I have no idea how dunking a bunch of 20-somethings in a hole in a frozen lake helps pro esports organisation Fnatic find a new Counter-Strike: Global Offensive academy team, nor how watching a largely unfit group tackle a kind of special ops obstacle course helps their cause, but it's cringingly fun to watch. Show More Summary
U.K. esports fans will have more to look forward to than just tuning into see how the London Spitfire are doing in the Overwatch League. Esports platform Faceit is bringing the biggest Counter-Strike: Global Offensive tournament to the U.K. later this year. The CS: GO Major will see 24 teams competing for a $1 million […]
In this occasional series, The Washington Post brings you up to speed on some of the biggest stories of the week. This week: Diplomacy as an Olympic discipline. The biggest story: Olympics diplomacy Every Olympiad has its share of geopolitical backstories. But organizers of the Winter Games in PyeongChang, which opened Friday, have billed them […]
Nicholas Eberstadt Politics, Asia North Korean leadership believes that South Korea is the weakest link in the “maximum pressure” chain—and they plan to exploit it. Consider the global chessboard from Pyongyang’s point of view. As the...Show More Summary
Since its release back in 2012, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive has been one of the most played games around the world. The popularity was enough for it to be considered as a competition with real prizes. The latest ELeague Major was...Show More Summary
Multiplayer online battle arena games like League of Legends and shooters like Counter-Strike: Global Offensive dominate the esports scene in the West, but China has a burgeoning mobile esports scene that has already seen some successes, according to a report by market researcher Newzoo. And these include games like Tencent’s MOBA Honor of Kings as […]
Skin betting is big business in the world of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. It's a subculture that has reached some fairly extreme heights when it comes to making and spending money on weapon skins. While it might seem crazy, someone actually spent $61,000 on a Counter-Strike:...
Following a series of massive upsets, North American Counter-Strike: Global Offensive team Cloud9 won the ELeague Boston Major 2018.
Intel Extreme Masters is making its return to Australia in May, following a successful first event in 2017. The announcement for IEM Sydney 2018 was made on Tuesday afternoon, with 16 of the top Counter-Strike: Global Offensive teams...Show More Summary
Turner Sports has partnered with Twitch as the official third-party platform for its Eleague esports events. Starting with the Eleague Major: Boston, a Counter-Strike: Global Offensive tournament that runs until January 28, Twitch will exclusively livestream all esports events as part of a multiyear deal. Eleague started hosting only CS: GO competitions, but has since […]
Esports giant ESL announced an agreement to bring two of its top competitions--the CS:GO Pro League Counter-Strike: Global Offensive competition (with WESA, the World Esports Association) and the ESL One Dota 2 and CS:GO circuit--exclusively to Facebook. The competitions will be streamed exclusively via Facebook Live in English and Portuguese, and ESL said other languages...
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Pro League has got a new home. Starting February 13th, the beginning of its seventh season, it'll be streamed exclusively on Facebook, along with the ESL One Dota 2 and CS:GO tournament series. ESL, the...Show More Summary
If the quality could be maintained, it would be lovely to open each new movie year with a Paddington movie Paddington 2 brings the same sharpness of detail, sense of whimsy, and whiff of danger that made Paddington a global hit. Paddington’s...Show More Summary
The Italian market chain made the decision after consulting with a PR firm Global Italian market chain Eataly has come under fire due to a lewd marketing campaign and its decision to ignore customer complaints. The bad ideas turned into...Show More Summary
Either Counter-strike: Global Offensive is getting a PUBG mode or Valve is randomly filling its game with useless files. Could go either way, hey. The CS:GO community is buzzing over a hot rumour that a Battle Royale mode – in other words, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds – is inbound. Valve News Network has once again put the […]
In Global Focus this week, RFI's Laura Martel takes a closer look at the relationship between Israel and Africa.
Your Counter-Strike: Global Offensive matches should be getting a lot more enjoyable soon as Valve has launched a new way to vet players and weed out jerks, putting you in games with those who have similar observed behaviors and attributes of their Steam account. Show More Summary
Despite Valve's efforts to combat cheating with its "Valve Anti-Cheat" system, cheaters still run free on Steam. This has had an impact on many games, but most notably is Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. Last year, Valve implemented...Show More Summary
Counter-strike: Global Offensive has a new matchmaking system which takes into account your behaviour across Steam - not just in CS:GO. Valve's new system assigns every player a hidden value, known as their Trust Factor. This score is...Show More Summary
Valve has rolled out a new matchmaking system for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive that takes into account more than your skill in the game. After the success of Prime Matchmaking – the most recent matchmaking iteration that only matched together players who have a unique phone number attached to their Steam account – Valve has moved […]