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.
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.
CS:GO: ESL's Intel Grand Slam is drawing to a close
ESL's Intel Grand Slam was announced back in 2017, with six major e-sports teams competing for a $1 million prize pool. After winning ESL One Belo Horizonte, FaZe is only one premier event from taking the title of Grand Slam champions.
Valve shut down CS:GO and Dota 2 item trading in Netherlands
The Dutch weren't kidding when they said they'll prosecute makers of games that contain loot boxes and Valve seems to be the first in line, resulting in the developer suspending CS:GO and Dota 2 marketplace trading until further notice.
Valve are preparing a major overhaul for CS:GO called Panorama UI
After much teasing Valve have started testing a major visual overhaul for Counter Strike: Global Offensive called Panorama UI. The new update aims to bring better performance, more visually pleasing menus and in-game quality of life tweaks.
Valve have finally created Steam Chat, currently in beta phase
Steam users will soon finally be able to have voice chat on the platform, as Valve have introduced the feature in Steam's client beta. It remains to be seen whether it will gain traction, due to Discord's massive popularity as of late.