Epsilon is asking for a $200,000 from teams trying to sign REZ from its Counter-Strike team, according to sources.

lurppis: Extensive ECS Finals Data

(Editor’s Note: In advance of ECS, lurppis compiled a multitude of data points. Stats and data courtesy of HLTV.org)

December 9, 2016

lurppis’ proposed CSGO improvements: Making Majors Great Again (Part 2 of 2)

With my proposal for fixing the over-saturation issue published yesterday, today I have my eye on improving the grand slams of the Counter-Strike world

December 6, 2016

lurppis’ proposed solution to over-saturation in CSGO (Part 1 of 2)

Over-saturation is a serious issue in Counter-Strike that is not only hurting the players jetting across the globe on a weekly basis, but also the lifeblood of our game and community: the fans

December 5, 2016
Epsilon is asking for a $200,000 from teams trying to sign REZ from its Counter-Strike team, according to sources.

lurppis: Stop the madness and end roster locks

The idea behind roster locks was sensible when the rules were put together.

December 4, 2016

lurppis’ IEM Oakland playoffs preview

This article sets the stage for the playoffs at IEM Oakland, where six teams remain fighting for a piece of the $300,000 prize purse, to be settled at Oracle Arena.

November 18, 2016

What purpose do recorded POV demos serve?

Last night’s sketchy forfeit win ALTERNATE aTTaX got over Singularity, after presumably losing fair and square in the minor qualifier, has brought up an important issue.

October 19, 2016

lurppis: Key takeaways from ESL One New York

In this article we take a look at the key takeaways from ESL One New York, the $250,000 tournament that finished at Barclays Center late Sunday night with Natus Vincere defeating Virtus.pro in overtime for the first place prize.

October 3, 2016

EnVyUs: The Puzzle in Blue

The Boys In Blue could be interpreted as a cautionary tale that roster changes are not always the answer to seemingly unsolvable issues and can in fact lead to larger problems down the line.

September 27, 2016

Space Soldiers interview with lurppis: “It is our dream to attend and maybe even succeed in a major.”

Tomi “lurppis” Kovanen caught up with the Turkish Space Soldiers team.

August 19, 2016

lurppis: Coaches aren’t doing players’ jobs, but vice versa

Valve dropped a bomb earlier today in the shape of a new ruling that effectively ends the coaching era in Counter-Strike – at least for the time being.

August 17, 2016