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Shroud explains why only one game still gives him an “adrenaline rush”

Published: 26/Nov/2019 0:21

by Albert Petrosyan


For star streamer Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek, there is only one game that still induces a rush of excitement, and it’s one that he’s been playing quite a bit on stream recently.

Being a gaming legend has been a double-edged sword for shroud, who is considered to be among the greatest players in the history of first-person-shooters.

While it’s set up the foundation for him to become what he is today, being good at almost every FPS game he’s touched has led to many of them growing stale.

In fact, he recently revealed while streaming that there is currently only one game that gives him a real rush when he’s playing – Escape from Tarkov.

The former CS:GO pro has been a big fan of the tactical FPS game; in fact, it’s pretty much all he’s been playing on stream in recent weeks.

Battlestate GamesShroud revealed that Escape from Tarkov was the only game that still gives him an adrenaline rush.

Why does shroud love Escape from Tarkov so much?

The reason why shroud loves playing Escape from Tarkov so much is that it offers a combination of things that no other game can currently match, at least in his eyes.

“Tarkov is so much fun, it’s so easy to play, it’s so relaxing, at the same time it’s so intense,” he explained. “I don’t really get an adrenaline rush playing games anymore, unless it’s Tarkov. Tarkov is the only where I get into a tense situation and I actually feel it. I miss that feeling, and that’s why I love Tarkov so much.

“When you bring a really-kitted loadout and you’re in a firefight and you don’t want to die, it’s really fun and intense,” he went on. “Not knowing where people are. That’s why I love EFT.

Battlestate GamesThe unpredictability of Escape from Tarkov is what shroud loves about the game.

For shroud, the unpredictability of Escape from Tarkov is something that he values, and the reward of coming out on top is much more than just some in-game currency and items.

“You’re in a ‘scav raid,’ and all of a sudden there’s three geared players in front of you and you maybe almost win or you do win. No better feeling than winning a fight where you’re not supposed to.”

“But then again, there’s also a sh*tty feeling of when you lose a fight where you’re not supposed to, but that’ll happen,” he said. “There are so many emotions, this is why I love Tarkov so much. There are so many emotions for me playing.”

Following that segment, shroud gave his verdict on whether or not the game will be available on console anytime soon. While he doesn’t think that it will be on the current lineup of consoles, the Mixer star did predict that Escape from Tarkov would “probably” be compatible with the next generation of gaming systems.


JoJo Siwa asks fans to stop sending hate to ex-boyfriend Mark Bontempo

Published: 18/Nov/2020 0:43

by Virginia Glaze


YouTube star and former Dance Moms contestant JoJo Siwa has finally broken the news of her breakup with ex-boyfriend Mark Bontempo — but it seems like some fans aren’t taking their split very well.

JoJo Siwa’s love life is often quite a mystery; after sort-of confirming rumors surrounding herself and longtime friend Elliot Brown in March, the YouTuber seemed to break off their relationship and moved on to fellow influencer Mark Bontempo in August, introducing their romance with a humorous TikTok.

Siwa appeared to be stoked about dating Mark, gushing to ET that “He’s amazing and I couldn’t have imagined anyone better.”

“Honestly he’s a dream,” she said of their relationship. “Really, truly unreal and I’m so happy.”

@itsjojosiwaMeet Mark:) @mark.bontempo♬ Famous (I’m the One) – Mozzy & IAMSU!

However, it seems that those happy days have come and gone, according to JoJo’s comment on an Instagram page on November 17.

As told by the star herself, she and Bontempo have decided to part ways. Luckily, there doesn’t seem to be any drama behind their split, with Siwa confirming that they simply weren’t right for each other at this moment.

That’s not the most intriguing thing about the situation, though; the YouTuber also begged her fans to stop sending hate to her ex on social media, asking them to merely unfollow him if they aren’t too keen on him after their breakup.


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“You have NO idea about Mark and I’s relationship,” she replied to a negative Instagram post about their split. “How much fun it was. How happy we both were, how happy we both are. We decided it’s best for us not to be in a relationship… that’s all.”

“If you don’t wanna follow him like the millions of other people on instagram you don’t follow, that’s fine, but this post is immature,” she added. “He is not toxic. We’re teenagers. And our relationship just didn’t work out right now. …we’re better just being friends.”

It seems that Siwa is not having any negativity regarding her relationship status and isn’t happy with the hatred thrown toward her ex-boyfriend. While this is far from the first time she’s had to deal with haters, it’s refreshing to see the ever-cheerful, colorful icon put her foot down in such a pointed way.