The Counter-Strike offseason has officially ended. After a few weeks, the tournament circuit has started back up again. With so many shuffles and shifts during the offseason, it was unclear as to how strong the teams were in relation with each other. The first LAN tournaments to kick off the season were Powerlan and Northern Arena. Powerlan was just a local Danish LAN and Northern Arena fielded a majority of North American teams as well as Heroic and Rogue.