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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...CS:GO update will strip players of their rank, at least temporarilyAug 2, 2022 - The LoadoutIf you've not been keeping a close eye on the Counter Strike: Global Offensive blog, then you might be confused as to the whereabouts of your in-game rank. In the latest update, the CS:GO ranks have just been recalibrated and while it might look like Valve has just reset everyone's skill group, don't panic, because that's not the case. The CS:GO ranks recalibration update has just come after what appears to be the biggest ban wave in the game's history, with Valve attempting to make the competitive FPS game that little bit more competitive again. "Typically when we ship changes to CS:GO's ranking system, the adjustments are small enough that we don't include them in our patch notes," Valve says in the blog. "However, today's update affects all CS:GO players so it requires some explanation." Now, all players looking to get back on the competitive grind in any of the game's core modes (Competitive, Wingman, and Danger Zone) will need to play and win one game to recalibrate their ranks. Once the win has been registered, your MMR will be calculated and you'll be placed back into one of the many skill groups in the game. Read the rest of the story... RELATED LINKS: CS:GO patch notes: what's new in the latest update? How to get CS:GO Prime for free CS:GO ranks: the ranking system explained Counter-Strike: Global Offensive update for 1 August 2022Aug 1, 2022 - SteamDB Read patchnotes on SteamDB...Counter-Strike on Nintendo DS slapsAug 1, 2022 - PC GamerFewnity is a French coder with a penchant for Nintendo DS projects, who over time has been building more and more ambitious projects. Always how it goes: you start off making Flappy Bird, and before you know it end up with an online version of Counter-Strike running on the hardware... Read more.Counter-Strike's famous Door Stuck video has been hijacked by copyright fraudJul 30, 2022 - PC GamerOne of the most famous Counter-Strike videos of all time has been hit with the inevitable bogeyman of YouTube: Somebody's copyright claimed it that doesn't own it. The 35-second video has been a perennial joke in the CS scene since it was uploaded in 2007, and even has a spray in CS:GO dedicated to it... Read more.New CS:GO update adds Mutiny and Swamp to map rotationJul 21, 2022 - The LoadoutCounter-Strike: Global Offensive has gotten a quick update on July 23, and some fun changes have been made to Valve's massive FPS. Most of the update is focussed around the default launch of Trusted Mode, which previously didn't work out well, and some gameplay fixes but players will also experience a new map rotation. Mutiny and Swamp are moving into official matchmaking for Casual, Deathmatch and Scrimmage modes and Chlorine and Jungle are being removed, freshening up the maps you'll be battling on. In gameplay changes, grenades are finally getting a fix. They will now do the right amount of damage to teammates if the player that threw it has disconnected from the game or has switched teams. Decoy grenades are also being reworked to not damage your teammates by default, which will surely prevent some awkward situations. Read the rest of the story... RELATED LINKS: CS:GO patch notes: what's new in the latest update? How to get CS:GO Prime for free CS:GO ranks: the ranking system explained Counter-Strike: Global Offensive update for 12 July 2022Jul 12, 2022 - SteamDB Read patchnotes on SteamDB...How to get CS:GO Prime for freeJul 11, 2022 - The LoadoutHow do you get CS:GO Prime for free? That's the question on the lips of most new Counter-Strike: Global Offensive players right now, especially since Prime is the one thing that'll allow you to dive right into the CS:GO ranks grind and allow you to display a rank in-game. CS:GO Prime was added as a way of maintaining competitive integrity in online games, while providing casual players with a free way of enjoying one of the best competitive FPS games on the market. However, recent changes to the system - including to one very specific clause - keep catching players out to this day. So if you're here trying to work out whether you can get CS:GO Prime for free so you can go on to earn a rank and play competitive matches with your friends, then read on - we have all the answers for you in this handy guide. Read the rest of the story... RELATED LINKS: CS:GO patch notes: what's new in the latest update? CS:GO ranks: the ranking system explained CS:GO knife commands: how to try any knife for free This Counter-Strike: Global Offensive map defies what should be possible in SourceJul 7, 2022 - PC GamerI am not a Counter-Strike: Global Offensive player. Despite this, I keep a close eye on the scene entirely due to the way it's kept Source mapping alive well into the 2020s, pushing the boundaries of the engine that powered Half-Life 2—and a toolset I'm intimately familiar with... Read more.A New CassssssseJul 4, 2022 - Community Announcements{STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/3381077/ad04cc0336aa4bbe4746caf993cffafe6871064f.png