As two more legends declare new allegiance, the VALORANT pro ranks continue to swell

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      The past 72 hours have been big ones for VALORANT, with the upcoming first-person shooter from Riot Games welcoming two more high-profile defectors.

      Ryan “Freakazoid“ Abadir is the latest. Pushing the ejector-seat button on his Counter-Strike: Global Offensive career, he took to Twitter yesterday to announce he’s decided to join the likes of Jay “Sinatraa” Won in the VALORANT trenches.

      Abadir wrote the following:“Sometimes life says out with the old and gotta go with the new. I’m quitting cs and going to be playing Valorant. I can’t wait to be apart of the team that competes at worlds or whatever it’s called for it and fucking shit up against teams world wide.”

      In related news, Abadir immediately found himself in the crosshairs of keyboard gangsters unable to understand why he'd leave an established league for a startup. He quickly delivered an epic takedown.

      On Friday, Corey “Corey” Nigra informed fans that he was retiring from his celebrated Overwatch career to move to VALORANT.

      Taking to Twit Longer, Nigra wrote: “When I was younger, I had the ambition to go pro in Counter Strike. Seeing Valorant as a hybrid between CS and OW, this looks like the game that was made for me.”

      VALORANT is currently in closed-beta mode on Twitch. Riot Games will make the first-person shooter available to the world this summer.