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There’s no secret that Valorant is one of the most hyped-up multiplayer titles in recent memory. Drawing in millions of concurrent viewers during its gameplay launch, players from all over the world are interested in what Riot Games is developing. After all, the company is behind League of Legends, which has been on top of the PC gaming world for nearly a decade. However, with so many players and viewers flocking to Valorant, where does that leave other multiplayer games?

The allure of Valorant

Said to be a mix of Overwatch and CSGO, Valorant is already drawing esports players away from their previous games of choice. Fortnite pros Poach and Jaomock recently announced their decision to compete in Valorant when it releases. The same will likely go for more professionals in Apex Legends, CSGO, etc.

However, it’s not just the competitive players that are leaving. Many casual players will undoubtedly move over to Riot Games’ FPS when it launches later in 2020. This leaves the other multiplayer titles on the market in a strange, unfamiliar spot.

It’s not exactly normal for a game like Valorant to have so much hype out of the gate. So, what will developers of other games do to try and keep up with Riot Games? Presumably, new content will be the start for many titles.

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Epic Games and Respawn have a new season coming out soon for Fortnite and Apex Legends, respectfully. This may not be enough on its own to retain the player base that will try their hand at Valorant, though. It’s also likely we can expect some sort of firm commitment from developers to its esports scene in an effort to stop the bleeding of losing professionals.

However, it seems that developers can’t do too much to stop players from moving over to Valorant. The most companies can do is try to ensure there’s still a reason to come back and play their game along with Riot Games’ shooter.

How much Valorant will you be playing? Let us know, and keep up with Daily Esports for all Valorant news.

Joey Carr
Joey Carr is a full-time writer for multiple esports and gaming websites. He has 6+ years of experience covering esports and traditional sporting events, including DreamHack Atlanta, Call of Duty Championships 2017, and Super Bowl 53.