Shroud – Age, Height, Net Worth, Family Status and Complete Biography
Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek is a popular streamer and a retired Counter-Strike: Global Offensive professional. He is a former member of Slow Motion, Exertus eSports, Manajuma, compLexity Gaming, Cloud9, and Sentinels. He was born in Toronto, but he is actually of Polish descent.
shroud is a single child. His parents are divorced, but he has a positive relationship with them. He is currently dating Hannah ‘Bnans’ Kennedy.
Shroud’s love for gaming and technology comes from his father, who loved video games and built computers for him as a child. It was his dad who initially introduced him to Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.
He primarily played World of Warcraft as a teenager. While initially unimpressed with the CS: GO beta release, he played it occasionally with his friends. But as the game improved with each after, so did the shroud’s interest in the game.
shroud had been a shy kid, something he has spoken about in his streams. Streaming, which helped him overcome his insecurities, became his passion, and he still does it today.
Eventually, his streams began getting a lot of positive feedback from professional esports players. It eventuated in him realizing that he was pretty skilled. When he placed fourth in the North American ESEA Season 15: Main Division in 2014, he realized he had a shot at making it in the professional eSports scene. And this is the beginning of a beautiful and successful career.
shroud has been gaming since the launch of Global Offensive. He rose to prominence through his online broadcasting, which drew praise from many top players of the game.
After playing for Manajuma, he joined compLexity Gaming as a stand-in player. On August 1, 2014, compLexity Gaming was acquired by Cloud9, and by default, he became a permanent team member. Since then, he was the second longest-standing team member until he was asked to retire in August 2017.
Later the announcement came that he had retired from the lineup to become a backup player and full-time streamer for Cloud9. However, during this time, he had already made up his mind to retire.
He retired from professional Counter-strike in April of 2018. Months later, he left Cloud9 and joined Sentinels.
What is Shroud’s Net Worth?
The net worth of the popular streamer and professional esports player is estimated at around $20 million. shroud purchased a mansion in Hidden Hills, California, for a reported $9.4 million. He also earns around $10 -12 million every year through various channels.
How Much Does Shroud Earn?
There is not much public information regarding shroud’s income and his contracts with his previous team and sponsors. shroud has earned over $225,000 with his tournament winnings.
He reached a record number of subscribers, with 101,284. This would have netted him $354,494. shroud also earns $49,000 from his merch sale.
Shroud has no schedule, but he regularly streams for 7 to 12 hours.
shroud has been nominated for various awards during his professional eSports career. He won the 2019 Content Creator of the Year award at The Game Awards, an award he was nominated for a year prior.
He also won the Gamer of the Year award at The Streamer Awards in 2022.
- shroud is among the most popular eSports players and has a big following on his Twitch and other socials. His streams usually pull more than 40,000 viewers.
- shroud used to go by the name ‘eclipse’; in fact, his former Twitch channel name was mEclipse. He changed it to the shroud as it was the first synonym of eclipse that caught his eye.
- shroud was chosen to be part of the ALL-Star MLG Columbus match for the American team.