Today we are excited to ship the Recoil Case, featuring 17 weapon finishes from community artists and including the Broken Fang Case Gloves as rare special items! The Recoil Case is dropping in-game now!Counter-Strike: Global Offensive update for 1 July 2022Jul 1, 2022 - SteamDB Read patchnotes on SteamDB...Counter-Strike: Global Offensive update for 27 June 2022Jun 27, 2022 - SteamDB Read patchnotes on SteamDB...Valve continues tweaking Counter-Strike: Global Offensive for Steam DeckJun 24, 2022 - GamingOnLinuxValve has released a fresh update to Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and they continue focusing on Steam Input improvements, to make playing it with a controller and the Steam Deck a better experience. Read the full article here: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/2022/06/valve-continues-tweaking-counter-strike-global-offensive-for-steam-deck Counter-Strike: Global Offensive update for 23 June 2022Jun 23, 2022 - SteamDB Read patchnotes on SteamDB...CS:GO fans want to change the meta by making the M4A1-S pricierJun 23, 2022 - The LoadoutEver since the launch of Operation Riptide, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive fans have been calling on Valve to nerf the M4A1-S, arguably one of the best guns in the game. Last week, the development team did just that, reducing the gun's mag size from 25 rounds to 20. However, some fans think the nerf hasn't gone far enough. And that's because, despite reducing the gun's mag capacity, it's not really changed the meta all too much. The assault rifle is still devastating in the right hands. Sure, you've got less bullets to play around with, but for top level players in the CS:GO ranks and on the world stage, this nerf has done very little to shake things up. To counter that fact, many are now calling for the gun to be reduced in price. "Change the price of the M4A1-S and the M4A4," Jacob 'pimp' Winneche tweets. "The better weapon is still the cheapest option, hence why the vast majority won't switch. I love CS:GO is addressing it, and I'm sure since they've taken an interest will gather feedback and adjust accordingly." Read the rest of the story... RELATED LINKS: CS:GO Source 2 update arriving in August, suggests TheWarOwl New CS:GO update nerfs the M4A1-S and shakes up Ancient CS:GO patch notes: what's new in the latest update? CS:GO Source 2 update arriving in August, suggests TheWarOwlJun 21, 2022 - The Loadout24/6/2022 TheWarOwl has since said on a recent stream that he was joking. FPS fans will know that Counter-Strike: Global Offensive's 10-year anniversary is right around the corner on August 21, but so far all players have had to commemorate the event is the CSGO10 sticker event in-game. However, it appears that Valve might have a little surprise in store for the anniversary that will make the game look a whole lot prettier if rumours and a leak prove true. CS:GO has infamously run on the original Source's code since its 2012 release, but rumours and speculation have only increased as the 10th anniversary draws closer. Now, CS:GO YouTuber and streamer 'TheWarOwl' seems to have slipped up mid-stream and leaked that the competitive shooter is being ported to Source 2. "I'm honestly waiting for the Source update in August," TheWarOwl says in the video clip. "Oh, I shouldn't have said that." He could be dead-pan joking of course, but it should be noted that TheWarOwl was a software developer long before his YouTube career talking about CS:GO kicked off, so it would make sense if he knew what was going on behind the scenes. Read the rest of the story... RELATED LINKS: CS:GO fans want to change the meta by making the M4A1-S pricier New CS:GO update nerfs the M4A1-S and shakes up Ancient CS:GO patch notes: what's new in the latest update? New CS:GO update nerfs the M4A1-S and shakes up AncientJun 16, 2022 - The LoadoutA new Counter-Strike: Global Offensive update has landed, and it includes some significant tweaks to the FPS game's maps and a nerf to one of the game's best guns. The June 15 CS:GO update released by Valve is far from the biggest we've ever seen, but for some players it'll have a significant impact. Heading up the CS:GO patch notes for this update is a nerf to the M4A1-S. The assault rifle will see its magazine size shrink from 25 to 20 bullets, reverting an ammo capacity buff the weapon received a few years ago. This nerf is necessary because the M4A1-S has been rather strong over the last few months, thanks to a damage buff it received last year at the start of Operation Riptide. While the weapon's desirable damage output remains, there is now the drawback of having fewer bullets at your disposal, which might put some players off. Those who are accurate and economical with their shooting, however, will probably still find the gun viable. Read the rest of the story... RELATED LINKS: CS:GO patch notes: what's new in the latest update? The best competitive FPS games in 2022 Karrigan becomes the oldest CS:GO Major winner with PGL Antwerp win Counter-Strike: Global Offensive update for 16 June 2022Jun 15, 2022 - SteamDB Read patchnotes on SteamDB...