It’s quite something to see how our local eSport scene is developing. rAge alone had insanely high prize pools, something which made me incredibly happy. We’re not done for the year though, as there are still other tournaments taking place. One is the Orena Lifechild Invitational. It will not only bring together top Dota 2 and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive teams for a shot at a possible R75000+ prize pool, it will also raise funds for charity.
Just under a month ago, I told you that Energy eSports are headed to the Electronic Sports World Cup to play Counter-Strike Global Offensive. They will not only gain invaluable experience, but also stand a chance to walk away with a (hopefully large) slice of the $50 000 prize pool. ASUS have just come on board, and will be sponsoring the team some top gaming laptops that will allow them to practice in Paris before the tournament starts.
Damn, the ESWC might need to find a new name, because we all know eSports ain’t sports (according to some people and their dictionaries). Like last year, the event will be hosted by France during Paris Games Week. Local team Energy eSports will be there again, except instead of clicking things in Dota 2, they will be shooting stuff in Counter-Strike-Global Offensive.
Valve isn't just about Steam, you know. They are also the brains behind Dota 2 and Counter-Strike. Those brains are being rewarded with the success of The International, and they might want to give similar treatment to other games in Valve's stable.
[Update] This appears to have been fake. The description in Swedish apparently refers to a different item. Well it was fun while it lasted
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Virtual goods being sold for real money isn’t a new thing and them being sold for ludicrous amounts of money isn’t new either. But I still can’t wrap my head around the fact that someone just paid a quarter of a million Rand ($23850) for a virtual knife in Counter Strike.
DreamHack has begun in Sweden, and I already told you that two of our local guys will be competing in the Quake Live tournament, but that's not all that's going on. Check out all this eSports!
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Do Gaming has opened registrations for the 2013 Do Gaming CS: GO League. After seeing 40 teams enter for the Ready.Set.GO! Cup, 2013 hold great promise for competitive Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.
The Do Gaming League Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Cup quarter finals took place last week, immediately seeing Bravado (bvd) and Super Serial Gamers [SSG] jumping into the semi’s this weekend after their victories. Bravado then successfully secured their spot in the finals.
As you can imagine, I wasn’t quite as excited to do the eSports Wrap-up today because u no love them and I’ve gotten strike two for it being the least popular and if I get strike three the team is going to make me do unspeakably horrifying things! So I just might be sealing my fate with this article, but hopefully you’ll be super awesome and help me escape this terrible doom.
With the recent launch of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive the obvious question has come to mind of whether it will take in the place of the previous Counter-Strike titles in our local competitive scene. This week I’ve caught up with Alistair ‘Lag_Beast’ Bouman, one of the local Counter-Strike veterans to talk about the launch of the CS: GO pickup channel and its progress.