Shroud Calls CS:GO 'Boomer Game'

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Shroud Calls CS:GO 'Boomer Game' in Comparison to Valorant's Gameplay

The streamer presents another strong opinion.

Aditya Singh Rawat
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Shroud while comparing the competitive gameplay of Valorant and CS:GO, referred to the Valve shooter as a 'boomer game'.
Shroud said that Valorant's gameplay was fast-paced without being too tactical, requiring players to adapt and think on the fly as much as possible.
He also took an indirect dig at the older former CS players competing in Valorant by explaining how the fast nature of the game made it a more difficult esports title for them.

Popular Canadian streamer Michael "shroud" Grzesiek has long compared CS:GO and Valorant with each other, presenting his opinions across various aspects. While hosting a recent Valorant Champions 2021 watch party on Twitch, shroud compared the competitive gameplay of the two titles and went ahead to call CS:GO a 'boomer game'.

Not just this, he further explained how Valorant's fast-paced nature made it a more difficult esports title to compete in for older players. This was an indirect dig at some of the former CS:GO players who had retired from the Valve shooter and were now competing in Valorant.

You can't have one boomer, you can't have two boomers, you definitely can't have three. You need to have zero boomers, if you want to be on top, and that's just a fact.
Michael "shroud" Grzesiek - Statement on Twitch Stream

Shroud compares competitive gameplay of Valorant and CS:GO

The 27-year-old who is a former professional CS:GO player, remains inconsistent with his opinions between Valorant and Counter-Strike.

Following his remarks about CS:GO being the superior esports title when it comes to viewership on account of its simplistic approach and design, shroud has now called it a 'boomer game' due to its slower-paced gameplay when compared to Valorant.

This ain't a boomer game, it's just not. Just like CS is a boomer game, this is not a boomer game. It's too fast man. It’s not about being tactical, although of course, you can strategize and all that. It’s more about having every single player being able to adapt and think on the fly as much as possible. That’s what it’s about.
Michael "shroud" Grzesiek - Statement on Twitch Stream

Through the above explanation, shroud took an indirect dig at the older former CS players that are competing in Valorant, even calling out Spencer "Hiko" Martin who at 31 years of age is currently playing for 100 Thieves.

So I am sorry Hiko but it might be time for you to stream full-time, join me. Join me man.
Michael "shroud" Grzesiek - Statement on Twitch Stream

Maybe this is the reason why shroud does not like playing with professional Valorant players, as they make him feel like a boomer himself. Also a statement like this is a bit harsh considering that shroud thinks Valorant is an easier and simpler game than CS:GO, while also having previously explained why Counter-Strike players are the best gamers of all time.

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Aditya is the in-house CS:GO writer at AFK Gaming. While his understanding of the esports space is not restricted by geographical borders, his current focus lies in the Asian region. Understands and follows almost all major esport titles.