Shroud Streams CSGO, Quits To Play Valorant After DDoS Attack Crashes Server


Shroud Streams CS:GO, Quits to Play Valorant After DDoS Attack Crashes Server

Shroud faced nothing but disappointment as he returned to streaming CS:GO.

Aditya Singh Rawat
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Shroud streamed CS:GO yesterday after a long time but immediately quit the game and switched to streaming Valorant.
Shroud faced a lot of issues with CS:GO, finding the first match almost 13 minutes after having started the game.
As soon as he entered the game, the official Valve game server crashed due to an apparent DDoS attack following which Shroud quit CS:GO.

One of the most popular streamers in the world, Michael "shroud" Grzesiek who is also a former professional CS:GO player, was met with extreme disappointment yesterday on 4th August, when he returned to streaming Counter-Strike after a long time. After having played Apex Legends for about four hours, shroud decided to play CS:GO, but was unable to find a match quickly due to multiple problems with the 'Trusted Launch'. After resolving all the problems, Shroud finally found a match, only for the official Valve server to crash in the middle of the very first round, following an apparent DDoS (Distributed Denial-of-Service) attack.

Shroud immediately quit CS:GO while stating that "I mean we are done, that's it. Okay, I am done." The 27-year-old went on to play Valorant instead while explaining that "We click Valorant. We hit play. We are in it, in just 10 seconds flat."

Shroud streams CS:GO after a long time only to face disappointment

Shroud who is one of the biggest Twitch streamers in the world, had completely abandoned CS:GO for other competitive titles like Apex Legends, Valorant, and many other games for quite some time now.

However, the Canadian streamer decided to stream some CS:GO yesterday after having played Apex Legend for almost four hours along with Justin "just9n" Ortiz who is also a Twitch streamer.

Initially, Shroud was a bit confused with the transformed UI (User Interface) and all the changes that Valve had introduced to the game in the last few months. On top of that, he also faced issues with 'Trusted Launch' and had to even restart CS:GO a few times. Frustrated, he went on to say:

For real though, that is a big problem with CS:GO, it is very messy and it is so hard to play. Like its accessibility is just awful. Look at this, if this was Valorant we open up the game, we invite each other and press play. Look at what we are dealing with right now."
Michael "shroud" Grzesiek

Shroud opened CS:GO for the first time at 04:39:30 in yesterday's stream and after solving all the problems, found his first match at 04:51:57. It took shroud almost 13 minutes to enter a match, which is a lot of time especially for a streamer.

Things only took a turn for the worse after the official Valve server crashed even before the first round could come to an end, with one of his teammates, just9n, claiming that it was due to a DDoS attack.

Multiple CS:GO community members also spoke about it being a DDoS attack which is a known problem faced by Counter-Strike streamers. According to community members, hackers can crash CS:GO games via GOTV including those being played on official Valve servers.

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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.

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