While his viewers may, sometimes, believe that he is cheating in a game because he is just so good at them - shroud is just talented. Like every player, though, he does run into actual cheaters who use their exploits to make him look like a complete mortal instead of a video gaming god.
That seemed to be the case during one of his recent streams as the former Counter-Strike: Global Offensive pro got completely wrecked by an opposing squad - in, as his viewers believed, a rather suspicious manner.
Playing alongside pals Tyler ‘Skadoodle’ Latham and Justin ‘just9n’ Ortiz, the trio dominated games of Apex Legends until they ran into a team who were able to see them off - with relative ease.
Shroud and his teammates were completely destroyed by the opposing squad. “That guy is insane, what the fuck” he said, after being knocked down. After being eliminated, he added: “Dude, that guy is insane!”
Before the trio left the game, J9 called out: “That was weird, I’m not going to lie,” with shroud’s chat adding to the drama by suggesting that the enemies were cheaters.
However, none of the streamers made any accusations about their enemies outside of crediting them for the insane kills.
While the game continues to soar in popularity, recently hitting the 50 million players mark in quicker time than rival battle royale title Fortnite, there is still no in-game system to report any potential cheaters.
The developer has stated that they are working on resolving that issue, but until then, players will just have to deal with potential hackers and report them via the Apex Legends website.