In support of the Negev

When we reworked the Negev last year, the goal was to identify a supporting role for the weapon. The Negev featured attributes that promoted suppressive fire — ineffective at first, but a controllable beam of death moments later.

At this point it’s clear that the upside of the weapon isn’t enough to compensate for its downsides, so we’re making additional adjustments. The goal hasn’t changed, but the implementation is a little different.

First, the good news: the Negev is now a little cheaper, a burst of several bullets is now more useful (at short and medium range, at least), and the “beam” starts a little sooner.

With its improved ability to deal damage in short bursts, the Negev can be useful in closer engagements like the one pictured above.

The bad news: the Negev now has lower armor penetration (no longer lethal to a helmet) and movement speed has been cut in half while firing; no more moving turrets.

Want to get a sneak peek? These changes are currently available to test in a beta release, and will be live for everyone in the coming days. Click here for more details!

Series 3 pins – Now available online and in-game


Attendees of the Boston Major had the first opportunity to purchase Series 3 collectible pins. Like Series 1 and Series 2, the latest set of physical pins come with a matching Genuine in-game display item for your CS:GO profile.

Physical Series 3 pins are now available at WeLoveFine. If you’re only interested in the digital version, Series 3 Collectible Pin Capsules are also available as in-game offers.

FACEIT Major – London, 2018

Today we’re excited to announce the next CS:GO Major Championship Series, hosted by FACEIT. New and Returning Challengers will join the Legends in London this September, where they’ll battle for the title of CS:GO Major Champion.

Witness the event live from September 20-23 at SSE Arena, Wembley, or join the millions streaming the event online around the world!

For more details, including the event features and schedule, visit http://www.faceitmajor.com/

Welcome to the Clutch

Today’s update includes some additional adjustments to Nuke, bug fixes, a new weapon case, and a community sticker capsule. Click here for details, or just head into the game and take a look!

Clutch Case

Introducing the Clutch Case, featuring 17 new community-designed weapon finishes and 24 new glove finishes.

Community Capsule 2018

We’re also introducing Community Capsule 2018, featuring eight new stickers from four community artists. These capsules are now available as in-game offers.

Boston 2018 – Major Champions!

Congratulations to Cloud9, winners of the ELEAGUE Boston 2018 CS:GO Major Championship! This was their first time as Finalists and will take home $500,000 of the $1,000,000 prize pool.

If you missed any of the matches or want to watch the highlights, you can download all the games from the ELEAGUE Boston 2018 tab in the WATCH menu.

We would like to thank all of the teams, everyone at ELEAGUE, and the Counter-Strike community for making this tournament possible.