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Shroud reveals how he really feels about Among Us

Twitch celebrity Michael "Shroud" Grzesiek got into a bit of hot water with fans after he bad-mouthed the popular social detection game Among Us during a streaming session. 

Shroud was asked if he played Among Us while on a new Rust server with players that included fellow streamer Sykkuno. Shroud answered, "No, I don't play Among Us, I only play real games." Almost immediately, he was forced to field loud criticism from others all talking at once on the server, leading him to apologize laughingly over the chaos he'd started and say, "This backfired!"

In point of fact, Shroud does appear to prefer shooters, survival games and AAA titles — recently, he's been regularly streaming games like Escape from Tarkov, Rust, Cyberpunk 2077, and World of Warcraft. And of course, he became famous as a professional Counter-Strike: Global Offensive player, though he retired from that scene in 2018. 

However, it's not strictly true that he doesn't play Among Us. He has streamed the game in the past, even offering his opinion on it in a Sept. 2020 stream that is slightly at odds with what he said over the weekend. In talking strategy, he called one of the short Among Us sessions "super fun." He expressed that he was a bit confused about the actual game after having played it seven times, but added, "That game was like pretty fun. I didn't, like, particularly love it, but I thought it was pretty fun. You have to have the right people."

So, under the right circumstances, Shroud doesn't seem to mind delving into the game from Innersloth. And he's not the only one. SuperData estimates that Among Us had half a billion monthly active users in Nov. 2020, calling it "by far the most popular game ever in terms of monthly players." The title is currently available for PCs, on the Nintendo Switch, and on mobile devices. It's set for an Xbox X|S and Xbox One release in 2021.

Also, it's due for a few updates, including a brand new map that's expected "early 2021," according to Among Us' official Twitter account. The Airship map is expected to include all-new tasks, your choice of starting room, ladders, and more. If Shroud thought himself confused by the way the previous tasks worked, a whole new set might not be to his liking — but fans will have to wait and see if he is up for playing it once it's released.