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Shroud reveals why he stopped playing Halo: Reach despite “loving” it

Published: 29/Dec/2019 22:35 Updated: 29/Dec/2019 22:40

by Albert Petrosyan


Fans of Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek have noticed that he’s not playing Halo: Reach much anymore, and turns out there’s actually a very specific reason for that.

No one is bigger in the world of first-person shooters than shroud, so when Halo: Reach finally released on PC in early December, many waited in anticipation for him to try it out.

After playing the game for a few days, he decided to move onto other things, such as Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, Apex Legends, and most recently, Rainbow 6: Siege.

BungieHalo: Reach is the first game in the franchise that’s been released on PC, with the rest of the series to follow.

It was during one of his recent Rainbow 6 streams that one of his viewers asked if he hadn’t enjoyed Halo, to which the Mixer star replied stressing the contrary.

“Actually, I loved it, but then summit1G stopped playing and I got really bummed,” he explained. “Because I wanted to play with him, that’s the main reason I was playing.”

“He stopped playing as I started playing and I got bummed about it, because I thought it was so fun” he added, basically citing summit’s decision as the reason why he hasn’t been playing Halo either.

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Ironically, it was shroud who had initially suggested summit1G ditch Halo for Escape from Tarkov, the story-driven MMO that the Mixer star has been playing religiously over the past few months.

Why did summit1G quit PC Halo?

To say that summit’s few weeks of playing Halo: Reach on PC was an up-and-down rollercoaster ride would be an understatement, as the star Twitch streamer didn’t always have exactly the best of experiences streaming the game.

His main gripe was the huge advantage that he claimed controller players had because of aim assist, which caused him to quit the game several times and ultimately uninstall it.

His final verdict of the game, at least for now, is that Microsoft attempt to try and “save” the popular FPS franchise by releasing it on PC hasn’t worked, since it’s alienated a lot of mouse-and-keyboard players.

Summit1G and the PC version of Halo: Reach haven’t exactly meshed well.

Shroud admits that he “loves” Halo, but…

As mentioned above, the former CS:GO pro did say he really enjoyed playing the game but did make sure to point out that he liked the casual modes a lot more than the ranked playlists.

“Let me put an important ‘but’ here – I loved Halo doing casual game modes like SWAT, snipers-only was okay,” he said. “Shit like that. I liked that more than playing actual ranked.”

That said, he did have some complaints about the game when he was playing, such as citing the game’s old age as a reason for its graphical shortcomings, and sometimes getting spawn-trapped by more experienced players.


TikTok dominates Forbes 30 under 30 list: Addison Rae, D’Amelio’s, more

Published: 1/Dec/2020 15:56

by Connor Bennett


A handful of TikTok stars including Charli and Dixie D’Amelio, as well as Addison Rae and Loren Gray have been named in Forbes’ 2021 edition of the social media 30 under 30.

With TikTok blowing up similarly to Vine, plenty of creators have become stars – taking their TikTok following and doing something else, be it starting a YouTube channel or launching a music career. 

However, some have become household names, creating their own brands and linking up with hugely successful companies for collaborations – see Charli D’Amelio dominating in the advertising space and creating their own products with Sabra and Dunkin’ Donuts respectively. 

Each year, success like this is recognized by Forbes and their 30 Under 30 list, which highlights rising stars in a long line of spaces – and it should come as no surprise that a number of TikTok stars have made the cut this year. 

dixie and charli damelio on Instagram
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Charli and Dixie have seen unrivalled success on TikTok.

TikTokers on Forbes’ 2021 30 Under 30 list

The American business magazine released their 2021 list for the 30 Under 30 on December 1, with the D’Amelio sisters – Charli and Dixie – making up one of the seven spots claimed by TikTokers. 

Both Addison Rae and Loren Gray also made the cut, which should come as no surprise saying as they’re both still inside the top five most-followed TikTok accounts. 

Additionally, Avanni Greg, Spencer Polanco, Michael Le & Michael Uy, and Jalaiah Harmon – the originator of the Renegade dance – also make the cut. Though, the latter is named as a ‘dancer’ despite her following on the app.

Forbes 30 under 30 social media list for 2021
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TikTokers made up nearly a quarter of this years list.

David Dobrik is also listed as a TikToker – which might cause a few fans to scratch their heads and question it – seeing as he had plenty of prior success on YouTuber. 

Either way, though, with nearly a quarter of the list being taken over by TikTok stars, it shows how far the app has come, and just how far some creators can go if they manage to build up a big enough following. 

It’ll be interesting to see if anyone else can replicate their success next year, or if these TikTokers are the main trendsetters.