26.000 Euros CS:GO Competition Teams Announced

Get ready for this year’s Copenhagen CS:GO Competition. 52 Teams already completed their registration and they are ready to game hard to win those 26.000 Euros.

CS:GO 26.000 euros competition

Previous CS:GO Copenhagen Competition Winners

Copenhagen Games have announced the opening group for its 26,000€ tournament set to kick off on Wednesday in Denmark’s capital.

A total of 58 teams have completed the registration for the tournament in time, leading to fifteen groups in total, thirteen of which have four teams and two with just three.

The group stage will be played out using the GSL format, so the top two seeds in NiP and Titan will receive a win in the opening round, and only need one win to advance to playoffs.

Source: HLTV.org

EMS One 2014: Winners

Counterstrike global offensive EMS winners

EMS Winners

From the official Counterstrike-net:

Congratulations to Virtus.pro who won the 2014 EMS ONE KATOWICE CS:GO CHAMPIONSHIP and take home $100,000 of the $250,000 community funded prize pool. Over 10,000 fans in Spodek Arena watched local favorites Virtus.pro take on Ninjas in Pyjamas. Fueled by the excitement of the fans they took the match 2-0.

If you missed any of the matches or want to watch the highlights, you can download all the games from the EMS One 2014 tab in the WATCH menu. Head over to eslgaming.com or HLTV.org for a more detailed analysis of the final.

We’d like to thank all the teams, everyone at ESL, and most of all the Counter-Strike community for making this tournament possible.

Source: Counter-Strike.net

Over an hour playing CS GO

I’ve performed Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and could now declare it’s for me, as well.

Around the eve from the open public debut of their newest sport, Valve Software program allow me to into their ever-expanding workplaces in Bellevue, California to offer me a trying of several vintage Counter-Strike maps as they’ve been remade regarding 2012′s Counter-Strike: GO.

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This was, My partner and i dare admit, the first time I’ve ever played Counter-Strike.

Forget our shame, along with i want to tell you just how terrific a good experience it was. There is a great deal to this game which will end up being intriguing to experienced persons and newcomers. Continue reading →

Valve’s Chet Faliszek talks about CS:GO

Hi all there, sorry for the long times for updates. It seems that the new Counterstrike Global Offensive is not getting pretty big attention from the media right now. I hope that will change when it becomes what a Counterstrike game is supposed to be.

I have found an interesting article over to Joystiq super site about CS GO that has an interview of Chet Faliszek and I decided to share here. Have a look and submit your comments over this here or at the original source of this article.

I can’t imagine how hard it is to be a development studio with some of the most beloved franchises under its belt. Fans expect so much. It can’t be easy to be Valve — doubly so when trying to develop the next entry in one of the studio’s popular competitive franchises,Counter-Strike. Valve’s Chet Faliszek really wants to please the fans and eventual communities that will spring up around Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. read the rest…

Get a CS GO Beta Invitation: NOW!

Hi there fellow csgo fans, I have not written much in this cs go blog for quite some time now but that changes now with some awesome updates from the official counterstrike go club!

You asked for Beta Keys right? They decided to give a beta key to every fan of CS GO. You just have to make a little something back for ‘em. Fill in a little surbey or something. So what? Thats a little thing compared to a real cs go beta key right?

Written on the official csgo blog:

Survey

22 FEB 2012 - 

Last week we launched the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Beta by giving 7,000 keys to current CSS and CS 1.6 players. Monday 2,000 keys went out to community sites around the world.

Today we are opening up our online survey to everyone. The next keys will be sent on the basis of this survey. If you don’t fill it out, you won’t be getting a key.

Over the coming months we will make selections from the survey participants. Sometimes we might add experienced players, other times new players. Sometimes 1.6 players, sometimes CSS players, sometimes people who have played neither.

There are no wrong answers to the survey questions.

Make sure to fill out the survey today; next week we will make our first selection from the survey.

We will also continue to give gift keys to active CS:GO beta players to share with their friends. Earning these keys is easy, hit quick match and play CS:GO.

Check back later this week for our analysis on the recoil change and a new update this Friday.

In case you missed it – here is a link to the survey.

Cheers guys and see  you online in csgo beta!

Easter Eggs regarding Half Life found in CS GO Beta

CSGO fans more than around the standard Steam forums possess stumbled across a few Half-Life happy easter ! inside the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive closed try out vpk files within the kind of a number of designs intended for whiteboards (presumably within the well-liked guide cs_office) that joke in regards to the online game development process to make numerous references towards the Half-Life string. You might understand that early in 12 fans located evidence many unannounced CS:GO routes in the CSGO experiment with records at the same time.cs go beta

Your references are largely apparent — renowned Half-Life characters Gordon, Eli, Dr. Breen along with Barney Calhoun are talked about, your crowbar poster with all the identify “Raising the particular Bar” (a magazine authored by Valve in regards to the HL2 improvement approach), and Azure Mesa Airlines being any use the particular infamous African american Mesa Investigation Facility from the initial Half-Life. You will find also a number of game development humor regarding game testers’ a sleep disorder, Valve’s notorious delays, as well as the large quantity involving crates found all through Valve’s FPS titles.

