Twitch star and former Counter-Strike: Global Offensive professional player Michael "Shroud" Grzesiek shared some harsh words about CS: GO in a recent stream, but he's just stating hard facts.
Shroud, a talented first-person shooter player who formerly played CS: GO professionally for Cloud9, has been streaming Riot's tactical shooter Valorant lately. During his Twitch broadcast on February 6, 2021, Shroud cites the rampant hacking problem in CS: GO as a major reason why he's not playing the game. When a viewer told him that he should play CS: GO, Shroud laughed at the idea.
“I’d love to play CS: GO if it was f*cking good,” Shroud said.
Shroud further explained how cheating ruined CS: GO.
“Every single time you play CS, you’re trying to casually jump into a matchmaking…aimbot, spinbot, f*cking anti f*cking cheat f*cking headshot, wallhacks. They got it all dude, they’re teleporting around and sh*t, it’s f*cking crazy ” Shroud said.
When comparing CSGO and Valorant, he talks about how he feels more confident playing Riot's tactical shooter over Valve's.
“You jump in, you play, you’re confident, you go whatever, play your game, play your two games, have a good time or have a bad time,” he explained. “but at least you know you’re not gonna get f*cking cheated.”
This is not the first time Shroud took position on the CS: GO vs. Valorant debate. Last year, he explained why he thinks Valorant will surpass CS: GO and become the number one first-person shooter esports game.
Even though Valorant is not perfect when it comes to enforcing hackers in the game, Riot has been doing a great job detecting them thanks to the Vanguard anti-cheat software. A recent pro player has been banned for cheating, and last year, a Valorant player was caught cheating in a $2,000 tournament.
CS: GO's cheating issue is one of the main reasons why CS: GO pros are moving to Valorant, and as a former fan of Valve's tactical shooter, I 100% agree with Shroud.