Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek is one of the most famous CS players to have ever graced the game. While he has now retired from CS:GO and has moved on to Valorant, numerous fans still follow him. He is considered one of the world’s best when it comes to playing competitive shooters.

If you want to mimic his calm and collected style of play by having the same settings as him, this article has got you covered!

Shroud In-game Settings

While shroud uses some generic settings, considered the optimal settings among professionals, he has some settings configured to his liking. Take a look at the in-game settings of one of the maestros of the game. 

Shroud’s Video Settings

Shroud uses a BenQ XL2540 monitor for his games, so make sure that the aspect ratio for your monitor is somewhat similar to this model.

Shrouds General Settings

Having the right aspect ratio and resolution when playing competitive shooters gives you a better view of the opponent. Here are the general video settings used by Shroud in his games:

Setting

Configuration

Resolution

1920x1080

Aspect Ratio

16:9

Scaling Mode

Native

Color Mode

Computer Monitor

Brightness

100%

Display Mode

Fullscreen



Shroud’s Advanced Settings

Many people have their preferences when it comes to the image quality of their games, but if you are looking for some reliable settings, here are the settings used by Shroud to get an edge over his opponents.

Setting

Configuration

Global Shadow Quality

High

Model/Texture Detail

Low

Texture Streaming

Disabled

Effect Detail

Low

Shader Detail

Low

Boost Player Contrast

Enabled

Multicore Rendering

Enabled

Multisampling Anti-Aliasing Mode

8x MSAA

FXAA Anti-Aliasing

Disabled

Texture Filtering Mode

Anisotropic 8x

Wait for Vertical Sync

Disabled

Motion Blur

Disabled

Triple-Monitor Mode

Disabled

Use Uber Shaders

Enabled

Shroud’s Mouse Settings 

Having the right sensitivity is essential to be able to perform well in competitive shooters. If you rely on their wrist to aim in your games, the Shroud mouse settings on his Logitech G303 will be perfect for that purpose.

Setting

Configuration

DPI

450

Mouse Sensitivity

2.4

eDPI

1080

Zoom Sensitivity

1

Hz

1000

Windows Sensitivity

6

Raw Input

1

Mouse Acceleration

0



Shroud’s Crosshair Settings

Crosshair is usually something that people set according to their own personal preference. However, if you have not yet figured out what works for you and are looking to try things, here is the crosshair used by Shroud in many of his games.

Setting

Configuration

Draw Outline

0

Alpha

255

Color

4

Blue

250

Green

250

Red

250

Dot

0

Gap

-2

Size

3.5

Style

4

Thickness

1.5

Sniper Width

1

That said, if you want to use Shroud’s crosshair in your games, just paste the following in your console, and you will be good to go:



cl_crosshair_drawoutline "0"; cl_crosshairalpha "255"; cl_crosshaircolor "4"; cl_crosshaircolor_b "250"; cl_crosshaircolor_g "250"; cl_crosshaircolor_r "250"; cl_crosshairdot "0"; cl_crosshairgap "-2"; cl_crosshairsize "3.5"; cl_crosshairstyle "4"; cl_crosshairthickness "1.5"; cl_crosshair_sniper_width "1"

Shroud’s ViewModel Settings

While most players have more or less the same ViewModel, Shroud does have some interesting configurations for the X, Y, and Z offsets which he has tailored for his use. Take a look at the following to get an idea of Shroud’s ViewModel:

Setting

Configuration

FOV

68

Offset X

2.5

Offset Y

1

Offset Z

-1.5

Presetpos

3

Shift Left Amt

0

Shift Right Amt

0

Recoil

0

Righthand

1

Bob Lower Amt

5

Bob Amt Lat

0.1

Bob Amt Vert

0.1

Bob Cycle

0.98

Note: Bare in mind that this view model is according to a right-handed person so be careful using it if you are left-handed

If you want to use Shroud’s ViewModel in your games, just paste the following into your ViewModel config to get the same configuration:

viewmodel_fov 68; viewmodel_offset_x 2.5; viewmodel_offset_y 1; viewmodel_offset_z -1.5; viewmodel_presetpos 3; cl_viewmodel_shift_left_amt 0; cl_viewmodel_shift_right_amt 0; viewmodel_recoil 0; cl_righthand 1; cl_bob_lower_amt 5; cl_bobamt_lat 0.1; cl_bobamt_vert 0.1; cl_bobcycle 0.98;

Final Thoughts

Shroud is undoubtedly one of the most prominent entities in the online competitive shooter category and has made a name for himself in more then a few such games. While the settings used by Shroud are indeed trustworthy and tailored for the best, getting used to them might take some time for people who have been playing in their own settings for a while.