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The Dreams & Nightmares CaseJan 20, 2022 - Community Announcements{STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/3381077/0c4aed1ca9bc3b7a875702f00a88d609ef5b8f2f.png Today we shipping the Dreams & Nightmares Case, featuring 17 weapon finishes selected from the CS:GO Steam Workshop as part of the Dreams & Nightmares contest and the Gamma Knives from the Operation Riptide case as rare special items! The CS:GO team reviewed over 15,000 entries from artists around the world and selected 17 weapon finishes to ship in the case. Each winning entry received $100,000 USD, for a grand total prize pool of $1.7 million. The winning submissions were produced by 23 different artists, of which 14 were first-time contributors to the workshop. We want to thank everyone who submitted entries and took part in the contest. The case is now available as an in-game drop and from the Steam Community Market!Counter-Strike: Global Offensive update for 21 January 2022Jan 20, 2022 - SteamDB Read patchnotes on SteamDB...Counter-Strike: Global Offensive update for 19 January 2022Jan 18, 2022 - SteamDB Read patchnotes on SteamDB...Counter-Strike: Global Offensive update for 18 January 2022Jan 18, 2022 - SteamDB Read patchnotes on SteamDB...Counter-Strike: Global Offensive updated, more tweaking for Steam Deck + VulkanJan 18, 2022 - GamingOnLinuxValve continues to tweak more of their games ahead of the Steam Deck release in February and their focus now appears to be on CS:GO with a fresh update out. Read the full article here: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/2022/01/counter-strike-global-offensive-updated-more-tweaking-for-steam-deck-vulkan Counter-Strike: Global Offensive update for 18 January 2022Jan 17, 2022 - SteamDB Read patchnotes on SteamDB...Final claim in CS:GO skin gambling lawsuit dismissed because plaintiffs never actually used SteamJan 13, 2022 - PC GamerOn January 7, a US federal court dismissed one last claim against Valve in a years-old lawsuit over CS:GO skin gambling. The case was part of a series of 2016 lawsuits that accused Valve of facilitating unregulated gambling on third-party websites where people could wager CS:GO skins, some of which sell for more than $1,000 on the Steam Marketplace. All of those suits have now been dismissed... Read more.CS:GO jump throw bind setup guideJan 13, 2022 - The LoadoutWhile winning games in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive mainly comes down to clicking heads and planting bombs, learning to effectively use utility can really be the difference maker that propels you up the CS:GO ranks. However, simply lobbing utility around is one thing, but learning how to use it best to win you a round is another. Knowing all the best grenade line-ups can be the thing that separates a successful bombsite execution from a CT-side spraydown, and many of those set-plays utilise what is known as the jump throw. Jump throws give extra power and height to your standard line-up throw, meaning that you can reach further distances and perform your throws from safer, more reliable angles. Employing the jump throw can mean that you block off entry to a site before the T-side can get there, or deny a critical sightline for the CT-side AWP all from the safety of T-spawn. Furthermore, the bind specifically gives reliability and consistency to your throws, meaning that the jump and the throw actions are perfectly synchronized every time - you'll never disappoint your teammates with an out-of-bounds smoke again. Read the rest of the story... RELATED LINKS: CS:GO surf guide - how to surf in CS:GO ESL and partnered CS:GO teams extend Louvre Agreement to 2025 The best competitive FPS games in 2022 CS:GO surf guide - how to surf in CS:GOJan 13, 2022 - The LoadoutGlobal Offensive event and wondered why (and more importantly how) someone was gliding effortlessly around parts of a map? What you had laid your eyes on was Counter-Strike's strangest offspring game mode, surf, where you ride the waves of triangular ramps in a 'floor is lava'-style scenario. The trouble with CS:GO surf gameplay is that it can look like the easiest thing in the world when done right, but in reality it is far from that. Professional surfers float through the mode's most complicated and convoluted maps with ease, knowing every turn to make and calculating the exact speed they need to make each gap. On the flip side, inexperienced players can often find themselves over-compensating a sharp turn or pressing the wrong keys, resulting in a loss of speed and a fast route back to the beginning. There are two main CS:GO surf game modes. The most popular is Skill Surf, where you race to get the fastest time to complete a course. There is also Combat Surf, where players fight each other whilst surfing. The key to succeeding in CS:GO surf modes is practice, and with some key tips and tricks you will be on your way to becoming a surfing master in no time. Read the rest of the story... RELATED LINKS: CS:GO jump throw bind setup guide ESL and partnered CS:GO teams extend Louvre Agreement to 2025 The best competitive FPS games in 2022 ESL and partnered CS:GO teams extend Louvre Agreement to 2025Jan 13, 2022 - The LoadoutESL has extended the Louvre Agreement, a coalition between the tournament organiser and 14 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive teams that shapes the development of the ESL Pro League, until 2025. The Louvre Agreement was created initially in 2020, with 13 teams including Astralis, Team Vitality, and Fnatic all signing up. This dropped to 12 teams when 100 Thieves exited the CS:GO scene last year, but the additions of BIG and Furia saw it expand to the 14 teams that have agreed to extend the partnership for another three years. Heroic is also set to join the agreement in the second half of 2022. The Louvre Agreement has become an attractive partnership, with over 40 entities applying to join it