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Project A: CS:GO commentator reveals more of Riot Games shooter

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Announced in October during the special edition of Riot PLS, the shooter Project A finally gained new information, thanks to a series of figures from the world of esports who had a chance to check the title at the invitation of Riot Games. In particular, HenryG, a commentator for CS: GO – who, curiously, was part of Valve's first shooter test -, gave an overview and impressions about the game, drawing parallels mainly with Counter-Strike, but also with games in the style of Overwatch and Apex Legends.

“First of all, at its core, Project A is essentially a round based, 5on5, tactical shooter (most similar to CS:GO as a twitter surface level comparison), with the better (and slightly diluted) elements of class/hero based FPS games such as Overwatch or Apex Legends, for example.”

The commentator indicated that the tested mode had significant similarities to the Counter-Strike structure, in particular with a change between attack and defense in the middle of the match and two points of planting bombs. The particularities, according to him, come in relation to the classes and skills implemented by Riot.

“In my opinion, these aforementioned classes and their own unique ‘abilities' should be seen as tactical utility instead of potentially overpowered spell/ultimate combinations that other class-based games suffer from.”

“Generally speaking, ‘abilities' primarily need to be purchased at the start of a round instead of earnt over time with the same economy reservoir as the weaponry.”

HenryG highly praises the gameplay of Project A, especially the mechanics involving weapons and how the economic system can be used strategically, risking not spending on weapons to invest in skills and vice versa.

“You can have a great time playing without having to rely *too* much on the abilities to assist you in your game.”

“Saying that, there's nothing more satisfying dropping a successful combo of movement mechanics abilities that isolates your opponent to buy space before pulling the trigger on the killing blow.”

Finally, HenryG states that Project A is the best game he has played since CS: GO.

Other players / influencers who tested the new Riot game were Brazilians Gaules, Tecnosh and Fly. Gaules is a very famous streamer who won the Brazilian audience with his funny streams aimed at CS: GO, he was one of the two most watched on Twitch in 2019. Fly is an entrepreneur and well known by Brazilians for being one of the owners of a giant platform of CS: GO, GamersClub. And Tecnosh, a professional player who has played in several PUBG and League of Legends championships.

“Finally, I can announce that my last trip to Los Angeles was at the invitation of @riotgames to test and help the development team of the new Project A game! I @tecnoshlol and @yurifly were the first Brazilians not employed by the company to play the beta version!”

So far Riot Games has made no further comments or provided further details on the game's development. As such, the release date for Project A still remains a mystery.



Brazilian, 23 years old, I follow eSports since 2010 with a good experience in Counter Strike Global Offensive, Fortnite, League of Legends and Valorant with articles and news published in the electronic sports scene.