The First Major of 2020

Today we’re excited to announce that the first CS:GO Major Championship of 2020 will take place in Rio de Janeiro! Hosted by ESL at Jeunesse Arena, the event will be CS:GO’s first Major in Brazil.

Watch 24 of the best teams in the world battle through weeks of intense competition to earn their place in Major history. Below are the dates for the Challengers, Legends, and Champions Stage:

Challengers Stage: May 11-14
Legends Stage: May 16-19
Champions Stage: May 21-24

For more information, visit https://www.esl-one.com/csgo/rio/

New Missions – Sniper’s Den

Hold an angle and keep your opponents locked down; the missions in week 4 of Operation Shattered Web feature a number of sniper-based scenarios built to test your mettle.

Happy Holidays!

It is that magical time of year once again, the Ts have wrapped up their special package, the chickens put on their holiday sweaters, and you can toss a few snowballs at your friends.

New Missions – A Day at the Office

Six new missions unlock in week 3 of Operation Shattered Web.

No reports will be filed, collated, copied or stapled this week. Six more Shattered Web missions unlock today and the office is definitely getting wrecked.

New Missions – Secret Agent Man

Six new missions unlock in week 2 of Operation Shattered Web.

This week’s collection of missions, Secret Agent Man, unlocks today! Grab your MP5-SD and quietly make your mark on Nuke. Earn more stars in a variety of game modes to advance your Shattered Web Operation Coin and reap the rewards!

Halo

Halo Sticker Capsule now available

As a cross-promotion with 343 Industries, today we’re adding the Halo Sticker Capsule, available for purchase in-game.

As an added bonus, any user who purchases and plays The Master Chief Collection for more than 5 hours on Steam will receive an exclusive Master Chief Collection Music Kit in CS:GO. The Master Chief Collection releases on Steam December 3rd.

Operation Shattered Web

Bring your favorite character into battle with all-new equippable agents! Earn rewards featuring the new agents, all-new weapon collections, stickers, graffiti, and more through a new battle pass format. See all of the rewards and more info here!

Agents, Weapons, and More

Operation Shattered Web features CS:GO’s first ‘agents,’ characters that can be equipped on the T or CT side. In addition to their unique look, Master Agents have special voice lines and animations–you’ll get one Master Agent when you earn your final reward.

Along the way, you’ll earn several Operation Shattered Web Weapon Cases, along with weapons from three brand new weapons collections featuring designs from community artists. You’ll also earn all-new graffiti and community-designed stickers!

Missions Accomplished

Each week, you’ll get access to new missions in various CS:GO game modes, including cooperative Guardian missions and an all-new Strike mission. Missions are available to all players, but you’ll need an Operation Pass to redeem your rewards.

You may recall that we recently shipped a few changes to bots in Deathmatch. Those bots will be ready for action in the Guardian and Strike missions, so watch out!

New Maps

We’re also shipping a few new maps today in various game modes. Defy gravity in the new Flying Scoutsman map Lunacy, and get ready to rumble in the community-made Danger Zone map Jungle. Looking for something more competitive? Try Studio, available as a Scrimmage or in the Casual Sigma map group!

Performance is its own Reward

Did you earn the most MVPs? The most enemies flashed? The most… something? Find out with Accolades, special call-outs at the end-of-match screen.

Parting Shot

We’re making adjustments to a few rifles in CS:GO. The SG553’s price has returned to $3000 to bring its price more in line with its value, and the FAMAS and Galil have both gotten $200 price cuts and buffs to their full-auto spraying accuracy.