Two former professional CS:GO players and Cloud9 teammates Michael "shroud" Grzesiek and Jordan "n0thing" Gilbert were playing in their ESEA Open division match when shroud made a wager he instantly regretted.
The pair have been teaming up with other former players including Sean "[email protected]" Gares, Tomi "Lurppis" Kovanen and Robin "Fifflaren" Johansson in a throwback roster to compete in the ESEA Open Division, purely for entertainment purposes.
Shroud has grown his stream following considerably since his retirement from full-time professional competition and is perhaps best known now as primarily a PUBG player.
But he still has his touch for CS:GO and has shown that on a number of occasions while playing with the "Old Man Club" squad, such as this insane reaction time kill.
When playing on June 26th, shroud foolishly doubted his teammate n0thing's ability to clutch a round using only his Glock pistol.
n0thing himself may have retired from professional competition formally, but has been playing at the top level recently, filling in for mousesports recently at ESL One Belo Horizonte, helping guide the team to a grand final.
So, when shroud put the challenge to him, saying "I'll give you a thousand dollars if you win with your Glock", n0thing nonchalantly accepted.
Although n0thing didn't manage to take out the last two enemies, he wasted enough time to prevent the defuse and winning the round, much to shroud's disappointment.
There's no telling if n0thing will actually demand the $1000, but we're sure shroud can manage to afford it thanks to his impressive estimated streaming income.
The team continues to perform well in the ESEA Open Division too, currently sitting with a 10-1 record in 6th place overall.