Shroud Valorant: Shroud confirms participating in Valorant VCT Challengers: Michael "Shroud" Grzesiek has confirmed that he will be participating in the upcoming VCT Stage 3 Challengers Open Qualifiers alongside iiTzTimmy, Relkys, Laski and ShawnBM.
Michael "Shroud" Grzesiek is a former Counter-Strike: Global Offensive professional turned full-time twitch streamer. He under the Cloud9 banner had proven himself to be one of the best aimers in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. After he quit competitive Counter-Strike: Global Offensive for full-time streaming in April 2018, he became a sensation on twitch for being a god in almost every game he laid his hands on.
Shroud is one of the biggest streamers on the planet and lately has established himself as more of an internet/gaming celebrity due to his huge fanbase. After Riot Games' Valorant was launched, he quickly got addicted to the game and even said multiple times that Valorant could be the true successor or rather the closest competitor for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. This statement made waves as no FPS title till now was considered to be even close to taking Counter-Strike: Global Offensive's thrown or even challenging it.
Shroud easily hit Radiant rank in Valorant on multiple accounts and established himself to be one of the best players in the North-American Valorant scene. Even professional players like TSM FTX Subroza have agreed to the fact that Shroud already is better than fifty percent of the competitive scene in Valorant and if he ever decides to play professionally and keeps himself up to date with the game's meta and scrims regularly he would be better than ninety percent of all the professional players instantly!
Riot Games hosts Open Qualifiers for VCT tournaments meaning anyone can play in the Qualifiers meeting the required rules and regulations. Shroud has finally decided to play professionally again with a team he put together to take part in the next Open Qualifiers.
What's Going On?
Although Shroud said he will most likely stop after the upcoming Open Qualifier and he is playing just for fun mainly to relieve his good old competitive days, the entire CSGO and Valorant community is very excited to see him get back on the server and just pop some heads in-game. Shroud will be competing alongside iiTzTimmy, Relkys, Laski and ShawnBM. Their team name is WHAT'S GOING ON?
Shroud said he will be playing the newest agent Kay/O in the upcoming Open Qualifier. As soon as Kay/O came out former Counter-Strike: Global Offensive players quickly started to grow a liking towards the aforementioned agent. This was mainly because of his similarities to Counter-Strike: Global Offensive style utility.
Kay/O is the first agent in Valorant to actually have a pop flash similar to that of a flashbang in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. Also, his suppression blade ability suppresses the utility of enemy agent enabling in a gun/weapon heavy fights where all the players have to rely on their aim and gunplay to kill their enemies. The introduction of this agent might have been one of the key reasons for Shroud to grow back his interest in playing competitively.
The team will play their debut match in the Champions Tour North America Stage 3: Challengers 2 Open Qualifier: Round of 128 on 22nd July 2021 against Damn I Love Fwogs.