A Brief Biography
Shroud, also known as Michael Grzesiek, is a well-known professional gamer, streamer, Youtuber, Internet Personality, and former professional eSports player. He is most known for being one of the most accurate gamers and consistently showcases his incomprehensible aim while playing various first-person shooter games. He consistently streams live on Twitch for his 8.5 million followers (and counting.)
About Talent Connect
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Birthdate: June 2, 1994
Birthplace: Toronto, Canada
Occupation: Professional gamer, streamer, Youtuber, Internet Personality, and former professional eSports player
Michael Grzesiek, better known by his online alias “Shroud,” was born on June 2, 1994, in Toronto, Canada. He started his career as a professional gamer in 2013, playing Counter-Strike: Global Offensive for the ESEA team, Slow Motion. In 2014, he joined Exertus and then Manajuma. Within the same year, Shroud was signed as a stand-in by compLexity Gaming to replace Todd “anger” Williams. And when Cloud9 acquired compLexity GamingcompLexity Gaming was acquired by Cloud9 in August that same year, Shroud joined their main roster as a rifler.
While playing for the ESEA team Cloud9, Shroud was able to shine as a professional gamer, winning podium places at various S-Tier tournaments. In August 2017, however, Shroud stepped down from the main roster of Cloud9 but stayed as a stand-in player while also working on streaming more on Twitch. The following year, Shroud announced that he would be retiring from playing CS:GO professionally and leaving Cloud9.
But this wasn’t the end of Shroud’s gaming career. After retiring from CS:GO, he focused on being a full-time Twitch streamer, typically playing games within the battle-royale genre, such as PUBG, Fortnite, and Apex Legends. He became one of the most popular streamers on the platform.
However, on the 24th of October, 2019, Shroud announced via Twitter that he will be leaving Twitch and moving to Mixer. Within the next few hours, the story was covered by various news outlets; and almost instantly, Shroud gained over 340,000 followers on Mixer within the following 24 hours.
In June 2020, Mixer was shut down by Microsoft. Shroud then announced on Twitter that he would be returning to Twitch under an exclusive streaming deal. His first stream upon coming back to Twitch received over 516,000 views. It’s clear that Shroud is well-loved by his fans.
It’s also clear that Shroud loves what he does and shows consistency with streaming full-time for his viewers. As of late 2020, Shroud has streamed over 7,900 hours on Twitch, garnering over 395 million views. He also actively posts highlights of his games on Youtube for the viewing pleasure of his 6.65 million subscribers.
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