Shroud (video game player)

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Shroud
Michael Grzesiek Proudjzek
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Personal information
Born (1994-06-02) June 2, 1994 (age 25)
HometownMississauga, Ontario[1]
NationalityCanadian
Career information
GamesCS:GO
Career history
2013Slow Motion
2014Exertus eSports
2014Manajuma
2014compLexity
2014–2017Cloud9
2018Old Guys Club
Career highlights and awards
Twitch information
Channel
Followers7.05 million
Total views365 million
Follower and view counts updated as of November 2019.
Moved to Mixer (shroud)
YouTube information
Channel
Years active2014–present
Subscribers5.61 million
Total views547 million
YouTube Silver Play Button 2.svg 100,000 subscribers
YouTube Gold Play Button 2.svg 1,000,000 subscribers 2018
Updated October 2019

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.[2][3][4][5][6] 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.

Career[edit]

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.[7] 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".[8] On April 18, 2018, Grzesiek left Cloud9 and professional CS:GO entirely.[9] 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.[10] 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."[11]

Games played[edit]

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.[12] A list of his top games sorted by hours streamed is below.

List Game[13]
1 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
2 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
3 Apex Legends
4 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
5 Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege
6 Fortnite
7 Escape from Tarkov
8 Battlefield V
9 World of Warcraft
10 Battalion 1944
11 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
12 Ring of Elysium
13 Path of Exile
14 MineCraft

Achievements[edit]

Date Placement Tier Tournament Team Result Prize
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.[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "HTC Origins shroud". YouTube.
  2. ^ "Shroud reveals LAN exploit involving crowd noise". Dot Esports. June 6, 2017. Retrieved March 12, 2018.
  3. ^ Bishop, Sam. "Cloud9's Shroud says players can exploit crowd noise at LANs - Counter-Strike: Global Offensive". Game reactor UK. Retrieved June 26, 2017.
  4. ^ "JasonR: 'The CS:GO pro scene is a big bubble'". Dot Esports. June 20, 2017. Retrieved June 26, 2017.
  5. ^ "The Thorin Treatment: Shroud will still try". Dot Esports. May 29, 2017. Retrieved June 23, 2017.
  6. ^ Vitale, Anthony. "Cloud9 Decimate Expectations in London". RealSport. Retrieved June 26, 2017.
  7. ^ "shroud". Liquipedia Counter-Strike Wiki. Retrieved November 12, 2018.
  8. ^ "RUSH and tarik join Cloud9; n0thing and shroud benched". HLTV.org. Retrieved October 29, 2018.
  9. ^ "Shroud officially retires from competitive CS:GO, leaves Cloud9". Dot Esports. Retrieved June 21, 2018.
  10. ^ "'PUBG' August Twitch Rivals Results - Who Won the Duos Tournament?". Newsweek. Retrieved August 31, 2018.
  11. ^ "Twitch megastar Shroud is joining Ninja on Mixer as an exclusive streamer". The Verge. Retrieved October 24, 2019.
  12. ^ "TwitchTracker - Shroud". TwitchTracker. Retrieved April 28, 2019.
  13. ^ "shroud - Played Games". TwitchTracker. Retrieved July 24, 2019.
  14. ^ "Shroud". Retrieved September 28, 2018 – via YouTube.

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