Michael “Shroud” Grzesiek never won a Counter-Strike Major championship, but instead, he’s become one of the most recognizable faces on Twitch.
The former North American CS:GO legend and Cloud9 player left the competitive scene with a bitter taste in his mouth. He came so close, yet so far, to making esports history—and to further add salt to his wounds, Cloud9 went on to win a Major just one year after he retired.
Shroud stepped down from the organization in 2017 to reignite his streaming career. It took a while, but the risky move paid off—and now he’s one of the most followed channels on Twitch. He regularly pulls in thousands of viewers, topping the tables and beating even Tyler “Ninja” Blevins to the punch.
Shroud saw wavering success in PUBG and Fortnite, but Apex Legends has shown to be his true calling—and his viewer base hasn’t stopped growing.
He’s the Ninja of Apex, and his views prove it. While Ninja’s viewership has slowly declined, Shroud’s has only increased. He’s a player with absolute style and cocksure confidence, and his first person shooter track record proves it.
Here’s a look at his settings on Apex. They won’t make you quite as good as Shroud, and you’re not suddenly going to start oozing skill—but they just might help you on your journey to becoming an Apex extraordinaire.
|Aspect Ratio||16:9 (native)|
|Field of View||104|
|Color Blind Mode||Off|
|Adaptive Resolution FPS||0|
|Texture Streaming Budget||Insane (8GB VRAM)|
|Texture Filtering||Anisotropic 4X|
|Ambient Occlusion Quality||Disabled|
|Sun Shadow Coverage||Low|
|Sun Shadow Detail||Low|
|Spot Shadow Detail||Disabled|
|Dynamic Spot Shadows||Disabled|