DreamHack Summer is now DreamHack Masters Jönköping DreamHack Summer is now DreamHack Masters Jönköping

DreamHack Summer is now DreamHack Masters Jönköping

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Grady Hooker
Dreamhack Open Summer was missing in yesterdays announcement of all the DreamHack Open CSGO tournaments for next year and now we know why - DreamHack Masters Jönköping 2020 will be taking it's place on the calendar.
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Valve Major is going to Rio de Janeiro Valve Major is going to Rio de Janeiro

Valve Major is going to Rio de Janeiro

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Grady Hooker
ESL this morning confirmed that the first CSGO major of 2020 will be hosted by themselves and it will be in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for the first time! We have all the details and reactions to the big announcement.
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CSGO Tier Rankings: IEM Beijing, EPL Season 10 Finals, ECS Season 7 Finals CSGO Tier Rankings: IEM Beijing, EPL Season 10 Finals, ECS Season 7 Finals

CSGO Tier Rankings: IEM Beijing, EPL Season 10 Finals, ECS Season 7 Finals

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The Esports Kingdom team
We have had a bunch of top tier tournaments since we last did a Tier Ranking, so it was time to summon Phoebe and Grady! There is quite a few new A-Tier teams and some falls from grace as well this edition.
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Operation Shattered Web - Week 4 Challenges Operation Shattered Web - Week 4 Challenges

Operation Shattered Web - Week 4 Challenges

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Grady Hooker
"Sniper's Den" - This week the new Shattered Web Operation challenges are focused on the maps Train and Cobblestone, as well as the AWP and SSG 08. What do you have to do? Well, we can tell you that! and then you can get to unlocking everything.
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EPL Day 4: Fnatic and mousesports make it a America-less semifinals EPL Day 4: Fnatic and mousesports make it a America-less semifinals

EPL Day 4: Fnatic and mousesports make it a America-less semifinals

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Grady Hooker
It was a bad new for North American Counter-Strike fans as both Team Liquid and Evil Geniuses were sent packing by the Europeans. It was an extra bad day for EG fans as well since we managed to see a rare occurrence of a 16-0.
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EPL Day 3: The dream ends for ATK and the Australians EPL Day 3: The dream ends for ATK and the Australians

EPL Day 3: The dream ends for ATK and the Australians

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Grady Hooker
The final day of the group stage is upon us and that means a lot of teams are going to leave heartbroken and only 6 of them will make it into the playoffs. We have had some of the best matchups today and could see a repeat in the grand finals later on.
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EPL Day 2: ATK send North home and 100T send FaZe home EPL Day 2: ATK send North home and 100T send FaZe home

EPL Day 2: ATK send North home and 100T send FaZe home

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Grady Hooker
Day 2 sees the action continue in Odense with Astralis and Team Liquid fighting for their spots in the playoffs and all of Sharks, North, FaZe, and mibr failing in the Lower Bracket and heading home, which means ATK stays alive for another day.
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EPL Day 1: TyLoo and Heroic go home while NaVi and EG are in the playoffs EPL Day 1: TyLoo and Heroic go home while NaVi and EG are in the playoffs

EPL Day 1: TyLoo and Heroic go home while NaVi and EG are in the playoffs

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Grady Hooker
The ESL Pro League Season 10 Finals has kicked off with an action packed day. We saw both TyLoo and Heroic sent home without a single game and both Natus Vincere and Evil Geniuses already punch their tickets into the playoffs.
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Renegades signs Grayhound Gaming roster ahead of ESL Pro League Finals Renegades signs Grayhound Gaming roster ahead of ESL Pro League Finals

Renegades signs Grayhound Gaming roster ahead of ESL Pro League Finals

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Grady Hooker
After 100 Thieves took their Australian roster, the Renegades were left without a Counter-Strike team. That was until yesterday, mere hours before the ESL Pro League Grand Finals in Odense when they announced their brand new (slightly used...) squad.
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Operation Shattered Web - Week 3 Challenges Operation Shattered Web - Week 3 Challenges

Operation Shattered Web - Week 3 Challenges

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Grady Hooker
"A Day At The Office" - It is that time of the week and the Shattered Web Operation has rolled into it's new week. This means there is 6 new challenges that have been revealed and for those of you with the Operation Pass, a bunch of new unlocks are possible.
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Rumor Roundup: Dignitas, Gen.G, OG entering CS with new rosters Rumor Roundup: Dignitas, Gen.G, OG entering CS with new rosters

