Ever since the launch of the first-person shooter by Riot, Valorant has taken over the world of FPS games. Since its beta, the game has evolved a lot and has managed to cater to the likings of its user base. As a result of which Valorant beats CS:GO among many other titles to win the Game of the Year Title at Esports Awards 2021.
Having near-similar game mechanics with that of CS:GO, the game swiftly grabbed the attention of many FPS gamers. The added tactical abilities within the game are just the icing on the cake! The game merges the best of two worlds to create a tactical FPS shooter widely enjoyed by everyone who plays it.
Esports Awards 2021: Valorant wins the title of Esports ‘Game of the Year’
Esports Awards sets an epitome of the best of esports out there. It is considered to be one of the most prestigious awards in the world of esports. The ceremony commemorates the effort put in by players, teams, media, hardware providers, games, events, and personalities functional in the esports industry.
The Esports Game of the Year title at Esports Awards 2021 is given yearly to the best esports game. Moreover, the nominations for the year 2021 were:
- Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (Valve Software)
- League of Legends (Riot Games)
- DOTA 2 (Valve Software)
- Valorant (Riot Games)
- Call of Duty (Activision)
- Rocket League (Psyonix)
- PUBG Mobile (Krafton)
- Rainbow Six Siege (Ubisoft)
- Overwatch (Blizzard Entertainment)
- Free Fire (Garena)
As the results came out, Valorant emerged on top beating all other major esports titles to bag the Esports Game of the Year title at Esports Awards 2021.
How Valorant Managed to Win the Esports Game of the Year Title
Moreover, Valorant was announced at a time when CS:GO was already in its full glory. After its launch, the game was well taken by everyone and was fun to play. Despite being an FPS game at the core, the game allows players to make plays with tactical abilities, which is just much more fun.
Valorant as an Esport also provided opportunities for many CS:GO professionals who were having a hard time in CS:GO. Valorant being a new game, with a regularly evolving meta, it kept everyone even in terms of plays and stratgies. Everyone had an equal share amount of time to explore the game. Furthermore, the ones that came out with sick plays and strategies emerged on top.
The VCT Masters Reykjavík hit a peak of just over one million viewers and it grew more than every game in its first year. Which clearly led to Valorant winning the Esports Game of the Year Title. Moreover, Valorant Champions 2021, is set to take place this December, in Berlin. On which we’ll keep you posted!
Valorant is a 5v5 character-based FPS shooter title published by Riot Games for Windows, that has been constantly giving neck-to-neck competition to already well-established CS-GO. In October 2019, the game was first launched under the name Project A, and on April 7, 2020, it launched a private beta program with restricted access for players, followed by an official release on June 2, 2020.
It has been gaining huge popularity lately, many e-sports orgs have already set up their Valorant lineups and are looking forward to winning titles.