Shroud is a Canadian video game streamer and a former professional eSports player for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. He streamed exclusively on Twitch before switching to the Mixer platform in late 2019. He is currently a member of the ‘Old Guys Club’ eSports team. His last teams include; Cloud9, CompLexity, and Exertus eSports.
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Early Life & Biography
Shroud, whose real name is Michael Grzesiek (Mike), was born on June 2, 1994, in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. He is of Polish descent. However, he cannot speak polish well. Not much is known about his educational background. He later moved from Canada to Orange County, California, US, where his gaming career attained greater heights.
|Real Name/Full Name:||Michael Grzesiek|
|Age:||26 years old|
|Birth Date:||June 2, 1994|
|Birth Place:||Mississauga, Ontario, Canada|
|Marital Status:||In a relationship|
|Children/Kids (Son and Daughter):||No|
|Dating/Girlfriend (Name):||Yes (Hannah Kennedy)|
|Is Shroud Gay?:||No|
|Profession:||Video Game Streamer|
|Net Worth:||$8 Million|
|Last Updated:||January 2021|
Shroud is unmarried, though he has been linked with being in a relationship with Jessica Rago. They broke up in January 2019. He is currently dating Hannah Kennedy. She is also a Twitch Streamer and has 220k+ followers. Shroud is a heavy sleeper, likes eating fruits, especially strawberries; he is a music lover and is also known to be a hygiene-conscious person.
Age, Height, and Weight
Born on June 2, 1994, Shroud is 26 years old as of today’s date, January 24, 2021. His height is 1.68m tall, and his weight is 71 kg.
Shroud became active in the gaming scene after the launch of the multiplayer First Person Shooter (FPS) video game ‘Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.’ He was initially an independent player. He completed in ESEA- I with ‘Slow Motion’ and in ESEA –I with Exertus and Manajuma. He was soon selected by CompLexity Gaming, a long-running and respected Esport team in North America. He was initially hired as a stand-by player in place of Todd’s “anger” Williams. On August 1, 2014, Shroud signed with Cloud9 after it acquired CompLexity Gaming.
He was later made a permanent player in cloud9’s roster. He has been part of numerous North American league gamers such as; Jordan “n0thing” Gilbert, Sean “Shares,” Ryan “Freakazoid” Abadir, Jake,” Stewie2k” Yip, Timothy “automatic” Ta, and Tyler “Skadoodle” Latham. He gave cloud9’s North American team global fame after victorious moments from 2015 to 2017. Shroud held the record of being the second-longest standing cloud9 player until he was replaced by William “RUSH” Wierzba and Tarik “Tarik” Celik in August 2017.
Shroud’s fame picked after he started live-streaming gameplay videos on Twitch. Although his incredible gaming abilities, such as prowling, clutching, and weapon accuracy, grabbed the attention of video game lovers, he enhances their entertainment quotient by adding entertaining clips to his live streams. He currently boasts of over three million followers on Twitch. He also owns a YouTube channel that hosts his counter-strike: Global Offensive Gameplays, accumulating more than two million subscribers.
Shroud was regarded as one of the best site anchors in the world during his stint with cloud9. He is also considered the “King of Reddit” by the Global Offensive subreddit, a networking space of the Counter-Strike Global Offensive Community. He announced his retirement from the counter-strike: global offensive and cloud9 in April 2018 on Twitter. He decided to explore other options in the gaming scenario, and he also has a few individual ventures in the pipeline. Shroud officially announced his move to the mixer and would be broadcasting exclusively on Microsoft’s streaming platform in October 2019.
Awards & Achievements
- Shroud has won awards such as EPL champion 2016. His achievements include;
- 9/7/2017-Esl Cologne 2017 he won $40000
- 25/6/2017-Esports championships series season 3 finals he won $65000
- 11/6/2017-America’s Minor Championship-Krakow 2017 he won $30000
- 30/10/2016-Esl Pro League Season 4 Finals he won $200000
- 18/9/2016-Dreamhack Open Bucharest 2016 $20000
- On 21/7/2016-ELEAGUE season 1, he won $50000
- 25/6/2016-Esports Championship Series Season 1 Final he won $65000
- 15/11/2015-IBUYPOWER Cup he worn-$65000
- 5/7/2015- ESL ESEA Pro LEAGUE Season Finals he won $60000
- 22/6/2015- Pro League Season 1 North America he won $18000
What is Shroud’s net worth?
Shroud, also known as Michael Grzesiek, is a Canadian YouTuber and competitive gamer with a net worth of $8 million. He became famous for playing a first-person shooter and battle royale games like Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Apex Legends ( which he got an endorsement from with MrBeast), Escape from Tarkov, and Valiant.
As of this writing, Shroud has more than 9 million followers on Twitch and 7 million subscribers on YouTube, and nearly 1 billion views. He is one of the most-followed, most-popular, and highest-earning people on Twitch. He’s often compared to and competes with/against Tyler “Ninja” Blevins.