‘Chiu on This’ is a short and regular opinion blast I’ve found it is easier to have a kind of master list for articles related to a Major. Doubly so in this case as I’ve written articles the last few weeks leading up to the Major. So here is a list of articles I’ve written
Sweden, once the undisputed center of Counter-Strike in Europe, is no longer the main game in town.
SapphiRe on observing: “These great moments in Counter-Strike history can be diminished if the observer doesn’t make the correct decision, so it’s a lot of pressure.”
Heather “Sapphire” Garozzo is a veteran professional Counter-Strike player who has gained more notice in the last year and a half for her observing skills.
‘Chiu on This’ is a short and regular opinion blast The days before the big event are generally the ones I find the slowest. I imagine it’s the same for the competitors. If you’ve ever been around a competitor during these days where the practice is done, but the matches don’t start for a few
As esports has grown, more money has come. That much is pretty simple to figure out, but where the money is coming from has started to cause fans some concern.
Swedish Counter-Strike players Robin "flusha" Rönnquist and Jesper "JW" Wecksell plan to rejoin their former Fnatic teammates following the ELEAGUE Major, according to multiple sources close to the players.
Anyone who followed Team Liquid’s Counter-Strike travails in 2016 can tell you they were a hot mess.
Room On Fire will release a documentary Tuesday about one of the craziest matches in Counter-Strike history.
Team SoloMid and its remaining professional Counter-Strike roster will part ways, according to sources close to the team.
Valve made an announcement Aug. 17 that reverberated throughout the professional Counter-Strike scene.
Dota 2 and Counter-Strike:Global Offensive held the top spots in Steam's most played games of 2016, according to a report from GitHyp.
Ever since its formation, there has been something special about this iteration of Virtus.Pro.
North American Counter-Strike team Counter Logic Gaming has signed Pujan "FNS" Mehta to replace recently departed in-game leader James "hazed" Cobb, according to multiple sources close to the team and player
‘Chiu on This’ is a short and regular opinion blast CS:GO is the game I slowly picked up studying after I started to write more and more articles about it. As I’ve come to build up my knowledge base about the game, I came to a realization that there is still a distinct barrier between
The last time Natus Vincere played on LAN, the team failed to get out of the group stages of IEM Oakland.
“Chiu on This’ is a short and regular opinion blast I’ve had better viewing experiences on YouTube than Twitch. In addition to that, I don’t use Twitch chat as I don’t find any value out of it. But I do know most people seem to like to mindlessly drone on in Twitch chat. In that case, you
The upcoming ESL Pro League will be streamed exclusively on YouTube Gaming as the result of a partnership between YouTube and the World Esports Association, according to sources with knowledge of the move.
The Professional Esports Association has suspended its plans to operate a Counter-Strike league based on the vote of its players to play in the ESL Pro League, the organization announced Friday.
From June 2014 to Nov. 12, 2015, the greatest CS:GO lineup roamed the earth
At the beginning of the year, NiKo was considered among the best players in the world
Professional Counter-Strike players from teams in the Professional Esports Association voted Wednesday to play in Season 5 of ESL Pro League rather than the proposed North American PEA League, according to sources with knowledge of the vote
Six Counter-Strike teams that participated in Season 1 of ELEAGUE have still not been paid as the result of a disagreement between the teams and ELEAGUE about contract language and exactly how much they are owed, according to multiple sources with knowledge of the situation.
‘Chiu on This’ is a short and regular opinion blast Today it was announced that the Danish (+one Norwegian) line was officially picked up by FC Copenhagen. They plan to run some tournaments in their stadium and have re-branded the team as North. This puts an interesting retrospective on the split between Dignitas and the
As the 2017 season hasn’t started yet, I thought it was a good time to explain what games I plan to watch and why.
As esports continues to exist in a level below mainstream, the community excites itself over the attention of famous people. This year had plenty of that, and here's a look at the most fun celebrity interactions in esports of 2016:
A little over two years ago, I watched my first Counter-Strike tournament.
