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You can now play Portal in CS:GO with this modDec 1, 2020 - PCGamesNIt has been a long time since we've seen Valve release any official Portal content into the world, so a fan of the game has decided to recreate the popular title in another Valve classic, CS:GO, because why not? Reddit user Ibreathetea posted a video to show how they are progressing through making the mod. In the video (below), you can see the Portal gun in action, the character bouncing on Aperture gel, see how cubes are used to solve puzzles, and also get a glimpse of the fabled cake at the end of the level, perhaps this means the cake isn't a lie? The mod still has a few bugs at the moment, and for now, you can only shoot portals at walls that are straight in front of you, though this may be changed at a later date. Ibreathetea has said the mod code is stripped to the bare minimum, so other modders can easily reuse or cargocode it, which means we may see even more Portal-based mods for CS:GO in the future. Read the rest of the story... RELATED LINKS: The best sniper games on PC CSGO fans are calling on the "caster curse" to make a big game update happen CSGO's Blast Premier series will be broadcast on BBC iPlayer Valve removes CS:GO star Krimz's VAC banDec 1, 2020 - The LoadoutJust a couple of days after his Steam account was hit by a VAC ban, Freddy 'Krimz' Johansson has confirmed he's free to play again. The Counter-Strike: Global Offensive star, who's currently playing with Fnatic, was mystified after his account was hit during a ban wave on November 28. Although it hasn't been confirmed, many believe Krimz's ban was linked to Esportal, a third-party matchmaking service which the pro regularly uses. A number of accounts linked to the platform were hit with bans, causing the service to release a statement that it was caused by "compatibility issues between our anti-cheat client and VAC." It didn't take long for Valve to act on the false-positive bans though. After Esportal produced the right documentation, Valve reversed the bans for the players affected - including Krimz. Read the rest of the story... RELATED LINKS: Women in Esports announces CS:GO Lioness League tournament ESL co-founder says the company wants to find the Michael Jordan of esports Flusha convicted of tax evasion over 2015 CS:GO prize winnings Women in Esports announces CS:GO Lioness League tournamentNov 25, 2020 - The LoadoutThe British Esports Association has partnered with competitive multiplayer platform FACEIT as part of its ongoing Women in Esports initiative. Women in Esports now has its own organiser page on FACEIT, allowing for the creation of women-only tournaments and hubs. The initiative aims to create a welcoming community environment and encourage "more women (including trans and cis women) and femme identifying/femme presenting non-binary players" to participate in esports tournaments at any level of play. The Lioness League, a 5v5 CS:GO tournament, will open for registrations this Friday, November 27, and see up to 32 teams competing in a single elimination bracket. You'll be able to join as a premade team, solo player, or form a group with newfound pals. There's even a prize pool of 3,000 FACEIT points up for grabs, with 2,000 going to the winning team and 1,000 for the runner up. The Lioness League is set to be the start of regular monthly tournaments. Read the rest of the story... RELATED LINKS: Valve removes CS:GO star Krimz's VAC ban ESL co-founder says the company wants to find the Michael Jordan of esports Flusha convicted of tax evasion over 2015 CS:GO prize winnings Counter-Strike: Global Offensive update for 24 November 2020Nov 23, 2020 - SteamDB Read patchnotes on SteamDB...CSGO fans are calling on the "caster curse" to make a big game update happenNov 23, 2020 - PCGamesNHead to the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive updates page on the FPS game's site and you'll see that major patches and gameplay tweaks have been a little few-and-far-between of late. It appears the CS:GO community is keen to see a big update hit the game, and soon, and has now decided to try and make this happen using a novel approach - by invoking the "caster curse". User Night_Not_Day has posted on the multiplayer game's subreddit: "Nothing is stronger than the caster curse. Everyone knows", as part of a call for CS:GO Intel Extreme Masters casters to say the game won't be getting a big update any time soon, on-air. The reasoning behind this idea being, "if the casters assume something, the opposite happens most of the time. This is a well known and widely accepted fact", the user jokes in the post. "If they say it is almost guaranteed that the update is right around the corner." As the user reflects in the post, this has gained some traction in the community and the call has been a