The Biggest Counter-Strike Event Yet

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. » 3/16/15 6:55pm 3/16/15 6:55pm

Excited Counter-Strike Player Will Not Calm Down

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. » 2/24/15 7:47pm 2/24/15 7:47pm

Can't Beat Your Brother At Counter-Strike? Hire A Pro.

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive streamer Kyente would have had a field day destroying his brother live on his birthday stream, had said brother not tapped CS:GO pro Mitch "DUM0RE" Green to play in his stead. What follows is a gleeful lesson in humility. » 2/23/15 9:00am 2/23/15 9:00am

The Latest Counter-Strike Anti-Cheat Measure? Inspecting Players' Homes

"Knock-knock." "Who's there?" "Counter-Strike police. Open your door. We're here to inspect your computer for cheats." » 2/20/15 12:32pm 2/20/15 12:32pm

Valve To Counter-Strike Pros: Never Bet On Matches

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… » 2/06/15 9:25pm 2/06/15 9:25pm

Two Of Pro Counter-Strike's Best Matches Yet

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. » 1/26/15 10:30pm 1/26/15 10:30pm

American Counter-Strike Scene Hit Hard By Pro Cheating Bans

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. » 1/26/15 6:05pm 1/26/15 6:05pm

The first big Counter-Strike competition of the year is happening right now. MLG X Games Aspen just kicked off, and it's running all weekend. GosuGamers has a good primer on the big storylines to keep an eye out for. Watch it all unfold below. » 1/23/15 9:14pm 1/23/15 9:14pm

One Of The Best Counter-Strike Teams Practices In A Spooky Mansion

Ninjas in Pyjamas—aka NiP—came so close to pulling off a massive upset and winning last year's Dream Hack Winter finals that it hurt. But the stinging taste of defeat eventually fades, and I imagine having a rad (though weirdly spooky) mansion to train out of doesn't hurt. » 1/22/15 6:30pm 1/22/15 6:30pm

Pro Teams Implicated In Huge Counter-Strike Match Fixing Scandal

It has not exactly been smooth sailing (or terrorist blasting, given the lack of boats) in Counter-Strike land lately. First there was the big pro cheat tool bust right before Dream Hack 2014, then there was foul play at Dream Hack 2014, and now we can add a team purposefully losing a match to the list as well. » 1/19/15 8:45pm 1/19/15 8:45pm

That's Not How You Make Wine, Assassin's Creed

Today on Highlight Reel we have hovering bread, enlightened wing-suiting, extremely hot winemaking, and some Halo 5 slams that would make Charles Barkley proud. » 1/16/15 4:30pm 1/16/15 4:30pm

Fans Are Bringing Counter-Strike's Most Popular Maps To Halo

Halo and Counter-Strike both have guns, but otherwise they couldn't be more different. And while I really hope someone focuses on upping Halo's chicken count soon, for now a couple classic Counter-Strike haunts will have to do. » 1/13/15 5:30pm 1/13/15 5:30pm

Tricks That Will Help You Become A Better Counter-Strike Player

Playing Counter-Strike: Global Offensive like a mere mortal is all well and good, but normal shooter skills will only get you so far in this one. Playing like a diabolical mastermind, though? That takes finesse. Finesse and incredibly specific knowledge. » 1/12/15 6:45pm 1/12/15 6:45pm

Counter-Strike Player Never Stood A Chance

We've all been there: that moment when you know in your gut that you're totally, utterly screwed. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive player Tarik found that out the hard way, in the video above. » 12/30/14 4:00pm 12/30/14 4:00pm

A Ton Of Cheaters Just Got Banned From Counter-Strike

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive has a cheating problem. It can be infuriating to come up against rule-breakers and code-busters in regular matches, but there's a silver lining here: Valve is doing its damndest to fight back. » 12/23/14 8:30pm 12/23/14 8:30pm

Boo, Valve Removed Bird Surfing From Counter-Strike

For a brief, magical period of time, you could surf on birds in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. As in, ascend into the skies on their tiny, feathered backs. Unfortunately, it broke the terrorist-fragging heck out of the game, so Valve had to take it out. But they added something fun to make up for it. » 12/12/14 7:40pm 12/12/14 7:40pm

The Counter-Strike Player Who's Giving Up A $7,500 Gun Collection

The Dahn is a collector. He's managed to painstakingly amass a glittering arsenal of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive in-game items that total out to a real money value of between $7,500 and $9,000. And now he's getting rid of them all. » 12/08/14 8:00pm 12/08/14 8:00pm

Pro Cheating Fiasco Leads To Incredible Counter-Strike Final Match

After a huge cheating scandal that sent allegations—as opposed to Counter-Strike's normal weapon of choice, bullets—flying, this weekend's DreamHack 2014 pro finals produced one of the best matches Global Offensive has seen. It nearly didn't happen, however, thanks to, yep, more cheating. » 12/01/14 6:03pm 12/01/14 6:03pm

Counter-Strike's Pro Cheating Scandal Might Be A Good Thing

Hear me out: Counter-Strike's pro cheating scandal—which has seen three top-tier players get banned and others put under a hot magnifying glass of scrutiny—sucks right now, but it could be a good thing in the long run. Or it could create standards the sport can never live up to. » 11/25/14 9:15pm 11/25/14 9:15pm