Matchmaking Update


Competitive Skill Groups are undergoing some recalibration.

Typically when we ship changes to CS:GO’s matchmaking system, the adjustments are small enough that we don’t include them in our release notes. However, today’s update affects all CS:GO players so it requires some explanation.

When you launch CS:GO, you’ll notice that your Skill Group is not displayed–you’ll have to win one more match to reveal your Skill Group. Most of you will notice a change to your Skill Group, but some of you may find that you were already in the right place.

So jump into a match, or two, or however many it takes for your next win!

Also, for those of you still interested, it’s the last week to purchase Antwerp 2022 Stickers–they are available in the store until August 8th.

A New Cassssssse


Today we are excited to ship the Recoil Case, featuring 17 weapon finishes from community artists and including the Broken Fang Case Gloves as rare special items!

The Recoil Case is dropping in-game now!

PGL Antwerp 2022 Champions!


This weekend, thousands of screaming fans in Antwerp and millions of viewers around the world witnessed the crowning of a new Major Champion. Congratulations to FaZe Clan who proved to be an unstoppable force, taking the Grand Final 2-0.

Today we’re releasing the champions autograph capsule, featuring autograph stickers in paper, glitter, holo, and gold. Celebrate rain, karrigan, broky, ropz, and Twistzz by supporting them in style–50% of the proceeds are shared with the players and organizations taking part in the Major.

And so the Antwerp Major comes to a close. Onward, to Rio!

The stage is set in Antwerp

The Legends stage was a brutal test, but eight teams survived and earned their place on the main stage. Congratulations to Team Spirit, ENCE, Copenhagen Flames, FaZe, FURIA, Heroic, Natus Vincere, and Ninjas in Pyjamas. They’ll play out the rest of this event in front of the roaring crowds in Antwerp. Best of luck to all!

Matches start Thursday, so you still have a few hours to make your picks in the Pick’Em Challenge. Earn souvenir tokens (or purchase some more), and support for your favorite teams with team and player autograph stickers. 50% of the proceeds go to the players, teams, and organizations participating in the 2022 Antwerp Major.

On to the Legends Stage


After a thrilling Challengers Stage, 16 teams remain at the PGL Antwerp Major. Congratulations to G2 Esports, Vitality, ENCE, Outsiders, Team Spirit, Bad News Eagles, Imperial Esports, and Team Liquid!

They’ll battle for a ticket to the playoffs when the Legends Stage begins this Saturday, May 14th at 12:00 CEST. Watch the action live on Twitch or steam.tv.

There’s still time to play the Pick’Em challenge (make your picks before the matches begin on Saturday), earn and purchase Souvenir Tokens, and show off your support with team and player autograph stickers! 50% of the proceeds go to the players, teams, and organizations participating in the 2022 Antwerp Major.