Ever since the Mixer shutdown announcement, Michael "Shroud" Grzesiek has been extremely quiet. While Shroud teased a huge announcement for 22nd July, nothing happened. Now, with a cryptic teaser tweet, fans are wondering if Shroud is going pro in Valorant.
Is Shroud going pro in Valorant?
Michael "Shroud" Grzesiek has not revealed his exact plans. However, fans are speculating he might go pro in Valorant.
This is due to his first social media activity since 22nd July. In the early hours of the morning on 31 July 2020, Shroud teased fans with the following tweet.
At first glance, the teaser from Shroud doesn't look like much. There's a gun firing a bullet, right? Yes, and no. There's a lot more to the teaser than meets the eye.
First off, the weapon looks more than something you would find in Escape From Tarkov, a game Shroud has been streaming for quite some time. The act of pulling the trigger could indicate he has pulled the trigger on a new streaming deal.
However, the biggest tease is two seconds into the gif, where you can get a glimpse of Valorant agent Omen. In the past, rumours have been circulating how Shroud might go pro in Valorant, and for some fans, this teaser points towards Shroud entering the competitive Valorant scene.
Those who've been following Shroud might remember back in April, where he made an April Fools joke about going pro in Valorant. Well, his response to the joke was a bit less clear.
At the time of writing, Shroud has not officially revealed his plans. He might even just be teasing his return to streaming, playing the likes of Valorant, and Escape From Tarkov as he is used to.
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The tweet, however, doesn't even hint at a streaming platform, as far as we can tell. We will just have to wait and see if Shroud goes pro in Valorant, or if he finally starts streaming again.
While you wait for Shroud to stop teasing all his fans, you can always spend some time watching the latest episode of our Lockdown video series. No teases inside.