Rumor Roundup: Dignitas, Gen.G, OG entering CS with new rosters

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Grady Hooker
We are kicking off a new column with our CSGO Rumor Roundup. We will scour the internet looking for all the rumors around the CSGO scene and round them all up into one article for easy consumption (and yes, we will credit and link the original authors).
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Halo is crossing over with Counter-Strike Halo is crossing over with Counter-Strike

Halo is crossing over with Counter-Strike

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Grady Hooker
Today Valve announced that Halo is coming to Counter-Strike: Global Offensive in the form of a in-games items, some of which is exclusive to owners of the Master Chief Collection. Outside of all the Halo goodness, we also got some updates for performance, visibility on Cache, and overhauls to the Studio map.
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Counter-Strike's new operation - Operation Shattered Web Counter-Strike's new operation - Operation Shattered Web

Counter-Strike's new operation - Operation Shattered Web

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Grady Hooker
It has been 736 days since Operation Hydra ended...and now Valve has decided to grace Counter-Strike once again with a new operation and it is a big one! Equippable T and CT-sided characters, end-of-match screens, 75 new weapons skins, and much more.
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CSGO introduces a new case, 3 new weapon collections, and new stickers and graffiti CSGO introduces a new case, 3 new weapon collections, and new stickers and graffiti

CSGO introduces a new case, 3 new weapon collections, and new stickers and graffiti

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Grady Hooker
In the second part of today's Counter-Strike update, Valve added a bunch of new community content to the game. We have three brand new weapon collections (Norse Collection, St. Marc Collection, Canals Collection), some new stickers, and some new graffiti.
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New Maps and meta-changing weapon updates for Counter-Strike New Maps and meta-changing weapon updates for Counter-Strike

New Maps and meta-changing weapon updates for Counter-Strike

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Grady Hooker
In the first part of the update that Valve pushed out today for Counter-Strike, we see the new version of Cache become more widely available, three new maps enter the game, and the highly requested nerf for the SG553 (with some extra unexpected buffs).
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CSGO Tier Rankings: StarSeries, DH Malmo, ESL NY, and Berlin Major CSGO Tier Rankings: StarSeries, DH Malmo, ESL NY, and Berlin Major

CSGO Tier Rankings: StarSeries, DH Malmo, ESL NY, and Berlin Major

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The Esports Kingdom team
It has been over 3 months since we published an Esports Tier Rankings for CSGO and there has been some major shake-ups in the competitive scene. Some teams get sold to new organizations, some rookies rise to the top, and some long time names have a fall from grace.
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Grayhound malta: "I think [whitegurlwasted] enjoyed herself" Grayhound malta: "I think [whitegurlwasted] enjoyed herself"

Grayhound malta: "I think [whitegurlwasted] enjoyed herself"

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Grady Hooker
Grayhound Gaming won the Oceania Qualifier for the OMEN Challenger Series 2019 and that means they will be heading to Jakarta for the finals. Right after their win we got to talk to malta about bringing in INS to replace erkaSt, what losing NeiL_Mcs means, and their eXTREMESLAND experience with whitegurlwasted.
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New Case and New Cache in Counter-Strike update New Case and New Cache in Counter-Strike update

New Case and New Cache in Counter-Strike update

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Grady Hooker
Valve just released a new update for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive that introduces the new version of Cache into the game as well as a new theme Weapon Case and Sticker Capsule. We take a look at what is inside the cases as the other miscellaneous changes in the update.
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OMEN Challenger Series 2019 - Oceania Qualifier preview OMEN Challenger Series 2019 - Oceania Qualifier preview

OMEN Challenger Series 2019 - Oceania Qualifier preview

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Grady Hooker
Next weekend at Armageddon Expo in Auckland, New Zealand we will see teams, that both HLTV and HTT News agree are 4 of the top 5 teams based in the ANZ Region, go head-to-head. They are fighting for the one ANZ spot in the OMEN Challenger Series 2019 Finals in Jakarta.
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Astralis device: "What a horrible birthday if we had lost today" Astralis device: "What a horrible birthday if we had lost today"

Astralis device: "What a horrible birthday if we had lost today"

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Grady Hooker
Immediately following Astralis' historic win at the StarLadder Berlin Major 2019, we got to talk to the Major MVP device. We chatted about what it was like to win three in a row, the overall major playoffs, and what makes Astralis special.
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