Operation Hydra

Operation Hydra features the all-new Operation Hydra Events–a 2v2 competitive mode, a 5v5 mode that requires broad weapon proficiency, and twists on classic game rules including a chance to play using a special heavy armor, low-gravity sniping, team deathmatch, knife and zeus-only, and others. There’s more – Operation Hydra features a set of new and returning community maps available for casual and competitive modes, along with a full Guardian Mission campaign, an Operation Coin upgradable to the new Diamond level, an Operation Journal with friends leaderboards, the opportunity to gain extra XP, Operation weapon drops, and the all new Operation Hydra Case!


For a limited time, the R8 Revolver and Negev are enabled in Competitive Matchmaking in order to evaluate their impact.

Over the past few weeks we’ve watched players use the newly adjusted weapons in the casual game modes, and the next step is to try them out in a competitive environment. We expect that the Negev will be a situational weapon that will require experimentation on the part of teams to be effective, so as a starting point its price has been lowered significantly.

Give them a shot and tell us what you think!

Suppressive Fire!

Today we are removing two weapons from Competitive Matchmaking (the R8 Revolver and the Negev) as we make significant changes to them, and we are shipping some new features to help you build your social network as you play CS:GO.

For you Five Year Veteran Coin holders, there’s also an opportunity to preorder a physical coin to add to your collection.

Limited Exposure

We’re making changes to the R8 Revolver and the Negev, and for the time being those weapons will not be available in Competitive Matchmaking. Now players can have fun with them in the game without impacting competitive play.

R8 Revolver – The firing delay on the Revolver has been significantly reduced, but otherwise the weapon has the same high-powered shot with great mobility.

Negev – The Negev has received a more significant rework, receiving traits that promote suppressing the enemy. Wild at first, the Negev’s shots settle over time into a deadly controllable beam.

Five Year Veteran Coin

Collectors, if you’ve got the Five Year Veteran Coin in your inventory, you’re eligible to pre-order a physical version of the collectible coin!

The Collectible Five Year Coin is made of die cast zinc alloy and comes in a wooden display box with a magnetic closure. Display it in the box (ready to hang on your wall) or standalone with the included acrylic display stand.

To get started you can visit the pre-order page, and if you’d like more details you can visit the FAQ.

Building Relationships

Join your friends and make some new ones. The Friends Panel on the Main Menu has been updated to provide a bit more information about your incoming and outgoing friend requests, along with an all new panel displaying the teammates you’ve encountered during your recent matches.

Take a trip to the Canals

Canals is a brand new map for CS:GO, set in a historic Italian city. Two important tourist attractions are under threat by an international group of terrorists known as the Phoenix, and SEAL Team 6 has been deployed to stop them.

The map is based on real-world environments that give each area its own architectural style as well as gameplay, and produce an unconventional layout. The CT side is composed of a large, wide open area while the T-controlled territory forms a crescent of smaller spaces around it and provides multiple approaches to each bomb site.

The bombsites require different tactics and weapon choices for each team. Site A is set in the open CT territory and rewards the use of smoke grenades as well as rifle skills, while site B is located in the interior where submachine guns and shotguns will prove most useful.

The canal that runs below site B also allows a stealthy approach deep into the CT-controlled area and the A site. This area has a lot of cover that makes it difficult and hazardous for CTs to hold.

While the map is based on a real-world location, the aesthetics are intentionally clean and uncluttered for good player visibility. In addition, many of the environmental models are built in a modular fashion so they can be easily re-used by community map makers.

We look forward to seeing how the map is received by the players. As with our previous map releases, listening to feedback from the community will help us make improvements in the future.

Phoenix Rising

Today we’re shipping a visual upgrade to the Phoenix Terrorist player model. Like the recent upgrade of the SAS Counter-Terrorist model, the adjustments are focused on preserving character legibility and improving overall visual fidelity.

The Spectrum Case

Introducing the Spectrum Case, featuring 17 Community-designed weapon finishes. In the Spectrum Case, the rare special item will be the second generation of knives in Chroma finishes.

The PGL 2017 Krakow CS:GO Major

Today we’re excited to announce the 2017 Krakow CS:GO Major Championship Series, hosted by PGL.

The eight week event will span June 1 to July 23, beginning with the Asia Regional Minor Championship and culminating in the Major Championship Grand Final Match in the Tauron Arena, Krakow, Poland.

