Christopher “GeT_RiGhT” Alesund is one of the most successful Counter-Strike and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS: GO) players of all time. The former pro player, now 30 years old, entered the competitive scene in 2007. Since then, GeT_RiGhT has had numerous achievements, including from Majors, and has become a true legend when playing for teams like Ninjas In Pajamas (NiP). O TechTudo talked to GeT_RiGhT, who made criticisms and suggestions to the current scenario of CS: GO, commented on the success of Valorant and talked about the ups and downs of his career.
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Valve problems and Valorant’s meteoric success
One of the biggest pro players in the history of CS: GO, now GeT_RiGhT is “just” streamer. Since mid-2020, the Swede has become an influencer for Dignitas and today he is also an ambassador for the VIE.bet website. Despite retiring from the competitive, he remains one of the biggest references when it comes to shooting games.
In his streams, GeT_RiGhT has also ventured into other successful titles in the esports world. One of them is Valorant, a game that was launched in 2020 and has quickly conquered its audience. Despite the migration of athletes from CS: GO to Valorant, GeT_RiGhT believes that the success of Riot Games’ FPS does not cancel out Counter-Strike. “I know that a lot of people who have worked with CS before are at Valorant today, but I think the new game will be side by side with CS: GO”, he highlights.
But Valve’s situation is not the best, and Valorant is just one of its problems. In recent months, the developer of CS: GO has been heavily criticized for its lack of support for the game. After all, what could the company do to improve the scenario? GeT_RiGhT defines the question as the “million dollar question”, but laughs, does not shy away and makes constructive suggestions. “I think Valve needs to update the map rotation, we haven’t had a change in a long time.” Currently, seven maps are available for team choices in championships: Mirage, Train, Dust 2, Vertigo, Inferno, Nuke and Overpass. The last change in this rotation, which marked the departure of Cache and the entry of Vertigo, happened two years ago.
GeT_RiGhT completes the suggestions (and criticisms) asking for more involvement from the developer with the game. “The scene has seen a lot of Riot investments in Valorant, and a little more help from Valve in CS would also be great! I hope that changes when things get better in relation to Covid-19. I still believe in the game a lot”, says optimistically.
GeT_RiGhT testing Valorant in one of his videos – Photo: Playback / YouTube
A boy in CS 1.6, a man in CS: GO
Get_RiGhT started his professional career in 2007, still in Counter-Strike 1.6, at the age of 16. “In the beginning, being completely honest, I was a shit boy, he thought a lot about me “, says the player, without” tongue-in-cheek “. In the old generation of Valve’s FPS he started in smaller organizations, but soon won places in renowned teams, such as Ninjas in Pajamas (NiP), the SK Gaming and Fnatic. “Over the years I have become more calm and understanding about many things, I have become a more mature person”.
In fact, the athlete’s maturity was seen in his results. During the final three years of CS 1.6, GeT_RiGhT played about 118 championships and obtained 60 victories (50.84% success rate). In the move to CS: GO, the Swede continued to have a good performance with victories in the main championships he played, including Majors. On his resume, the Swede has important achievements such as ESL One: Cologne 2014 and DreamHack Masters Malmö 2016. “Winning the Major is an important victory, not many people have the chance to do that in their career, and win one Major on national soil is a totally different story, it’s incredible! “, Says Christopher when quoting DH Malmö, who was beaten by NiP by beating Na’Vi 2-0.
New phase of career and cheered by Brazilians
But, as with any athlete, the Swede’s career has had ups and downs. “The gains taste better, but seeing the fans cheering and supporting you, even after the defeats, is an incredible feeling, there is nothing better”, he comments with gratitude. Much to the frustration of his fans, returning to compete definitively does not seem to be in Christopher’s plans. “I want you to see me as a person who can hear you. If you are having a bad day, you can join my stream and say ‘hi, this happened’. I will try to be there as a friend for you. This is something very important to me “.
The player has a large fan base, including in Brazil. “Getinho”, as it is affectionately called by Brazilians, makes a point of showing his support and sympathy for the green and yellow scenery. “Everyone knows the Brazilian community of CS and some people who stand out”, he comments. Like Sweden, Brazil is one of the most successful and university professors in the competitive scenario of CS: GO. No wonder, GeT_RiGhT really admires some pro players here. “I speak of whom I knew very well as zews, coach of EG, who has had a lot of impact on the team; the dead, manager MIBR and now at GODSENT. TACO, coldzera, FalleN, fer are also exemplary players, and everyone in the community has enormous respect for them “.
GeT_RiGhT ends by citing names such as Raphael “cogu” Camargo, Alexandre “gAuLeS” Borba and Lincoln “fnx” Lau as important pieces in his training as an athlete. “At the beginning of my career, I looked a lot for players like cogu, fnx and gaules. These names came from a region that didn’t have a lot of resources in relation to esports and even so they shocked the world when they won the ESWC”, he recalls, citing the victory of MIBR at Electronic Sports World Convention 2006.
GeT_RiGhT and TACO change shirts after the tournament – Photo: Reproduction / Instagram
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