Back in August, Michael "Shroud" Grzesiek made a triumphant return to Twitch. Since then, the famous streamer and ex-CS:GO pro has been sharing his opinions on a wide range of topics, including singleplayer game launches. In a new video, Shroud talked about competitive CS:GO among other topics. According to Shroud, CS:GO is dying.
Shroud thinks CS:GO is dying
On 12th October, Nadeshot announced 100 Thieves would be exiting CS:GO. This announcement doesn't exactly bode well for the North American region.
In a recent video, Shroud talked to fans about competitive CS:GO, specifically about the North American region.
Shroud explained: "There are few NA teams now. NA as a whole is not popular at all. You have EG, you have Liquid and that’s it. The rest of the competition is European.
"NA just died in CS:GO, hard. In my opinion, that’s a very big L to the community, to lose NA. The region brought so much hype, so much excitement into the game and scene, so for that to be lost kind of sucks."
However, Shroud didn't stop there, as the famous streamer thinks the game is dying.
Shroud explains: "CS is undeniably dying, but players are still getting paid like $40,000 a month. I don’t understand where this money is coming from and how it’s still pumping."
Keep in mind that Shroud is an ex-professional CS:GO player, who has won several titles with Cloud9, including ESL Pro League Season 4. This is, in part, why his opinion does carry a lot of weight when it comes to the CS:GO esports scene.
On the topic of player salaries, we recently saw Cloud9 sign Patrick "es3tag" Hansen, and while the exact details of the deal between Astralis and Cloud9 remain unknown, we do know the player's three-year contract is worth $2.1 million.