Atlanta 2017 – Day Two Summary


With the second day of the ELEAGUE Atlanta 2017 Major behind them, some teams are already eyeing a playoff spot while others regroup and try to gain momentum.

Navi, Gambit, SK and Virtus.Pro started their campaigns with some dominating wins. OpTic, FlipSid3, North and HellRaisers will need to bounce back in a big way to keep their hopes alive.

Watch the action unfold on GOTV or on Twitch. Day three gets underway at 10am EST (4:00 PM CEST).

Atlanta 2017 – Souvenirs


The ELEAGUE Atlanta 2017 Major gets under way this Sunday at 10am EST (4:00 PM CEST).

While you’re watching ELEAGUE Atlanta 2017, you’ll have a chance to receive a souvenir package commemorating the event. Each souvenir features a weapon from the collection of the map being played, golden stickers of the teams who were playing, and a golden signature of the MVP from the round where the souvenir dropped.

To be eligible for a souvenir package, all you have to do is watch the event. If you’re watching in GOTV or in the main menu, you’ll automatically be eligible for souvenirs. If you’re watching on an official Twitch stream, make sure you link your Steam account!

And don’t forget, you can support your favorite players and teams by purchasing ELEAGUE Atlanta 2017 items. 50% of items proceeds go directly to the players and organizations. You can also use the team stickers to make your picks for the Pick’Em Challenge. Remember to make your group stage picks before the Group Stage begins on Sunday.

Atlanta 2017 – Tournament Items


In just over a week, the top teams in CS:GO will battle in Atlanta for the title of CS:GO Major Champion!

You can join in the competitive spirit by supporting your favorite teams and players. Team stickers, player autographs, and – for the first time – team graffiti are all available for purchase in-game or from the Steam Community Market, with 50% of the proceeds going to players and organizations.

Team Pick’Em Challenge

Use your Team Stickers as game pieces in an updated Team Pick’Em Challenge, where you can earn points toward an Atlanta 2017 Team Pick’Em Trophy.

You can make your first set of predictions before the group stage begins – pick all of the teams that will advance to the playoffs, and predict the most (and least) successful teams.

You can make your second set of predictions after the group stage is over and before the playoffs begin – build a bracket and predict the Quarterfinal, Semifinal, and Grand Final winners.

Make your picks and display your favorite teams with pride – the next CS:GO Major is almost here!

Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy


Today we’re visually upgrading the SAS Counter-Terrorist player model. The adjustments are centered around a few core principles, including preserving character legibility and improving overall visual fidelity.

Also in today’s update – some tweaked sounds to support HRTF (listen for a new bomb beep), and adjustments to the algorithm that determines how groups show up in your Public Groups panel.

Take a windy walk over to Inferno and Mirage, and check out the revamped SAS!

Holiday Season never sounded so good.

Today we’re introducing a new audio feature designed to substantially improve positional audio in CS:GO. The game now uses HRTF (head-related transfer function) algorithms to enhance 360-degree vertical and horizontal sound positioning while using headphones.

The default Speaker Configuration in your Audio Settings has been set to “Headphones with HRTF,” but if you’d like to turn HRTF off you can simply select any other speaker configuration.

In other news, we’ve made an adjustment to Steam Group lobbies, now labeled “Public Lobbies.” In addition to your Steam Group Lobbies, the tab will show nearby public joinable lobbies. If you’d like to broadcast your lobby to nearby players, you can adjust permissions in your Play With Friends lobby.

Ready to try out the new audio settings? Give them the ultimate test on Nuke, where we’ve just shipped a wide range of optimizations and gameplay adjustments.

Happy Holidays!