Another CS: GO Professional Ends the Year With a Move to Valorant

Published 12/27/2020, 5:15 AM EST


It has been a rocky year for Valve’s FPS Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. Not only has there been a transition in competitive tournaments, but several pros have made a switch to Valorant. According to recent reports, yet another CS: GO legend is ending the year with a move to Valorant. The news comes as a shock to the community, which considers Christopher “GeT_RiGhT” Alesund to be one of the best players of all time.

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He hinted towards the next step in his career last week, leaving the fans perplexed. However, just a few hours back, Christopher via a Twitter post announced his move to Valorant.

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CS: GO community excited to hear about his plans in the future

GeT_RiGhT reached his peak with Ninjas in Pyjamas, where the exemplary Swedish lineup dominated the early years of Global Offensive.

HLTV ranked Christopher as the second-best player in the world in 2010 and 2011 before he joined hands with NiP. This is where his career took a turn for the better and was ranked as the best player in the world in 2013 and 2014.

He achieved this feat also because of the unstoppable 87-map win streak in 2013. The roster continued its good form entering 2014 and bagged first place at ESL One: Cologne.

As all good things come to an end, so did NiP’s run as the roster struggled to win matches. As a result, the Swedish prodigy left the organization in September 2019 to join Dignitas, where he joined three other NiP mates, including Patrik “f0rest” Lindberg.

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Dignitas had a power-packed roster, despite which the team failed to perform and meet expected standards. Alas, GeT_RiGhT was benched in September this year and has kept the community on its toes around his plans in the future. This wait clearly has come to a gloomy end when it comes to Counter-Strike.

CS: GO professionals like Spencer ‘Hiko’ Martin and Kirill ‘ANGE1’ Karasiow with years of professional experience have proven to be invaluable members for the young FPS- Valorant.

GeT_RiGhT stopped short of announcing the desired destination. Much like other CS: GO players who have made a move to Valorant, it’s safe to assume that he won’t have a tough time finding a home for himself.

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Nakul Ahuja is an Esports author at EssentiallySports. He has spent 11 years doing theatre and is currently preparing for his Master's degree in Journalism. Along the way, he hopes to rake in money as Ninja does.

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