Counter-Strike

  • Pimp reveals he is selling hot dogs to get by

    Pimp reveals he is selling hot dogs to get by

    <p>Much respect to Jacob "Pimp" Winneche not only for doing what it takes to make ends meet, but being comfortable enough to reveal a less-than-glamorous job for a pro player to his entire stream.<br /><br />At age 22, Pimp is already an accomplished CS:GO veteran. He's played for preeminent organizations like SK Gaming (before they were Brazilian), Team Liquid, and Team Dignitas. He's played in high-profile LAN playoffs at events like ESL One New York 2016. Now? He does analyst work at offline events, and sells hot dogs at his local soccer stadium. While many ex-players wouldn't be willing to admit their day jobs to fans that look up to them, Pimp was willing to share that with his stream. The online response has been <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/GlobalOffensive/comments/6u9qi2/feelsbadman_for_pimp/">overwhelmingly positive</a>, with most fans on reddit wishing him good luck and inspired by his humility.<br /><br />Again, kudos to Pimp. It takes a lot of courage for someone that is something of an esports celebrity to admit to a new "normal" lifestyle.<br /><br /><br /><em>source: <a href="https://clips.twitch.tv/CarefulCaringSageAMPEnergy">pimpCSGO | Twitch</a></em></p>

  • Thorin tells unbelievable stories of Dosia speaking English on "By The Numbers"

    Thorin tells unbelievable stories of Dosia speaking English on "By The Numbers"

    <p>Mikhail "Dosia" Stolyarov doesn't even seem like a real person at this point. He's like a cartoon caricature of himself.<br /><br />The "X-God," as the CS:GO community has dubbed him, already had a cult following, which reached feverish levels after he won the PGL Major and threw a now-immortalized H.E. grenade in the grand final. Known for his, um, rugged looks, stoic in-game expressions, and history of dating stunningly beautiful women, Dosia might be even more legendary after the most recent episode of "By The Numbers," a podcast hosted by Richard Lewis and Duncan "Thorin" Shields.<br /><br />Thorin retells the only two occasions he's ever heard Dosia speak English. The first, which came at a bar, was a horribly pronounced attempt at the word "vodka." The second, well, let's just say it was very on-brand for the X-God.<br /><br /><br /><em>source: <a href="https://clips.twitch.tv/BitterSmallHerdRlyTho">RichardLewisReports | Twitch</a></em></p>

  • Seangares gives rare, in-depth breakdown of Astralis outplaying SK

    <p>Widely recognized as one of the smartest North American in-game leaders, Sean "seangares" Gares of Misfits gives a really informative player-by-player breakdown of a textbook Astralis A split on Cache. The round came against SK Gaming in a playoff win at the PGL Major Krakow. Astralis won the series 2-1.<br /><br />Not many pro players have the time or energy to do novice-friendly content like this, where they go through every piece of an elite team's strategy that leads to a round win. Decision-making at the highest level of Counter-Strike always comes down to careful planning and split-second choices, all of which go well for Astralis here. Whether you're a seasoned veteran of the game or an inexperienced fan, this is worth a watch.<br /><br />tldw; seangares shows how Astralis gained complete control, inch-by-inch via perfect utility, of Mid on T-side Cache, cleaving the map apart until they had an unstoppable A execute.</p>

  • Cloud9 and North to unveil new lineups at DreamHack Montreal

    Cloud9 and North to unveil new lineups at DreamHack Montreal

    DreamHack has invited Cloud9 and North to their Montreal event, which will be held from September 8 - 10.

  • CLG sub in North American veteran for ESL One NY qualifier

    CLG sub in North American veteran for ESL One NY qualifier

    28-year-old free agent James "hazed" Cobb will stand in for CLG, his former team, for the ESL One NY closed qualifiers.

  • Olofmeister to replace kioShiMa on FaZe, reports say

    Olofmeister to replace kioShiMa on FaZe, reports say

    Olofmeister's free agency looks like it will be even shorter than we thought.

