October 21, 2019

CR4ZY Defeat Heroic for DreamHack Open Win

Counter-Strike fans are a passionate bunch. This is not to be confused with loud, although they’re that too. Where the audience of DreamHack Rotterdam’s other games golf clapped slow drafts and politely applauded plays, hall six roared. They were there at night and they were back at ten in the morning. There was no live […]

October 19, 2019

Top contenders at StarSeries & i-League Season 8

StarLadder returns with a $500 thousand CS:GO LAN tournament in Belek, Turkey. The tournament features some of the best CS:GO teams from around the world. Being one of the few LAN tournaments of their scale after the Berlin Major, StarSeries & i-League Season 8 highlights many new rosters and storylines. Teams like Vitality, Na’Vi and […]

October 14, 2019

CS:GO Roster Round Up post DreamHack Malmo

DreamHack Masters Malmo saw Fnatic win the Swedish event, overcoming teams like Astralis and Vitality. CS:GO teams are finalizing their rosters with tournaments like StarSeries & i-League Season 8 and BLAST Pro Series Copenhagen 2019 coming up. Here are the most significant changes in the scene following DreamHack Masters Malmo 2019. Heretics sign Lucky After […]

October 9, 2019

Natus Vincere: the next best team in the world

Natus Vincere debuted their CS:GO roster at DreamHack Masters Malmö 2019. Despite their semi-final loss to Vitality, the CIS team presents immense scope for improvement as the best team in the world. They added Ladislav “GuardiaN” Kovács to their CS:GO roster after the StarLadder Berlin Major 2019. The CIS team has new leadership, a new […]

October 7, 2019

CS:GO Roster Round-Up

The Counter-Strike: Global Offensive esports circuit picked up the pace at the DreamHack Masters Malmö 2019 with Fnatic emerging as the winners. However, many teams have not announced their CS:GO rosters after the Berlin Major. Amidst talks of a closed-circuit CS:GO league in works and the abundance of free players on the market, it is […]

October 3, 2019

Evil Geniuses, Team Liquid and Astralis: a three-way battle for CS:GO supremacy

Evil Geniuses’ ESL One New York 2019 victory positions the North American team as one of the top contenders for the title of the world’s best CS:GO team. Evil Geniuses won ESL One New York 2019 after a 3-1 victory over Astralis in a surprisingly one-sided Grand Finals. Despite just one victory, EG’s playstyle and […]

October 1, 2019

A guide to CS:GO’s 2019 DreamHack Masters Malmö

DreamHack Masters Malmö is the first CS:GO tournament with a prize pool with at least $250,000 following the StarLadder Major: Berlin 2019. The top CS:GO teams will head to Sweden to take part in DreamHack Masters Malmö 2019 from October 1 to October 6. The winner of the event secures a spot at the IEM […]

October 1, 2019

CS:GO players in France can look inside cases

In CS:GO’s latest update, Valve is introducing an X-ray Scanner to the game, exclusive to France. The basis of the scanner is that players can see what’s inside of a loot case before opening it. However, there is a catch. Once a player places the case inside of the scanner and the item inside is […]

October 1, 2019

ESL New York 2019 recap

ESL One New York 2019 may be over, but don’t be sad about it. Take a look at what happened during the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Major. ESL made its way back to Barclays Center in New York for the commencement of its international CS:GO event. This year marks the fourth consecutive year that the venue […]

September 30, 2019

Latest CS:GO Roster Changes

CS:GO news never stops coming. Last week was mayhem with roster moves left, right and center. Two organizations are joining CS:GO and now fans know how current rosters plan to attack the new season, starting with ESL One New York. Roster changes The first major announcement came from eUnited. They announced the signing of former […]

September 26, 2019

CS:GO Evil Geniuses sign NRG roster

Evil Geniuses will pick up the current NRG CS:GO roster according to a report by esports journalist DeKay. The North American organization, despite their rich history in Counter-Strike, did not field a CS:GO roster. According to DeKay’s report, Evil Geniuses play at the upcoming ESL One New York with their CS:GO roster. With many big […]

September 25, 2019

Why CS:GO needs a franchise system

CS:GO is one of the only large esports to have not embraced a franchise system for its competitive circuit. Valve should take an active role in the management of the CS:GO calendar year. The role change would help the overall development of the esports scene. Despite Valve’s lack of involvement, CS:GO continues to grow at […]

September 25, 2019

Top three teams to watch at ESL One New York

ESL One New York starts up in just a few days, and many of the eight participating teams come in with high hopes. Half of them also have changed their roster in the past month since the Berlin Major. This is the second tournament of the Intel Grand Slam Season 3.Many of the strongest teams […]

September 24, 2019

Dignitas back in professional CS:GO?

Just as fans calm down from the news of 100 Thieves competing in CS:GO soon, another organization announces their intentions of competing. Dignitas has announced the news with an awesome video on Twitter. Calling all top #CSGO teams and players. We’re about to change the game. Let’s GO! pic.twitter.com/PTDoEA6fg3 — Dignitas (@dignitas) September 18, 2019 […]

September 23, 2019

IEM XIV Beijing: what’s known so far

What is IEM? The Intel Extreme Masters (IEM) is a series of international esports tournaments. Sponsored by Intel, these Electronic Sports League (ESL) sanctioned events are held in numerous countries around the world throughout the year. The collaborative series of tournaments throughout the year together form a season. Owned by Turtle Entertainment, the league has […]

September 20, 2019

GuardiaN returns to the Natus Vincere CS:GO team

CIS esports organization Natus Vincere announced their complete roster post the Berlin Major. Ladislav “GuardiaN” Kovács joins the team replacing former IGL Danylo “Zeus” Teslenko while Andrey “B1ad3” Gorodenskiy joins the team as their coach. GuardiaN was one of the best AWP players in CS:GO at his peak and has spent the majority of his […]

September 20, 2019

A watch guide to ESL One: New York 2019

ESL One goes back to New York’s Barclays Center from September 26 to the 29 with a $200,000 prize pool and eight teams from around the world. The invited lineup consists of Astralis, ENCE, FaZe, Liquid and NRG, with OpTic, G2 and eUnited joining from the qualifiers. Group Stage takes place from September 26 to 27 […]

September 19, 2019

CS:GO with a half-million in IEM Katowice 2019

One of the biggest events in CS:GO is back. IEM Katowice 2020 is announced along with its scheduled plans. Spodek Arena Katowice, Poland is going to be hosting the tournament.  A prize pool of $500 thousand will be up for grabs. The set date of the event is February 28 to March 1 in 2020 […]

September 18, 2019

Esports Championship Series Season 8: NA preview and top team overviews

Esports Championship Series started with the regular season on Monday, September 16. CS:GO as an esports scene will be better off for another qualification run. The championship closes before the end of this year. ECS events are always coming in with high anticipations, with only the best NA and EU teams having the opportunity to […]

September 13, 2019

The future of Team Vitality and NBK

A week ago, French Counter-Strike giant Vitality made an announcement on Twitter.  Nathan “NBK” Schmitt, a co-in game leader (IGL), is being benched for failure to pass the quarterfinals at the StarLadder Berlin Major. CSGO Update: we decided to remove @NBK from the starting roster. The team has shown amazing results but a change was […]

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