Esports organization Splyce announced today that it will be leaving professional Counter-Strike: Global Offensive to put resources towards other scenes.
Every competitive game has its more memorable maps. Blood Gulch, Facing Worlds, 2Fort, and also, de_dust2. More well-known as simply Dust II, the map has been around for most of Counter-Strike’s life and is considered one of the best, most balanced maps in the game. Now, it’s back in active duty.
Niko “k1to” Gruhne has been suspended from the Faceit Pro League for a month after he made a racist comment during a pick-up Counter-Strike session.
During a celebratory birthday stream last night, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive commentator Matthew “Sadokist” Trivett called members of his stream chat the n-word on stream, as well as telling one member of the CS:GO community to kill themself.
Despite Valve’s crackdown on CSGO gambling sites that use Steam in 2016, there’s still an active cosmetic skin trading (and yes, sometimes gambling) scene around the game. A recent set of trade limits from Valve, though, has skin lovers selling off their collections for fear that the scene is on its deathbed.
The third-place decider match at today’s StarSeries i-League Season 4 finals went a little long. A simple best-of-three, Team Liquid and FaZe had a meeting on Inferno that went well past regulation and into multiple overtimes, almost to the length of two regular matches.
Cloud9's win at the Eleague Boston Major was a huge one, for the team and North American Counter-Strike in general. Broadcast house Beyond The Summit sat the team down, less than a month later, to rewatch a reel of its finest moments and talk over them.
Gunfire, spells, commentators talking a mile a minute, momentum shifts, plays you can literally miss by blinking: there’s so much going on during esports events that there’s hardly any time to spare a thought for what’s going on behind the scenes, let alone what’s happening right in front of your eyes.
After a hard-fought series that went into double overtime, the North American hopefuls Cloud9 have won the Eleague Counter-Strike Boston Major.
Despite how different they are, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is, in some ways, the new CSGO. It’s the big Steam shooter du jour, and it’s stolen Counter-Strike’s realistic gun porn crown. But there’s one thing CSGO has CS-going for it that PUBG doesn’t: the ability to consume all other games, thanks to mods.
The UK Gambling Commission released its annual report today examining the gambling habits of 11- to 16-year-olds. For the first time ever, betting on in-game items like skins were included in its analysis.
At the height of the controversy surrounding microtransactions in Star Wars Battlefront II, a Reddit user who goes by the name Kensgold posted an open letter to publisher EA and other developers in the video game industry. “I am 19 and addicted to gambling,” he wrote. Kensgold wasn’t talking about roulette tables or…
The open qualifiers for the upcoming Eleague Boston Major have been marred by a number of issues, including a sudden spree of cheating bans. Several players have received bans mid-match for supposedly using cheating software to gain an edge on fellow competitors.
Valve has once again tampered with the holy grail of Counter-Strike maps, Dust2. Long considered a gold standard not just for CSGO, but for multiplayer maps in general, it’s very difficult to tangibly improve without accidentally knocking the overall synergy of the map out of balance. Has Valve succeeded this time? I…
Today on Highlight reel we have near misses, trapped guns, confused NPCs and much more!
I don’t think anyone’s ever looked at Counter-Strike and said, “Man, I really wish that was a fighting game,” but Chris Le’s video might change some minds. It re-imagines CSGO as a hyper over-the-top fighter with juggle combos, supers, and even an announcer. No, it’s not and probably never will be playable, but it’s…
Fans were excited about the prospect of a Team Liquid upset on home soil after the squad’s triumphant run leading up to the ESL One New York grand finals, but Europe’s FaZe Clan had other plans.
In its first ever action against individual influencers, the FTC has ordered that Trevor “TmarTn” Martin and Thomas “Syndicate” Cassell, the two ringleaders of the CSGO Lotto controversy that shook the CSGO gambling scene to its core, “clearly and conspicuously disclose” material connections next time. So basically,…