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Counter-Strike: Global Offensive update for 30 September 2022Sep 30, 2022 - SteamDB Read patchnotes on SteamDB...Counter-Strike: Global Offensive update for 27 September 2022Sep 27, 2022 - SteamDB Read patchnotes on SteamDB...CS:GO fans can buy tickets for IEM Katowice and Cologne 2023 soonSep 20, 2022 - The LoadoutHave you ever dreamed of watching top-tier Counter-Strike: Global Offensive in the Cathedral of Counter-Strike? What about in the historic Spodek Arena? Well, now you can. ESL has announced the dates for both IEM Katowice and IEM Cologne next year - and early tickets can be purchased this week. IEM Katowice will be the first flagship tournament of the ESL Pro Tour will take place from February 10-12, 2023. IEM Cologne will be played August 4-6, 2023, which is after the summer player break, meaning we should have some spicy contests on our hands. These dates mean that both these tournaments, which most CS:GO players will want to mark on their calendars, come two weeks earlier and two weeks later respectively. The Counter-Strike Professional Players' Association has a hand in this, after the player break was moved one month earlier so that the competitive CS:GO season is split into two, more even halves. Read the rest of the story... RELATED LINKS: Over a million CS:GO players flock to FPS for tenth anniversary CS:GO 10 year coin - how to get the birthday coin CS:GO revives a 1.6 map to celebrate its tenth birthday Counter-Strike: Global Offensive update for 13 September 2022Sep 13, 2022 - SteamDB Read patchnotes on SteamDB...Counter-Strike: Global Offensive improves startup time, Steam Deck Steam Input improvementSep 8, 2022 - GamingOnLinuxValve has put out an update for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive that not only makes it startup faster but improves Steam Input handling on Steam Deck too. Read the full article here: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/2022/09/counter-strike-global-offensive-improves-startup-time-steam-deck-steam-input-improvement Counter-Strike: Global Offensive update for 7 September 2022Sep 7, 2022 - SteamDB Read patchnotes on SteamDB...10 years of Counter-Strike: Global OffensiveSep 6, 2022 - PC GamerThe greatest competitive FPS of this generation began its life as a console port. Envisioned as a new era for the iconic franchise, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive was meant to bring together the fractured communities of 1.6 and Source, and finally bring Counter-Strike to consoles where the FPS genre was growing rapidly. A full decade old, CS:GO still draws 21 million players a month and sells out massive esports stadiums for major tournaments, although the dream of succeeding on console never did materialise. Few games will ever be able to reach the heights CS:GO has, and its journey isn’t over yet... Read more.Counter-Strike: Global Offensive update for 30 August 2022Aug 29, 2022 - SteamDB Read patchnotes on SteamDB...CSGO Kart is CSGO with go-kartsAug 28, 2022 - PC GamerIf you come up with a pun name that's good enough, you have to follow through and make it real. I can only assume this is how CSGO Kart came to be. It's a mod for Counter-Strike Global Offensive that lets you play capture the flag as go-karts. The work of Luke Millanta and Dieter Stassen, aka Two Random Dudes, Luke is at pains to point out the karts aren't unarmed. "Think Rocket League but in CSGO... and with actual Rockets", he says... Read more.Counter-Strike: Global Offensive update for 25 August 2022Aug 24, 2022 - SteamDB Read patchnotes on SteamDB...Counter-Strike: Global Offensive update for 24 August 2022Aug 23, 2022 - SteamDB Read patchnotes on SteamDB...Counter-Strike: Global Offensive update for 18 August 2022Aug 18, 2022 - SteamDB Read patchnotes on SteamDB...Over a million CS:GO players flock to FPS for tenth anniversaryAug 18, 2022 - The LoadoutCounter-Strike Global Offensive is ten years old, if you can believe that, and it's clear that it is as popular as it ever was by looking at SteamDB and the game's player count. In the last 24 hours, as the CS:GO birthday celebrations kick off, the game has recorded its highest concurrent player count in over a year - which is only a fraction off the game's all-time peak player count, too. It's clear that the decision from CS:GO to revive a 1.6 map to celebrate was a good one. Looking at the aforementioned database, it can be seen that (at the time of writing) CS:GO has a 24-hour peak concurrent player count of around 1,040,000 - this is just shy of the all-time concurrent player count peak of 1,309,000 recorded in April 2020. If you're wondering where that peak came from, it appears to be a result of the IEM Katowice 2020 esports tournament. As for the current spike in players? It's hard to say, but you have to imagine that the start of the game's tenth anniversary has had a part to play. Interestingly, SteamDB also reveals that, following a spike in Twitch viewership for CS:GO on July 7, it's seen a steady decline while the player count rises. Read the rest of the story... RELATED LINKS: CS:GO 10 year coin - how to get the birthday coin CS:GO revives a 1.6 map to celebrate its tenth birthday Stewie2k latest CS:GO pro to set sights on Valorant CS:GO 10 year coin - how to get the birthday coinAug 18, 2022 - The LoadoutValve's FPS has been around for 10 years. Yes, Counter-Strike Global Offensive is really that old and we can't quite believe it either. But, with CS:GO hitting that milestone, Valve is celebrating by offering some unique rewards and items. One of those is a unique coin, which acts as a piece of memorabilia. But, how do you get the CS:GO 10 year coin? Well, due to CS:GO's anniversary celebrations being held for just one week, you won't have to put in too much time to grab the special item and add it to your collection. The coin doesn't do anything particularly special, but it is a great way to always remember that you were playing when the game celebrated this huge milestone. Read on for the guide on how to get the CS:GO 10 year coin. But, be sure to grab it before it disappears! Read the rest of the story... RELATED LINKS: Over a million CS:GO players flock to FPS for tenth anniversary CS:GO revives a 1.6 map to celebrate its tenth birthday Stewie2k latest CS:GO pro to set sights on Valorant CS:GO revives