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Braxton ‘swag’ Pierce returns to professional Counter-Strike, playing with Cloud9

Former IBUYPOWER player Braxton ‘swag’ Pierce is returning to Counter-Strike: Global Offensive to play competitively for the first time since a ban he picked up in January 2015.  Pierce was one of seven players banned by Valve at all competitive events. Since that time, he’s been streaming for Cloud9 and …

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Astralis put an end to SK’s dominant run in PGL Major quarter finals

Defending Major champs Astralis clashed with SK Gaming’s in-form team in the quarter-finals of the PGL Major this weekend. Although Astralis didn’t win the entire contest, falling to eventual winners Gambit in the semi-finals, it’s a shot in the arm for the Danish team who have been struggling to get …

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Gambit Esports seize victory at CS:GO PGL Major

Gambit Esports emerged as surprise winners of the the PGL Counter-Strike Major, emerging victorious at the $1m Counter-Strike tournament. Gambit went up against Immortals after taking out defending champs Astralis 2-1 in the best of three semi finals, but Immortals were no slouch either, taking out Virtus Pro themselves in the …

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CS:GO has a host of new customisable gloves on the way

Counter-Strike Global Offensive will be getting a collection of new combat-mittens for operators to try to collect in the near future. The idea of being able to customise your gloves being a large gameplay aspect is nearly humourous until you consider how much money Valve make with their massive item …

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Luis “Peacemaker” Tadeu to coach North American Counter-Strike team Misfits

Misfits have confirmed that Luis Tadeu will be staying on as the American Counter-Strike team’s coach. Tadeu, known by his handle, Peacemaker, joined the team on a trial basis recently and was spotted coaching the team at a tournament last month. He’s had a busy few months. Tadeu left Liquid …

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Counter-Strike Classic Offensive mod gets greenlit on Steam

A mod for CS:GO called Classic Offensive has been greenlit on Steam and will be released on Valve’s distribution platform.  The mod aims to bring back Counter-Strike 1.6 style gameplay in the new CS:GO engine, and while it can’t quite make it a perfect 1.6 recreation it aims to bring …

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Opinion: UK eSports is booming but mustn’t forget its grassroots

ESL UK co-managing director James Dean discusses what lessons we can learn from the past failures of eSports in the UK and why it’s important not to forget them. 2016 has been a massive year for eSports. With TV production companies all over the world finally committing to coverage, eSports …

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CSGO Lounge trying to acquire gambling licence

One of the biggest Counter-Strike: Global Offensive gambling sites, CSGO Lounge, is attempting to get a licence in order to become a legitimate business. In an update on CSGO Lounge, site founder Borewik said that it was seeking a licence in order to legally operate in many countries and accept …

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ELeague’s Counter-Strike: GO tournament pulled from German TV following Munich shooting

In the aftermath last week’s shooting in Munich German network ProSieben MAXX will not be showing an upcoming Counter-Strike Global Offensive competition in the country. That’s according to ESPN, which says ELeague’s semi finals – planned to be aired today (Friday, July 29th) and tomorrow – will no longer be …

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