About the game
Developed by Minh "Gooseman" Le and Jess "Cliffe" Cliffe as a Half-Life mod, Counter-Strike IP was bought by Valve, who transformed it into a global powerhouse and a rock-solid standard by which all shooters are eventually measured.
Counter Strike Global Offensive is reintroducing the MP5 SMG
Valve have announced they will be reintroducing the MP5 to Counter Strike series soon, with a teaser of an MP5SD in action in Counter Strike: Global Offensive. Technically, they already did, but only for Deathmatch and offline game modes.
Valve advised to step up their CS:GO and Dota 2 esports game
Beancounters at SuperData have published their analysis of the esports sector, claiming that publishers, most notably Valve, should take on more proactive roles in setting up and maintaining secondary competitive leagues for their games.
Valve Anti-Cheat bans more than 90 thousand Steam accounts
In the largest exodus of cheaters since Steam came to be, Valve have banned upwards of 90,000 Steam accounts since Tuesday, 17 July 2018 and although this "trend" seems to have slowed down somewhat, it still shows a different kind of Valve.
Valve enable CS:GO and Dota 2 trading sans loot boxes
Even though they said at the time that they'll be working with Dutch authorities to find a convenient solution, Valve was ultimately forced to re-enable Steam trading for Counter Strike: Global Offensive and Dota 2 without loot boxes.
University of Adelaide finds loot boxes to be predatory gambling
It appears that the Dutch have only added more fuel to the anti-loot box fire as University of Adelaide's School of Psychology found loot boxes to constitute predatory gambling, as part of their current study on microtransactions.
Valve's new update pushes Panorama UI to live servers
Valve have finally pushed out the long awaited face lift for Counter Strike: Global Offensive. The new UI brings simplicity with loads of new features. Currently, the only way of activating is by adding -panorama to the launch options.
Valve's API unintentionally leaks Steam player numbers
Resorting to some serious number crunching and incredibly clever employment of statistical analyses, developer of The End Is Nigh Tyler Glaiel has basically leaked Steam's player numbers for 13,000 most popular games on Valve's platform.
CS GO: ESL One Cologne 2018 groups and match-ups announced
ESL One Cologne's first match-ups have been announced along with the two groups, featuring eight CS GO teams each. The tournament will kick off on 03 July, while the biggest addition to the competition is arrival of the reforged MiBR.
Newly formed MiBR to be represented by the ex-SK Gaming roster
After months of speculation, MiBR have officially announced their CS:GO roster that will consist of ex SK Gaming players. The reforged organisation will make its debut in the upcoming ESL One Cologne tournament happening on 03 July 2018.
EnVyUs disbands their CS:GO roster due to bad results
Team EnVyUs have released their European CS:GO roster on 20 June and according to their CEO the move to disband was a mutual decision between the players and the organisation. EnVyUs will now focus on making a North American roster.