During last week’s big Counter-Strike gambling scandal (and really just in general, where gambling is concerned), Valve remained conspicuously silent. Now, though, they’ve said they’re gonna start telling gambling sites to cease operations entirely.
In the wake of a scandal where it came to light that two prominent YouTubers, Trevor ‘TmarTn’ Martin and Tom ‘ProSyndicate’ Cassell, promoted a Counter-Strike gambling site they founded and owned sans overt disclosure, the two have been sued.
YouTuber Trevor ‘TmarTn’ Martin has issued an “apology” over the CSGO Lotto scandal. In it, he claims his connection to the site was always a matter of public record and says he’s sorry that some people “felt like that was not made clear enough.” Check out my now updated story on the scandal for more.
Over the holiday weekend, a whole load of dirt got thrown into the already murky waters of the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive gambling scene. Popular YouTubers Trevor ‘TmarTn’ Martin and Tom ‘ProSyndicate’ Cassell were revealed to be key staff of a skin gambling site they’ve promoted (sans overt disclosure of that…
In Counter-Strike, players can earn, trade, and sell cosmetic flourishes for their weapons. Over time, this has given rise to a thriving unofficial gambling scene. Players bet skins with real world value on CSGO eSports matches. For some, it’s a means of making an awful lot of money. It can also be awfully sketchy,…
We’ve got a twofer for you in the Unexpected Happenings department today: 1) You can’t buy Counter-Strike: Global Offensive as a gift during the Steam Summer Sale, and 2) Valve actually explained their actions. Quickly!
Valve just dropped a big Counter-Strike update with some good stuff (snazzy new knife finishes, an extension to Operation Wildfire), some experiments (CSGO Prime accounts now require lieutenant rank 21 in addition to a phone number), and some questionable decisions.
Santorini is one of Counter-Strike’s most well-regarded recent maps. It’s attractive, well-balanced, and compact enough to create tense showdowns. How do you make a map that stands out in a Dust2-obsessed CSGO landscape? Like this.
Peek-a-boo. Today’s shockingly viable Counter-Strike strat? The pyramid scheme, courtesy of ahmadyar17.
Last week the world of Counter-Strike was up in arms: someone was starting a new association for esports with a select group of teams in a manner that invited all manner of questions. What was the World Esports Association (WESA) about? What rights did the teams give up to be a part of the cabal? What was the…
Oh how far we’ve come.
Jaryd “summit1g” Lazar is one of the most popular Counter-Strike streamers, with more than 1.3 million followers. Over the weekend, he subbed for a pro team. It did not end well.
Counter-Strike is one of the biggest competitive shooters on Earth, so of course, would-be cheaters flock to it like thieves to an Uncharted 4 delivery truck.
You can make chickens in Counter-Strike follow you now. Just walk up to them and press the “use” key. Players like de_nerd have taken it to an extremely logical conclusion. By which I mean chicken parades.
Ambush... truce? Most of the time in Counter-Strike, if you encounter an enemy lying in wait around a corner, you’re screwed. Well, unless you’re lesi20, anyway. Of course, all good things must come an end... some faster than others.
Prolific Counter-Strike cosmetic item designer The Honey Badger just unveiled their latest creation, a piece (both in the artistic and, you know, gun senses) inspired by Greek myth. They also revealed how they came up with it, both thanks to and in spite of Valve’s rules.
Large event Twitch chats are a blank canvas for the human id. Aggression, filth, comedy, occasional insight—all blasting by as though fired in unison from a thousand circus cannons. Despite this, they can be very... telling.
Counter-Strike is a game of hair-trigger reflexes, twine-thin seconds that stretch like eons. Fallout’s VATS system actually is that. Time literally slows down, and you get to pick shots to maximize strategic potential and/or head-exploding-ness.