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Shroud is a professional Valorant player and streamer for Sentinels | Photo screenshot from YouTube
Full NameMichael Grzesiek
Age28
Date of BirthJune 2, 1994
NationalityCanada
AliasesShroud
TeamSentinels
Twitch Followers10.2 Million
Shroud Bio

Who is Shroud?

Michael “Shroud” Grzesiek is a 28-year-old Canadian professional Valorant player for Sentinels. He is from Canada but is currently staying in California.

Shroud is a former professional Counter-Strike: Global Offensive player for Cloud9. He retired from competitive CS: GO back in 2018 to focus on his streaming and content creation career. Thus his return to Valorant as a professional was a shock to his fans yet.

Shroud has a natural talent for first-person shooting games such as CS: GO and Valorant. He also plays Apex Legends, Vampire The Masquerade: Bloodhunt, and The Cycle. He usually reaches the top rank of every FPS game he plays, even reaching Apex Predator during the early days of Apex Legends.

He regularly streams on Twitch and is constantly pulling around 40,000 viewers. Sometimes even higher.

Shroud also landed a $10 million exclusive streaming deal with Mixer before the company folded. It was one of the biggest deals in streaming history. He returned to Twitch after Mixer failed to gain success.

Shroud Valorant Settings

Shroud plays competitive Valorant with Sentinels. As an FPS legend, he sure does have a lot of followers interested in his settings. Look no further, for here they are.

Shroud Mouse Settings

Shroud is using a Logitech G303 Shroud Edition mouse. However, he sometimes tries other mouse if ever a company or a sponsor sends him one.

DPI400
Sensitivity0.78
eDPI351
Zoom Sensitivity1
Polling Rate1000
Windows Sensitivity6
Raw Input BufferOff
Shroud Mouse Settings

Shroud’s mouse settings took a lot of trial and error to perfect. Feel free to test it out but you should adjust it to your personal preference too. There is no such thing as a 1:1 copy because no gaming setup and player are the same.

Shroud Crosshair Settings

Shroud is known for his great reflex and quick flicks. He is able to do this by setting his crosshair to a precise size wherein he can see his enemies and click on their heads easily.

Here are Shroud’s crosshair settings.

ColorWhite
OutlinesOff
Center DotOff
Shroud Primary Crosshair Settings
Show Inner LineOn
Inner Line Opacity1
Inner Line Length5
Inner Line Thickness2
Inner Line Offset0
Movement ErrorOff
Firing ErrorOff
Shroud Inner Lines Settings
Show Outer LinesOn
Outer Line Opacity0.35
Outer Line Length2
Outer Line Thickness2
Outer Line Offset10
Movement ErrorOff
Firing ErrorOff
Shroud Outer Lines Settings

Shroud Valorant Keybinds

Shroud uses these Valorant keyboard binds. They are not that far from the default one. But like his mouse settings, it might work for him but it will not work for you.

Walk
L-Shift
Crouch
L-Ctrl
Jump
Space Bar / Mouse Wheel Down
Use Object
F
Equip Primary Weapon
1
Equip Secondary Weapon
2
Equip Melee Weapon
3
Equip Spike
4
Use/Equip Ability: 1
C
Use/Equip Ability: 2
Q
Use/Equip Ability: 3
E
Use/Equip Ability: Ultimate
X
Shroud Key binds

Shroud Map Settings

Shroud sets his map so he can easily monitor what is happening from the other side. The mini-map is an essential tool that is powerful when utilized properly. It helps with planning, rotation, and attack.

This is Shroud’s mini-map setting.

RotateRotate
Fixed OrientationBased On Side
Keep Player CenteredOff
Minimap Size1.028
Minimap Zoom1
Minimap Vision ConesOn
Show Map Region NamesAlways
Shroud Map Settings

Shroud Valorant Video Settings

Shroud uses a mix of high and low settings though the majority are either turned off or set to the lowest. These settings allow him to reach a high number of frames while keeping the graphics acceptable – not that boxy and still presentable.

He needs a high number of frames-per-second because it is advantageous in competitive esports titles. Lower than 240fps and professional players cannot react quickly or flick from one side to an enemy.

Playing at 60fps also feels sluggish especially for professionals like Shroud, who are using 240Hz monitors.

Here are Shroud’s video settings.

Resolution1920×1080
Aspect Ratio16:9
Aspect Ratio MethodFill
Display ModeFull Screen
Multithreaded RenderingOn
Material QualityLow
Texture QualityHigh
Detail QualityLow
UI QualityLow
VignetteOff
V-SyncOff
Anti-AliasingMSAA 4x
Anisotropic Filtering8x
Improve ClarityOn
Experimental SharpeningOff
BloomOff
DistortionOff
Cast ShadowsOn
Shroud Valorant Video Settings

Shroud Gaming PC Specs

Shroud uses top-tier gaming PC components available today. It is expensive, but worth it considering he plays professionally once again. He needs to use the best equipment and to take advantage of it.

Here are his gaming PC specs based on Maingear.

CPUAMD Ryzen 9 5950X
Graphics CardEVGA Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090
Memory64GB Hyper X Predator DDR4 Memory
MotherboardASUS ROG Strix X570-E
StorageUnknown
Power SupplyUnknown
CaseMaingear Vybe 2
Shroud Gaming PC Specs

Shroud Gaming Peripherals

Shroud is one of the top streamers today and he is sponsored by a lot of big brands – Logitech included. That’s why a lot of his peripherals are from them which is not a bad thing because Logitech makes some of the best peripherals today.

Check out Shroud’s gaming gear here.

MonitorAlienware 27″ AW2721D Monitor
KeyboardLogitech G Pro X Keyboard SE
MouseLogitech G303 Shroud Edition
MousepadLogitech G840 XL SE
HeadphonesLogitech G Pro X Headset SE
MicrophoneBlue Microphones Mouse
CameraSony Alpha A6000
Control PadUnknown (most likely Elgato Stream Deck)
Gaming ChairLogitech G X Herman Miller Embody
Shroud Gaming Peripherals

Does Shroud Use A Dual PC Setup?

Yes, he does. However, his streaming PC specs are unknown. But considering that Shroud is serious with streaming, he likely has a similar streaming PC to his gaming computer.

Shroud can easily customize a PC for his streams. Better yet, sponsors would flock to his stream if they would hear that Shroud does not have one yet.

That being said, we will update this section once we get the details of Shroud’s streaming computer. Feel free to let us know as well if you know a little bit about his setup.

Wrapping Up

Shroud is back to competitive Valorant and now, people will be more interested than ever when it comes to his in-game setup and gaming PC specs.

He is a generational talent and it will take a lot of practice for regular gamers to reach his level. However, feel free to test his settings and see if it improves your gameplay.

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Aim is a content writer who loves playing Apex Legends and Dota 2. He also plays casual games such as Animal Crossing: New Horizons and Pokemon titles on his Nintendo Switch too. He sometimes streams on his Facebook Gaming page called Aimpossible.