CS:GO community news #1
We present a new series of articles about Counter-Strike: Global Offensive covering all the main news of week in the world of popular shooter.
New update of CS:GO
Update 22.214.171.124 was released on October 2. Zeus was significantly fixed. The price was increased from $ 100 to $ 200, the reward for kill being $ 0. These changes are due to many professional players using this device in eco-rounds often, the effectiveness of device being too high. Apart from that, Bloodhound, which began in May 2015, is over. Here's the full list of changes:
— Bloodhound is over;
— Falchion will be available to any player.
— price increased to $ 200;
— kill award reduced to $ 0;
— maximum speed of a player, running with Zeus, is now 220.
UI: new musical kits will be available for purchase in main menu for a limited time.
MISC: voice communication in warm-up and half-time is now limited to teammates only (in official competitive matches). Now a team can discuss the strategies and player roles.
TSM won Counter Pit League
TSM and EnVyUs encountered in the grand final of online league with a prize pool of $ 50 000. The meeting was held in bo3 format. The French had right to choose 2 maps. The first match began at de_cache map, which, by the way, is one of the best for EnVyUs. To much astonishment, TSM won 16:13 after phenomenal performance Nicolai "device" Reedtz. The second match will be held at de_dust2. The Danes began as CT and won in the first half-time 11:4. All they had to do is to win the second half-time - 16:13, which they managed, though undergoing hard times. As a result, TSM won 2:0.
By the way, Natus Vincere also competed in this League and took 4 place.
jkaem transfered to Gamers2
After ScreaM left Gamers2 and joined Titan, the organizations had to search the replacement for their star player. They invited 21-old Joakim "jkaem" Myrbostad from Copenhagen Wolves. The Norwegian has played in G2 both as a stand-in in the third stage of FACEIT League 2015 against Titan. By the way, the former "kinguins" won 16:2.
Joakim had the highest rating in his team at LAN qualifiers of DreamHack Open Cluj-Napoca. However, it wasn't helpful for his team, it couldn't get to the major tournament.
New tournament $ 10 000
Teams, which didn't manage to get to the next major event, will be able to compete in the course of the tournament, which will be played on the same weekend with DreamHack Open Cluj-Napoca, namely 30 October - 1 November. There will be eight participant teams: seven invited teams and one team, which passed online qualifiers in Finland. The matches are held in bo3, and the final is held in bo5. Venue city of the tournament is Helsinki.
Denmark leaves European qualifiers of TWC
The captain of CS:GO national team of Denmark, Jacob "Pimp" Winneche announced that he can't gather team to go to the offline finals in Belgrade on the next week, where it had to encounter the national team of Netherlands. Last year, Denmark missed the finals of ESEC on the same reasons and was replaced with national team of Poland.
The organizers of the tournament haven't determined yet, whether to find a new rival for the Netherlands team or to enable it to begin the tournament from the next round.
Wait for the next highlight in one week!