arguably easier, he added. Maybe that’s why [its harder]. It keeps the competition high.

He didn’t elaborate beyond that. However, his stance could be because VALORANT has classes and skills like Overwatch, while CS:GO doesn’t, which adds more depth.

The human aimbot still obliterates his opponents most of the time, as evidenced by the absurd triple wall bang he pulled off to win his team the round during a pub match on July 11.

However, hes adamant VALORANT is more difficult than CS:GO, regardless of what the actual reason might be, and although his team are doing well in scrims, his mettle will be tested at the VALORANT Champions Tour: Last Chance Qualifier on Aug. 1.

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