The broadcast of the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive ESL One Finals match between Fnatic and Team EnVyUs is underway. You can watch it live on Twitch or in the embed below. »
This isn’t a new trick (it’s almost a decade old!), but it’s still a good, clean look at a tactic that, while often outlawed competitively, is still awesome considering the teamwork and timing required. »
Counter-Strike’s most popular map, Dust2, has been around since 2001, making it more than a decade old. »
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is one of the best multiplayer shooters in existence—by all accounts an incredible game. Well, except for this one thing.
Remember: in Counter-Strike, as in most games, the use of sniper scopes limits your peripheral vision. »
This series of wallpapers by drizzly shows some of Counter-Strikes most iconic map spots, and recreates them in a cute isometric style. »
One game. Six overtimes. 88 goddamn rounds. Consensus says it’s the longest single game of pro Counter-Strike: Global Offensive ever.
Over the weekend, all eyes were on Counter-Strike. Well, maybe not all eyes, but more than a million pairs of them—at once, no less. »
We've all been there once or twice. Sometimes games are exciting. Sometimes we scream. This Counter-Strike player, though, is really into it. Nearly every shot, every bomb plant, and sometimes for no real reason at all. "OH SHIT. HOLY— OH MY GODDDD THAT WAS AMAZING." Screaming, yelling, hollering. He never stops. »
"Knock-knock." "Who's there?" "Counter-Strike police. Open your door. We're here to inspect your computer for cheats." »
Recently there have been accusations (some proven) of match-fixing and illicit betting in professional Counter-Strike matches. Valve announced their verdict against the trend, bringing their ban-gavel down on multiple bigtime North American players. Now, they've added some stern advice: pros should stop betting… »
MLG X Games Aspen, the year's first seriously big pro Counter-Strike event, took place over the weekend, and people were expecting big things. It did not disappoint. Not in the slightest. »
Recently, substantial evidence came to light that a number of pro players had been involved in a huge Counter-Strike: Global Offensive match-fixing/gambling scandal. Valve took their time investigating, but now they've finally decided to bring the hammer down. Hard. »