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.
Last year was Valve's most profitable so far, according to SteamSpy
Steam saw its most profitable year yet in 2017, according to Sergey Galyonkin, the creator of SteamSpy. He claims that this is in large due to PUBG's massive burst in popularity which contributed to 21 per cent increase in new users.
Discord causing massive FPS drops in some games, no official word as of yet
Several reports have come up blaming voice and text chat service Discord for some huge FPS drops in games, although at the moment, it doesn't seem to be affecting all the games, but rather just a select few.
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds made more money than Overwatch in 2017
According to a year in review report published by SuperData, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds generated $712 million in revenue in 2017. The battle royale game managed to earn almost as much money as Overwatch and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive did combined.
CS:GO rank up guide | Move up from the rank you're stuck on
Let's start this guide by being honest. You're probably reading this because you're stuck in Gold Nova, most likely juggling between Nova I and Nova II, with no obvious way to rank up, and playing a lot just doesn't seem to do it.
Is CS:GO getting a Battle Royale mode?
Valve News Network has posted a video claiming the stage is set for Counter Strike: Global Offensive to get a Battle Royale mode, similar to the one you have in PUBG and Fortnite. Apparently, traces of this mode have been found in the game’s updates dating back to as far as May 31st 2016, although we wouldn’t get overly excited since this is not the first time a dormant CS:GO mode has stayed dormant.
Skin betting is luring 11 year olds into the world of online and offline gambling
UK Gambling Commission's annual report for 2017 has a new section devoted to gambling with in-game items. The section brought attention to the problem of skin gambling among young people. Of the 11 percent of 11-16 year olds who had ever bet with in-game items, more than a third (36 percent) had done so in the past seven days.
Most PUBG players come from the CS:GO crowd
It's no wonder that PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds has overtaken Counter-Strike: Global Offensive on Steam's most played games list, since most of the current PUBG players are coming to the game straight from CS:GO. H1Z1 players are also slowly moving over to PUBG.
UK gamers have started a petition for loot box regulation
Concerned individuals are petitioning the UK government to consider regulation for loot box systems in video games. The rationale behind the petition is that various loot box systems represent a form of gambling embedded into video games and should be regarded as such by the law.
ECS season 4 - teams for the CS:GO league revealed
Faceit’s premiere Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) league, today revealed the full lineup of teams for season 4. The action will be streamed on Faceit's official YouTube channel. Season 4 kicks off on 06 October.
Genvid SDK is now publicly available
Genvid SDK has been made publicly available for all major engines and platforms. With the SDK, developers can map viewer interactions from a game onto the video itself in real-time. Games, esports tournament providers, and platforms have already entered Genvid’s integration pipeline.