5/29 Update: Case-making, badge-crafting and card-arting

First off, we’d like to thank the good folks in the CS:GO community who’ve volunteered to be Investigators in our Overwatch beta experiment. For those of you who haven’t heard about it yet, Overwatch gives the CS:GO community the power to report, review and give temporary bans to consistently disruptive “problem” players, and it’s been encouragingly successful. (Check out the Overwatch FAQ for details.)

So far, Overwatch Investigators have found evidence of disruptive behavior in 90% of highly-reported cases, with the decision being unanimous in the vast majority of cases. In addition to our standard test cases, we recently added demos of pro CS:GO players (specifically NiP and Quantic) to the test pool. Every single test case has been correctly dismissed as “Insufficient Evidence”, with no false convictions made.

In other news, you may have noticed that we opened the Steam Trading Card beta a few weeks ago. Since then, over 20,000 CS:GO badges have been crafted from over 120,000 trading cards! For those of you in the Steam Trading Card beta that who’ve been helping us by participating, thank you.

Today we’re updating the trading card art and badges to their final forms. Here’s a look at the new Steam badges. Let us know what you think.