Shroud Talks About Retirement Age of Esports Pros

Twitch Star Michael Grzesiek, aka Shroud, expressed his opinion about retirement age for esports professionals. He stated that they can compete until the age of 50.

Shroud’s FPS abilities and his battle royale titles such as Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds are well-known. He is also known as Valorant and Escape from Tarkov.

Shroud was interviewed about his views on the competitive age for esports pros during a recent broadcast.

Many critics and pros will agree that younger players have quicker reaction times. However, shroud feels that older pros in esports can continue to be successful. He responds to this question by saying that “Maybe 50” is the limit. That is what I believe. You can still play at an elite level if you started young, like 16/17 when you first played professionally. Yes, it is possible to lose some reaction speed. You will be able to perform at the same high level as before if your passion is driven and you are motivated to learn. It’s possible to still reach that high level if you have the same passion, drive and determination.

This is a refreshing take on the topic, particularly considering how age of players can be brought up in discussions about skill and experience. Shroud is positive that despite athletes’ natural slow reactions, they can persevere with dedication and hardwork. Shroud also mentioned that an older pro at esports would have more game experience and knowledge. However, retirement age varies from one player to the next.


Professional Gaming He began streaming on YouTube soon after he upgraded his internet package in 2012, when he was seventeen. However, he hadn’t considered that it could develop into a career at the time.

His early gaming career started as a CS: GO player with ESEA teams including Exertus and Manajuma. As the 26-year-old garnered a fan following, he was roped in by CompLexity Gaming, one of the top American eSports organisations. Cloud9 later acquired CompLexity and Shroud signed for them in August 2014.27-Jan-2022

Shroud: Early years as a CS: GO Pro Shroud’s professional gaming career took off with CS:GO. In 2013 Shroud took his first steps in the competitive world of Esports with the team Slow Motion.03-Jul-2021

shroud has a background as a pro player in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. He used to be one of the best CSGO players in the world, competing most notably with Cloud9. He retired to become a full-time streamer, eventually switching from CSGO to Riot’s newer first-person shooter.04-Oct-2021

Like he never left. One of the most popular faces on all of Twitch returned to competition in style, as shroud’s VALORANT team handily won their opening round match in the NA VCT Stage Three Challengers Two open qualifier.22-Jul-2021

Cloud9 (esports) players.


Michael “Shroud” Grzesiek, a popular Twitch streamer and professional gamer, believes that 50 is the retirement age in esports and can compete until then. Shroud also believes that older players have more game experience and knowledge than younger players. Critics will agree that younger players have quicker reaction times

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