How Valorant's 25 Rounds Turn Off Casual Players
Valorant is Riot Games' attempt at games like Overwatch and CS:GO, but for casual players (like me) this game is one that I’ll be skipping. The reasoning for that is the large time investment that a single Valorant match takes. Although in some special occasions ( such as a long-standing tie ) Overwatch matches can last for a significant period of time. In Valorant, every match continues until either a total of 25 rounds or when a single team reaches a total of 13 round victories.
Each Valorant round is similar to a CS:GO round, and with a significant amount of waiting that each player is required to do to set up at a location or buy their required equipment. This leads the rounds to last significantly longer when compared to Overwatch’s rounds which are action-packed usually having the player immediately forced into a firefight with the other team. The longer rounds are most definitely one of the reasons that more casual players might be skipping this game as the longer rounds make the game feel a bit more tedious rather than fun and action-packed.
Another significant reason that I, as a casual player, is that to win a match a team must win 13 rounds total. That is a lot of rounds when considering Overwatch’s or CS:GO’s round winning total to be roughly 6 or so. The maximum of 25 rounds makes the thought of just joining a round significantly hard to wrap my head around. One final point that really showcases why casual players might be avoiding this game is the speed in which the characters move. While the characters may have abilities like Overwatch the speed is much similar to CS:GO, Slow methodical and most of all focused.
One key thought to this is that I don’t think Valorant was made with players like me in mind, casual players that are, It’s designed for people that can have that long time investment and enjoy those moments of waiting for the enemy to round the corner. What do you think? If you’re a Casual Player, Do you not worry about the time investment of up to 25 rounds?