Shroud (video game player)
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|Michael Grzesiek Proudjzek|
|Born||June 2, 1994|
|2018||Old Guys Club|
|Career highlights and awards|
Michael Grzesiek (born June 2, 1994), professionally known by his online alias Shroud (formerly mEclipse), is a Canadian streamer and former professional Counter-Strike: Global Offensive player. He is known for playing PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Call of Duty Black Ops 4: Blackout, Rainbow Six Siege and more recently Apex Legends, Minecraft, Battalion 1944, World of Warcraft Classic, Escape from Tarkov and Fortnite Battle Royale.
Grzesiek started his CS:GO career with several ESEA teams, particularly Exertus and Manajuma. He was soon acquired by CompLexity Gaming as a stand-in, and signed with Cloud9 in August 2014 when CompLexity was acquired by Cloud9. He helped lead Cloud9 to 2nd place in ESL One Cologne 2017, and a first place finish at ESL Pro League Season 4 in 2016. On August 16, 2017, he announced that he would be stepping down from the Cloud9 team, but that he and n0thing would remain as substitutes on the "bench". On April 18, 2018, Grzesiek left Cloud9 and professional CS:GO entirely. He occasionally plays CS:GO with Old Guys Club. He also participated in PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds "Twitch Rivals" tournament, with his duo team placing second and winning a $5,450 prize. He continued to stream full-time on Twitch until October 2019.
On October 24, 2019, Grzesiek officially announced his move from Twitch to Mixer and would be broadcasting exclusively on Microsoft's streaming platform, following the steps of fellow streamer Tyler "Ninja" Blevins, who announced a similar deal earlier that year. This decision surprised his fans, as he previously stated "Hey man, Ninja's gone... It's all me, baby. Gotta take advantage."
Since transitioning from a competitive CS:GO player to a full-time streamer on the platform Twitch, Grzesiek has maintained a diverse set of games. He has streamed for over 6,000 hours on the platform, and has acquired over 345 million total views. A list of his top games sorted by hours streamed is below.
|2017-07-09||2nd||Premier||ESL One: Cologne 2017||0 : 3||$40,000|
|2017-06-25||3rd - 4th||Premier||Esports Championship Series Season 3 – Finals||0 : 2||$65,000|
|2017-06-11||1st||Minor||Americas Minor Championship – Kraków 2017||2 : 1||$30,000|
|2016-10-30||1st||Premier||ESL Pro League Season 4 – Finals||2 : 1||$200,000|
|2016-09-18||2nd||Premier||DreamHack Open Bucharest 2016||0 : 2||$20,000|
|2016-07-21||5 - 8th||Premier||ELEAGUE Season 1||1 : 2||$50,000|
|2016-06-25||5 - 6th||Premier||Esports Championship Series Season 1 – Finals||0 : 2||$65,000|
|2015-11-15||1st||Premier||iBUYPOWER Cup||2 : 1||$65,000|
|2015-07-05||2nd||Premier||ESL ESEA Pro League Season 1 – Finals||1 : 3||$60,000|
|2015-06-22||1st||Premier||ESL ESEA Pro League Season 1 – North America||19/3||Grp. S.||$18,000|
As of October 2019, his YouTube channel has over 5.3 million subscribers.
- "HTC Origins shroud". YouTube.
- "Shroud reveals LAN exploit involving crowd noise". Dot Esports. June 6, 2017. Retrieved March 12, 2018.
- Bishop, Sam. "Cloud9's Shroud says players can exploit crowd noise at LANs - Counter-Strike: Global Offensive". Game reactor UK. Retrieved June 26, 2017.
- "JasonR: 'The CS:GO pro scene is a big bubble'". Dot Esports. June 20, 2017. Retrieved June 26, 2017.
- "The Thorin Treatment: Shroud will still try". Dot Esports. May 29, 2017. Retrieved June 23, 2017.
- Vitale, Anthony. "Cloud9 Decimate Expectations in London". RealSport. Retrieved June 26, 2017.
- "shroud". Liquipedia Counter-Strike Wiki. Retrieved November 12, 2018.
- "RUSH and tarik join Cloud9; n0thing and shroud benched". HLTV.org. Retrieved October 29, 2018.
- "Shroud officially retires from competitive CS:GO, leaves Cloud9". Dot Esports. Retrieved June 21, 2018.
- "'PUBG' August Twitch Rivals Results - Who Won the Duos Tournament?". Newsweek. Retrieved August 31, 2018.
- "Twitch megastar Shroud is joining Ninja on Mixer as an exclusive streamer". The Verge. Retrieved October 24, 2019.
- "TwitchTracker - Shroud". TwitchTracker. Retrieved April 28, 2019.
- "shroud - Played Games". TwitchTracker. Retrieved July 24, 2019.
- "Shroud". Retrieved September 28, 2018 – via YouTube.