January 25, 2020

Dignitas reveal CS:GO team and roster

Back in September 2019, Dignitas, formerly Team Dignitas, announced their plans to return to professional Counter-Srike: Global Offensive, a game with serious Dignitas history. They announced their roster on Tuesday and it features many familiar faces. Fans who followed the legendary Ninjas in Pyjamas roster from the past will be surprised. Calling all top #CSGO […]

January 15, 2020

CS:GO Weapon Case Values

It has been seven years since the release of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive’s first case, an in-game cosmetics loot box for CS:GO weapon skins. While some cases retain value throughout the years, most have dropped to the lowest possible price on the Steam Marketplace of $0.03. Listed below are CS:GO’s dozens of cases, in order of […]

January 3, 2020

CS:GO peaks at the start of 2020

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive hit a player count high for 2019 and it is still growing. The peak for 2019 was 767,060 players in December and continues to grow with +1.21% of upward scaling in 2020. This sudden blast in player growth cements its relevancy in the gaming world with an average player count of 456,701 […]

December 31, 2019

Will Astralis dominate IEM Katowice again?

Danish powerhouse Astralis will bid to reassert their dominance over the CS:GO scene when they head to IEM Katowice on February 25. Dev1ce, dupreeh, gla1ve, Magisk and Xyp9x ended 2019 in their usual positions at the top of the HLTV world rankings after storming the Berlin Starladder Major. That provided the catalyst for a string […]

December 12, 2019

ESL One Rio 2020: Details revealed

Electronic Sports League (ESL), the world’s largest esports organizer and production company, accompanied by Intel, made headlines with their Brazil announcement. ESL revealed that they will be hosting the first Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Major in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. Powered by Intel, ESL and Valve Corporation aim to set records and make history. The Major […]

December 3, 2019

CS:GO Plans for 2020

The end of 2019 has been a great time for CS:GO fans. Operation Shattered Web brings a plethora of new content to the game, though some of it is controversial. Tournament organizers still provide fans with a packed calendar in December. With the new year less than a month away, what is there to look […]

November 20, 2019

A guide to CS:GO’s Asia Championship 2019

The 2019 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Asia Championships are right around the corner. Kicking off November 20 and concluding on the 24, four unforgettable days cover this S-tier CS:GO event. A Perfect World organized tournament is one of many; however, this particular event marks the second of its kind. Compared to last year’s Asia Championships, this […]

November 18, 2019

Brazil to Reportedly Host the First CSGO Major of 2020

The upcoming CS:GO Major will take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, according to a DBLTAP report. ESL is one of the top CS:GO event organizers and Brazil will be ESL’s seventh CS:GO Major, the most by a single company. The last ESL CS:GO Major was the IEM Katowice 2019, a widely acclaimed event for […]

November 18, 2019

The Meteoric rise of Brehze

The Evil Geniuses reached all new heights this year in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. After placing Top 4 at the Berlin Major, the American team continued to grow and claimed victory at both ESL One New York and StarSeries Season 8. A huge part of these successes is Vincent “Brehze” Cayonte, a 21-year-old rifler finding incredible […]

November 18, 2019

What is the SG 553 and Why is Everyone Complaining about it?

Astralis kicked off their Intel Grand Slam Season 3 bid with a win at IEM Beijing-Haidian 2019. The SG553, popularly known as the Krieg, was the weapon of choice for CS:GO pros at IEM Beijing. However, the rise in the SG 553’s popularity, near-obsolete a year ago, has been rapid and controversial. Even as professional […]

November 11, 2019

IEM Beijing-Haidian: the tournament made for Astralis

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive tournament Intel Extreme Masters Season 14 Beijing-Haidian concludes with Astralis winning $125,000 and the title of Grand Champions of the ESL organized event. First trophy towards @astralisgg‘ next $1,000,000 #IntelGrandSlam 🏆 #IEM @IntelGaming pic.twitter.com/i6j2Ku8Ti5 — Intel®ExtremeMasters (@IEM) November 10, 2019 Peter “Dupreeh” Rasmussen summed up the whole experience: “What a crazy couple […]

November 6, 2019

A guide to CS:GO’s Intel Extreme Masters XIV

S-Tier Counter-Strike: Global Offensive event Intel Extreme Masters (IEM) Beijing-Haidan 2019 is right around the corner. The ESL organized tournament is a part of the 14th season of IEM’s CS:GO series of competitions. The event will take place in the Haidan District of Beijing, China. This event makes it the 12th event organized by ESL […]

November 5, 2019

Path to Pro: CS:GO

Professional Counter-Strike (CS) can be an incredibly alluring sight. The best players get to travel the world every year, competing in massive tournaments in front of thousands of fans. They sign autographs, live in luxurious team houses, and are paid salaries over six figures for playing a video game. As the popularity of esports grows […]

November 4, 2019

BLAST Pro Series Copenhagen, CS:GO’s strangest tournament

The penultimate BLAST Pro Series event of the year comes to an end. Copenhagen hosted the most unexpected Counter-Strike: Global Offensive tournament in a while. This two-day event was full of unique memories spoken of for some time. FaZe Clan Find Form The major result of the tourney was that FaZe Clan finally sorted their […]

November 1, 2019

Heroic Defeat Mousesports to Qualify for EPICENTER 2019

Heroic have taken first place in the EPICENTER 2019 European Qualifiers and will join the ranks of elite teams competing at the Finals in December. With a win over @mousesports, @heroicgg secured their spot at the #EPICENTER CS:GO! Congratulations and see you in Moscow!https://t.co/7UgVoG9o9I#epicgg #csgo pic.twitter.com/40DxKoiun4 — EPICENTER (@epicentergg) November 1, 2019 Heroic Battles Towards […]

October 30, 2019

BLAST Pro Series Copenhagen 2019 Preview

BLAST Pro Series in Copenhagen, Denmark begins November 1. Six teams compete for a $250 thousand prize pool and BLAST Pro Series points to qualify for December’s Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Global Finals. This is the last event before the CS:GO final, so it’s the last chance for teams to earn a qualification spot. Format The […]

October 28, 2019

Evil Geniuses crowned Grand Champions of StarSeries; i-League Season 8

Evil Geniuses (EG) conquered the StarSeries & i-League Season 8 CS: GO tournament, taking home the Grand Champions Cup and a cash prize of $250,000 along with them. [email protected] won the #StarSeriesS8 and claims Champions Cup and $250,000 prize money. This is the team’s first StarSeries Cup; earlier North American squad regularly entered the top-4 […]

October 25, 2019

CS:GO Roster Round Up

StarSeries & i-League Season 8 is currently underway; however, there are still many free agents in the CS:GO market. Teams are finalizing their CS:GO rosters and organizations such as OG, 100Thieves, Dignitas and Splyce have yet to announce their complete rosters. Here are the most significant roster changes in the CS:GO world recently. Oskar announces […]

October 25, 2019

The inactive pros of CS:GO

With esports being such a fluid, ever-changing ecosystem, it’s nothing new when a team announces a new player or the departure of a player. Sometimes, players go inactive from their teams and do not come back into the spotlight for more than a few months. Let’s take a look at some players who were previously […]

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 […]

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