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Valve Launches New "CS:GO" Update "Operation Shattered Web"

Valve Launches New “CS:GO” Update “Operation Shattered Web”

CS:GO players got a nice surprise this week as Valve sent out a big update for the game called “Operation Shattered Web”. For the first time in the game’s history, you have the ability to unlock all-new T and CT-sided characters, which are equipable on any map. Each of them with progression trees and rewards […]

DreamHack & ESL Will Launch A "CS:GO" Global Circuit In 2020

DreamHack & ESL Will Launch A “CS:GO” Global Circuit In 2020

Dreamhack and the ESL announced new plans for their CS:GO tournament format headed into 2020 as they change the way their esports system will run. The new ESL Pro Tour will feature an aggregate prize pool of more than $5 million from competitions across five continents. What’s more, it will be organized into Challenger and […]

Secretlab Announces New Partnership With "CS:GO" Team Astralis

Secretlab Announces New Partnership With “CS:GO” Team Astralis

This week, Secretlab announced a brand new partnership with another esports team, this time partnering with CS:GO squad Astralis. The two have officially co-launched the Secretlab Astralis: Chair of Champions Edition gaming chair, which is based off their 2020 gaming seats. The chair features the Danish team’s logo on both the Omega and Titan versions […]

FACEIT Announces Changes And Schedule For CS:GO ECS Season 8

FACEIT has officially announced the schedule and changes for Season 8 of their CS:GO Esports Championship Series (ECS) in North America and Europe. Season 8 will have a new and improved ECS format, which was developed alongside the players and teams to tackle oversaturation in CS:GO. Players can sign up now to compete in the Opening […]

"CS:GO" StarLadder Major Berlin 2019 Partners With Secretlab

“CS:GO” StarLadder Major Berlin 2019 Partners With Secretlab

The next big CS:GO tournament, StarLadder Major Berlin 2019, just got a big gaming partnership as Secretlab has joined on as the official gaming chair. As you might suspect from this partnership, whenever you look at the teams on stage, they’ll all be sitting in customized Secretlab chairs made specifically for that tournament. One of […]

BLAST Pro Series Reveals a New Global Season Format

BLAST Pro Series Reveals a New Global Season Format

This week, the BLAST Pro Series introduced a new global season format that will be a best of seven series featuring seven high-profile esports teams. This will be one global series with seven live tournaments in seven international venues, culminating in one major Global Final in December. The seven CS:GO teams selected to participate in the […]

The ECS Changes Thing Up for Season 7 SC:GO Competition

The ECS (Esports Championship Series) has made a couple of changes for 2019, both cosmetic and in the way they’re governing CS:GO tournaments. First, FACEIT has slightly rebranded itself with a new logo that you can see below, going for a more modernized version of the old flame logo and making it look more like an […]

Valve Announces a New Addition to CS:GO with Danger Zone

The folks at Valve released new info today about a brand new addition to CS:GO called “Danger Zone”. Surprise! It’s another battle royale game. Along with that news comes the awesome revelation that Counter-Strike: Global Offensive has officially become a free-to-play game on Steam, so anyone who has yet to buy or own it can now do so […]

FACEIT London Major Boasts Third Highest Viewed Esports Event in History

FACEIT has just made a pretty cool accomplishment as far as esports goes, declaring their most recent event, the CS:GO London Major, to be the third most-watched streamed event ever. According to their numbers, the event drew 57 million views on Twitch, with a total of 61 million hours watched. That would put them in third […]

New CS:GO Update Stops Loot Boxes from Being Opened in Netherlands, Belgium

When last we spoke about the judgment about loot boxes around the world, The Netherlands and Belgium decided to classify them as gambling. This led Valve to shut down their system in both those countries until they could find a solution. The solution they came up with: eliminate the ability to open them. The latest update […]


Fortnite Players Keep Trying to Build in PUBG and H1Z1

Fortnite has changed a lot of things about the landscape of video games in general, but one of the less-reported side-effects of the ridiculous amounts of popularity for Fortnite: Battle Royale is the tendency for hardcore players to forget that building is not a thing in other games. Yes, players are now starting to report hilarious […]


Fortnite is Now the Most-Watched Game on Twitch with 5 Years of Streamed Content

Despite being PUBG‘s zany cousin/knockoff, Fortnite has gone on to become the most-watched game on Twitch. Part of that is likely down to accessibility and lack of cheaters, as Fortnite is available on more platforms than PUBG, and doesn’t have the same cheating problem that has plagued Bluehole’s battle royale game since launch. Both of those factors have led […]

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ESL’s Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Pro League Adds Asia-Pacific Region

The Esports League’s Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Pro League is expanding its reach into the Asia-Pacific region with a brand new CS:GO Pro League Division. The ESL and WESA have partnered up to create the division, which will take part in the CS:GO Pro League’s seventh season. The ESL has also expressed their desire to expand the […]

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FACEIT to Host UK’s Biggest Esports Tournament at SSE Arena Wembley

FACEIT has officially announced that it will be holding the largest esports event in the UK this September with the FACEIT London Major 2018 for CS:GO happening this September. Apart from the fact that this is one of the bigger tournaments on the CS:GO circuit with a prize of $1M prize pool on the line, the […]


Streamer PhantomL0rd Suing Twitch Over His Suspension

Streamer James “PhantomL0rd” Varga, is suing Twitch after his account was suspended in July of 2016 during the CS:GO gambling controversy. According to PC Gamer, Varga is now suing Twitch for suspending his account and terminating his contract without providing sufficient notice, or a reason for his suspension and subsequent ban. Varga maintains that it was only in January […]

There’s a 718% Pay Gap Between the Top Male and Female Esports Champions

You might have noticed the fact that there aren’t many women in esports, especially in the big leagues like the recently launched Overwatch League. Some of that might come down to the fact that, even in 2018, gaming is still coded as a male-dominated industry — despite the fact that the percentage of female gamers […]

CS:GO Has A New Matchmaking Algorithm That Analyses Your Steam Behavior

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) has received a new matchmaking system that analyses your behavior on Steam to match you with similar players. And no, it has nothing to do with micro-transactions, unlike the ones Activision recently patented, it has nothing to do with micro-transactions. According to the Counter-Strike blog, the new system has created something called a […]

‘Counter-Strike: Global Offensive’ Is Working To Hunt Cheaters

A new post made it’s way to the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive blog this week, alerting fans that Valve would be doing a bigger crackdown on cheaters. Now for those of us who play on occasion, that probably sounds like the kind of thing Valve would say every week if they had the chance. Cheating has become […]

SK Gaming Take The ESL CS:GO Cologne 2017 Championship

The story headed into the Grand Finals of the ESL CS:GO Cologne 2017 championship had some interesting twists and turns, but when it was all said and done, SK Gaming claimed the title for the second year in a row in the town they’re based in. Despite having a crowd that was vocally pro Cloud 9, […]

CS:GO Season 5 Finals End With Highest Viewers To Date

In the most recent CS:GO tournament, G2 Esports secured the Season 5 Championship at the first stand-alone Pro League Finals held in the U.S. But that’s not the only news coming out of the tournament as organizers are extremely happy with the turnout for viewership. The finals were the highest watched event for the ESL Pro League […]