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Michael ‘Shroud’ Grzesiek

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Mar 13, 2017

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Michael ‘Shroud’ Grzesiek

Michael Grzesiek whose nickname is ‘shroud’ is a Canadian competent gamer, taking on the role of a rifler. He became famous through his twitch stream and his talent in Counter-Strike shone through.

His original alias was ‘Eclipse’ but since someone else had taken that name, he opted for the first synonym he found which was ‘Shroud’. Practicing a maximum of ten hours a day, Grzesiek is known for his accurate aims, lurking and clutching capabilities. He has the best mechanic playstyles, making him deadly in his performances as a rifler.

Where it all began:

War Video Game

When Michael was about seven, his father introduced him to video games like Battlefield and Counter-Strike 1.6 and Source. As experienced as he is in the game having competed for over ten years, he became a popular player through his Twitch stream gathering over 8000 viewers.

The Team:

Cloud 9 is an American gaming company that hosts different teams that specialise in games like League of Legends, Call of Duty, CS: GO, Dota 2, Overwatch, Hearthstone and many more.

Cloud 9 CSGO team2

C9 CS:GO was originally formed in August 2014 by Jack Etienne, who signed on the former coL players after their performance at the EMS One Katowice 2014 competition. With a few roster changes along the years, their present lineup consists of nothing, shroud, Skadoodle, Stewie2k and autimatic.

Competition Participation:

Intel Extreme Masters katowice

Shroud and his team have most recently competed at the premier matches, IEM Masters XI – World Championship, Dreamhack – Las Vegas 2017 as well as the qualifier tournament, StarLadder i-League Season 3.


Out of 55 tournaments played since 2014, Shroud has earned a total prize winning of around $172, 980. Shroud’s biggest win so far has been the ESL Pro League Season 4, where they reached the finals. They took the title from SK Gaming to win a reward of a surprising $200K.