Michael “Shroud” Grzesiek
Michael Grzesiek commonly known as “Shroud” is a famous Canadian Streamer, Content Creator, and former professional Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Player. Shroud was born on June 2, 1994. Shroud is known to be one of the best aimers in the world. Shroud made his name playing CS: GO. In 2016 ESL Pro League Season 4 he led his team Cloud9 to a First-Place finish. As of writing this, Shroud has more than 9.4 million followers on Twitch making him 4th most followed on the platform.
Shroud CSGO Settings
Shroud Mouse Settings
cl_crosshaircolor 3; cl_fixedcrosshairgap -2.5; cl_crosshairstyle 1; hud_showtargetid 1;
viewmodel_fov 68; viewmodel_offset_x 2.5; viewmodel_offset_y 1; viewmodel_offset_z -1.5; viewmodel_presetpos 3; cl_viewmodel_shift_left_amt 0; cl_viewmodel_shift_right_amt 0; viewmodel_recoil 0; cl_righthand 1;
cl_bob_lower_amt 5; cl_bobamt_lat 0.1; cl_bobamt_vert 0.1; cl_bobcycle 0.98;
Shroud Video Settings
Laptop Power Savings
Global Shadow Quality
Model / Texture Detail
Boost Player Contrast
Multisampling Anti-Aliasing Mode
Texture Filtering Mode
Wait for Vertical Sync
Use Uber Shaders
Shroud’s Most Popular CS:GO Video
Shroud started his career as a professional esports player for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive playing for several esports organizations like Exertus Esports and Manajuma. In the end, Shroud ended up settling with one of the top esports organizations Cloud9. Shroud played under Cloud9 as a professional esports player for CS: GO from 2014 to 2017. In August 2017, Shroud decided to benched himself and shifted to the role of Streamer for Cloud9 until April 2018, when he announced that he was leaving the organization and retiring from the professional CS:GO scene.
After retiring from professional play Shroud decided to become a full-time Streamer and Content Creator. As of July 2021, Shroud has more than 9.4 million followers on Twitch making him 4th most followed on the platform and has more than 6 million subscribers on youtube. Shroud reached his first 100,000 subscribers on March 10, 2019, and gained another 14,000 the next day. At the time Shroud had almost double the subscribers than the runner-up Streamer at the time Timothy “TimTheTatman” Betar. Shroud continued to stream full-time on twitch until October 2019, when he announced his move from Twitch to Mixer following the step of his fellow streamer “Ninja”. At the time Shroud claimed he thought it was the best move for his career.
On June 22, 2020, Microsoft announced that they’re partnering up with Facebook Gaming and shutting down Mixer. Rumors are that Facebook made Shroud an offer that exceeded his previous contract which was declined by Shroud.
After receiving his remaining payout, On August 11, 2020, Shroud announced he will return to stream exclusively on Twitch. His first Stream back peaked at over 516,000 concurrent viewers,
As of July 2021, Shroud has streamed for over 10,000 hours and has acquired over 500 million total views. Shroud also has more than 1.8 million followers on Twitter.
Awards and Nominations
- In 2017 Shroud was nominated for Trending Gamer by The Game Awards.
- In 2019, Esports Awards nominated Shroud for the Streamer of the Year, at that same year Shroud also won the Content Creator of the Year Award by The Game Awards.
- in 2020, Shroud was nominated for the Best Live Streamer by the 10th Streamy Awards.
Best Tournament Placements So Far
- 1st in ESL ESEA Pro League Season 1 – North America
- 2nd in ESL ESEA Pro League Season 1 – Finals
- 1st in iBUYPOWER Cup
- 5-6th in Esports Championship Series Season 1 – Finals
- 5th-8th in ELEAGUE Season 1
- 2nd in DreamHack Open Bucharest 2016
- 1st in ESL Pro League Season 4 – Finals
- 1st in Americas Minor Championship – Kraków 2017
- 3-4th Esports Championship Series Season 3 – Finals
- 2nd in ESL One: Cologne 2017