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Can Valorant Live Up to the Hype?

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Valorant has officially launched and Riot has added some brand new goodies to pair with the announcement.

We’ve got a new character called Reyna, a new map called Ascent and a bunch of awesome quality of life changes now that the game is out of beta.

But can Valorant become the big time esport everyone expect it to be?

We’ve got our take for you.

Originally aired live on Twitch on Wednesday, May 27. Hosted by: Keith Capstick (@keithcapstick), Devin Jones (@milkshks), Daniel Rosen (@Daniel_Rosen) and Colin McNeil (@McNeilColin)

Edited by: Colten Gowan (@TheOnlyZoltan)

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Keith Capstick June 6, 2020 - 4:45 pm

Check out Clouted on Twitch every Wednesday at 1 p.m. est over at Twitch.tv/theScoreesports! I promise next time I’ll turn off my Discord notifications 😢

Vishwam c.k June 6, 2020 - 4:45 pm

this feels lieka biast hate on valorant lol mid is a maze ? its open lmao

Rebb Sotto June 6, 2020 - 4:45 pm

Wow doors really interesting

Simply Ruben June 6, 2020 - 4:45 pm

bro fr I legit checked Discord like five times to see wtf was going on, stop that.

truth seeker June 6, 2020 - 4:45 pm

it's good … until they sell OP characters to win games.

Aakash Mash June 6, 2020 - 4:45 pm

Valorant is the real deal trust me csgo is shitt when it comes to matchmaking I'm LEM I get silver's in my teàm everyday that's so frustration specially if it's your derank game

Zidane June 6, 2020 - 4:45 pm

It will be on par or even better than CSGO.

BlazeDragonz100 June 6, 2020 - 4:45 pm

Colin is definitely a Siege fan. I used to call the Agents, Operators too

Cherios June 6, 2020 - 4:45 pm

the movement speed in valorant is too slow imo and that first round by duration time needs to be reduced

peace chan June 6, 2020 - 4:45 pm

Riot and blizzard is two side of a CCP coin so no one is better actually

SacredStep June 6, 2020 - 4:45 pm

Reyna is so annoying and overpowered. She needs to get mega balanced

unsatisfied review3r June 6, 2020 - 4:45 pm

Anyone had a sage that couldn't heal

Kuma June 6, 2020 - 4:45 pm

When it works its the best game ever.

when it doesn't its hot pile of dog shit.

Aleksandr M. June 6, 2020 - 4:45 pm

majority of people below LE in mm (SILVER-DMG NOOBS) would go Vallorant, everyone else including face it players will stay true to CS

Robert Youshock June 6, 2020 - 4:45 pm

old clouted covered alot more no?

Alex Warren June 6, 2020 - 4:45 pm

Looks like cache. There's a reason fmpone was involved, volcano is a terrible map designer.

SirWinterFox Gaming June 6, 2020 - 4:45 pm

when u hear that discord notification and think its yours xD

Demi Kawaki June 6, 2020 - 4:45 pm

CSGO > Valorant

Giancarlo Paniccia June 6, 2020 - 4:45 pm

Even Colin's nod means that CSGO has an accessibility issue.

MidAirMan June 6, 2020 - 4:45 pm

This video didn't really attack the topic. I stopped 8 minutes in because it seemed to be more of a Valorant promo video than anything analyzing the game or being critical of it.

Rivals AjaX June 6, 2020 - 4:45 pm

frits skin are og skin so we buy them

Kyaw Zaw Aung June 6, 2020 - 4:45 pm

anyone else got jebaited by the discord notifications?

Nemanja Savic June 6, 2020 - 4:45 pm


Akshat Kumar June 6, 2020 - 4:45 pm

I played Valorant for 2hours, before going back to dust 2. It is boring

Config June 6, 2020 - 4:45 pm

No, it can't, the economy needs work, the maps need lots of work, the pistol balancing needs work, the vandal and phantom don't feel good, some agents are shit, the ttk compared to ttd is fucked up big time, the peakers advantage is still bad even though they said it would be fixed, and there are only 4 maps, to begin with. Im not saying the game is shit, I think it has a ton of potential, the agents are cool, some of the guns are good, the frames are very stead since full launch, most of the game looks and feels great. I just think that there is so much shit you have to deal with just to play and enjoy the game, its just not worth it for me at least right now. It might be different for you.

