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Top CS:GO Team Sues Its Former Coach

Qskan, 29 July 2021, 20:54

Another scandal in the professional Counter-Strike: Global Offensive scene. Danish team Heroic has terminated the contract of its former coach and filed a lawsuit against him. The reason was that he had leaked sensitive information about the team's strategy.

More FPS in CS:GO - Steam Overlay May be Causing Drops

Qskan, 20 July 2021, 16:46

As Reddit users have discovered, an overloaded Steam overlay may be causing fps drops in CS:GO. There are several solutions, including reducing your friends list.

Counter-Strike Maps on Unreal Engine 5

Adam Krolak, 18 July 2021, 21:04

This is what Counter Strike: Global Offensive could look like on Unreal Engine 5. A modder ported Inferno and Dust 2 to the popular engine.

CS:GO Needs Shorter Matches; Pros Want Changes

Qskan, 14 July 2021, 17:26

Recently, there has been a heated discussion online about the length of pro Counter-Strike: Global Offensive matches. According to many pro gamers and experts, currently the duels last too long.

Average Number of CS:GO Players Drops Following the Introduction of Paid Prime Accounts

Gacek, 06 July 2021, 10:44

CS:GO lost a lot of players when it began requiring a $14.99 Prime account to fully experience the game.

Source 2 Finally Coming to CS:GO? New Clues

Qskan, 24 June 2021, 16:27

More rumors have surfaced regarding the introduction of the Source 2 engine to Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. Clues can be found in the new Dota 2 update.

CS:GO Pro Player Numbers Dominated by Russians, Reports HLTV

Qskan, 08 June 2021, 16:29

HLTV, a statistics website for the professional Counter-Strike: Global Offensive scene, collected data on the representation of each country in the TOP 30 of the best eSports teams. The most numerous nation in this group are Russians.

CS:GO Partially Paid; Ranked Matches Only for Prime Accounts

Agnieszka Adamus, 05 June 2021, 17:59

A new update has been released for CS:GO, changing the status of Prime accounts. Prime status can now only be obtained by purchasing a special upgrade. Non-Prime players will no longer have access to ranked matches and other game features.

No More Cheating Coaches in CS:GO? Valve Has a Solution

hexx0, 30 May 2021, 19:37

In the latest update for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Valve introduced a new feature - coaches' positions will be recorded in the round's backup files to prevent future cheating on their part.

Sad Condition of CS: GO's Ancient Map Showcased by Pro Player

Qskan, 27 May 2021, 16:11

Pro CS:GO player Martin „STYKO” Styk recently presented new bugs found on the Ancient map. The technical condition of the arena leaves a lot to be desired before the launch of first eSports tournaments where it is scheduled to appear.

Paid Subscription to CS:GO Stats Annoys Players

Qskan, 05 May 2021, 15:35

Among other changes, the latest update to Counter-Strike: Global Offensive includes CS:GO 360 Stats, a subscription service that gives players access to detailed stats. It costs $1 per month, but that seems like too much for the community.

CS:GO and PUBG Reign Again Among Steam Bestsellers

Entelarmer, 03 May 2021, 16:20

Last week was exceptionally good for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and Playerunknown's Battlegrounds. Both game found themselves at the top of Steam's bestseller list, surpassing the hits of recent months.

CS:GO Cheaters Can Get Away With Almost Anything it Seems [UPDATED]

Qskan, 27 April 2021, 18:21

Despite Valve's best efforts to weed out cheaters in CS:GO, it seems that trying to catch up is the best the company can manage. As one Reddit user has shown, changes to anticheat are necessary.

Gothic 2's Khorinis Recreated in CS:GO

Qskan, 19 April 2021, 16:55

Another example of CS:GO community's creativity emerges from Steam Workshop. One modder created a map that replicates the port district of Khorinis from Gothic 2.

Valve Partially Fixed the Data Theft Bug in CS:GO

hexx0, 18 April 2021, 23:19

The disclosure of the existence of a bug in Valve's games, which could enable hackers to steal data, prompted the company to partially fix the flaw.

48 Hours of Turmoil in CS:GO Scene

Qskan, 16 April 2021, 17:47

Recent days have brought a number of interesting developments in the professional CS:GO scene. Highlights of the past 48 hours included a change in Valve's policy on VAC bans and problems with major CS teams.

Dangerous CS:GO Exploit Enables Hackers to Steal Data Using Steam Invites

Qskan, 12 April 2021, 17:12

A dangerous exploit in CS:GO and other Source engine-based games has been revealed. The vulnerability allows for stealing passwords, skins and many other data. Valve was supposed to have known about it for two years and didn't react.

