CS:GO’s de_cache map is ready to play on the big stage again at ESL One New York 2019 with a remade update.
Originally made by Sal “Volcano” Garozzo for Counter-Strike: Source and ported over to Global Offensive, the map has been re-texturized by another map creator FMPONE since May 23, 2013 with Volcano’s support.
This rework has been widely anticipated with FMPONE showing updates sporadically for months now, leaving fans of the map split on how improved the map could be or if it was unnecessary overkill.
In a recent update video, FMPONE announced the map’s rework was complete, “We’re going to be showing off the project for the very first time at ESL One New York in a showmatch before the Grand Finals and we’ll probably be releasing the map shortly after that.”
Cache has been one of the most popular competitive maps when available. It has been involved with some of the best plays in many tournaments including Oleksandr “s1mple” Kostyliev’s falling AWP no-scope 2k that has been immortalized as graffiti on the site.
Cache has been out of the active-duty pool in online competitive play and most tournaments. It has since been replaced with Vertigo, since FMPONE’s rework’s announcement. Vertigo has left pro players unhappy with the change, and would gladly welcome back the classic map in no time.
Many CS:GO players are eager to bring the firefight back to one of the best maps in CS:GO history. Keep an eye out for the Cache ESL showcase match that will be happening on September 29.
Credit: Rudolf Baldovino