“I Don’t Need to Hustle”- Shroud Explains Why He Doesn’t Play Call of Duty Warzone

Published 06/10/2021, 5:50 AM EDT

Over the years, Shroud has solidified his place as one of the most popular streamers ever. He is the third most followed streamer on Twitch at the moment and is only behind the likes of Ninja and Tfue.


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FPS games have always been Shroud’s specialty. From CS: GO and PUBG to Apex Legends and Valorant, he’s explored and mastered almost every game in this highly competitive genre.

Having said that, Shroud now refrains from playing games that fetch the highest views on the internet. Instead, he just plays and streams games that catch his interest, and doesn’t care much about the views.


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When asked about why doesn’t play the most popular titles like Call of Duty Warzone, Shroud recently explained his perspective.

Shroud no longer seeks fame and hype on Twitch

With over 9 million followers, Shroud is now at a stage in his streaming career where he doesn’t struggle for views, followers, and subscribers. Hundreds of thousands of fans watch him regardless of the games he plays.


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The former CS: GO pro admits that during his initial days as a streamer, he had to ‘grind’ and stream according to the audience’s demands. However, things are entirely different now.

“I’m at the point in my career where like, I.., the grind, so to speak, isn’t as important as you know, it once was. I don’t need to, just like, hustle, hustle, hustle, play the games that everyone wants to see always, always, always,” said the streamer.

He further added, “Listen, if I wasn’t past the point of like, what everyone wants to see for all the views and hype and all of that, I’d be playing Warzone every second of my life, like everybody else is.”

StreamerTV covered Shroud’s latest remarks on his streaming career in a recent video.

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While many fans have appreciated Shroud for his honesty, other believe that he’s using his fame wrongly. However, the latter perspective might be an overstatement.


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Since the past few years, Shroud and many other streamers have streamed for countless hours and played a wide variety of games. In the process, they’ve often tested their limits, and sacrificed time, comfort, and sleep. To say the least, gaining millions of followers and building such a gigantic user-base is a lot harder than it seems.

Hence, it is understandable if Shroud now wants to sit back and enjoy his success. He’s definitely earned the respect of millions of fans around the world, who adore him not only for his impeccable skills, but for his calm and composed persona.


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Aakrit Sharma

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Aakrit Sharma is an eSports author at EssentiallySports, and has written over 600 articles for their eSports division. He is an undergradate student at Delhi University. From getting chased by The Dahaka while playing Prince of Persia Warrior Within, to sweating his way up in ranked Apex Legends matches, he developed his consuming passion for the massive world of gaming and now writes about it with the same enthusiasm.