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Entertainment • Apr 19, 2019

Shroud slams PUBG as 'waste of time' after lag-induced rage quit

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Shroud slams PUBG as 'waste of time' after lag-induced rage quit

Popular Twitch streamer Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek made a short-lived return to PUBG on Thursday, April 18, playing just two games before shutting it down for being “a waste of my time.”

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Shroud is a former Counter-Strike: Global Offensive pro player who has transitioned into Twitch streaming, becoming one of the largest broadcasters on the platform thanks to his incredible skills on first-person-shooters like PUBG and Apex Legends.

While PUBG may have been one of the games through which shroud made a name for himself, it didn’t stop him from quitting the game almost immediately after booting up on April 18.

Shroud has seen huge success on Twitch playing battle royale games like PUBG.

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What happened to shroud on PUBG?

Shroud kicked off his stream hoping to play PUBG, a game which he had enjoyed in the past. Unfortunately for fans of the game, he didn't last long on the battle royale title, as constant problems with lagging caused him to quit the game after less than an hour, moving on to play Apex Legends.

The first games the former CS:GO pro played were affected by the lag, and while preparing to load into his third game, shroud found himself once again suffering with lag, as he struggled to run around the PUBG’s pre-match lobby due to the issues.

“I’m not playing this,” a frustrated shroud told his chat as he closed down the game. “This is fucking stupid. I don’t even care. I’m not dealing with this shit, it’s a waste of my time.”

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For shroud, a return to PUBG seemed like it would be a welcome distraction from the issues that have been plaguing Apex Legends, with lobbies often having issues with the notorious ‘slow-mo’ bug that causes the match to run at less than 100% speed.

On April 16, shroud said he was ready to quit Apex Legends for good and move back to PUBG, but after the horrible experience he found back on the game, it seems unlikely that this will be the case.

What game shroud settles on as his next focus seems uncertain, with the streamer switching back-and-forth between a number of titles as his frustrations appear to grow with the current battle royale market.

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