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Shroud narrowly avoids defeat during controller vs keyboard duel at Rainbow 6 Major

by Eli Becht

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Twitch star Michael 'shroud' Grzesiek was caught in a 1v1 situation - mouse and keyboard vs. controller - and was able to avoid a defeat thanks to the time running out.

In the neverending debate of controller vs. keyboard and mouse, shroud almost found himself on the wrong side of things.

Many would agree controllers are at a disadvantage but players are still able to hold their own. FaZe Clan's Nick 'NICKMERCS' Kolcheff comes to mind, and he's not the only one.

Twitch: shroud
Twitch: shroud
Shroud is often called a human aimbot.

During a Rainbow 6 Raleigh Major's Creator's Cup event, shroud was in a 1v1 against PriesT, a controller player in Siege.

The time was winding down and Priest had to make a move to save the round. He moved around a corner and damaged shroud before making his final move.

Eventually, he was able to get behind shroud and shoot him in the back, but the round ended just before he was able to get the kill.

All things considered, Priest had the edge over shroud and was robbed by the clock.

At the end of the day, the keyboard and mouse players get the victory here but it was just seconds away from being the other way around. 

Controller players have proven they can close the gap in competitions recently, especially considering the number of Fortnite players who use them.

Dreamhack
Dreamhack
Shroud goes way back in the competitive CS:GO scene.

Shroud himself is a former CS:GO pro so all he knows is keyboard and mouse since that's where the pro scene is.

However, for games like Rainbow Six and Fortnite, you're able to use a controller if you want to and it has opened the door to many pro controller players.

Entire esports are built around the use of a controller such as Gears of War and Halo so it's really not that much of surprise when players are "goated on the sticks" as some would say.