Michael “shroud” Grzesiek is known to many people as a popular streamer on Twitch, a former Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CSGO) professional player, and most recently, the newest Valorant player for Sentinels.
Since he mainly had stopped competing in esports years ago in order to focus on content creation on Twitch, the news of his return to the industry has shocked fans all around the world.
After signing on to become the newest Controller player for Sentinels, he immediately began boot camp, practicing, and studying the fundamentals in an effort to become the best professional player in the ongoing Valorant Champions Tour Last Chance Qualifier.
Shroud disclosed on the 27th of July 2022 that he would be more likely to continue his career as a professional Valorant player if the competitive spotlight met his needs. The revelation of this information stunned fans since it indicated that the community may soon witness a new age in which epic rivalry dominates Valorant esports.
Since Shroud has already made his comeback to esports, the news that a professional Valorant player has stated that he may remain in the industry is enough to make any enthusiast who follows it joyful and content.
Shroud joined Sentinels over dinner after the team told him they needed a fifth member for VCT. He became a member of the Sentinels as a professional player of Valorant and took on the job of Controller on the squad.
The first objective was to collaborate with Sentinels in order to advance past the North American VCT Last Chance Qualifiers, which were scheduled to begin on August 4th, 2022. However, it appears that shroud might be accessible to tournaments other than those held by Valorant throughout this year.
The professional Valorant player known as shroud disclosed in his most recent stream that it is “probable” that he will compete in longer tournaments than the VCT LCQ 2022 and any other lesser tournaments in this year’s cycle.
The Valorant pro player decided his esports future didn’t have to be with Sentinels because the team hasn’t received a VCT partnership placement. If a “franchising” organization were near him, he’d play professional Valorant.
Shroud did not specify how much time or effort he had invested in his professional Valorant career, but his statement indicates he is likely just getting started. However, naturally, this is only the case if he satisfies the standards.
No matter how you look at it, whether you are a fan of Valorant or a shroud follower, the fact that he is playing in esports is already a godsend for the esports community.
Fans all across the world may therefore anticipate that Sentinels will deliver high-quality video and plays in the following weeks, regardless of whether he continues to play competitive Valorant or not.