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Shroud to Twitch? Tweets fuel Valorant speculation amid streaming break

Published: 9/Aug/2020 11:00 Updated: 9/Aug/2020 11:04

by Joe Craven

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With Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek seemingly no closer to announcing a new streaming home, we take a look at the cryptic tweets that could be hinting at a pro Valorant career.

Shroud is, quite simply, one of the biggest names in the world of gaming. A professional CS:GO career found him moderate success, before a move to full-time Twitch streaming compounded this and found his fan numbers well into the millions.

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However, a move to Mixer ended bizarrely when, after less than a year with the platform, Microsoft announced that Mixer was to shut down and all streamers were offered the chance to move to Facebook Gaming. Shroud turned this down, and it’s been more or less radio silence since.

Shroud spent ten months streaming exclusively on Mixer before the Microsoft broadcast platform was shutdown.
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Shroud spent ten months streaming exclusively on Mixer before the Microsoft broadcast platform was shutdown.

Is Shroud going pro in Valorant?

A move back to Twitch at first seemed likely, but the lack of announcements has left fans scratching their heads.

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What’s more, is that shroud has taken to posting cryptic tweets, often GIFs of some video game weapons. These seem to be hinting towards Valorant, the new FPS released by Riot Games in Summer 2020.

Since July 31, Grzesiek has posted three separate teasers, the first two of which were widely interpreted as hinting towards a move to playing Valorant. We have already seen a host of CS:GO professionals making the leap to Riot Games’ FPS.

The first tweet referenced Omen from Valorant, a game shroud frequented prior to his streaming hiatus.

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The second, posted on August 4, was more explicit in its references to Valorant, with many taking it as confirmation of his future career move.

Will Shroud return to Twitch?

However, no announcement has come from shroud, and his latest tweet has left almost everyone baffled.

Posted on August 8, it shows a gun being constructed in the typical GIF format. However, many fans were left scratching their heads, with no recognizable games being referenced. Though, it does focus on a small symbol at the end.

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We’ll have to wait and see what comes next for shroud, but a professional Valorant pursuit certainly seems the most likely outcome going off his first couple of tweets.

Another potential theory is that he is simply hinting that a return to streaming will be dominated by Valorant, but no streaming platform has yet emerged as a favorite.

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Like all shroud fans, we’ll have to wait and see what materializes.

Cars

Future reveals insane custom Chevrolet truck

Published: 7/Oct/2020 16:00

by Kieran Bicknell

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Rapper Future has had an incredible career spanning over several decades. In that time, he’s risen through the ranks to become a household name in the rap/hip-hop genres. Now, he’s revealed the latest addition to his garage in the form of this crazy one-off Chevrolet Blazer.

Future – real name Nayvadius DeMun Wilburn – is an American rap artist from Atlanta, Georgia. In his time as a musician, he has amassed a number of awards and released several critically-acclaimed albums and tracks.

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With a car collection including Lamborghinis, Rolls-Royces, and Bentleys, he has now revealed his latest addition.

Standing out from his collection of ‘typical’ exotic cars, Future has now taken delivery of his custom-commissioned Chevrolet K5 Blazer truck from renowned tuners RingBrothers.

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Future Custom K5 Blazer
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Future commissioned the custom truck from renowned tuners RingBrothers.

Future’s new Ringbrothers Chevy K5 Blazer

This fully-restored, one-off build looks absolutely incredible and will stand out among Future’s other ‘stock’ cars. Finished in British Racing Green, this is a color that was not available from factory, and was used only for his personal build.

The exterior has been left mostly stock other than the color change, but the front headlights have been upgraded to LED units. Not only have the headlights been changed, but also the wheels – the stock items being replaced by a set of 18″ gold HRE wheels.

Inside, the car has been completely re-trimmed in brown leather, with a number of embossed logos throughout. The factory analog dials have been refreshed, but a 10″ touchscreen has been fitted to the dash. This is coupled to an uprated JL audio system – a key upgrade for a musician such as Future.

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Future unveiled the truck on his Instagram:

Underneath the hood is the biggest upgrade to the car – a complete engine and transmission swap. The stock motor has been ditched for a 6.2l LS3 V8, coupled to an uprated GM automatic transmission. With 430hp on tap, Future will have plenty of fun driving this custom truck around.

RingBrothers co-owner Mike Ring is justifiably proud of the result: “We’re humbled that people continue to come to us for special projects like this.”

“We realize that our customers could get a new Ferrari or Lamborghini but choose us instead. It’s an honor we don’t take lightly, so we put our heart into each project. We’re glad Future appreciates that.”

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