One of the most popular streamers on Twitch, Saqib “Lirik” Zahid, explained that he thinks fellow streamer Michael “Shroud” Grzesiek is “the best that Twitch has to offer”.
Lirik was discussing with his viewers his opinions on the platform currently and other popular names, when he revealed his admiration for Shroud, which stems from his professional esports background.
Shroud was previously best known as a professional Counter-Strike: Global Offensive player, spending the majority of his career with Cloud9.
However, as his personal stream on Twitch began to grow and his competitive edge somewhat wore off, Shroud retired from competing and focused purely on Twitch, becoming on of the most popular channels quickly.
Lirik explains that due to his background in competitive gaming, Shroud is a skillful FPS player and gamer generally, while also being entertaining and hard-working to promote and grow his channel.
“Shroud is the embodiment of what Twitch should be.
I respect shroud, because he grew up playing Counter-Strike […] I feel like all the best FPS’rs come from Counter-Strike, and shroud is like, the embodiment of FPS and he’s very, very good.
I’m kind of biased too because I know his background, and what I like too, but I feel like he’s kind of the embodiment of what the best of Twitch has to offer.”
Lirik himself has been a long time streamer on Twitch, and is known for playing all variety of games to a community happy to watch for him and not necessarily the game itself.
Shroud, although previously limited to Counter-Strike or battle royale games like PUBG and Fortnite, has been branching out playing RPG and MMO type games recently.
It is high praise from Lirik to give to Shroud, as both streamers cemented themselves as two of the best on the Amazon owned platform.