Shroud was one of the best player in CS:GO. He played for the CS:GO team cloud9. As most of the cloud9 support players said shroud was the best site anchor of his time. Although he sometimes got flak for shining the least out of all of the Cloud9 stars. But his charisma both on and off of the server kept fans yearning for more shroud highlights. Because even the slightest of entertaining stream clips could garner attention and reach the front page.
Michael “shroud” Grzesiek announced his retirement from the CS:GO in 2018. But he is also not representing Cloud9 esports. So, on the day of retirement shroud stated that. “There isn’t a rule book for how to become a professional video game player,” shroud said on Twitter. “You don’t grow up planning for it, or even knowing it’s an option. Honestly, it’s the kind of ride that you pinch yourself during to make sure you’re not dreaming it up. When you’re young, just playing because you love it, you don’t plan on ‘going pro,’ you just want to beat your friends or the boss character. And then you wake up one day, and you’re trying to figure out how to write a retirement statement.”
With C9, shroud was a part of several momentous rosters that brought NA to the world spotlight from 2015 to 2017. He played with legendary NA names such as Jordan “n0thing” Gilbert, Sean “sgares” Gares, and Ryan “fREAKAZOID” Abadir, as well as three fifths of the C9 lineup—Jake “Stewie2k” Yip, Tim “autimatic” Ta, and Tyler “skadoodle” Latham—that won the ELEAGUE Boston Major in January. He and n0thing were replaced on C9’s lineup in favor of Tarik Celik and Will “RUSH” Wierzba after the PGL Krakow Major last August, essentially ending an era of NA Counter-Strike.
Shroud After Retirement:
After shroud left the C9. He started playing PUBG, Apex Legends and many other games. Now, he only does the streaming on the twitch and plays various games. In most of the games he on the top ranked players. Some of the games shroud plays are following:
- Apex Legends
- Call of Duty Modern Warfare
- Ring of Elysium
- Escape from Tarkov
- World of Warcraft
- Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege
- Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
Now on, Shroud is dedicated his life to these games. He playing games online and not participating in any tournaments. Nor any team or gaming organization.