Twitch streamers regularly do battle in-game, on-stream and in-person, but when it comes to pitting two against each other there’s no better rivalry than shroud and Dr Disrespect. With that being said, here's five reasons why shroud is the superior of the two.
Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek has risen to the top of Twitch through hard work, dedication and by wowing his fans with ridiculous plays in shooter game after shooter game.
While some observers would call him the current face of the streaming platform, others, including Dr Disrespect himself, would disagree and point elsewhere. The Doc has an incredibly loyal cult following after dedicating a huge part of his life to building a strong internet personality and pulling off some high-level plays in games, but he still lags behind shroud in other areas.
Let’s look at the five reasons why shroud is better than Dr Disrespect...
The pair do play a number of titles that may overlap in the battle royale arena, but the Canadian’s variety is better. Yes, he may stick to a title that he enjoys - with the current example being Apex Legends, but he isn’t afraid to dip his toes elsewhere and has shown off his range with games like The Sims and Jurassic World: Evolution in the past.
The Doc may chime in with other games every so often, but he regularly sticks to the battle royale and shooter categories. He’s such a big basketball fan, but doesn’t showcase his skills in NBA 2K? Come on.
Shroud’s career as an esports athlete helped him elevate his standing on the streaming platform. The Doc may be the two-time, back-to-back, Blockbuster video gaming champion, but shroud lasted longer as a competitive athlete. He also racked up more prize money and has his own in-game spot named after him in CS:GO.
The Canadian was also able to balance his relative success in competition with his growing success on Twitch. Can the Doc claim that one? Absolutely not. Twitch was a far-out, alien concept when he was claiming his trophies.
Shroud has dominated Twitch in 2019, thanks in large part to streamers like Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins stepping aside and doing other things - but the former CS:GO pro has worked hard for it.
He hit 100,000 subscribers back in early March and has blown away the competition ever since - despite suffering a horrific arm injury in a scooter accident. The Doc lags severely behind in the sub count and it's not even an argument. An easy point for shroud.
Whenever shroud and The Doc have clashed, it’s the former CS:GO pro who usually comes out on top. Be it in PUBG, Fortnite, Blackout, or Apex Legends, you can almost count on shroud picking off the Doc at some point on his way to the top prize.
The Doc may have gotten one or two over shroud during Code Red and Twitch Rivals tournaments, but more often than not, he’s the one left with embarrassed when Shroud and his teammates pick him off with yet another headshot.
While it may not be a wholly serious reason, it’s a good point to make. Shroud’s comedic ability, when he’s being sarcastic or deadpan is pretty incredible - and can come off better than the Doc’s rage or planned segments.
Shroud may not sing or dance on stream like the Doc does, but when he takes verbal aim at someone, they know about it. Even the Doc himself has recently been on the receiving end of one of shroud's burns and left him speechless.
If you want to find out more about the Doc, take a look at the five reasons he's better than shroud.
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