Shroud and CS: GO have a complicated relationship, and while the popular Valorant streamer was willing to give things one more try on behalf of friends, outside forces had other plans in mind.
And because this is CS:GO, outside forces naturally means cheaters.
The cheating problem in Valve's shooter might not be attracting FBI attention anymore, but it's still a rampant issue.
During Shroud's session, hackers executed a DDOS attack - similar to the types disgruntled Titanfall fans carried out against Apex Legends - and caused a drastic increase in match lag.
Shroud gave up in disbelief and, with the New World beta finished for now, went back to Valorant.
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CS:GO is far from the only GaaS shooter with a substantial cheating problem. Warzone's issues only continue to grow, and they're driving popular streamer away en masse.
NICKMERCS shifted to Apex Legends recently and saw a significant rise in his viewership, a move TimtheTatMan followed after discussing how rampant a problem cheating is for regular players and those accused of hacking.
Of course, Activision Blizzard's ongoing harassment and abuse scandal plays a role in that exodus. Even Asmongold doesn't envision himself going back to World of Warcraft anytime soon.