Shroud, a former CS:GO player who has coached in a professional esports tournament, was eliminated in the first round of the NA last chance qualifier for the second time in 1,569 days.
Shroud is well-known as one of the most popular streamers on Twitch, and even prior to his retirement from Counter-Strike in 2018, he was attracting a lot of attention.
With his newfound freedom, the streamer reached new heights and became one of Twitch's most popular streamers. According to Twitch Tracker, he has raked in over 571 million total views and 10.2 million followers.
As the 28-year-old joined the Sentinels on July 8, his VALORANT debut was met with outrage from the esports community. Plenty of fans wanted to see Shroud back in action, and rightfully so.
The anticipation of Shrouds' return was euphoric, with hundreds of thousands of people tuning in to see him return. It is estimated that over 400,000 people saw the Sentinels face off against The Guard.
Shroud collected an impressive triple kill to conclude the first map on Breeze, a play that was instantly remembered by many fans who saw him back in his competitive CS:GO days. He was well-known for his impressive aim and spray downs.
Sentinels and Shroud fans will have to wait a few days for them to resume their form.
The Guard has secured a spot in the next round of the upper bracket. Tomorrow, they will face off against the winners of Shopify Rebellion and Cloud9.