Operation Shattered Web - Week 3 Challenges Operation Shattered Web - Week 3 Challenges

Operation Shattered Web - Week 3 Challenges

Counter-Strike
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Game Updates
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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

Counter-Strike
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Roster Change Roundup
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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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22 Racing Series is now on Kickstarter 22 Racing Series is now on Kickstarter

22 Racing Series is now on Kickstarter

22 Racing Series
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Game Updates
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Grady Hooker
Last month we talked about a new Real Time Strategy Racing game coming out of Australia called 22 Racing Series. This week 22RS launched on Kickstarter with the hopes of raising enough funds to add custom mod tools and some other awesome features.
Halo is crossing over with Counter-Strike Halo is crossing over with Counter-Strike

Halo is crossing over with Counter-Strike

Counter-Strike
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Game Updates
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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

Counter-Strike
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Game Updates
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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

Counter-Strike
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Game Updates
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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

Counter-Strike
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Game Updates
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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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Renegades Torsos: "I’d say I’m one of the best mechanical players in the region" Renegades Torsos: "I’d say I’m one of the best mechanical players in the region"

Renegades Torsos: "I’d say I’m one of the best mechanical players in the region"

Rocket League
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Interviews
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Grady Hooker
After going 6-1 in League Play, Renegades easily swept the competition in the RLCS Season 8 Oceania Final to claim a spot at Worlds. We got some time to chat to Torsos about their run in Season 8, the mentality of the three-man unit, and if this is the best roster he has been with.
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Canberra Havoc Walcott: "We tend to take every game as it comes" Canberra Havoc Walcott: "We tend to take every game as it comes"

Canberra Havoc Walcott: "We tend to take every game as it comes"

Rocket League
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Interviews
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Grady Hooker
Canberra Havoc scored an upset over Chiefs Esports Club in the RLCS Season 8 Oceania Finals to secure their spot at the World Championship. Grady sat down and talked to Walcott about forming the team, the mentality of an underdog, and how it feels to be going to his first Worlds.
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League of Legends Tier Rankings: 2019 World Championship League of Legends Tier Rankings: 2019 World Championship

League of Legends Tier Rankings: 2019 World Championship

League of Legends
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Tier Rankings
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The Esports Kingdom team
What better time to start up our Esports Tier Rankings for a second game, League of Legends, than right after one of the biggest esports tournaments of the year - Worlds 2019. Thanks to Ryan "Hullitude" Hull we attempt to take the top teams from all of the regions and sort them into tiers.
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

Counter-Strike
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Tier Rankings
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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"

Counter-Strike
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Interviews
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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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Are Riot Games taking down Hearthstone, Overwatch, and Counter-Strike? Are Riot Games taking down Hearthstone, Overwatch, and Counter-Strike?

Are Riot Games taking down Hearthstone, Overwatch, and Counter-Strike?

Multiple Games
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Game Updates
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Grady Hooker
During their 10-year-anniversary celebration for League of Legends, Riot Games announced a massive amount of things including a fighting game, shooter game, card game, mobile versions of everything, and an anime. We are going to take a closer look at Legends of Runeterra, the card game, and Project A, the shooter game.
Is 22 Racing Series a racing sim or a kart game? Neither, but also both! Is 22 Racing Series a racing sim or a kart game? Neither, but also both!

Is 22 Racing Series a racing sim or a kart game? Neither, but also both!

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Game Updates
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Grady Hooker
Thanks to the guys at GOATi Entertainment we had a chance to play 22 Racing Series on a massive screen on the PAX Australia show-floor. So let's take a look at our experience playing the game and what we learned about the aim of the game, how it is feeding into esports, and where it is going to go from here.
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

Counter-Strike
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Game Updates
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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

Counter-Strike
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Event Previews
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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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How was Comic Con Amsterdam? How was Comic Con Amsterdam?

How was Comic Con Amsterdam?

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In his recent trip to Europe, Grady took a stop in The Netherlands for Comic Con Amsterdam. In this article he shows you some of the photos he took form the event as well as letting you know about all of the cool things in the Dutch convention.
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BULL: "I’ll keep doing it as long as I’m having fun" BULL: "I’ll keep doing it as long as I’m having fun"

BULL: "I’ll keep doing it as long as I’m having fun"

Project CARS 2
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Interviews
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Grady Hooker
This week Matthew 'BULL' Pluck walked into the SkyTower in Auckland to compete in the final race of the LetsPlayLive Project Cars 2 Season 3, he had already won the regular season, but was looking to have some fun. We got to talk to BULL about the difference in setups, his real life racing, and how the season went.
THR MadzieAU: "If there’s an opportunity there, I’ll definitely give it a red hot crack" THR MadzieAU: "If there’s an opportunity there, I’ll definitely give it a red hot crack"

THR MadzieAU: "If there’s an opportunity there, I’ll definitely give it a red hot crack"

Project CARS 2
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Interviews
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Grady Hooker
Last night LetsPlay.Live hosted a LAN Final for their Project CARS 2 Season 3. We chatted to the winner on the night of the two Bathurst races, Team Highland Racing's MadzieAU, about racing sims as an esport, the mentality of second place, and where he wants his career to go.
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"

Counter-Strike
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Interviews
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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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