Counter-Strike’s Highest Earners

Counter-Strike’s Highest Earners

Nowadays, it’s all too common to see millions of dollars up for grabs at multiple Counter-Strike tournaments. However, it wasn’t too long ago when Global Offensive was still behind the original 1.6 series in terms of prize money. Now, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is one of the leading games in all of esports, and the upcoming new year will have a few surprises for us. With all this money floating around Counter-Strike, there are definitely some…

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Battle on the Strip: New Las Vegas Tournament

Battle on the Strip: New Las Vegas Tournament

Gaming platform FaceIt and media company Ultimate Media Ventures have announced a new series of tournaments making their way to the Las Vegas Strip. Battle on the Strip will run from October to December, with one tournament to be held each month from a rotating series of titles. October’s game is Dota 2, while next month’s title will be Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. December’s title is set to be announced next month. Qualifiers will be hosted on…

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Valve Skin-Gambling Class-Action Suit Dismissed

Valve Skin-Gambling Class-Action Suit Dismissed

A class-action lawsuit against Valve, skin-gambling site CSGO Lotto and the site’s owner Trevor Martin has been dismissed by a district court judge ahead of an expected relocation to a state court. The class-action case alleged that not only had Valve allowed the creation and existence of an illegal gambling market, but that Trevor Martin promoted illegal gambling to minors by filming himself winning money through CSGO Lotto and posting that footage to YouTube. Martin’s unethical…

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In the Crossfire: Nicholas “nitr0” Cannella

In the Crossfire: Nicholas “nitr0” Cannella

Nicholas “nitr0” Cannella is considered as one of the best North American players in Counter Strike: Global Offensive. With the help of Ukrainian superstar Oleksandr “s1mple” Kostyliev, Team Liquid and nitr0 have made it to the grand finals of a Major – a feat that hasn’t been accomplished by any other North American team yet. Due to internal issues, the mutual agreement was made to let s1mple go, bringing in the Danish Jacob “Pimp” Winneche instead. While Team Liquid…

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Rising Stars of Denmark: Nikolaj “Niko” Kristensen

Rising Stars of Denmark: Nikolaj “Niko” Kristensen

Welcome to the second part of the Rising Stars of Denmark miniseries. This miniseries consists of several articles, each about a specific up-and-coming player from the Danish CS:GO scene. The aim is to give readers additional insight into the background of these players, their skill level and what the future has in store for them. Denmark known for fielding some of the most intriguing young Counter-Strike prodigies, such as Kjaerbye, valde and Magiskb0Y to name just a few. Each…

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ELEAGUE and TBS to Host 10th CS:GO Major

ELEAGUE and TBS to Host 10th CS:GO Major

The tenth Counter-Strike Global Offensive major will be broadcast live from Fox Theatre in Atlanta next January, thanks to the cable TV channel TBS and their esports arm, ELEAGUE. Running from January 22 – 29, sixteen teams will compete for the total prize pool of $1 million. Eight teams (which ELeague is calling “Legends”) have already been locked in, with GODSENT, FlipSid3 Tactics, Team Liquid, SK Gaming, Astralis, Virtus.Pro, Gambit Gaming and Natus Vincere qualifying…

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Top Players By Statistics: July – Sept

Top Players By Statistics: July – Sept

One of the great things about Counter-Strike is that we can easily track the fragging power of players through kill-death ratios and rating algorithms. Professional teams are filled with the best fraggers in the world, but some stand out more than others. Here are a few players that have been posting the best statistics. Statistics are from the past 3 months. Coldzera When you talk about the best fraggers in Counter-Strike, Coldzera is always going…

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DreamHack Returns to Austin in 2017

DreamHack Returns to Austin in 2017

DreamHack, the world’s largest LAN party will be returning to Austin, Texas in 2017 with a cool $100,000 in tow to spend on the winners of a Counter-Strike: Global Offensive tournament. Other games that will be on competitive display include Hearthstone, Street Fighter V and Super Smash Bros. Exactly which flavour of Smash Bros will make the cut is not clear at this point, although it’s likely that Melee will be the version of choice as…

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kennyS: A Trapped Legend

kennyS: A Trapped Legend

When his team falls, he stands. When the odds are against him, he thrives. His name is kennyS, but I’m sure you already knew that. Back in 2014, Kenny was known as an incredible player trapped in a world of chaos. Fortunately for him, his world changed for a short period of time, giving him a break from all the stress he had endured. With EnVyUs, he went on to win his first ever Major,…

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WESA Creates Player Council from Founding Teams

WESA Creates Player Council from Founding Teams

The World eSports Association has introduced the first player-elected council that will advocate on behalf of players to the WESA Executive Board. The Players Council is comprised of representatives from each of the teams that are represented by WESA – Fnatic, Na’Vi, EnVyUs, Virtus.Pro, G2 Esports, mouseports and Ninjas in Pyjamas. Each representative was elected by their own team members and the Players Council unanimously elected Fnatic’s Viktor ‘vuggo’ Jendeby as the council’s Chairman. Jendeby…

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