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Michael “Shroud” Grzesiek, previously known as mEclipse, is a Canadian variety streamer. He is widely known for his professional gaming career in CS: GO, which he retired from in 2017.
Nowadays his main activity is streaming, which is also extremely successful. He is one of the most-watched variety streamers on Twitch. He plays games such as PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, Apex Legends, Escape from Tarkov, Valorant, and more.
In Valorant, he formed a team to participate in VCT, the first time he returned to official eSports after he retired from competitive CS: GO, and even had a stint on one of the top teams Sentinels, though many would argue this was for marketing purposes.
If you’re on this page, chances are that you know who Shroud is. So, let’s take a look at Shroud’s settings and the gear that he is currently using.
|Settings Name||Shroud’s Mouse Settings|
|Scoped Sensitivity Multiplier||1|
One thing is of note when it comes to Shroud’s mouse settings: his eDPI is significantly higher than the average for pros in general, which is 278. When it comes to Shroud’s sensitivity, I personally think that it is pretty standard. If you think that Shroud’s sens is a little low or high, it’s no big deal if you adjust it to your own liking.
|Setting Name||Shroud’s Keybinds|
|Jump||Space Bar/Mouse Down|
|Equip Primary Weapon||1|
|Equip Secondary Weapon||2|
|Equip Melee Weapon||3|
|Use/Equip Ability: 1||E|
|Use/Equip Ability: 2||Q|
|Use/Equip Ability: 3||C|
|Use/Equip Ability: Ultimate||X|
|Setting Name||Shroud’s Crosshair Settings|
|Setting Name||Shroud’s Radar Settings|
|Rotate/Fixed Orientation||Rotate/Based On Side|
|Keep Player Centered||Off|
|Minimap Vision Cones||On|
|Show Map Region Names||Never|
|Setting Name||Shroud’s Video Settings|
|Frame Rate Limit||240 FPS|
|Setting Name||Shroud’s Graphics Settings|
|First Person Shadows||On|
Besides game settings, another and maybe more important aspect of pro gaming is your gaming gear. While pro gaming requires a very powerful PC, other pieces of equipment also play a role, such as your mouse, keyboard, monitor, headset, and more. But Shroud isn’t just a pro gamer. He is a streamer as well, so the microphone and the microphone stand are also important for his success.
Now let’s take a look at the gear Shroud uses that allows him to perform to his best across a range of FPS games.
Setup & Peripherals
Mouse & Keyboard
Similar to Hiko, Shroud uses the Logitech G Pro X Superlight.
For his keyboard, Shroud makes use of the Logitech G Pro X Keyboard SE. This keyboard was built to eSports tournament specifications and delivers about 25% faster actuation than usual mechanical keyboards.
For a pro gamer such as Shroud, only a top-of-the-line monitor is enough, such as the Alienware 2721D of the Alienware 27 series. It combines a 240Hz refresh rate with a 1 ms response time and 1440p resolution.
At the time of writing, Shroud uses Logitech G Pro X Headset SE.
Your headset is important even if you don’t want to become a streamer: it ensures better communication with teammates, better hearing of in-game sounds, and more. For Shroud it’s even more important, however, as he is one of the most popular people on Twitch and needs to entertain his audience at all times.
Microphone & Stand
Shroud’s microphone choice is highly unusual among popular content creators: it’s the Blue Microphones Mouse, which has an unusual round diaphragm capsule. This is an extremely expensive microphone when compared to the mics that other streamers use.
In contrast to the microphone itself, his microphone stand is popular among content creators: it’s the Rode PSA 1, used by people such as Pewdiepie and Jacksepticeye in their YouTube videos.
Even in his choice of gaming chair, Shroud is a Logitech fan: he uses Herman Miller X Logitech Embody. This chair is popular among the gaming community due to its comfortable design and premium materials.