Split is one of the oldest maps in Valorant. It is a launch map in Valorant. It is one of the three original maps; alongside Bind and Heaven. During its initial days, Split was controversial due to its defender-sided layout. Though many improvements have been made, even to date, players consider Split to be an imbalanced map. A few days back, Valorant declared that Split will no longer be a part of the pool. Let’s find out more why Valorant Remove Split Map from Unrated and Competitive Queues –
Valorant Remove Split Map from Unrated and Competitive Queues
The split will be leaving competitive and unrated queues that will be starting on June 22nd,2022. Until July 12th, 2022 the pool will just contain six maps until new map Pearl comes in. The split will be out of the esports map rotation after LCQ’s events in August. The map will still be available in Spike Rush, custom games, and other modes of Valorant.
The idea behind a smaller pool size could be to keep Valorant an east to get into for new players; as learning a wide range of maps at once could be resilient.
“Too many maps to learn doesn’t give you the opportunity to really go deep on any of them. “Riot Games
From the 12th of June, the new map Pearl will be a part of the pool. And from then the pool size will be back to seven. Riot Games wants to limit the Valorant’s pool size to seven (7). Possibly, this could also be the reason why they remove Split map from the rotation.
The reason behind removing Split from the unrated queue is Riot game developers don’t want players to waste time on a map that will never be a part of the competitive queue.
Valorant is a free-to-play first-person hero shooter developed and published by Riot Games, for Microsoft Windows. First teased under the codename Project A in October 2019, the game began a closed beta period with limited access on April 7, 2020, followed by an official release on June 2, 2020.