Harrison “Psalm” Chang, the runner-up at the 2019 Fortnite World Cup Finals in the solo division, is retiring from the game. He announced Sunday on social media that he’ll be moving to a new gaming title with VALORANT.
My dream is to be the most decorated competitor in gaming history. I have my eyes location on @PlayValorant next.
Thank you @FortniteGame for everything. I was given the chance to achieve what simplest few have had the pleasure of accomplishing.
“Dedication sees dreams advance staunch.”
— psalm (@psalm) April 5, 2020
A 5-on-5 tactical shooter, VALORANT was created by Get up Games, the developer that created the most watched esport in the sector, League of Legends.
“VALORANT is the next gaming titan and will have the most saturated and various pool of talent we will have ever seen,” Psalm told ESPN following his announcement. “I know Get up will crush it and have a stable competitive scene. I want to be a part of that and be at the top of but another game and genre.”
At the 2019 Fortnite World Cup Finals at Arthur Ashe Stadium in Modern York City, Psalm had his ideal performance as a Fortnite pro, finishing second to solo division winner Kyle “Bugha” Giersdorf. For his podium finish, Psalm earned $1.8 million in prize money.
In his tweet, Psalm said his dream was to turn into the “most decorated competitor in gaming history.” Earlier than turning professional in Fortnite and playing for esports organization Counter Logic Gaming, he excelled in varied gaming titles, such as Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, StarCraft II and Overwatch.
VALORANT is made up our minds for a global release in the summer season, with a closed beta beginning April 7. Although no pro scene has been announced for VALORANT, the game’s builders have promised a competitive title in which they may let the community dictate how the esports scene grows in its early stages. The game broke data on April 3, when extra than 1 million viewers tuned in on Twitch for a chance to acquire access to the upcoming closed beta.