Depending on your point of view, Valve’s news this week is either one heckuva tease or a knife in your Half-Life-lovin’ soul. Late Tuesday night, the publisher of worldwide hits such as Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and Team Fortress 2 announced Artifact, a digital card game (think Magic: The Gathering, but as a video game). We don’t know much more about […]
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is officially the third game on Steam with the highest peak player count. This puts it right below Dota 2, and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, the two games that occupied the top slots for years virtually unchallenged. This actually isn’t that surprising. Earlier this month, PUBG overtook GTA 5’s concurrent player count, putting Fallout […]
Back in September, the Philadelphia 76ers bought Team Dignitas -- an established esports organization with teams across League of Legends, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and Heroes of the Storm -- making it the first North American sports franchise to plant a flag in the world of professional gaming. Show More Summary
Every year, Valve holds a special event for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive that allows community map makers to get some recognition. These take the form of "Operation" X and have seen major alterations to the core Counter-Strike gameplay along with a plethora of new maps. Show More Summary
You hear a lot about Overwatch and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive in esports, but Ubisoft has a shooter of its own that has attracted pro gamers. The French publisher today released a short documentary on a recent Rainbow Six Siege tournament, the Six Invitational, that took place in Montreal in February. You can watch it above. Siege […]
Gaming and eSports have definitely hit the mainstream media. In fact, you can find FIFA tournaments live on ESPN and TBS is hyping Counter Strike: Global Offensive games as if they were championship boxing events. With Twitter and Sony already jumping into the lucrative industry, it was only a matter of time before Facebook joined the fray. Show More Summary
On Monday, a legally blind and deaf Counter-Strike: Global Offensive player was bullied off a match. In response, the CSGO community rallied around him. Read more...
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Plenty of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive news came out of the recent Chinese launch event. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is officially launching in China. As part of a presentation hosted in the country this week, a number of key details about the game’s future were shared. As reported by PCGamesN, the launch event confirmed that Counter-Strike: Global […]
If you've ever watched Counter-Strike: Global Offensive played competitively and wished you could rattle off one-taps and throw perfect nades like the pros, check out this new tool that might help you do just that. Boomeo features various modules that simulate common scenarios in the game and let you plug away at them. Show More Summary
A new map and some weapon skins have been added to Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. The Canals map in CS:GO is based on real-world environments with each area having its own architectural style and gameplay. Part of it, the CT area, is wide open while the T-controlled territory is a “crescent of smaller spaces” with multiple […]
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive may be five years old, but it lives on through a huge multiplayer and eSports audience. Valve has continued to religiously update the game, with the latest patch adding a new map based on the Italian city of Venice. Canals has two tourist areas under attack by Phoenix terrorists and Seal Team 6 is responding. Show More Summary
Champions of the most recent Counter-Strike: Global Offensive major, Astralis chalked up another tournament win today in Katowice, Poland at the Intel Extreme Masters, defeating FaZe 3-1. Read more...
The Intel Extreme Masters (IEM) tournament is one of the most prestigious esports on the planet. It sees the world’s top players of StarCraft 2, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and League of Legends come together to compete in Katowice, Poland for the prized cup. Show More Summary
It sounds like Valve is taking advantage of a neural network to combat the spread of cheats in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. Posting on Reddit, someone using the moderator-verified Valve Anti-Cheat account wrote that a fix is in the works for folks using spinbot hacks. Show More Summary
Astralis is undoubtedly one of the best 'Counter-Strike: Global Offensive' teams on the planet, but they have one fatal flaw: choking in high-pressure situations and throwing away chances to be crowned CS:GO champions. In an effort to...Show More Summary
One of the most popular competitive shooters in the world is getting another big tournament. The Esports Championship Series (ECS) announced today that its third season of professional Counter-Strike: Global Offensive play will begin on February 18 with the ECS Open Qualifiers. ECS prides itself for giving its players the chance to have co-ownership of the league […]
The ELEAGUE 'Counter-Strike: Global Offensive' Major concluded in front of a live audience over the weekend. In the instant-classic Grand Final match, Astralis faced off against Virtus.Pro for the lion's share of $1,000,000 as more than one million viewers watching online. Read more... More about Mashable Video, Atlanta Major, Counter Strike Major, Csgo Major, and Eleague Major
Tempted to gamble your TF2 items? Valve has a suggestion for you: don’t. A couple of months ago Valve began banning accounts in order to completely crush the Counter-strike: Global Offensive gambling scene – and now the company is doing the same to gambling build around Team Fortress 2. Like a game of whack-a-mole, it […]
A Counter-Strike: Global Offensive match shattered a Twitch viewership record Sunday, reaching over 1 million concurrent viewers during the exciting finish of the ELeague Major. ELeague's Twitch channel hit 1.026 million concurrent viewers...Show More Summary