Could this Feature Finally Enable Valorant to Compete with CS: GO?

November 2, 2020 9:41 pm

Since the release of Valorant in 2020, the game has endlessly been compared to Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. CS: GO is primarily the father of all tactical FPS games. Valorant is immensely popular in the genre for its fast-paced game styles and attractive, cartoon-like graphics. Recently, the game even stepped into the competitive genre.

Naturally, more players than ever before are comparing Valorant to CS: GO now. One feature in question is CS: GO’s GOTV. CSGO’s powerful GOTV browser allows players to watch gameplay streams inside the game. Think of it as a TV channel for CS: GO streams.

Players can choose between tournaments and casual streams. The ‘Watch’ tab also hosts online events for players to watch. The feature further aids in watching all official CS: GO content across the planet in one place.

GOTV the final piece of the puzzle for Valorant?

The gaming fraternity that loves Valorant believes it requires this feature to truly compete with CS: GO in terms of popularity and viewership.

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Valorant might be something of a derivative of CS: GO but Riot has created a game much more mechanically advanced. The game incorporates agents and their powers, which act as a substitute for the use of tactical and lethals.

Novice players often watch pros play to understand how to use these agents to their best. Playing the corners, sniping early in the rounds, planting spikes without detection, everything is a game plan that needs to be learned. For amateur players, watching these streams is of great help.

Furthermore, GOTV allows players to roam the map and see the game from TPP as well. Not only Counter-Strike but other games like League of Legends has incorporated this feature too.

There was a rumor doing the rounds that claimed Riot would introduce a replay system in the game, but there is still no word on the TV feature. Maybe on a later update, or an ASKValorant episode, we will learn more about any improvement along these lines from the devs.

Avhinandan Chakraborty

Avhinandan Chakraborty is an eSports writer at EssentiallySports. He started gaming at an early age only to be told by his parents that he would ruin his eyesight and studies if he persisted. Now, he has a ruined eyesight as foretold but manages to write about games better than he can play them.

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