Canadian streamer, YouTuber and former professional
|Age||26 (June 2, 1994)|
|Profession||Canadian streamer, YouTuber and former professional player|
|Current Favourite Game||Escape from Tarkov, Valorant|
|Last Updated||August 2020|
Shroud established himself as one of the most dominant forces on Twitch. Beyond his roughly seven million followers and 54,000 subscribers on the platform, shroud boasts almost 1.4 million followers on both Twitter and Instagram and a staggering 5.6 million YouTube subscribers.
Shroud is sponsored by popular endemic sponsors (brands based in the gaming industry) like HyperX and J!nx, but his massive fan base has helped him close deals with non-endemics like Postmates, Madrinas Coffee, and OnePlus.
Game developers like Ubisoft, Treyarch, and PUBG Corporation have also sponsored past streams in exchange for shroud playing their games
Out of the 77 tournaments awarding cash prizes that shroud had competed in, the largest amount was $40,000.00 from ESL Pro League Season 4: Finals on October 30, 2016. His 1st place finish makes up 14.64% of his total prize money won.
Shroud Most Popular Video on YouTube
Shroud’s most popular video on YouTube is titled PUBG IN VR!!!. This video was uploaded in April 2018. This video got over 15m views so far and 260k likes.
Shroud First Video on YouTube
Shroud’s most popular video on YouTube is titled SCS:GO – SHROUD CRACK PEEK CLUTCH! (INSANE REFLEXES). Shroud got 175k views and 3.6k likes on this video.
Michael Grzesiek better known by his online alias shroud (formerly mEclipse), is a Canadian streamer, YouTuber and former professional Counter-Strike: Global Offensive player.
He is known for playing first-person shooter and battle royale games such as Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, Apex Legends, Escape from Tarkov, Valorant, and more. Grzesiek is often recognized as one of the best “aimers”.
As of August 2020, his Twitch channel has reached over 7.8 million followers, ranking as the third most-followed channel on the platform, and his YouTube channel has over 6.4 million subscribers.
Shroud Awards and Achievements
|2017||The Game Awards||Trending||Nominated|
|2019||Esports Awards||Streamer of the year||Nominated|
|2019||The Game Awards||Content Creator of the year||Won|
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive: Grzesiek started his Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) career with several ESEA teams, particularly Exertus eSports and Manajuma. He was soon signed by compLexity Gaming as a stand-in, and later by Cloud9 in August 2014 when they acquired the roster of compLexity.
He helped lead Cloud9 to a first place finish at ESL Pro League Season 4 in 2016 and a second place in ESL One Cologne 2017. On August 16, 2017, it was announced that he and long-time teammate Jordan “n0thing” Gilbert would be stepping down from Cloud9’s active roster.On April 18, 2018, Grzesiek left Cloud9 and retired from professional CS:GO.
Streaming and content creation: Since transitioning from a professional CS:GO player to a full-time streamer on the streaming platform Twitch, Grzesiek has maintained a diverse set of games. As of May 2020, he has streamed for over 7,500 hours on the platform, and has acquired over 376 million total views.
On March 10, 2019, he reached 100,000 Twitch subscribers—and gained another 14,000 the next day—making his subscriber count more than double the runner up streamer at the time: Timothy “TimTheTatman” Betar.
He continued to stream full-time on Twitch until October 2019. On October 24, 2019, Grzesiek officially announced his move from Twitch to Mixer and would be broadcasting exclusively on Microsoft’s streaming platform, following the steps of fellow streamer Tyler “Ninja” Blevins, who announced a similar deal earlier that year. This decision surprised his fans, as he previously stated, “Hey man, Ninja’s gone… It’s all me, baby. Gotta take advantage.”He claimed, “I just thought it was the best move for my career.
On June 22, 2020, Microsoft announced that it would be shutting down Mixer and instead partner with Facebook Gaming. It was alleged that Grzesiek received an offer from Facebook that would have financially exceeded that of Mixer. Grzesiek has since declined the offer, and received the remainder of the current contract payout. Grzesiek released a statement via his Twitter account saying, “[…] I love you guys and am figuring out my next steps.”
On August 11, 2020, Grzesiek announced that he would return to stream exclusively on Twitch. His first stream back the following day peaked at over 516,000 concurrent viewers.