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shroud silences haters by showing his absurd Valorant skills

By Olivia Richman


Jul 11, 2022

Reading time: 2 min

Michael “shroud” Grzesiek recently signed with the Sentinels Valorant team and it had some people questioning the former Counter-Strike: Global Offensive pro’s skills. He answered those questions with an incredible play that seemed to shock the man himself.

While streaming a match on Icebox, shroud pulled off an absurd play that had his team speechless. shroud won a round by getting three wallbang kills in a row.

shroud pulls off three wall bangs in Valorant match

shroud and his two teammates were on A-site in Icebox when the unthinkable happened. shroud was in heaven watching out for enemies entering the area.

shroud first spotted an enemy Sova in the distance and wall-banged him soon after. Then he wall-banged an approaching Jett. With those two out of the way, shroud started checking out the wall near the stairs and spotted a Chamber with low health. shroud took them out in a flash, ending the epic moment and winning the round.

shroud and his entire team were left almost speechless. This isn’t your everyday play, although it can sort of be expected from one of the best FPS players in the world.

Is shroud playing professional Valorant?

Despite previously stating that he was done competing with pro players and claiming he’d “never join a team,” shroud has signed with North American team Sentinels.

Sentinels will be competing in the Last Chance Qualifier for a spot in VCT Champions 2022. This is taking place in August, meaning shroud will have a month or so to practice with his new teammates.

Valorant fans have mixed feelings about the signing. While it’s exciting to see the veteran esports pro competing once again after a long career as a streamer, his stats in Valorant aren’t as impressive as other professional players. ESL also joked that shroud had joined the “wrong game.”

What is a wallbang in Valorant?

Wallbanging is when a player shoots an opponent who is hidden behind a wall or other object. It’s a common technique used in almost all shooting games, including Valorant, Counter-Strike, and Call of Duty.

With the right weapon and in the right spot on the map, players can essentially shoot through walls. shroud knew these spots and also has expert in-game knowledge, predicting where opponents usually pop up around the map. Valorant also has much stronger wallbangs than other games due to low damage dropoff.