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Shroud explains how there’s “always a way to counter campers”

Published: 15/Jan/2020 14:36 Updated: 28/Jan/2020 12:21

by Calum Patterson


The practice of ‘camping’ is a constant in any multiplayer shooter game, and many players see it as something never to be encouraged. However, top streamer and former pro player Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek has explained how there’s always a counter.

Camping is nothing new of course, but the popularity of battle royale games has brought it to the fore. Games like PUBG and Fortnite have taken the mantle from Call of Duty and carried on the tradition of campers everywhere.

Escape from Tarkov, shroud’s newest favorite game, is a multiplayer survival game, not unlike some of these battle royales. Whenever survival is involved, camping will follow.

Exit camping in Escape from Tarkov with a sniper rifle on top of a roof
Battlestate Games
‘Exit camping’ has been a major complaint in Escape from Tarkov.

But, when discussing the supposed ‘issue’ of too many campers, shroud explained to his viewers that’s there is always a counter.

When asked how, shroud explained, “there’s always a way to counter a camper, unless they’re really in a ‘god spot.’ But, in theory, there’s no true ‘god spot’, right? Because let’s say [they’re] camped up in a room, just throw a grenade in the room.”

He clarifies that the important part is being properly prepared, and having “the right utility to handle every single situation.”

Players too worried about “balance”

Continuing, shroud reiterates that there is an over-reliance on ‘balance’. Players will call for nerfs to certain items helpful for camping, but the Mixer star says this isn’t the solution.

“You’re thinking, ‘how do we beat a camper?’ Well, just bring more stuff to beat a camper. And then if you’re somebody who likes to camp, then make sure you bring the right tools to successfully camp. Or else, you’re going to be at a disadvantage, and that’s just how it works.

“Just like some games, you’re going up against the most geared person on the server, and then other games you’re going up against someone who doesn’t have gear,” he explained. “It’s the same kind of concept, the whole thing is supposed to be random, it’s not supposed to be like ‘balanced’.”

Shroud was talking specifically about Escape from Tarkov here, but the same can apply to a variety of games.

There will always be those who want to camp, and those who play more aggressively. The sentiment seems to be shifting from camping being a less valid playstyle, accepted as just another way to play.

Especially in games where it’s all about staying alive – who can blame these less aggressive players? The onus on those trying to take them out, to work out how.


BTS crushes 28-year-old record for most music show awards in a year

Published: 28/Nov/2020 21:34

by Charlotte Colombo


K-Pop group BTS have once again broken a record after scoring a win at the 2020 Asia Artist Awards (AAA).

BTS, also known as the Bangtan Boys, consists of seven members: V, J-Hope, RM, Jin, Jimin, Jungkook, and Suga. The group debuted in 2013 before soaring to international popularity in 2018 after releasing the YouTube Premium documentary Burn the Stage.

Most recently, BTS released their fifth studio album ‘Be’ on November 20, which includes Dynamite – the first of their songs to be recorded fully in English.

Dynamite helped BTS break their latest record after the song won the Daesung for ‘Best Song of the Year’ at the AAAs.

In the K-Pop world, a Daesung is one of the most prestigious accolades an artist can receive. When winning a Daesung, the focus is on the records the artist released that year, and takes into account how many copies – both digital and physical – were sold.

By winning this latest Daesung, BTS broke a record that has previously been held since 1992 by K-pop trio Seo Taiji and the Boys. The band had previously collaborated with BTS in 2017 in a 25th anniversary concert, wherein Taiji announced that he was passing the torch onto BTS to continue K-Pop’s legacy.

“This is your generation now,” Taiji said at the time.

BTS’ Daesung for Dynamite also extends their record for the most Daesungs in history to 43 – a record they previously broke in 2019 after they won a total of 37.

This isn’t the first time the group’s hit song Dynamite has broken records. Back in August, they broke several milestones on YouTube after fans eagerly watched the premiere of the song’s music video.

One record they broke was for most views within 10 minutes of uploading a YouTube video, as over 20 million viewers tuned in to watch Dynamite during that timeframe.

The live premiere of the video also broke the YouTube record for most concurrent viewers.  One live count recorded that between 3 to 4 million people were watching the video at once.