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

Paul Wozniak, 16 October 2020, 21:29

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

Paul Wozniak, 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

Bart Swiatek, 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

Paul Wozniak, 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

Paul Wozniak, 11 September 2020, 16:05

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

Milosz Szubert, 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

Jacob Blazewicz, 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

Paul Wozniak, 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.

Cheater Ring in CS:GO Kept Itself Safe for Years While Banning Others

Paul Wozniak, 17 August 2020, 17:35

A few days ago, popular youtuber known as Sparkles released a video, in which a hacker told about how the cheater community in CS:GO protects itself through a so-called Overwatch system. It also enables them to report and ban other players.

Here's Some Drifting on de_dust2 From CS 1.6

Paul Wozniak, 10 August 2020, 17:30

Youtuber Shifter decided to transfer the maps known from Counter-Strike 1.6 to Assetto Corsa, which enabled him to show off his drifting skills in some iconic places.

CS:GO Player Spent $15,000 to Get a Rare Skin

Paul Wozniak, 27 July 2020, 14:03

One Counter-Strike: Global Offensive player has spent $15,000 to get his dream skin, which is extremely rare, using so-called contracts. He shared the whole action on his YouTube channel.

CS:GO - Players Claim Trusted Mode Increased the Number of Cheaters

Bart Swiatek, 27 July 2020, 11:59

According to some players, the update, which introduced the so-called Trusted Mode - a new solution for battling cheaters - was, in practice, counterproductive.

CS:GO - Best Plays of 2019 Montage Conquers Reddit

Paul Wozniak, 16 July 2020, 18:53

Yesterday, a video was released on the web, prepared by the creators of the Style-Productions channel on YouTube, which featured a 15-minute montage of the best plays of 2019 from the professional Counter-Strike: Global Offenisve scene. The video quickly won the heart of many players.

Best CS:GO Players Earn Over $750 Thousand a Year

Paul Wozniak, 14 July 2020, 21:04

The BT service revealed the earnings of top Danish Counter-Strike players: Global Offensive. The information provided includes players' contracts, and with additional data available online, we can find out how much the best players earn in total annually.

CS:GO Introduces Trusted Mode; Next Stage in Battle Against Cheaters

Bart Swiatek, 09 July 2020, 16:00

The shooter CS:GO received another update, adding the Trusted Mode anti-cheat system tested in June. The system is designed to block third party app that affect the game. Unfortunately, according to some reports, the solution has already been cracked by cheat makers. The system also prevents app used by streamers from working.

CS:GO - Revenge on Cheaters Never Tasted so Good

Bart Swiatek, 06 July 2020, 12:09

Internet user known as ScriptKid created a fake hack for CS:GO, which, in various ways, makes life difficult for those who install it.

CS:GO Unlikely to Switch to Source 2

Conrad Hazi, 05 July 2020, 19:52

According to reports early in the year, Valve planned to release an update for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive in May, switching the game engine to Source 2. As leaks suggest, compatibility issues with player-created content were the main reason for abandoning the idea. At least for a while...

CS:GO - Valve Tests New Anti-cheat Protection; Ends up Cracked in One Hour

Paul Wozniak, 29 June 2020, 16:48

A few days ago, a new anti-cheat appeared in CS:GO as part of beta tests. It soon came to light that the software was cracked in an hour, and the new feature also causes a lot of performance problems.

21 Years of Counter Strike, Artist Drew Maps From CS:GO

Paul Wozniak, 20 June 2020, 17:50

Yesterday, the Counter-Strike series celebrated its 21st birthday. On this occasion, one Reddit user presented several paintings, showing the most popular places known from CS:GO maps.

New Patch for CS:GO Boosts Performance on Older PCs

Bart Swiatek, 28 May 2020, 14:32

Yesterday, CS:GO received a patch introducing an experimental graphic feature that should improve performance on some older PCs and hardware with integrated GPU. Stickers associated with the Warhammer 40,000 universe have also been added to the game.

CS:GO Update - Better Info on Most Annoying Kills

Paul Wozniak, 05 May 2020, 14:49

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive has received a new update. It will provide players with additional information about deadly shots - for example, whether they were fired through smoke or whether the shooter was blinded by a flashbang.

Valve: CS:GO Source Code Leak Poses No Threat to Gamers

Jacob Blazewicz, 23 April 2020, 13:02

Valve commented on yesterday's leak of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and Team Fortress 2 source code. We were assured that the situation does not pose any threat to users playing on official servers.

Source Code of CSGO and Team Fortress 2 Leaked

Jacob Blazewicz, 22 April 2020, 22:16

Source codes of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and Team Fortress 2 have been uploaded to the Internet. The perpetrator is connected to ValveNewsNetwork's leading channel, Tyler McVicker, and the leak could potentially threaten the safety of those playing Valve games.

