Valve claims players who receive Counter-Strike: Global Offensive as a gift don't stick around, but players suspect other reasons.
A Connecticut man who lost money gambling on Counter-Strike: Global Offensive – a game that was never intended for gambling – has sued manufacturer Valve for its role in an illicit gambling industry that is obliquely – and illegally – connected to the game, The Seattle Times is reporting. Show More Summary
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is not giftable during the ongoing Steam sale, Valve has confirmed. Valve launched the Steam Summer Sale yesterday and knocked 50 per cent off CS:GO. It wasn't long before people noticed the competitive multiplayer first-person shooter could not be bought as a gift, and took to Reddit to discuss. Show More Summary
A class action lawsuit has been filed against Valve by a Counter-Strike: Global Offensive player in the United States, with the latter alleging that the corporation has “knowingly allowed an illegal online gambling market” to foster through its in-game economy of skins and the trading and gambling sites that have opened around them. More »
That’s not how I would have described Valve’s premiere eSports shooter, but they make a good case. Valve has been accused of knowingly facilitating and profiting from an illegal online gaming market in a fascinating new lawsuit. According to Polygon‘s report, the suit argues the trading of weapon skins in bets on Counter-strike: Global Offensive […]
We’ve got a twofer for you in the Unexpected Happenings department today: 1) You can’t buy Counter-Strike: Global Offensive as a gift during the Steam Summer Sale, and 2) Valve actually explained their actions. Quickly! Read more...
The UK will soon have it own 24-hour eSports TV channel, covering multiplayer video games such as Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and Dota 2. Ginx eSports TV is a relaunch of the existing Ginx TV channel, which covers a broader range of gaming culture. Show More Summary
On TBS’s ELeague, airing for three hours each Friday night, skilled players of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive sprint around drab maps, gunning each other down with assault rifles and spinning digital knives in virtual hands. They lurk...Show More Summary
Cultures clash at Buffalo Wild Wings over televised Counter-Strike: Global Offensive tournament ELEAGUE.
It’s not often you see a tactical strategy game sitting just underneath the likes of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and Dota 2 on the Steam charts. More »
I can still recall going to LAN cafes with friends and clamoring for Unreal Tournament and being outvoted for Counterstrike, and the legacy lives on. The newest iteration, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (also known as CS:GO) is still...Show More Summary
Shaquille O’Neal was one of the early pioneers of eSports among professional athletes when he invested in NRG eSports, a company which owns competitive League of Legends and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive teams. Appearing in a commercial...Show More Summary
Valve knows that players cheating on Steam is a serious problem, and it's taking action to address that in a few new ways. One is offering a matchmaking service for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive that's only for folks who've linked...Show More Summary
In keeping my word of continuing to go to MLG events, I recently went to the Nationwide Arena in downtown Columbus, Ohio for the first Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Major in America, which was also the first to have a prize pool of...Show More Summary
Activision’s newly acquired Major League Gaming division is pulling in huge audiences even when it broadcasts games that don’t belong to the giant publisher. MLG held a tournament for the military shooter Counter-Strike: Global Offensive earlier this month, and it attracted 71 million live and on-demand views. The competition also set a new record for simultaneous […]
Given that there aren’t any Australian teams participating in the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive major at MLG Columbus right now, it’s quite simple for our country and our players within to be ignored. But, and don’t say it too loudly, things have been looking a lot better over the last month. More »
Last year Melbourne’s Crown Casino combined with FOX Sports and ESL Australia to shine a spotlight on the Australian Counter-Strike: Global Offensive scene. Early next month, Crown will be dipping their feet into the esports pool once more with Call of Duty. More »
While the explosive growth in popularity for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive has mostly made the Fnatics and the Na’Vis of the world into esports stars, the women’s competitive scene has often been an overlooked cornerstone of the game. Show More Summary
Back at the end of January, Turner Sports and the folks at ELeague laid out the full schedule for the inaugural Counter-Strike: Global Offensive regular season of competition. There are 18 teams that are scheduled to compete and this...Show More Summary