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ESL Pro League Reportedly Locked Teams In For Three Years

ESL Pro League Reportedly Locked Teams In For Three Years

A lot of eyes are going to be on the ESL Pro League for a while when it comes to contracts after the latest move by the organization. According to DBLTAP, after the announcement was made that the ESL had locked in 24 teams into Season 11 of the CS:GO league, a new separate deal […]

Secretlab Launches New Collaboration With Esports Team OG

Secretlab Launches New Collaboration With Esports Team OG

This morning, Secretlab announced a brand new collaboration for a gaming chair, this time with two-time Dota 2 The International champs OG. As you can see below, the "Dream OG" chair comes with the team's official logo and branding, not to mention their team colors. Plus, as an added bonus, the right shoulder has two […]

FACEIT Will Reportedly Shut Down The ECS For A New Esports League

FACEIT Will Reportedly Shut Down The ECS For A New Esports League

One of the more recognizable esports leagues will apparently be shuttering activities, as new reports say FACEIT will be shitting down the ECS. According to Jarek "DeKay" Lewis writing for DBLTAP, multiple sources say the ECS will cease operations this year, as FACEIT has signed a new deal for another esports league. The company has […]

Valve Changes "CS:GO" Autumn Major Invitations To A Ranking System

Valve Changes "CS:GO" Autumn Major Invitations To A Ranking System

Valve Corporation has alerted players that they will be changing their esports system for the CS:GO Major Championship Autumn 2020. An email was sent out giving preliminary details of how the system will work out following the ESL One Rio 2020 event. As reported by HLTV, the new ranking system will include a combination of […]

Twitch Bans "CS:GO" Player's Channel For Homophobic Slur

Twitch Bans "CS:GO" Player's Channel For Homophobic Slur

In another example of esports players not knowing how to censor themselves, a CS:GO player has had his Twitch channel banned for the second time. The Twitter feed Twitch Partner Bans first reported that Oleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev, one of the best CS:GO players on the planet, has received a second suspension from the social streaming […]

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 […]

FACEIT Announces the CS:GO Teams for ECS Season 7 Challenger Cup

This week, FACEIT formally announced all of the CS:GO teams who will compete in the ECS Season 7 Challenger Cup from March 5th-7th. We have all of the teams below from both the North American and European fields, both the invited teams and those who qualified. Considering all of the teams involved, this could easily be a landslide […]

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 […]

CS:GO YouTuber McSkillet Involved in Fatal Car Crash, 2 Others Dead

Sad news this week from YouTube as a famous CS:GO player and personality has passed away after being involved in a fiery car wreck in San Diego. Trevor "McSkillet" Heitmann was speeding along the I-805 freeway last week in his McLaren 650S when the vehicle veered into oncoming traffic, killing himself and the two occupants of another vehicle, a […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]