Tag Archives: cs:go

Gambit signs Bektiyar ‘fitch’ Bakhytov from Kazakh CS:GO outfit Tengri

Gambit Esports, victors of the recent PGL Krakow Major in late July, announced late on Tuesday evening that they’ve signed Bektiyar ‘fitch’ Bakhytov from Kazakh CS:GO outfit Tengri. Bakhytov will fill the roster slot left after Danylo ‘Zeus’ Teslenko left the team to return to Natus Vincere with the team’s …

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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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Danylo ‘Zeus’ Teslenko leaves Gambit Esports to return to Na’Vi

Danylo ‘Zeus’ Teslenko has returned to Natus Vincere after a year-long stint as Gambit Esports in-game leader that culminating in the team being crowned as PGL Major winners. In a Twitlonger, Teslenko talked about why he left Gambit, and it all seems to come down to coach Mykhailo ‘Kane’ Blagin, …

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New CS:GO patch fixes jumping bug and rebalances Tec-9 ahead of full pistol rework

Counter Strike: Global Offensive’s latest patch went live on Monday, and there’s good news for the professional scene. The headline changes are a Tec-9 rebalance, and a fix for the jumping bug that plagued last month’s CS:GO major in Krakow. The Tec-9 rejig is reported the start of a wide-ranging …

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Regulators focus on cleaning up Counter-Strike’s shady gambling past

The history behind betting in Counter-Strike is fraught with drama, both for professional players and gamblers, but the market has proven to be lucrative for bookmakers who hope to seize hold of a growing industry which is reaching millions of people every single day. The path to regulated and sanctioned …

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Astralis and Turtle Beach announce PC headset partnership

Astralis and Turtle Beach have signed a partnership that’ll see the star Counter-Strike:Global Offensive team use Turtle Beach’s Elite Pro headset as their official gaming headset. In addition, the current world champions will be involved in the future development of a new line of PC gaming headsets as part of …

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Krakow Major organisers PGL rule that academy & parent teams can compete, as long as they use different branding

Counter-Strike organisations will be allowed to field two teams in the upcoming Krakow Major and qualifying events, as long as they have unique branding. Recently, Riot Games ruled that multiple-ownership of teams was not okay, and that organisations that might be in a position to face off against each other …

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Newzoo: 70% of Dota 2, LoL or CS:GO viewers watch just one game exclusively

Research outfit NewZoo has released its latest reports, focusing on esports viewers and their habits in ten focal Western countries. The headline statistic is that, in the last three months 42% of League of Legends, Dota 2, or CS:GO viewers do not play the game they’re watching. 26% of League …

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Chiefs upset North in phenomenal CS:GO comeback

An elimination match to wrap up the second day of IEM Sydney ended up providing one of the most exciting comebacks in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive history. CS:GO team North faced off against one of the event’s Australian teams, Chiefs, and for Danish team North, victory seemed like a safe bet: …

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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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