New CS:GO Merchandise

There are some big additions to the CS:GO merchandise family, Series 2 Pins and the Hyper Beast Gaming Mouse and Mousepad.

PINS

At ESL One Cologne we introduced the Series 2 Genuine Collectible Pins. Those pins are now available through the Valve Store at welovefine. Each package contains a code for a virtual version of the pin to display in-game. Also, these virtual pins are available as offers in-game and on the Steam Community Market.

HYPER BEAST

Looking to upgrade your equipment with a bold community-design? Check out the limited edition Hyper Beast Edition of the Steelseries Rival 300 Gaming Mouse and Mousepad!

The ELEAGUE Major – Atlanta, 2017

We’re excited to announce that the next CS:GO Major Championship will be hosted by ELEAGUE.

The ELEAGUE Major will take place from January 22-29, 2017 in Atlanta, with playoffs held at the historic Fox Theatre and the Grand Final simulcast live both on Twitch and TBS.

The ELEAGUE Major will feature the top eight teams (Legends) from the previous Major at ESL One Cologne 2016, who will compete with eight Challengers decided by a LAN qualifier. Legends and Challengers will battle for the title of CS:GO Major Champion, as well as their share of a $1,000,000 prize pool.

The sixteen teams will clash in group stage matches at ELEAGUE Arena within Turner Studios from January 22-25. The event will then turn to Fox Theatre, where the remaining eight teams will meet in a single-elimination group stage from January 27-29.

For tickets and more information about The ELEAGUE Major, please visit: http://www.eleague.com/major

Double Exposure

Today’s update includes a new spectator feature, upgraded weapon sounds, and the new Gamma 2 Case. Jump into a game and check it out!

Second Shot

Today we’re shipping a new accuracy recovery method and new recovery rates for the AK-47, M4A1-S, and M4A4. The goal is to allow players to develop and express their skill using a variety of methods of firing a weapon, by increasing the effectiveness of tapping/bursting relative to that of spraying.

For details on the specific changes in this update, click here.

Cologne 2016 – Champions


Congratulations to SK Gaming on winning the The ESL One Cologne 2016 Championship! They take home $500,000 of the $1,000,000 prize pool. This is their second consecutive Major title.

SK Gaming won the best of three against Team Liquid, winning on Train(16-7) and then on Cobblestone(16-6). If you missed any of the matches or want to watch the highlights, you can download all the games from the ESL 2016 tab in the WATCH menu.

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