Not everyone who watches the Super Bowl plays football, and it turns out the same is true for the League of Legends World Championship. According to research done by analytics firm Newzoo, 42 percent of esports viewers surveyed do not actually play the games they watch.
This is what happens after you shout “Fuck you all, god save the queen” to a crowd full of Aussie Counter-Strike fans.
The hierarchy of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive gets a shakeup at the IEM XII Championship in Sydney, Australia as the European powerhouses make room for the resurgence of South America’s SK Gaming. Even Nikola ‘NiKo’ Kovač, bought earlier this year for $500,000, couldn’t save FaZe Clan.
Match fixing has been the end for several professional Counter-Strike players’ careers. At this weekend’s cs_summit tournament, Josh “Steel” Nissan appeared in a comedy PSA with a simple message for young Counter-Strike hopeful Timmy: don’t fix matches.
On Monday, a legally blind and deaf Counter-Strike: Global Offensive player was bullied off a match. In response, the CSGO community rallied around him.
Gambling on esports matches is, right now, unsafe and unfair for bettors, just as gambling on traditional sports is. As you’d expect, people are still doing it anyway; and as you’d expect, laws and regulations have struggled to keep up.
Champions of the most recent Counter-Strike: Global Offensive major, Astralis chalked up another tournament win today in Katowice, Poland at the Intel Extreme Masters, defeating FaZe 3-1.
Earlier this month, Valve took the infamous “Dust2" map out of rotation to make room for a remodeled “Inferno.” Today, at DreamHack Masters Las Vegas, team North inducted the new map with a vicious quad-kill through smoke to take a round off opponent OpTic.
In a ban spanning several lifetimes and then some, third-party Counter-Strike tournament service ESEA has banned a user until 3016 for allegedly harassing a minor.
Keeping up with esports isn’t easy. Counter-Strike matches are made up of multiple multi-round games. Tournaments quickly turn into time investments. Naturally, you’re gonna miss a few here and there. Or a lot.
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is one of the most popular shooters in the world, but some still prefer The Old Ways.
Counter-Strike’s best maps are finely tuned staging grounds for battles of tactics, will, and hair-trigger reflexes. A slight change can have a tremendous impact on how they play. Even something as seemingly insignificant as the weather, as this mod demonstrates.
Bobblehead figurines have been a staple of professional sports ever since they were first introduced in to the world of baseball fandom in the early 1960s. So naturally, esports are attempting to emulate big brother once again by borrowing the idea for this weekend’s Intel Extreme Masters Counter-Strike: Global…
As part of the latest patch to Counter-Strike: Global Offensive , Valve has made changes to their policy for bad behavior. Two strikes and you are out, pal.
Over the summer, Olkesandr ‘S1mple’ Kostyliev pulled off one of the most awe-inspiring pro Counter-Strike plays in recent memory. Now that play lives on in the hearts and minds of millions. And also in the level where it happened. And also on S1mple’s arm.
We all knew Spencer “Hiko” Martin had mad skills. Despite losing to his former brother in arms, Oleksandr “S1mple” Kostyliev, in last weekend’s semifinals where Team Liquid fell to the eventual ELS One New York champions, Natus Vincere, there are few people more terrifying to meet in a lonely CS:GO alleyway.
Counter-Strike is a game of skill and precision. In theory, it’s the sort of shooter where, if something goes wrong, you have only yourself (or your teammates) to blame. Unfortunately, that’s not always the case.
The latest patch for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive brings back a long absent feature: graffiti and sprays. They are now a consumable item that can be purchased. Fans lobbying for their return are displeased to say the least.
The final rounds of the ESL One New York Counterstrike: Global Offensive tournament were held last night. You’ve already seen someone toss their gun at another player in the semi finals. Here are some other amazing plays from the final match between Natus Vincere and Virtus.pro.