Shroud Proves He's Still Got it With Insane Flick Shot on CS:GO - Dexerto
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Shroud Proves He’s Still Got it With Insane Flick Shot on CS:GO

Published: 30/May/2018 11:35 Updated: 11/Mar/2019 13:01

by Calum Patterson

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Former professional CS:GO player Michael “shroud” Grezesiek stepped away from playing at the top level well over a year ago now to focus on his live stream, but this insane clip proves he’s still got the skills in him.

After a decorated career, the majority of which was spent with North American organization Cloud9, shroud chose to focus on his very popular live stream on Twitch – and it was a good decision by all accounts.

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He regularly attracts concurrent viewers in the tens of thousands, playing a variety of games but most often battle royale game PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds.

But as any avid CS:GO player will know, when the itch to play comes over you it is hard to resist, and shroud still gets this itch from time to time – treating his loyal viewers to some impressive ex-Pro gameplay.

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Recently, shroud made a quasi-return to competing, putting together a squad of similarly ‘retired’ players including Jordan “n0thing” Gilbert and Sean “[email protected]” Gares and the team got off to a very hot start in the ESEA Open.

Playing with the new team, shroud has been pulling in some very impressive viewing figures, as some of his fans from his professional playing days are happy to see him back playing competitive matches.

And he certainly still has the muscle memory and precision needed, as this ridiculous reaction flick one tap kill with the Galil proves.

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With the opponent barely visible on screen, shroud must catch a glimpse in his peripheral and with lightning speed reaction and impeccable accuracy hits the perfect angle for the headshot.

There is a helping of luck involved with this of course, but it is undeniably a sweet shot and not the type of thing shroud is particularly known for – but playing just for fun with this squad he has been let loose to show off a bit.

Although shroud is not likely thinking of a full return to professional Counter-Strike given the success of his solo efforts with his stream, he could likely still do a job on many rosters.

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HenryG explains Cloud9’s CSGO player salaries after $400k floppy deal

Published: 7/Oct/2020 19:11

by Calum Patterson

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Cloud9 have now confirmed that Ricky ‘floppy’ Kemery is the fourth player of their self-proclaimed CS:GO “colossus” roster, in a deal worth over $400,000, bringing their total to around $4 million in player contracts, with another two players still to go.

Floppy joined Cloud9 from ATK in January, and is now transitioning to the new ‘colossus’ roster alongside ALEX, mezii, and woxic.

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The colossus began with the signing of ALEX from Vitality, whose deal is worth $1.65 million. He was joined by fellow brit Mezii on a $426,000 deal. Then, woxic was added from mousesports, in another deal surpassing the $1m mark, at $1,365,000.

This latest deal for floppy takes the total value of this 4-man squad to $3.87 million, and with two players to go (GM Henry  ‘HenryG’ Greer has plans for a six-player roster), is set to surpass the $4 million mark.

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Since HenryG’s move from casting into a management role at C9, he has aimed to shake-up the traditionally opaque nature of esports transfer dealings.

In each of the four signings, Greer has confirmed the length of the player’s contract, and it’s total value over that period. All four players announced so far have been signed to three-year deals.

After the floppy announcement, Greer clarified on Twitter that despite the lower total value of deals for floppy and Mezii (compared to ALEX and woxic), each player’s deal is negotiated on an individual basis.

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“Ricky has received a pay increase from his previous contract and that will be reviewed each year of his stay,” he concludes.

Presumably, salaries could increase based on performance metrics or other value added to the brand by the player, or as thanks for loyalty to the team.

After he was confirmed as the GM of Cloud9, Greer told Dexerto: “My plans for this team are certainly ambitious. I wouldn’t be involved in any sort of General Manager role unless I had absolute full control of the roster and direction we plan to head.

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HenryG is now at the helm of Cloud9’s CS:GO venture.

“C9 have entrusted me with their entire CS:GO dynasty and, honestly, I think that’s one of the boldest moves any org has made in a long time.”

HenryG and Cloud9’s new approach to player deals could very well set off a new trend in CS:GO and esports generally, though for now, they remain on solitary ground.

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