Shroud Gets Humiliated by Riot Games in a Hilarious Valorant Encounter

Published 03/03/2021, 6:52 AM EST
SAN JOSE, CA – OCTOBER 27: Michael “Shroud” Grzesiek plays Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 in the Doritos Bowl 2018 at TwitchCon 2018 in the San Jose Convention Center on October 27, 2018 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Robert Reiners/Getty Images)


If you’re a regular on Michael “Shroud” Grzesiek’s Valorant streams, you know how desperate he is for the Wasteland Vandal skin. The Twitch streamer has been trying to get his hands on the beautiful skin for a long time now. However, Riot Games has been playing a long-drawn prank on him.

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SAN JOSE, CA – OCTOBER 27: Michael “Shroud” Grzesiek stands onstage prior to the Doritos Bowl 2018 at TwitchCon 2018 in the San Jose Convention Center on October 27, 2018, in San Jose, California. (Photo by Robert Reiners/Getty Images)

The Valorant developers took the prank to the next level when they offered Shroud a test account for the game. In his test account, the first skin that popped up was, you guessed it right, the Wasteland Vandal. The encounter left Mike in splits as he lauded Riot for the meme.

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Shroud reacts to getting his favorite Valorant skin on a test account

Mike had been testing out the new controller agent, Astra before Riot actually released her in-game. For this, the developers gave him an account that had the Wasteland Vandal skin in the shop.

Are you freaking kidding me? What? This is a joke. Come on, man! That’s so messed up Riot, are you kidding me? They gave me credentials, and they said, Shroud, this is your account, this is your password, and they put this in the store. I know they did, I know they did. What a joke.”

Shroud knew he couldn’t transfer skins from a test account to his main. He laughed at his misfortune and the climax of Riot’s prank. However, little did the streamer know, Riot Games had well in its mind to reward him for his contribution towards the success of Valorant.

Riot Games finally gives Mike the skin he desired most

Following his reaction and the popular support his tweet got, Riot probably felt it was time to give Shroud what he truly desired. Therefore, it added the skin to his main account for the upcoming Act. Shroud was pumped about finally getting the skin and shared his excitement on Twitter.

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While Mike hasn’t been a full-time Valorant streamer, he still has a massive fan base. His contribution to the success of Riot’s FPS game has been massive, and he loves to weigh in on what is happening in the game. Therefore, the prank definitely had to have a happy ending with Shroud taking home the reward.

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Shwetang Parthsarthy

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Shwetang Parthsarthy is an eSports author at EssentiallySports. His love for arguments and games has led him down two paths: being a law student and writing about the world of gaming since 2017. What started as a teenage hobby in the relatively small mobile gaming world with FPS games like Critical Ops and Call of Duty: Mobile, has grown into a professional pursuit with EssentiallySports.

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