CS:GO

Valve's Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is one of the most competitive and technical first-person shooters available. Its esports scene is rapidly growing with more organizations and tournaments than ever, with rising prize pools and viewership.

To The Stars: The Astronomical Rise of Astralis

To The Stars: The Astronomical Rise of Astralis
Astralis' rise towards the end of 2016 was phenomenal. Astralis was a team that was constantly dubbed as a tournament winning, world beating team. They were the favorites for many people throughout the tournaments they played in throughout the course of 2015 under the Team SoloMid banner and throughout 2016 under the Astralis banner. Throughout a lot of the tournaments...

Is the Gap Between EU/NA CS:GO Diminishing?

OpTic Win ELEAGUE Season 2, Is the Gap Between EU/NA CS:GO Closing?
With OpTic Gaming having won ELEAGUE Season 2, upsetting many notable teams along the way, is the gap between North American and European professional Counter-Strike slowly diminishing? Or are the North American teams simply peaking at the right times while their European counterparts are under-performing, causing this to seemingly be the case? By exploring this with a critical approach,...

Top 10 CS:GO Players To Watch In 2017

Top 10 Players to Watch in 2017
2017 has had an explosive start, with a wide variety of teams competing in a wide variety of tournaments, such as the WESG Finals in China, the ESEA Season 23: Global Premier Challenge, Dreamhack Leipzig, and the recently concluded ELEAGUE Major, which was hosted at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia. With such an explosive start to the year, we...

The Top 10 CS:GO Players Of 2016

2016 was a strong year for CS:GO. There were many events with a generally large prize pool for teams to compete in. Whilst many would have said that 2016 was the year of blatant oversaturation, it was arguably one of the best years for CS:GO so far. The wide variety of events had allowed for many teams to showcase...

ELEAGUE Major Predictions

The ELEAGUE Major is just around the corner. Some of the world's best teams are headed to the Fox Theatre in Atlanta to compete for their share of a $1,000,000 prize pool and for the title of ELEAGUE 2017 Champions. This major has the potential to be an extraordinary competition as all of these teams possess great talent within them....

An Introduction to Player Tendencies, Patterns, and Predictability

Player Tendencies, Patterns, and Predictability
Human Nature: Patterns and Tendencies Humans are naturally instinctual and predictable; prone to developing tendencies and repetitive patterns. In the professional Counter-Strike scene, there are players that fit this description very often. Other players, in light of this knowledge, are able to take advantage of player tendencies and patterns to predict their oppositions' play. However, when these players that have...

ELEAGUE Major Qualifier Predictions

The upcoming ELEAGUE major qualifier looks to be one of the most difficult qualifiers on paper. To put it into perspective, 9 out of the top 13 ranked teams on HLTV has to qualify for the major. Those teams are NIP (1), Dignitas (5), Optic (6), Cloud9 (7), FaZe (8), G2 (10), mousesports (11), Immortals (12), and EnvyUS (13). The other...

Reginald Brings Light to a Big Issue in Esports

Reginald Brings Light to a Big Issue in Esports
I recently released an opinion piece comparing Reginald with H3CZ that was based off what I have personally read, watched and heard. Due to the aforementioned reasons, it became quite obvious that I did not think too fondly of Reginald as an owner. After watching the recent interview of Reginald by Thorin, I now have a changed opinion of him along with a few analytical...

ECS Season 2 Finals – Content Done Right

As has become the norm in Counter-Strike Global Offensive, the ECS Season 2 Finals that were held in Anaheim left us with more to talk about than in-game performances.  The fan favourite casting duo James “JZFB” Bardolph and Dan “ddk” Kapadia not only provided the fans and viewers of the event with some quality inter-match entertainment, but rather ECS set...