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.
In first-person games, the disconnect between what you see and what you are can be tremendous. What you see: your own hands, sometimes a gun. What you are: an awkward flesh mound stapled to a camera, portions of which you have no control over.
We’ve made it past another April Fools day, and civilization is thankfully, mercifully still intact. Sometimes, though, April Fools jokes have lasting consequences, and I’m not just talking about people losing their jobs after they Google mic-dropped their bosses.
The $1 million Counter-Strike MLG Columbus Major has been running for a few days now, and it’s produced no end of crowd-flooring highlights. The latest? An oddball play that decimated an entire team in seconds.
Counter-Strike is not exactly a sport where North American teams dominate. North American Counter-Strike is something of a joke in the CSGO community, known more for drama and sloppy team play than stunning site takes or bodacious bomb defusals. But that might be changing.