Key Change

Starting today, CS:GO container keys purchased in-game can no longer leave the purchasing account. That is, they cannot be sold on the Steam Community Market or traded. Pre-existing CS:GO container keys are unaffected–those keys can still be sold on the Steam Community Market and traded.

Why make this change? In the past, most key trades we observed were between legitimate customers. However, worldwide fraud networks have recently shifted to using CS:GO keys to liquidate their gains. At this point, nearly all key purchases that end up being traded or sold on the marketplace are believed to be fraud-sourced. As a result we have decided that newly purchased keys will not be tradeable or marketable.

For the vast majority of CS:GO users who buy keys to open containers, nothing changes; keys can still be purchased to open containers in their inventory. They simply can no longer be traded or transacted on the Steam Community Market.

Unfortunately this change will impact some legitimate users, but combating fraud is something we continue to prioritize across Steam and our products.

If you have feedback or concerns about this change feel free to email us at CSGOTeamFeedback [at] with the subject „Key Restriction”.

Scouting Ahead

Today’s update includes new ways to find teammates, follow your favorite CS:GO tournaments, and track your enemies in Danger Zone!

Looking to Play

Looking for a few teammates before you enter matchmaking? Click the ‘Looking to Play’ button, and you’ll be added to a list of players who are ready to team up. Need a fifth for your own lobby? Just check the list and invite anyone you think is up to the job!

Follow Your Favorites

It’s never been easier to follow your favorite CS:GO events. In the Watch menu, click on the Events panel and you’ll see a list of ongoing and upcoming CS:GO LAN tournaments. Add any events you like to your favorites, and you’ll be notified in the Main Menu whenever those events are live.

Not sure what to watch? All players will automatically be notified of the most-favorited event each month.

Track from a Distance

The latest drone technology has arrived in Danger Zone. Take control of a nearby drone with the Drone Pilot Upgrade and use it to spy on your enemies, scout for resources, or carry items across the map!

Welcome to the Danger Zone

Introducing Danger Zone — a fast-paced battle royale game mode built on CS:GO’s tactical gameplay where players use their wits, skill, and resources to fight to the finish. Play solo, or work together as a squad of two or three!


So there’s never been a better time to bring in your friends.

All players who played CS:GO before today’s update will receive a commemorative Loyalty Badge they can display on their profile. You were there from the beginning, so show it off! Additionally, all existing CS:GO players have had their accounts upgraded to Prime Status.

As before, Prime Status matches you with other Prime Status players. Additionally, your Prime Status will give you access to the new Souvenir MP5-SD | Lab Rats (available by earning XP while playing Danger Zone matches) and the all new Danger Zone Case.

Danger Zone Case

The Danger Zone Case features 17 community-designed weapon finishes, and the Horizon knives as rare special items. Click here for more details.

A new game mode, a new case, and CS:GO is free. What are you waiting for? GO! GO! GO!

Campionatul de CS:GO DreamHack


Marchează cel de-al patrulea turneu major de CS:GO

3 octombrie 2014 — Valve a anunțat azi un fond de premiere de $250.000 pentru campionatul DreamHack CS:GO de la DreamHack Winter 2014.

Turneul de Counter-Strike: Global Offensive va desfășura în perioada 27-29 noiembrie în Jönköping, Suedia și va include 8 dintre echipele care au ajuns în sferturile de finală de la ESL One Koln 2014. Acestora li se vor alătura încă opt echipe, stabilite prin intermediul unor calificări regionale. Toate meciurile vor fi transmise online prin intermediul producției asigurate de către DreamHack.

De asemenea, pentru prima oară, campionatul DreamHack CS:GO va include și o perioadă de pregătire – toate echipele vor fi invitate în Stockholm ca să se antreneze înainte de începerea turneului, cazarea fiind asigurată de către DreamHack și Valve.

Acesta va fi cel de-al patrulea turneu important cu un fond de premiere în valoare de 250.000 de dolari, aducând valoarea totală a premiilor oferite în acest an la 1 milion de dolari de la disputarea campionatului DreamHack SteelSeries CS:GO.

Mai mult, precedentele turneele importante au stabilit recorduri de audiență, 3 milioane de spectatori unici urmărind competiția ESL One Koln, ce s-a desfășurat în luna august a acestui an. Tot în acest an, numărul jucătorilor de CS:GO a crescut cu peste 250%, iar creatorii de conținut au avut vânzări în valoare totală de 3.5 milioane de dolari datorită obiectelor și hărților pe care le-au creat în joc.

Valve este creatoare de tehnologii de gaming (Source, Steam) și responsabilă pentru numeroase francize de succes (Counter-Strike, Dota 2, Half-Life, Portal și Team Fortress).

Organizat în Jönköping, Suedia, DreamHack este cel mai mare festival digital din lume, deținând recordul mondial oficial pentru cel mai mare LAN party organizat vreodată, în Cartea Recordurilor.

Pentru mai multe informații despre CS:GO, te invităm să vizitezi

Pentru mai multe informații despre DreamHack Winter 2014, te rugăm să vizitezi

Campionatul ESL One Koln 2014

Următorul turneu important de CS:GO sponsorizat de comunitate va fi campionatul ESL One Koln 2014! Iar mai jos puteți citi comunicatul oficial de presă:

Counter-Strike Community Builds $250,000 Prize Pool for ESL One Cologne 2014

Proceeds From In-Game Item Sales Support CS:GO’s Top Players

June 19, 2014 — Valve, creators of best-selling game franchises (such as Dota 2, Half-Life, Left 4 Dead, Portal, and Team Fortress) and leading technologies (such as Steam and Source), today announced a $250,000 community-funded prize pool for the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) winners at ESL One Cologne 2014.

Taking place at Gamescom 2014 in Cologne, Germany, the upcoming CS:GO tournament will feature 16 teams — the eight quarter-finalists from EMS One Katowice (held earlier this year) and eight teams from online regional qualifiers. The event’s matches will be streamed live by ESL.

The CS:GO crowd-funding initiative began in August, 2013 with the release of The Arms Deal Update, which offers players in the community special in-game items. A portion of the sales revenue from those items is then placed into a tournament prize fund.

Through this initiative the Counter-Strike community has funded three events, each among the largest cash awards in Counter-Strike’s history. The previous two community-sponsored events, the 2013 DreamHack SteelSeries CS:GO Championship and the 2014 EMS One Katowice CS:GO Championship, have also generated record-breaking viewing audiences with the latter event reaching over 240,000 concurrent viewers for the grand final.

One of the largest gaming events, Gamescom is a destination for gaming fans around the world with last year’s event hosting more than 340,000 visitors over the multi-day exhibition.

For more information about CS:GO and the Arms Deal Update please visit the Update Page at

For more information about ESL One Cologne 2014, please visit