In 2021, there were five CS:GO players who switched to Valorant.

 Since Valorant's release into the FPS gaming world, people from a variety of multiplayer games have tried their hand at it.

Players have shifted away from tactical shooters like Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, team-based games like Overwatch, and Battle Royale games like Fornite and Apex Legends to Battle Royale games like Fornite and Apex Legends.

In 2021, there were five CS:GO players who switched to Valorant.

The in-game features of Valorant make it simple for professionals to make the jump and try their hand at Riot Games' tactical First-Person Shooter. Five Valorant players that played Counter-Strike: Global Offensive before switching to Valorant in 2021 are listed below.

Top 5 professional Counter-Strike: Global Offensive players who switched to Valorant in 2021


5) Timothy "autimatic" Ta 


Timothy "autimatic" Ta is a former American Counter-Strike: Global Offensive player who joined Valorant in February 2021. Over the years, autimatic has played for several CS:GO teams, the most notable of which is Cloud9, a North American favorite. The 25-year-old was a key member of Cloud9's ELEAGUE Major: Boston 2018 winning team.

T1 purchased Autimatic from Cloud9 when they bought him out of his contract. He's thinking about returning to Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, and he'll be joining Stewie2K at Evil Geniuses in 2022.

The player has a long career in CS:GO, having played a variety of positions for Cloud9 and helping them win their only Major.
Autimatic has spent most of his professional Valorant career as a Duelist, playing Jett and Raze, as well as filling in for Omen on occasion.

4) Elias "Jamppi" Olkkonen



Elias "Jamppi" Olkkonen is a retired CS:GO player from Finland. After his CS:GO career was hampered by a VAC-ban (Valve Anti-Cheat) he earned at the age of 13, he opted to join Valorant in 2021. He is most known for his time with ENCE, a Finnish supergroup.
In February 2021, Jamppi took over as Team Liquid's in-game leader from ec1s. He's had a significant impact on Team Liquid's play since his arrival, leading them to a win at the EMEA Last Chance Qualifiers in October and a semi-final place at the Valorant Champions 2021.

On certain maps, Jamppi is most efficient when playing as Jett or Sova, or when taking a more defensive role with Astra or Killjoy.

3) Nathan "leaf" Orf



Nathan "leaf" Orf is a retired American Counter-Strike: Global Offensive player who currently plays with Cloud9 Blue's Valorant roster. After his former club, Chaos Esports Club disbanded on January 1, 2021, the 18-year-old was inclined to seek a career in Valorant.
A leaf is regarded as one of the top Jett players in the world among his teammates. He is an undeniably excellent player who has the potential to lead one of North America's elite teams as their key fragger.

The kid was a member of the Cloud9 Blue team that advanced to the Valorant Champions 2021 quarterfinals.

Leaf, a dynamic player in every way, usually leads the attack as Jett. However, during the Valorant Champions, he chose Skye in half of their games, allowing Xeppaa to take over as Raze.

2) Nikita "Derke" Sirmitev



Nikita "Derke" Sirmitev is a former professional CS:GO player from Finland and Russia who left the game at the age of 18 to pursue a career in professional Valorant. Before joining Fnatic, he was a member of the CIS squad CrowCrowd in Valorant.

Derke was one of the most influential players in the Valorant Champions 2021 event, averaging 278 ACS, the most in the competition. Derke had a wonderful time at the competition and continues to develop into one of the finest players in the world, even though Fnatic ended in the top eight.

Derke is the team's first pick for the Duelist job since he has the biggest influence. While Jett is his favorite agent, he also knows how to use Raze and has been known to play as an Initiator on occasion.

1) Nabil "Nivera" Benrlitom



Nabil "Nivera" Benrlitom is a retired Belgian Counter-Strike: Global Offensive player and the younger brother of CS:GO and Valorant legend ScreaM. He is most known for his stint with Team Vitality's Counter-Strike: Global Offensive team, where he was a successful member of their revolving lineup.
With Valve ordering teams to reduce their rosters to five players, Nivera aspired to join his brother in Team Liquid.

Nivera made his Team Liquid debut in the EMEA LCQs, where he won his first-round of professional Valorant with an ace. Nivera has won titles in EMEA LCQs and Red Bull Home Ground #2 since his debut, as well as a top-four finish at Valorant Champions 2021. Since his arrival, the 20-year-old has played a key role in Team Liquid's success.
With only 14 professional bouts under his belt
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