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Shroud reveals why he will never return to pro gaming

Published: 4/May/2020 17:08

by Andy Williams


Mixer star Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek has delved into why he will never go pro in Valorant (or any other game for that matter), and the onus is on his streaming career taking priority.

Shroud is a former Counter-Strike pro who competed at the very highest level for over five years — even snagging an ESL Pro League title along the way.


So it goes without saying that the 25-year-old knows a thing or two about what it takes to become a professional of the highest caliber and maintain that for some time.

shroud competing at ESL Pro League.
Shroud and co. edged out SK Gaming at the ESL Pro League Season 4 Finals.

But with shroud seemingly getting into his Valorant groove ever since the closed beta was released on April 7, plenty have speculated as to whether he will be looking to turn pro on Riot’s tactical shooter.


In typical shroud style, he put any rumors to bed during a recent stream when prompted by his chat as to whether he’d be going pro in Valorant.

“No! I didn’t say that, it was a joke,” shroud contested. “You’re not going to see me go pro in a game ever again – we’re past that.”

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After planting his flag, shroud opened up on the complexities of going pro in a game as tactical as Valorant while being a full-time streamer, explaining that the pair do not go hand-in-fist.

“If you truly want to play at the top (like at the top-top), you cannot stream your practice,” the Mixer star admitted.

“That’s just an easy way for people to just creep on your strategy and how you’re going to play… So granted, as much fun as playing a game professionally is, I can’t stream it at the same time.”


Grzesiek later added that juggling both streaming and playing pro as two separate entities is “pretty challenging.”

When a viewer argued that Call of Duty professional, Seth ‘Scump’ Abner, manages to do it, shroud immediately slammed the esport, saying: “Call of Duty ain’t sh*t, dawg.”


While the former CS pro made his stance clear, he continues to enter high-stakes tournaments with Valorant pros in a bid to continuously compete at the highest level.


Twitch streamer shocked after viewer sends him 126 lbs of cranberry sauce

Published: 8/Oct/2020 1:02

by Virginia Glaze


Popular Twitch streamer ‘TheStockGuy’ was left speechless after receiving 126 lbs of cranberry sauce in the mail from one of his viewers in a hilarious prank.

Twitch is one of the net’s most popular live streaming platforms, and rightfully so; the site is home to a slew of hilarious and shocking moments that happen in real-time, from everything to doors falling on unlucky streamers in the middle of video games to viewers rescuing streamers’ trapped cats.


However, some of these on-stream occurrences are downright strange, and many streamers have received the odd occasional gift from their viewers, including that time when Pokimane received a body pillow with a photo of herself on it.

While streamers having a public P.O. Box to receive gifts from fans is not uncommon, very often the things they receive are; and Twitch streamer TheStockGuy became the subject of a seriously weird present of sorts.

Pokimane, Twitch
Twitch: Pokimane
Twitch star “Pokimane” has received a slew of strange gifts from fans – one of which was a body pillow with her own face on it.

During an October 6 broadcast, TheStockGuy — who has gained notoriety on the platform for educating his viewers about finances and the stock market — revealed he’d been sent 126 lbs of Ocean Spray brand cranberry sauce.

“What is wrong with you people?” the streamer asked, seeming genuinely baffled by the situation. “Somebody sent me 126 lbs of cranberry sauce! What — where am I supposed to put this? Isn’t there some charity or something this money could go to?”

Although the he appeared to be utterly flummoxed by the viewers’ decision, he decided to make the best of the unexpected prank, stating that he would donate the sauce to his local food bank for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday.


“I mean — you know what? Joke’s on you!” he continued. “I’m giving this to the local food shelter for thanksgiving, so they don’t have to purchase cranberry sauce! That’s right — we’re making something good out of this!”

It seems that TheStockGuy’s viewers found the scenario to be completely hilarious — and while it certainly is worth a hearty chuckle, it’s good to know that the broadcaster is putting his viewer’s practical joke to good use, in the end.