pretty big success so far. As you can see below, during an IEM stream yesterday casters Alex Richardson and Chad Burchill joined in the fun, saying these powerful words. Read the rest of the story... RELATED LINKS: CSGO's Blast Premier series will be broadcast on BBC iPlayer Modern Warfare's Shipment 24/7 returns, but this time in CS:GO This spooky, snowy CS:GO map is ideal for Wingman mode ESL co-founder says the company wants to find the Michael Jordan of esportsNov 20, 2020 - The LoadoutOne of ESL's co-founders says that the tournament organiser's goal over the next two decades is to find more star players in the world of esports and to find the game that "revolutionises" how we watch competitive gaming. Speaking at a press conference celebrating the 20 year anniversary of the formation of ESL, Ralf Reichert laid out his plans for what he wants to achieve in the next 20 years. In response to a question from Florian Krebl, Reichert outlines that finding esports' next stars is important, but that finding a game-changing competitive title will also be a main focus. " find the Michael Jordan of esports, because we need stars to make this better," Reichert says in reference to the NBA legend. "And be involved in finding the game that revolutionises watching esports, because we're still in its infancy. Everything we're doing and playing with were originally invented to just play and not necessarily compete in. Read the rest of the story... RELATED LINKS: Valve removes CS:GO star Krimz's VAC ban Women in Esports announces CS:GO Lioness League tournament Flusha convicted of tax evasion over 2015 CS:GO prize winnings Flusha convicted of tax evasion over 2015 CS:GO prize winningsNov 20, 2020 - The LoadoutCounter-Strike: Global Offensive star Robin 'flusha' Rönnquist has been convicted of tax evasion. According to local reports, the Fnatic star has been fined and sentenced to community service after he failed to declare more than $100,000 worth of prize money won in 2015. According to Fragbite, flusha did not declare his 1.04 million Swedish Kroner income in 2015, which amounts to about $120,000. Prosecutors at the Attunda District Court on November 18 told the rifler that he should have realised that prize money counts as income. 2015 was arguably the best year in Flusha's CS:GO career. He and the rest of Fnatic went on to claim two Major titles at ESL One Katowice Major and ESL One Cologne, as well as countless other tournaments. As the best-rated player in Majors that year, Flusha was widely regarded as one of the best CS:GO players on the scene. Read the rest of the story... RELATED LINKS: Women in Esports announces CS:GO Lioness League tournament ESL co-founder says the company wants to find the Michael Jordan of esports Astralis launches new initiative to find the best young LoL and CS:GO talent CSGO's Blast Premier series will be broadcast on BBC iPlayerNov 19, 2020 - PCGamesNThe Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Blast Premier Series' autumn tournament is going to become the next in a series of major esports events to be shown on the BBC, the UK public service broadcaster. Following coverage in the past of elite League of Legends and Rocket League events, the corporation has now announced its streaming service BBC iPlayer will be showing the CSGO Fall Showdown. The iPlayer broadcast will kick off with the FPS game's Blast Premier Fall Showdown launch, which starts next week on November 24, running through November 29, and features elite CS:GO teams from across Europe and the USA. Following this stage, the platform will show the Premier Fall finals on December 8-13, later concluding with the Premier Global finals, which are scheduled for early next year, running January 19-24. The CS:GO Blast Premier Global finals in January will see the multiplayer game's greatest esports teams battle it out for the world title, trophy, and an eye-watering prize pool of $1 million. Phwoar. Read the rest of the story... RELATED LINKS: Modern Warfare's Shipment 24/7 returns, but this time in CS:GO This spooky, snowy CS:GO map is ideal for Wingman mode A CS:GO fan has created a map inspired by the scariest Halloween movies Modern Warfare's Shipment 24/7 returns, but this time in CS:GONov 10, 2020 - PCGamesNRemember Call of Duty: Modern Warfare's Shipment 24/7? It's back, and this time it's in CS:GO. While Modern Warfare's fast-paced gameplay doesn't translate perfectly to Valve's comparatively slower shooter, it looks like the iconic Call of Duty map is surprisingly well-suited to the game as a fan map. Mitrichone, the modder responsible for the Shipment remake, has recreated the Modern Warfare map so perfectly that it's almost indistinguishable from the original in screenshots. This map is fully playable in every CS:GO game mode, though we think it would be most suited to Deathmatch and Wingman. Shipment's