January 6, 2021

Latest updates to CS:GO Tuscan Map remake

The creators and authors of the famous Counter-Strike 1.6 Tuscan Map, revealed the latest developments on the beta version of the CS:GO map through a trailer on YouTube. In September last year, the creators and developers failed to agree about the ownership of the remake version of Tuscan. With some disputes settled now, the new […]

April 8, 2020

Valve changes how teams qualify for Majors

With ESL One Rio Major pushed to November due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Valve also pushes for a new ruleset for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Major qualifications. These CS:GO Major changes will shift how teams need to play to qualify. CS:GO Major Changes 16 teams fight for a chance to win millions of dollars and glory […]

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 6, 2019

Inspiring New Generations: Interviewing CS:GO pro Stephanie “missharvey” Harvey

Equipped with years of esports experience and knowledge, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive professional Stephanie “missharvey” Harvey is the director of esports franchise development and outreach at Counter Logic Gaming. In an interview with Esportz Network, missharvey recalled her constant competitive nature and involvement with video games. When she was growing up, she enjoyed the Mario and […]

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 13, 2019

Study Shows More Similarities Between Esports and Traditional Athletes

A new study from UK researchers shows that esports athletes undergo the same stress levels as traditional athletes during competitions. The study includes anecdotal evidence of this by discussing the success of CS:GO team Astralis’ success in esports after bringing on a sports psychologist. This psychologist is Finnish Swede Mia Stellberg. Stellberg was hired to […]

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 […]