Don’t mistake this kind of for the beginning associated with an ARG or even anything that way : it’s almost certain the designs are correctly innocent happy easter ! without having a lot more relevance compared to designers having a bit regarding enjoyable in the course of the particular development process, thus be cautious to never examine into things an excessive amount of. It is possible to discover inverted versions with the whiteboards right here which will make these people a bit easier you just read. Furthermore, this kind of improved image shows the bottom coating from the very first white board picture, a attracting of your security officer known as Carl whom can’t hit the actual “broad facet of your barn”.Counterstrike Global Offensive Easter Eggs

CS GO Overview part #1

counterstrike global offensive overview
In August 2011, Valve announced Counter Strike: Global Offensive, the most recent in the Counter Strike series. Slated for an early 2012 release, the new game within the Counter Strike series is becoming developed by Valve Software in collaboration with Hidden Path Entertainment for numerous platforms, including PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 besides PCs and Macs.
It originally began out as a CS: Source PC to Xbox port. However, throughout the development phase, Valve realized the port’s potential and finally decided to transform it into a full fledged new game. Let’s get into the nitty-gritty of what CS GO is all about and what its going to be like.

Counter Strike: Global Offensive

Nicely, to be brutally honest, the Counter Strike series does require a visual revamp. But the thing that most Counter Strike fans will agree to is that the gameplay does not need any tweaking – the primary reason becoming Valve has already fine tuned both Counter Strike 1.6 and Counter Strike: Source to perfection over the years… Continue reading →

Official Future Plans for CS GO

I read a notice from the official CS GO site and I repost it here:

Hey folks!  As many of you probably noticed we’ve been down for the past week… please accept our apologies!  We ran into some issues while migrating servers and transferring the domain which have finally been resolved.  On a better note, we are now on a much nicer server and the site should be much faster and more responsive from now on.  Please let us know of any errors or issues you encounter using the site.

CS:GO news has been quite slow lately anyway – but Valve did mention on their official CSGO developer Twitter that “our next step, launching the beta, begins in the New Year”.  This means that Valve will slowly be expanding the size of the closed beta starting sometime in 2012 (most likely January), meaning that for those of you who didn’t get one of the 10,000 keys distributed for the stress test phase of the beta will now have a chance to get your hands on Global Offensive!  We’ll keep you guys posted on ways you can get a key – we’re hoping to procure some ourselves to give out to our readers but at the moment we don’t have any to give away.  You’ll know as soon as that changes!

On top of that, we have some big things planned for CounterStrikeGO in the next month or so.  We’re launching our community forums in January – and those of you who join up early and help us build a thriving forum community will be rewarded down the line!  We’re also planning to roll out version 2.0 of the main site, which will eliminate our dependency on WordPress and switch the entire site over to a Xenforo backend (the forum software we will be using).  For an example of what to expect, check out our sister site Battlefieldo which uses the same system that we’ll be changing over to later in January.

It’s an exciting time for Counter-Strike fans and we’re thrilled to be a part of it all!  If you have any suggestions or feedback on our site so far, feel free to let us know in the comments.

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Stress Test is Live

Today, CS GO starts its first stress test of our servers and a various client hardware.

This stress test has a limited range of weapons, items, game modes, and functionality.

In case you have a beta key, fire up the action. Join a match on a server. Give us feedback in the Steam forums.

Don’t have a key? How do you get one? Hold tight. The stress test is currently closed as we test our server and client systems.

Security Notice from the official CS GO forum on Steam:

Dear Steam Users and Steam Forum Users:

Our Steam forums were defaced on the evening of Sunday, November 6. We began investigating and found that the intrusion goes beyond the Steam forums.

We learned that intruders obtained access to a Steam database in addition to the forums. This database contained information including user names, hashed and salted passwords, game purchases, email addresses, billing addresses and encrypted credit card information. We do not have evidence that encrypted credit card numbers or personally identifying information were taken by the intruders, or that the protection on credit card numbers or passwords was cracked. We are still investigating.

We don’t have evidence of credit card misuse at this time. Nonetheless you should watch your credit card activity and statements closely.

While we only know of a few forum accounts that have been compromised, all forum users will be required to change their passwords the next time they login. If you have used your Steam forum password on other accounts you should change those passwords as well.

We do not know of any compromised Steam accounts, so we are not planning to force a change of Steam account passwords (which are separate from forum passwords). However, it wouldn’t be a bad idea to change that as well, especially if it is the same as your Steam forum account password.

I am truly sorry this happened, and I apologize for the inconvenience.

Gabe.

from the official CS GO Steam forum