Fans of professional Counter-Strike couldn’t have asked for a better showing this weekend, the end of a three week major tournament culminating in some of the most exciting competition ever witnessed by the scene. On the one hand we have FaZe Clan and their European superstar lineup, emerging from pool qualifiers as clear favourites. On the other we have North America’s last hope in Cloud 9, having battled back from a 0-2 deficit in the group stages (recording losses to both G2 and Space Soldiers) and clawing their way into grand finals double overtime at the 2018 ELEAGUE Boston Major.
Old becomes new again with Bulkhead Interactive’s FPS offering of Battalion 1944. Due out February 1, the early access shooter is looking to get back to basics and show players a simple but refined gameplay experience. Set at the tail-end of World War 2, hopefully this shooter will step away from the recent shenanigans the genre has been bogged down by as of late. For those looking to secure a closed beta invitation the instructions, copied verbatim from the official webpage, are as follows: “If you are applying for the beta, please remember that access is not guarenteed. Beta players
Here in the early days of 2018 it would seem that tactical rhetoric is alive and well in the gaming scene, with many weighing in on the seemed-to-be carpet-bombing approach that Valve took against Team Fortress 2 cheaters operating via Linux based systems. Catbots are cathook enabled bots that connect to servers en masse, mercilessly killing others with instant headshots while using the sniper. The cathook hack, among other things, is an aimbot-wallhack that can be used independently of the catbots. The hacks in question appear to have been in the wild since about August of last year. You can find
Earlier this February the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive dev team removed Dust2, an iconic Counter-Strike staple, from their active map pool. Forever tinted by a comforting nostalgia, the move still received a mixed reception from the community at large. Many had held the opinion that the map was, in some senses, “a solved problem,” and that there were no new stories to be told on the aging battlefield. Nonetheless, on October 10 the CS:GO devs began teasing the beta release of the map’s newest iteration. Most obviously, Dust2 has received a significant tune-up in the graphics department. The map has been
It was all set up to be a fairytale victory this past weekend at ESL One New York’s Counter Strike: Global Offensive grand finals. Team Liquid, a squad made up of some of North America’s top talent, had made it all the way to the summit. With the crowd in their favor, and feeling in top form after beating SK Gaming, it truly felt like it was Liquid’s time to shine. Finally it was time for North American Counter-Strike to prove that it deserved to play with the big boys in a predominantly European dominated scene. However — it wasn’t