Valve Makes Premier Matchmaking Available to All CS:GO Players

Qskan, 31 March 2021, 15:24

CS:GO's Operation Broken Fang launched in December with a number of new features, including Broken Fang Premier matchmaking for those who purchased the pass. A month before the event's end, Valve decided to make the mode available to all players.

New CS:GO Bug Changes Mouse Sensitivity, Gamers Found a Solution

Qskan, 29 March 2021, 19:01

The CS:GO community has recently been hit with another bug that is making the gameplay difficult. The bug relates to spontaneously changing mouse sensitivity. Fortunately, players have found a temporary fix for the issue.

Agent Skins Remain a Problem in CS:GO. Characters Blend in With Surroundings

Qskan, 22 March 2021, 18:59

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is known for its skins, which can be astronomically expensive. As much as weapon skins remain a cosmetic item, the same cannot be said for some character skins, which are a recurring problem.

Game Code Suggest Refreshed Overpass Coming to CS:GO

AlexB, 16 March 2021, 15:46

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive received a new minor update. One Reddit user noticed that there are a lot of references to the Overpass map in its code. This may suggest that Valve is preparing a refreshed version.

CS: GO Modder Creates Destructible Map

Qskan, 15 March 2021, 21:19

Here's an interesting example of the creative powers of CS: GO's modding community. Polish modder LionDoge has created a model of the Inferno map, which is fully vulnerable to damage from grenades, bullets and explosives.

Magic Molotov Bug in CS:GO Defies Laws of Physics

Qskan, 12 March 2021, 15:12

Finding bugs in CS:GO has become something of a sport for some players. Yesterday, one of them shared an interesting new bug concerning Molotov cocktail on Reddit.

CS:GO Removed from Steam? Valve Might be Up To Something [UPDATED]

Aquma, 09 March 2021, 09:41

The popular shooter CS:GO disappeared from Steam. For now, the reason for this is unknown – is it technical maintenance, or are the developers preparing some big announcement?

CS:GO Player Demonstrates Valve's Sluggishness

Qskan, 08 March 2021, 16:03

Valve hasn't been doing much to fix CS:GO lately. One Reddit user highlighted a bug that has gone unnoticed by the developers for the past year.

CS:GO Patch Fixes Ping and Foosteps Bugs

Entelarmer, 18 February 2021, 14:08

Valve released a new patch for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. The update fixes two major bugs related to ping and footstep sounds.

Up to 8 Years in Prison for Stealing CS:GO Skin

Aquma, 05 February 2021, 17:49

A Czech CS:GO player was robbed of a rare Talon Knife | Fade skin while trying to sell the virtual item. The perpetrator of the crime faces up to eight years in prison.

How Crouching Still Messes Up Accuracy in CS:GO

Entelarmer, 29 January 2021, 16:24

Reddit user Birkir reported on a bizarre bug in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, related to aiming while crouching. The bug sparked a lot of interest (and annoyance) among players, despite (or perhaps because of) the fact that it's not the first time the issue has been reported.

Valve Draws Consequences for Stream-sniping and Coach Bug in CS:GO

Qskan, 28 January 2021, 15:22

Last year's CS:GO scandal involving the so-called coach bug, as well as stream-sniping phenomenon that spread across the eSports scene, are still fresh in our minds. After four months, Valve began to take action against the coaches.

Bans in CS:GO for Betting on Matches

Qskan, 25 January 2021, 16:54

New examples of unfair behavior in esports have come to light. This time ESIC (Esports Integrity Commission) has targeted CS:GO players for betting on matches. Some have been banned for as much as 5 years.

Another CS:GO Scandal; Team Vitality Caught Stream Sniping? [Updated]

Qskan, 22 January 2021, 20:36

Vitality beat Team Liquid 2:0 in yesterday's BLAST Premier CS:GO tournament, and it wouldn't have been that big of a deal if it wasn't for the fact that a monitor that showed a stream of their match was seen in Vitality's room during the game.

CS:GO Gets Randomly Generated Map With 30 Million Variants

Qskan, 20 January 2021, 14:13

The CS:GO community continues to impress. This time, outstanding creativity was demonstrated by Russian moderator OrelStealth, who prepared a 100% procedurally generated map in Steam Workshop.

CS:GO Players Recall Best Plays by Bots

Sodar, 10 January 2021, 20:01

The new update for CS:GO eliminates bots from ranked games. How did players react to this change? They aren't happy, but some of them recall what was worth remembering in those artificial enemies.

