With Valorant in its closed beta phase, Valve finally has some real competition for CS:GO in the tactical shooter esports arena. Popular CS:GO streamer, Michael “Shroud” Grzesiek, has weighed in on how Valve might respond to Valorant in a recent stream on Mixer.
Rumours have been floating around about CS:GO on Source 2, as both Dota 2 and Half-Life: Alyx using the new engine from Valve. CS:GO, however, still remains on the original Source engine.
On his Mixer channel, Shroud talked about the possibility of CS:GO moving over to Source 2:
“Tyler told me that he thinks that this summer Source 2 is gonna come out and CSGO is gonna go through a huge overhaul. And that would make sense because Valorant plans to come out in summer, right?”
We expect Tyler who Shroud is referring too is his friend, and ex-teammate from Cloud9, Tyler "Skadoodle" Latham. There could very well be some insider knowledge going around, but please remember to take this with a grain of salt until such time as Valve officially reveals a CS:GO overhaul with Source 2.
Shroud continued to explain how smart Valve is with their updates, and new content, talking about what happens when Valve gets competition:
"Valve is so smart, they only update, they only do sh#t when they only have to. For years and years and years Counter-Strike was just smooth sailing, no competition. Now that there’s competition, woo, they’re making updates. That’s good. I like that because we’ll see something new in Counter-Strike, which is cool."
It remains to be seen if Valve will actually overhaul CS:GO with a Source 2 update. For those in the UK, "this summer" is wintertime, which means we might not have to wait that long for possible news from Valve.