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Counter-Strike Players Banned Mid-Match For Cheating During Qualifiers

The open qualifiers for the upcoming Eleague Boston Major have been marred by a number of issues, including a sudden spree of cheating bans. Several players have received bans mid-match for supposedly using cheating software to gain an edge on fellow competitors.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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What Counter-Strike Mapmakers Think Of The New Dust2

Valve has once again tampered with the holy grail of Counter-Strike maps, Dust2. Long considered a gold standard not just for CSGO, but for multiplayer maps in general, it’s very difficult to tangibly improve without accidentally knocking the overall synergy of the map out of balance. Has Valve succeeded this time? I…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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A Closer Look At The Dust 2 Revamp For Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

Dust 2 is one of the most famous Counter-Strike maps of all time, and it’s coming back to the newest version of that game. Valve revealed a reworked version of the iconic bomb defusal map, and it’s looking pretty great.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Esports Team Jerseys Keep Getting More Athletic

In the early 2000s, pro gamers had much simpler uniforms. They wore cotton hoodies and T-shirts while competing for prize pools that were in the tens of thousands of dollars, rather than the hundreds of thousands. You can see how much has changed from looking at esports jerseys.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Esports Team Jerseys Keep Getting More Athletic

In the early 2000s, pro gamers had much simpler uniforms. They wore cotton hoodies and T-shirts while competing for prize pools that were in the tens of thousands of dollars, rather than the hundreds of thousands. You can see how much has changed from looking at esports jerseys.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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I don’t think anyone’s ever looked at Counter-Strike and said, “Man, I really wish that was a fighti

I don’t think anyone’s ever looked at Counter-Strike and said, “Man, I really wish that was a fighting game,” but Chris Le’s video might change some minds. It re-imagines CSGO as a hyper over-the-top fighter with juggle combos, supers, and even an announcer. No, it’s not and probably never will be playable, but it’s…Read more… […]

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European Counter-Strike Team Dashes North American Hopes In Brutal Three Game Sweep

Fans were excited about the prospect of a Team Liquid upset on home soil after the squad’s triumphant run leading up to the ESL One New York grand finals, but Europe’s FaZe Clan had other plans.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Counter-Strike Team Blows $70,000 Championship Match After Being Penalized For Showing Up Late

Prominent esports organization Immortals suffered a major misfire over the weekend when three members of its Counter-Strike team showed up late to a $70,000 Dreamhack Montreal finals match, forcing them to forfeit the first map in a best of three set, per the tournament’s rules.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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In its first ever action against individual influencers, the FTC has ordered that Trevor “TmarTn” Ma

In its first ever action against individual influencers, the FTC has ordered that Trevor “TmarTn” Martin and Thomas “Syndicate” Cassell, the two ringleaders of the CSGO Lotto controversy that shook the CSGO gambling scene to its core, “clearly and conspicuously disclose” material connections next time. So basically,…Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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DreamHack Unbans CS:GO Players Who Cheated And Fixed Matches

Last July, esports organization ESL lifted the lifetime ban on tournament participation from Counter-Strike: Global Offensive players who had been caught cheating or participating in match-fixing schemes. The new sanctions now call for a two-year ban on cheaters and a five-year ban on match fixers, with the potential…Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Why People Cheat In Games, According To The People Who Stop Them

The folks behind EasyAntiCheat, a service that stops people from cheating in video games, deal with one of the messiest issues in the medium. People often feel that anyone caught breaking the rules should be punished severely, but you don’t always know why someone cheated. That’s where things get dicey.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Last Year’s CS:GO World Champions Still Haven’t Been Paid Their Prize Money

On October 9, 2016, Team Argentina placed second in the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive World Championships, winning $20,000. But months later, they still haven’t seen the money, and other teams who competed and won prizes say they haven’t been paid either.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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