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PUBG Momentarily Tops CS:GO in Concurrent Players on Steam

By Chris Jarrard, Jul 10, 2017 8:45am PDT

PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS, the runaway Early Access hit, is nipping at the heels of some PC gaming juggernauts. 

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Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Gets a New Map, Better Looking Phoenix Terrorist

By John Keefer, Mar 17, 2017 11:10am PDT

The popular multiplayer eSports title gets a map based on Venice called Canals.

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"Strange that they make changes to old maps that effect gameplay. If you play test your maps and ..."

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eSports Entertainment Association Suffers Account Information Breach

By Cassidee Moser, Jan 10, 2017 10:53am PST

A hacker demanded a ransom for over one million accounts and released the info online when the ESEA refused to pay. 

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PEA Counter-Strike eSports League Abandons Inaugural Season

By Jason Faulkner, Jan 06, 2017 2:45pm PST

The Professional eSports Association is forced to cancel what would be the first season of its CS: GO league.

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Valve facing criminal charges over Counter-Strike gambling

By David Craddock, Oct 18, 2016 2:43pm PDT

The Washington State Gambling Commission wants the Steam creator to clarify that the platform adheres to state gambling laws.

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"WA's laws on online gambling are horrible. They banned people from doing it well before the feds ..."

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Valve following through on taking legal action against CSGO gambling sites

By David Craddock, Jul 20, 2016 12:45pm PDT

Cease-and-desist letters have been issued to CSGO Lotto and other well-known businesses exploiting loopholes in Steam's marketplace.

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"Outside of people buying the cases/keys, Valve wasn't making money off of the gambling. ..."

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Twitch takes down popular CS:GO streamer PhantomL0rd

By John Keefer, Jul 20, 2016 9:00am PDT

The reason is a 'terms of service' violation, with speculation centering on his gambling streams.

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Popular YouTube personalities caught amid CS:GO gambling scandal

By Daniel Perez, Jul 06, 2016 8:27am PDT

It turns out all of the promotion for CSGOLotto may have been made because these two popular YouTube personalities have a major stake in the company.

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"Nice to see this getting more coverage. I watched one of the reveal videos the other day and ..."

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ELeague lines up first six teams to compete in first Counter-Strike: GO season

By Ozzie Mejia, Mar 10, 2016 9:00am PST

The first official season of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive competition from ELeague is set to launch in May and the first six teams have been named.

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Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Major Championship prize pools upped to $1M

By Ozzie Mejia, Feb 23, 2016 5:00pm PST

With esports prize pools rapidly increasing, Valve has stepped up its game for the competitive Counter-Strike: Global Offensive circuit.

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Counter-Strike: GO 'Operation Wildfire' update reintroduces classic Nuke map

By Ozzie Mejia, Feb 18, 2016 12:38pm PST

The latest update for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive includes a very familiar-looking map for anyone that's played CS in the last 17 years.

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Turner Sports lays out first Counter-Strike: GO ELeague regular season schedule

By Ozzie Mejia, Jan 28, 2016 10:22am PST

Turner is ready to dive right into the eSports scene and it has laid out the first regular season schedule for its ELeague, which includes a weekly three-hour block on TBS.

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TBS will start airing eSports events featuring Counter-Strike: Global Offensive in 2016

By Daniel Perez, Sep 24, 2015 7:48am PDT

Turner Broadcasting has announced it plans on airing live eSports events on TBS in 2016. The first game that will debut on the cable network will be Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.

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"Does that demographic still watch TV? Even if you get past that wouldn't they likely watch that ..."

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This weekend's Counter-Strike eSports event becomes biggest ever

By Daniel Perez, Aug 25, 2015 1:15pm PDT

ESL's Counter-Strike: Global Offensive eSports event has become the biggest one ever as it attracted over 11,000 visitors and was watched by over 27 million unique viewers on Twitch.

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"I would not have thought it was that big. I had thought it's constant position in the Top ..."

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Opinion: A Case for Dumbed Down Games

By Nathaniel Hohl, Mar 04, 2015 11:10am PST

It seems like games are increasingly geared toward an elite hardcore audience, when things should be headed in a different direction to thrive. Nate makes the argument for dumbing down games.

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"That's what the kids want nowadays, all video gaming being reduced to bus-travel time ..."

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