Counter-Strike star Stewie2k says he’ll eventually switch to Valorant. Here’s who we think he would most likely be able to compete with.
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Counter-Strike: Global Offensive pro and Team Liquid superstar Jacky “Stewie2K” Yip has revealed on his stream that he will eventually be making a switch to Valorant, saying, quote, “All jokes aside, I’m not making the switch yet, but I will eventually.”
This news comes as a heavy blow for CS: GO fans from North America. Most of NA’s big teams have migrated to Europe, where the professional scene is stronger. Most notably, Team Liquid, Cloud 9, and FaZe Clan have all crossed the pond to greener pastures. On top of that, many of NA’s brightest CS: GO talents have found success in top-tier organizations that have invested in Valorant.
With all that in mind, here is a list of teams we think Stewie2k would most likely be joining when he finally switches over to Valorant.
It goes without saying, but Cloud 9 should be one of the most obvious choices. After all, Stewie2k’s two years with C9 saw him bag a Major. Let’s not forget the Tyson “TenZ” Ngo-sized gap that has been left vacant in C9’s attack that Yip can fill.
While not a tier-one organization, Immortals makes a case for being one of NA’s more promising young teams. Given that Stewie2k has a history with the organization thanks to his time with SK Gaming/MIBR, Immortals may be the team for him to be the leading star of his roster.
We’ve picked T1 because of Tyler “Skadoodle” Latham, Stewie2k’s former teammate and co-Major winner. A die-hard fan of Yip’s would want to see him link up with former teammates to relive the glory days and seek success in a new esport together.
Speaking of former teammates, Nicholas “nitr0” Cannella is another one of Stewie2k’s former teammates that have carved out a prolific Valorant career for themself. The pair won hundreds of thousands of dollars together on Team Liquid, so why not do the same at 100 Thieves.
Should Stewie2k decide that he prefers Europe over North America, there’s always his current organization, Team Liquid. Though Liquid has a stacked roster, they’ve failed to qualify for Masters Berlin. There’s always room for improvement, and Stewie2k just might be what they need.
Though we’ve picked the organizations we think Stewie2k is most likely to sign with, there’s no telling right now which team he’ll end up on when he makes the switch to Valorant. He’s currently busy preparing for ESL Pro League Season 14, and you can catch him and the rest of Team Liquid in CS action on September 6.