THROWBACK: Shroud Shows Off His Cracked Skills at Valorant

Published 04/08/2021, 12:49 PM EDT


Ever since Riot Games released Valorant last year, Michael “Shroud” Grzesiek has been the game’s biggest streamer. The former CS: GO pro player has played the title ever since it was in Beta. Since its launch, he has constantly showcased his exceptional skills at the popular FPS game, which includes impeccable aiming, great tactical knowledge and keeping calm during clutch moments. He has now played it for over a year, and he has provided some insane gameplay that can drop the jaws of any fan.

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Shroud making a mockery of his opponents in Valorant

Teams get an automatic advantage when they have Shroud as their teammate. Not only is he great at making plays himself, he can also elevate his teammates with his strategies. Even though he is a team player, he can also be a one-man army whenever he wants and go on a spree of getting three to five kills.

Opponents might think that they can pull off a sneaky move on him. But they should always remember that he can always bring out an insane one-tap flick that can easily impress anyone. Sometime he doesn’t even need a Vandal to get multiple kills, he can just use an Alpha to get the kills and act like it’s totally normal. Then when he eventually gets an Operator, he can just quick scope his enemies or if he feels adventurous, he might just pull off a no-scope headshot.

It is raining Aces for Michael

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For most players, getting an Ace in Valorant is a major highlight. But with Shroud, they are normal every day achievements. He can grab them in any situations, from holding a site to attacking one all alone. Even when the opponents have a comfortable 5 vs 1 situation, they can’t let their guard down if he is the last player alive. In situations like this, even if they make a slight mistake, he will punish them dearly.

He can even make a “bad” idea like pushing towards the middle using the Jett’s Ultimate seem like a brilliant plan. Other than that, he can even compete with just 6 bullets in his weapon and kill 3 players as if it was nothing. It almost sounds ridiculous that he has created such crazy moments in under a year.

It’s a shame that professional eSports teams can’t get a player like him on their roster. While fans would have loved to see him destroy pro players in major events, they are happy with the current crop of insane gameplay moments he is providing.

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Rupesh Nair

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Rupesh is an eSports author at EssentiallySports. Currently a student at Mumbai University, he has been involved with eSports since his childhood. Having played titles like Fallout 4, Minecraft, FIFA, Portal 2 and Halo 4 extensively, Rupesh has a deep understanding of the sport.

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