tiny size makes it a perfect Deathmatch map for non-stop frantic gameplay, and it works perfectly as a 2v2 Wingman map as shown in Modern Warfare's Gunfight mode. This recreation of Shipment is based off the Modern Warfare 2019 version, which features a number of key changes from the original version. Arguably the most important upgrade is to the map's colour pallet - instead of shades of dark blue and green, we finally see a pop of colour in the shipping containers. Judging by the reception to the fan map, we wouldn't be surprised to see Shipment 24/7 servers cropping up again. Read the rest of the story... RELATED LINKS: This spooky, snowy CS:GO map is ideal for Wingman mode A CS:GO fan has created a map inspired by the scariest Halloween movies CS:GO meets The Witcher 3 with this new Kaer Morhen custom map Counter-Strike surfing is the esport we deserveNov 9, 2020 - Rock, Paper, Shotgun Look, competitive Counter-Strike is nice and all, but on the 20th anniversary of v1.0 I do find myself consumed with dreams of a wholly different CS skill: surfing. It’s the freestyle skating to proper CS’s baseball, using a movement glitch to skid, glide, and soar through maps filled with abstract shapes. It is stylish as all hell. And people race surfing! Or you could go freestyle and hit cool tricks to wow judges! Maybe you could even do synchronised routines! Or, like with the X-Games, you could think it seems too much effort and just watch YouTube videos and coo approvingly. So let’s do that, for now. (more…) Counter-Strike: Global Offensive update for 4 November 2020Nov 3, 2020 - SteamDB Read patchnotes on SteamDB...Fans really want the CS:GO Twitter art as in-game stickersOct 29, 2020 - The LoadoutFans apparently want the charming little sketches of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive characters that are on the official CS:GO Twitter account's banner, as officially supported stickers in CS:GO capsules. First spotted on Reddit in a post by the creator Hoxton_Workshop, the distinctive artwork, created by HH110011HH, has been proudly displayed at the top of CS:GO's Twitter page for quite some time now. While the artist describes them as "poorly drawn", fans clearly think they're charming. Characters included in the collection are the Terrorist, FBI, Ido, IDF, Guerilla, Arctic Avenger, Elite, SAS, Leet Crew, and a man-sized chicken. There were initial concerns from the responses on Reddit that the original artist wasn't involved in the project, but both Hoxton_Workshop and HH110011HH have confirmed their collaboration on the project. The rest of the responses have been of universal praise, with a number of commenters impressed with the holographic sticker shown off in the post. On their Steam Workshop page, there's a full suite of "poorly drawn" CS:GO characters in capsule form, said to be available in both foil and holographic variants. Read the rest of the story... RELATED LINKS: Real Madrid's Casemiro to debut esports team at DreamHack Masters Winter NiKo officially leaves FaZe to join G2's CS:GO roster BLAST to bring in new competitive integrity rules for CS:GO coaches NiKo officially leaves FaZe to join G2's CS:GO rosterOct 28, 2020 - The LoadoutIt's been in the works for quite some time, but G2 has finally confirmed the signing of Nikola '⁠NiKo⁠' Kovač to its Counter-Strike: Global Offensive team. The Bosnian has been in discussions with G2 since the summer and leaves FaZe Clan after more than three years of service. In a TwitLonger, NiKo says that he leaves FaZe with "tears in my eyes" but also expresses his regret at not winning a major during his time with the team. "It sucks that we couldn't bring a major trophy to such a legendary organization, but no one regrets it and is hurt more than me," he writes. Following confirmation of NiKo's departure, FaZe also revealed that coach Janko 'yNk' Paunović would also be leaving. NiKo joins his cousin, Nemanja 'huNter' Kovač, on the G2 roster, and his announcement video shows huNter welcoming his relative to the organisation by saying: "Let's take one selfie and let's fuck them all." Read the rest of the story... RELATED LINKS: Real Madrid's Casemiro to debut esports team at DreamHack Masters Winter Fans really want the CS:GO Twitter art as in-game stickers BLAST to bring in new competitive integrity rules for CS:GO coaches BLAST to bring in new competitive integrity rules for CS:GO coachesOct 27, 2020 - The LoadoutTournament organiser BLAST has introduced new rules aimed at Counter-Strike coaches to uphold competitive integrity in the wake of the spectator bug scandal. BLAST's esports operations manager, Robert Mulgan, tweeted out two new rules that will come into force for online matches. All coaches must now stream their POV into a dedicated Discord channel provided by the tournament organisers. Coaches must also have MOss, an