Australian PUBG pro dubbed Twitch's "next shroud" after epic play - Dexerto

Australian PUBG pro dubbed Twitch’s “next shroud” after epic play

Published: 30/Oct/2019 5:16 Updated: 30/Oct/2019 5:44

by Andrew Amos


Australian PUBG pro and full time Twitch streamer James ‘TGLTN’ Giezen has landed an insane 1v3 while driving, with many people now dubbing him the next Michael ‘shroud’ Grzemiek.

TGLTN is no stranger to the spotlight. As a pro player for the Susquehanna Soniqs in the National PUBG League (NPL) in North America, he has gotten a fair amount of stage experience alongside the best in the world.

However, he’s now being thrust into the streaming world after a number of clips have lead to many people in the PUBG community labelling the Australian prodigy the “next shroud.”

Twitter: SoniqsEsportsTGLTN is one of the best PUBG players in the NPL, and he’s been showing off his skills on Twitch recently.

TGLTN first burst onto the scene after hitting an insane 1v3 while driving. Rushing to get through the blue zone to safety, the PUBG pro encountered three gatekeepers just outside of Podvosto. 

Instead of letting them be, TGLTN decided to take his hands of the wheel to turn and fight. He nailed the the first player with a quick M416 spraydown, before finding a peeping head over a barricade to grab the second.

Then, for extra style points, he turned around and nabbed the third guy in the head with a 180 with his M24 bolt action to secure the 1v3 and get safely into the circle.

The insane play, coupled with the streamer’s laughing reaction, has led to many people dubbing him as the “next shroud” on Twitch. The popular FPS streamer recently left the platform to join Tyler ‘Ninja‘ Blevins at Mixer on what is suspected to be a multi-million dollar deal.

Reddit user ‘Alejhandros’ said that if he “looks like shroud, sounds like shroud, plays like shroud, (he) must be shroud.” 

Since the play went viral on /r/livestreamfail, TGLTN has seen a spike in viewership on Twitch. He previously lingered around the 100 viewer mark, but is now peaking at over 200 viewers consistently on his stream the day after.

Not only that, he’s still pulling off the same incredulous antics that have got the PUBG community enthralled. On an October 29 stream, TGLTN was taking down people left right and center when he saw a car bee-lining straight for him.

Instead of stepping out of the way, he jumped and launched himself over the top of the car, trading back a couple of pot shots and eventually cleaning up the kill a couple of seconds later.

His nonchalant nature to all of the action is also straight out of the notebook of shroud. TGLTN knows how to aim headhigh, shoot straight, and nail all of his foes. He’s shroud with an Aussie twang, and he looks set to take over the Twitch universe in the streamer’s absence.

While the NPL pro won’t be taking part in the PUBG Global Championship next month, all eyes will be on his stream to see what other miraculous plays he can pull off during the off-season.


Noah Beck & Griffin Johnson under fire for “cancel culture” comments

Published: 28/Oct/2020 19:03

by Dexerto


TikTok stars Noah Beck and Griffin Johnson are taking heat from critics due to their divisive comments on “cancel culture,” as told during an episode of Johnson’s “Sway Way” podcast.

Also known as “call-out culture,” the term “cancel culture” has become a popular phrase in the past few years as social media has flourished, allowing users to highlight abuse, bad behavior, or other negative actions from people online.

When these bad behaviors are brought to light, the person responsible is usually called out, boycotted and ostracized, causing them to be publicly shamed and often ousted from their professional and social circles due to the resulting backlash.

“Cancel culture” itself is a divisive term, with many believing that it outright doesn’t exist, as those being “canceled” deserve to be called out for their actions and that those who are “canceled” are never truly brought to justice from the outrage.


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Still, others feel that “cancel culture” is going too far and is resulting in a toxic online environment — but either way, people are no longer willing to abide bad behavior from anyone, and social media has given users a platform to speak up against things they consider to be unjust.

TikTokers and Sway House members Griffin Johnson and Noah Beck recently spoke out on the social phenomenon during an episode of the Sway Way podcast — and their thoughts on the subject have sparked quite a bit of backlash against them.

“People are getting canceled for things that were totally acceptable,” Beck said. “I don’t want to say that people have gotten really sensitive, but at the same time, they have, and it’s like… there were some things that were acceptable back then that people could say, now it comes back on them five, 10 years later.”


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“I mean, I’ve done some things in my past where they come off as controversial today, but they weren’t that deep,” Beck continued, referencing his own controversial history on social media. “I can see why people think it’s a big deal now, but it’s like… I never thought I would have this platform. I never thought I would have this stage. I was growing up just playing soccer. I liked a few tweets, but I didn’t think anything of it at the time.”


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Needless to say, both Beck and Johnson have received a substantial amount of criticism from listeners, with one user writing: “He really said that he never thought he would have gotten famous… so if you’re not famous, you can be homophobic and it’s not a big deal?”

Both boys have yet to speak out on the outrage, which only continues to grow in wake of their already storied history of sparking division among TikTok viewers.