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.
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:
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.
We caught up with shroud after the conclusion of the Doritos Bowl event to discuss his team’s preparation, tactics and more:
We also spoke to the winning captain, @shroud. Hear how he masterminded his team's victory.
— DEXERTO CoD @ Twitchcon #Blackout (@DexertoIntel) October 28, 2018