With the closed beta and gameplay reveal of Valorant getting closer - with some footage already being leaked online - Jaryd "Summit1g" Lazar is one of the biggest streamers that has already tried the game behind closed doors.
It's not unusual for FPS games to have controller aim assist on PC, let alone console, and this has been a long-standing issue for the former CS:GO pro, who declared that Valorant won't have this feature available.
Don’t gotta worry about mkb vs controller on Valorant. No aim assist means they don’t show up to the party. ;]— summit1g (@summit1g) March 31, 2020
Games like Apex Legends, Halo, Call of Duty, and Fortnite have some sort of aim assist for controller users playing on PC, a situation that Summit1g believes is an unfair advantage against mouse and keyboard users, who need more precise and consistent aim to achieve the same results.
Summit1g has been an advocate for removing aim assist from PC releases, having unpleasant experiences during his time playing Halo: Master Chief Collection, to the point he decided to uninstall the 343 Industries title.
Controversy rose again with the release of Call of Duty: Warzone. Summit1g made an appearance on Michael "shroud" Grzesiek's Twitch channel, claiming that "on mouse and keyboard, the longer a gunfight lasts, the worse the situation gets for us. I feel like on console, the longer the fight lasts, the better the console player’s going to do.”
Riot has set to make a highly competitive FPS, and they seem to understand that you can't give advantages to players depending on their input methods a problem that has made a laughing stock of the Fortnite competitive scene which sees some players switching between keyboard and mouse to controller mid-tournament.
The Valorant closed beta begins on 7th April and those eager to play the game as soon as possible can sign up for it on the Riot website.