Tfue calls Valorant “boring,” says it’s a game for “old people”

Olivia Richman • April 9, 01:00

More negative reviews are coming in for Valorant, Riot’s new FPS title. 

The closed beta for Valorant has begun, allowing more pro gamers and streamers to get their hands on the game and make their opinions known to their followers. The latest content creator to have a strong opinion on Valorant is Turner “Tfue” Tenney. 

The Fortnite star wasn’t too excited about the gameplay. In fact, he said that he doesn’t see himself playing the game too much. 

“It’s pretty fucking boring dude,” Tfue said.

At first, it seemed that his reasoning was because he was more used to playing alone. Unlike Fortnite, Valorant relies heavily on playing with teammates. Not just that, but communicating with teams to work on various strategies for the impactful special abilities is very important in the game. 

But it wasn’t just the team aspect that Tfue didn’t like. He had even more harsh words aimed at Riot’s FPS when asked if he would be playing Valorant in the future. While he said it was a “good game,” he told his followers that it was “just boring.” So boring, in fact, that it might be a game for old people. 

“It’s just too fucking slow,” Tfue explained. “Kids ain’t gonna wanna play this shit. It’s more of a patient, strategy-based, old man’s game, you know?”

Streamers continue to share thoughts on Valorant

Tfue joins Felix “xQc” Lengyel in early criticism Valorant. The former Overwatch League pro told his fans that he didn’t like the abilities. He felt that they didn’t mesh well with the gameplay  being styled after Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, and often got in the way of the team’s goals. 

Twitch personality Herschel “Dr. Disrespect” Beahm IV hasn’t had a chance to play Valorant just yet. But he agreed with Tfue about the game being “boring” based on his viewing of the gameplay. After a few hours of watching Valorant, Dr. Disrespect called it “hard to watch.” 

Despite the ongoing negative feedback from a few vocal streamers, Valorant has been consistently breaking Twitch records. The first day of the closed beta, Valorant had over 34 million hours watched, a new record for the streaming platform. 

“We’re seeing incredible excitement across the community and, just as with League of Legends, we’re pleased to be a part of Valorant’s success story from the start,” Twitch SVP of alliances and corporate development Ben Vallat. 

On the second day of the closed beta, there are already over one million people watching Valorant content on Twitch, forming their own opinions on the gameplay they’re seeing. 


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