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Shroud: The Evolution Of

Better known as “Shroud,” Mike Grzesiek is a Canadian video-game streamer and former e-sports player. He has broadcast many popular live gameplay videos. This has helped him emerge as one of the most prominent contemporary gamers. He is best known for playing ‘Counter-Strike: Global Offensive’ for the American e-sports organization ‘Cloud9.’ He is equally popular for playing ‘Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds.’ He is highly popular as a ‘Twitch’ streamer and has over three million followers on the platform. His ‘YouTube’ channel has more than two million subscribers. Mike’s incredible gameplay tricks have rightfully earned him the title of the “King of Reddit.” He has now retired from ‘Cloud9’s’ roster but is active on his other social-media platforms.


Mike became active in the gaming scene after the launch of the multiplayer first-person shooter (FPS) video game ‘Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.’ He was initially an independent player. He competed in ‘ESEA-M’ with ‘Slow Motion’ and in ‘ESEA-I’ with ‘Exertus’ and ‘Manajuma.’ Following this, Mike was picked up by one of the most long-running and respected e-sports teams in North America, ‘compLexity Gaming.’ He was initially hired as a stand-by player in place of Todd “anger” Williams. On August 1, 2014, ‘compLexity Gaming’ was acquired by ‘Cloud9.’ After the acquisition, Mike was made a permanent player in the ‘Cloud9’ roster. In his entire gaming career under ‘Cloud9,’ Mike has been part of numerous ‘North American (NA) League’ gamers, such as Jordan “n0thing” Gilbert, Sean “Sgares” Gares, Ryan “FREAKAZOiD” Abadir, Jake “Stewie2k” Yip, Timothy “autimatic” Ta, and Tyler “Skadoodle” Latham. From 2015 to 2017, Mike gave ‘Cloud9’s’ ‘NA’ team several victorious moments, which eventually brought the organization global fame. He held the record of being the second-longest standing ‘Cloud9’ player, until he was replaced by William “RUSH” Wierzba and Tarik “tarik” Celik in August 2017. With this, an era of ‘NA Counter-Strike’ came to an end.

His fame peaked after he started live-streaming gameplay videos on Twitch. His incredible gaming abilities such as prowling, clutching, and weapon accuracy, soon grabbed the attention of video-game lovers. He also adds entertaining clips to his live-streams, to enhance their entertainment quotient.

Mike currently boasts almost 6 million followers on Twitch.

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