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Shroud opens ‘lucky’ CS:GO cases mid-round, pulls off insane clutch

Published: 9/Aug/2019 10:21 Updated: 9/Aug/2019 10:30

by Joe Craven


While streaming on Twitch on August 8, Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek proved he hasn’t lost his Counter Strike skills with an insane clutch, moments after jokingly opening a crate for “luck”. 

Shroud’s career in gaming originally launched as a result of his spell as a professional CS:GO player. He is arguably best known for his time on Cloud9 during which he won a number of tournaments, including ESL Pro League Season 4 in 2016. 

Since turning to Twitch full time he has frequented a number of other games, such as Apex Legends and Battlefield V, but often returns to CS:GO. On August 8, he proved yet again that his inherent talents for Valve’s FPS have gone nowhere.

ECSShroud was a key part of Cloud9’s CS:GO roster for 3 years.

Shroud was mid-game on Cache when he stopped behind some crates, explaining that he was doing a “good luck open”. He then pulled up the game’s inventory and opened a container during the round, before returning to play. 

The “good luck open” certainly seemed to work, as Shroud went on to rack up 3 kills in quick succession, before successfully defusing the bomb to win his team the round. 

Shroud’s team, which included Jaryd ‘summit1g’ Lazar, didn’t seem particularly shocked – instead just chuckling as Grzesiek proved why he was once one CS:GO’s elite players.

“Wait, you’re actually defusing instead of opening?” joked Summit. 

“You’re right,” shroud said. He then halted the defuse to open another container, emphasizing just how quickly he pulled off his impressive clutch. “We’re fine, I just had to open one real quick.”

The casual nature with which shroud clutched will be a nostalgia trip for his long-term viewers, known for his aplomb in even the most tense situations, something which helped him become beloved by fans of CS:GO.

His nonchalance is something he has carried into every game he plays, regularly shocking viewers with insane plays that he quickly shrugs off. 


Valve lifts Fnatic star KRIMZ’s mysterious CSGO VAC ban

Published: 1/Dec/2020 3:21 Updated: 1/Dec/2020 6:46

by Alex Tsiaoussidis


Valve has lifted the VAC ban on CSGO legend KRIMZ, and although fans think it was probably due to a matchmaking tool, the reasons are still unknown.

The CSGO community stood still on November 28 after Freddy ‘KRIMZ’ Johansson announced he had been VAC banned. Valve never specified why, which made the situation a bit of a mystery.

“It seems that my account got vac banned,” he said. “CSGO can you fix this asap pls.” It sounded like he was probably more confused than anyone else and was adamant he’d done nothing wrong.

CSGO fans think he might have been banned for using a third-party tool named esportal to find matches. However, there has been no official word to support it.

FNATIC coach Andreas “Samuelsson” Samuelsson issued a statement not long after. “We have reached out to Valve, TOs, and third-party community websites… to understand the nature of this unexpected shutdown,” he said. “We have no reason to believe this is the consequence of any intentional use of any illegal program.”

Either way, it didn’t take Valve long to rectify the issue. They’ve already lifted the ban, and it’s been a huge relief to CSGO players and FNATIC fans around the world.

The first one to spill the beans was ‘DonHaci.’ “Krimz has been unbanned,” he said. “His VAC ban has been removed from his Steam page.

KRIMZ’s Steam profile isn’t private, which means anyone can take a look and see for themselves. His fans have been pouring in and leaving comments to celebrate and share their relief.

Still, nobody is more excited than the man himself. KRIMZ made a brief statement on Twitter and expressed his gratitude for having it fixed. “I’m free [motherf**ers], he said. “Thank you CSGO for sorting it out quickly.”

Interestingly, Valve still hasn’t explained why they banned KRIMMZ in the first place. KRIMMZ hasn’t elaborated on it either.

In the end, though, the key takeaway is that it appears to have been a mistake. The CSGO community is thrilled to have its favorite son back.