Counter-Strike Series News


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.


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.


"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.


"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.


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

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Counter-Strike: Global Offensive reintroduces classic 'Train' map

By Ozzie Mejia, Dec 10, 2014 7:15pm PST

It was an old staple of the classic Counter-Strike and now 'Train' is making a comeback with a restored Global Offensive map.


Nexon teams up with Valve for Counter-Strike Nexon: Zombies

By Robert Workman, Aug 07, 2014 9:45am PDT

The undead are invading the popular series.


"L4d started as a comp stomp mod on Counterstrike according to Mike Booth. This is full circle."

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Counter-Strike: Global Offensive 'Operation Breakout' launches

By Steve Watts, Jul 02, 2014 6:26am PDT

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive has introduced Operation Breakout, a collection of six community-generated maps. A $5.99 "All Access" pass will let you access missions and other connected features as the maps remain on playlists through October 2.


"I played CS:GO recently, a few hours, and it seems like all everyone played was dust2. Do these ..."

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Counter-Strike: GO 'Arms Deal' update adds weapon skin trading

By Steve Watts, Aug 14, 2013 6:00pm PDT

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive has issued the "Arms Deal" update, creating a special marketplace for in-game cosmetic tweaks to weapons.


Counter-Strike: Global Offensive rewards mapmakers with 'Operation Payback'

By Steve Watts, Apr 26, 2013 9:50am PDT

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is introducing a new community program today, aimed at rewarding the community's best mapmakers.


"yes it's cool to reward some amateur mappers, but I remember the days when maps were fucking ..."

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Half-Life, Counter-Strike add Linux support

By Steve Watts, Feb 11, 2013 4:00pm PST

Valve has updated two of its classic titles, Half-Life and Counter-Strike, with Linux support.


"Are you talking about the expansions like Opposing Force and BlueShift or the episodes for HL2. "

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Counter-Strike: Global Offensive PC adds deathmatch

By Alice O'Connor, Jan 24, 2013 6:45am PST

For times when you simply want to shoot men, the PC edition of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive has added a deathmatch mode. Modders hacked such a thing into the game months ago, of course, but now it's all proper and official and shiny. Yesterday's patch also brought a whol...


"Any news on the 360 patch? The party system is completely broken. You invite your friends to sit ..."

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Counter-Strike: GO free weekend starts today

By Steve Watts, Nov 01, 2012 1:00pm PDT

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is getting a free weekend, letting you try your hand at the game until Sunday at 1 PM PST.