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Month: September 2017
  • New update brings price adjustments to the Dual Berettas and the R8 Revolver

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    CS:GO Dual BerettasThe most recent CS:GO update brings more changes to the pistols. This time, Valve has worked on the balance of the Dual Berettas and the R8 Revolver, reducing eaches price by $100. Beside of that, the interaction between the smoke grenade and fire has been improved and the bug, where the smoke would not extinguish fire when thrown onto it, has been fixed. Players who like changing their crosshair from time to time have now a new option as the update brings a new T-shaped crosshair.   [GAMEPLAY] • Fixed rare cases when smoke would not extinguish fire when it...
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  • Cheat provider caught by police, thousands of hackers banned for lifetime

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    Cheat provider arrested by policePerfect World, the publisher of CS:GO in China, and the local police dealt a decisive blow to the cheater community as regulatory authorities were able to arrest the most successful cheat software provider in the country. The man was caught in Guangzhou, China and could now expect a prison sentence of up to 15 years, as fraud in online games is a serious offense in China. In addition, he could be charged with a high monetary penalty, which is calculated by the profit he has made with the sale of the cheat software. In addition, many users of the cheat software...
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  • Space Soldiers comment on DESPE’s cheating ban in ESL

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    DESPE Space SoldiersJust a week ago Space Soldiers player Çağatay "DESPE" Sedef received a two-year ban by ESL for cheating. However, the Turkish organization kept their player under contract and wants to fight back against the decision made by the German tournament organizer. Yesterday, Space Soldiers stated on Twitter that they are "in touch with the ESL" and that their player "has been falsely accused". Although Space Soldiers thinks that "the issue will be solved", it seems unlikely that the ESL will lift the ban as this very rarely happened in the past.   Our player has been falsely accused and this issue...
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  • The end of Immortals? HEN1 and LUCS1 want to leave

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    HEN1 ImmortalsAccording to a report by ESPN Brasil and HLTV.org, Henrique "HEN1" Teles and Lucas "LUCAS1" Teles have asked to leave Immortals as soon as possible. Although they are still contracted by the North American organization, the two brothers try to force their way out of the team as they are not satisfied with the recently made roster change in which Vito “kNgV-” Giuseppe had to leave the team in favor of the new backup player João "horvy" Matheus Rodaczynski Horvath. There have been rumours about internal issues in Immortals for quiet a while, but the contractual situation could make things complicated as a...
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  • kNgV- leaves Immortals

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    kNgV-s ImmortalsThe drama around Vito "kNgV-" Giuseppe and Immortals has finally come to an end. The 22-year-old AWP specialist brought himself into trouble after turning up late for the Grand Final of DreamHack Montreal and threatening Pujan "FNS" Mehta from CLG on Twitter, after he made a joke about the Immortals players. Right after the incident, Immortals CEO Noah Whinston said that this behaviour will have consequences, but that the organization needs some time to find a reasonable decision. Now, just hours after his last match for Immortals in the EPICENTER 2017 Americas Closed Qualifier, Vito "kNgV-" Giuseppe announced that he will be no...
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  • Biggest salary in CS:GO? G2 players are earning $29,000 per month

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    shox salaryThe CS:GO scene is growing constantly and so are the prize money, the viewership numbers and the monthly salaries of the pro players. But how much do the best players really earn? We already knew from several articles based on insder information and interviews, that teams like Virtus.pro or North pay their players around $20,000 - $25,000 per month.   Statement by es3tag during the documentary, translated into English: "G2 is a world-renowned team, they are stars ... They have taken the best stars from the two best French teams, and then they have given them a salary of 180,000...
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  • FaZe Clan beat Team Liquid to win ESL One New York

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    ESL One New York FaZe ClanWith a flawless run and not losing a single map throughout the whole tournament, FaZe Clan crowns themselves the new champions of ESL One New York. In a clean 3:0 sweep in the final (16:3, 16:14, 16:4), the team around Finn "karrigan" Andersen left Liquid no chance. With winning the ESL One tournament in New York, FaZe Clan secures themselves a share of the $250,000 prize pool worth $125,000 for the champions. Final standings for ESL One New York 1.  FaZe Clan - $125,000 2. Team Liquid - $50,000 3-4. SK Gaming - $25,000 3-4. Cloud9 - $25,000 5-6. Natus Vincere...
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  • Snax talks about the problems in Virtus.pro – “Maybe a lack of motivation”

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    Virtus.pro SnaxESL One New York has been another event where Virtus.pro couldn't convice their fans and satisfy their personal expectations as a team and ended up 0:2 in their group, losing to FaZe Clan and Team Liquid with little to no chance. In an interview with HTLV.org, Janusz "Snax" Pogorzelski talks about the problems his team has, admitting that they don't really know what else they could do. Just a week ago it was announced that the Polish team will use Wiktor "TaZ" Wojtas as the IGL again, but at least for ESL One New York it didn't seem to help too much....
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  • Girls and Skins – Photo Gallery from the CS:GO China Commercial

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    CS:GO China GirlsPerfect World, the publisher of the recently released Chinese CS:GO version, shows that they can be quiet creative when it comes to promoting their game to potential new players. First, they used the lighting of several big buildings in Shanghai to make aware of the release of CS:GO in China. Now, in their second big promotion, they made photos of girls wearing tattoos in the style of some of the most popular skins, maps or spray logos in the game.   Photo source: Imgur
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  • A look at the most expensive CS:GO inventory worth $106,000

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    Most expensive CS:GO inventorySome players have one or two items in their inventory which have a decent value, like a knife or one of the more expensive AWPs, such as the Dragon Lore or the Medusa. But imagine you have an inventory with so many expensive items, that it is hard to even count them! A player from China named "Ness" has managed to reach a value of more than $106,000 for his inventory, which secures him the top spot in the current "top 500 inventories" according to SteamAnalyst.com. Among his expensive items there are several iBUYPOWER (Holo) Katowice 2014 stickers, countless knives...
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  • Valve announces Spectrum 2 Case, adding 17 new skins to the game

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    CS:GO Spectrum 2 Case UpdateTogether with the release of CS:GO in China, Valve announces the addition of the new Spectrum 2 Case, featuring 17 brand new skins made by the Counter-Strike community. The skin is now available in the Steam Market and can also be obtained by ingame drops. Beside of that, the balance updates for the Glock and P250 have been applied to the live servers.   [caption id="attachment_2263" align="aligncenter" width="300"] AK-47 | The Empress[/caption] [caption id="attachment_2264" align="aligncenter" width="300"] AUG | Triqua[/caption] [caption id="attachment_2265" align="aligncenter" width="300"] CZ75-Auto | Tacticat[/caption] [caption id="attachment_2266" align="aligncenter" width="300"] G3SG1 | Hunter[/caption] [caption id="attachment_2267" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Glock-18 | Off...
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  • fREAKAZOiD joins new team with his brother to compete in MDL

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    freakazoidFormer Cloud9 and Echo Fox player Ryan "fREAKAZOiD" Abadir has finally found a new team to re-enter the competitive CS:GO scene. Together with his brother  Austin "Cooper-" Abadir, the 24-year-old will join "Morior Invictus" to compete in the upcoming season of the ESEA Mountain Dew League.   Lineup Morior Invictus Gabe "Spongey" Greiner Alex "lanhero" Suarez Danny "huynh" Huynh Ryan "freakazoid" Abadir Austin "Cooper-" Abadir   Photo source: HLTV.org
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