It's honestly hard to imagine how these two games would compete with each other.
They are so completely different and this one is very complicated.
I think Ragnarok will definitely attract a lot more hardcore gamer types.

I don't see people abandoning one for the other though, especially those who have tried both. More like switching between options

apparently one game of ragnarok could take up to 40 mins so its a very different experience to smashing through splinterlands matches.
I think it will be a challenge for them to get lots of casual people playing this. Much more suited die-hard gamers and people playing professionally, unless they can bring out a much faster mini game on the side perhaps?