Teams have traveled to Berlin, Germany for the main event Valorant Champions which kicks off next week but not everyone seems happy with the practice environment set up by Riot Games. Sentinels IGL Shahzeb “ShahZaM” Khan wasn’t satisfied with the performance of his practice PC as he couldn’t get enough frame rates to play and stream at the same time.
Should Riot Games pay attention to the needs of streamers?
Valorant is a game that isn’t too graphically intensive, and if you refuse to install it, you can essentially run it on any PC with a reasonable frame rate. Performance expectations from pro players will be higher than the average player base, and ShahZam doesn’t seem to think the Berlin PC is up to the standard.
(ShahZam clip – He complains and admits some other players have no problem streaming in the same clip) https://clips.twitch.tv/KitschySarcasticSnailCmonBruh-XUjRD9XJkrMW3px5
He complains that the PC provided by Riot Games is not up to the mark even for a less intensive game like Valorant. He had trouble streaming the game because it caused frames to drop. It led to discussions on forums on Reddit and other social platforms with some fans expressing frustration that Riot Games couldn’t provide a powerful enough PC.
Opinion: Riot doesn’t need to cater to streaming and content creation needs during competitive events
According to Cloud9 player Anthony “Conceited” Malaspina, the PC is equipped with Intel Core i9-9900K and Geforce RTX 2080. Vanity thinks the CPU is lacking and not optimized for Valorant. But after the specs were revealed, fans on the forums pointed out that the system is not only good to play with, but if players start streaming on them, it’s not Riot’s responsibility. Games.
(C9 Vanity Clip)
PCs are built for scenario and online play, not for content creation. It’s hard to blame Riot Games for not taking into account the fact that competitive players might want to stream the game. Finally, ShahZam admits in the clip, when he complains about the PC, that other pro players can stream the game just fine, but he’s had issues.
Content creators take advantage of different types of stream setups, and some creators even have dedicated streaming computers separate from their gaming gear. It’s Riot Games’ responsibility to provide an environment where players can practice without any technical issues, and adding content creation to the mix can be overwhelming.
https://afkgaming.com/esports/news/shahzam-claims-practice-pcs-for-valorant-champions-are-not-good-enough ShahZam claims practice PC for valuable champions is not good enough