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I'm going to admit something to you here today, because I feel I can trust you. I am not a fan of multiplayer shooters. There it is. I suck at them, and I'm big enough to admit that I don't like playing video games I'm not good at.
Aside from a brief dalliance with Call Of Duty: Warzone last year, I tend to stay away from online shooters. They all feel too similar to me. Not because they actually are, obviously, but because when you're crap at a certain genre of games, they all start to blend into one. Why tell you this? Because when popular streamer and FPS pro Michael 'Shroud' Grzesiek said earlier this week that he thinks Rainbow Six Siege is more competitive than Call Of Duty, I had no opinion. Maybe you do? That's why I'm telling you all about it.
As reported by Fraghero, Shroud recently shared his thoughts on competitive shooters in 2021 during a stream. He explained that, in his opinion, games that let players aim down sights or move quickly can never truly be considered as competitive.
"I really do think that competitive shooters that have ADS and COD-esque movement aren't truly competitive, for some reason," he said. "I feel like they struggle."
I've no doubt some of you reading have already erupted in fury. Call Of Duty does have a thriving competitive scene after all. Even so, Shroud believes the only exception to his rule is Ubisoft's tactical shooter Rainbow Six Siege.
"I feel like the only game that it works with is Rainbow Six [Siege], but that's just because of the depth of strategy that goes behind it," he admitted. "The depth of team communication, clearing stuff together, verticality, gadgets and everything. But imagine if Rainbow Six didn't have any of that and it was more barebones with ADS I don't know, I just haven't seen a good competitive title with being able to aim down the sights of your gun. I just haven't seen it."
It is worth noting that Shroud is a former Counter Strike: Global Offensive pro, so his opinions certainly hold some weight. Even so, there's no denying that pretty much any game can be played competitively if you really want it to be, even if you don't consider them all to be equally as competitive.
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