Michael “Shroud” Grzesiek, one of the most popular streamers and former CS:GO professional player, recently announced his departure from Cloud9, the organization he had been a part of since 2014. Shroud’s departure has sent shockwaves throughout the esports community, with many fans and players alike questioning the implications of his departure from one of the most recognizable organizations in the scene.
Shroud’s Departure from Cloud9
Shroud had been part of Cloud9 since 2014, when he was signed as a professional CS:GO player for the organization. He was released from the team in August of 2017, but was kept on as a streamer, content creator, and brand ambassador. In his announcement on Twitter, Shroud stated that his departure from Cloud9 had been a difficult decision, but one that was ultimately necessary in order to pursue his own goals.
The Aftermath of Shroud’s Exit
The departure of Shroud from Cloud9 has left many fans and players alike questioning what this means for the organization. With Shroud being one of the most recognizable faces in the esports scene, his departure could potentially have a negative impact on the organization. However, Cloud9 has stated that they will continue to support Shroud in the future, and that they are still committed to the success of their CS:GO team.
Shroud’s departure has also sparked speculation about his future plans. Many fans and players have theorized that he may be looking to move to a different organization, or perhaps even return to professional play. Only time will tell what Shroud’s next move will be.
Shroud’s departure from Cloud9 is certainly a shakeup for the organization, and the esports community as a whole. Fans and players alike are eagerly awaiting his next move, and no matter what it may be, one thing is certain: Shroud will continue to be one of the biggest names in the esports scene for years to come.