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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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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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ESL Lifts Lifetime Ban On Counter-Strike Match Fixers

Esports organization ESL announced on Monday a number of changes to its rules regarding cheating, doping, bribery, and most notably, match-fixing. In accordance with these changes, four former players from iBuyPower who were lifetime banned for fixing a match will be allowed to compete in ESL events.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Counter-Strike Team Caps Off Dominant Run With First Ever Majors Win

Nine of the ten players in today’s PGL Major finals had never made it to a Valve major finals before, with one team having never qualified for a major ever. Only Danylo “Zeus” Teslenko had competed in the finals of a major prior, and he’d been snubbed twice.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Modder Turns Counter-Strike Into Chicken-Based Tekken Parody

Pop quiz! Is Counter-Strike: A) a squad-based tactical shooter that pits terrorists against counter-terrorists or B) a fighting game about chickens whose eyes are alight with Kentucky fried fury? Like most questions in article ledes, that one was entirely rhetorical. Thanks to mods, either option is correct.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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A Pro Counter-Strike Match Suspended 30 Feet In The Air By A Crane

Typically, esports stages don’t get much more elaborate than a big screen, some colorful lights, and maybe a smoke machine for effect. Over the weekend, Republic Of Gamers decided to one-up everybody with a “stage” suspended from vertigo-inducing heights.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Lung Collapses Are A Surprisingly Common Esports Injury

Over the last seven years, at least six high-profile esports players have been struck with a debilitating and serious medical condition called spontaneous pneumothorax—a collapsed lung. Some had to withdraw from matches. A couple kept playing, even though it probably wasn’t a great idea. Why is this, of all injuries,…Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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