New CS:GO Update Removes Bots From Tournament Matches

Qskan, 08 January 2021, 17:34

The latest CS:GO update introduced a controversial change in ranked matches. The gaming community has not responded with enthusiasm, to put it mildly.

2020 Was a Bad Year for CS:GO and Many Pros are Leaving

Froozyy, 18 December 2020, 18:00

In 2020, more than 200 professional CS:GO players ended their careers. Journalist Richard Lewis explains what could be the reason for this.

CS:GO is Hot on Cyberpunk 2077's Heels on Steam

Adrian Werner, 07 December 2020, 12:08

CP2077 continues to dominate Steam's best-seller list for yet another week. However, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is pressing for the leader's position thanks to the launch of Operation Broken Fang.

Operation Broken Fang Goes Live in CS:GO

Adrian Werner, 04 December 2020, 20:01

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive has launched Operation Broken Fang, bringing a new mode, additional maps and rewards, as well as better matchmaking.

New Major Update for CS:GO Inbound; Community Analyzes

Froozyy, 02 December 2020, 20:30

Twitter user NorS2021 reported that seven maps in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive have seen changes that were not made available yet. According to the players, this heralds the arrival of a long-awaited new operation, for example.

Among Us Lost a Ton of Popularity; CS:GO Remains on Top

Froozyy, 16 November 2020, 19:23

The popularity of Among Us on Steam has significantly decreased over the last 30 days. Meanwhile, Valve's free shooter Counter-Strike: Global Offensive has reached, once again this year, one million simultaneous players.

New CS:GO Operation Release Date Leaked

Froozyy, 10 November 2020, 17:21

Known to Counter-Strike: Global Offensive players, Twitter user NorS2021 reported a few days ago that a new operation is coming to Valve's shooter.

Players Mock A Cheater in CS:GO

Froozyy, 26 October 2020, 20:07

A video in which a cheater fails to deal with his opponent, even despite the use of cheats in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, and ends up taking one bad step back, falling off the map, is the new hit on Reddit.

Referee who Revealed CS:GO Scandal: „I Opened Pandora's Box”

Froozyy, 16 October 2020, 19:26

Esports referee Michal „Michau” Slowinski spoke about the scandal on the professional Counter-Strike: Global Offensive scene, which concerns the use of a glitch to the team's advantage. The Pole was responsible for bringing the case to light and said it was like „opening Pandora's box”.

CS:GO Helps Alexei Navalny's Rehabilitation

Froozyy, 07 October 2020, 20:27

The Russian oppositionist Alexei Navalny is playing Counter-Strike: Global Offensive with his son as part of rehabilitation after being poisoned. The game helps him regain his motor skills and reflexes.

Witcher's Kaer Morhen Recreated in CS:GO

Aquma, 06 October 2020, 13:12

Use ŽelezoBeton created a map for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive based on Kaer Morhen fortress from The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.

Coach Bug in CS:GO Continues to Haunt as New Bans Drop

Froozyy, 28 September 2020, 18:36

Today, the ESIC committee informed of several other professional Counter-Strike: Global Offensive trainers, who over the past few years have used the bug to observe the map. The full list of accused trainers is expected to appear at the end of October, as so far, only 20% of available match recordings have been checked.

CS:GO Scandal Continues; More Coach Bans Possible

Froozyy, 11 September 2020, 16:04

The recent scandal caused by the use of an exploit by professional coaches of CS teams is not yet over. Yesterday there were reports that more people may be involved in the whole matter.

CS:GO Judges Appreciated for Their Help in Detecting Fraud

AlexB, 04 September 2020, 20:14

Micha³ S³owinski and Steve Dudenhoeffer were appreciated for their work on detecting unfair practices of three professional CS:GO team coaches. They received $1,500 reward from the organizers of the Flashpoint tournament series. In addition, GoFundMe is currently collecting money for them.

CS:GO Scandal; Bans for Coaches Using an Exploit

Karol Laska , 01 September 2020, 19:21

Three CS:GO coaches have committed fraud by using a bug in the game to view the position of opponents on the map. ESL punished the coaches with a long-term ban.

Cheaters Banning Innocent CS:GO Players Caught Valve's Attention

Entelarmer, 20 August 2020, 20:03

Valve's John McDonald announced a solution to the problem of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive hackers using bots to abuse the Overwatch system. The victory was short-lived, but apparently the company took the complains of the players to heart.

Big Exploit in CS:GO Enables Players to See Through Walls

Froozyy, 18 August 2020, 17:20

For some time now, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive has had a large exploit that enabled players to see through walls and smoke grenades, among other things. Valve tried to get rid of it earlier this month, but this just made the bug easier to use.