Swiss system troubles and s1mple needs saving after the PGL Major group stage.

Fuck the Swiss System, and s1mple needs saving: DeKay’s Final Five from the PGL Major group stage

The most prestigious Counter-Strike event of the summer has hit the halfway point, and it’s time for a quick reset after the PGL Major group stage.

July 20, 2017
The Danish chess match between Astralis and Karrigan could continue next week.

The Danish chess match between Karrigan and Astralis could continue at the PGL Major

In one of the great finals of CS:GO history, Astralis squeaked by Virtus.Pro to win the ELEAGUE Major.

July 14, 2017
Coldzera, NiKo and s1mple comprise the generation of mircales that overtook olofmeister as best CS:GO player in the world.

Coldzera, NiKo and s1mple: The generation of miracles

During the end period of Fnatic’s dominance, three generational talents rose and made their first entrance into the global scene. They were Marcelo “coldzera” David, Oleksandr “s1mple” Kostyliev and Nikola “NiKo” Kovac.

July 7, 2017
12 teams received invites to DreamHack Malmo 2017.

12 teams invited to DreamHack Malmo

Twelve teams have been invited to the $250,000 Counter-Strike tournament at DreamHack Malmo, as revealed through a YouTube video titled “What Defines a Master.”

July 5, 2017
NiKo's move to FaZe Clan unlocked the potential most fans thought existed for him.

NiKo’s move to FaZe Clan has unlocked the potential we all thought was possible

When I first started to watch CS:GO, Nikola “NiKo” Kovac was one of the first players to catch my eye.

July 5, 2017
PGL Krakow Major teams and first round matchups have been finalized.

PGL Krakow Major teams and first round matchups finalized

After an offline qualifier, the 16 teams competing in the PGL Krakow Major have been finalized, as have the first round matchups

July 3, 2017
Karrigan showed in three days whi he was the leader FaZe Clan's Counter-Strike team needed.

In three days: A Karrigan story

Astralis benched in-game leader Finn “karrigan” Andersen on Oct. 11. For karrigan, it was one of the worst days of his professional Counter-Strike career.

June 30, 2017
SK Gaming reigned supreme at the ECS Season 3 Finals, but don't sleep on EliGE, either.

DeKay’s Final Five: SK Gaming reigns supreme at ECS Season 3 Finals, and EliGE emerges

SK Gaming claimed the title at the ECS Season 3 Finals, which included dynamic semifinal and final matches among the best Counter-Strike teams in the world. With SK back on top, and an emerging EliGE from Team Liquid, here’s a look at my final five observations from ECS Season 3.

June 26, 2017
ECS Season 3 Finals, ESL One Cologne and the PGL Major offer a chance to end the parity era in CSGO.

ECS Season 3 Finals, ESL One Cologne and the PGL Major offer three chances for someone to end the parity era of CSGO

After the ELEAGUE Major, professional Counter-Strike entered the period of superteams.

June 22, 2017
FaZe Clan and Astralis will attend IEM Oakland in November.

IEM Oakland returns in November; FaZe Clan and Astralis confirmed for $300,000 event

ESL announced Thursday it will return for another year of IEM Oakland, which will take place Nov. 18-19 at Oracle Arena. Astralis and FaZe Clan will attend the event, which has a prize pool of $300,000.

June 22, 2017