a 1.6 map to celebrate its tenth birthdayAug 17, 2022 - The LoadoutWe know it's hard to believe, but Counter-Strike Global Offensive - CS:GO - is ten! It felt like only yesterday that fans were jumping from the original Counter-Strike game to this shiny new sequel and now it's a decade old. Alright, well... Maybe not quite yesterday, but we're still surprised that one of the best competitive FPS games out there is that old. You know what else is surprising? To celebrate this milestone, Valve is updating the CS:GO map pool and finally, officially, adding Tuscan to the shooter. Wishing CS:GO a happy birthday, the development team shared a blog post detailing what fans can expect to see in-game to celebrate and - despite a flashy Sticker Capsule - the revelation that Tuscan would be joining the CS:GO map pool alongside locales like Anubis and Prime stands out. "You've been patient, and it's finally here", the blog post announces. "Tuscan is available in all game modes, so jump this classic map and put it through its paces!" Tuscan is one of the original Counter-Strike maps known for its' intimate close-quarters combat made up of narrow alleyways and open courtyards set on the Italian coast. Sounds nice, right? Read the rest of the story... RELATED LINKS: Over a million CS:GO players flock to FPS for tenth anniversary CS:GO 10 year coin - how to get the birthday coin Stewie2k latest CS:GO pro to set sights on Valorant Happy Birthday CS:GO!Aug 16, 2022 - Community AnnouncementsIt's CS:GO's 10th birthday, and we're celebrating with stickers, maps, and cupcakes! {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/3381077/88695ecb1922d1881ba9ba14d193a0939a7946e6.png 10 Year Birthday Sticker Capsule The community pulled together for the 10th anniversary sticker competition, and the results speak for themselves--the 10 Year Birthday Sticker Capsule contains over 60 community submitted designs, including an all new animated 'Lenticular' quality. Congratulations to the winners! Maps You've been patient, and it's finally here. Tuscan is available in all game modes, so jump in to this classic map and put it through its paces! {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/3381077/afed74f51e74df7dec80aab66eb3d7c463be39b5.png And that's not all: we've brought back Anubis and Breach to competitive matchmaking, and added Primetime and Blagai to Wingman! Cake! It wouldn't be a birthday without some cake... specifically, a cupcake topped with a birthday coin! For the next week (until Monday, August 22nd), CS:GO players with Prime status can grab their birthday coin by earning enough XP for their first in-game drop of the week. Ten years. It's a big number, yet CS:GO is stronger than ever. Over the past 12 months alone, we've seen more players than ever before (averaging over 20 million monthly unique players), record viewership for Majors (2.7m concurrent viewers), and massive community support with over $70 million raised for professional organizations, teams, and players. The future could not look brighter. Happy Birthday, CS:GO.Counter-Strike: Global Offensive update for 16 August 2022Aug 16, 2022 - SteamDB Read patchnotes on SteamDB...Stewie2k latest CS:GO pro to set sights on ValorantAug 11, 2022 - The LoadoutEvil Geniuses' Jake 'Stewie2k' Yip has been the talk of the town following his recent announcement that he was ending his time as a Counter-Strike: Global Offensive pro player to pursue streaming with the aforementioned esports organisation. While that might lead you to believe that the 24-year old was finished with competitive gaming altogether, you'd be wrong. During a Twitch stream on August 11, just over two weeks after his retirement, Stewie2k revealed his ambitious plans to compete professionally at the top level of Valorant esports, even adding that he wouldn't be put off if there wasn't any initial interest from teams. "Every day I'll be on stream. I'll be grinding ranked, I'll be trying to get into scrims", Stewie2k revealed defiantly. "LCQ happens, Champions will happen, off-season comes, franchising comes... Even if I miss franchising, I'm down to keep streaming - watch and be the student of the game - and then get picked up." Following on from this, Stewie2k added a hopeful "we'll see how it pans out" in regards to his upcoming attempts to get into a Valorant esports team in time for the start of 2023's partnered, region-based league - a system akin to Riot Games' League of Legends LEC and LCS competitions. Read the rest of the story... RELATED LINKS: The solution to CS:GO's problems is s1mple, he says CS:GO update will strip players of their rank, at least temporarily CS:GO patch notes: what's new in the latest update? The solution to CS:GO's problems is s1mple, he saysAug 10, 2022 - The LoadoutWe know it's all too easy to blame the game itself when something isn't quite going your way, but if you're struggling to win in Counter-Strike Global Offensive, you might find that it actually is the game that's part of the reason behind that. Valve doesn't update CSGO all too often and when it does the community always finds out there's more than one major issue unresolved. Of course, it's hard to fix a game with so many moving parts, but it looks like pro player Oleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev has had enough of waiting around to see his beloved shooter fixed. S1mple has put the developers on blast with claims that he could fix CSGO with a "few millions". Following a CSGO update that temporarily stripped players of their ranks in-game, S1mple took to Twitter to share his thoughts on the current state of the game - and it's safe to say that he is less than happy with how things are going. To summarise, s1mple has stated that with a "few millions", he would be able to improve Valve's shooter, "not only professionally, but also for players who rarely log in and want to enjoy the game". In his social media post on the matter, he reiterated that he was "not kidding" - adding that he would be able to improve player numbers at the very least. Read the rest of the story... RELATED LINKS: Stewie2k latest CS:GO pro to set sights on Valorant CS:GO update will strip players of their rank, at least temporarily CS:GO patch notes: what's new in the latest update? Counter-Strike: Global Offensive update for 9 August 2022Aug 8, 2022 - SteamDB Read patchnotes on SteamDB...