Shroud proves he's a literal human aimbot during a Blackout match - Dexerto
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Shroud proves he’s a literal human aimbot during a Blackout match

Published: 12/Oct/2018 19:07 Updated: 12/Oct/2018 19:13

by Albert Petrosyan

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While some players of online games use an aimbot to cheat their way to victory, streamer Michael ‘Shroud’ Grzesiek has proven that his aim is just as good without one. 

The former CS:GO pro put his impressive skill on display during a match in Call of Duty’s new Blackout battle royale mode, which released as part of the Black Ops 4 title on October 12. 

While in the loading area waiting for his match to begin, Shroud picked up an SMG weapon and began shooting it in a manner that would make it look like he was using aim hacks.

He was flicking his weapon left and right, never really aiming at any enemy players, and yet nearly every time he fired a shot, there was a hit-marker indicated that he had his someone.

Anyone watching who understands at least a little about aim-botting would suspect its use immediately, which would explain why some members of his chat were going ballistic at what they were seeing on screen. 

The shots that Shroud was hitting were mesmerizing; it’s hard to imagine someone being so good at first person shooters that they can make it seem as if they’re hacking when they’re not.

Skill like this is what has made Shroud a household name in the online gaming community. After retiring from a successful career in CS:GO, Shroud has found a niche in the battle royale genre, and has become a huge fan of Blackout since getting to try it during its beta testing week in September.

Now that the game is fully out, expect social media and Twitch to be littered with clips of him doing unprecedented things in the newest and hottest battle royale game. 

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Zlaner hilariously mocks Warzone fan after he & Dr Disrespect get killed

Published: 29/Nov/2020 23:35

by Theo Salaun

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From tears of joy to tears of pain, a Call of Duty: Warzone player was thrilled to outduel Zlaner and Dr Disrespect until he realized that his Verdansk role model reacted by mocking him live on Twitch.

They say to never meet your heroes, but that can be hard to control when dropping into Verdansk’s randomized lobbies. As a perfect example, TikTok Warzone content creator and streamer, ‘maritimemucker,’ happened to encounter one of his longtime role models, Zlaner, on the roof of Superstore.

Mr. Mucker was running an SKS on the hot drop’s rooftop when a jump-shotting opponent rounded the corner, PP19 Bizon in hand. Mucker was able to turn, hit some jump shots himself, and outduel the foe. Excitedly, he quickly recognized that he had downed an upsurging Warzone star in Zlaner.

Afterward, maritimemucker was eager to check out his role model’s stream. But that ended up in heartbreaking fashion, as it turns out the popular streamer had mocked him right as he and the Doc were mowed down.

@maritimemuckerI don’t mean any disrespect Zlaner but you mocked my voice a lil ya know. Big fan and Kilo main now 💯 ##warzone ##Hotmics ##Zlaner ##drdisrespect ##COD♬ original sound – Maritime Mucker

As mucker shared on TIkTok and Reddit, he was shocked and grinning after killing Zlaner: “I got Zlaner, holy s**t … That is unreal … Huge fan of Z, I’ve been watching his s**t after he finally dropped that stupid Fortnite. Unreal.” 

But when he tuned into Z’s stream, he found out that the Warzone star wasn’t impressed with the 1v1 and had, instead, simply mocked Mucker’s death comms. 

Z’s duo, Dr Disrespect, was able to gun down the low-health maritimemucker, but was also quickly killed by the TikToker’s teammate. That gave Zlaner a chance to hear the death comms (as he dealt enough damage to be rewarded with the kill) and the tilted motivation to go high-pitched in mocking the smaller streamer’s excitement.

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If you’re going to run into streamers in Warzone, it’ll probably be at Superstore.

In response, maritimemucker had to recognize that courtliness had been replaced by classic gamer banter: “Alright, I see how it is, Z.” 

So, of course, he proceeded not to insult Zlaner by words, but instead by alluding that the spectacled streamer looks like Bubbles from Trailer Park Boys. 

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The TikToker roasted Zlaner back by comparing him to Bubbles from Trailer Park Boys.

Ultimately, though, it’s all in good fun and maritimemucker still respects Z tremendously.

When a Reddit commenter suggested that streamers shouldn’t be looked up to, the mocked duelist replied that some Warzone stars deserve the hype: “There are some genuine great streamers out there, Z is one of them.”