Valorant's closed beta is in full swing with thousands of players getting familiar with the gameplay, characters, and map design. During this early learning process, however, one Agent has stood out above the rest - Raze.
One of the most vocal personalities against the character has been former CS:GO pro, Jaryd "Summit1g" Lazar, vehemently expressing his dislike for Raze both on his Twitch stream and Twitter.
The reason for his distaste of Raze is because he believes she breaks Valorant's game design. According to Summit, Riot's tactical shooter is "supposed to be kinda Overwatch, kinda Counter-Strike. This guy is flying through the air like Iâ€™m playing Quake bro."
Valorant is a game where reactions and precise aim are rewarded with the added utility-based abilities from most of the Agents but Raze, whose entire kit revolves around fragging, making her almost a must-pick in every team composition
After Summit's vocal rants on his stream, Valorant's game director, Joe Ziegler, responded stating that they're hard at work with balance changes and that Raze is one the several Agents they'll be looking at
Hey summit, I totally understand, some things in there were super tilting and it was a rough game. Weâ€™re looking across the board at all the agents right now to figure out how to get them in the right place so weâ€™ll take a look at Raze too, donâ€™t worry. Thanks for the games :).â€” Ziegler (@RiotZiegler) April 9, 2020