when ESL opened its doors to new applicants last year. The combined buy-in bids from the three successful teams - BIG, Furia, and Heroic - totalled almost $20 million, according to ESL. Read the rest of the story... RELATED LINKS: CS:GO jump throw bind setup guide CS:GO surf guide - how to surf in CS:GO The best competitive FPS games in 2022 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive update for 28 December 2021Dec 27, 2021 - SteamDB Read patchnotes on SteamDB...Valve are updating Half-Life and more for Steam DeckDec 20, 2021 - Rock, Paper, ShotgunValve are working to upgrade a number of their more popular games for the Steam Deck, optimising controls and interfaces to play better on their upcoming portable powerhouse, the Steam Deck. The Half-Life series, Dota 2, and Counter Strike: Global Offensive, either already have or will receive upgrades designed to make them "better experiences". Read more Experimental Vulkan support is here for Counter-Strike: Global OffensiveDec 15, 2021 - GamingOnLinuxAs we suggested it would be, Valve has announced that experimental Vulkan support for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CSGO) has landed and can be tried out right now. Read the full article here: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/2021/12/experimental-vulkan-support-is-here-for-counter-strike-global-offensive Counter-Strike: Global Offensive update for 15 December 2021Dec 14, 2021 - SteamDB Read patchnotes on SteamDB...Counter-Strike: Global Offensive update for 14 December 2021Dec 13, 2021 - SteamDB Read patchnotes on SteamDB...Valve broke Counter-Strike: Global Offensive on Linux, Vulkan may come soonDec 13, 2021 - GamingOnLinuxDespite Valve pushing many areas of Linux gaming, including the upcoming Steam Deck handheld which will use the Arch-based SteamOS 3, they still totally break their own games. UPDATED. Read the full article here: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/2021/12/valve-broke-counter-strike-global-offensive-on-linux-vulkan-may-come-soon This CS:GO fan map changes Dust II from desert into an abandoned "green oasis"Nov 29, 2021 - PCGamesNCounter-Strike: Global Offensive fans know Dust II well. Succeeding the original Dust map, it's one of the FPS game's most popular battlegrounds - and it's an iconic one, too, with its distinctive Middle Eastern town-style streets and aesthetic. Now, though, you can play the same map with a whole other vibe, as a modder's transformed its desert setting into a "green oasis". CS:GO modder BARS's new 'Dust II 2055' overhaul mod is the latest in their '2055' series, which gives existing maps an "abandoned style" by imagining a future state in which weather events have changed, people have left the sites behind, and nature has started reclaiming the buildings and streets. "Dust 2 has turned from a desert into a green oasis," the modder says in the reimagined Dust II 2055's description. "Acid rain and changing weather conditions have completely changed the map" - and it has indeed been totally transformed. Dust II's previously sun-baked streets have become overrun with moss and grass, there are trees with trails of vines hanging from their branches scattered about, and the whole ecosystem's far from sunny. Even the underground and covered areas have fallen to nature, with huge tree roots breaking through the walls and gates. Read the rest of the story... RELATED LINKS: Here are the Dreams and Nightmares weapon skins coming to CS:GO This popular CS:GO map brings 1v1 to outer space New Counter-Strike: Global Offensive update brings a batch of Riptide map changes Steam sets new concurrent users record with over 27 million onlineNov 27, 2021 - EurogamerSteam has set a new concurrent users record with over 27 million online. According to SteamDB, Valve's platform hit a new all-time peak this afternoon of 27,182,165 concurrent users. That beats Steam's previous best of 26.9 million users online at the same time in April. Read more Revenge of the Squidlike: You can now play Squid Game in CS:GO tooNov 26, 2021 - PC GamerSquid Game is a Netflix-produced Korean drama that has achieved absolutely ludicrous success since its release in September 2021. In it, desperate contestants compete in deadly variations of children's games for a chance at a cash prize. It has spawned quite a few knock offs in the videogame world, as well as one in the real world. Writing about Squid Game games previously, I foolishly predicted that we wouldn't see many more of them, and also remarked on how they reminded me of the Source engine mods I loved when I was a teenager... Read more.Here are the Dreams and Nightmares weapon skins coming to CS:GONov 23, 2021 - PCGamesNThis summer, Valve launched a huge CS:GO art contest asking fans to create weapon skins inspired by the theme of 'Dreams and Nightmares', with the winning ten entries set to earn their makers a slice of a whopping $1 million prize pool and the addition of their creations to the live FPS game. Now, those winning weapon skins have been unveiled - and it turns out there were far more than ten worthy entries. "The CS:GO team reviewed over 15,000 entries from artists from all parts of the globe, and decided that ten winning submissions wouldn't be enough," Valve posts on the contest's site. "So, an additional seven were selected (17 total) for a grand total prize pool of $1.7 million." Phwoar. 24 different artists produced the winning creations and, impressively, 14 of these were first-time contributors to the game's Steam Workshop. The studio says it's getting in touch with the winning artists to work with them on shipping the dazzling new skins to the game - but we can get a good look at what's coming right now. Read the rest of the story... RELATED LINKS: This popular CS:GO map brings 1v1 to outer space New Counter-Strike: Global Offensive update brings a batch of Riptide map changes New CS:GO update brings a bunch of County, Basalt, Dust 2 map changes