Ubisoft Will Make a Movie About Senior CS:GO Team

Czarus, 22 April 2020, 17:32

The world of e-sport is dominated by young people. There is a widespread belief that it is necessary to start as early as possible to achieve something in this environment. These rules have nothing to do with the members of the professional team in CS-GO composed exclusively of seniors - Silver Snipers. Everything seems to indicate that they will soon see their own movie.

Shroud on CS:GO vs. Valorant: Valve Did Nothing for Years

Paul Wozniak, 20 April 2020, 17:15

Popular streamer Michael „Shroud” Grzesiek spoke about the compatition between CS:GO and Valorant. According to the Shroud, Valve realized that over the past few years they could do nothing, because there was no competition on the market. Now that the shooter from Riot Games has appeared, the devs have decided to introduce some important updates, and the biggest ones are probably still ahead of us.

CS:GO Breaks Dota 2's Historic Activity Record

Paul Wozniak, 19 April 2020, 22:26

Yesterday Counter-Strike: Global Offensive broke another activity record on Steam. Interestingly, at the same time, the game broke the historic result established by Dota 2 in 2016.

New Update for CS:GO Introduces Long-awaited Changes

Paul Wozniak, 17 April 2020, 15:26

The latest update for Counter-Stirke: Global Offensive introduces some important changes to the game that have long been awaited by the players. Additionally, the balance of one of the weapons has been improved and several maps have been modified.

Counter Strike: Global Offensive Breaks Yet Another Activity Record

Conrad Hazi, 15 March 2020, 14:59

It is not difficult to notice that the complicated situation in the world related to the coronavirus pandemic encourages the use of the Internet. This can be seen very well from titles such as CS: GO, which for the first time since its launch in 2012 exceeded the barrier of a million active players.

Record Viewing Numbers of CS:GO at IEM 2020; NaVi Wins

Paul Wozniak, 02 March 2020, 14:00

Yesterday's final of the CS:GO tournament, held as part of the Intel Extreme Masters 2020 event, attracted a record number of users before the screens. Thus, it is the best result among non-major rank games. This year's tournament was won by NaVi, beating G2.

CS:GO Breaks Another Activity Record on Steam

Paul Wozniak, 01 March 2020, 16:18

According to SteamChart data, the online FPS Counter Strike: Global Offensive beat another Steam activity record yesterday. The current increase in popularity may be caused, among others, by the currently ongoing Intel Extreme Masters tournament in Katowice, which takes place without the participation of the audience.

Here's Dust 2 From CS:GO Ported to Fortnite

Paul Wozniak, 16 February 2020, 20:21

Team Evolve, the team taked with creating maps in Fortnite, has made a replica of the classic Dust 2 known from CS:GO. The project has been released for free, so that every player can test it.

CS:GO with Record User Activity on Servers

Konrad Serafinski, 09 February 2020, 22:36

CS:GO boasts a new record of users who have simultaneously played the popular FPS. Data from Steam show that on February 8 about 876 thousand players met on the game's servers.

Valve Will Automatically Squelch Toxic CS:GO Players

Konrad Serafinski, 08 February 2020, 21:07

Valve is starting a serious fight against toxicity among CS:GO players. The studio is working on a system which, based on reports, will catch users disturbing others and mute them in conversation.

CS:GO Renaissance is Here; Hard Times for Dota 2

Paul Wozniak, 27 November 2019, 16:32

The average number of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive players has grown to over 400,000 in recent months. This is the highest score this year and one of the best in the history of the game. Whereas Dota 2 is doing worse and worse - for the first time since January 2014 the average number of players was below 400 thousand.

First Female Model in CS:GO - Operation Shattered Web Launches

Laty, 19 November 2019, 21:40

CS:GO got a new operation after two years. New skins, weapons and maps were added to the game. The operation will take at least 16 weeks, so the players will have plenty of time to unlock all content.

CS:GO - French Gamers Get a Lootbox Scanner With a Catch

Bart Swiatek, 02 October 2019, 11:43

French Counter-Strike: Global Offensive players now have the option - and even the obligation - to scan their equipment boxes before buying them. This feature is likely to have been implemented as a result of planned changes to the Anti-Gambling Act and its use is severely restricted.

CS:GO Update Introduces New Deadly Bots

Bart Swiatek, 18 September 2019, 13:29

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, the popular online shooter from Valve Software, received an update recently, that improved the AI of bots in deathmatch. You can also check the novelty on your own server.

CS:GO Gets a New Battle Royale Map

Jakub Mirowski, 01 May 2019, 20:12

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive has received a new update that focuses on additional content for the Danger Zone mode, including the Sirocco map. In addition, the patch fixes a dangerous bug.

CS GO Patch Improves Optimization

Jacob Blazewicz, 08 March 2019, 22:47

Valve released new updates for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. One of them added an option to improve performance by reducing CPU memory usage.

Over Million Bans On Steam - Valve Slashes CSGO Cheaters

Jacob Blazewicz, 06 February 2019, 23:44

Valve continues to fight cheaters. In January, more than one million cheaters were banned with the VAC protection system. Most of them are Counter-Strike: Global Offensive players.