Shroud Claims Valorant Is Harder Than CS:GO - "CS Looks Like a Joke"
Another controversial remark from the man himself.
One of the top Twitch streamers who is a former CS:GO professional and a current Valorant player for Sentinels, Michael “shroud” Grzesiek, announced his return to competing once again on 8th July earlier this month.
The 28-year-old is yet to play an official match with his new team but has already started training with the lineup, working hard to prove that he is capable of competing professionally.
However, his controversial remarks against CS:GO continue to distance him from the game that he used to compete in five years ago. During a recent Twitch stream, shroud was once again seen comparing CS:GO to Valorant as he went on to state that "This game (Valorant) is hard, CS looks like a joke compared to this."
Shroud explains why CS:GO is a "joke" in comparison to Valorant
While playing Valorant recently with Tyson "TenZ" Ngo, shroud once again put the spotlight on the comparison between CS:GO and Valorant, something he has done countless times in the past as well.
While trying to clutch a 1v2 on Bind as an attacker, shroud stated that CS was a joke in comparison to Valorant, something that TenZ seemed to agree with as he went on to say that "It (Valorant) is really hard."
Shroud then elaborated on his earlier comment by claiming that Valorant was just harder than CS:GO, "Yeah, I mean it is. Like there is no sugarcoating it or anything, it (Valorant) is just hard, the game's just hard."
He went on to lose the 1v2 clutch and after taking a brief pause put forth a rather interesting theory, "But I wonder if it is hard because everyone is so good or if everyone is so good because the game is arguably easier. Maybe that's why, you know. Keeps the competition high.”
It is no doubt that shroud announcing his return to compete in esports once again was huge and that he has been working hard on improving himself as a player. He can be seen practicing actively and even one of his recent clips where he takes a triple wallbang went absolutely viral, sending a strong message to all the haters.
But these controversial takes, though personal, do not tend to go down too well between either of the communities. It will surely be interesting to see how shroud performs with Sentinels at the upcoming Valorant Champions Tour 2022: North America Last Chance Qualifier (NA LCQ), scheduled to take place from 4th to 14th August.