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Fortnite Battle Royale • Apr 24, 2019

Shroud reveals why he is considering competing in Fortnite World Cup

Shroud reveals why he is considering competing in Fortnite World Cup
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Former Counter-Strike: Global Offensive pro player Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek has revealed that he is considering competing in the on-going Fortnite World Cup qualifiers.

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The Canadian is a huge star on Twitch, seeing massive success thanks to battle royale titles such as PUBG and Apex Legends, but has stayed away from gaming juggernaut Fortnite Battle Royale for much of the past year.

This seems like it could change though, with an off-hand remark by the streamer hinting that he is considering a switch to the game with an eye on the massive Fortnite World Cup tournament that takes place later this year.

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Qualification for the Fortnite World Cup is now underway, and shroud might get involved.

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What did shroud say about the Fortnite World Cup?

At the start of his Monday, April 22 stream, shroud was discussing that he had crossed the 300 million total views mark, theorizing that Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins, who is seen by many as the biggest star on Twitch, was probably close to a billion.

While discovering that the streamer was at 450 million total views, fans of shroud spotted that Ninja had 144,000 viewers, with shroud explaining that the World Cup qualifiers were likely the reason - before revealing that he may give them a go himself.

“He’s doing that World Cup shit,” the Canadian told his audience. “That’s the only reason I want to play Fortnite. That shit could be kind of cool to compete in. At the end of the day, it’s not bad, but it’s not for me.”

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Will shroud actually compete in the Fortnite World Cup?

While shroud has hinted that he is considering taking part, the streamer has yet to confirm whether this will be the case or not, choosing to continue playing games like Escape from Tarkov in the meantime.

Seeing the Canadian taking part would be surprising, especially after his comments about the game in general. Back in January 2019, shroud stated that he wasn’t interested in playing when he didn’t want to, despite the money he would likely make from Twitch donations. 

He also spoke about the frustrations that current Fortnite Battle Royale pro players were facing, stating that he had heard that a lot of the game’s biggest names will quit at the conclusion of the qualifying process, however he doesn’t believe that will be the case.

For shroud, it seems that while the tournament boasts incredible $30 million prize pool, the idea of competing at the highest level in one of the most popular games ever is what could entice him to take part in the qualifying events, with eight remaining for players to seal their place at the World Cup.

With plenty of opportunities to stake a claim to a spot at the tournament, it will be interesting to see if shroud does indeed hop back on the Battle Bus and return to the game.

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