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Shroud shows off his acting skills in hilarious Xbox ad

by Daniel Cleary
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Popular Mixer streamer Michael ‘Shroud’ Grzesiek has starred in a hilarious advertisement for Xbox’s PC Game pass.

Shroud announced that he would be leaving Twitch to sign with Microsoft’s broadcasting platform, Mixer, back on October 24, joining fellow superstar Ninja who had also made the transition.

Despite some concerns from fans, Shroud has already amassed a following of over 1.1 million on the livestreaming site and has continued to entertain fans with his mastery across multiple titles.

Shroud, Mixer
Shroud announced that he would be leaving Twitch for Mixer on October 24.

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As Shroud has proven time and time again, he is among the best when it comes to adapting to new releases, so when it was revealed that he would be starring in an advertisement for Xbox’s Game Pass on PC, it was the perfect fit for the former CS:GO pro.

Shroud shared a full look at the subscription service’s advertisement on April 24, however, it was quite bizarre for fans who were used to seeing the streamer in a more relaxed setting.

The 45-second clip featured Shroud hilariously multitasking "mid-air," playing Halo on PC while also para-gliding and feeding a pet beaver that was strapped to his chest, for no apparent reason.

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Of course, the clip later reveals that shroud's impressive feat was simply performed by the use of a green screen, parodying what goes into making such advertisements.

Fellow streamers such as TimTheTatman praised the Mixer star's acting abilities.

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The ad promoted the streamer's Mixer channel as well as the Xbox's Game Pass, though it is likely that any new viewers will be greeted by a much more relaxed shroud compared to the one in the ad.

This is not the first time that a Mixer streamer has promoted another one of Microsoft's products, as Ninja was also featured in an promotion alongside Mark Hamill for an Xbox and Fortnite event.