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Is Shroud Here To Stay? Ex-CSGO Star Likely To Continue Pro Valorant Run

Shroud recently revealed he'd likely continue as a professional Valorant player if the competitive environment suited him.
Is Shroud Here To Stay? Ex-CSGO Star Likely To Continue Pro Valorant Run

The man, myth, and legend, Michael “shroud” Grzesiek is known to many as a popular Twitch streamer, a former Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CSGO) professional player, and recently, the latest Valorant player for Sentinels.

His reentry into esports has astounded fans worldwide, as he’d primarily dropped competitions years ago to pursue content creation on Twitch.

After signing to be Sentinels’ newest Controller player, he’s been boot camping, training, and studying the fundamentals to become the best professional player in the Valorant Champions Tour (VCT).

On 27th July 2022, shroud revealed he’d be more likely to stay a professional Valorant player if the competitive limelight suited his requirements. This information shocked fans as it meant the community might see a new era of epic competition taking over Valorant esports.

Shroud’s already reemerged into esports, and now the professional Valorant player said he might stay, making any fanatic following the scene feel somewhat giddy and happy.

Shroud ‘Likely’ to Continue Playing Professional Valorant

Shroud plays professional Valorant for Sentinels.
Shroud plays professional Valorant for Sentinels. (Picture: Twitter / Sentinels)

Shroud initially signed up with Sentinels over dinner after the organization told the Twitch streamer they needed a fifth player to compete across the VCT. He joined Sentinels as a professional Valorant player comprising the Controller role on the team.

The initial goal was to work with Sentinels and get through the North American VCT Last Chance Qualifiers, commencing on 4th August 2022. But it seems shroud might be open to more than just this year’s worth of Valorant tournaments.

In shroud’s recent stream, the professional Valorant player revealed it’s “likely” he’ll be playing longer than VCT LCQ 2022 and any other smaller tournaments in this year’s run. Shroud stated.

“If franchising is a thing and it’s in Los Angeles [North America], where I live, there’s a very good chance I will continue to play professional Valorant.”

The Valorant professional player concluded that his future in esports didn’t necessarily need to be with Sentinels as the organization is yet to receive a VCT partnership placement. He stated if there was an organization “in franchising” and located near him, he’d be more likely to continue playing professional Valorant. 

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Shroud plays the Controller role on Sentinels' Valorant team. (Picture: Twitter / Sentinels)

Shroud didn't mention the amount of time or commitment he'd put into his professional Valorant career, but his statement solidifies he's probably just getting started. Well, if the requirements meet him, of course.

Either way, for Valorant fans or shroud followers, him participating in esports is already a godsent gift for the esports community.

So, no matter whether he stays or leaves competitive Valorant, fans worldwide can expect quality content and plays coming from Sentinels in the upcoming weeks.

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Featured image courtesy of Twitter / Sentinels.