anti-cheat software, running in the background to secure screenshots and record logs during live games. Mulgan agrees the system isn't perfect, but it is a significant step forward to prevent cheating. The Esports Integrity Comission (ESIC), which is investigating historic abuse of the spectator bug, revealed in its first report last month that 37 coaches had been found exploiting it. While that specific bug has been patched by Valve, other variations of it could still be out there. Read the rest of the story... RELATED LINKS: Real Madrid's Casemiro to debut esports team at DreamHack Masters Winter Fans really want the CS:GO Twitter art as in-game stickers NiKo officially leaves FaZe to join G2's CS:GO roster Counter-Strike: Global Offensive update for 26 October 2020Oct 26, 2020 - SteamDB Read patchnotes on SteamDB...ESIC bans seven CS:GO players for betting-related offensesOct 23, 2020 - The LoadoutThe Esports Integrity Commission has issued its first update on its match-fixing and betting investigation with ESEA. It has issued one-year bans to seven Australian Counter-Strike: Global Offensive players who were all found guilty of betting offenses. The players were discovered to have placed bets on matches they were featuring in throughout the Mountain Dew League Australia, according to the report. Due to the nature of these infringements, ESIC has also passed on its findings to local authorities in Australia as betting offenses are covered by law in some jurisdictions. In addition to the seven players named in ESIC's report, a number of "associates" are also being investigated after placing similar bets on MDL matches. The players were representing teams LAKERS, Rooster, Rooster 2, and Ground Zero at the time of the betting offenses. The one-year suspensions will apply across ESIC's partner tournament organisers which include ESL, DreamHack, and many more. Read the rest of the story... RELATED LINKS: Real Madrid's Casemiro to debut esports team at DreamHack Masters Winter Fans really want the CS:GO Twitter art as in-game stickers NiKo officially leaves FaZe to join G2's CS:GO roster This spooky, snowy CS:GO map is ideal for Wingman modeOct 22, 2020 - PCGamesNWe're now well and truly into spooky season, and while Halloween parties are very much off the table this year, you can always find alternative ways to celebrate within virtual worlds. From Fortnite to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, all the best PC games typically hold some sort of Halloween event. Failing that, there's no shortage of scary, silly, and downright impressive Halloween-themed mods and maps to keep you busy. One such example is Jd40, Quoting, and Quadratic's wonderfully atmospheric CS:GO map, Ravine. It's a proper creepy castle with a chilly vibe, curious locked doors, and a mounted deer head to complete the strong look. The river running below its centre is a lovely touch, too. Work started on the map all the way back in 2018, and the effort that's gone into it is plain to see. Also know that Ravine was designed primarily for the FPS game's Wingman mode, but its Steam page says that it can comfortably be played in up to 8v8. Read the rest of the story... RELATED LINKS: A CS:GO fan has created a map inspired by the scariest Halloween movies CS:GO meets The Witcher 3 with this new Kaer Morhen custom map 37 CS:GO coaches have been banned for using a spectator bug ForZe's lmbt is free to coach again after ESIC lifts his CS:GO banOct 16, 2020 - The LoadoutJust last month, the Esports Integrity Commission announced it was banning 37 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive coaches after a cross-party investigation found them guilty of using the now infamous coaching spectator bug. However, one of those coaches, Sergey 'lmbt' Bezhanov, has been cleared of all wrongdoing and given the green light to coach again. The ForZe coach had originally been banned for seven and a half months following the initial investigation, but that's now been lifted as of today following a successful appeal. The coach was accused of using the bug in four different games, one of which was when he was coaching HellRaisers five years ago. However, in information provided to HLTV, ESIC has confirmed it has lifted lmbt's ban after it was determined he was doing on-air work for the MIBR series, and that he disconnected from the other two matches when he got the bug and reported this to an on-site admin. Read the rest of the story... RELATED LINKS: es3tag leaves Astralis to join Cloud9's CS:GO roster FURIA to replace 100 Thieves at BLAST Premier Fall Series 100 Thieves is reportedly dropping its CS:GO team Counter-Strike: Global Offensive update for 16 October 2020Oct 15, 2020 - SteamDB Read patchnotes on SteamDB...Counter-Strike: Global Offensive update for 16 October 2020Oct 15, 2020 - SteamDB Read patchnotes on SteamDB...