Will Boltz and Steel Be Left Outside to Rust?

Will Boltz and Steel Be Left Outside to Rust?
Photo Courtesy of DreamHack Counter-Strike fans everywhere could be bearing witness to one of the greatest tragedies in esports history—Boltz, steel, and zakk being robbed of participating in a Major. The Counter-Strike: Global Offensive squad for Noah Winston’s Immortals organization is in the midst of an epic worthy of Euripides or perhaps a George RR Martin novel where as you...

Valve announces CSGO 2.0 in China

Valve announces CSGO 2.0 in China
  Counter Strike Global Offensive has been available to play in China since a long time. However Valve did not directly support the game and it's players from the region. Considering China is one of the biggest esports markets in the world ( in a multitude of games), this decision is definitely something that Valve should have implemented long ago....

The Uppsetters

The Uppsetters
2016 was a huge year for so many teams, those who deserved success indeed achieved it and those who set out to surprise us, well, did. There were numerous trophies last year and for once they aren't all in a cupboard somewhere in Olofmeisters house. With trophies being distributed left, right and centre last year it opens up 2017’s first...

A Year of Up’s, Down’s and Gloves.

A Year of Up’s, Down’s and Gloves.
Been away and not had a chance to play CS:GO, the newly crowned eSports game of the year? You might have missed a few things. It seems this year, Valve (also an eSports industry winner) has taken their gloves off, heh, gloves… I’ll explain later.   So, whose year has it been? Whose year has it been not...Or something...  ...

Lets Roll-oll

Lets Roll-oll
What’s happening to our niche little pastime of which we were ashamed to admit our love to our friends, our parents banned us from doing and telling a hot girl about would get you the exact opposite of laid? I ask this question at the business end of 2016 with teams gearing up to a massive televised major in January...

Real Life Hacks; Reviewing the Competitive Edge

Real Life Hacks; Reviewing the Competitive Edge
A couple of weeks ago I wondered to myself whether it’s possible to improve at CS:GO by changing your approach to the game? I don't mean settings, training, configs or hardware but whether changing elements of yourself or your environment could have an effect on victory or defeat. Can guzzling energy drinks increase your concentration, would being fit and healthy...

Real Life Hacks; Getting the Competitive Edge

Real Life Hacks; Getting the Competitive Edge
Interested in upping your game and improving? Of course you are.   It's an inane part of our genetic build up as sentient beings. We all want to improve at what we really like doing. This got me thinking, if I really want to improve my ability at CSGO am I doing all I can?   Climbing up the ranks...

Battle of the sexes; Why is it separate?

Battle of the sexes; Why is it separate?
Why do competitive eSports separate the sexes?   It's a hot topic that has caused ructions and stirred up eSports communities for many years.     Looking at eSports as a whole, I don’t see a real difference between girls' and boys' abilities to play any genre of eSports. They are all competitive environments in which both sexes are evenly platformed and neither gender has any distinct attributes that...