Yesterday, Michael «Shroud» Grzesiek announced that he concludes the career of a professional CS:GO player.
This decision is connected with Michael’s desire to try himself as a full-time streamer. The fact that number of spectators of his yesterday stream exceeded 50,000, proves that he made a right decision. Also, we can presuppose that Shroud is not completely satisfied with his results. On the last Major tournament, Cloud9 took 9-11 place.
Michael Grzesiek is known due to his performance for Cloud9. In this team, he spent the greater part of his esports career. Shroud started to play professionally in 2013 being a member of Slow Motion. Later, in 2014, he moved to Exertus eSports. That year, he also played for Majanuma and compLexity Gaming. On August 1, 2014, he Michael Grzesiek joined Cloud9 where he spent last 3 years of his career. Among his biggest achievements we could name winning ESL Pro League Season 4 Finals, where Cloud9 earned $200,000. Except for that, Shroud together with the team could win Americas Minor Championship 2017 — Krakow, iBUYPOWER Cup 2015 and other tournaments.
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Cloud9 made a special video, dedicated to Shroud’s retirement from a career of professional player: