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Corey retires from Overwatch and dives into VALORANT

Another young and rising Overwatch star switched to VALORANT today. Corey “Corey” Nigra, an American hitscan DPS player, has announced his retirement from the Overwatch League and his intent to go pro in VALORANT.

In a TwitLonger post he wrote about his experiences with the league and the game, while also addressing his teammates on the Washington Justice.

“Many of you left memories with me, that I will cherish.” He wrote. “From playing with my boys on Legion to winning the Overwatch World Cup, these have been some of the best years of my life.”

Corey then explained his intent to pursue a career in VALORANT and what he thinks the future holds for him.

“Seeing Valorant as a hybrid between CS and OW, this looks like the game that was made for me.” He wrote. “I’ll be pursuing all opportunities available to me and will start up hitting the grind. A long side that grind, I’ll begin streaming regularly and begin looking for editors/artists to work with for the future.”

Corey is the second Overwatch pro to retire from the league to join the VALORANTS budding professional scene. The first being Jay “sinatraa” Won, reigning OWL MVP and Corey’s teammate on the American team that won the Overwatch World Cup.

Corey is now joining the other hundreds of VALORANT streamers who are looking to get picked up by a team to play VALORANT during its closed beta session.

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Declan McLaughlin

I am an Indiana University student with a degree in journalism and a passion for esports. I have written about multiple games, League of Legends, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and Rocket League, for multiple media outlets. You can catch me dying first every round in VALORANT or trying to get out of Silver in League of Legends.

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