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Shroud picks up insane ATV kill during Doritos Bowl Blackout tournament

Published: 29/Oct/2018 10:55 Updated: 29/Oct/2018 12:08

by Ross Deason

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It’s not exactly a secret that Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek has more video gaming talent in his baby finger than most of us have in our entire body, but that doesn’t stop some of the things he does from surprising us just as much as they did on day one.

The Canadian Twitch sensation’s current game of choice is Call of Duty: Blackout and he recently won the $250,000 Doritos Bowl TwitchCon tournament alongside his teammates, just9n, Chocotaco and Chad.

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Naturally, shroud produced a number of brilliant plays throughout the competition, but one in particular stood out, not because of incredible aim but because of the sheer intelligence and quick-thinking that it required.

The 24-year-old was making his way towards the next circle on a quad bike (ATV) when he encountered another player doing the same. Without a moment of hesitation, shroud switched to the passenger seat of the vehicle, eliminated the opposing player while free-wheeling, and then transitioned back to riding it with total fluidity:

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In typical shroud fashion, everyone that was watching thought the play was incredible but the man himself barely bat and eye as he focused in on his next goal.

The former Counter-Strike: Global Offensive pro became a Reddit sensation thanks to his flashy plays that often defied logic invariably made their way to the front page.

That trend continued when he retired from competitive play and started to focus on streaming full time, playing games like PUBG, Rainbow Six Siege and Fortnite Battle Royale.

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We caught up with shroud after the conclusion of the Doritos Bowl event to discuss his team’s preparation, tactics and more:

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Why Warzone streamers want NICKMERCS to delete his OP CR-56 AMAX video

Published: 11/Oct/2020 1:18

by Theo Salaun

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Call of Duty: Warzone Season 6 doesn’t have a definitive meta and streamers apparently want to keep it that way, as they’ve asked NICKMERCS to hide his overpowered CR-56 AMAX loadout video.

NICKMERCS tries a lot of different guns and shares the best ones with his massive community. That’s especially useful now, following nerfs to the SP-R, because everyone is looking for a new medium-to-long-range weapon and streamers seem to want their preferred AR to remain a secret.

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As the Kilo 141 and, to a lesser extent, even the classic M4-A1 have returned to prominence across Verdansk, the high-damage CR-56 AMAX is making the rounds among the game’s best. Unfortunately for those players, the secret might be out, as NICKMERCS made a video describing the gun as a Kilo replacement and shared the optimal class for the heavy-recoil weapon with his 3.05 million YouTube followers. 

Although the streamers likely don’t care and are just joking, it’s a funny testament to what a deadly dynamo the AMAX can be in Season 6 when wielded by the right hands. 

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NICKMERC’s CR-56 AMAX loadout for Warzone

It’s not exactly clear why this class is getting so much more attention than his original Season 5 setup, but it’s possible that swapping out a Merc Foregrip for the Ranger gives the gun enough recoil stability to make it a force on Verdansk.

  • Muzzle: Monolithic Suppressor.
  • Barrel: XRK Zodiac S440.
  • Optic: VLK 3.0x Optic.
  • Underbarrel: Ranger Foregrip.
  • Ammunition: 45 Round Mags.

In response to the MFAM’s leader popularizing the niche AR, popular professional Warzone player, JoeWo, lovingly asked NICKMERCS to delete his video.

In replies, NICKMERCS and Swagg’s teammate during their championship run at the $100,000 Toronto Ultra Warzone tournament, DiazBiffle, seconded the motion. 

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As of yet, there has been no response to JoeWo’s promise that he “will do anything, literally anything” for NICKMERCS to delete the video. But the Warzone star hasn’t posted the video on Twitter, so maybe he did take JoeWo up on the offer.

Still, for those thinking they discovered a cheat code with this loadout, a word of caution: while the CR-56 AMAX does deal a tremendous amount of damage, its recoil is very difficult to control.

That gives the AR a steep learning curve, but one that, when mastered, could provide massive dividends.

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