Representing Their Region

It all starts on June 1, with the Regional Minor Championship in Asia, with the Americas (June 8), CIS (June 8), and Europe (June 15) to follow. At each Minor, eight teams will compete for the chance to win their share of a $50,000 prize pool and advance on the road to the Major Championship.

Finding the Challengers

On June 29th, the top two teams from each Minor will head to the LAN Qualifier, where they’ll face off against the lower eight teams from the Atlanta Major. Over four days, these teams will battle it out to determine which half will become Major Challengers, and which half will go home.

The Final Showdown

This past January, in Atlanta, Astralis triumphed over 15 teams to become the reigning CS:GO Major Champions. They and the other 7 finalists became Legends and secured a direct invitation to the Major in Krakow.

The PGL 2017 Krakow Major Championship begins July 16th with Legends and Challengers fighting for their share of a $1,000,000 prize pool and a chance to become Major Champions in front of fans and viewers worldwide.

From July 16th to July 19th, all sixteen teams will compete in a group stage to advance to the playoffs. On July 21st, the new Legends will take to the main stage at the Tauron Arena for the playoffs, with the Grand Final taking place July 23rd.

The PGL 2017 Krakow CS:GO Major Championship Series:

June 1-4 – Asia Regional Minor Championship
June 8-11 – CIS Regional Minor Championship
June 8-11 – Americas Regional Minor Championship
June 15-18 – Europe Regional Minor Championship
June 29 – July 2 – Major Championship LAN Qualifier
July 16 – 19 – Major Championship Group Stage
July 21 – 23 – Major Championship Playoffs

For more details on the PGL 2017 Krakow CS:GO Major Championship Series, visit: major.pglesports.com

Atlanta 2017 – Samenvatting dag 4

Alle plekken voor de play-offs zijn vergeven. De schijnwerpers richten zich nu op het Fox Theatre, waar de kwartfinales op vrijdag de 27e om 10:00 EST (16:00 CEST) zullen beginnen.

Zorg ervoor dat je je teamstickers gebruikt om de Pick’Em-play-offronde aan te vullen voordat de play-offs beginnen.

Zoals altijd kun je de play-offs op GOTV of op Twitch bekijken.

Inferno keert terug!

Van de iconische lay-out tot aan de gameplay is Inferno altijd een klassieker en een steunpilaar in het competitieve CS:GO geweest. Klik op de onderstaande afbeelding om erachter te komen wat er nieuw is!

Inferno is nu beschikbaar in de reservemapgroep. Probeer het uit en geef ons je feedback!


De update van vandaag introduceert de gloednieuwe Chroma 3-kist met daarin een aantal door de community gemaakte wapenafwerkingen, evenals de kans op een speciaal mes met een van de zes afwerkingen die werden geïntroduceerd in de originele Chroma-kist.

Regionale minor-kampioenschap: GOS-regio

De regionale minor CS:GO-kampioenschappen beginnen deze week en de GOS-regio bijt het spits af.

Het event begint op donderdag 28 april om 10:00 CEST en de playoffs beginnen op zaterdag 30 april om 12:45 CEST.

Als je uit de GOS-regio komt kun je de playoffs bekijken in het spel. Anders kun je deze te volgen door naar StarLadder Twitch-kanaal te gaan!

Nucleaire optie

Vandaag introduceren we Nuke in de Active Duty-mapgroep en verplaatsen we Inferno naar de reserves.

Nuke is een van de zeven maps die gespeeld gaat worden tijdens de CS:GO Major Championship op ESL One Cologne 2016. Dus, ga vast in de rij staan, test het grondig en stuur ons je feedback!

MLG Columbus: Winnaars

Felicitaties voor Luminosity Gaming met het winnen van het 2016 MLG CS:GO-kampioenschap! Zij nemen $500.000 van de prijzenpot van $1.000.000 mee naar huis.

Luminosity Gaming won de beste van drie tegen Navi, met een overwinning in de extra tijd op Mirage, en verpletterde Navi daarna op Overpass. Als je een van de wedstrijden gemist hebt of de hoogtepunten wilt bekijken, dan kun je alle wedstrijden downloaden van het tabblad MLG 2016 in het menu KIJKEN.

We willen ook alle teams, iedereen van MLG en uiteraard ook de Counter-Strike-community bedanken voor het mogelijk maken van dit toernooi.