  • French sensation ZywOo drops 37 in FPL against JW

    <p>Mathieu "ZywOo" Herbaut is 16 years old with a 1.42 Rating. That does not happen.<br /><br />For months now, ZywOo's mystery has grown in French Counter-Strike and sprouted dozens of questions.&nbsp;<em>Can he do this when he inevitably gets signed to a better team than WySix and has to face stiffer competition? Is his exremely low 45.2 percent <a href="https://www.hltv.org/stats/players/11893/ZywOo">headshot accuracy</a>&nbsp;a sign that he's undisciplined? Is he cheating, as a large contingent in the community believes?</em> Well, we won't be getting answers to any of those questions anytime soon. In fact, with every 30-bomb ZywOo drops on his opponents, his persona looms even larger and more nebulous.<br /><br />His latest demolition came in FPL competition against a team with Jesper "JW" Wecksell on it. ZywOo finished with a ridiculous 37/12 KD over 26 rounds. Check it out.<br /><br /><br /><em>source: <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bTvC8LTBv6M">YouTube | Antho botwiN</a></em></p>

  • CS:GO community overflows with C9 memories

    CS:GO community overflows with C9 memories

    Cloud9 turned over a new leaf in a big way yesterday.

  • ELEAGUE Premier unveils deep $1 mil prize pool

    ELEAGUE Premier unveils deep $1 mil prize pool

    The ELEAGUE Premier winner will take home a $500,000 grand prize, the highest purse ELEAGUE has ever offered.

  • Immortals on brink of implosion after three members ask to leave

    Immortals on brink of implosion after three members ask to leave

    Is this really happening? Could both PGL Major grand finalists self-detonate in the same month?

  • EliGE not going anywhere, says Liquid manager

    EliGE not going anywhere, says Liquid manager

    After much speculation, it looks like Jonathan "EliGE" Jablonowski will stay with Team Liquid, according to manager Steve Perino.

  • Fan support soars to get n0thing on analyst desk

    Fan support soars to get n0thing on analyst desk

    Cloud9 shocked the world today.

  • Valve continues long-awaited pistol rework with the Five-SeveN

    Valve continues long-awaited pistol rework with the Five-SeveN

    Fans and players alike have clamored for pistol changes for years now.

  • Gambit solidify roster for now

    Gambit solidify roster for now

    PGL Major champions Gambit have signed Bektiyar "fitch" Bakhitov as their fifth member. He is on trial.

  • Cloud9 start NA shuffle off with a bang, add tarik and RUSH

    Cloud9 start NA shuffle off with a bang, add tarik and RUSH

    The NA shuffle has begun.

  • North deletes tweet confirming valde acquisition

    North deletes tweet confirming valde acquisition

    North benched Emil "Magisk" Reif, once considered a franchise building-block for them, a few weeks ago. The Danish team was immediately linked to Heroic free-agent Valdemar "valde" Bjørn Vangså, but they never made the move official. Well, they might have just leaked it through Twitter.

  • SuperstituM back with tribute to CS:GO's biggest personality

    <p>Infamous CS:GO highlight editor, SuperstituM, is back at it again with his signature comedic videos. The subject of his latest creation? None other than Mohamaed "m0E" Assad, ex-pro player-turned-streaming-superstar. M0E, who has been called "the DJ Khaled" of Counter-Strike by some, always makes a cameo in SuperstituM's videos, so it's about time he gets his own feature. This will undoubtedly lead to a "m0E reacts to "How m0E really plays CS:GO"" video, by the way, so keep an eye out for that.<br /><br /><br /><em>source: SuperstituM | YouTube</em></p>

  • DreamHack Malmö broadcast talent revealed, iconic caster to miss event

    DreamHack Malmö broadcast talent revealed, iconic caster to miss event

    DreamHack Malmö, one of the most star-studded events of the year, will feature most of the casters and hosts fans love: HenryG, Sadokist, Janko, and Sue Lee, to name a few. One glaring omission? Auguste "Semmler" Massonnat, who will take a break from the desk for DH Malmö.

  • Team Liquid to lose franchise cornerstone EliGE, reports say

    Team Liquid to lose franchise cornerstone EliGE, reports say

    Many fans and pundits familiar with North American Counter-Strike see Jonathan "EliGE" Jablonowski as the best player of his region. In 24 hours, he could be a free agent, according to Slingshot Esports.

  • Brax unchained for ESL One NY qualifiers

    Brax unchained for ESL One NY qualifiers

    The notorious Braxton "swag" Pierce was (partially) freed by ESL events recently. He'll return to ESL competition at the ESL One NY closed qualifiers as Cloud9's substitute for Timothy "autimatic" Ta.

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