June Bro June 6, 2020 - 4:45 pm

Maybe they need to fix the leavers issue. Every fucking game I have to deal with leavers

ccnt89 June 6, 2020 - 4:45 pm

It already has and then some. 100+ games 0 cheaters. Try that on Csgo on the top 3 ranks 🤣😂

Ben Walker June 6, 2020 - 4:45 pm

I like it

DPI June 6, 2020 - 4:45 pm

The new map is awful, like for real it sucks. The entire map has such weird angles if you’re defending if you peak anything you suddenly have about 4 angles you’re visible from, same for attacking. Not to mention how cramped the entire CT side of the map is, you’ll only ever be able see a small amount of the map while the Ts have an entire football field to work with. Idk who green lighted this map n said “Wow this is great!”. I feel like it was just so lazily done. They had the opportunity to make a nice diverse map but they thought making B half of the map into the tutorial zone would be an amazing idea or something. A side looks more like that CSGO map that has different maps inside of it but they’re movie sets. It’s a shame how poorly this map was done, I find myself wanting to dodge it more and more since it just is not fun to play.

Rıdvan Bilgiç June 6, 2020 - 4:45 pm


She's a CHICK Keith you're right

Salmaan Jaffer June 6, 2020 - 4:45 pm

So sad my country does not have servers so yeah it's a Rip… 160 ping with fibre optic

Zachary Flanagan June 6, 2020 - 4:45 pm

I wish valorant was on console

LikeTheBoss Boi June 6, 2020 - 4:45 pm

Those discord sounds though 😂😂😂

Jason Soh June 6, 2020 - 4:45 pm

Mobile game pepelaugh

EthanWombat June 6, 2020 - 4:45 pm


Il Giallo June 6, 2020 - 4:45 pm

There is a
Question in the title , I have the answer : No …. next video !!

Aldahir Ojeda June 6, 2020 - 4:45 pm

The abilities in this game feel not very impactful yet they make the game feel very different from CSGO at the same time, its weird
I'm honestly liking it, but my god I have a problem with the visual design of the game, and the characters

Jairus Hinulos June 6, 2020 - 4:45 pm

Devin and Daniel are twins lol, hello devin 2

Tyron Cowe June 6, 2020 - 4:45 pm

Fuck those discord notifications in the background. Thought i had friends for a few seconds there.

Kevin b June 6, 2020 - 4:45 pm

For me personally i feel like the biggest disappointment is the fact that tier rewards for contracts take a lot of XP and you only get XP for the amount of rounds you've played and how many you've won. In a shooter like COD you get XP for kills, assists, plants, defuses and so on. right now you have to play hundreds of games to even complete only 10 tiers of contracts on only one Agent. With there only being 2 game modes and 4? maps it gets kind of boring already to get into that grind. Ofcourse this is a personal thing for me cause im someone who enjoys completing challenges for XP rewards or completing all tiers of a pass as fast as possible. But i do think it is kind of strange in general that the guy who sits at the top with a 30-5 score for example gets the same amount of XP as the guy on the bottom who's 8-20. Right now in terms of balance the game feels pretty good but on the next big patch i'd like to see different types of challenges apart from the daily ones that maybe also are character binded and just more diverse ways of earning XP.

Great video btw guys, love your content, keep it up! 😀

Amir Pepper June 6, 2020 - 4:45 pm

It's a bit boring

Just X It June 6, 2020 - 4:45 pm

Short Answer: NO

High King June 6, 2020 - 4:45 pm

those discord notifications… i was so tripped up

Bemixy June 6, 2020 - 4:45 pm

Long answer short = No.

Reap R June 6, 2020 - 4:45 pm

what I really think is a big factor in this game that needs to change is the movement, SO STIFF

mayver garbin June 6, 2020 - 4:45 pm

I understand why people think valorant is shit cause in valorant guns are so broken some in a good way and some in a bad way but its a new game i think it can improve

T D June 6, 2020 - 4:45 pm

When your content switches to recaps of what you talked about on the content that nobody cares about

Glitch June 6, 2020 - 4:45 pm

the new map is dust 2 one main entrance to B two entrances to A a cat walk and you can go B from mid it's literally the same map and the mid area is the most open area in not just that map but all 4 maps sooo i'm starting to think you don't actually play the same game.

Ibraducreps June 6, 2020 - 4:45 pm

Can they please just let the community make the maps? Riot is actual ass at making maps.

z Kiel June 6, 2020 - 4:45 pm

Its actually fun playing it but its up to riot how to keep the game alive. They've done great keeping league alive so I wonder what they'll do on an FPS game.


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