Reports say legendary CSGO AWPer kennyS might switch to Valorant
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive's legendary professional player Kenny "kennyS" Schrub may be packing to move to Valorant.
The infamous CSGO player exodus to Valorant continues to advance as more players switch games. Most recently, OG's former rifle Ethan "Ethan" Arnold left to serve Valorant esports, leaving CSGO fans in a shock. The nascent scene of Riot's shooter is maturing into proper esports, tempting for North American CSGO players missing out on significant events during online format of tournaments. However, KennyS is the biggest name in European esports who has dropped a sly hint about a Valorant switch.
The news of his moving came after a screenshot of Team Alliance's in-game lobby went viral. The image showed a player named NBKennyS playing alongside the Alliance roster. While the said person could be anyone, the rumors were later flamed by prominent reports. Arran “Halo” Spake took to Twitter and shared that KennyS has been trialing with Alliance for Valorant lineup. The news startled the CSGO fans who were expecting the legendary player to continue his career in Counterstrike.
Valorant: According to sources former G2 CSGO player Kenny "KennyS" Schrub, has been having a trial with Alliance. As it seemed on an earlier accidental leak.— Arran “Halo” Spake (@haloofthoughts) March 8, 2021
Sources also believe that KennyS hasn't fully committed on a switch to Valorant yet with options in CSGO.
kennyS considering going pro in Valorant
The French AWPer was most recently benched in G2 Esports after a four-year-long stint with the organization. In his decorated CSGO history, kennyS is primarily honored for his unique AWP style that has transformed the CSGO meta. The 25-year old has a long account in CSGO, which is why fans were hoping that he won't follow in the footsteps of younger pro players who made the switch.
The AWPer had himself assured that a Valorant switch wasn't on the cards when he announced his exit from G2 esports.
I want to start by thankin everyone who has been really positive and supportive with me. My motivation remains the same if not slightly stronger, I intend to keep playing CS and find the right place to keep on my journey. I’m grateful for ur support, thank you and I love y’all ❤️— kennyS (@G2kennyS) March 4, 2021
Despite his earlier statement, the French AWPer jumped in on the buzz bandwagon and uploaded a teaser on his Twitter. Valorant agent Jett's GIF was enough to bring CSGO fans to their feet, who were eagerly waiting for a dismissal of rumors.
Earlier, it wasn't certain whether the news was legitimate or another trumped-up story, but KennyS' recent tweet has undoubtedly added fuel to the fire. The player is likely having fun with fans since he has ensured that the news of his new signing in the CSGO team will be out in a few days. Only time will tell if the CSGO pro scene will lose another legend to Valorant, or KennyS will stay to continue his legacy.
kennyS has denied the reports of his potentially switching to Valorant.
Yes it is, valorant is a great game but I want to grind CS rn— kennyS (@G2kennyS) March 8, 2021
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