We’re currently working on two maps: an all-new map called Overpass, and an upgraded version of the classic map Cobble. We thought you might enjoy a brief walk through our decision-making process, both in improving a classic map and designing a new map from scratch.
As the ESWC finals continue and the Free Weekend kicks into full gear, there is more to see than just the game itself. Counter-strike has always been about a large vibrant community and CS:GO is no different.
If you are not up to the level of competing as a pro, you can always join one of leagues. Two of the most popular are ESEA and ESL. Don’t worry, you can compete at all skill levels in these leagues.
While we have been posting a Pro Tip series, the community has also been making their own videos. WarOwl from the forums even made a video to help you if you are new to the game. You can also checkout these weapon guides, um.. uh.. this, or you can check out a ton more on the Game Hub video page.
Current players, don’t forget to attach your Steam account to your YouTube account so you can post your videos to the CS:GO game hub.
You should also make sure to post your favorite screen shots and death cams to the CS:GO Game Hubs. While you are there check out what other people are posting. See something you like – up vote it. Curious about something – ask a question. Join the community.
The finals of ESWC are kicking off later tonight- with Paris being 9 hours in the future from Seattle that means the start time for us on the West Coast of the USA is 12:30 am tonight. The choices are sleep now and get up early or just stay up? Which is it going to be?
You can watch the live streams here. You can follow us on Twitter for all the latest news, streams and archives.
Luckily, if you live in Europe you can have your regular wakeup call of 9 am to watch some games at 9:30am Local Paris time… but whatever time you choose to watch – make sure to watch. You can learn a bunch from observing the top players in a serious match.
If you are a little newer to the scene, the video above has some beginner level tips from the pros. Everyone has to start somewhere and the current pros are helping us train their replacements – just don’t forget about us when you are on top.
Past that – the free weekend continues now into the actual weekend, not the hypothetical weekend that started the free weekend on Thursday. Don’t forget the free part of the game ends 1pm PST Sunday. To continue the weekend part of the free weekend, we have put the game on sale for a staggering 33% off! That’s a full 1/3 off the regular price!
While you are playing this weekend, make sure to save up some your best death cams or screenshots. We will use the best one for our blog post this weekend.