Twenty years ago, a humble Half-Life mod changed the gaming world. Constantly evolving and shifting over the years, Counter-Strike has never lost its fundamentals: it’s easy to learn, takes a lifetime to master, and is supported by a massive global community.
You can celebrate the history of CS with a retro version of Dust II, currently available in the Casual Dust II map group. There’s also a new sticker capsule featuring the unsung heroes of CS – chickens![ + ]
For pricing, availability, and additional information on attending the Starladder Berlin Major, please visit theticketfairy.com.[ + ]
Today’s update includes new ways to find teammates, follow your favorite CS:GO tournaments, and track your enemies in Danger Zone!
Looking for a few teammates before you enter matchmaking? Click the ‘Looking to Play’ button, and you’ll be added to a list of players who are ready to team up. Need a fifth for your own lobby? Just check the list and invite anyone you think is up to the job!
It’s never been easier to follow your favorite CS:GO events. In the Watch menu, click on the Events panel and you’ll see a list of ongoing and upcoming CS:GO LAN tournaments. Add any events you like to your favorites, and you’ll be notified in the Main Menu whenever those events are live.
Not sure what to watch? All players will automatically be notified of the most-favorited event each month.
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The latest drone technology has arrived in Danger Zone. Take control of a nearby drone with the Drone Pilot Upgrade and use it to spy on your enemies, scout for resources, or carry items across the map!
The experiment has evolved. To be the last team standing, you’ll have to put your skills to the test – with all new respawn and deploy mechanics, new items to master, and a brand new map to explore.
Today’s update also includes some quality of life upgrades, like an all new player-pinging system.
Grab a teammate and see if you’ve still got what it takes to survive![ + ]
Today we’re introducing two maps to CS:GO: Ruby, a bomb defusal map set in a scenic town in Portugal, and Workout, a community favorite hostage rescue map! As these two maps enter, we’ll say goodbye to two other community-created maps: Abbey and Biome.
Ruby is currently available in the Defusal Group Sigma, but in the coming weeks will be added to Competitive Matchmaking. Workout is currently available in Competitive Matchmaking, and the Hostage Map Group.[ + ]
Today’s update includes a big map pool adjustment – Vertigo has been added to Active Duty, and Cache has been moved to the reserves while it undergoes some renovations.
Jump into a Vertigo match and send us your feedback!
From the top of the Finnish radio charts to your MVP Panel, the Verkkar’s EZ4ENCE is now available as a Music Kit!
We’re also introducing the Feral Predators sticker capsule by community artists 2Minds, OniLolz, and Zaphk, featuring 9 designs and 18 stickers to collect.
After several months at a discount, players have found their way to the AUG. Now that everyone has had a chance to learn to love it, the AUG has returned to its original price tag.
There’s a lot more to digest in today’s update, from changes to maps to the in-game economy, shotguns, and rifles. We’ve also added new features like flash assist UI and loadout shuffle. Full details can be found in the Release Notes.
Congratulations to Astralis, Champions of IEM’s 2019 CS:GO Major in Katowice!
ENCE’s magnificent improbable journey ends in the Grand Finals against heavily-favored back-to-back champions Astralis who won their third Major convincingly on Train and Inferno.
Thank you to everyone who watched, ESL, Intel and all the players and organizations who made this tournament possible.[ + ]
After two stages, 8 teams remain in pursuit of a Major Championship in Katowice.
The quarterfinals of the Champions Stage begin on February 28th and culminate with the Grand Finals at Spodek Arena on March 3rd. Be sure to make your picks prior to the start of the Champions Stage – if your Katowice Event Coin has been upgraded to Silver you still have a chance to earn the Diamond Event Coin!
If you haven’t already purchased a Viewer Pass, get it now for 50% off to get unlimited Major graffiti and Steam chat flair for the duration of the Major as well as an upgradeable Event Coin. Players who purchase the Viewer Pass now can still complete up to 7 of the 11 challenges, resulting in two Souvenir Packages and a Gold Event Coin. Get your Pass now and make your picks![ + ]
The Champions Stage will take place at the Mercedes Benz-Arena from September 5th – September 8th. The full schedule can be found below:
Additional information on the Starladder Berlin Major can be found here.
Over the weekend the Challengers Stage of the IEM Katowice Major concluded, and eight teams advanced to the Legends Stage:[ + ]