Two batches of esports/video game awards infiltrated the industry this year, and both had nominations for players of the year across multiple games.
Well, it's that time of the year again.
With the CS:GO year wrapping up, it’s an appropriate time to look back and see what were the best and worst roster moves of the year.
‘Chiu on This’ is a short and regular opinion blast This is a short guide on how to use Liquipedia for CS:GO. I decided it was useful as it’s the best site for cataloging and organizing results and VoDs. Here is a basic rundown. I’ve taken a screenshot of the recent Major Qualifiers: Not the
The ongoing sage with the Professional eSports Association took another turn Friday wth the release of the association's response to the letter produced Wednesday by Scott "SirScoots" Smith on the players' behalf.
‘Chiu on This’ is a regular and short opinion blast PEA released their letter to the recent controversy regarding players under PEA being forced out of playing EPL. After releasing the letter, a letter was written by Noah Winston clarifying their response. You can read it here. The actions and words do not match. They
Slingshot's Vince Nairn had the chance to talk to FaceIt COO Michele Attisani about wrapping up the recent ECS LAN Finals, future seasons of ECS and what to make of all this over-saturation mess.
“Don’t look down.”
Fnatic shocked the Counter-Strike world Aug. 15 when the roster decided to split up.
‘Chiu on This’ is a regular and short opinion piece SirScoots was selected to represent 25 players from the PEA organization who felt mistreated after the news came out that PEA was withdrawing all of the teams from ESL without any decision making from the players themselves. You can read the letter here. When push
‘Chiu on This’ is a short and regular opinion piece There is a developing story that PEA plans to embargo its teams from participating in ESL Pro League. When PEA was announced, it represented itself as a team-owner organization with some player representation that was also planning its own league. The next logical step then was to
The Professional Esports Association plans to outlaw its Counter-Strike teams from playing in the next season of the ESL Pro League, according to multiple sources
OpTic is the best North American Counter-Strike team and one of the best teams in the world
‘Chiu on This’ is a short and regular opinion blast I’ve seen a fair bit of sports teams come into the esports space. Not all of them, as I don’t care either way, but every time one of them announce a roster, I am flabbergasted. And not like everyone else who is crooning over how
NRG has finalized its Counter-Strike roster heading into 2017, according to multiple sources.
Slingshot’s Vince Nairn had the chance to chat briefly with Chang “Marshall” Lou, one of TyLoo’s managers, after defeating Cloud9 16-11 on Mirage on the second day of the ELEAGUE Major Qualifier.
London Lions versus the Manchester Mavericks. Birmingham Blast versus Newcastle Noobs.
Slingshot’s Vince Nairn caught up with Richard Lewis to prepare fans for the ELEAGUE Major Qualifier, which begins at 10 a.m. ET Thursday on Twitch.
‘Chiu on This’ is a regular and short opinion piece After a flurry of random OpTic fans tweeting at Moses, I thought it was time to help them and other fans differentiate what the terms praise, criticism and shit talk are (or at least what I believe them to be). Praise is when you look
The Counter-Strike Major seeding system has failed.
Slingshot’s Vince Nairn had the chance to talk to Renegades’ Ricky “Rickeh” Mulholland ahead of this week’s ELEAGUE Major Qualifier in Atlanta.
Slingshot’s Vince Nairn caught up with ELEAGUE interviewer Rachel "Seltzer” Quirico to talk about her experience for Season 2, the evolution of esports and recent outcry regarding women in esports.
NRG’s Counter-Strike team has severed ties with Luis "peacemaker" Tadeu only three weeks after hiring him, according to multiple sources.
‘Chiu on This’ is a regular and short opinion piece I’ll do these every once in a while when I remember. The premise is pointing out weird fan tendencies that happen every once in a while. There are certain fans where it’s all or nothing. Either you think the team/player is the best or you