Counter Strike: Global Offensive

CIS On The Rise

CIS On The Rise
On the 23rd of July, 2017, Gambit made CS:GO history by winning the PGL Krakow Major and taking home the grand prize of $500,000; a feat that not even Natus Vincere, the best CIS team up until that point, could not accomplish. This incredible achievement stunned the community as a whole, since not only were Gambit the first of their

Changes to Nuke: A brief analysis

Changes to Nuke: A brief analysis
The version 1.36.2.5 update for Counter Strike: Global Offensive has been released. The most prominent of all the changes in this update was the re-work of Nuke. The full list of changes to Nuke can be seen below: Removed outer catwalk completely Removed helper catwalk onto silo New type of skylight windows in A site Added some cover in corner

FaZe Up: ELEAGUE Boston Major 2018 Preview

FaZe Clan on stage at EPL S6
With so many question marks surrounding some of the other elite teams in the CSGO landscape, FaZe Clan look to be one of the heavy favorites coming into the ELEAGUE Boston Major. Many teams are using stand-ins or may be missing players due to illness. This leaves FaZe Clan as one of the more stable lineups attending the major. karrigan

Navi, A Puncher’s Chance: ELEAGUE Boston Major 2018 Preview

Navi at DreamHack Winter 2017
Ever since Oleksandr “s1mple” Kostyliev made his big move to Natus Vincere, Navi as a whole have been a massive disappointment. After winning ESL One New York in 2016, Navi went over a year without winning a tournament. With the level of competition at their most recent victory at DreamHack Open Winter 2017, the event was essentially a must-win. A failure at

From Krakow to Boston: Team Liquid

From Krakow to Boston: Team Liquid
After barely failing to qualify for PGL Krakow, Team Liquid is looking to redeem themselves going into ELEAGUE Boston. What Has Changed Since PGL Krakow? While Team Liquid hasn’t made a lot of roster changes since Krakow, the team is very different. After missing out on the Major, Team Liquid changed up a lot of the roles in the team, with perhaps

boltz: Back to the Promise Land

boltz w/SK winning Blast pro Series
The CSGO journey of Ricardo “boltz” Prass has been a tumultuous one. He began his CS career in 2013 but really came to the forefront of the scene in 2014. Since then he has come up and seen massive successes on the current SK Gaming lineup. However, the success did not come easy. His achievements have only come after years of failures,

The Swedish Counter-Strike Crisis

The Swedish Counter-Strike Crisis
While Swedish teams have traditionally been dominant forces, 2017 has been the worst year in Swedish CS:GO history. All you have to do is look at the number of significant tournament wins by Swedish teams. Year Number of big tournament wins 2012 2* 2013 7 2014 7 2015 9 2016 5 2017 1 *As you can see, Swedish teams have

DreamHack Winter 2017 Preview

DH Winter 2017
DH Winter was slated to be a much better event, but with the withdrawal of both Fnatic and Team Liquid it is now essentially a tier two event. However, it will be a good test for certain teams to gauge their level and figure where they stand on the international stage. Favorites Natus Vincere s1mple on stage with Navi Navi

CLG to Disband Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Squad

CLG to Disband Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Squad
North American Counter-Strike has suffered another blow as it has been reported that Counter-Logic Gaming will be dropping its CS:GO squad due to financial insolvency. The beleaguered team has struggled in 2017 netting just over $120,000 in winnings while failing to qualify for numerous events including both the PGL and ELEAGUE Majors. With the current Immortals unit disbanding after some

Four Fates From – BLAST Pro Series

Four Fates From - BLAST Pro Series
Last Saturday, BLAST Pro Series took place at the Royal Arena in Copenhagen. With a tournament featuring six of the best teams in the world, it was going to be difficult to predict a winner. SK Gaming managed to silence the crowd, taking a close overtime victory on the third map against Astralis. Despite losses in the group stage against