Two-time CS:GO Major champion Nathan “NBK-” Schmitt has announced his switch from Counter-Strike: Global Offensive to VALORANT.
Since its inception, the VALORANT esports world has drawn in players from different games. We have seen almost every type of first-person and third-person shooter transition into VALORANT. This includes Fortnite, PUBG, Paladins, Overwatch, and of course, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. The latest addition to the latter's list is two-time CS:GO Major champion Nathan “NBK-” Schmitt.
The 27-year old Frenchman OG team member announced his official switch from CS:GO to competitive VALORANT on the 29th of June. However, we still don't know where will NBK- end up exactly. With VCT Stage 3 already going on around the world in different regions, it is doubtful we will see NBK- join a team within this tournament.
Another point to take note of is almost all tier 1 organizations have finalized and locked in their rosters, with very few of them still considering any major changes. NBK- would still be an extremely valuable addition to any organization's VALORANT team considering his accomplishments.
The Frenchman has won the Esports Championship Series Season 7, DreamHack Masters Malmö 2017, ESL Pro League Season 5, and many other CS: GO titles. He has played for some of the biggest names in esports, and the CS:GO scene specifically. NBK- has tenures with two-time Major-winning LDLC and EnVyUs, G2, Team Vitality, and finally OG since late 2019 alongside Aleksi "Aleksib" Virolainen as the core of the team.
He has already asked the community to submit all the questions on their minds, and he will try to answer most of them in an upcoming YouTube video to clarify the reason behind his switch. We have already previewed the European VALORANT scene for those interested to see who can topple FNATIC's reign over the region at the moment. Whoever eventually picks up NBK- might just be the team to do it.