Shroud returns to CS:GO only to achieve his all time lowest rank

Aditya Singh Rawat

9o, May, 2019

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Everyone was ecstatic to witness Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek's return to playing Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. However, the game which was once his forte did not welcome him back with open arms as he was handed a relatively low ‘Master Guardian Elite’ rank after the player streamed himself playing some competitive games.

For the average Joe, the rank in itself is pretty impressive as it lands you in the bracket of high skilled players, yet it is still not nearly as prestigious as earning the Global Elite rank, which is where most pro-players sit comfortably. He went on to confess that this is the lowest rank that he has ever obtained.

Shroud seemed to be in decent form as he pulled off a spectacular performance, hitting his shots really well while showcasing great overall skill. But still, he was nowhere near his prime which he showcased from 2014 to 2017.

He seems to have lost his silver touch since switching to titles like PUBG & Apex Legends, which to be fair is an expected outcome. Though Shroud might have played some CS:GO on his streams, don’t expect him to continue this for too long as its unlikely that he will be motivated enough to try and better his rank.