Michael "shroud" Grzesiek (born June 2, 1994) is a retired Canadian Counter-Strike: Global Offensive player of Polish descent. He is from Toronto, Ontario but has since relocated to Orange County, California in the United States. He is currently a Full-Time streamer on Twitch.
Mike "shroud" Grzesiek has been playing since the launch of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. He rose to prominence through the popularity of his twitch stream as well as his talent in the game which he displayed in ESEA-M with Slow Motion and then with Exertus and Manajuma in ESEA Invite. He is mostly known for his lurking and clutching ability, as well as his weapon accuracy. After his time in Manajuma, he was acquired by compLexity Gaming as a stand-in, replacing Todd "anger" Williams. Upon compLexity being acquired by Cloud9 on August 1st 2014, he was signed as a permanent player like the rest of his teammates. He was the second longest standing member of the team alongside Jordan "n0thing" Gilbert until they were both benched and replaced by William "RUSH" Wierzba and Tarik "tarik" Celik in August of 2017. He decided stepped down as he wanted to become a backup player and full time streamer for Cloud9, although at this point he had already decided to retire from the game. In April of 2018, he had officially announced his retirement from playing Counter-Strike: Global Offensive professionally. In addition to this, he had decided to leave Cloud9 to explore new opportunities.
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|Last updated on 2017-07-30 (442 days ago).|
|Logitech G303 (Daedalus Apex Performance Edition)||HyperX Fury S|
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|ZOWIE by BenQ XL2540||240 Hz||1920×1080||Native||100%|
|HyperX Alloy Elite||HyperX Cloud Flight|
|Last updated on 2018-01-08 (280 days ago).|
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|Last updated on 2017-11-30 (319 days ago).|
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|2017-07-09||2nd||Premier||ESL One: Cologne 2017||0 : 3||$40,000|
|2017-06-25||3rd - 4th||Premier||Esports Championship Series Season 3 - Finals||0 : 2||$65,000|
|2017-06-11||1st||Major||Americas Minor Championship - Kraków 2017||2 : 1||$30,000|
|2016-10-30||1st||Premier||ESL Pro League Season 4 - Finals||2 : 1||$200,000|
|2016-09-18||2nd||Premier||DreamHack Open Bucharest 2016||0 : 2||$20,000|
|2016-07-21||5 - 8th||Premier||ELEAGUE Season 1||1 : 2||$50,000|
|2016-06-25||5 - 6th||Premier||Esports Championship Series Season 1 - Finals||0 : 2||$65,000|
|2015-11-15||1st||Premier||iBUYPOWER Cup||2 : 1||$65,000|
|2015-07-05||2nd||Premier||ESL ESEA Pro League Season 1 - Finals||1 : 3||$60,000|
|2015-06-22||1st||Premier||ESL ESEA Pro League Season 1 - North America||19/3||Grp. S.||$18,000|
|About achievementsComplete Results in any Tournament|
- Is one of the most popular players who actively streams, regularly pulling in more than 40000 viewers.
- His original alias was "eclipse," but later when the name was taken he changed to "shroud" as it was the first synonym of "eclipse" he could find. This is why his former name on Twitch was mEclipse.
- He was chosen to be in the "All Star" MLG Columbus match for the American side.
- He was originally a fan of teammate n0thing during his time playing for teams like Evil Geniuses Counter-Strike 1.6.
- shroud had originally joined Cloud9, then compLexity Gaming, through former Manajuma teammate, Derek "dboorN" Boorn.
- shroud announced he would only be playing with Cloud9 if they really need a backup player. He had only stood in for the team once during that point in time.
2016-08-24 – BEST OF Shroud
2016-02-28 – shroud vs Renegades
2016-02-28 – HLTV.org highlights shroud vs Dignitas
2014-10-31 – HLTV.org highlights shroud vs AlienTech
2014-10-25 – HLTV.org highlights shroud vs LDLC.com
2014-08-14 – TheDemoVault highlights shroud vs Titan
2014-06-26 – HLTV.org highlights shroud vs Exertus eSports
2014-05-21 – HLTV.org highlights shroud vs NetCodeGuides
- 2015-05-13 | by HyperX
- 2015-03-22 | Gfinity Spring Masters I by Gfinity at
- 2014-05-02 | by Dust Mouret