Shroud drops another cryptic Valorant teaser during streaming break - Dexerto

Shroud drops another cryptic Valorant teaser during streaming break

Published: 5/Aug/2020 14:13 Updated: 5/Aug/2020 19:06

by Daniel Cleary


Popular content creator Michael ‘Shroud’ Grzesiek has released another Valorant themed teaser, hinting at a major return to Riot’s FPS title following his silence on social media after Mixer’s shutdown.

Since Mixer announced that it would be shutting down on June 22, it left stars such as Shroud and Ninja free to decide on their next moves after their contracts were, reportedly, paid out in full.


Following the closure of Microsoft’s platform, Shroud has maintained his silence on social media, only breaking it to share some Valorant-themed clues about his upcoming return.

The first hint shroud shared was a GIF released on July 31, which briefly revealed an image of the Valorant agent Omen on the barrel of a gun.


While it is unclear what exactly he has in store, the clues have led many to theorize that he could be returning to compete at a professional level in Riot’s FPS.

The streaming star released yet another teaser on August 4 and, similarly to the first one, the short GIF featured some Valorant weapons and gameplay being reflected on a knife.

Shroud previously stated that, despite enjoying the tactical shooter, his obligations to stream were preventing him from “playing at the top” on Valorant.


However, now that he is no longer signed with a streaming service, the Canadian star is free to stream as little as he wants, meaning that he could dedicate more time to competing if he chooses to do so.

Shroud has also yet to reveal which platform he will share his future content on and fans suggested that the teasers could simply be hinting at a new streaming deal.

As of now, it is unclear just what shroud could announce but more information will likely be revealed in the coming weeks.


TikToker fails miserably at doggface208’s viral skateboard trend

Published: 19/Oct/2020 12:13 Updated: 19/Oct/2020 12:24

by Georgina Smith


A TikToker has gone viral after spectacularly failing at a trend that sees people coasting around on skateboards drinking cranberry juice, inspired by the creator of the chill video, doggface208.

Since its invention, TikTok has been the prime spot for video trends that sweep the internet, with people using the app’s unique (and often slightly broken) effects along with countless viral sounds to produce some hilarious content.


And lots of people have made a name for themselves through their viral content, including doggface208, real name Nathan Apodaca.

What is the doggface208 skateboard trend on TikTok?

The user made waves in the TikTok world when he uploaded a video of him coasting along on a skateboard, swigging from a bottle of cranberry juice to the tune of “Dreams” by Fleetwood Mac.

@420doggface208Morning vibe ##420souljahz ##ec ##feelinggood ##h2o ##cloud9 ##happyhippie ##worldpeace ##king ##peaceup ##merch ##tacos ##waterislife ##high ##morning ##710 ##cloud9♬ Dreams (2004 Remaster) – Fleetwood Mac

The video now has a whopping 60 million views and 10 million likes, appearing across For You Pages globally, and inspiring the tag #dreamschallenge to surge in popularity, with plenty of people prompted to make their own versions. That’s how the trend started up.

Not as easy as it seems

TikTok user Julia Jamison was inspired to give the chill looking challenge ago.

She enlisted a little help from her friends, one of which was filming from a distance and the other who pushed her along on the skateboard.



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Some things are better just left alone (@juliajamison_)

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Everything seemed to be going well initially, but when Julia lifted a foot off her skateboard for just a moment, her balance was thrown. She was sent crashing to the ground, the huge bottle of cranberry juice she was holding going everywhere.

The chaos continued as her hat fell off and her skateboard shot out from underneath her and away from the view of the camera. She couldn’t have gone down more spectacularly.

The unfortunate video has since garnered hundreds of thousands of likes on the pages that it has been reposted to, people both loving and cringing at the painful looking end to the viral trend.