ESL One Katowice 2015: Infographic

ESL One Katowice 2015 was a huge success thanks to the ever-expanding CS:GO community. Over a million of you tuned in for the Grand Final and watched as Fnatic took the $100,000 Grand Prize!

ESL has assembled the infographic below, packed with facts and highlights from the tournament.

What was your favorite moment? If you missed any of the matches or want to watch highlights, you can download all of the ESL One Katowice matches in the WATCH menu.

ESL One Katowice 2015: Champions


Congratulations to Fnatic for winning ESL One Katowice 2015 – making them the first team to repeat at a CS:GO Major Tournament! After defeating Ninjas in Pyjamas in a hard-fought best-of-three, Fnatic takes home the $100,000 Grand Prize.

If you missed any of the matches or want to watch highlights, you can download all of the ESL One Katowice matches in the WATCH menu.

We’d like to thank all of the teams, everyone at ESL, and the Counter-Strike community for making this tournament such a great success!

Release Notes for 2/26/2015

[TOURNAMENTS]
– Added the Katowice 2015 Pick’Em Challenge. Visit http://www.counter-strike.net/pickem/kat2015 for details.
– Added Team and Event Stickers for Katowice 2015.
– Added ability to browse and download old Tournament Matches.
– Added ability to browse old Pick’Em Challenges.

[LINUX]
– Fixed some audio-related crashes some users were experiencing.

[MISC]
– Added flavor text to Operation Vanguard Weapons and fixed other typos.
– Fixed a potential security issue where up to 32 bytes of gameserver memory could be unintentionally disclosed.
– Significantly increased client-side demo recording buffers.
– When attempting to stop recording POV demos in round-based game modes, the demo will stop recording at the nearest end of round.

DreamHack 2014: Winners


Congratulations to Team LDLC on winning the The 2014 DreamHack CS:GO Championship! They take home $100,000 of the $250,000 community funded prize pool. Team LDLC won the best of three against Ninjas in Pyjamas, with a great run in overtime that denied Ninjas in Pyjamas the chance to win another title.

If you missed any of the matches or want to watch the highlights, you can download all the games from the DreamHack 2014 tab in the WATCH menu.

We’d like to thank all the teams, everyone at DreamHack, and most of all the Counter-Strike community for making this tournament possible.

Release Notes for 9/30/2014

[GAMEPLAY]
– Tec-9: Further improved accuracy and additionally reduced recoil.

[MAPS]
-Overpass
–Fixed a bug where it was possible to defuse a bomb in A site from B balcony
–Added collision to top of pillars in Park
–Added a boiler to room next to A pit (now known as Boiler)

[MATCHMAKING]
– Matchmaking sessions system has been significantly improved.
— Matchmaking backend load can now be amortized better across different game modes.
— Connectivity to game servers can be fully recovered after CS:GO backend updates.
— Games in progress remain joinable after game servers or some players lost and regained their connection to Steam servers.
— Searching for all official game modes will show the same user interface that displays the number of players searching.
— When a game update is released, clients who are searching for a match will be notified to update their client.
– Official competitive matches will abort if any player has abandoned prior to the end of warmup.

[LINUX CLIENT]
– Made it possible to connect to community servers
– Made it possible to download custom content from servers
– Fixed a variety of bugs when using non-English locales
– Added icon in the store page
– Improved client stability

[MAC CLIENT]
– Fixed a bug causing a line in the shadows to follow the player around
– Improved client stability

[MISC]
– Fixed a case where the wrong Operation name was displayed.
– Improved client stability

[UI]
– Reworked main menu item bar
— Now supports ability to offer individual items, including a set of new community stickers
— Added “Explore a Case” market link, which filters for the case and all contents
— Added a link that filters for keys.
— Added ability to preview community stickers that are offered