Counter-Strike Series News


Fnatic Wins CS:GO at IEM Katowice 2018

By Ozzie Mejia, Mar 04, 2018 3:20pm PST

Fnatic is back on top of the CS:GO world as they win a thrilling five-game series at Intel Extreme Masters Katowice.


Valve Suspends Jess Cliffe, Counter-Strike Co-Creator, After Child Sexual Exploitation Arrest

By Asif Khan, Feb 01, 2018 8:45pm PST

KIRO 7 News in Seattle is reporting that the Valve game designer has been arrested.


"Lots of companies have policies on the books that they terminate employees if you're arrested ..."

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Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Shines Up Dust 2 Map

By Ozzie Mejia, Oct 11, 2017 4:10pm PDT

Valve is blowing the dust off of a classic map and giving it a visual makeover.


"An entire new map? They’ve let an intern stray too far! Reign them in, this isn’t something ..."

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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. 


"You know an article is good when it results in a one sided, two person, 250+ post debate over ..."

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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.


"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. 


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.


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.


"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.


"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.


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.


"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.


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.


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.


"Because it wasn't a nuclear plant... - it had a nuke-missile loaded on the bottom bombsite ..."

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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.