February 13, 2020

DreamHack’s Place in the Esports Ecosystem

In these days of franchised esports leagues commanding massive buy-ins for slots, the third-party tournament organizers that drove esports for years are in tough spots. DreamHack has long been an esports mainstay with tournaments happening around the world, but the scope of games possible for DreamHack events in is slowly dwindling. Mike Van Driel provides […]

February 12, 2020

Top CS:GO teams to look out for in 2020

Esports has a lot to look forward to in 2020 with some top CS:GO teams. The scene is constantly developing and this year brings new and high potential teams. They may not be world-beaters, yet, but the potential is there for these teams to reach greatness in 2020. FaZe Clan Whilst they looked troubled for […]

February 11, 2020

GenG Co-Founder and Cloud9 President exchange insight over CS:GO’s FLASHPOINT

FLASHPOINT is a CS:GO tournament series announced last week that is poised to become one of the more important circuits in the CS:GO landscape. Founding teams in the series include Cloud9, GenG, MiBR, C0ntact Gaming, MAD Lions and Dignitas. The league operates under a unique ownership split that gives teams a legitimate stake in events […]

February 7, 2020

CS:GO update quiets abusive players

Valve finally gave meaning to in-game CS:GO reports of “Abusive Voice Chat” and “Abusive Text Chat”. Their latest CS:GO update, appropriately named Squelching the Noise, aims to put an end to audio and text chat spammers. The system, not yet deployed, combines the “Abusive Voice Chat” and “Abusive Text Chat” report options into a single […]

February 5, 2020

FLASHPOINT Introduces a New Format for CS:GO With Big Backers

In a London press conference, esports tastemakers made lofty promises for the future of CS:GO. “B Site” has officially become FLASHPOINT, a new series of CS:GO tournaments that will begin in March. With a $2,000,000 prize pool in 2020, the tournament series is prepared to compete with the biggest events in CS:GO. The league will […]

January 31, 2020

OG Dota 2 and CS:GO revamped

OG has surprised the world with its recent announcements this week. The organization embarks on a new adventure with its Counter-Strike: Global Offensive team and its new active Dota 2 roster. Two players from the original Dota 2 roster leave the team, while one member will sit out of action until next season. To fill […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

December 2, 2019

Astralis Group becomes a public company

DENMARK – Esports organization Astralis Group recently announced historic plans to go public next week. Shares in Astralis Group will become tradeable on NASDAQ’s First North Growth Market Denmark on December 9. A “subscription period” took place through November, giving investors the opportunity to back the company before going public. Børsplanerne er klar. Vi har […]

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 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 […]

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